A colorful salad featuring deliciously moist, flavorful chicken is a cool treat for a warm August evening. The secret to this dish is poaching the chicken and letting it cool slightly in the poaching liquid. The meat remains moist and firm.
This dinner is served on a large platter with the lettuce leaves as a bed for the chicken and the black ...Read more
It's a treat when ripe, juicy peaches are in season. August is National Peach Month.
In this salad, peaches provide a contrasting sweet flavor to a tangy dressing. Cooked chicken, red bell pepper and almonds complete this summer supper.
How to pick a ripe one:
-- Peaches should give slightly to palm pressure.
-- Avoid ones with any very soft...Read more
Moules a la Mariniere -- mussels in white wine -- brings memories of seaside dining in France, watching the fishing boats come in, breathing the fresh sea air, and drinking a chilled glass of white wine. What a treat!
Figure about 2 pounds mussels per person. Store them in the refrigerator, and rinse with cold water before using, scraping off ...Read more
This is an easy, scaled-down version of the traditional Italian recipe, Vitello Tonnato (Veal in Tuna Sauce), using sauteed chicken instead of veal. It is a perfect dish to serve hot or cold.
The accompanying mayonnaise sauce has tangy flavors of capers, anchovies and tuna. The original recipe calls for fresh mayonnaise, which takes time and ...Read more
Sweet yellow tomatoes, shrimp, cucumbers and onion combine in this soothing gazpacho.
The cool soup is refreshing and makes a perfect dinner for a hot summer evening. Adding precooked shrimp creates a complete one-dish meal that requires no cooking.
Yellow tomatoes have lower acid content than red varieties, making their flavor sweeter.
Here's a quick dinner that's perfect for a summer evening. This Potato and Sausage Salad can be served warm or at room temperature. It tastes even better made a day ahead. The potatoes absorb more of the sauce. Make it in advance, pour a glass of wine and relax and enjoy.
If making the salad ahead, store in a refrigerator and bring to room ...Read more
Tortillas have become part of mainstream American cooking, and it's no surprise. Whether made from flour or corn meal, they're easy to use and are readily available.
Cooking the tomato sauce with whole jalapeno peppers gives it just a hint of hot spice. If you have a passion for hot peppers, cut them up and leave them in the sauce when it is ...Read more
Ripe, juicy mangoes are just waiting to be picked this time of year.
Mango season is one of my favorites. And it's a big crop this year.
If you're looking for ways to use mangoes, try this simple salad featuring mangoes, chicken and Chinese noodles.
Here are some tips on how to handle a mango:
Mangoes continue to ripen after they are picked....Read more
Red tomato couscous and pesto swordfish combine for a colorful meal with lots of subtle flavors.
Toasting pecans for the pesto intensifies their flavor. They give added flavor to bought reduced-fat pesto for this quick meal.
-- Any type of non-oily fish such as halibut, tuna or flounder can be used instead of swordfish.
-- One...Read more