April 22, 2009
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time for the quinoa Servings: 6 Note: Umeboshi (plum) vinegar can be found at Whole Foods markets and Asian markets. Umeboshi-lemon dressing 2 teaspoons umeboshi vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice 1 tablespoon best-quality olive oil In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, pickle juice and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate until needed. This makes one-fourth cup dressing.
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.
September 23, 2009 |
Dear SOS: Many lemon bars are either too sweet or much too tangy. Euro Pane's is just the perfect combination. The base is crumbly yet firm. They also serve really large portions. I always love picking up a couple and putting them in the fridge. They taste so much better cold, well at least for me. There have been many times when these bars run out, so I always have to call to make sure they can set aside a couple. I'm sure this bar will become a staple in dessert menus in many homes.
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)
January 20, 2010 |
Dear SOS: My husband and I recently moved from Beverly Hills to Dana Point. For many years we enjoyed Basix Cafe in West Hollywood. I would love to have the recipe for their salmon burger. It's one of our favorites. Nancy and Clif Huxford Dana Point Dear Nancy and Clif: These salmon burgers incorporate a touch of lemon juice and chopped capers for fresh, bright flavor. Basix serves the burgers on brioche buns with coleslaw and a little tartar sauce. Salmon burgers Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Basix Cafe in West Hollywood.
July 7, 2011
Oven-steamed salmon with dill mayonnaise Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 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. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 1 (1½- to 2-pound) salmon filet, in 1 piece Salt Oil 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon minced shallots 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup minced fresh dill 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1. Heat the oven to 250 degrees.
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.
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.
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.
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.