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Prune Flan with Orange Salad

Marie Boulud serves this lovely version of crème caramel on Sundays, with golden brioche and sugared almonds. <b>Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips</b>

Pesto Sauce

<b>Delicious, Quick Side Dishes</b>

Sautéed Okra with Cashews

Okra and cashews are central to Brazilian cuisine; here the vegetable is lightly sautéed with slivers of garlic and tossed with the nuts for a great …

Paired to Perfection: Daniel Boulud's Corn and Heirloom Tomato Tart

Corn and tomatoes are at their peak, so it's the ideal time for a dish that elevates both to new heights.<p>I like to make this savory tart at this time of year, when the local tomatoes are bursting with flavor and corn is at the height of sweetness. With its traditional pastry shell and custard-like …

Daniel Boulud's Open-Faced Omelet

Perfect for an early spring brunch, this foolproof variation on the classic French omelet couldn't be easier or more flavorful<p>In my book <i>Letters to a Young Chef,</i> I wrote about how aspiring professional cooks are often asked not for their résumé, but rather to prepare an omelet on the spot. By this I …

Swiss-Chard Gratin Recipe

From Daniel Boulud's Favorite Holiday Recipes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• 6 lb. Swiss chard, washed, leaves and stems separated• 2 T butter• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped• 2 T flour• 1 cup milk• ¼ tsp. nutmeg• ½ cup shredded Gruyère cheese• ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese• Salt and pepper to …

Danish Meatball Recipe

From Daniel's Dish: Great Dane<p>Frikadeller<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• ¾ lb. ground veal• ¼ lb. ground pork• ¼ cup minced onion• 1 egg ¼ cup whole milk• 2 T crème fraîche• 1½ T bread crumbs• 2 T chopped parsley• 2 tsp. chopped thyme• 1 T ground caraway• 1 T salt• 2 tsp. ground pepper• 2 T olive oil• 4 scallions, …

Lamb Kebabs with Orzo and Yogurt Sauce Recipe

From Crowd-Pleasing Summer Dishes<p>Orzo with Pesto<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• 1 cup orzo• 1 T extra-virgin olive oil• ¼ cup lightly toasted almonds• ¼ cup green olives• ¼ cup golden raisins, soaked in warm water and drained• 2 T basil pesto• Salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Yogurt Sauce<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• ½ cup thick …

Curry Favor

Bring exotic flavor to the spring table with a vibrant lamb curry redolent of the spices of India<p>Around Easter, my thoughts turn to cooking lamb. Because I love the warmth and earthiness of a curry, I asked Raj Vaidya, head sommelier at Daniel, for an Indian version made with lamb. Raj went …

Pineapple-and-Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe

From Daniel's Dish: Classic Chicken Curry<p>Chicken Curry<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• 1½ T Madras curry powder• 1 tsp. turmeric• 1½ tsp. cayenne pepper• 1 tsp. ground ginger• 4 large chicken legs, skin on, legs and thighs separated• 4 T olive oil• 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch cubes• 4 cloves garlic …

Daniel Boulud's Harira Soup

Richly spiced, hearty, and fragrant, this traditional North African soup is the perfect antidote to winter's chill.<p>Harira, an aromatic, warming tomato-and-bean-based soup, is a staple in Morocco. Every region of the country has its own version, using various legumes, pastas, meat, and spices.<p>We …

Daniel Boulud's Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos

Spice up your summer grilling with this fresh and fiery variation on the Mexican fish taco—as flavorful as it is simple to prepare<p>Spice up your summer grilling with this fresh and fiery variation on the Mexican fish taco—as flavorful as it is simple to prepare<p>Some of the best tacos I've ever tasted …