December 30, 2010
Warszawa is a wonderfully homey little restaurant that has been quietly serving amazingly sophisticated Polish food in Santa Monica for more than three decades. It may be most famous for its roast duck and pirogi (and its terrific collection of Polish vodkas), but this borscht is simply unbelievable. The layering of flavors — sweet beets, fresh dill, green onions, tangy buttermilk — makes it one of the best any of us has ever tasted. Warszawa's cold borscht Total time: About 1 hour, plus cooling time for the beets Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Warszawa in Santa Monica Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish.
September 1, 2012
Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 2 tablespoons butter 1 zucchini 1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 2 onions, green parts only) 1/3 to ½ cup roasted, peeled, chopped green chile 1 cup corn kernels (about 1 ear) 6 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar, divided 1. Heat the broiler. Melt the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cut the zucchini in lengthwise quarters, then in crosswise pieces, about one-third to one-half-inch thick.
September 24, 1987 |
A recent Cornell University report revealed that potatoes could be lethal. Storing potatoes at high temperatures encourages toxins to flourish, putting a whole population of noshers at risk. I prefer peace of mind with my potatoes, so it's good to know that green signals the presence of toxins. No color means the spud is safe, and a healthful source of vitamins A and C, complex carbohydrates, fiber and flavor.
June 8, 1989
In Madras Turkey with New Delhi Rice, meaty turkey drumsticks are simmered until tender, then the meat is stripped from the bones and added to a creamy curry sauce. The assertive flavor of curry powder, a mixture of turmeric, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper, works wonderfully with the subtly flavored turkey. Serve with a cardamom-scented rice sweetened with currants. MADRAS TURKEY WITH NEW DELHI RICE 3 pounds turkey drumsticks 2 green apples, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, sliced 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 tablespoons curry powder 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup whipping cream or half and half Salt, pepper 3 green onions, chopped New Delhi Rice Poach turkey in enough water to cover, 1 1/2 hours or until tender.
April 21, 1999 |
It seems as if everyone has a recipe for "the best" corn bread. And that's just great because I'm not going to give you yet another one. But the next time you bake that incredible corn bread of yours, make a little extra for this salad. The yellow of the corn bread, the red of the tomatoes and the bright green of the cilantro make this salad not only tasty but very pretty too. So get baking.
December 11, 1986
Here's an easy recipe for halibut steaks on a bed of tender, crisp-cooked vegetables that is made with the use of the microwave oven. It's ideal for calorie-counters who want to eat lighter foods during the holiday season. This festive holiday dish is perfect for a family dinner or a yule dinner party.
December 28, 1986
Cajun Shrimp makes an elegant first course for a New Year's Day dinner. The key to this recipe is a spicy cream sauce flavored with crisp bacon bits, green onions, herbs and cayenne pepper. Arrange the prawns on individual heat-proof appetizer shells or plates and top with bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese before baking. A glass of Champagne or sparkling cider makes an ideal accompaniment.
June 17, 2013
Garden Corn and Tomato Salad Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes * Vegetarian 5 ears corn 2 pounds tomatoes, diced 1 1/2 cups sliced green onions 1 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon salt Lettuce leaves, for serving Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the corn and cook 3 minutes. Remove the corn from the pot and plunge into cold water to cover. Drain the corn, then slice the kernels from the cobs: Place each cob, stem end down, on the counter and, with a sharp knife, cut down on the cob. You'll have about 4 cups of corn.