Main Meats

Sichuan Salt And Pepper Pork Chops Recipe

A custom flour blend yields light, crisp chops
May 21, 2015 2:00 pm
sichuan salt and pepper pork chops recipe

Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie was born to cook pig — this we know. The Top Chef fan favorite and author of a couple of our favorite cookbooks (especially his latest, Pure Pork Awesomeness) is one porkmaster whose recipes you can depend on for a hearty, meaty, smoky meal. This recipe makes for light, spicy and delightfully aromatic pork chops that cook up quickly.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Cauliflower Puree

And a sticky-sweet soy glaze to finish it all off
May 19, 2015 3:00 pm
Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Blue Cheese Cauliflower Purée Recipe

Sometimes we bite into a piece of fried chicken that changes the game. Our latest find: the buttermilk fried chicken at Midtown East's the Upsider. Prime Meats and Ko veteran David Colston explains his beautiful, crunchy vision. 

Weekend Charcuterie Project: Ham Hock And Black Sausage Terrine Recipe

All terrines are beautiful. This one’s a bombshell.
Apr 30, 2015 1:00 pm
ham hock and black sausage terrine

Chef Richard H. Turner is truly a master of meat. From his renowned London outposts (including the heralded Pitt Cue Co.) to cofounding the great annual carnivorous festival that is Meatopia, you can count on Turner for the very best “from snout to squeak.” His new cookbook, Hog, is a hefty volume of all things pig. If you’re a fan of this mighty animal, you’re going to need this book, starting with this stunning hock and sausage terrine. 

Lamb Meatballs With Chèvre Tzatziki Recipe

You can never have enough lamb in April!
Apr 9, 2015 2:00 pm
lamb meatballs with chèvre tzatziki

Lamb is a biggie around Easter time, and I love big, bold Greek flavors in general. The secret to the flavors here is to taste and then try to make sure you’re almost pushing the limit with the lemon and the salt. Add the refreshing brightness of the mint, and you have a worthy foil for the rich gaminess of the lamb. The tzatziki here is made with cheese instead of yogurt, which brings together citrus, mint and goat cheese — what could be more lamb-friendly than that?

Slow-Roast, Fast-Prep Leg Of Lamb Recipe

That big lamb haunch just got much easier to make
Apr 1, 2015 2:00 pm
slow roast leg of lamb

We’re working our way through British chef and “lightening-up” empress Lorraine Pascale’s new book, Everyday Easy. Just because it’s light and simple doesn’t mean it can’t be flavor-packed and beautiful. Leg of lamb just got a lot easier to make. 

Jalapeño-Stuffed Roast Chicken With Skin Chips Recipe

With a killer sticky-sweet honey glaze
Mar 5, 2015 12:00 pm
Photo: Paul Harrison

There was a time in my life where I roasted a chicken basically every Sunday night, almost the same way every time: salt, pepper, butter, thyme (à la Thomas Keller). But no matter how good something basic is, it’s possible to get tired of it. This time, I brined both the skin and the bird in an herbacious, fiery brine that permeates the meat (and skin).

Lamb Chops With Cilantro Chimichurri And Quinoa Salad Recipe

Juicy grilled chops and savory quinoa for dinner
Mar 4, 2015 3:00 pm
Photo: Ed Anderson

When it comes to the very best of Kosher food and wine, look no further than renowned winemaker and cookbook author Jeff Morgan. Morgan's new book, The Covenant Kitchen, features recipes he's collected from travels to Italy, Provence, North Africa, Asia, California and Israel. This is definitely the book where you'll find your favorite new lamb chops. 

Way Better Beef: Chile-Stuffed Steak Recipe

Tender grilled steak packed with fresh green chile
Mar 3, 2015 4:00 pm
chile stuffed steak
Photo: Penny De Los Santos

Your cookbook inventory isn't complete without something from best-selling author and food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins. For the olive oil fan, her new book, Virgin Territory, is essential. Part primer, part recipe goldmine, Jenkins's guide to EVOO will revolutionize the way you make healthy substitutions. Forgo the butter in this steak recipe and watch the magic happen.

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