Collection by Esmee Williams

Simple Garlic Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 1529
Chef John's garlicky, lemony, buttery shrimp that's ready in no time.

Smokin' Scovilles Turkey Chili

Rating: 5 stars 748
This is a hearty and relatively low-fat chili recipe that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most sadistic spicy food lover...REAL MAN FOOD. (For those with wimpier taste buds, omit the Habanero pepper). Try melting a tablespoon of whipped cream cheese into each dish. Hoo boy! Also, drink beer with lime. The acidity seems to help calm the assault on your taste buds when it gets to be too much.

Quick Coq au Vin

Rating: 5 stars 5
This dish is typically simmered for hours, but this version featuring boneless chicken is ready far sooner.

Chicken Bouillabaisse

Rating: 5 stars 1
This dish, made with chicken, kielbasa, and potatoes, takes its inspiration from the famous fish stew of the South of France and contains all the classic seasonings, including saffron. An expensive spice, saffron is essential to this dish. The best comes from Spain. I've also added a little tarragon at the end. Although not absolutely necessary, tarragon has a slight anise taste that complements the other seasonings. To reinforce its flavor, I add a splash of Pernod® or Ricard® at the last minute, although this ingredient is optional too.

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 278
If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible.

Grilled Spicy Lamb Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
Something new for all the grill-daddies! An EASY burger to make, and guests rave over this one.

Chef John's Pasta Primavera

Rating: 4.5 stars 197
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.

Asparagus Parmesan

Rating: 4.5 stars 771
Quick and delicious pan-fried asparagus with Parmesan that is sauteed to perfection for an easy side.