recipes: #hot lunch

  • 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
  • jacques pepin's split pea soup with cracklings
    We were drawn to this recipe for several reasons. * We like split pea soup. * It makes use of leftover chicken skin. * Split peas are inexpensive. * It makes a big pot that can stretch over several meals or feed a party. * Leftovers freeze well. * It’s a Jaques Pepin recipe! We were pleased with the result and would definitely make it again the next time we have unused chicken skin. The crisped chicken skin kind of tastes like chicharon (deep-fried pork rind) in this dish. Adapted from Jacques Pepin's Essential Pepin. chicken skinonionsgarlichamwater or brothherbes de Provencesaltblack peppertabascosplit peas
  • jacques pepin's white bean purée
    This bean puree is great with chicken, veal, roast beef, or lamb. Leftovers reheat easily in the microwave. vegetable oiloniongarlicwhite beansblack peppersaltunsalted butter
  • momofuku's slow-poached eggs
    These eggs are the kind of eggs that come with ramen served at Momofuku's noodle bar. The egg, already fully poached inside its shell, is cracked into a small bowl tableside, then is gently dropped on top of the ramen. The key to getting the poaching right is to make sure that the egg never touches the bottom of the pot. According to David Chang's Momofuku, the water temp at the warm springs is just at the right temp for poaching, so women in Japan go to the springs with baskets of eggs, soak with them for about 45 minutes, then go home with soft poached eggs. We have made these at home with a dutch oven and veggie steamer, and have enjoyed them with ramen, alone with some salt, and even fried. eggs
  • spaghetti squash with ravigote
    We accidentally discovered this recipe when we had leftover ravigote sauce and spaghetti squash. Depending on how you portion it out, this refreshing dish can be served as a side or an entrée. spaghetti squashlemon zestlemononionscallionsfresh parsleygarlictomatoescapersolive oilsaltblack pepper
  • spaghetti squash with tuna tomato sauce
    With this recipe, you can easily enjoy the texture of spaghetti without the carbs. The tuna also enhances the red sauce and is completely satisfying. Since the spaghetti squash cooks in the microwave, clean up is also pretty easy. olive oilcrushed red pepperalbacore tunacrushed tomatoesfresh Italian parsleyfresh basilsaltspaghetti squashparmesan