Serve with corn on the cob.
Chimichurri Sauce Credits: Angus Fergusson
Chimichurri is a thick, fresh herb sauce that's commonly served with grilled meats, such as steak, but it also makes a surprisingly delicious fresh-tasting topping for roasted or smoked turkey.
In food processor, pulse together parsley, cilantro, green onions, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes. With motor running, add oil in thin steady stream, blending until smooth and adding up to 1/4 cup water if needed to reach desired consistency. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.)
Makes about 2 cups.
<p>The Ultimate Chicken Dumplings</p> Credits: Photography by James Tse
This one-pot meal is loaded with juicy chicken, smoky bacon, hearty potatoes and tender-crisp veggies. We like to call it comfort in a bowl.
Stew: In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to bowl. Set aside.
In small bowl, reserve 3 tbsp of fat from pan (add olive oil if needed to make 3 tbsp). Discard any remaining fat. Set aside.
In same pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes. Add to bowl with bacon.
In same pan, heat half of the reserved fat over medium heat; working in batches, cook chicken, turning once, until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to separate bowl. Add 2 tbsp water to pan, scraping up browned bits. Scrape into bowl with chicken. Set aside.
In same pan, heat remaining reserved fat over medium heat; cook onions, carrots and celery, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle in flour; cook, stirring often, until light golden, about 2 minutes.
Stir in broth and wine until smooth. Add potatoes, bay leaf, marjoram, savory, pepper and salt.
Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
Transfer chicken to cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred chicken into bite-size pieces. Return to pan. Stir in mushroom mixture, peas, cream, corn and parsley; bring to simmer.
Dumplings: While stew is simmering, in bowl, whisk together flour, parsley, chives, thyme, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stir in buttermilk to form sticky dough.
On large sheet of parchment paper, roll out dough into 7-inch long log; cut crosswise into 8 generous 3/4-inch thick rounds, reshaping if necessary. Add to stew; cook, covered and without lifting lid, until dumplings are no longer doughy underneath, about 15 minutes.
The Ultimate Chicken and Dumplings/
<p>Penne with Anchovies and Rosemary Cream Sauce</p> Credits: Photography by Ronald Tsang
Anchovies can be polarizing, but they seamlessly melt into the cream sauce, adding umami flavour without any of the fishiness you might expect. They're also loaded with protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 4 minutes. Add anchovies; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in broth, cream, 1 tbsp of the rosemary, the mustard, pepper and hot pepper flakes; cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
Stir in peas; cook until heated through. Stir in pasta, red peppers and capers. If needed, gradually stir in enough of the reserved cooking liquid to loosen sauce. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary.
<p>Salmon Maki Quinoa Bowls</p> Credits: Photography by Ronald Tsang
Sushi lovers, take note: These deconstructed California roll bowls come together in less time than it takes to order takeout. Quinoa cooks quickly, which makes it a great option, but you can use any kind of grain if you're not in a rush.
In saucepan, bring 2 cups water to boil; stir in quinoa. Return to boil; reduce heat to low, cover and cook until tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with fork.
In nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp of the sesame oil over medium heat; cook light parts of green onions, the ginger and garlic, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in quinoa and salt; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Divide quinoa mixture among serving bowls. Top with salmon, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, dark parts of green onions and the sesame seeds.
Whisk together soy sauce, wasabi and remaining sesame oil; drizzle over bowls.