This recipe, from New York Times columnist Melissa Clark’s new cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game (Clarkson Potter), elevates the chicken-and-potatoes standby with spicy harissa (a North African condiment that you can find in many supermarkets these days) and a drizzle of cool yogurt. “One of my all-time favorites, this sheet-pan supper has it all,” says Clark. [...]
White Bean and Asparagus Salad with Tarragon-Lemon Dressing
NYT Cooking: With a higher ratio of broth to barley than one usually sees, and the addition of plenty of fresh baby spinach, this beef barley soup is a littler lighter than most of its kind. However, it’s still a substantial, satisfying meal that gets a heady aroma from spices (coriander, cumin and paprika) and a brightness from lemon. If you like your meals with a kick, top ...
Cumin Lamb Meatballs With Tahini Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Meatballs are not the kind of thing one would usually think of as quick-and-easy-dinner fare All that rolling and frying can take forever, making meatballs a weekend project for a leisurely afternoon There are, however, shortcuts — if you can suppress your perfectionist urges
Crispy Salt & Pepper Pork - It's a celebration of crisp and chewy textures.“ But shifting expectations isn’t the only thing that makes this recipe such a success. Clark packs a lot of smart moves in here, to play up best sides this wily cut of meat didn’t know it had—and it all happens within about 30 minutes. Serve with steamed rice, or on its own
Roasted Chicken With Potatoes, Arugula and Garlic Yogurt
NYT Cooking: Your typical sheet-pan chicken recipe roasts everything together on a pan at once. This version pairs potatoes with the poultry, and tops everything off with fresh herbs and arugula, making it a true one-pan meal, salad included. A savory yogurt sauce adds a creamy touch, but it’s optional if you’re not a yogurt sauce fan. Feel free to double the recipe if you’re feedi...
NYT Cooking: This is a substantial tart with a crunchy, whole-grain dough. Don’t be put off by the yeast in the dough. It makes it both airy and crisp, and isn’t at all hard to handle. You don’t even need a mixer
NYT Cooking: Sticky, spicy and full of cranberries, this gingerbread is perfect for the holidays. The recipe has been designed to make ahead, and will taste as good 2 days after baking as it does on the same day. (It will keep for 4 to 5 days.) To store it, wrap it well, stick it in the fridge and then bring to room temperature before serving. Whipped cream or crème fraîche, spiked with a little bourbon if you like, is nice on the side.
A complex and colorful chickpea stew, this is rich with vegetables, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. You can vary the vegetables to use what you’ve got. This recipe keeps to the basics, adding carrots for sweetness, fennel or celery for depth, cherry tomatoes for looks. (Photo: Evan Sung for NYT)
Roasted Figs and Chicken for a Sweet (and Savory) New Year