Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

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Asparagus Salad with Mimosa and White Wine Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound thin asparagus, 1 inch trimmed from the bottoms Sea salt or kosher salt 4½ teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced scallion (white part only) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1⁄8 teaspoon honey 4½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper Mimosa (optional) 1 hard-cooked egg 1 tablespoon finely chopped […]

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Beef Short Ribs, Potato Puree, and Brussels Sprouts

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the beef 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 4 pieces Sea or kosher salt Extra virgin olive oil Season the beef very well, and seal individually in a sous vide or FoodSaver bag with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cook in a water bath or in a combi at 54°C/129°F […]

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Belgian-Style Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Cherry-Beer Reduction and Dried Cherries

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled finely chopped 4(7-to-8-ounce), skin-on, boneless Pekin duck breasts 1 teaspoon Sea salt or kosher salt 1 cup Belgium Cherry Beer 1 cup duck or chicken stock 16 dried cherries […]

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Butter-Braised Radishes With Their Greens

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1-2 bunches red radishes with their greens (about 2 pounds) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Freshly ground black pepper Freshly grated nutmeg DIRECTIONS Cut the radishes away from their leaves, leaving about ½ inch of green attached. […]

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked 1 small butternut squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon sage, chopped fine ½ yellow onion, cut in half Kosher salt Pepper For brown butter sage sauce 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced 6 sage leaves, sliced 3 ounces goat cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat […]

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Cauliflower Soup with American Paddlefish Roe

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 medium leek, white and pale green only, sliced thin 1 large Spanish onion, peeled and sliced thin 2 sticks unsalted butter ¼ cup white wine 1 head cauliflower, trimmed, core removed and chopped (5 florets reserved and thinly sliced for garnish) Kosher salt ½ oz. best quality American paddlefish roe Best […]

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Classic Guacamole

Serves 2-3 people Ingredients 2 tablespoons white onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh Serrano chili, minced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup chopped cilantro, divided 1 large avocado A squeeze of lime Directions Mash the onion, chili, salt, and half the cilantro to a paste consistency. Score the flesh of the avocado halves in a […]

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Creamy Cauliflower & Spinach Soup

Serves 10 to 12 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter 2 tablespoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground peppercorns 1 medium red onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflowers, cut into florets (about […]

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Crispy Okra Salad (Kararee Bhindi)

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Canola oil 1-pound okra, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium or 2 small tomatoes, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons chaat masala DIRECTIONS Heat 2 inches of oil in a […]

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Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 6 large or 8 medium celery stalks 1⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons honey ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly milled black pepper 1 large Granny smith apple ¼ […]

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Lemon Bars with Pecan Crust

Makes 24 squares INGREDIENTS For the crust 1 cup flour ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour ½ cup pecans, finely ground 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened ½ cup granulated sugar For lemon layer 4 eggs, at room temperature 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons (3 to 4 lemons) lemon zest, […]

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Lime Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For ginger snap crust 1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For lime pie filling 1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed […]

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Manchurian Cauliflower

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS About 2 quarts corn or canola oil, for frying 3 eggs 2⁄3 cup cornstarch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup ketchup Cayenne pepper to taste Cooked white rice, for […]

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Meyer Lemon Infused Finishing Salt

Makes ½ cup INGREDIENTS ½ cup kosher salt Zest of 2 Meyer lemons DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients in a small bowl, and place in a mason jar or other air tight container. Use on chicken, fish, salads, or grilled, steamed, or satuéed vegetables.

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Not-so-dull Dal

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 3 dried red chiles Pinch asafetida (optional) 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1½ cups washed masoor dal or yellow […]

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Quick Preserved Lemons

Makes 4 cups INGREDIENTS 10 lemons, scrubbed of wax 2 tablespoon kosher salt 4 tablespoons sugar DIRECTIONS Slice lemons, including peel, removing as many seeds as possible. Put the lemons and their juice in a bowl, and sprinkle with the salt and sugar. Toss well, and transfer to a jar. Let the mixture sit for […]

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Quince and Apple Tart with Half White Flour Crust

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crust 2 cups Cayuga Organics farmer ground half white flour ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt ½ cup sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small dice, and very well chilled ¼ cup ice water DIRECTIONS Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. […]

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Roasted Brook Trout with Fennel and Black Grapes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 fillets brook trout, rainbow trout, or other super fresh trout 1 bulb fennel Sea or kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup black grape puree, recipe follows ½ cup black grapes Extra virgin olive oil […]

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Root Vegetable Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche and Honey-Crisped Walnuts

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 pound onions, roughly chopped (about 4 cups) 4 to 6 peeled garlic cloves 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger Sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds assorted winter root vegetables, such as rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery root, and sunchokes, […]

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Salt Baked Baby Potatoes with Spring Herb Pesto

Ingredients 1 pound baby bliss potatoes 3 tablespoons spring garlic stem, chopped 2 cups fresh basil leaves ¼ cup cashews ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup parmesan, grated 4 cups kosher salt, extra for seasoning Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Pour 4 cups of salt into a baking dish. Evenly spread the potatoes […]

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Sauteed Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Mint

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 16 baby artichokes, trimmed, stems left on if possible, halved and rubbed with lemon 6 cloves garlic, peeled 2 sprigs fresh thyme ¾ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Warm the oil […]

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Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]

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Seafood Fusilli and Creamy Lobster Sauce with Shaved Fennel and Lemon Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked For lobster sauce 2 tablespoons butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 cup white wine 2 lobster bodies, cut in half vertically (Your fishmonger should be able to provide you with lobster bodies at no charge) 2 cups heavy cream 6 to 8 […]

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Shaved Spring Vegetable and Apple Salad

Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fennel fronds, chopped 2 red apples (gala, winesap, or red delicious), shaved paper-thin 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored and shaved paper-thin 6 large or 8 small radishes, trimmed […]

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Shrimp Scampi Masala

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup lemon juice (from about 1 lemon) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 pounds large or extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined 12 scallions (white and light green parts only), thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped ½ teaspoon ground peppercorns 8 ounces capellini or angel hair pasta or thickly sliced […]

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Spicy Mango Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 3 medium green (unripe) mangoes, peeled and cut into small cubes ½ cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds, coarsely ground ½ cup cayenne pepper 1 cup canola oil […]

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Tamarind Rice

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons tamarind concentrate ½ cup warm water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup unsalted peanuts (preferably unroasted), roughly chopped 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 16 curry leaves, roughly torn (optional) 6 dried red chiles (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¾ teaspoon turmeric 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly […]

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni and Vegetables in a Ginger, Soy and Honey Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound whole wheat pasta dough, cooked For sauce Olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2″ piece of ginger, peeled and julienned 1 red pepper, cored and chopped 1 bunch collard greens, leaves and stems (reserved), chopped ½ pound brown mushrooms, sliced 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 […]

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Wild Leek and Dandelion Frittata with Goat Cheese

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS ½ pound dandelion greens, ends trimmed 8 large eggs 8 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch wild leeks, ramps or large leek (white and tender greens only) thinly sliced and washed 1⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes DIRECTIONS […]

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Winter Squash Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For soup 3 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha, acorn, or butternut), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, chopped (2 cups) Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, […]

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