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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
February 3, 2011 |
Dear SOS: I recently dined at Mustards Grill in Napa. We had the most delicious crispy calamari with a curried slaw that was out of this world. I'm hoping you can get the recipe for the slaw. I would go there every day if I lived in the area. Thanks, Sarabeth Rothfeld Woodland Hills Dear Sarabeth: We loved the bright flavors and depth of flavor in this so-simple recipe. It works as a perfect side dish, whether you're hosting a formal dinner or having the gang over to watch a little football.
February 15, 2014 |
The plum sour was created to complement the modern Chinese cuisine served at chic Hakkasan Beverly Hills. This tart libation combines woodsy Japanese whiskey, tangy fresh-squeezed lemon juice, aromatic plum liqueur and pleasingly sweet brown sugar syrup. A single shaken egg white gives the cocktail frothy wings. Hakkasan Beverly Hills, 233 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 888-8661, hakkasan.com/beverlyhills. firstname.lastname@example.org Plum sour 2 minutes.
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.