Salsa Verde

Tart, green tomatillos make a lovely variation on the more well-known red tomato salsa. Like pico de gallo, this chip dip and taco topper is made with fresh, raw ingredients and is best enjoyed the same day it is prepared. Coarsely chop: 1 pound tomatillos 1 red onion 1 poblano pepper 1 jalapeño pepper 1…

Fusion Marinade for Shish Kebabs

East meets West in this tangy, pungent, heavily salted marinade made with widely available Japanese and British condiments. The complex flavors won’t be overshadowed by the charring and caramelization produced by grilling. Combine in a blender: 3/4 cups oil 3/4 cups tamari soy sauce 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons mustard…

Mom’s Cool Salad Dressing

A gem unearthed from the family recipe box, featured here in an updated version. Choose a neutral-tasting oil rather than extra-virgin olive oil to let the other flavors shine. Same goes for the vinegar: save your balsamic for another use. Combine in a jar: 1/2 cup oil 6 tablespoons ketchup 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon…