Short is the new long, when it comes to recipes that is. Use a combination of good old-fashioned intuitive know-how and delightfully brief suggestions from Recipe Shorts, a new kind of cookbook from food editor, author and entrepreneur Andrea Stewart. Follow your instincts and just enough of Stewart’s advice, and enjoy a quick, simple dinner you made almost entirely on the fly! 

Reprinted with permission from Recipe Shorts

Meatball Pho

Brown meatballs with 2 chopped scallions and 1 tablespoon grated ginger plus 3 cups chicken stock and simmer. Add generous handful each cooked rice noodles and spinach.

masaladuck

Masala Orange Duck

Mix 1 teaspoon each garam masala, sesame seeds, 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, ground ginger, 2 tablespoons each orange juice/zest, EVOO.

Brush over 4 cooked duck breasts.

muffins (3)

Margherita Muffin

Split English muffin, toast and spread with tomato sauce, torn buffalo mozzarella, halved cherry tomatoes. Grill until melted. Top with basil. Salt and pepper.