recipes: #baby numnums

  • braised short ribs in red wine sauce
    This is such a delicious and easy way to prepare braised short ribs. The pressure cooker does most of the heavy lifting. You just need to brown the meat, soften the veggies, toss in some flour, then add everything else. The frozen pearl onions help reduce prep time. We dug this out of a vintage Jacques Pepin book, The Short-Cut Cook. short ribsrendered fatfrozen pearl onionscarrotsgarlicflourherbes de Provencesaltblack pepperred bliss potatoesred wineparsley
  • fast & simple asparagus preparation
    We grew up eating steamed asparagus with a side of mayo or a side of homemade thousand island (mayo + ketchup + Tabasco), but always wondered if there was a tastier and easier way to prepare asparagus. I found this in JP’s latest book and was surprised at how tasty the asparagus became through this quick and simple preparation. The true flavors of asparagus simply shine when cooked this way. Our one-year-old loves picking up the pieces to feed to herself. Adapted from JP’s Asparagus Ragout recipe from Essential Pepin. JP does a similar delicious and fast treatment for broccoli on page 124 of his other book More Fast Food My Way. waterolive oilasparagusunsalted buttersalt
  • Jacques Pepin's Kale Chips
    This Jacques Pepin recipe is so easy to make and is a tasty way to get your veggies in for the day! Use the measurements below as guidelines. We make this so often that we simply add just enough olive oil and salt to lightly coat the kale, then we mix it all together with our hands. It always turns out awesome. Adapted from Jacques Pepin's More Fast Food My Way. curly kaleolive oilsalt and pepperchili flake
  • quick cooking mirin salmon
    This dish is a weeknight winner and yet is also impressive enough for entertaining. Marination is a prep step, so it requires a little bit of pre-planning. But after all the prep and marination is complete, the salmon only takes a few minutes to cook. The level of effort to make this dish is so low considering how flavorful it is. In this preparation, the salmon is beautifully rare with a nice char on its base. Marination ensures that the fish is seasoned through. The lemon dressing compliments it perfectly, being just the right proportion of salty, bright, complex, and rich. mirinsoy saucebrown sugarTabascoextra virgin olive oillemon juicesesame oilsaltTabascosalmonsesame seeds