Smoked Duck & Barley Salad with Lovage & Plums By Nevada Berg Duck season begins in early autumn and one of my favorite ways to prepare duck is to smoke it. It’s a simple process and makes for fantastic flavor and crispy skin. I tend not to brine duck, but rather pat it dry and… Read More →
Potato Salad By Andrew Zimmern Everyone needs a potato salad recipe in their back pocket during backyard barbecue season. I’m channeling my inner French grandmother in this version with fingerling potatoes glossed in a warm, rich bacon vinaigrette. It’s always the first thing to disappear off the potluck table… just saying. Watch Andrew make this… Read More →
Lobster Salad with Brown-Butter Vinaigrette By Andrew Zimmern Lobster with brown butter vinaigrette is a combination I first fell in love with after a meal at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine. Their untraditional lobster roll is a Chinese-style steamed bun stuffed with warm lobster coated in a beautiful brown butter vinaigrette. It’s what put… Read More →
Salad with Poached Eggs & Bacon Vinaigrette By Andrew Zimmern It’s hard to beat the contrasting combination of salty and sweet, hot and cold, soft and crunchy in this one eyed salad with bacon and brown sugar vinaigrette. Make it for an easy brunch, lunch or weeknight supper. Watch Andrew make this recipe:
AZ Cooks Snack Bracket We’ve narrowed down 16 of my most popular recipes to 8, but we still need your votes to figure out which one is the best dish. Be sure to vote for your favorite in every match-up! Need a refresher? Watch the videos below and help us pick the winner. ROUND 2: SALTY… Read More →
Chicken Paillard with Panzanella Salad By Andrew Zimmern Panzanella salad perched atop grilled chicken paillard is an old school recipe I used on restaurant menus in the 80s—proof that good food never goes out of style. Watch Andrew make this recipe:
Grilled Octopus with Frisee, Mustard Vinaigrette & Tomato-Pepper Sauce By Andrew Zimmern Octopus is delicious and easy to cook at home, trust me. It may seem intimidating, but I’m hoping this tutorial will encourage you to try it out. This is a set it and forget it type of meal. Once you’ve cooked the octopus,… Read More →
Grilled Rack of Lamb with Eggplant Salad & Bacon Fat Tortillas By Andrew Zimmern Grilling a rack of lamb may seem daunting, but it couldn’t be easier. Before you grill the lamb, make sure to cut as much surface fat as you can to avoid sooty flare ups. In this recipe, I season the lamb… Read More →
Grilled Pigeon with Sweet Corn Panzanella By Andrew Zimmern
My Favorite Chickpea Salad By Andrew Zimmern Dressed with lemon juice, Banyuls vinegar, earthy capers and fresh herbs, this flavorful salad is one of my go-to side dishes all year round. It makes great leftovers as well.
My Favorite Fall Salad By Andrew Zimmern Bitter, sweet, salty and tart, this salad is simple and easily one of my favorites to serve at fall dinner parties. For a lunch entree, pile the dressed salad on a platter, arrange slices of leftover cold roast chicken alongside and garnish with an extra drizzle of vinaigrette.
Chicken Paillarde with Panzanella Salad By Andrew Zimmern This panzanella salad set atop a grilled chicken paillarde is a recipe I used on restaurant menus in NYC in the 80s! Good food is always good. Improvising with the panzanella salad is never a mistake. Try adding arugula, watercress, or whatever fresh vegetables look good at the… Read More →
Flank Steak with Thai Salad By Floyd Cardoz Peter’s and Justin’s eyes light up every time I make this dish; it’s one of their favorites. For my part, I especially like it during the summer because the flank steak doesn’t have to be served hot to be delicious. I love beef, but I believe that… Read More →
Grilled Sweet Onion Salad By Andrew Zimmern This summery grilled sweet onion salad not only looks beautiful, it’s a cinch to put together—especially if you already have the grill fired up for a backyard barbecue.
Succotash-Style Summer Salad By Andrew Zimmern Simple is best. This is one of those recipes. Don’t feel encumbered by the ingredients I am using here. Feel free to make this cold succotash–style corn and green tomato salad for any and every meal, at least until corn stops coming into the market. Sometimes I add handfuls of… Read More →
Crisp Butter Lettuce & Shaved Fennel Salad By Michelle Bernstein This crisp, refreshing salad with its bright, lemony flavor will cut through the rich holiday dishes and wake up your palate.
Grape Salad with Shrimp, Parsley & Almonds By Andrew Zimmern The New York Times may have gotten it wrong when they suggested warm grape salad was a Minnesota staple at Thanksgiving, but if done correctly, grape salads can be delicious. Try my version: shrimp marinated in orange zest and spicy Calabrian chiles, paired with a… Read More →
Salade de Poireaux, Sauce Moutarde By Denise Lurton Moullé Leeks are a staple in France. All vegetable gardens have leeks planted and French farmers’ markets offer beautiful, tall, firm leeks throughout the fall and winter. As common and as inexpensive as potatoes, leeks are used throughout the long French winters to make soup (the sentimental… Read More →
The Best Fall Salad By Andrew Zimmern In Minnesota we love to hunt. I store plenty of the confit birds (covered in their fat) in the fridge and crisp halves or quarters as needed, served with salads, on root vegetable mash, in tacos with tomatillo salsa or as a hash with fried egg for breakfast… Read More →
New Nordic Cuisine By Gunnar Gislason This simple recipe combines the creaminess of cottage cheese, freshness of raw fennel contrasted with a fennel puree, and spicy crunch of toasted nuts. It’s a wonderful way to kick off a meal, or makes a nice vegetarian main course.
Fried & True Whoever thought a Jewish girl from Argentina could produce one of the best takes on an American favorite? But Michy—as everyone affectionately refers to beloved Miami restaurateur Michelle Bernstein—does exactly that. On summer Wednesdays she serves an incredible all-you-can-eat fried chicken buffet—the chicken gilded with an impossibly crisp coating—that calls to mind… Read More →
Here’s a recipe everyone needs in their back pocket. By Andrew Zimmern It’s simple and easy and looks great on a platter. For this country club salad, I cut several heads of young local romaine lettuce (iceberg in a pinch) in halves, trimmed and arrange them on a platter. I garnish them with sliced cherry… Read More →
Not-So-Guilt-Free Greens By Andrew Zimmern I created this bacon-and-egg salad when I was a chef at a French bistro in Minneapolis in the early ’90s. Within a week or two it was a massively popular lunch special and our best seller at brunch. It’s hard to beat the contrasting combination of salty and sweet, hot… Read More →
Steakhouse-Style Entrée Salad By Andrew Zimmern This is my interpretation of a chopped salad I grew up eating in New York City, a staple at our old-school neighborhood steak house. The veggie-heavy dish gets plenty of protein from the shrimp and hard-boiled eggs, vitamin C and fiber from the fresh green beans and peas, while celery… Read More →
Deconstructed BLT By Andrew Zimmern This is one of my favorite salads. It hits the spot any time of year, but is especially appealing when local tomatoes are in season. The sweet-savory candied bacon and ripe cherry tomatoes offer a great flavor contrast to the bitter frisee and tart vinaigrette. Everyone should have this classic… 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 →
Sweet & Tangy By Mindy Fox Raisins, lime, and honey create a sweet-tangy chutney flavor that plays nicely with the curry in this Indian-inspired salad. Whether under a tree in the park or around the table in cooler months, I love to serve this dish picnic-style, with good crackers and little gourmet bites from a… 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.
Greek Isle Grill Two years ago, I spent a week on the Greek island of Kalymnos. This island is the real deal, you’ll find tiny taverns with octopus coming straight off the coal fire, hillside goat herders selling cheeses and yogurt, sponge divers still working the outer islands. One night before a shoot, several well-lubricated… Read More →
A Classic Mediterranean Appetizer This festive Sephardic eggplant salad is almost more of a chunky dip than what we would traditionally call a salad.