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In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simplest, most delicious recipes ever created. These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), make it easy to be a great cook — the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time.
In each of these recipes, big flavors and simple techniques transform pantry staples, common proteins, or centerpiece vegetables into a delicious meal. And each intuitive recipe is a road map for other mix-and-match meals, which can come together in minutes from whatever's in the fridge.
With most recipes taking less than an hour to prepare, and just a handful of ingredients, you'll enjoy:
- Pasta with Shrimp and Browned Butter
- West African Peanut Chicken
- Red Lentil Soup
- Scallion Noodles
- Open-Faced Omelet with Fried Dill and Feta
- Greek Bean and Avocado Salad
- And for dessert: Spiced Strawberry Compote with Greek Yogurt or Ice Cream
When it's a race to put dinner on the table, these recipes let you start at the finish line.
From the Publisher
CHUTNEY-GLAZED SPATCHCOCKED CHICKEN
It turns out that chutney (mango or tamarind) makes a terrific glaze when mixed with melted butter, lemon juice and turmeric. Brush half the mixture on before roasting and the balance after 40 minutes. Use the reserved sauce for serving. Simple and delicious.
CHARRED BROCCOLI WITH MISO VINAIGRETTE
Dress broccoli with miso and oil and then broil or grill until charred and crisp-tender. Toss with a dressing of miso, oil, vinegar, mirin and ginger. Serve with optional scallions.
SPAGHETTI WITH LEMON, PARMESAN AND HERBS
Olive oil, lemon zest and juice, grated parmesan and black pepper are whisked and added to cooked pasta with reserved cooking water. To finish, toss with fresh herbs plus additional cheese and EVOO. Marvelous!
ROASTED CARROTS WITH TURMERIC-HONEY
Nothing could be simpler. High-roast carrots for 20 minutes and finish with a drizzle of turmeric/honey/cumin. Finish with lime juice and zest. Wow—nothing like what I grew up with!
SKIRT STEAK AND GREEN CHILI TACOS
Skirt steak is seared in a skillet followed by onions and poblanos. Slice the steak, toss with its juice and lime juice, and serve with the onions and chilies in warm tortillas.
BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE WITH OATS AND TAHINI
Blueberries are tossed with oats and sugar and then topped with a crumble of oats, tahini, cinnamon, sugar and butter, Baked in a pie plate for half an hour—big flavor with little work.