Herb-Cured Salmon By Andrew Zimmern Inspired by classic Scandinavian gravlax, this salmon is cured for two days with dill, parsley, juniper berries, sugar and salt. The salt and sugar draw out the liquid from the fish, so the texture and flavor is superb without having to weigh it down to expel the moisture. While it seems… Read More →
Refreshing Cucumber Salad with Peanuts & Cilantro By Andrew Zimmern This classic, sweet-and-sour Thai-style cucumber salad is the perfect warm weather side dish.
I am obsessed with cucumbers. I juice them, eat them raw, salted, pickled, fermented, sliced in salad and pressed into lemonade. I core cucumbers, stuff with a Chinese pork forcemeat and steam them. I even wok sear them for 10 seconds and refrigerate them, then serve ice cold with hot chili sesame oil and ginger.… Read More →
A Sweet, Sour, Spicy & Savory Salad This is my version of a Thai-style grilled beef salad, a staple on most Thai restaurant menus in this country. With a ton of fragrant herbs, lime juice, lemongrass and chiles, the grilled beef doesn’t overwhelm the fresh ingredients, making it a perfect salad for the summer. It’s… Read More →
My Version of a Thai Menu Staple By Andrew Zimmern This spicy, savory Asian grilled beef salad is pushed over the top by addictively delicious fried potato crisps. It’s an easy, ultra-flavorful summertime meal.
My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my favorite recipes, from all-American cookout classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect salads and a… Read More →
15 Foolproof Easter Recipes Here are a few of my favorite Easter recipes, from brunch classics like quiche lorraine to an easy rustic crumble for dessert. Try the ham with madeira-cider glaze or rack of pork loin with mustard and apricots—both make for lovely centerpiece roasts. Frittata Rustica with Mixed Vegetables & Manchego If… Read More →
My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my top July 4th recipes, from all-American cook out classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect… Read More →
The Best Recipes for a Memorial Day Barbecue From lobster rolls and baby back ribs to homemade baked beans and an easy mixed berry crumble, here are a few delicious ways to help you welcome summer this weekend. Lobster Rolls, Two Ways Here are two easy recipes for everyone’s favorite summer sandwich, the lobster… Read More →
Easy Salmon Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Salmon takes well to almost every cooking technique imaginable—grilling, broiling, sautéing, steaming and poaching… even raw, the fish is buttery and oceanic. Here are eight ways to prepare this healthy menu star, from a classic poached salmon served hot or cold, to a throw-back tomato and salmon… Read More →
Easter Recipe Round-Up Here are a few of my favorite recipes for the spring holiday, from brunch classics like quiche lorraine to a make-ahead orange and caramel flan for dessert. Need to feed a crowd of hungry relatives? Try the ham with madeira-cider glaze or rack of pork loin with mustard and apricots—both make for lovely… Read More →
Impressive Valentine’s Day Recipes A love of good food is universal, it’s what connects us all… trust me, I’ve spent a lifetime trying to prove this very point. So this Valentine’s Day, skip the dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant and practice the art of seduction from the comforts of your own kitchen. Here are… Read More →
Vietnamese Shrimp Summer Rolls By Andrew Zimmern Packed with herbs, vegetables and shrimp, nothing beats a fresh Vietnamese-style summer roll. Make them for a healthy snack, fill up on them for dinner, or add the spring rolls to your deep-fried, cheese-laden line up for a refreshing appetizer on game day. I use a classic combination of rice… Read More →
Exploring Indian Cuisine in Your Own Kitchen Insanely complex and varied, Indian food is one of my favorites. And while it can be intimidating for the home cook, these recipes are a cinch once your pantry is stocked with the right spices. From classic saag paneer to a fast weeknight vegetable curry, here are 8 Indian… Read More →
Back-To-School Recipes It’s September, the kids are in school and it’s time to get back into the routine of family dinners. If you’re looking for inspiration this fall, here are a few mainstays at the Zimmern household. I’ll admit, these are not all 30 minute recipes and some may take planning ahead. But, they’re all fairly easy and… Read More →
Bouncy Thai Fish Cakes By Andrew Zimmern For these delectable Thai fish cakes, I like pounding all the ingredients step-by-step in a monstrous mortar and pestle to achieve the perfect bouncy mouth feel that the Chinese call Q-Q. The results in a food processor are almost as good. And the schmaltz and ice really help… Read More →
15 recipes for a Memorial Day Barbecue From grilled salads and classic fried chicken to easy homemade baked beans and an ultra-moist angel food cake, here are 15 ways to welcome summer. • 7 Easy Tips for Grilling • Grills Gone Wild • Up Your Salsa Game
Where to Eat in Iceland’s Capitol By Devan Grimsrud Reykjavík is many things. It’s a port city, the capital and largest city in Iceland, and the northernmost capital in the world with a latitude of 64°08′ N (I would know as my only memento from the touristy gift shop was a magnet stating this very… Read More →
Cauliflower Cake By Yotam Ottolenghi Having lived in Britain for more than sixteen years, there are certain names and phrases with which I am perfectly familiar: Doctor Who, Ring a Ring o’ Roses, Curly Wurlies, Blue Peter, and cauliflower cheese, to name just a few; but I have no clue as to their meaning. This… Read More →
#OnlyinMN I’m constantly traveling around the world, but there is no place I would rather be than my home state, Minnesota. What makes the land of 10,000 lakes so great? Check out just some of my favorites things to do only in Minnesota. MINNESOTA STATE FAIR I love the Minnesota State Fair so much that I try… Read More →
Curry in a Hurry By Andrew Zimmern This Indian-inspired curry is a healthy, meatless main dish that makes for a quick weeknight meal (and great leftovers). Serve with basmati rice and a cool cucumber salad seasoned with mint and lemon juice.