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Pickled Nectarine Salad with Burrata

Pickled nectarine cuts the rich, creamy burrata in this bright summertime salad.

Toss nectarines, onion, vinegar, and sugar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Let sit 10 minutes.

Pour off pickling liquid from nectarines and onion, reserving liquid. Add greens, mint, 2 tablespoons oil, and …


Smoky, Juicy Mussels and Clams Pop on the Grill

By this late in the season, all the usual suspects have probably done time on your grill: the requisite burgers and hot dogs; steaks, chops and loins; vegetables of many colors. Maybe even a slab of tofu or fillet of fish.

But when was the last time you grilled mussels and clams?

If the answer is …


How to Grill Fish - Bon Appétit

June 8, 2015 /

Written by Christina Chaey

We’re about to let you in on the secret to perfectly grilled fish that doesn’t fall apart: It’s called escabèche, and it’s pretty genius. Instead of marinating the fish before it goes on the grill, you’ll grill it first, then take it off the heat and give it a …


French Fried Chicken recipe

It always amuses me to see recipe for things like French Chocolate Pancakes, French Crullers or a “French” Watermelon Cooler. I guess adding the word …

Fried Chicken

Bacon and Egg Lyonnaise Sandwich

This is what happens when a French salad collides with an iconic bacon-egg-and-cheese.

Cook bacon, stirring occasionally, in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crisp, 10–12 minutes. Transfer to paper towels. Reserve 3 Tbsp. bacon fat; wipe skillet clean.

Whisk vinegar, …


Cookie-Shaped Churros are Easy to Make (& Easier to Eat)

For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.

Today: The long, fluted churros are easy on the eye, but this rustic,


The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for any Southern fried chicken recipe you've got, whether it's …

Chicken Recipes

Your Salads Called: They Want These 18 Vinaigrette Recipes


Spicy Lamb and Lentils with Herbs

Fragrant bits of aggressively seasoned lamb and heaps of fresh herbs transform ordinary lentils into the pantry party kid.


Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Season lamb with salt and pepper and arrange in pan in an even patty about ¼” thick. Cook, pressing occasionally to …


New trails to explore – or nature destroyed? Summer is the time to enjoy the natural world – but if Congress lets the Land and Water Conservation Fund die, funding will be lost to help preserve hiking trails, public beaches or pristine lakes. Our WILD Summer Match Challenge runs until July 31. When you donate to The Wilderness Society, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar … and your gift will help to defend the natural places that make summer wonderful! Please give – and tell your friends by hitting “SHARE.” Double the impact of your gift by donating today to the WILD Summer Match Challenge and get a set of Wilderness Society notecards in thanks! Photo: Kings Canyon National Park by Mason Cummings.

Kids' Lunch, Breakfast Edition: The Dutch Baby

Today, we take a break from Kids' Lunch to bring you Kids' Breakfast.

Today, George Weld—chef-owner of Egg and author of Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For—makes a breakfast that's more delicious than cereal, but just as fast.

A house full of sweetly sleeping children is a blessed thing, but there’s a …


Fried Chicken Biscuits

Fried chicken on a hot buttered biscuit—what’s not to like?

chicken cutlets

Combine buttermilk, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, and cayenne in a resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag, turn to coat, and chill at least 3 hours.

DO AHEAD: Chicken can be marinated 8 hours ahead. Keep chilled.

honey …

Chicken Recipes

How to Make Sangria - Bon Appétit

June 17, 2015 /

Written by Rochelle Bilow

There’s no shame in sangria. Unless it’s bad sangria.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of subpar sangria out there these days. It’s easy to fall victim to a syrupy glass (or four) of “sugar wine,” and wake up the next day with a splitting headache. Sangria should …


How to Make Nutter Butters at Home

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

If you've ever had a customer care question, chances are you've emailed with our specialist, Hillary Pollak. Today, she's here to show you how to make


The Food Lab: 5 Steps to the Best Grilled Shrimp

Grilling shrimp is a balancing act. [Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Grilling fast-cooking foods is always a balancing act. Hot and hard is the only way to develop those characteristic deep brown grill marks and charred spots that give grilled foods their unique flavor—a process called the Maillard …


How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Who says you need a grill to cook good ribs? The lack of outdoor space for a grill at my apartment led me to pass up a good many recipes for …


A Labor of Love: How to Make Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: Our intern and in-house candy aficionado Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm shows us how to make Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy.

When I asked Kateri, my …


Shrimp Boil Skewers

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious …

Barbecue Recipes

Grilling Crab is Easier Than You Think

We partnered with Alaska Seafood to show you an easy way to grill different types of crab like king, snow, and Dungeness.

From left to right: Frozen Alaska king crab legs, snow crab legs, and a Dungeness crab

Dungeness, king, snow, bairdi, Jonah, spider, peekytoe, rock, stone, blue, brown, green, and …


Honey-Turmeric Pork with Beet and Carrot Salad

A little honey in the marinade helps these cutlets caramelize, guaranteeing they’ll be nicely browned despite the super-short cooking time.

Pound pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to ¼" thick; season with kosher salt and pepper. Whisk garlic, turmeric, yogurt, honey, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a …


Fire-Roasted Potatoes, Brooklyn Style

Some kids grow up with backyard grills. Others have campfires, clambakes or pig roasts.

In postwar Brooklyn, my parents had potatoes they roasted in bonfires they built with other neighborhood children in empty lots.

Roasting potatoes in the ashes is a longstanding practice that became especially …

New York City

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee With Your French Press, Because You Can!

Photo credit: 500px

Great news, guys. It might be getting too warm to drink hot coffee, but that doesn't mean that your beloved French press is no longer needed. That glorious, sleek container that makes it so simple to brew a cup of coffee in the morning can be used to make cold brew.

The process …


Flourless Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Chocolate Whiskey Pudding Sauce .

Flourless Chocolate Whiskey Cake With Chocolate Whiskey Pudding Sauce.

*Ingredients *

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small chunks and at room …


How to Make Grilled Pizza - Bon Appétit

June 22, 2015 /

Written by Jill Baughman

Even if you’re a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there’s something about putting raw dough on the grill that can seem a bit daunting. In order to get the tastiest grilled pizzas and flatbreads of the summer, we spoke with …


Grilled Porcini-Rubbed Rack of Veal

At L.A.'s Chi Spacca, chef Chad Colby loves grass-fed, a.k.a. red, veal for its marbling and color, but regular milk-fed veal will work well. He often brines his meat, too: Here is his go-to basic brine recipe.

Prepare grill for medium–high, indirect heat (for a charcoal grill, bank coals on one …


Sake-Steamed Sockeye Salmon

• 1 stalk lemongrass, split lengthwise
• 2 cups water
• 2 cups sake
• 10 fresh ginger coins, sliced 1/8 inch thick
• 2 star anise pods
• Peel of 1 orange
• 1-1/2 pounds …

Erin McKenna's Thin Mint Cookies

These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, but you’d never know it. You can find most of these ingredients in health food stores, well-stocked specialty grocers, and online.

Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 325°. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk …


How to Cook Different Types of Crabs - Bon Appétit

June 13, 2015 /

Written by Rochelle Bilow

When it comes to seafood, sweet and meaty crabs are king. But just as there are many fish in the sea, there are plenty of these crustaceans, too. From blue crab to soft-shell to, yep, king crab, here’s how to identify, cook with, and eat it all.

The Full-Body …


Spicy Lobster Pasta

There’s something special about lobster you’ve prepared yourself, but if cooking one on a weeknight isn’t your speed, buy cooked lobster or shrimp instead.

Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking liquid (the …


The Ultimate Guide to Grilling Fish - Bon Appétit

June 15, 2015 /

Written by Alison Roman

This summer you’d be wise to throw any and all seafood on the grill. If you want herby, lemony scallops that are ready in minutes, chile-garlic prawns that put run-of-the-mill shrimp skewers to shame, and the secrets to getting a simple fillet right every …