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Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies

Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military …

Peach, Bacon + Gouda Grilled Cheese Sliders on Pretzel Bread

Peach, Bacon + Gouda Grilled Cheese Sliders on Pretzel Bread.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 27, 2012 151<p>Sooooo. Remember early last week when I pretended my name …

New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I've had many lobster roll cravings- there's something about the sweet, tender lobster meat in the warm, buttery roll that gets me every time. Now I know that there's a lot of debate as to what the best lobster roll recipe is. Some purists simply put steamed lobster in a buttered, …

Recipes

Fried Chickpea Polenta Sandwich

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Lunch (and dinner) sandwiches just got a lot more exciting.</i><p>It’s no secret that sandwiches are cheap and filling, offering a quick bite when time and budgets are …

Cooking With Fresh Herbs

It is not unheard of these days that our beauty products are laden with what is more conventionally considered food. Some ingredients are nourishing to both our insides and outer appearance. Margo Marrone knows this better than most of us. A foodie, but also a herbal pharmacist specializing in …

Japchae Salad

When the noodles are done, shower them with cold water and drain well. My noodles were pre-cut in the package. If yours are not, you might want to …

Garlicky Oven-Roasted Green Bean Salad With Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Roasted green beans transition easily to this room temperature salad, maintaining their crunch beneath a balsamic vinaigrette. Finished with blue cheese and hazelnuts, it's a simple dish with showy results and makes …

Charred, Oven-Roasted Carrot Salad With Feta Cheese

Oven-roasted carrots get their caramelized sweetness from honey, balanced by a tangy dose of vinegar and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. When tossed with feta, the result is a refreshing, salty, and multi-textural alternative to staid or overly sweet vegetable preparations.<p>While wholly unnecessary, if …

Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy Pepper and Watermelon Salad

4 Servings<p>August 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>Flank steak<p>1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, pressed<p>1 teaspoon hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek)*<p>1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger<p>1/2 teaspoon honey<p>1 1 1/2-pound flank steak<p>Pepper and watermelon …

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Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

Servings<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>6 tablespoons Sriracha<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1 pound head-on shrimp<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh basil<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.<p>Sauté minced garlic in it and …

Seafood

A Recipe for Homemade Sriracha, for Die-Hard DIYers

Oh, it can be done. Just ask Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial<p>We've done a lot with Sriracha here at <i>Bon Appétit</i> (like showing you 25 of our favorite recipes using the stuff), but we've never actually tried to make the sauce ourselves. Like ketchup, or Worcestershire sauce, it's one of those …

Cooking

Asian Pork and Mushroom Burger Wraps

6 Servings<p>July 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons canola oil or peanut oil<p>2 tablespoons minced lemongrass (from bottom 3 inches of about 4 stalks)<p>2 garlic cloves, minced<p>4 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps chopped<p>1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt, divided<p>1 3/4 pounds ground pork shoulder …

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Fried Pickles with Spicy Mayo

4 to 6 Servings<p>While the restaurant makes its own mayonnaise and pickles, we used our favorite store-bought koshers and Hellmann's mayo—and won raves.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<p>1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/2 garlic clove, mashed to a pastet<p>Kosher salt<p>2 …

Cold Sesame Noodles with Summer Vegetables

4—6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon Sriracha (hot chili sauce)<p>1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil<p>8 cups matchstick-size pieces mixed summer vegetables (such as carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and bell peppers; …

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Broiled Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Relish

4 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium shallot, finely grated<p>3 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter<p>1 tablespoon finely grated peeled ginger<p>1 tablespoon minced lemongrass<p>1 tablespoon soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>4 …

Steak Fajitas with Fresh Lime

4 Servings<p>June 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 12-ounce skirt steaks, each halved<p>3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided<p>1 large onion, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced<p>4 large garlic cloves, pressed<p>1 1/2 tablespoons hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)<p>1 tablespoon ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lime peel<p>2 …

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Mixed Grill with Sweet and Spicy Bourbon Sauce

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 6 min<p>January 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>marinade<p>1 1/4 cups (packed) dark brown sugar<p>18 garlic cloves, peeled, pressed<p>1 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses<p>3/4 cup tamari soy sauce (do not use low-sodium)<p>6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>3 tablespoons chili powder<p>2 tablespoons …

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Grilled Turkey Cuban Sandwiches

Makes 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise, divided<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha)<p>1/3 cup (packed) finely chopped fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons minced shallot<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1<p>1 1-pound loaf ciabatta bread, ends trimmed, bread cut …

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The Belly Buster

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pork Belly<p>2 cups sake<p>1 1 /2 cups soy sauce<p>1 1 /2 cups rice vinegar<p>1/4 cup fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>6 garlic cloves<p>1 3' piece of ginger, peeled, cut into 1/4' slices<p>1 dried chile de árbol<p>2 1/2 pound center-cut, skin-on pork …

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Pork Meatball Banh Mi

makes 4 sandwiches<p>January 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Hot Chili Mayo<p>2/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)*<p>Meatballs<p>1 pound ground pork<p>1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>3 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon fish sauce …

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

4 to 6 Servings<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup Sriracha<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/4 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>1/4 cup red currant or strawberry jelly<p>12 large chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt<p>1 cup rice flour<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring Sriracha, rice vinegar, mirin, …

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'Can Chiles Keep My Feet Warm?' and 4 Other Questions No One Asks About Chiles

The Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico answers 5 strange questions about chiles.<p>It's Sriracha Week, and we've already covered most of the basics about chiles: their history (in poetry, no less), whether or not they're good for you, and how to get your kids to love spicy food. But what about the</i> …

New Mexico

Roman Sambal

Makes about 1 cup<p>This is a sambal-style hot sauce named after its creator, senior associate food editor Alison Roman.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound red red Fresno chiles or red jalapeños<p>1 garlic clove<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>¼ cup white distilled vinegar<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>2 teaspoons sugar<p>Special …

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5 Mistakes People Make When Cooking Lentils

<i>by Danielle Walsh</i><p>Lentils: They're healthy and hard to screw up. You should be cooking them all the time, especially for a quick, easy, guilt-free lunch. But you can bring these humble legumes to new heights by avoiding a few minor mistakes people sometimes make when cooking them. So, we asked …