May/June 2016

May / June

2016
Filter +
Ideal Doneness Temperature for Wild Salmon
Published: May 2016
Ideal Doneness Temperature for Wild Salmon
Why does cooking wild salmon to 125 degrees result in dry flesh?
Published: May 2016
The Best Way to Reheat a Roast
We’ve found the best way to reheat leftover steaks, turkey, fried chicken—even f…
Using Active Yeast Instantly
Published: May 2016
Using Active Yeast Instantly
We wondered if there might be enough moisture in a bread dough to allow us to sw…
Sherry Vinegar
Published: May 2016
Sherry Vinegar
The woodsy yet vibrant taste of sherry vinegar makes it such a standout that it …
Smoked Paprika
Published: May 2016
Smoked Paprika
We tasted seven products, rating them on their flavor, level of smokiness, and o…
Buy the Winner
Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame, Ginger, and Lemon Zest
Published: May 2016
Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame, Ginger, and Lemon Zest
What’s the secret to tender pods that retain their namesake snap? Steam.
Sugar Snap Peas with Almonds, Coriander, and Orange Zest
Published: May 2016
Sugar Snap Peas with Almonds, Coriander, and Orange Zest
What’s the secret to tender pods that retain their namesake snap? Steam.
Mushroom Farrotto
Published: May 2016
Mushroom Farrotto
This Italian grain’s flavorful bran layer makes it a challenge to coax into crea…
Farrotto with Pancetta, Asparagus, and Peas
Published: May 2016
Farrotto with Pancetta, Asparagus, and Peas
This Italian grain’s flavorful bran layer makes it a challenge to coax into crea…
Spinach Sformati
Published: May 2016
Spinach Sformati
A custardy sformato has the plush elegance of a soufflé with a fraction of the f…
Roasted Red Pepper Sformati
Published: May 2016
Roasted Red Pepper Sformati
A custardy sformato has the plush elegance of a soufflé with a fraction of the f…
Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Published: May 2016
Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Serve with our Pan-Seared Salmon.
Pan-Seared Salmon for Two
Published: May 2016
Pan-Seared Salmon for Two
For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.
Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce
Published: May 2016
Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce
Serve with our Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin.
Parmesan Farrotto
Published: May 2016
Parmesan Farrotto
This Italian grain’s flavorful bran layer makes it a challenge to coax into crea…
Sugar Snap Peas with Pine Nuts, Fennel, and Lemon Zest
Published: May 2016
Sugar Snap Peas with Pine Nuts, Fennel, and Lemon Zest
What’s the secret to tender pods that retain their namesake snap? Steam.
Lemon-Herb Sformati
Published: May 2016
Lemon-Herb Sformati
A custardy sformato has the plush elegance of a soufflé with a fraction of the f…
Korean Rice Bowl (Dolsot Bibimbap)
Published: May 2016
Korean Rice Bowl (Dolsot Bibimbap)
This comforting combination of rice, vegetables, eggs, spicy sauce, and a crisp …
Sticky Buns
Published: May 2016
Sticky Buns
Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping th…
Refined Strawberry Shortcake
Published: May 2016
Refined Strawberry Shortcake
Loads of fresh berries were a given. But for a refined version of this classic d…
Pan-Seared Salmon
Published: May 2016
Pan-Seared Salmon
For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.
Patatas Bravas
Published: May 2016
Patatas Bravas
Crispy potatoes served with a smoky, spicy sauce—patatas bravas—are hugely popu…
Chermoula Sauce
Published: May 2016
Chermoula Sauce
Serve with our Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin.
Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Published: May 2016
Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin
To deliver great grill flavor to beef tenderloin, we had to upend the most comm…
Skillet-Roasted Chicken in Lemon Sauce
Published: May 2016
Skillet-Roasted Chicken in Lemon Sauce
Getting a reservation at this New York institution is nearly impossible, so we …
Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate
Published: May 2016
Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate
This concentrated coffee, once diluted, delivers a smooth cup of coffee without …
Mango-Mint Salsa
Published: May 2016
Mango-Mint Salsa
Serve with our Pan-Seared Salmon.
Published: May 2016
Oil-Cured Olives: A Kalamata Substitute?
Can oil-cured olives stand in for kalamatas as a substitute?
Published: May 2016
Put Leftover Panko to Use
If you happen to have a half-box of panko in your pantry, you can make seasoned …
Published: May 2016
Fruit Pie for a Crowd
When baking for a large group, try a slab pie—it’s baked in a rimmed baking shee…
Published: May 2016
Lighting a Chimney Starter: More Tinder Isn't Better
A chimney starter makes lighting briquettes quick and easy without the need for …
Published: May 2016
For Better-Tasting Beer, Use a Glass
Does pouring a beer into a glass make a noticeable difference in the drinking ex…
Published: May 2016
Cake That Holds Up—and Cake That Doesn't
The structure of a genoise cake comes from abundant egg proteins that unwind and…
Published: May 2016
Whipping Whites and Sugar: Timing Matters
Meringue cookies depend on whipped egg whites for both leavening and structure. …
Published: May 2016
A Tidy Way to Portion Sticky Buns
When making our Cook's Illustrated Sticky Buns, cutting the rolled dough cylind…
Published: May 2016
Leave the Bands on Lobster Claws
We cooked lobsters with and without rubber bands in separate pots of boiling wat…
Published: May 2016
Swapping Anchovy Paste for Fillets
If you don't have minced anchovy fillets on hand, can you save time and avoid fu…
Published: May 2016
The Best Way to Revive Wilted Produce
These are our test kitchen tips for reviving wilted produce.
Published: May 2016
Cooking with Shelf-Stable Milk
While popular in Europe, shelf-stable ultra-high-­temperature (UHT) milk is rare…
Dry Storage Containers
Published: May 2016
Dry Storage Containers
Dry storage containers are designed to ensure that staples like flour and sugar …
Buy the Winner
Gas Grills Under $500
Published: May 2016
Gas Grills Under $500
It doesn’t matter how powerful a grill is. If it can’t distribute and hold the h…
Buy the Winner
Avocado Gadgets
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Barbecue Basting Brushes
Published: May 2016
Barbecue Basting Brushes
We tested our old favorite barbecue basting brush against five new silicone brus…
Buy the Winner
Flat Whisks
Published: May 2016
Flat Whisks
We tested six flat whisks, using them to make a béchamel sauce and a pan sauce f…
Buy the Winner
Spiralizers
Published: May 2016
Spiralizers
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long no…
Buy the Winner
Salt Storage Containers
Published: May 2016
Salt Storage Containers
Salt containers placed near the stove make it easy to season a steak or a pot of…
Buy the Winner