Use a sliced loaf of good-quality Italian bread; its dense texture stands up to grilling. Sprinkle eggplant with salt; let it stand, applying pressure periodically, and rinse before grilling to leach excess moisture and bitterness.
Lightly coat hands with cooking spray to press the slightly sticky crust into the pie plate. The filling may be thin after mixing but will harden in the freezer.
I wanted to spice up potato cakes to go with a simple grilled chicken. This recipe is versatile, and you can substitute any spice combination you prefer.
If long fusilli is not available in your market, linguine works just as well. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives, if desired.
Escarole isn?t boring anymore. With a little imagination, the right complementary ingredients, and a good commercially prepared puff pastry like Dufour, these delicious turnovers are a refreshing change from the more common meat-filled ones. And healthier, too. Spinach can also be substituted for escarole.
This recipe goes with Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Enchiladas
Prepare the Enchilada Sauce a few days ahead of time, and refrigerate.
Taquito (ta-KEE-toe) means "little taco." These savory filled corn tortillas are rolled in cigar-shaped bundles. You can prepare and refrigerate the filling the night before; allow it to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before assembling the taquitos. Use tongs to dip the tortillas into the simmering broth.
Peanuts are also called ground nuts to distinguish them from tree nuts. They're a staple in African cuisine. For more intense heat, use a full teaspoon of crushed red pepper. Garnish with chives, if desired.
Canned chickpeas offer fiber; rinsing and draining them reduces sodium. A spoonful of oil balances the spices and hot sauce and adds unsaturated fats. We liked this dip with torn whole wheat pitas, crisp bell peppers, and celery sticks, but it works double-duty as a sandwich spread.