Anything from Suvir Saran’s great cookbook American Masala. At home in recent weeks my wife has been steadily working her way through the book, and she’s made his Goan-style shrimp curry; spinach lasagna with roasted eggplant; spicy coconut and green chile stir-fried shrimp; creamy cauliflower and spinach soup; stir-fried cabbage with red peppers and peas; and my favorite so far, crab-and-salmon cakes. No surprise to hear that these are a huge hit at his restaurant Devi in NY.
Gluten-free Girl’s English Muffins. I mentioned her multigrain bread in the last post, and we’ve been using her recipes more and more, since my wife was diagnosed with Celiac earlier this spring. I love bread. We love bread. So it’s worth experimenting to find rolls, breads, and baked goods that really taste good, and we’re happy that Shauna has done so much experimenting already!
Some variation on one of Jason Molinari’s salame recipes; coming later this summer, thanks to a new small-fridge-curing-box experiment. Plus, I’ve got a hunch that a dried fermented sausage is coming somewhere down the line as a Charcutepalooza challenge. Might as well get a head start.
For the 4th of July, Ruhlman’s short rib Chicago Style hot dogs (link from eGullet discussion on variations in the recipe).