Roast turkey is a classic North American holiday dish. It’s the toughest one though. Brine your bird. Cover it with tin foil. Butter under the skin. Roast it in pieces. Stand on your hands while the turkey roasts. Wear a yellow tie. Lot’s of advice out there on how to make a decent bird. I have my own opinion (of course:-). What saves bad turkey and elevates turkey done right into superstar territory is the gravy. And there’s no secret here. Anyone can do it. Concentrated homemade turkey stock. It’s the silver bullet that will make your gravy the one your mother-in-law raves about.
Need a quick vegetarian entree or side dish for an Indian dinner? Easy chana masala can be ready in under 20 minutes. Short on time but long on taste!
This quick Mexican slaw is perfect when you need something awesome to go with your star attraction but you don’t have a lot of time. Cabbage, onions, carrots, jalapeños and a slightly sweet and tangy dressing come together in no time flat. With tacos. With grilled meats. Or even a spicy rare tuna steak.
Warm corn bacon salad. It’s one of those recipes that almost aren’t worth posting. Nothing to it. Too easy to be taken seriously. But everyone raves. So here it is…
Carolina mustard sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ that features pork. Pulled pork. Smoke roasted pork. Sausages. Whole hog. It just works. The tang of the vinegar, the mustard and that hint of heat from the chili powder. Perfect.
Chorizo potatoes. This is a riff on patatas bravas – one of the most famous tapas dishes of all time. It’s famous for a reason. It’s really good. But jack up the flavour with some chorizo. Drizzle it with some homemade aioli or garlic mayonnaise. That’s great.