Vietnamese sate sauce is a garlicky, spicy flavour bomb you can throw at any Asian braise, soup, stir fry or noodle dish. Or smear it on chicken and grill. It’s loaded with big, bold southeast Asian flavours.
Mint coriander chutney is a great all purpose Indian dipping sauce. Use it with samosas. Spoon it on pappadum. Dip pakora. Or use it as an ingredient in other dishes. Hariyali chicken. Lentil dishes. Even on grilled chicken – like an Indian chimichurri sauce. All sorts of possibilities.
This roasted cauliflower gratin is a mediterranean take on a gratin. It’s not completely drowned in cheese. Not swimming in a béchamel. It’s cleaner. About the taste of cauliflower. Briny olives. Some salty melted cheese goodness. A hint of heat. Sweetness from the shallots.
Balsamic roasted carrots are so simple and yet so tasty. Roasting roots vegetables concentrates their sweetness. Balsamic glaze pushes them over the top.
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!