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FOOD
April 16, 2014
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 6 Note: This dish of pounded steaks rolled around a spicy sausage filling is one that Rose Nair and her sister Nalini Viegas make for special occasions. Steak 4 ( 1/2-pound) Milanesa steaks (also called "beef round-tip steaks, cap off") 1. Pound the steaks to flatten them into pieces about one-fourth-inch thick. Form the casings for 2 rolls by laying the steaks flat in pairs, slightly overlapping. Set aside. Chile paste 5 dried red chiles, or 1 tablespoon paprika combined with 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 12 cloves garlic 1 (1-inch)
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FOOD
April 16, 2014 | By Noelle Carter, Times Staff Writer
Dear SOS: One of my favorite late-night meals has been sitting at the bar at Lucques on Melrose, snacking on the grilled cheese sandwich and washing it down with a gin gimlet. I can make the gimlet but can never duplicate the combination of crispy bread and several cheeses. Help. Gary McDaniel Oxnard FOR THE RECORD: Grilled cheese: In a recipe for Lucques' grilled cheese with shallots in Wednesday's Food section, the oven temperature was omitted. The oven should be heated to 400 degrees.
FOOD
April 16, 2014
Total time: about 10 minutes Servings: 2 sandwiches Note: Although a classic croque-monsieur is served with a sauce Mornay, this is a simpler version, with snipped fresh chives for garnish. This recipe assumes the use of an electric panini press. 4 slices white sourdough bread 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated or very thinly sliced 4 ounces Black Forest ham, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chives, snipped with a pair of scissors 1. Turn on the panini grill.
FOOD
April 16, 2014
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus 1 hour standing time Servings: 8 Note: From Christian Shaffer. Red and golden beets may be used instead of the Chioggia beets. 6 large Chioggia beets, golden and red 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup good-quality olive oil 1/2 teaspoon toasted ground coriander seeds 1 shallot, minced 1 (8-ounce) carton creme fraiche 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh chervil, whole leaves or rough chopped 1. Boil the beets in enough water to cover , with 2 tablespoons salt, until tender, about an hour.
FOOD
April 16, 2014
Total time: 50 minutes Servings: Makes 8 medium or 30 mini frittatas 3 medium or 4 small zucchini 2 large eggs, separated 1 1/3 cups coarsely grated feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup flour (or slightly more if necessary) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or oregano (or half of each) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Olive oil for frying 1. Rinse the zucchini, grate and place in a colander. Drain for 15 minutes, then squeeze to remove any excess liquid; you should have 2 packed cups.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
From traditional brisket to pomegranate-glazed lamb, flourless chocolate cake to chocolate pecan brownie fudge cake, add new recipes and traditions to your Passover celebrations with these ideas from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen RECIPES: 31 great recipes to celebrate Passover We've compiled 31 tempting recipes for your holiday festivities, both sweet and savory! Whip up chocolate haroset truffles and walnut- and herb-stuffed eggplant rolls, try a Mediterranean potato kugel or go small with spiced cauliflower kugelettes.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
"America's Test Kitchen " has trained its persnickety palate on gluten-free food. “We were really surprised how hard this was,” says Jack Bishop, "America's Test Kitchen" editorial director. “We thought we would just figure out which flour to plug into existing recipes.” Not even close, as it turned out. Eight people spent almost a year in the kitchen working on “The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook.” Perfecting biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, muffins, sandwich bread and pizza “was an insane amount of work,” Bishop says.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Got a great recipe for which garlic is a key ingredient? It could earn you a spot in a popular cook-off during this summer's Gilroy Garlic Festival in Central California. Each July, people flock to the festival in Gilroy, about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco, to fill up on foods featuring the pungent perennial. The strong aroma of garlic will be impossible to escape during the July 25-27 festival. Each year, visitors consume more than 2 tons of garlic grown at the local Christopher Ranch . The Great Garlic Cook-off, a contest among amateur chefs, is one of the highlights of the annual festival.
FOOD
April 5, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: At Mendocino Farms, they make this incredible cold couscous salad that's out-of-this-world yummy. I don't usually like couscous, but there is something great about this cold yet tangy summer salad. If possible, could you track it down? Doris Perl Sherman Oaks Dear Doris: Even if we haven't formally hit summer just yet, this brightly colorful and refreshing couscous salad from Mendocino Farms is a perfect way to celebrate the warmer weather we've been experiencing lately.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
It's Pi Day! While geekdom recognizes March 14 (3.14) as the unofficial glorious day symbolic of the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, we say, make a pie. We've compiled 52 of our favorite pie recipes -- everything from cream pies to berry pies to custard pies and more -- to help you out. That strawberry pie pictured above? You can find the recipe below. Happy Pi Day! RECIPES: 52 favorite pies from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen Strawberry pie Total time : 20 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch)
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