Recipes for Spring Entertaining

Dishes with in-season ingredients make for the freshest of feasts.

Skillet-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlicky Green...

The savory elixir left behind after roasting chicken is pure gold. We put it to …

Skillet-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Harissa-Mint C...

The savory elixir left behind after roasting chicken is pure gold. We put it to …

Braised Chicken with Mustard and Herbs

Braising delivers succulent meat and a rich, velvety sauce—no wonder it's a clas…

Maple-Glazed Pork Roast

An unexpected (and easy) technique yields tender, juicy pork with a rich, clingy…

Spicy Pork Tacos (al Pastor)

These iconic tacos feature juicy, spit-roasted marinated pork that’s crispy at t…

Perfect Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin Steaks

How do you cook this lean cut so that it's superjuicy, rosy from edge to edge, a…

Roasted Whole Side of Salmon

When it comes to serving a crowd, most cooks turn to a large roast or bird. But …

Hearty Chicken Soup with Orzo and Spring Vegetables

A broth developed from an Edna Lewis recipe makes full-flavored chicken soup pos…

Risi e Bisi

Brothier than risotto but thicker than soup, this Venetian classic requires a no…

Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Noodles (Gua...

This version of tom yum soup features hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors, with …

Pan-Seared Salmon

For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.

Israeli Couscous with Lemon, Mint, Peas, Feta, and ...

These pasta pearls can revitalize a picnic salad—but first you have to cook them…

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas, and To...

We were sold on this nutty grain even before we realized how fast and easy it is…

Buttery Spring Vegetables

No disrespect to dessert, but perfectly cooked vegetables can dazzle, too.

Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish

Usually tossed into a pile of greens, mild-mannered avocado sinks to the bottom …

Roasted Asparagus

A blazing-hot oven is only part of the formula for deeply browned, crisp-tender …

Simple Broiled Asparagus

In fewer than 10 minutes, you can have both perfectly broiled asparagus.

Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette

In fewer than 10 minutes, you can have both perfectly broiled asparagus and one …

Tagliatelle with Prosciutto and Peas

An ingredient from Switzerland—not Italy—takes this classic to a new level.

Spring Vegetable Pasta

When the original primavera method took hours—and produced washed-out vegetables…

Pan-Steamed Broccolini with Shallot

The trick to cooking slender, verdant broccolini is best illustrated using long …

Lemon Pudding Cakes

During baking, this dessert’s batter separates into two distinct layers. To ens…

Best Lemon Bars

What's the secret to bars with bold, multifaceted citrus flavor? Cut back on the…

Refined Strawberry Shortcake

Loads of fresh berries were a given. But for a refined version of this classic d…

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Because strawberries and rhubarb both contain loads of moisture, avoiding a mush…

Sous Vide Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango and Basil

Versions of this dish exist in nearly every part of the world—probably because i…

Strawberry, Lime, and Basil Pavlova with Whipped Cream

Pavlova is a drop-dead gorgeous dessert of marshmallowy, crisp-shelled meringue …

Chocolate Semifreddo

Italy's elegant alternative to gelato (and ice cream) is rich and decadently cre…

Olive Oil Cake

Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…