Nut Shortbread crustsBy wpPasta, Prosciutto, and Pea SoupBy wpBroth. It's the foundation for homemade soups that can be table-ready in minutes. And when dinner is sandwiched between school and sports practice or work and a movie, big cans of chicken broth come to the rescue. One is just enough to float ingredients four to six satisfying main-dish portions. Great soup fixings are often staples lurking in the pantry or diguised as leftovers in the refrigerator. Or gather the makings in a quick shop stop.Salsa CampanhaBy wp
Use this Brazilian salsa with Churrasco Misto (separate recipe).
Asparagus Tarragon SoupBy wpTheir act is a bit like the good cop-bad cop routine. Asparagus is sweet, fresh, and clean-tasting--delicate. Tarragon is racy, aggressive, and prone to take over--bold. Together, they're a classic, with each bringing out the finest in the other. The effect is best when tarragon is fresh. Unlike the dried herb, which has an aniselike intensity, fresh tarragon can be used with a free hand.Ostrich with Port and Blue Cheese GlazeBy wpThe ostrich has no breast meat--it's mostly leg and thigh, plus a strip from the back called the tenderloin. The tenderloin and some cuts from the thigh (top loin, fan, oyster, and inside and outside strip) are quite tender. Others are chewier. Ostrich meat that is cut into neat slices or re-formed into steaks called medallions or mignons cooks quite evenly.Sole with GrapesBy wpLike many French classics, sole Veronique is known for its lavish sauce. Yet it can retain surprisingly rich character even when the sauce is adjusted to meet low-fat criteria. The secret, an unlikely ingredient, is cooked breakfast cereal. It adds more flavor than cornstarch, and the sauce retains its retainsFive-Seed Wheat BreadBy wpMake this recipe in a 1 1/2-lb automatic bread machine. For crispest crusts, let bread cool, then reheat on a rack in a 350° oven for 5 to 10 minutes.Yogurt Pesto PastaBy wpStuck at home on a winter's day, Sunset reader Denise Naughton turned to ingredients on hand in the refrigerator to come up with this tangy pesto sauce.