Chef John's Pasta Primavera
Pasta primavera is quite a straightforward recipe; spaghetti or fettuccine tossed with an array of fresh spring vegetables. When done right, this is one of the year's great seasonal recipes. This looks, smells, and tastes like a cool, sunny spring day.
Beerbecue Beef Flank Steak
There are very few things in life as beautiful as a glistening, smoky flank steak on a grill, being painted with beerbecue sauce. Any beer will do, but try to use something on the more aggressive side if you can. The subtle bitterness from the beer in the background really makes this sauce pop.
Chef John's Monte Cristo Benedict
Imagine the best French toast you've ever had, combined with the best ham and cheese sandwich you've ever had, topped with perfectly poached eggs. You don't need any Hollandaise because the poached egg yolks are the sauce.
Chef John's Beef and Barley Stew
This beautiful bowl of old-fashioned beef barley soup would be perfect for your next superstorm. When it comes to stick-to-your-ribs stews, it doesn't get any better than shank. There's so much gelatin-producing connective tissue that it makes an incredibly satisfying sauce for your meat and grain.
Chef John's Swedish Meatballs
Swedish meatballs, traditionally served with boiled potatoes and lingonberry preserves, are a hearty meal the whole family will love!
Scrumptious Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy
This simple, hearty dish will remind you of Sunday dinners at grandma's house. This is my husband's all-time favorite meal. The recipe makes plenty of gravy, so serve with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles.
Smoky Grilled Pork Chops
These thick pork chops have a smoky flavor, are very moist and tender, and the rub is easy to make. A family favorite, always requested at BBQs. I like to serve these chops with loaded baked potatoes and a garden salad.
Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
Chef John's version of this Thai dish has a sauce everyone will love.