In China, salt and pepper shrimp is traditionally made with tongue-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. If you have some in the pantry, feel free to use them here; we opted for a combo of easier-to-find white and black pepper. The white pepper adds earthy flavor, while black kicks up the heat.
Salt & Pepper Shrimp with Snow Peas
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A new cookbook landed upon my desk recently, and I couldn’t put it down. “That Noodle Life” has so many great recipes, stories and ideas. And did I mention there are photos for every recipe?
If you are a noodle lover, this is the book for you. There are low-stress weeknight recipes, date night recipes and soup noodles to soothe your soul...Read more
For a quintessential British experience, enjoy a slice of Battenberg cake with a cup of afternoon tea. It is equally delicious when served alongside a cup of coffee, or as a sweet treat after dinner. This distinctive and elegant cake has a long history in the United Kingdom. It is said that the cake was originally created to celebrate the ...Read more
Lasagna in the springtime? Oh, yes. Especially when it’s light and fresh with just enough pasta to create pretty layers. Omitting meat and heavy melting cheese, and swapping in roasted vegetables, gives the classic crowd-pleaser some warm weather appeal.
Zucchini gets a bad reputation for its watery profile and blandness. The trick is to ...Read more
Roasted cauliflower is a favorite side dish in my house. The hot oven renders the cauliflower supple and golden-brown, giving it both a caramel color and sweet, nutty flavor. The best part of roasting cauliflower is that it requires almost zero hands-on cooking and can easily be flavored with warm spices or aromatic garlic. And if you’ve ever ...Read more
Perhaps you don’t give much thought to your morning bowl of oatmeal, lunch turkey and cheese sandwich, and dinner pasta. It all seems healthy, right? Well, research is making it clear that when it comes to the calories we consume every day, form matters. Not all fruits, breads, oats, potatoes, and nuts are created equal concerning their ...Read more
If you like marshmallows, we found a snack for you. These Stuffed Puffs feature a large marshmallow somehow wrapped around cream-filled cookies and then coated in Oreo-like crumbles. They are good (albeit very sweet) right out of the bag, but try them warmed, either in the microwave or over a fire, and you are in for a real treat.
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McDonald’s will add a new McFlurry flavor to its menu on Wednesday, May 25: the Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry.
The dessert features vanilla soft-serve, chocolate-covered pretzel bits and a caramel topping to achieve a sweet and salty taste, according to a news release.
The flavor will be available for a limited time. McDonald’s will continue...Read more
One of the first true delights to turn up at farmers markets this time of year are local strawberries. Boy, they're terrific out of hand — just try getting a quart container of them home without snacking on a handful — but they also can add a sweet, juicy touch to any number of desserts and appetizers such as salsa and crostini.
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How do you write a cookbook? Cynthia Nims has nine to her credit, each very full of her very own recipes (and she has co-authored many more). Her latest — "Shellfish," just out from Seattle's Sasquatch Books — offers 50 new preparations she's devised that encompass seven kinds of mollusks and crustaceans. A graduate of École de Cuisine La ...Read more
CHICAGO — Portillo’s, the Chicago-style restaurant chain, which began as a small hot dog stand in the suburb of Villa Park, unleashed its vegan Garden Dog at all locations across the country Tuesday.
“The feedback we’ve gotten is we have a lot of flexitarians who love our traditional hot dogs, but sometimes don’t want to eat them,” ...Read more
CHICAGO — Contrary to what his profession might lead you to believe, Joe Weber hasn’t always been obsessed with mushrooms.
It’s not that he hated them either. Rather, while growing up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, he didn’t think about mushrooms at all, beyond the rare occasion they would make an appearance at his family’s dinner ...Read more
Forget mayonnaise-laden coleslaw. The bright, clean flavors in this version go well with everything from tacos to barbecue.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Pinch of celery seed
Pinch of salt
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Studies show that most Americans don’t get enough of several important nutrients from their diets. A multivitamin/mineral supplement can help fill in those nutrient gaps. But does it make scientific sense to choose a supplement specifically tailored to men or women? There is some rationale behind creating gender-specific supplements, but the ...Read more
Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a novel dish to celebrate Dad on his day. My dad loved lamb, and this recipe was always a standout for him and our family. Cooling minted yogurt sauce, an Indian staple condiment, functions as both a marinade that tenderizes the meat and a crunchy, refreshing sauce to serve on the side.
Something wonderful ...Read more
Salmon saves dinner. Seriously. This delicious fish cooks in no time and always feels like a treat. Salmon welcomes a world of flavors, such as soy and lemongrass, tomato basil sauce and spicy salsa. The meaty, rich fish is perfect for the grill, oven or microwave.
I’ve enjoyed my subscription to Alaskan salmon shipped frozen directly to my ...Read more
When cooked properly, fried calamari is the perfect appetizer: crisp and tender, perfect for popping into your mouth all on its own, with a spritz of lemon, or dipped into marinara sauce. On the other hand, fried calamari can easily become sad and soggy, chewy to the point of being rubbery, or — worst-case scenario — both of the above.
Sugo all’Amatriciana (sauce Amatriciana) is a classic Roman tomato-based sauce that includes guanciale (cured pork jowl) and Pecorino Romano cheese. The guanciale is cooked until crisp and the rendered fat helps create the delicious porky flavor base of the sauce. The salty Pecorino Romano cheese adds flavor and creaminess. What sets this ...Read more
No matter where they hail from, part of the appeal of skillet dishes is the fact they get dinner on the table in no time, usually with just a handful of ingredients.
This spicy shrimp dish has roots that reach all the way to the island nation of Mauritius, east of Madagascar. A tasty blend of European, African, Chinese and Indian influences, ...Read more
SEATTLE — In many bars and restaurants, alcohol plays a central role in the event of dining out. It's there for celebrations or commiseration, considered an easy way to elevate any meal. Carefully crafted cocktails and meticulously curated wine lists can win awards, bring prestige. Servers and bartenders making and serving these drinks have an...Read more