Marinating the onions in the hot vinaigrette mellows their flavor. These beans pair nicely with our Turkey Cutlets with Cherry Sauce.

ready in about 15 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • red wine vinegar
  • sugar
  • Table salt
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • minced fresh tarragon
  • Ground black pepper

White potatoes can be used instead of Red Bliss, but their skins lack the rosy color of Red Bliss skins. Try to get potatoes of equal size; if that’s not possible, test the larger potatoes for doneness. If only larger potatoes are available, increase the cooking time by about 10 minutes. Check for doneness with a paring knife.

ready in about an hour and 20 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Table salt
  • bay leaf
  • Ground black pepper

To crush the corn flakes, place them inside a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to break them into pieces no smaller than 1/2 inch.

Want to serve Oven-Fried Chicken after work? Marinate the chicken in the buttermilk mixture and combine the dry ingredients in a zipper-lock bag (all but the oil) the night before or in the morning before heading out. When you come home, all you’ll have to do is heat the oven, toss the crumb mixture with oil, coat the chicken, and bake.

ready in about 50 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • buttermilk
  • Dijon mustard
  • table salt
  • garlic powder
  • ground black pepper
  • hot pepper sauce
  • crushed corn flakes
  • fresh bread crumbs
  • ground poultry seasoning
  • paprika
  • cayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil

Mirin, a sweet Japanese rice wine, is a key component of teriyaki; it can be found in the international section of most major supermarkets and in most Asian markets. If you cannot find it, use 2 tablespoons white wine and an extra teaspoon of sugar. If desired, low-sodium soy sauce can be used in place of regular soy sauce. Serve with steamed rice, preferably short grain. To keep the skin on the chicken crisp, hold back the teriyaki sauce until serving time.

ready in about 40 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • grated fresh ginger
  • mirin
  • cornstarch

Mirin, a sweet Japanese rice wine, is a key component of teriyaki; it can be found in the international section of most major supermarkets and in most Asian markets. If you cannot find it, use 2 tablespoons white wine and an extra teaspoon of sugar. If desired, low-sodium soy sauce can be used in place of regular soy sauce. Serve with steamed rice, preferably short grain.

ready in about 45 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • mirin
  • grated fresh ginger
  • cornstarch

If you prefer to serve whole bone-in thighs and thereby skip the step of boning the chicken, trim the thighs of excess skin and fat, position the oven rack about 12 inches from the heat source, and increase the broiling time to 20 to 26 minutes, rotating the pan once halfway through the cooking time. This recipe was developed to work in an in-oven broiler, not the drawer-type broiler typical of older gas ovens. Mirin, a sweet Japanese rice wine, is a key component of teriyaki; it can be found in the international section of most major supermarkets and in most Asian markets. If you cannot find it, use 2 tablespoons white wine and an extra teaspoon of sugar. If desired, low-sodium soy sauce can be used in place of regular soy sauce. Serve with steamed rice, preferably short grain.

ready in about 25 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • grated fresh ginger
  • mirin
  • cornstarch

Butter blended with other ingredients is known as a compound butter. Here, we use fresh herbs plus lemon zest and juice to flavor the butter, which is excellent with everything from corn on the cob to grilled fish.

ready in about two hours and 10 minutes; serves 8
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  • Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Tbs. chopped fresh chives
  • lemon zest
  • fresh lemon juice

This simple and savory marinade transforms plain pork chops into something wonderfully Italian. For a casual dinner party, serve the hot chops with a crisp, cool salad of arugula and chopped tomatoes dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The marinade is also good on boneless chops or pork tenderloins.

ready in about an hour and 10 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • dry white wine
  • Tbs. olive oil
  • sugar
  • Tbs. chopped fresh sage
  • Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary

When hosting a barbecue, it is generally a good idea to offer a choice of at least two different grilled meats, and you usually cannot go wrong making chicken one of them. Chicken breasts marinated in lemon and herbs are a nice contrast to barbecued ribs or other rich meats.

ready in about 15 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
  • coarse salt

These pretty little puffs are made from choux pastry, which is also used for cream puffs.

ready in about 25 minutes; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • water
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • shredded Gruy√®re cheese
  • Tbs. fresh thyme leaves
  • minced fresh rosemary leaves