April 27, 1989 |
It seems quite likely we're going to be subject to hot spells this spring. That means a long salad season ahead and the potential for months of monotonous meals of greens with dressing. Here are two offbeat, nourishing, cooling combinations that require little cooking and contain no added fat. The Borscht Salad served with whole-grain bread makes a good lunch, and the satay can stand alone for supper. BORSCHT SALAD 1 bunch beets, stems removed 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt 1 small clove garlic 1/4 cup minced green onions, white part only Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup orange juice Cook beets in boiling water 40 minutes.
October 15, 2003 |
Green onions are believed to be the source of hepatitis A outbreaks that sickened more than 280 people in Georgia and Tennessee last month, health officials said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still trying to determine where the onions originated, said Richard Quartarone, a spokesman for the Georgia Division of Public Health. Georgia typically sees about 50 cases of the infection each month, but 210 people who ate at restaurants in the Atlanta area were sickened in September.
November 14, 2001 |
Most people love the day after Thanksgiving for shopping or football games, but I love it for turkey sandwiches. This version of turkey salad is easy enough; just toast some nuts, chop some celery and green onions, mix it with leftover turkey and mayonnaise, and you've got a spread for rolls or sliced bread. If you'd like, use any leftover cranberry sauce on the sandwiches as well. To limit your time in the kitchen the day after, use nuts you've toasted ahead of time.
November 12, 2003 |
Dear SOS: Many years ago, a Japanese restaurant in Gardena (which has since closed) made a very tasty flank-steak dish called negimaki (beef with onions). It was thin slices of flank steak rolled around green onions with a tempura-style sauce. I have not been able to find it anywhere else, and my Japanese friends can't find it in their cookbooks. Sally Friedfeld Rancho Palos Verdes Dear Sally: Timing is everything.
January 6, 2010
Quinoa salad with shiitakes, fennel and cashews Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: From Amy Scattergood. This recipe calls for a wok. Quinoa is generally available at health food stores and well-stocked supermarkets, including Whole Foods stores. 2 cups quinoa 1 quart water Salt 1/4 cup peanut oil 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 2 cups thinly sliced fennel (about 1 large bulb) 2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms 1 cup sliced green onions, both white and green parts (about 1 small bunch)
October 21, 2010
Chicken, chorizo and green chile hash Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 6 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 pound Mexican chorizo, squeezed from casing and crumbled 1 1/2 pounds cooked chicken, chopped into ½-inch cubes 1 pound baking potatoes, peeled and sliced into ½-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups chopped roasted green chiles Salt and...
September 9, 2010
Shrimp and basil frittata Total time: 30 minutes, plus cooling time for the frittata Servings: 6 as appetizer, 4 as main course 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (both green and white parts), about 4 onions 1/2 pound peeled small shrimp (70 to 100 per pound) 6 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 to 10 leaves of basil, torn into small pieces 1. Heat the broiler. Melt the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium low heat.
June 30, 2011
"I love burgers but have tried to eat less beef so I've been working to perfect a healthier turkey burger that packs a lot of flavor. Without using much salt, I infuse other seasonings and flavors to add more flavor and to keep it moist. I've developed what I think will work to keep the burger moist and add a great punch of flavor without hiding the taste of the burger. " --George Levinthal, Goleta, CA Southwest turkey burger Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print.