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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pickled Onions

4 Servings<p>Replicate this recipe indoors by using a grill pan or cast-iron skillet set over high heat.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup white wine vinegar<p>2 tsp. sugar<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 serrano chile, seeded, finely chopped<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>1 tsp. finely grated lime zest<p>2 Tbsp. fresh …

Seafood

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

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23 Mexican Breakfasts That'll Make Every Morning A Freakin' Fiesta

Lexi Bites, Boulder Locavore, Gimme Some Oven, A Duck's Oven, Kitchen Nostalgia, Gringalicious<p>Good news: You can eat Mexican food for every meal. Tacos, burritos and enchiladas are all viable breakfast options. Quite often, all it takes is throwing an egg on top.<p>But there <i>are</i> more advanced methods …

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Recipe: Homemade Jerky in the Oven

Unwrap the meat, pat it dry with paper towels, and set it on a plate or baking sheet. If using a flank steak that is folded up in its packaging, …

BBQ

Get ready to be obsessed by these 29 page-turners

Mystery/Thriller<p>The Truth and Other Lies<p><b>Sascha Arango, translated by Imogen Taylor</b><p>Atria, $24.99<p>A bestselling author tries to hide two big secrets: He doesn't actually write his famous crime novels, and his mistress is pregnant with his child. (June)<p>Eeny Meeny<p><b>M.J. Arlidge</b><p>NAL, $15 paper<p>A British …

Garlic Confit Toast

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Lush confited garlic takes toasty, cheesy baguettes to another level.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head garlic, cloves peeled<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>1 cup grated Parmesan<p>2 teaspoons chopped oregano<p>1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest<p>½ teaspoon …

Bread

Dinner Tonight: 7 Things to Do With Ground Beef

You've got a pound of ground beef in the freezer: Now what? These six ideas for what to cook with ground beef have you covered for dinner tonight.<p>Take a look in your freezer. You probably see something like a half-gallon or two of ice cream, a bag of frozen peas, and a pound of ground beef. All …

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Turn a Can of Chickpeas into a Crispy, Crunchy Snack

<b>Heat the oven to 400°F</b>: Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven.<p><b>Rinse and drain the chickpeas</b>: Open the cans of chickpeas and pour the chickpeas …

Chickpeas

Berbere Spice Mix

Makes about ½ cup<p>A mix of sweet and savory spices means this blend can be used on all kinds of dishes. Toss it with vegetables before roasting, use it as a dry rub on pork or poultry before grilling, or stir it into yogurt and serve with fruit.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 5-inch cinnamon stick<p>9 whole …

Spices

Relish in These 27 Condiments for All Your Summer Barbecue Needs

No summer meal is complete without one of these flavor-packed condiments.<p><b>We're not above bottled ketchup and mustard.</b> We're just saying no summer meal spread is complete without the homemade relish, salsa, chimichurri, and mayo. The recipes for all these grilled-food enhancers and more are straight …

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19 Cold Noodle Recipes for When It's Too Hot for Ramen

Crunchy, chewy, and bright noodle salads to guest star at all your summer picnics, cookouts, and beach trips.<p><b>Soba, udon, vermicelli—there isn't a noodle</b> out there that doesn't feel at home in a cold summer salad with crisp vegetables and a bracing dressing to bring it all together. Keep these …

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The Genius No-Dairy Trick for Turning Vegetables Into Cream

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A brighter (and vegan) alternative to cream—for all your soups, sauces, and sides.</i><p>Even if you love cream; even if you love it <i>so much</i> that you plunk it into gratins …

How to Make the Best Pork Chops

In the cooking world, a lot of breath is spent on explaining how to cook the perfect steak. What else could you expect, given the near fetishistic …

Food

Seafood Paella

6 Servings<p>This seafood paella recipe requires organization and slicing and dicing in advance. But once the paella gets going, the process is pretty seamless—and the rewards are huge.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 serrano chile, coarsely chopped<p>⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley<p>10 tablespoons olive oil, …

Seafood

12 recipes for fava beans

A couple of years ago a spirited debate popped up on my Facebook page about the correct approach to preparing fava beans.<p>There was a heated exchange of opinions between the double-peelers and the non-double-peelers. The first group contended that only by removing the thin inner skin of the beans …

Chili Colorado Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Chili Colorado is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Recipe developer Rick Martinez's mom's chili Colorado, to be</i> …

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Artichokes

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

6 Ways to Bring More Pork Awesomeness Into Your Life

Pork provides so much more joy than just bacon and barbecue. Chef Kevin Gillespie shares 6 awesome new ways to cook it.<p>We love bacon. We love barbecue. But even we, unabashed lovers of pork product can admit: It's easy to fall into a rut when cooking it at home. Luckily, chef <b>Kevin Gillespie</b> of the …

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How to Never Make Gray and Rubbery Mushrooms Again

It's okay: Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even with mushrooms.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as cooking mushrooms. Below, assistant web editor Christina Chaey confesses her mushroom disasters to digital food editor Dawn Perry. Here's</i> …

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Novels focus on gritty realism, anger, loss, family dysfunction

<b>Like a Woman</b><p>Debra Busman's novel, "Like a Woman," follows Taylor, a teenage girl growing up on the streets of L.A. Taylor comes from poverty and knows one thing best — how to steal. When life with a drunken union-organizer mom becomes too unpredictable, Taylor splits and makes her way by the oldest …

Why You Should Add Chicken Livers to Your Bolognese (Even if You Think It Sounds Icky)

Our readers weren't sold on the chicken livers in our Ultimate Bolognese Sauce. So we asked chef Mike Easton to explain why chicken livers are so essential to his genius recipe.<p>We need to talk about chicken livers. Specifically, the chicken livers in the Ultimate Bolognese Sauce recipe we published …

Italian Food

New to Netflix: A list of the best movies and TV shows to stream in April.

Every month, a number of movies and TV series leave Netflix streaming, sometimes only temporarily, usually because licensing deals have expired. …

Entertainment

5 Weeknight Dishes to Make in April, From Juicy Pork Cutlets to Our New Favorite Garlic Bread

Introducing: epic garlic bread, juicy pork cutlets, Creamsicle-inspired sundaes, and more inspiration for your weeknight dinners.<p>In the spirit of spring, this month we're embracing all things edible and bright: Think blood orange, fennel, mint, peas—and a little ice cream to get in the mood for …

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The Ultimate Bolognese Sauce

Makes 6 cups<p>This makes enough sauce for three 12-oz. portions of pasta, but leftover sauce is a good thing. Freeze it for next time. Learn more here.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sauce<p>2 bay leaves<p>3 whole cloves<p>2 teaspoons fennel seeds<p>1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>¼ teaspoon black peppercorns, …

Spices

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

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Seamus Mullen Wants to Teach You How to Break Down a Whole Lamb (and Cook It Too)

Watch the video and follow Mullen’s easy steps to make the most of the whole animal.<p>Growing up on a small farm in Vermont, chef Seamus Mullen of El Colmado Butchery (among others) loved all things lamb (here's the recipe for Ragout Of Lamb And Spring Vegetables With Farro, pictured above). “We …

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Look Inside Barbecue Hero Aaron Franklin's 'Low and Slow' Debut Cookbook

2015 is a year of firsts for smoker of meats <b>Aaron Franklin</b>: He just received his first James Beard Award nomination (for Best Chef Southwest), and his debut cookbook is about to hit America's bookshelves. Known for his rise to barbecue dominance at Austin destination <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>, Franklin had …

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15 things you can put in mac and cheese that taste better than metal

We all got the blues when Kraft announced that it's recalling 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese after finding pieces of metal in some of the …