Vermouth Steamed Mussels

Vermouth is a fortified wine, meaning it’s been mixed with a distilled spirit. It comes in red or white, and both varieties can be dry or sweet. An...

Comforting & Quick Chicken Soup

Putting diced chicken thighs into the pot with vegetables turns this into a satisfying chicken soup that is so quick to make, you can easily toss ...

Creamy Baked Penne

A splash of cream gives this sauce a little extra body, as does halloumi cheese. This cheese is as creamy as mozzarella in taste, but is firmer and...

Hot Pot and Sauces

Hot pot is fun and delicious. I love the versatility of the broth, the array of vegetables, the paper-thin variety of proteins, extras like wide no...

Chili Oil Three Ways

There are so many amazing ways to enjoy chilies. You can have them fresh or fried, ground or whole, flakes or powder. And they're delicious in a wi...

Chili Garlic Sauce

Building on the delicious chili crisp, this sauce adds even more flavor and depth (and addictiveness) as a dipping sauce or as a sauce to drizzle i...

Cider Vinegar–glazed Pork Chops

The classic combination of pork and apples develops layers of flavors here—from tangy apples to sweet raisins to tart apple cider vinegar. The warm...

Sabzi and Pomegranate Salad

Inspired by the classic Sabzi Khordan platter of herbs, our version includes sliced almonds and fresh pomegranate to add a fresh and herby side to ...

Tomato Soup alla Norma

A good tomato soup is soul warming and this one comes together in twenty minutes, while you cook the garnish.  Based on the dish Pasta alla Norma, ...

Seared Salmon

Salmon skin is delicious when pan-seared—it becomes as crisp as a potato chip—and it’s even tastier when it’s crusted with spices. Those same spice...

Baked Penne

This old-school style of baked penne—coated with classically spiced red sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan—is pure comfort food. My nostalgia for it c...

Chili Noir

Inspired by Salsa Macha and Chili Crisp, Chili Noir is the La Boîte version.   It’s full of the nutty aroma of toasted sesame, perfectly golden-cri...