Milk Street: Cookish: Throw It Together by Christopher Kimball

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  • Quinoa chaufa

    • jaelsne on July 06, 2021

      Healthy, easy, and absolutely delicious! I added sesame oil and chopped scrambled eggs as suggested.

  • Kedgeree

    • kari500 on April 07, 2021

      Nice idea to make it with smoked trout, which is much easier to get in the US than finnan haddie. Good, not great, could us a little vegetable in it aside from an onion. Family’s first time having this dish in any form, and they liked it. I’d make it again, as it’s very easy and different.

  • Penne with potatoes, prosciutto and blue cheese

    • kari500 on May 07, 2022

      This is an unusual way to make pasta, and they don’t help out a lot by not giving timings on anything. I probably could have cooked my potatoes less and my pasta a smidgen more. I used turkey bacon, which is undoubtedly not as good as prosciutto, and used baby spinach instead of arugula. Even with these changes and timing issues this was a delicious meal, and very filling. Bonus: easy clean up.

    • BasicStock on February 02, 2021

      I liked this being a fan of proscuitto, blue cheese and arugula. Sort of a variation of mac and cheese. Wondered about the inclusion of potatoes, but I think the starch from them helps to make the sauce. So, mac and cheese without white sauce, but with potatoes. Quick and easy.

  • Farfalle with kale, garlic and lemon

    • kari500 on March 31, 2021

      I subbed penne. Did the kale part (washed, cooked and put through FP) earlier in the day while pottering around the kitchen. Ridiculously easy and very good, even to us non-kale lovers. eta: Made again and still really liked it, but don't add the full 2 cups of pasta water; not even a full cup

  • Chili-soy noodles with bok choy and peanuts

    • kari500 on April 03, 2021

      Used fettuccine instead of wheat noodles, and broccoli instead of bok choy. And it didn't matter, this was delicious. Topped with more chili crunch as suggested. The peanuts are a nice addition.

    • southerncooker on October 17, 2020

      This was delicious. I didn't have peanuts so I used a little crunchy peanut butter.

    • peaceoutdesign on November 08, 2021

      This is only okay as a side dish.

    • rhb on October 31, 2022

      Easy and good. Thanks to southerncooker's note, I used one T crunchy peanut butter as I did not have peanuts. Was fine and I think that cooking without the peanuts or peanut butter would be just as good.

  • Spanish-style tuna salad

    • kari500 on February 10, 2022

      Like southerncooker I added (grape) tomatoes and capers. Lulu and I loved this.

    • southerncooker on May 24, 2021

      I chose colorful cherry tomatoes and capers for my optional garnishes. For my green bed I used a spring baby mix. Delicious.

  • Spicy stir-fried chicken and snow peas

    • kari500 on May 26, 2022

      C loved this. I thought the sauce was odd, and the flavors didn’t quite meld. Certainly easy though.

    • averythingcooks on February 14, 2023

      This was a good choice to use up some almost empty fridge jars and some produce (this book is great for that). I did not have snow peas but did use the fresno chilies plus some broccoli, celery, red onion, yellow peppers & green onions. Perhaps not the best stir fry sauce I've made (maybe too heavy on the lime?) but we easily ate it all (1/2 recipe with one chicken breast to serve 2).

  • Korean fire chicken

    • kari500 on September 21, 2021

      This is so good, and so easy. Our broiler doesn’t work, so I turned the oven to 500. I also skipped the final thickening on the stove as it was plenty thick enough at that point. Next time (and I can’t wait to have this again), I’ll just roast it at something like 425 for 30 minutes. Served with rice and a cucumber and melon salad. Loved it.

    • southerncooker on January 12, 2021

      Chicken was delicious but Spicy! I'm glad I used the lower amount of Gochujang ( fermented Korean pepper paste). The potato salad helped cool my mouth down. It would have been delicious also with the suggested rice. Hubby doesn't like chicken though, but does love potato salad. He did take one bite of the chicken and said the onion was good in the sauce. He loves Korean food.

    • peaceoutdesign on September 30, 2021

      Good but didn't brown enough under the broiler, maybe next time I'll trying baking at 425F instead. The taste was good but the sauce was a little muddy looking, but maybe that was due to not enough browning.

    • averythingcooks on January 22, 2022

      I used the broiler method here and was happy - nice caramelized bits on the chicken and the sauce was glossy & thick. A quick taste after mixing up the sauce confirmed that we did like it as written but to be honest, we also liked it better after a squirt of honey was added. I actually used 1/2 the chicken but made around 3/4's of the sauce because I also added in some stir fried broccoli & celery at the end and served it over rice. We really liked this bowl of spicy chicken, veg and rice.

    • et12 on March 21, 2021

      Very easy to make and great flavour. Loved the effect of the onion. I chopped the chicken into smaller pieces then recommended and so didn’t need the full thirty minutes of cooking.

  • Citrus-cilantro chicken skewers

    • MollyB on April 21, 2021

      This was great! I regretted that we didn't cook extra chicken to have more left over. We made it with blood oranges, as that was the citrus I had and I figured it was in between orange and grapefruit in terms of sourness. We grilled instead of broiling, and that worked well. It was nice served with farro, which went beautifully with the chicken and sauce.

    • Partyof7 on February 26, 2023

      Didn’t love it. We left the thighs whole and grilled them, which perhaps was our mistake. I found the orange flavor odd with the chicken. Much prefer our usual honey chicken with a dry rub

  • Chicken salad with red cabbage and miso

    • MollyB on March 24, 2021

      Easy and good, served on a bed of greens. I liked the cabbage added in with the chicken. I didn't have white miso so I used yellow, and that seemed to work fine.

    • southerncooker on May 05, 2021

      This recipe says it's easy to scale and also gives a couple options for several ingredients. I scaled for just me. For options I chose white miso, rice vinegar, cilantro, leafy greens, and sesame seeds. I cooked some chicken breasts in chicken stock. I plated it on a bed of shredded romaine I got in my farm share, and added a few leaves from a salad mix on top. It turned out really tasty. I might make again and try some of the other options.

  • Coconut-curry rice with salmon and cilantro

    • MollyB on June 28, 2022

      Disappointing dish. The liquid/rice ratio and the cooking time were wrong for us, and we ended up with mushy rice after I had to keep checking for doneness and adding more water. Basmati rice would have been better than standard long grain. And there needs to be more seasoning along the way, both for the rice and salmon.

    • lou_weez on March 09, 2021

      Simple, tasty and quick. Would add some peas or even broccoli to pimp up the veg.

    • et12 on January 30, 2022

      I thought this was ok. If I did it again I would season the salmon before adding it to the rice and not after like the recipe recommended.

    • Cathyschuh on March 31, 2021

      I found it enough for 8 servings. The first night we ate as written, the second day lunch was the same with the addition of frozen spinach warmed with the rice and salmon. Today we finished it in a fish broth with the addition of sliced green onion.

  • Smoky chili-garlic pork burgers

    • MollyB on March 24, 2021

      Very good but quite spicy. I dialed back the chile garlic sauce in both the burger and the sauce to about 1Tbsp. each, and it was still pushing the limits of my spice tolerance. I'd reduce it more if making again. Served the burgers on buns with tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado, and the avocado was a great addition.

  • Charred broccoli with miso vinaigrette

    • Vand11 on January 10, 2021

      This is very good - however, only need about a quarter of the sauce!

    • southerncooker on February 07, 2021

      We thought this was pretty good. I used the rice vinegar option for the tang, and the mirin option for the sweet.

    • peaceoutdesign on March 23, 2021

      I loved the char. Thought the vinaigrette was okay.

    • hbakke on July 25, 2021

      Tasty broccoli side dish. I used mirin and rice vinegar and reduced the oil considerably. I would make this again.

    • cookinglikeimeanit on July 18, 2022

      My broiler is finicky so instead of broiling, I used high-heat (450 degrees) to roast the broccoli for about 10 minutes, which resulted in some of the desired char. I opted for the rice vinegar and mirin. This was a really good aide dish - and definitely NOT bland!

  • Steamed lemon chicken with scallions and oyster sauce

    • southerncooker on May 03, 2021

      My green onions were bad so I used chives. I use kosker vegetarian oyster sauce (no oysters involved). This was ok but a little dry. I think I cooked it a little too long.

    • et12 on October 24, 2022

      Easy to overcook and unfortunately that’s what I did. The flavour was ok but I don’t think I’d do this again

  • Crisp-breaded chicken cutlets

    • southerncooker on January 27, 2021

      Delicious, both son and I loved. Very crispy but moist inside. Used the shichimi togarashi for the spice. I made the Sriracha-Mayo dipping sauce from p 199. Son ate buffalo sauce on his. I made a slaw of cabbage, salt, pepper, pinch of sugar and rice vinegar. We ate on ciabbata rolls.

  • Vietnamese-style chicken meatballs

    • southerncooker on May 09, 2021

      Son and thought these were really good. I pickled some carrots and turnips using recipe from Vietnamese Food Any Day. I ate my meatballs in lettuce with Mae Ploy and some of the pickled veggies. Son ate his on bread with cheese and hot sauce. For the option choices I went with garlic, cilantro, and serrano. I also used the optional topping of sweet chili sauce.

  • Soupy rice with mushrooms and greens

    • southerncooker on November 01, 2020

      This was delicious. It gives options on most of the ingredients and optional toppings. I used vegetable broth, jasmine rice, kosher oyster sauce and baby bok choy and shiitake mushrooms from my farm share. For the topping a dash of hot chili oil.

  • Asparagus with pickled ginger and scallions

    • southerncooker on February 01, 2021

      I used the pickled ginger I made back in the summer in this. It was a good side dish.

  • Beet and carrot salad with horseradish and dill

    • southerncooker on May 19, 2021

      Made a half recipe. Used beets and Dill from my Tumbling Shoals farm share. First time eating raw beets. Delicious.

  • Arugula and avocado salad with jalapeño vinaigrette

    • southerncooker on May 06, 2021

      Whew it was on the spicy side but I thought so good, although hubby didn't like it. I did dip his before adding cilantro, because he has the soap tasting gene as does son. Son also doesn't eat avocado, so got his out before adding either. This one also gave options for some ingredients - English cucumber instead of radishes and green onions instead of cilantro. I got my arugula from my farm share today.

  • Shaved carrot salad with olives and parsley

    • southerncooker on May 24, 2021

      I used carrots from my Tumbling Shoals farm share. Made one serving for just me. I used a mix of green and kalamata olives, cumin for the spice, and parsley for the herb. Very good.

  • Beet and pumpkin seed salad

    • southerncooker on May 24, 2021

      Beets were from my Tumbling Shoals farm share. I made one serving for me and this was delicious.

  • Broiled asparagus with cardamom and orange

    • southerncooker on May 19, 2021

      I'm not a big orange marmalade fan but hubby is. Son doesn't eat asparagus but hubby and I loved this. I made a half recipe since I only had a pound of asparagus.

    • peaceoutdesign on April 11, 2022

      Simple, easy, different, and good.

  • Pozole with collard greens

    • southerncooker on October 28, 2020

      Served with cornbread, radish and a squeeze of lime juice. Delicious. Collards and radishes came from my Tumbling Shoals Farm Share. I used canned tomatoes instead of fresh and Mexican oregano.

    • Acarroll on February 28, 2023

      This was a miss for us. Maybe not enough chilies? The depth of flavor was lacking. The best part was the avocado chunks in the broth, but we couldn't eat the leftovers. Too bland. Garnished with avocado, radishes, and lime.

  • Gochujang skirt steak and noodles with kimchi

    • southerncooker on May 19, 2021

      Spicy but delicious. I was actually able to find dry lo mein at a nearby Walmart. I had intended to add the optional toppings of cucumber and green onions but forgot. All three of us liked this one.

  • Sautéed beef with mushrooms and tarragon

    • southerncooker on May 27, 2021

      I used Avocado oil for the oil, and rib eye for the steak. Hubby and I enjoyed this over buttered egg noodles and topped with the optional sour cream. I used tarragon from my window herb garden. We ate with garlic bread and roasted bok choy. Delicious!

  • Za’atar chicken and eggplant traybake

    • Wende on February 10, 2023

      I wasn't sure if this was going to be good or not, but it's absolutely delicious! My husband loved it too. I used chicken thighs, but would happily make it with more than 1 lb of eggplant. The sauce is incredible, and it's all made on a single sheet pan

    • jbny on February 13, 2022


    • shann on April 23, 2022

      Delicious and easy. Only one pan to wash. You can even serve it on the tray if you don't want to dirty a platter.

  • Whole-wheat fusilli with pancetta and cauliflower

    • Leo on November 18, 2020

      I made this to finish up some locally cured pancetta and I have fresh rosemary in the garden. I was cooking for 2 so only used half quantities of pasta keeping everything else the same. The end result was delicious but both of us agreed that without the generous chunks of pancetta it would have been a tricky dish to like. Its very simple so needs good ingredients.

  • Spaghetti with anchovies, raisins and cherry tomatoes

    • peaceoutdesign on May 11, 2021

      This was amazing and amazingly simple. I was stunned how well it worked to cook the pasta with the sauce ingredients, I did reduce the amount of water to 3c. because I assumed this method of would end up really runny. The pasta water definitely thickened it up. I added some parmesan at the end.

    • Lepa on October 29, 2020

      This is a unique and absolutely delicious pasta dish. My whole family loved it. This recipe is going into the permanent - and frequent- rotation!

  • Steamed fish with hoisin, cilantro and orange

    • peaceoutdesign on September 18, 2022

      I used Mahi Mahi. The taste was pretty bitter and not at all impressive.

  • Charred ginger-lime chicken

    • peaceoutdesign on August 29, 2021

      Simple, fast and the seasoning infuses with letting it stand.

    • sdeathe on May 30, 2021

      An instant favourite. Quick to pull together, and delicious with a bright spark of lime. I used breasts and did them on the BBQ, adjusting the time as I thought appropriate. Will repeat!

  • West African peanut chicken

    • peaceoutdesign on August 31, 2021

      Easy and good. Not as peanuty as the name implies.

    • Mlr5 on April 07, 2021

      Meh. Love the ingredients and it all came together ok. But it wasn’t was too peanut buttery (flavor/texture).

    • MikeMcKay on April 24, 2022

      Tasty easy but use a bit more peanut butter and careful with the lemon, easy to over citrus w the recommended amount

  • Orange-ginger chicken

    • peaceoutdesign on November 08, 2021

      This was easy and very tasty. I used only 3.5 oz of ginger (a five-inch piece) because that was all I had and it seemed like enough ginger flavor.

  • Jalapeño-apricot glazed chicken thighs

    • peaceoutdesign on May 08, 2021

      Did as written except I didn't add the remaining vinegar to the sauce but it seemed just perfect. This is a good weekday meal with lots of flavors.

    • Maefleur on June 28, 2022

      Perfect balance of smoky, spicy and sweet!

    • Shewi128 on September 12, 2022

      This was ok. I don't eat chicken skin, so a lot of the spice rub was lost in that. However, the flavor was nice, and the technique was easy. I like that Milk Street recipes are heavy on the seasonings, and this did not disappoint.

  • Sweet-and-savory skillet-steamed eggplant

    • peaceoutdesign on September 18, 2022

      Very good and gooey. I used the jalapenos and thought it was perfect.

    • dc151 on December 12, 2020

      Made with garlic instead of a pepper because of diverse tastes. Wasn’t quite sure if my eggplant was properly charred; regardless, this was lovely! Will definitely make again.

  • Pan-seared broccolini with pork and oyster sauce

    • peaceoutdesign on September 20, 2022

      The concept is simple and sounds good but wasn't all that,

  • Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts with coriander and cashews

  • Harissa-spiced cauliflower-almond soup

    • peaceoutdesign on May 12, 2021

      Forget the water, instead use 5 1/2c chicken stock. I reduced the lemon to 1T as the soup was so delicious before I added it. I am on the fence about whether I should have just deleted it. I love Cauliflower soup and this is one of my favorites, it is just as good without the extra nut topping.

  • Pasta with sausage, onion and grainy mustard

    • peaceoutdesign on October 06, 2021

      Decrease the pasta as it was so much more than the other ingredients. This was nothing noteworthy.

    • MarciK on April 03, 2021

      This was delicious. I used cavatappi because that’s what I had in my house. Although a smaller pasta would have been better, the cavatappi worked fine. I also used dried rosemary but added them with the sausage to soften them more. Fresh rosemary would have been better. The dried didn’t add much flavor. This recipe will be something I come back to.

  • Miso-gochujang shredded pork

    • peaceoutdesign on November 15, 2022

      I don't know if you can say I really made this recipe. I used toban Djan, a chili bean sauce instead of the gochujang because after tossing my entire pantry there wasn't any. I cooked Sous Vide at 140 until dinner time. It made a great shredded pork sandwich topped with a little green cabbage but not sure if it tasted at all like the recipe.

  • Curried ground beef and peas

    • peaceoutdesign on April 03, 2021

      This is much like Milk Street Tuesday Nights' recipe, Indian Spiced Beef and Peas. Very disappointing that Milk Street is publishing redundant recipes.

  • Braised beef with chilies and Mexican chocolate

    • peaceoutdesign on September 25, 2021

      1/2 pound per person. This was easy but the cook and sit time is 4 hours so plan ahead.

  • Roasted pork shoulder with turmeric and lemon grass

    • peaceoutdesign on June 11, 2022

      Great Flavor but don't cook to 195 but rather 175. I used only a two pounder and a cooked close to an hour a pound.

    • lou_weez on January 24, 2021

      Great flavours. Unfortunately, I should have kept a closer eye on it, as it was overcooked at 3 and 1/2 hours.

  • Roasted eye of round with black olives and anchovies

    • peaceoutdesign on May 23, 2021

      It really is perfectly cooked at 125F. the Olive coating was great but it would have been nice a little browned which is not going to happen at 275F. The Olive mixture would also work really well for lamb.

  • Slashed chicken with chili-garlic sauce and honey

    • Jenny on March 20, 2021

      I used chicken thighs and doubled the recipe to have leftovers. It is a tad spicy but tolerable and absolutely delish. I added broccoli and asparagus to the pan for the last five minutes but it took about 35 to 40 minutes for the chicken to be done. I did have two trays and rotated them every 10 minutes or so and I did roast the chicken on the tray without the rack because I'd rather muck a stable than clean a wire rack.

    • Maefleur on August 25, 2022

      I agree, that this is spicy, but not overly so, balanced nicely with the honey. Mine also took closer to 40 mins for the chicken to cook to temp.

  • Curried beef skewers

    • laurenlangston on December 07, 2022

      I doubled this recipe for three adults and two kids, and it was the right call. With that amount of garlic and ginger to microplane, I made the sauce in the blender; I also used the suggested shallots to top the skewers. These were not the prettiest coming out from under the broiler, but they were really tasty! Since there's no acid in the sauce, I'd be down to try making them ahead of time and letting them marinate, and/or keeping this in the back pocket for a grilling day. Served with some pickled Fresnos, rice, and garlicky kale.

  • Chili and herb spiced beef

    • jbny on May 09, 2021

      ok but not great. Remember that pomegranate molasses adds sweetness.

  • Ground pork with ginger and miso

    • jbny on November 04, 2021

      Good! Served on broiled eggplant slices with Japanese seasoning.

    • Partyof7 on February 09, 2023

      I served this over roasted eggplant slices with kokuho rice on the side. It was easy and so delicious. The crispiness puts it over the top. Actually if you cube the eggplant and mix everything together, it tastes exactly like fried rice! Yummmmm and much less oil than actual fried rice

    • angrygreycat on July 23, 2022

      Made this tonight for dinner. Not a hit, too salty and the saltiness was about all you really come away with tasting. I think this could have benefited from a burst of brightness from some kind of acid

    • Shewi128 on June 09, 2022

      This was really tasty and easy to put together. Again, depending in your miso, it may be incredibly salty, even with reduced sodium soy sauce. I used a combo and red and white miso.

  • Egg noodles with beef, cabbage and caraway

    • jbny on April 24, 2021

      Delicious! Used coleslaw mix.

    • averythingcooks on September 19, 2022

      This really is good! I cut it in half but used less cabbage (6 oz) and fewer noodles (b/w 4 & 5 oz) and it still made a large pan of food. I did add some sliced mild peppers & minced garlic with the onions and subbed fennel seeds in for the caraway. We ate this topped with chives & a little sour cream (as suggested) and the last of some pickled onions from the previous night. We are very happy that there is lunch for 2 in the fridge right now.

  • Fettuccine with fennel, smoked trout and crème fraîche

    • Lepa on December 07, 2020

      My son picked this recipe out because he loves fennel and smoked trout. It was easy to cook together and so delicious! I'll definitely be making this again.

  • Fish sandwiches with tahini and yogurt

    • Lepa on October 25, 2020

      This was very quick and easy but just okay. We needed to add a bit more salt and it didn't have the lovely crust shown in the picture. I think this may be better with a mayonnaise-based spread and may try that next time. We ate it on brioche rolls with tomato and red onion, which was a nice combination.

  • Curried shrimp cakes

    • Maefleur on September 18, 2021

      We enjoyed the flavor of these crispy shrimp cakes, but not the texture. I suspect I had the wrong shrimp. Milk Street recommends shrimp that does not contain sodium tripolyphosphate, a preservative that affects texture and salinity. I used an open bag of frozen shrimp that had been repackaged so no ingredient list, I proceeded anyway. Be sure to search out shrimp free of this ingredient, you'll be glad you did.

  • Italian farro and vegetable soup

    • Maefleur on February 18, 2022

      My package of farro was marked whole grain farro, not pearled or semi-pearled, and stated to soak in water for 20 mins prior to cooking. Following these instructions, the farro did not take long to cook, it was chewy tender in 10 mins. A nice vegetable soup, and a great place to use a parmesan rind if you have one.

    • Partyof7 on January 15, 2023

      We liked this very much! We used zucchini, carrots and Tuscan kale. Topped it with pesto and pecorino. Perfectly delicious.

  • Bucatini with sweet corn and scallions

    • averythingcooks on January 29, 2022

      I really wanted to like this as I love corn but despite some flavourful add-ins (a little bacon and some chicken seasoned with ancho cooked in the bacon fat), it just didn't do it for us - but hard to say why. I even added extra cheese, chopped scallions & hot peppers and we still decreed this a rare "don't bother to repeat" :(

    • Cathyschuh on February 04, 2022

      I thought this was a solid recipe. Added cooked cherry tomatoes. It's a good technique with the blending of the corn into a sauce and you can expand from there. Also tried with trader joe mexican cauli rice which has the peppers etc already in it-using the same blender part of it with water, heat it up, add some of the non blended and that worked too.

  • Maple and soy-glazed chicken skewers

    • averythingcooks on June 01, 2022

      I cut this in 1/2 , slicing 2 boneless skinless breasts into 3 strips each. I used both the ginger & garlic (as suggested) and we BBQ'd them. The result was very moist and flavourful chicken, served beside a salad for a light supper on a very hot ("feels like 34 C") day. A repeat idea (with thighs or breasts) for sure.

  • Pork and chorizo with roasted peppers

    • averythingcooks on May 07, 2022

      Having finally found a good source for Spanish cured chorizo, I came here to start using it. The few ingredients come together beautifully to make a delicious dish on its own (every little bite of chorizo brings the other ingredients to life somehow) but because I wanted a more complete dinner bowl, I oven roasted some little potatoes and then added broccoli & grape tomatoes to the pan for the last 15 minutes or so. This mix then got stirred into the pork pan and we devoured it.

  • Pork, sweet pepper and cabbage stew

    • averythingcooks on January 28, 2022

      I made this the day before we intended to eat it and that turned out to be a good idea. I made it exactly as written but on the 1st night, it seemed very one note & a little disappointing. However, after 24 hours the flavours were much better. As it warmed, I shredded the pork chunks up a bit and for some much needed colour (& more veg) I added chopped red peppadews, frozen peas & spinach. We enjoyed this spooned over a base of garlic mashed potatoes.

  • Miso-walnut soba with bok choy

    • marthamora on October 11, 2021

      This is a hit

    • et12 on April 19, 2021

      With a nice subtle flavour and comforting texture, this dish makes for a great lunch or light dinner and comes together in minutes. Definitely a do again recipe for us. I didn’t do a very good job blending the garlic in the first time around and so will make sure I have a fully blended pesto next time.

  • Stir-fried orange beef with scallions

    • darylm503 on March 05, 2022

      Juice of 1/4 orange is 1 Tbsp -- 1/4 to 1/3 cup per orange. Flank steak works well. Velveting the beef with baking soda makes it wonderful.

  • Couscous with chickpeas, dates and scallions

    • lean1 on January 10, 2021

      I could eat the all salad! This is so fantastic so full of flavor. It is so easy to put together and the flavors really balance each other in a perfect way. I used the dates, not the apricots and changed nothing. I love it It is so simple but perfect. A 10!

  • Chutney-roasted eggplant with scallions

    • lean1 on November 18, 2020

      Wonderful flavor, it was very easy to make. Make sure you don't use parchment paper on the baking sheet it can burn under the broiler. Use foil. I swapped ground cumin for the cumin seeds, but other than that followed the recipe. I love the flavor combination. I will make this a lot!

    • sdeathe on February 02, 2021

      Just delicious, and easy to do. I followed the advice from lean1 and used foil, and clean-up was minimal. I used peanuts instead of cashews.

  • Seared radicchio with sherry vinegar, blue cheese and walnuts

    • et12 on April 06, 2021

      Easy to make and looks good. I used chicory instead of radicchio. Definitely need a lot of blue cheese to counter the bitterness of the veg.

  • Tomato and watermelon salad with basil and goat cheese

    • et12 on June 13, 2021

      This was very delicious and easy to make. Used a variety of heirloom tomatoes which worked well with the watermelon, pickled shallots and goats cheese

  • Polenta soup with kale and Parmesan

    • et12 on January 22, 2023

      This was a really good soup that had a nice light and simple flavour. I couldn’t find any coarse cornmeal which the recipe recommended, but used finer polenta instead and it worked just as well.

    • Cathyschuh on August 14, 2022

      This soup is a keeper. Warm but light. Any green works. Reheats well.

  • Bacon and red wine-braised kidney beans

    • et12 on April 05, 2021

      This was a very tasty dish that comes together easily. I added one clove of minced garlic which worked well. Served it with a nice fresh green salad for a nice meal.

  • Coconut and lemon grass-poached chicken

    • et12 on June 15, 2021

      This was alright, a quick and easy dish to make but the overwhelming flavour was fish sauce and lime. Maybe that’s because I used light coconut milk instead of full fat?

  • Moroccan chicken skewers

    • et12 on April 12, 2021

      These were excellent but reproduced from the Milk Street: Tuesday nights book, which provides a bit more instruction. I used the bbq instead of the broiler and they turned out great.

    • Cathyschuh on March 31, 2021

      Really excellent and fast. Ate with naan adding tzaki and quickles .

    • MEmilyGrey on June 06, 2021

      Solid recipe. Widely popular, easy to do, quick.

  • Coconut-red curry shredded pork

    • et12 on June 13, 2021

      This is a nice dry curry with plenty of flavour. The recipe called for 3hrs 45mins of baking in the oven but mine was finished cooking after 2hrs and was perfect. Any longer would have dried it out.

  • Ancho-spiced pork and potato tacos

    • Partyof7 on January 20, 2023

      Quick, easy and tasty with minimal ingredients. The garnishes are a must and the corn tortillas should be lightly charred. Everyone liked it

  • Spiced ground chicken with currants and pistachios

    • Partyof7 on February 20, 2023

      This was very good! I whirred BLSL chic thighs in the food processor which worked nicely for this recipe. I used a flatbread to scoop it and served with rice. The pistachios on top are fabulous. Very tasty for very little effort!

  • Greek-style beef and orzo stew

    • Partyof7 on February 20, 2023

      I doubled the meat and sauce but not the orzo. Used half boneless short rib and half Chuck roast. I can’t believe all the meat was tender in an hour but it was. Did not need to add any water with the orzo. There was plenty of liquid from the meat and tomatoes. It is very good, especially with added feta! Need to halve the cinnamon as it is a little too assertive! A perfect winter lunch!

  • Red lentil soup

    • angrygreycat on January 21, 2023

      Not a fan , I prefer a creamier texture. Super simple but I would not make again.

    • dc151 on February 04, 2021

      Wonderfully simple to put together on a night I was really tired.

  • Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts with sesame and scallions

    • angrygreycat on December 29, 2020

      Had to modify a little because I only had large brussels. I roasted them on a smoking hot sheet pan in the oven rather than in a cast iron skillet. The sauce for tossing them in after charring is excellent. I was a little nervous due to the amount of fish sauce but it tasted really good. Will definitely make again.

    • sdeathe on February 02, 2021

      These are delicious. Even I liked them, and I'm not really a fan of this veg. DO NOT use a cast iron skillet. I did, and the honey burned and stuck to the pan, requiring lots of scrubbing and boiling with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Then re-seasoning. I will make this again, but find another way to char the sprouts!

  • Sweet-sour Swiss chard with apricots and almonds

    • Cathyschuh on June 21, 2022

      Very good. used blueberry balsamic, and no honey since the vinegar was sweet. Apricots. Husband, who can be a bit suspicious of new veg recipes, ate it all up.

  • Chocolate and spiced pear freeform tart

    • Cathyschuh on February 14, 2021

      Simple excellent yummy recipe That Chinese 5 spice!

  • Pork skewers with garlic, orange and yogurt

    • hbakke on January 09, 2022

      Yum! This was delicious. The sauce is garlicky with a nice orange flavor. These skewers would be good with a simple salad. I would make this again.

  • Spicy butter-soy chicken

    • hbakke on February 18, 2021

      An easy recipe, but pretty boring. I also don't really love chicken breast. It was too easy to overcook the chicken pieces. I doubt I would make this again.

  • Ginger-hoisin roasted whole cauliflower

    • hbakke on August 03, 2021

      Not sure how to rate this since I modified the recipe quite a bit. I eliminated the vegetable oil, halved the sesame oil, and cut the salt down to 1 teaspoon. The resulting cauliflower got very brown and toasty in the oven and the sauce was still plenty salty. Two teaspoons of salt (combined with the hoisin) would make this borderline inedible I think. Maybe leaving the oil at the suggested amounts would have made a difference?

  • Roasted butternut squash with hoisin and chives

    • hbakke on February 18, 2021

      A bit too salty and the hoisin overpowered all other flavors. Not my favorite squash recipe.

  • Black bean stew with chorizo and roasted tomatoes

    • hbakke on March 23, 2021

      This was an easy, satisfying stew. I did cook it longer than the recommended 15 minutes since my canned tomatoes hadn't really broken down at all after that amount of time. I think it turned out well and would make this again.

  • Rice pudding with star anise and cinnamon

    • JaniceKj on July 06, 2021

      I had to double the cooking time in each step and watch over the entire time for overspills. The flavor was mellow, but tasty. The rice was a bit al dente for my taste. I do live at 4800 ft altitude, that may make a difference on the rice texture.

  • Sake and citrus-poached chicken with miso sauce

    • sdeathe on April 03, 2021

      This is really good. And easy. Use the furikake if you can, it adds a lot to the delicious sauce. Next time I'll try using the lime and scallions.

  • Whole-wheat fettuccine with leeks, cabbage and Gruyère

    • sdeathe on January 23, 2021

      The ingredient list made me sure this was a fabulous dish. Unfortunately, it's a bit dull; nice enough but something is missing. Maybe a spark with lemon zest, or a deeper flavour, perhaps with some blue cheese?

  • Spice-crusted pork tenderloin bites

    • mpo on October 30, 2021

      This is the same recipe as the dish titled Spanish spice crusted pork tenderloin bites in the other Milk Street books. Still good but I would have liked if they gave an overall recommended cooking time. I served this with garlicky broccoli rabe.

  • Ginger-peanut sautéed chicken

    • mpo on December 22, 2020

      Can't cook the chicken on too high of heat because the peanuts and ginger burn. Became very smoky in the house! I added bok choy as well to the pan.

  • Seared za’atar swordfish with cucumber salad

    • mpo on July 31, 2021

      Really nice cucumber salad, I added a touch of feta. We grilled swordfish outside.

  • Stir-fried udon with bacon and cabbage

    • Shewi128 on May 12, 2022

      Easy and delicious, but incredibly salty.. even with low-sodium sauce. Word to the wise: use less soy sauce and substitute water. I added more vegetables like shredded carrots and roasted broccoli.

  • Quinoa cakes with Gruyère and herbs

    • Shewi128 on January 06, 2022

      Wow--I was not expecting how good these cakes were. The Gruyere really made the flavor stand out, so don't skip it.

  • Pan-seared steak with spiced scallion relish

    • dc151 on March 09, 2021

      Made with skirt steak. I love how everything in this book is so easy to throw together. I am in total burnout mode, but this book has helped me get food on the table. Quick and tasty! No need to marinate for a long time, extra flavorful kick!

  • Black bean salad with scallions and charred tomatoes

    • dc151 on March 07, 2021

      Lovely dish, quick to make- made with cherry tomatoes and parsley. Made with chipotle lime slashed chicken.

  • Afghan-style bean curry

    • dc151 on February 02, 2021

      This was much better than I thought it would be, and got a much better reception from the picky eaters than I had anticipated. Good return for relatively little work. I served this with some naan and some frozen little empanadas on a weeknight where I was too tired to pull much together.

  • Garlic noodles with shiitake mushrooms

    • dc151 on February 12, 2021

      I am working my way through this book, since all the recipes are super easy, quick to make and despite having only 6 ingredients, they never feel like they're missing anything. We all really liked this.

  • Mashed sweet potatoes with harissa and pistachios

    • dc151 on December 13, 2020

      Wish the directions were a bit more specific with time and temperature for cooking. We liked this one. Ran out of harissa paste but had harissa spice mix which worked well.

  • Chipotle-lime slashed chicken

    • dc151 on January 20, 2021

      Made with chicken thighs. A lot of the sauce slid off the chicken, caused quite a bit of smoking, resulting in less flavor on the chicken. Maybe less lime juice for a thicker marinade? Or don't put it on the rack? The flavor was pretty nice otherwise.

  • Thai slashed chicken

    • dc151 on December 20, 2020

      Quick to put together, flavor was nice, not overpowering. I used drumsticks, it took a little longer to cook to safe temperature.

  • Cider-poached chicken with mustard and thyme

    • dc151 on December 12, 2020

      Mustard was overwhelming. But I never poach chicken and should do that more.

  • Pasta with cherry tomato sauce and pistachios

    • amgenove on February 05, 2021

      Might want to try roasting the pistachios for a bit before adding them to get more flavor out of them!

  • Curried potatoes, tomatoes and cabbage

    • amgenove on January 21, 2021

      Recipe suggested adding rice to make it a meal, but it could be a meal in itself. Up the spices just a bit and it's perfect!

  • Noodles with zucchini and black bean sauce

    • amgenove on April 05, 2021

      A little too salty....maybe reduce the amount of black bean sauce?

  • Almond, caper and herb-crusted chicken cutlets

    • shann on April 23, 2022

      I don't like capers, so I left them out. It was still deicious.

  • Spicy cumin-beef noodles

    • shann on April 23, 2022

      Delicious, but quite spicy. Use less chili-garlic sauce for a milder heat.

  • Fideos with chorizo and arugula

    • shann on April 23, 2022

      Delicious and easy.

  • Seared and steamed green beans and tomatoes with feta

    • Feelingsamtastic on December 21, 2022

      Simple and very enjoyable. It forms a nice mildly spicy sauce from the burst tomatoes, and the feta really ties it all together

  • Spicy pork and tofu with Sichuan pepper

    • Feelingsamtastic on December 22, 2022

      Super simple to make with mapo tofu vibes. Subbed 1/2 black bean sauce 1/2 chili garlic sambol instead of toban djan . Did half the amount of Szechuan peppercorns because we ran out. It was still quite spicy, and I wouldn't go spicier.

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  • ISBN 10 0316540307
  • ISBN 13 9780316540308
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 13 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Voracious

Publishers Text

200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes to throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients--from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street

In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simplest, most delicious recipes ever created. These recipes, each with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), make it easy to be a great cook--the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time.

In each of these recipes, big flavors and simple techniques transform pantry staples, common proteins, or centerpiece vegetables into a delicious meal. And each intuitive recipe is a road map for other mix-and-match meals, which can come together in minutes from whatever's in the fridge.

With most recipes taking less than an hour to prepare, and just a handful of ingredients, you'll enjoy:
  • Pasta with Shrimp and Browned Butter
  • West African Peanut Chicken
  • Red Lentil Soup
  • Scallion Noodles
  • Open-Faced Omelet with Fried Dill and Feta
  • Greek Bean and Avocado Salad
  • And for dessert: Spiced Strawberry Compote with Greek Yogurt or Ice Cream
When it's a race to put dinner on the table, these recipes let you start at the finish line.

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