- 2 large cauliflowers (about 3 1/2 pounds in total)
- Neutral oil, like grapeseed or canola
- 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 6 cloves of garlic (see note above)
- 2 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled (see note above)
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (or finely ground seeds from 8 pods)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red chile (we used cayenne)
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 – 1 1/4 cups milk
- A handful of raisins
- A handful of sliced almonds
- Heat the oven to 350°F and (optionally) line two large baking pans with foil.
- Break the cauliflower into bite-sized florets and put into a large bowl. Pour 4 tablespoons of oil over the florets (or mix enough to coat them properly), then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix with your hands until they’re completely coated, and place in a single layer in the baking pans. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until tender and nicely browned in places. Check every 10 minutes—if the florets start to burn, cover them loosely with foil.
- In the meantime, put 3 tablespoons of oil into a large frying pan over medium heat and, when hot, add the onions. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until soft and browning, then crush or grate in the garlic and grate in the ginger. Fry for a couple of minutes, then add the ground cardamom, black pepper, garam masala, ground red chile, ground almonds, honey and 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt (or to taste). Stir-fry for 3 minutes, then add the yogurt.
- Turn the heat down to low and cook for around 10 minutes, until the sauce starts to turn a rich gold. When the cauliflower is tender, tip it ino the sauce and stir to coat. Thin the sauce to the consistency of pouring yogurt with milk, and heat through. Check for seasoning, as you may need to add a little more salt.
- Finally, put a small frying pan over medium heat and, when hot, add the raisins and sliced almonds. Stir-fry until the raisins start to blacken and puff up and the almonds turn golden brown, then take off the heat.
Arrange oven shelf about 8-inches away from heat element in your oven. Preheat your oven to broil (or grill in Australia).
Place butter in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-proof frying pan if you don’t have a skillet). Cook over medium heat, stirring and swirling pan occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until the foam settles; the butter begins to change in colour to golden brown and has a nutty fragrance.
Pour in the honey and let it dissolve into the butter. Then add in the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add in the lemon juice; stir well to combine all of the flavours together.
Add the salmon steaks to the butter in the pan; cook each fillet (skin-side down if there’s any skin) for 3-4 minutes or until golden, while basting the tops with the pan juices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add the lemon wedges around the salmon. Transfer the pan to your oven to broil / grill for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are nicely charred.
To serve, drizzle with the reserved brown butter sauce. Serve with steamed vegetables; over rice or with a salad.
- Combine all ingredients (except for fish) in a medium-sized airtight mixing bowl. Add cod and marinate for 24 hours. If possible, flip half way through marinade time to allow even flavor distribution.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F; prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove cod from marinade and bake on the center rack for 7-9 minutes, until cod is opaque and flakes easily.
- 1 large purple cabbage (about 3 1/2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
- 1 (12-ounce) can pale lager
- 2 cups homemade or store-bought barbecue sauce (preferably Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce), divided
- 1/2 large white onion, cut into 1/2″ rings
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon honey
- 1 medium carrot (about 6 ounces), coarsely grated using the grater disk on a food processor or the largest holes on a box grater
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 6 seeded Kaiser rolls or sturdy hamburger buns
- 12 slices cheddar cheese
- Sliced pickled jalapeños (for serving)
- Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Cut a 3×3″ square around core of cabbage at the base. Carefully remove core with knife. Using knife and a spoon, create a 3″–deep cavity in cabbage, big enough to hold a beer can. Discard core but reserve leftover cabbage from hollowing out cavity. Using a brush, coat cabbage with oil, then season generously with salt and pepper.
- Pour out (or drink) half of the beer. Place beer can in cavity of cabbage so cabbage sits upright. Transfer to grill. Using brush, generously coat cabbage with 3 Tbsp. barbecue sauce. Cover grill and cook cabbage, brushing with sauce every 15 minutes, until outer leaves are crispy and dark brown and cabbage is cooked through and tender when pierced with a paring knife, 45–50 minutes total. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, grill white onion rings until charred.
- Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl. Thinly slice reserved cabbage. Add to bowl with dressing along with carrot and red onion; toss to combine.
- Remove cabbage from grill and discard can. Let cool slightly. Cut grilled cabbage in half lengthwise, then slice each half crosswise into 3/4″ strips. Coarsely chopwhite onion rings and toss with cabbage in a medium bowl with remaining 1 1/4 cups barbecue sauce (you should have about 6 cups barbecued cabbage).
- Halve rolls and grill until toasted, about 30 seconds. Arrange 1 cup barbecued cabbage on each bottom bun. Top each with 2 slices cheese, 1/4 cup cabbage slaw, and pickled jalapeños, if using. Top with top buns.
- Do Ahead
- Barbecued cabbage and coleslaw can be made 3 days ahead; cover separately and chill. Reheat gently in a covered pot on the stovetop or in the microwave.
- 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Measure all of the ingredients into a large jar or other airtight container. Cover and shake well. That’s it!
This dressing will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. But the oil and vinegar will separate. Just pull it out and let it sit for a few minutes to come to room temperature and then shake it really well to mix it up again.
You can add 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard to this for a tangy version – we love it that way, too!
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 1 tablespoon (2-3 sprigs) fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Ritz crackers, for serving
- In a large bowl or mixer, cream together cream cheese and goat cheese, then mix in honey, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Fold in cranberries, apricots and rosemary, then refrigerate for 20 minutes, or until just chilled, but still soft.
- Serve with crackers or sliced baguette and enjoy!
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
In a large bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, pears, and onion and toss to coat with the olive oil. Season with a few pinches each of salt and pepper.
Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake until the Brussels sprouts are golden brown and have started to crisp and the pears have caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.
Squeeze the lemon wedges over the pan and drizzle with the honey. Toss in the dried cranberries, mix everything well, and taste, adding another squeeze of lemon or more salt and pepper if desired. I promise this dish will not disappoint.
This spring salad is as simple as it is delightful. The ingredient that drives it is the season’s very best strawberries — plump with juice, deeply ruby-colored and with a perfume that greets you from across the room. Thin slices of English cucumber offer a cool, crisp contrast, and basil leaves provide a soft, fragrant accent. It is dressed with a honey-white wine vinaigrette.
2 tablespoons walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 head butter, Boston or bibb lettuce, leaves torn (about 5 cups, lightly packed)
6 large or 12 small hulled strawberries, quartered if large, halved if small
1/4 English (seedless) cucumber, cut into thin half-moons
2 tablespoons shelled, unsalted pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped
4 large or 8 medium fresh basil leaves, torn
Whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to form a dressing.
Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle in about half of the dressing, and toss to coat.
Divide the dressed lettuce among individual salad plates. Arrange the strawberries and cucumber slices on top, then drizzle with the remaining dressing.
Top each portion with 1/2 tablespoon of pistachios and some basil. 4 servings
Bring a pot of water to a boil for the noodles. Meanwhile, heat the wok over high heat, and and add a tablespoon or two of oil. Add the ground meat, and stir-fry until browned and slightly crispy.
Add the onion and garlic, and continue to cook over high heat until the onions are slightly softened and browned at the edges. Stir in the spinach until it’s just wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the package directions. Add to a bowl, along with the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and chili oil (if using). Toss with the onion, meat, and spinach mixture. Serve!