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Pasta Con le Sarde (Sicilian Pasta With Sardines) Recipe

A classic pasta from Palermo in Siciliy, pasta <i>con le sarde</i> (pasta with sardines) is unlike just about any other Italian pasta dish. Heavily influenced by the cooking of Arabs who ruled Sicily more than a thousand years ago, it features long bucatini or spaghetti in a slick, luscious, and fragrant …

Italian Food

Chicken Piccata (Fried Chicken Cutlets With Lemon-Butter Pan Sauce) Recipe

Chicken piccata takes a beloved food—pan-fried chicken cutlets—and tops it with a simple but luxurious lemon-butter pan sauce. The result is a flavor and texture festival that blends crispness, juiciness, richness, and tartness all into one.<p>Why It Works<p>Japanese panko bread crumbs form a coating …

How to Make Chicken Piccata That's Crispy, Buttery, and Bright as Sunshine

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Several months ago while working on a fried chicken cutlet recipe, I stumbled on the single most important factor in elevating those cutlets from mere greatness to brain-melting splendor. It's butter. I had some …

The Secrets of the Juiciest, Most Tender and Flavorful Italian-American Meatballs

This week at Serious Eats is all about meatballs in all of their glorious forms. We'll share some of our favorite restaurant meatballs (from all different cuisines), and we'll feature recipes for great ones to make at home. Kicking it off this week is none other than the Italian-American meatball, …

Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon Recipe

Some people have fallback recipes. The ones that they pull out again and again when they can't think of something new to make. I've got a couple of those, but I also have fallback techniques—basic blueprints for constructing a dish that can be infinitely variable depending on the specific …

Osso Buco (Italian Braised Veal Shanks) Recipe

Osso buco is a classic Milanese dish of braised veal shanks in a hearty wine- and vegetable-based sauce. The marrow in the shank bones bathes everything in its rich flavor as it renders during the braise, while a bright mixture of parsley, lemon zest, and garlic (known as <i>gremolada</i> in Italian) …

Video: The Food Lab's Foolproof Hollandaise in 2 Minutes

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I'd read about hollandaise, I'd eaten hollandaise, I'd even tried to make hollandaise as a very young cook, but it wasn't until I actually had to make it for paying customers that I <i>really</i> got the hang of it. Somehow, making a …

Perfect Prime Rib Recipe

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Why It Works<p>A low and slow start delivers perfectly evenly cooked medium-rare doneness all the way from edge to center.<br>• Blasting the prime rib with heat just before serving gives you a crackling-crisp, browned crust.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: How to Cook a Perfect</b> …

Thai-Style Shrimp Cakes With Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce Recipe

We love making shrimp cakes as a full dinner—they're a lot cheaper than crab cakes and work with a good variety of flavor combinations. Here we miniaturize them down to party-appetizer size, combine them with some Thai flavors, and serve them with a tangy chili dip.<p>Why It Works<p>Processing half the …

Hoisin-Glazed Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

These sticky, sweet and savory hoisin-glazed cocktail meatballs are the ultimate party snack. They're bite-sized, you can grab 'em with a toothpick, dip 'em in the glaze, and still have one hand free for a gin and tonic.<p>Why It Works<p>The meatballs are a perfect size for dipping with a party …

How to Make Spaghetti Puttanesca: The World's Most Pungently Delicious Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If it seems like I've been posting a lot of pasta videos recently, well, it's because I have. Something about late-summer weather really makes me want to cook dishes requiring minimal time, effort, and cleanup, whether that's <i>cacio e pepe</i> or pasta …

The Food Lab: Maximize Flavor by Ultra-Smashing Your Burger

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>By now we all know that the old piece of burger wisdom "never press on your burger!" is either patently false or, at the very least, wildly inaccurate. Heck, there's an entire successful burger chain <i>devoted</i> to using the technique. While a more traditional griddled …

Gallery: The Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza

The McWhopper Recipe

Burger King's marketing team has always been better than its culinary team, and their latest publicity stunt is one of the best I've ever seen. Their proposal? That on September 21st, World Peace Day, Burger King and arch-rival McDonald's bury the hatchet, putting aside their beef with each other's …

Pork Chops With White Wine and Leek Pan Sauce Recipe

Creating a pan sauce that has body and richness doesn't just happen by mistake: You have to use certain techniques to get there. In this easy dinner, pork chops are served with a light, bright pan sauce made from leeks, white wine, chicken stock, and lemon zest. The leeks, though, add more than …

Warm Spanish-Style Giant-Bean Salad With Smoked Paprika and Celery Recipe

This easy bean appetizer takes only five minutes to prepare, but it does rely on some high quality ingredients for optimal flavor. Tender, creamy giant lima beans are worth the splurge when you're coating them with your best extra-virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, and a pinch of smoked paprika. …

Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce Recipe

For my money, the very best classic steak sauce you can make at home, a sauce that will wow your guests with its flavor and elegance, and—most importantly—a sauce that can be made start to finish in under half an hour, is béarnaise. The catch (there's always a catch) is that made with the classic …

How to Make Salmon Burgers Worthy of the Name

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Salmon burgers are one of those foods that always seem like they should taste better than they do. In my mind, I picture a delicate yet fatty fish patty, seasoned well, with a lightly seared crust and a tender and juicy medium-rare center. What I tend to get at …

The Food Lab: How to Roast the Best Potatoes of Your Life

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>The Brits get a bad rap for their cuisine, and in some cases rightfully so—the beef cooked until gray and the gravy-made-from-granules that I ate every Sunday while staying in England were not the height of culinary greatness— but dang if there aren't a lot of …

How to Make Omurice (Japanese Fried Rice Omelette)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>There's a video on YouTube that I've watched several times over the past couple of years. In it, a chef in Kyoto makes a plate of <i>omurice</i> with a deftness and perfection of technique that may be unrivaled. He starts by frying …

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

Recipes

Tortilla Española (Spanish Egg and Potato Omelette) Recipe

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Tortilla española</i>, one of Spain's most famous and beloved national dishes, is nothing more than egg, potato, and onion cooked in olive oil. And yet, when attention is paid to the technique, it's one of the most profoundly delicious dishes imaginable. Here's how to …

Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork Recipe on Food52

Vietnamese-Style Baked Chicken Recipe

In this easy weeknight-dinner recipe, we marinate chicken thighs in a mixture of Vietnamese fish sauce, sugar, herbs, and spices, then bake them for a dish that's infused with flavor and perfectly browned.<p>Why It Works<p>Lime, ginger, and fish sauce add bold, bright, and deep Vietnamese flavors.<br>• A short …

Hold the Lobster: Shrimp Fra Diavolo Hits All the Right Notes

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If I buy lobsters to eat at home, there's only one way I'm going to eat them: cooked whole and dipped in drawn butter. I will crack the shells at the table, I will chew on the legs, I will scoop out and eat the tomalley (damn anyone who says it's not …

All-American Beef Stew Recipe

You know that scene in the movie where the nerdy hero or heroine finds inner confidence and suddenly becomes much more interesting and much more attractive to the rest of the world? That hero is beef stew and its time for confidence is now. The beef stew of my dreams starts with large tender, juicy …

Choucroute Garnie à l'Alsacienne (Alsatian Braised Sauerkraut With Mixed Meats and Sausages) Recipe

Meat and sauerkraut: It's a combo we all know and love, but no version takes it to such exalted heights as Alsatian <i>choucroute garnie</i>. Making it requires knowing a thing or two about all the cuts of meat involved and how best to handle them. This recipe will ensure that your lean cuts don't dry out …

The Best Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce Recipe

When it comes to meat sauces, <i>ragù bolognese</i> is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. To arrive at this version, I started with Barbara Lynch's great recipe, adding a few tweaks here and there to enhance meatiness and texture (hello, pancetta, gelatin, and fish sauce!) and employing a …

The Food Lab: Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there's one thing I miss most about New York (aside from the pizza, that is), it's the cold, snowy winters. Not just because I love the cold and I love snow days (I do!), but more because those cold, frosty days …

Limoncello Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > DIY Recipes > DIY: Homemade Limoncello<p>DIY: Homemade Limoncello<p>September 27, 2012 // 113 <i>Comments »</i><p>A few months ago, my …