Make It Crisp
Crispy-Skinned Chicken Breasts with Vinegar-Pepper Pan Sauce
To create a pan-seared chicken breast with shatteringly crispy skin and moist, tender meat, we start the breasts skin side down in a cold pan and weigh them down briefly with a pot to ensure good contact. Once the skin starts to brown, we remove the weight to promote evaporation and let the skin continue to crisp. Then we flip the breasts to finish cooking the meat. Finally, we create a silky, flavorful sauce with a bright, acidic finish, as a foil for the skin’s richness.
How to Make Quick Homemade Pickles
Quick pickles are an impressive gift that's easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within a few weeks, eliminating the rigmarole of canning while keeping the wonderful pickle flavor. Try our recipes for cucumber chips, carrots, fennel, and more.
Full of Beans
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Pasta, beans, and greens provide a great combination of flavors and textures for this one-dish meal. In addition to the usual creamy cannellini beans, we add pinto beans for meatiness, while Swiss chard makes an appealing twofer for the greens component. We sauté the chopped chard stems at the outset of cooking but wait until the end to sprinkle the tender leaves on top, and then we cover the pot and let the leaves steam gently off heat. A small amount of pancetta provides a meaty background, and two additions of rosemary give the dish a subtle but pervasive herbal flavor. Instead of draining and rinsing the canned beans, we mix the starchy liquid with water and a handful of grated Parmesan to produce a creamy, stew-like sauce to bring it all together. We cook the pasta separately until just shy of al dente and then finish cooking it in the broth so that it can soak up some of the broth’s meaty flavor.
Fissler Magic Smooth-Edge Can Opener
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