February 23, 2013 |
Dear SOS: I just had the best cocktail of my life last night at the Tasting Kitchen in Venice. It was called the Braveheart - an off-the-menu scotch drink with ginger and lemon. Any chance you could find out the recipe? Jean Kim Los Angeles Dear Jean: A touch of fresh lemon and ginger juice give a subtle tang to blended scotch in this wonderful concoction, sweetened with just a hint of honey. I'll definitely be making this one again. Tasting Kitchen's Braveheart Total time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 cocktail Note: Adapted from Tasting Kitchen.
October 21, 2009 |
Dear SOS: I am utterly obsessed with the curried chickpeas at Joan's on Third. They are the best curried chickpeas I've ever had. Every time I go there I order them as part of the salad trio (a selection of three salads from their daily specials on the marketplace menu). I should know by now that I should order just the chickpeas because they're all I ever want to eat (well, that and a number of things from the bakery). Lauren Burchett Los Angeles Dear Lauren: The curry blend in this recipe gives an otherwise simple salad wonderful depth and robust flavor.
April 16, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes, plus overnight macerating and freezing time Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz. This is best when assembled a day or more ahead. It can be made up to 3 days in advance. Feel free to let the prunes macerate in the Armagnac a few days ahead. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish.
March 30, 1995 |
Step 1: Wash and scrub the lemons or limes; there's often a thin layer of wax or other preservative on the peel. Cut each fruit nearly into four pieces by making two cuts at right angles to each other from one end of the fruit almost to the other, leaving enough uncut that fruit can be opened without falling apart, about 1/2 inch. Step 2: Generously salt the exposed flesh, using at least three tablespoons per pound of lemons.
October 12, 2013
Anchovy aioli 10 minutes. Makes a scant ¾ cup 2 to 3 cloves garlic 3 to 5 anchovy fillets, to taste, cleaned if salt-packed, smashed to a paste using the back of a knife 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, more to taste 1/2 cup prepared mayonnaise Kosher salt Using a rasp or fine grater, grate the garlic directly into a medium bowl. Add the anchovy paste, olive oil and lemon juice, and stir to combine. Slowly stir in the mayonnaise until all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
March 1, 2012
Total time: 15 minutes Servings: This makes a generous cup. Note: Tahini should be labeled 100% pure sesame; use the paste, not prepared tahini sauce. Like natural peanut butter, tahini paste separates on standing. Stir tahini to incorporate the oil before measuring. You can make the sauce 1 or 2 days ahead and refrigerate it. 2 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered 3/4 packed cup very small Italian parsley sprigs without stems 1/2 packed cup cilantro sprigs with no thick stems 5 to 8 tablespoons water 1/2 cup tahini paste (not prepared sauce)
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.
December 29, 2011
Da Milano Servings: 1 Total time: 5 minutes Note: From Jonathan Baird of Hatfield's. 1 ounce Ramazzotti Amaro Juice of ½ lemon Juice of ½ orange Dash of Peychaud's bitters Prosecco In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the Amaro, lemon juice, orange juice and bitters. Shake; strain into a Champagne flute and top with Prosecco. Each serving: 193 calories; 1 gram protein; 19 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 17 grams sugar; 2 mg sodium.
July 21, 1988 |
Question: Please tell me the nutritive values of jicama? What is the shelf life before cutting and how is it best kept after it has been cut? Answer: In "Fresh Produce A to Z" (Lane Publishing: 1987, $6.95) the editors of Sunset magazine and books say, "Jicama is high in potassium and a fair source of Vitamin C. One cup of shredded raw jicama contains about 50 calories. "Store whole jicama, unwashed, in a cool (50 degree), dark, dry place for up to three weeks.
September 24, 1987
Use wine, vinegar or lemon juice as a base for an oil-free marinade that helps tenderize lean cuts of meat. In Lemon-Marinated Chuck Steak, fresh lemon juice joins celery seeds, thyme, oregano and rosemary leaves to add zest to chuck steak. Trim outside layer of fat from 1 1/2-pound bone-in beef chuck steak. Place steak in glass dish.