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Petits Pois de L’Oustau de Baumanière

Ingredients 1 ½teaspoons olive oil (extra virgin) 1 tablespoon butter (unsalted) 2 ounces pork belly, sliced & uncured, or bacon (dice into ¼ inch pieces) 3 scallions, (use only white/light green parts, save the rest for another use). Slice thinly crosswise. 8 ounces fresh green shelled peas, peeling optional (view notes) 2 to 3 tablespoons…

Korean Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps

This dish is sinfully addictive. Marinated in a salty, sweet, spicy marinade, these thinly-sliced strips of beef are swiftly seared on a grill before being rolled up in a Korean-style wrap (ssam). Fold 1-2 pieces of steak, some rice, herbs & vegetables inside a crispy lettuce leaf to start your addiction! Make sure to place…

Winter Squash Puree

This spicy cooked vegetable puree is typically served as a starter – one of many such purees popular across North Africa. Flavored with harissa (spicy hot pepper taste popular in Algeria & Tunisia), this is a truly authentic dish. If harissa is easily available, substitute 1 tspn (or more) to taste for the cayenne. This…

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

This recipe is renowned chef Pierre Thiam’s unique take on a traditional Senegalese dish – the accara, or black-eyed pea fritter. Sold on street corners across West Africa, often as a sandwich on a fresh baguette. This recipe treats them more like a falafel, as they’re stuffed inside a pita bread instead. The spicy pickled…

Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad goes by ‘som tum’ in Thailand, som means sour, while tum is a reference to the pounding sound a large pestle makes when crushing ingredients. Often eaten as a snack, or alongside marinated grilled chicken and beef. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic (peeled) ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dry-roasted…

Braised Lettuce

Ingredients 8 well-rounded heads of Little Gem or bibb lettuce 8 tablespoons butter (unsalted) Salt and freshly ground black pepper Juice of 1/2 lemon Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings): 250 calories; 23 grams fat; 14 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 6 grams monounsaturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 8 grams…

Bang Bang Turkey

In this recipe, Thanksgiving leftovers meet the East. A quickly assembled salad, this is no more than shredded turkey alongside a satay-esque sauce made of peanut butter, Chinese vinegar, chile bean, with some chopped cucumbers and shredded lettuce. Hard not to scoff down, and fabulously easy to make too! Ingredients For the Bang Bang sauce:…

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