The award-winning restaurant, Darjeeling Express, began as a dinner party with friends; Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes from generations past. In her book, "Asma's Indian Kitchen," Asma reveals the secret to her restaurant success, her immigrant story, and how food brought her home. Let's explore the story and the food together, starting with saffron-hued Chicken Chaap.
Here's something quick, easy, and versatile for you. This Bon Appétit recipe for the crispiest cast-iron chicken thighs has become one of my go-to's for easy weeknight cooking. Store extra chicken thighs in your freezer, and you're already halfway to a meal that feels elevated and special.
Cutting corners is the heart of this puff pastry tart. There are times when a day spent laboring over a pie crust is worthwhile, creative, and renewing. There are other days when a loose "recipe," grilled vegetables, and more time spent with friends is the more meaningful choice.
Someday, when we can hold hands and hug, and pass plates to each other, I will indulge my craving to eat my way through Italy. In the meantime, I'll make simple pastas with big flavors and try to appreciate the lessons of Italian cooking. I'll continue to be grateful for the lessons of this time, for resourcefulness, and for the difference a little lemon zest can make.
There's no real specifics to these oven baked Thanksgiving Quesadillas. After the more intense Thanksgiving kitchen endeavors, these are all about ease. Follow your current cravings. Swap a sharp cheddar for the camembert. Throw on some shredded turkey or chopped bacon for a meatier take. Roast salted kale for a crunchier contrast. There are so many possibilities!