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For chewy Japanese noodles, borrow an Italian technique

Sep. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

Japanese udon noodles are all about the chew, but it’s hard to replicate the texture with what’s available in American markets. Fresh udon is hard to come by. So for this recipe from our book “Milk Street Tuesday Nights,” which limits recipes to 45 minutes or less, we needed...

Apples, traditional at Rosh Hashana, shine in this cake

Sep. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins on Sunday evening (Sept. 25), and the people in my house would get pretty ornery if I skipped the holiday's traditional brisket or kugel. But I also like to change up some dishes, like sides and desserts. In many homes, honey cake is...

Fresh corn makes a creamy pasta sauce with no cream

Sep. 19, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

Even when they are tasty, creamy pasta sauces can be unappealingly heavy. A few bites and you’re done. Luckily, a lighter solution lies in peak season for sweet corn, whose high starch content can create a creamy sauce without having to resort to using cream. Just pull out the...

The Middle East’s bright solution for stale pita bread

Sep. 12, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

Tuscany’s solution for stale bread, panzanella, is just the start of salad solutions for stale bread. Throughout the Middle East — where fresh, thin flatbreads dry out even faster than foccacia — there’s a greener, crunchier cousin of panzanella: fattoush. Fattoush is little...

Red miso is the secret weapon for grilled skirt steak

Sep. 06, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

One of our secret ingredients to build flavor fast is miso. As an umami base, it helps balance and unify sweet and sour notes in everything from chicken to pasta, even cookies. It goes particularly well in a sweet-savory marinade for grilled skirt steak, amplifying the meat’s...

For last-minute Labor Day chicken salad, buy a cooked bird

Aug. 29, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

Sometimes the best way to change the way you cook is to not cook at all. For some weeknight meals, we grab a cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, which allows us to focus on loading up the shredded meat with flavor. It’s a trick we use for this impromptu chicken salad...

Sugar and savory spices liven up summer berries

Aug. 22, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

It’s time to stop thinking about the difference between sweet and savory spices. Many cooks around the world don’t make such a distinction. In Greece and Turkey, for example, tomato sauce comes spiked with cinnamon, and in Mexico, fruit salad is sprinkled with cayenne pepper. In...

To keep salmon succulent in a skillet, baste then sauce

Aug. 15, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

For weeknight cooking, we love seared fish since it usually cooks in half the time as chicken or other proteins. But it’s a fine line between cooked and completely dried out. So for this recipe from our book “Milk Street Tuesday Nights,” which limits recipes to 45 minutes or...

Chilies and turmeric boost 20-minute shrimp stir-fry

Aug. 08, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

Weeknight ease married to plump texture and briny sweetness. It’s why shrimp is one of our staple go-to dinner solutions. Simply stir-fry a few aromatics and spices until fragrant, toss in the shrimp, and dinner is on the table in 20 minutes. We had that in mind for a “dry” but...

Secret ingredient from summer corn lifts Cajun maque choux

Aug. 01, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

The star of maque choux, one of the classic dishes of Louisiana’s Cajun country, is fresh summer corn. Naturally sweet kernels are in delicious balance with a savory mix of vegetables and crawfish. But it can veer to the heavy side, thanks largely to the addition of cream. To...