Browsing Tag

Basil

  • Classic Pasta alla Norma

    This is down-home, primal Sicilian cooking, using inexpensive and commonly available ingredients: olive oil, eggplant, tomato and pasta. A showering of grated ricotta salata and toasted bread crumbs adorns this humble yet justly famous…

  • Chicken and Tomato Salad With Sumac and Herbs

    Layered flavors are the secret behind this chicken salad. After grilling the chicken and letting it rest, reserve the chicken juice to whisk into a vinaigrette of olive oil and lemon juice. Then add…

  • Chilled Watermelon Soup

    This simple, refreshing gazpacho-like chilled soup depends on the sweetness of the watermelon, tempered by the addition of olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and salt, to create the perfect balance of flavors. A little…

  • Pasta verde

    The yogurt makes this pesto marvelously fresh. Difficulty: Easy Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time Nutrition: Calories ca 806 / Protein 35g / Carbohydr. 98g / Fat 31g…

  • Basic Pesto Sauce

    The key to making creamy pesto is to add the ingredients to the food processor in the right order to ensure that the nuts break down to a fine paste before the greens have…

  • Charred Tomatoes With Egg, Anchovies and Bread Crumbs

    Charring tomatoes briefly over hot coals enhances their natural sweetness and adds a bit of smoky flavor. Use large tomatoes cut into thick slices, halve small tomatoes or thread whole cherry tomatoes on skewers.…

  • Spring Vareniki

    If you think about it, pretty much every culture has some kind of dumplings in its food repertoire. Russians are not an exception and our pelmeni and vareniki are some of the most characteristic dishes of Russian cuisine.…

  • Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

    We used the handful of tomatoes we picked and the eggplant my dad brought us to make a quick caponata for lunch. Caponata is a lovely way to use up August produce – it’s…

  • Clean Eating: Soba Noodles with Asian Pesto

    The pesto is adapted from a favorite Ming Tsai recipe – it skips the garlic and cheese, adds jalapeno and ginger, and complements the basil with cilantro and mint. It’s a little bit sweet…