recipes: #main dishes and sides

  • Arroz con Pollo (Caribbean Chicken and Criollo Rice)
    large Anaheim pepperdried oreganooniongarliccilantroboneless chicken thigh meatsalt and pepperrice bran oilground annatto seeds (achiote)piquillo peppersolivesbay leavesground cuminground corianderpinch ground cloveswhite winechicken stockchicken glacePomi tomatoesripe plantainzucchinijuice of 1 orangegarlic saffronlight olive oilsaltsmoked paprikapinch of chili flakeswaterricelarge yellow onionspureed tomatoesbay leafshelling peascilantroavocado
  • Beef Tartare
    anchovy filletscapersDijon mustardegg yolksbeef tenderloinshallotsfinely chopped parsleyolive oilhot sauces (such as Tabasco)Worcestershire sauceKosher salt and black pepperbaguette
  • Boeuf au Pistou, Ratatouille and Cous Cous
    beef sirloinSaltPeppereggplantsTable saltGround black pepperzucchiniolive oiloniongarlictomatoesfresh parsleyfresh basilfresh thymecouscousbutter or olive oil (optional)water or brothminttoasted sliced almondsfresh basilparsleykosher saltgarlicGruyère (or Parmesan)olive oilFreshly ground pepper
  • Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons
    anchovy filletsDijon mustardWorcestershire saucefresh garlicjuice of 0.5 lemonegg yolksrice bran oilfinely grated ParmesanKosher salt and black peppercrusty French breadolive oilgarlicunsalted butterchopped herbs (parsley oregano thyme etc)chili flakesKosher saltlittle gem lettucesParmesan cheese
  • Chicken Mole Rojo
    dried ancho chilesboiling waterdried pasilla chilesdried guajillo chilesrice bran oilmedium tomatillosyellow oniongarlic clovesKosher saltcrushed tomatoes (Pomi)raisinspanko bread crumbssemi-sweet chocolatewhole almondstoasted sesame seedsKosher saltdark chicken stockwhite wine vinegarbrown sugarground clovesground black pepperdried oreganoground cinnamonchili flakeschicken thighsRice bran oilcilantro sprigscrematoasted sesame seeds
  • Chilled Asparagus and Pea Soup
    asparagusfresh English peasolive oilsmall yellow onionslight chicken or vegetable stockhalf and half (or heavy cream)lemon juice or rice wine vinegar to tasteKosher salt and black pepper to tastemint
  • Churrasco al Mojo Verde with Criollo-Saffron Rice
    light olive oillarge yellow onionsgarlicsaltsmoked paprikadried oregano leavesbay leaveschili flakescilantro stemspureed tomatoeswaterricecilantro leavesparsley leavesoregano leavesshallotsgarlicsmoked paprikaespelette pepperground cuminground black peppersaltextra-virgin olive oilred wine vinegarzest and juice of 2 limesskirt steakgarlicshallotsbay leavesrice bran oilsalt and pepper to tastelime juiceyellow onionslime wedgesoptional: sliced avocado
  • Creamy Polenta
    water (or low sodium chicken stock)kosher saltpolentaparmesan cheesebutter