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MAKES 4 SERVINGS 2 lemons2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons garam masala, divided3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided 1 (3 1/2 -pound) whole chicken, rinsed, patted dry4 thyme sprigs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 pound carrots, peeled, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch rounds Gremolata: 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest1 small garlic clove, minced Preheat oven to 400. Quarter the lemons lengthwise and remove and discard any seeds. Thinly slice 6 of the lemon quarters crosswise (you will get little triangles) and, in a bowl, … ]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:44:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ APPLE-POBLANO WHOLE ROAST TURKEY ]]>

MAKES 12 SERVINGS 8 cups water8 cups apple cider ½ cup packed brown sugar ⅓ cup kosher salt 2 tablespoons black peppercorns, crushed 1 jalapeno pepper, quartered lengthwise 1 (12-pound) organic fresh turkey 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon ground red pepper ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 3 Gala apples, quartered and divided 2 poblano chiles, quartered, seeded, and divided 1 cup cilantro leaves Cooking spray 3 cups water 3 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups chopped … ]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:46:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ BRINED THANKSGIVING TURKEY ]]>

MAKES ENOUGH FOR 20-POUND TURKEY 2 sticks cinnamon4 bay leaves 2 whole star anise 1/4 black peppercorns12 whole juniper  berries 1 gallon water 3 cups kosher salt 2 cups brown sugar 1 whole onion, peeled and chopped 2 whole celery rib, chopped 6 garlic cloves, whole 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 bunch thyme, chopped 6 sprigs rosemary, chopped 3 whole oranges, halved 2 apples, grilled and coarsely chopped 1 fennel bulb, grilled and coarsely chopped 1 gallon water 1 gallon apple juice 1 (15- to 20-pound) turkey In a heavy pot, toast the first 5 ingredients until they become fragrant. … ]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:39:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jimmy Jamm Sweet Potato Chicken Pot Pie ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 8 SERVINGS Sweet potatoes (and pumpkins) make great savory pies, too. This is a simplified version of the made-from-scratch pot pie served at the bakery. You could also make it with leftover turkey. 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup 1-1/2 cups peeled, diced sweet potatoes (1 medium sweet potato) 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced cooked chicken 1 cup thawed frozen green peas or drained canned peas Pepper and all-purpose seasoning to taste Pastry for a 9-inch, double crust, deep-dish pie Melted butter In a saucepan, combine the … ]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:42:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ TANDOORI CHICKEN BREASTS ]]>

This fragrant tandoori chicken hits the mark in both authenticity and dietary restrictions. Make an extra portion of the sauce to use on salmon, which takes to it especially well. Start to finish: 1 hour 10 minutes (15 minutes active) MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1 1/2 tablespoons safflower oil, divided1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4 -inch dice (1 1/2 cups)3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/3 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 teaspoon kosher … ]]> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 08:01:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Slow-roasted chicken ]]>

MAKES 4 to 6 SERVINGS 1 (3 1/2 - to 4-pound)   chicken, cut up2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves taken off sprig 1 teaspoon dried basil (or 3 teaspoons fresh) Juice of one lemon Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Rinse chicken pieces and then pat dry. Set aside. In large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, rosemary, basil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and coat with mixture. Place chicken in roasting pan and into oven for about 31/2 hours or until thermometer registers 160 … ]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:03:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ PEKING-STYLE ROAST CHICKEN ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 4 to 6 SERVINGS 1 approximately 4-pound chicken1½ teaspoons honey 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 12 ounces button mushrooms, trimmed½ cup water Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Truss the chicken with soft cotton twine. Lower the chicken breast-side down into the boiling water, return water to a boil (about 3 minutes) then immediately lower heat and cook gently for 2 minutes. Drain and set chicken on a wire rack in a roasting pan. Mix sauce ingredients through vinegar … ]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:09:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Thai chicken pizza ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter¼ cup warm water 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons rice vinegar ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper 12 ounces skinless   boneless chicken breast, cut into bitesize pieces 2 teaspoons canola oil½ cup (4) thinly sliced scallions 2 cloves garlic, minced Non-stick cooking spray 1 (16-ounce) loaf frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed 1 cup thin red sweet   pepper strips ½ cup (2 ounces)   shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro Scallion curls (optional) Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In small bowl, combine peanut butter, warm water, sugar, vinegar and crushed red pepper; set aside. In medium skillet, … ]]> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 08:02:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ Recipe: Cassoulet ]]> Lead story image

All the components of this dish can be made a day in advance, stored in the refrigerator, then assembled on the day. It reheats very well (top up with a little more liquid if it looks dry). Double the recipe for large crowds. For vegetarians, the meat can be left out. MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS 4 cups dried butter beans 1 pound smoked Italian pancetta or slab bacon, in one piece 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 boneless duck breasts, halved crosswise, or chicken legs or thighs 1 1/2 pounds fresh Toulouse sausages or Italian coarse pork sausages, cut … ]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:01:05 -0500