1Thinly slice 3 red or sweet onions, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon kosher salt, and drain in a colander for 1 hour. Rinse and pat dry.
2Dissolve 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar into the juice of 1 lemon and a little hot water and mix with the onions.
3Add 3 thinly sliced tomatoes, 1 thinly sliced green pepper, 1 thinly sliced green or red chile, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and salt to taste. Serve as a relish with naan, pappadam, and other Indian breads or with tandoori dishes.
When you're cooking turkey, but also doing Friendsgiving - it's worth learning a butchering technique that will save you hours of work in the kitchen. Jocelyn Guest (whole animal butcher) teaches us how to perfectly spatchcock (or butterfly) the bird.
Special thanks to The International Culinary Center
The secret to a gorgeous evenly cooked turkey is trussing. If you want that bird to be the centerpiece at your Friendsgiving table, follow Erika Nakamura (whole animal butcher) as she teaches us this technique. Special thanks to The International Culinary Center
Chef Jansen Chan (The International Culinary Center) teaches us two great baking decorating techniques in one (royal icing and sprinkles). Nothing says you care more than decorating your Friendsgiving cookies or cake with your own homemade sprinkles.
This healthy and delicious salad pairs kale with tender roasted butternut squash and red onions, plus a rich tahini dressing and crunchy toasted pine nuts. It's a great holiday side dish, and leftovers make a hearty lunch. Get the recipe.
Loaded potato skins are a perfect package: crunchy scooped-out spud shells filled with gooey, melted sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and tangy sour cream. A classic bar snack or game day food, these are great any other time too, including for an easy dinner (just add a salad if you feel the need for a little more green than what the chives bring to the table). Read more.
This easy lentil soup is healthy, filling, and delicious. It happens to be vegetarian, too, and is packed not only with tender yet toothsome lentils, but carrot, celery, onion, spinach, and tomato. A little bay leaf, fresh thyme, and a splash of red wine or sherry vinegar perks everything up. Perfect with a loaf of good, crusty bread! Read more.
Split pea soup is a comfort food classic, and this version couldn't be easier. Just place dried split peas in your slow cooker, top them with diced mirepoix (carrot, celery, and onion), plus some garlic, parsley, and bay leaf. Add a ham bone or ham hocks for a little smoky meatiness, and cover it all with chicken or vegetable stock, then turn on the crockpot and walk away. The result is creamy, hearty, and freezes well, so you can make a big batch to keep extra on hand for the next time you need a soothing soup, stat. Read more.