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Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe | Serious Eats

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe | Serious Eats

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Adapted from Kenji’s grilled skirt steak fajitas recipe—with its rich and flavorful lime, soy sauce, and cumin-spiced marinade—this version reworks the recipe using chicken thighs instead of steak and alters the technique so that all you need is an oven and a […]

Your Friday Moment of Zen

Your Friday Moment of Zen

[Illustration: Biodiversity Heritage Library] You did it! Another week down! We’re putting up a post very much like this one every Friday afternoon, to celebrate the fact that the week is done. Week, bye! We think of this series as something of a send-off for […]

Special Sauce: Sean Brock on the Distinction Between Happiness and Success

Special Sauce: Sean Brock on the Distinction Between Happiness and Success

[Sean Brock photograph: Peter Frank Edwards. Shrimp and grits photograph: Vicky Wasik.] On this week’s far-ranging Special Sauce we cover a lot of territory—and I mean a lot—of territory. We’ve got Sean Brock on the highs and lows of an extended stay in rehab, and […]

Toasted Sugar Gives These 10 Desserts Even More Flavor

Toasted Sugar Gives These 10 Desserts Even More Flavor

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik.] When Stella first wrote about toasted sugar, it changed everything. The process of making toasted sugar is as simple as very slowly baking white sugar until it takes on a darker hue and a nutty, caramelized richness. But the resulting flavor is […]

Shin Ramyun Is Terrible! (Long Live Shin Ramyun!)

Shin Ramyun Is Terrible! (Long Live Shin Ramyun!)

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Editor’s note: You may know Sho Spaeth as the editor who developed not one but three different recipes for homemade ramen noodles. Fun fact: He’s just as happy to nerd out on the store-bought stuff, which is exactly what he’ll be doing […]

This Rich Duck Stock Makes the Case for Buying Whole Ducks

This Rich Duck Stock Makes the Case for Buying Whole Ducks

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] My desk at Serious Eats HQ is adjacent to that of our resident office dad and ramen whisperer, Sho Spaeth. From where I sit, I can turn my head to three o’clock, as I am doing right now, and survey the curated […]

Brown Duck Stock Recipe | Serious Eats

Brown Duck Stock Recipe | Serious Eats

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Being able to turn kitchen scraps into stock is a fundamental cooking skill (usually the first thing students are taught in culinary school) that is really easy to learn. Making your own stock helps you save money, cook better-tasting meals, and reduces […]

Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs With Potatoes, Fennel, and Mustard-Beer Sauce Recipe

Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs With Potatoes, Fennel, and Mustard-Beer Sauce Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] This easy sheet-pan dinner manages to pull out all the stops, delivering tender chicken thighs with crispy skin, a potato-fennel gratin that’s in turns creamy and crispy, and a dead-simple “sheet-pan” sauce that amounts to little more than popping open a can […]

Griddle Your Angel Food Cake to Give It New Wings

Griddle Your Angel Food Cake to Give It New Wings

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik.] When Stella bakes, leftovers abound. On days she recipe tests, our entire staff comes into the office prepared. Prepared, that is, to stuff ourselves with ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, sponge cake, and whatever else comes out of the test kitchen […]

I Grew Up Abroad. Do I Have a Cuisine?

I Grew Up Abroad. Do I Have a Cuisine?

[Photograph: Sho Spaeth] One of my wife’s family’s traditions is to eat too many Peconic Bay scallops on the day before Thanksgiving. Little cylinders about as long as a finger joint, ranging in diameter from dime- to quarter-sized, bay scallops are a bit too small […]