Tag Archives: bittman’s kitchen

Bittman’s Kitchen: A Chicken Dinner in Under 13 Minutes

Source: Grub Street NY

A few easy tricks make this chicken dinner lightning quick. Top these with an avocado salad, and you’ll have a healthy meal ready to go in just about 12 minutes.

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons paprika
Salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves
2 avocados
1 small red onion
1 cup cherry …

Read full article >>

Bittman’s Kitchen: Make the Fastest-Possible Grilled Cheese

Source: Grub Street NY

A grilled cheese is simple, reliable, and satisfying. You probably even have the ingredients on hand right now. Now, it’s time to optimize the recipe: By cooking the sandwiches under the broiler, you’ll be able to have snacks for a whole crowd in just a few minutes. Follow the technique …

Read full article >>

You’re Only 9 Minutes Away From Homemade Poke

Source: Grub Street NY

Poke is extremely popular right now, and if you try this recipe, you’ll see why. It’s full of craveable flavors like sesame oil and soy, the daikon gives it a nice crunch, and it’s all built on top of healthy lean tuna. Most important: It’s ready in less than ten …

Read full article >>

Mark Bittman’s Breakfast Bruschetta Is the Perfect Busy-Morning Meal

Source: Grub Street NY

Some days, breakfast needs to happen quickly, but that doesn’t necessitate toaster waffles or fast-food sandwiches. This breakfast bruschetta is endlessly versatile. Use strawberries and peaches (or whatever fruit you have on hand) and just follow the basic rules. You can have a satisfying meal ready in under 13 minutes.

Read full article >>

How to Make the Most of Gorgeous Late-Summer Tomatoes

Source: Grub Street NY

I didn’t really intend to spend a recent afternoon elbow-deep in tomatoes, but the timing was right: I came into 30 or so pounds of “seconds” — organic, gorgeous, but imperfect — and quickly turned that into sauce. It was a bit of a production — …

Read full article >>

Grilled-Corn Salad Is the Perfect Way to Enjoy Summer Produce

Source: Grub Street NY

This time of year, anyone who cooks thinks of grilling, corn, and tomatoes. I think the simplest — and best — thing to do is to put that all together into a light, versatile salad. Grilling the corn is an easy way to deepen its sweetness, and a healthy dose …

Read full article >>

Grill Some Duck Legs Before Summer Is Over

Source: Grub Street NY

Before I tried it, if you’d asked me whether duck legs could be grilled successfully, I would have guessed no.

I would have been wrong. I now know that the answer to any question about cooking duck legs is this: With time, they become tender. Like pork ribs, duck legs …

Read full article >>

This Tropical Toast Just Might Be Your New Go-to Breakfast on Weekends

Source: Grub Street NY

Bright orange juice and creamy coconut milk make a much more interesting custard for French toast than regular milk. A warm fruit topping made with fresh pineapple and shredded coconut adds sweetness and eliminates the need for loads of maple syrup and powdered sugar. (If you’ve got a juicer, try …

Read full article >>

This Tropical Toast Just Might Be Your New Go-to Breakfast on Weekends

Source: Grub Street NY

Bright orange juice and creamy coconut milk make a much more interesting custard for French toast than regular milk. A warm fruit topping made with fresh pineapple and shredded coconut adds sweetness and eliminates the need for loads of maple syrup and powdered sugar. (If you’ve got a juicer, try …

Read full article >>

These Seafood Packs Are a Great Grilling Option When You’re Tired of Meat

Source: Grub Street NY

Grilling fish in a foil pack is a little like magic: Even over a hot flame, the fish cooks gently — essentially steaming, but looking way cooler. You can use practically any fish you want here, but salmon works especially well. The chunky sauce is loosely modeled after an Italian puttanesca and …

Read full article >>

This Real Ranch Dressing Is Fantastic on Just About Everything

Source: Grub Street NY

Homemade ranch dressing is infinitely better than store-bought: It’s free of artificial ingredients — especially if you make your own mayonnaise — and the flavor is much fresher and brighter. It’s also endlessly versatile, and you can mix in other ingredients as you see fit. (I’ve included a few below.) The …

Read full article >>

This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

Source: Grub Street NY

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

Read full article >>

This Berry Pudding Is the Perfect Midsummer Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

This lighter, simpler version of a trifle is among the best ways to showcase summer berries. Cooking them into a quick compote brings out their sweetness and natural juices, which soak every bite of the cake. (The cake is easy to vary, too: Pound cake is dense enough to hold …

Read full article >>

This Tomato Crumble Is the Perfect Summer Side Dish

Source: Grub Street NY

The topping on this cobblerlike pie is a savory streusel that miraculously holds up in the fridge for a day or two without getting soggy. When you’re shopping for cherry tomatoes, make sure they’re all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly. You can serve this as a main …

Read full article >>

I Am Obsessed With These Charred-Carrot Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

I am obsessed with carrots. I came close to writing about the 100-odd true “baby” carrots I grilled over the weekend with a friend, but instead of that, I want to pass along a new recipe. Recently, I was at the Solid Sound festival in North Adams, Massachusetts, …

Read full article >>

How to Make Mark Bittman’s Simple, Satisfying Veggie Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

These burgers are fantastic served on a bun with the usual fixings, no matter which bean you use, but I will say that black beans are my fave. If you start with well-seasoned, cooked-by-you beans, the results are even better. Like almost all veggie burgers, these hold together better if …

Read full article >>

These Buttered Carrots Are So Good I Eat Them by the Drawerful

Source: Grub Street NY

I don’t remember the first time I ate roasted vegetables, but it wasn’t among the first of my eating or cooking experiences. What’s now a clich√© — a mixture of, like, potatoes, turnips, celeriac, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, garlic, onion, you name it, doused in olive oil — was not …

Read full article >>