My local Fresh Market had fiddlehead ferns today. Intrigued, I bought some, but I have no idea what to do with them. I've been told I'll need to use them quickly. Can anyone give me some ideas or inspiration? Thanks!
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco gives a history lesson on the Fern Bar era of cocktails: the 1970s and '80s. While explaining why sweet, slushy drinks were such a hit at the time, he demos a classic Fern Bar cocktail, the Harvey Wallbanger.
What is avocado hand? Here's how to safely cut an avocado.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Basic Chocolate Mousse
Simultaneously rich and light, chocolate mousse just requires a little bit of finesse, and the freshest, best-quality ingredients (eggs, chocolate, and cream) you can procure. Be sure to chill your cream very well and get every speck of water out of the bowl and whisk you'll use for the egg whites, then use a light hand when folding in the whipped cream, and you'll have a perfectly fluffy and decadent dessert.
Oven-ready in just 20 minutes, these whole-grain donuts are much lighter in calories and sugar than the typical sour cream cake donut. Topped with a touch of glaze and nutty pecans, these delightful bites are a truly satisfying breakfast treat.
For these Rice Krispy Treats, we mixed in kettle-cooked potato chips for added crunch and a salty kick, upped the decadence with chocolate-covered peanuts, and added another level of sweetness with toasty graham crackers.