Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean: 125 Simple Weeknight Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine by Christopher Kimball

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  • Green shakshuka

    • Jane on July 12, 2021

      Green shakshuka is replacing red (tomato) shakshuka in my affections. I'm getting a lot of greens in my CSA each week and this weekend brunch uses a lot. The recipe uses spinach but I'm using whatever I have. Massaging the greens with salt for a minute before cooking them definitely speeds up the cooking time, even for tougher greens like collards. The peas and feta add extra flavor pops. There isn't much heat in this version - I sometimes add a chopped jalapeno.

    • D.Barker on January 25, 2022

      I didn't love the texture of the peas in this. It was pretty good, but overall I think I prefer red shakshuka.

  • Turkish egg salad with arugula and herbs

    • Jane on July 30, 2021

      I liked this a lot. The dressing added a lot of flavor to the salad and eggs - I didn't miss mayonnaise at all. I hadn't done the egg steaming method before - the eggs were perfectly cooked at 11 minutes steaming and they were so easy to peel.

    • southerncooker on May 06, 2021

      This was very good. I used chives and a little sweet onion instead of green onion since I was out of green onion. I used arugula from my farm share. The egg steaming worked perfect.

  • Strip steaks with walnut, parsley and caper sauce

    • kari500 on December 14, 2021

      Wow this is good. So easy for so much pay-off. I used grilled flank steaks instead of strip, but the real recipe here is for the sauce (a bit more like a paste for me). Company worthy, special occasion worthy, delicious.

    • jimandtammyfaye on June 22, 2022

      Very simple prep. Made the pesto/sauce ahead of time. Will try using the sauce with vegetables, too.

  • Pasta with tomatoes, orange and olives

    • kari500 on April 06, 2022

      I liked this a lot. Love the idea of adding fennel, and will try that. Didn’t get much of the orange flavor. Could add capers too.

    • michalow on August 27, 2021

      This is really delicious. I added some sliced fennel and a bit of fresh mozzarella, and otherwise adhered closely to the recipe. Will make again for sure.

    • dinnermints on April 28, 2022

      Excellent flavor combination. I cut the olive oil to 2 T, which worked out fine. I love oil cured black olives, but with the orange zest, there was a little bit of a bitter note - might try with kalamata olives next time. And a little more veg would be good; maybe a couple of cans of chopped artichoke hearts. Served with grated ricotta salata the first night, pork sausage the second.

    • amandaeats on March 01, 2022

      I want to make this again and again. A lovely meat-free meal.

  • Rigatoni with artichokes, basil and pecorino

    • kari500 on December 13, 2021

      Tasty, easy, different.

    • Zosia on June 22, 2021

      Nice bright flavour and easy to put together. I omitted the butter.

  • Inverted pizza

    • kari500 on December 13, 2021

      This was fun to make, and using a refrigerated and prerolled dough made it easy (I’m horrible at rolling out pizza dough). I wasn’t sure how the ricotta would go over with the family but we all liked it a lot. My (dried) thyme was sort of unpleasant, so I’d cut way back on that next time. Served with a simple salad.

    • D.Barker on June 10, 2021

      I loved how easy this was, but the potatoes just kind of made it crazy dry.

  • Tunisian chickpeas with Swiss chard

    • Emily Hope on May 03, 2021

      This one was kind of "meh" for us -- fine, but no one was clamoring for more, and leftovers didn't get finished. Served with couscous w/apricots and almonds on the side. There are similar recipes out there we like better, including a Milk Street version with spinach that uses smoked almonds on top. Not a repeat.

    • southerncooker on May 19, 2021

      I thought this was good. I made a half recipe. Used rainbow Swiss chard from my Tumbling Shoals farm share.

  • Chicken souvlaki with tzatziki

    • Emily Hope on April 22, 2021

      This was a fine weeknight supper -- though I feel like there are some similar Diana Henry marinated/grilled chicken thigh recipes I like better. Used the grill instead of the broiler, since it was nice out, and made a tomato/sweet onion salad rather than grilling the onions. Added mint to the tzatziki, which we liked. Recommend harissa or another hot sauce for drizzling on top.

    • southerncooker on May 29, 2021

      This was delicious. I used oregano from my window herb garden. The tomato cut in wedges was from my Tumbling Shoals farm share. Made half recipe for son and I, hubby doesn't eat chicken.

    • Maefleur on June 19, 2022

      These were quite easy and quick to pull together. I used the grill and decided to skewer them. Only took a couple minutes longer. Very flavorful, tender and juicy and the tzatziki is delicious!

    • et12 on May 23, 2021

      Very easy to make without taking too much of your time. I cut the chicken into smaller than recommended pieces but it actually took longer under the broiler than book says. The tzatziki sauce was excellent!

    • amandaeats on March 01, 2022

      I will be making again; I doubled the onions because I love them, otherwise made as-is. Served with rice and beans.

  • Shrimp with orzo, tomatoes and feta

    • chriscooks on September 03, 2021

      This is delicious. Also quite filling: I used a half-quantity of pasta and tomatoes and a bit more than half a pound of shrimp (but about 7 oz spinach), and I think it would be enough for 3 or 4 people. I looked at similarly-titled recipes in Ottolenghi's Simple, and Castle's The New Southern Garden Cookbook. Ottolenghi makes it a one-pot meal and adds fennel seeds & orange peel; the photo in the book shows it as a pretty wet dish. Castle finishes the shrimp by baking the dish, which seems like an unnecessary complication, but otherwise the method is pretty similar to Kimball's, preparing the orzo and shrimp separately and combining them near the end.

  • Fettuccine with mushroom and tomato ragù

    • chriscooks on May 05, 2021

      I made a half recipe of this ragu, and put in both thyme and rosemary. Using a large skillet to reduce the liquid worked really well. In a short time it became a thick, tasty stew/sauce.

    • southerncooker on May 04, 2021

      Since I had an eight ounce pack of pappardelleI used that to make a half recipe, instead of fettuccine. I also used basil instead of rosemary. Son hates rosemary. We drizzled with some good EVOO at the end as suggested. I added some extra fresh cracked black pepper to mine as well. It turned out really good.

    • Zosia on June 01, 2021

      Lots of flavour in very little time because of cooking method.

  • Rice salad with tomatoes, capers and olive oil tuna

    • southerncooker on May 01, 2021

      I used the yellow-fin tuna in EVOO. Hubby is not a big fan of basil, so I didn't use a lot, and he picked it out of his. We both enjoyed this one.

  • Panzanella with fresh mozzarella

    • southerncooker on June 10, 2021

      Some of the tomatoes were from my Farm Share as was the baby mix salad greens, that I used instead of flat leaf parsley. Basil was from my window herb garden. This was really good.

  • Andalusian-style tomato salad with olive oil tuna

    • southerncooker on April 08, 2021

      This was really good. I made a half recipe. I didn't have oil packed tuna so I drained it and added some EVOO from Israel to the tuna and let sit till time to make dressing. I then used the oil in the dressing. I used red wine vinerar instead of sherry vinegar.

    • Mlr5 on June 07, 2021

      This was ok. I’d suggest letting the tomatoes drain before combining them with the cucumbers. I didn’t and found the salad a bit more wet than I’d like.

  • Moroccan-inspired roasted spiced chicken

    • southerncooker on July 19, 2021

      Really good. I did slash the quarters but they were big and my cooking time was around 40 minutes. Turned out moist, tender and very good.

    • Zosia on May 12, 2021

      Delicious! And the technique that reduces the roasting time - slashing the meat - also ensures that the great flavour of the sauce reaches more of the meat. I used olive oil instead of butter and far less of it.

  • Niçoise-style tuna sandwiches

    • southerncooker on April 24, 2021

      I bought yellow skip jack EVOO tuna for this recipe. I'm not a big oil tuna fan. I usually get the kind in water. I went with the recipe note though to use EVOO tuna and it was delicious.

  • Bocadillos with steak, mushrooms and shallots

    • southerncooker on May 19, 2021

      Very good, but when I tasted the mushrooms they were very lemony, so I didn't add lemon juice to the meat. The sandwich tasted like it needed something. Son put cheddar and hot sauce on his. After eating half he said it still needed something, so he added a little mayonnaise and mustard, and said it was delicious.

  • Sautéed cod with zhoug

    • darcie_b on September 15, 2021

      I added some parsley to the zhoug and thought it was great with the mild fish. Easy weeknight dinner.

    • Zosia on May 12, 2021

      Zhoug was just what my previously frozen fillets needed. Delicious!

    • mpo on July 21, 2021

      I merged this zhoug recipe with the one from Sababa. So, my sauce had some parsley in it and way more garlic. Really delicious.

    • foodgloriousfood on September 30, 2022

      My Zhoug ended up sticking to my pan a bit and I had to scrape it up and put it back on the fish. Next time I would just brush a little zhoug on the fish as a marinade before cooking, and leave it in the fridge to absorb the flavor before cooking instead of coating it thickly.

  • Seared pork chops with fennel and herb salad

    • darcie_b on April 15, 2021

      I liked the flavor combination, although I think the spice level could be upped a bit with more crushed red pepper. The salad is even better if you let it soak up some of the pan sauce on the plate.

    • foodgloriousfood on October 01, 2022

      Excellent rub!

  • Greek-style spinach rice with shrimp and dill

    • mrsmadam on April 27, 2021

      I liked this a lot, my husband not so much. Half the recipe was plenty for two. I did leave the shrimp to steam a couple of extra minutes to accommodate his tastes but won’t next time as I will only be making it for myself. The lemon and dill flavors were spot on and a small amount of feta was a nice finishing touch.

    • SACarlson on March 24, 2022

      We found this to be a bit bland. There was nothing objectionable about the flavours or textures but the finished dish was a bit "meh". Maybe adding a bit of feta would help? I also thought of cooking the rice in shellfish stock or chicken stock to add a bit more flavour.

  • Bulgur salad with summer vegetables and pomegranate molasses

    • clkandel on January 11, 2022

      The method for cooking the bulgur added lots of flavor, but I thought the overall dish flavor was lacking. However, others at the meal really liked this dish and thought the flavor was great.

    • et12 on August 14, 2021

      Difficult to find fine bulgur wheat where I am. Had to cover the wheat for much longer then recommended. In the end it tasted ok but not my favourite.

  • Chicken alla diavola with broccoli

    • clkandel on January 07, 2022

      Love sheet pan meals and this one really delivers lots of flavor. Seemed a little salty. I'd skip the salt in the sauce since the chicken and broccoli are already salted.

  • Turkish-style chicken soup with yogurt, chickpeas and bulgur

    • clkandel on December 26, 2021

      This soup is quick and easy with lots of flavor. I think it would be more than serving for 4 though.

    • et12 on August 05, 2021

      Very easy to make and good flavour for something that comes together so quickly. A good chicken soup.

  • Greek-style braised chickpeas with tomatoes and orange

    • dinnermints on April 10, 2022

      To me, the three things about this dish that make it stand out are the caramelized tomato paste, large number of bay leaves + rosemary, and orange flavor. My husband, from the living room: "That smells really good. I mean a sort of next level good." While it calls for canned chickpeas, I cooked up a pound of them and found I could make exactly 1.5 recipe with that amount. I liked that the chickpeas and tomatoes cook together first, giving me time to prep onion and garlic. Served w/whole wheat couscous. Fabulous.

    • et12 on April 23, 2022

      We really liked this. Very comforting food with good flavours and easy to throw together. I doubled the amount of chickpeas and served with rice.

    • jenburkholder on March 10, 2022

      Enjoyable, but not my favorite quick chickpea dish. The tomato was overpowering and I felt that all the other flavors kind of faded away in comparison.

    • MEmilyGrey on May 22, 2021

      Amazing dish. The resin-y flavor of the rosemary plays beautifully with the touch of orange. Different & intriguing.

    • D.Barker on June 10, 2021

      This was easy and delicious! I don't know what the serving recommendation is, but we stirred in some sour cream, and served with pita breads that were lightly toasted with butter. Well worth doing again!

    • karya on May 25, 2022

      Loved this recipe. I just took the juice of one medium orange and it had a beautiful orange flavor. Tastes amazing on some crusty bread or really any bread, as stated in the notes

  • Pan-roasted pork tenderloins with apple, sherry and smoked paprika

    • dinnermints on May 26, 2022

      I made this for my husband's weeknight birthday dinner - delicious, easy, fancy-looking! I'd definitely make it for guests. I used 1 T oil to brown the pork and 1/2 T butter at the end in the sauce. The apple melts into the onion sherry sauce, and the smoky paprika takes everything up a notch. Next time I'd add a little salt to the sauce at the end. Another excellent recipe from this book.

    • averythingcooks on June 16, 2022

      I made this pretty much as written and the result was definitely one of the better pork tenderloin dishes I've made in recent months. The combo of paprika, onions, apple & sherry is delicious and the cook time / instructions for the meat were pretty much right on target. A repeat for sure.

  • Pan-fried beef-filled pita

    • dinnermints on May 26, 2022

      These didn't cook all the way through before the pita breads started to get too dark, so I had to finish them in the oven. I wouldn't mind that if the beef filling tasted better - I found it rather mealy and bland (my toddler loved it). Even if I upped the spices, the texture wouldn't work for me. Of the four recipes I've tried so far from this book, this is the only one I wouldn't make again.

    • Jenny on April 17, 2021

      This meal will be in the rotation frequently. The combo of spices, ingredients and the crispy pita...delicious. The yogurt sauce is the frosting on the cake. Should have doubled the recipe it was that good.

    • jimandtammyfaye on September 08, 2021

      These were very good, but Simply Julia's Arayes with yogurt sauce accomplishes a similar meal without nearly as much fuss.

  • Spicy Egyptian eggplant with chickpeas and herbs

    • Rachaelsb on April 21, 2022

      Great flavor to this dish-and so easy to make. Definitely has a kick but mellowed by chickpeas and eggplant.

    • jacquegodoy on August 14, 2021

      I used an airfryer to make the egglplant and chickpeas so I didn't have to turn on the oven in summer. Turned out great! Lots of flavor.

    • jenburkholder on August 18, 2021

      Tasty, even to people who are mostly skeptical of eggplant. Lots of flavor with minimal effort. Served on a bed of arugula.

  • Rigatoni with pistachio, ricotta and herb pesto

    • Rachaelsb on August 01, 2021

      Nice change, but i missed the purity and freshness of basil pesto without the ricotta..

    • karya on June 01, 2022

      This was so wonderful and creamy. Used extra chives and some dried basil and it was a hit. So quick to make too.

  • Greek chicken and potato traybake

    • julesamomof2 on September 15, 2021

      This was great- easy to make, easy clean up, yet special with the addition of the roasted garlic and dill. I think it helped that my garlic cloves were in the large side as they didn't burn. I would have liked it to be a little saucier, so maybe next time I'll add some chicken stock near the end. Pretty much a perfect weeknight dinner.

    • Zosia on June 15, 2021

      Delicious! I really liked the method of roasting the garlic cloves whole to prevent burning and mashing them into the roasting juices at the end.

    • athayer on July 28, 2021

      Cool method with the garlic and seasonings. Great dish and very pretty.

    • Kristjudy on May 26, 2021

      This was a very well received recipe in our house. Wonderful flavours. The addition of mashed roasted garlic in the sauce complemented the capers and kalamata olives.

    • Nkrieda78 on March 04, 2022

      We loved this. I made the recipe verbatim except I added garlic powder to the seasoning. Made with roasted broccoli and orzo on the side.

    • mpo on December 10, 2021

      This was easier than I expected, but I agree with the other reviewer that there wasn’t that much sauce. I was surprised by that, but in the end, easy enough and good flavors.

  • Soupe au pistou

    • Zosia on July 25, 2021

      The quick cook time doesn't really allow the flavours of the ingredients to develop; well-flavoured stock and good pesto are essential.

    • et12 on October 07, 2021

      Easy to make and fairly tasty once you add the pesto.

  • Tunisian-style frittata with potato, onion and chicken

    • Zosia on June 01, 2021

      I thought the ras el hanout overpowered all of the other ingredients in this dish - perhaps it's just the blend that I have.

  • Pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe

    • Zosia on August 14, 2021

      A little one-note. Not my favourite version of this recipe.

  • Pasta with sausage and porcini mushroom ragù

    • Zosia on May 13, 2021

      Great flavour and quick to make. I used only 1 tbsp oil for the sausage, none for the pasta. The cream helped the flavours meld without adding too much richness.

    • ShannonS on December 21, 2021

      This is one of our favorites

  • Pan-roasted chicken and summer vegetables with herbes de Provence

    • Zosia on May 29, 2021

      Flavours were excellent but I used a different cooking method as I had a whole, butterflied chicken. I made a paste of the herbs and oil that I put under and on the chicken skin. I roasted for 30minutes before adding the vegetables to the pan then roasted an additional 30 minutes. Pan juices with capers formed the sauce for serving.

  • Harissa-spiced pasta and chicken with green beans

    • Zosia on August 07, 2021

      Tasty and very quick to make. I used farfalle which took 20 minutes to cook and needed a little extra liquid (about 60ml) towards the end.

    • dc151 on July 24, 2021

      Great cupboard meal. Full of flavor from all that tomato paste. Felt hearty.

    • jenburkholder on August 03, 2022

      Was this amazing? Nope. Was it a good enough easy weeknight dinner that I'd repeat? Yep. Changes were: subbed in one can chickpeas for the chicken to make it a veg meal. Used GF pasta, Jovial elbows, but only 7 oz. Added in water in a couple stages but ended up needing the entire 3 cups! Used the full amount of green beans and seasonings etc. Son added a blop of yogurt to his.

  • Beef and rice meatballs with lemon-olive oil sauce

    • Zosia on September 17, 2021

      I wasn't very successful at mashing the rice so the individual grains were quite obvious but that didn't seem to affect anything; the meatballs held together well and had great flavour. I wasn't quite so keen on the sauce which, while tasting good, was quite oily despite adding only 1 tbsp oil instead of 3.

    • Apepin on January 01, 2022

      This was OK. The rice was a weird texture, probably because I didn't mash it enough. I didn't like it enough to try again.

  • Spanish scrambled eggs with shrimp and asparagus

    • Zosia on September 15, 2021

      Quick and tasty and a good way to stretch a small package of shrimp to feed 4 people! I used broccoli instead of asparagus.

  • Roasted vegetables with cilantro yogurt

    • athayer on July 28, 2021

      Delicious...very flexible regarding which vegetables could be used. Cilantro yogurt sauce paired very nicely.

    • hbakke on February 08, 2022

      This made a nice vegetarian dinner. I liked the spice from the poblano combined with the cilantro yogurt. I had to cook it an additional 15 minutes, but I may have used too small of a pan.

  • Chicken shawarma

    • Kristjudy on May 30, 2021

      This was a very flavourful dish. I served with the recommendation of a rice pilaf.

    • et12 on August 14, 2021

      Very tasty and quick and easy to make.

  • Scallops al ajillo

    • Maefleur on July 06, 2021

      I couldn't find the large scallops indicated and smaller ones worked fine.

  • Melon salad with arugula, pistachios and goat cheese

    • Maefleur on June 20, 2022

      Delicious and refreshing!

    • jimandtammyfaye on June 22, 2022

      Interesting flavors and textures. I liked the prep of cucumbers and watermelon. Next time, I'll forgo the sumac dressing in favor or a simple lemon vinaigrette and substitute feta for goat cheese.

  • Spicy white beans with tahini, lemon and parsley

    • averythingcooks on February 03, 2022

      I made this with great northern beans cooked in the instant pot. We both liked the spicy tahini based dressing and I did add a few extras (spinach and roasted peppers) to the final mix. Partly because my instant pot beans always seem to come out pretty soft, the finished dish certainly wasn't as pretty as the photo in the book but we both enjoyed it and I would do it again for sure.

    • MEmilyGrey on May 22, 2021

      Not a winner. Possibly I made a mistake in the preparation, but I found it unpleasantly bitter.

  • Greek baked vegetables (Briam)

    • mjes on July 31, 2021

      I've been looking for a great briam recipe ... or one of it's kissing cousins from neighboring countries. This looked promising, has great flavor, but still isn't quite right ... I'm looking for a bit more variety in my vegetables

    • et12 on July 02, 2022

      Super easy and a nice comforting meal. Worth getting some ripe and flavourful tomatoes.

    • dc151 on September 09, 2021

      Quick work to prep if you have a mandolin. Lovely dish, everyone enjoyed it. I should've microwaved the potatoes a touch longer than stated. It's like a ratatouille, but more flavorful and not watery at all.

  • Barley "risotto" with mushrooms, kale and Gorgonzola

    • et12 on March 09, 2022

      Loved the idea of a barley ‘risotto’. I couldn’t find any quick cooking barley, so I pre cooked some pearl barley and added it to the dish at the end. The result was a slightly underdeveloped taste adjusted through added seasoning and lemon juice. Overall a decent meal.

  • Eggs in purgatory

    • et12 on October 02, 2022

      This is going into the regular rotation of weekend breakfast options. So tasty and not overly filling. Incredibly easy to throw together. I overcooked the eggs by accident but it was still delicious. Served with toasted slices of sourdough.

    • MEmilyGrey on April 14, 2022

      Made many times - family favorite. I also use this as a base tomato sauce for other recipes.

    • D.Barker on November 01, 2021

      Really good, and really simple! Even our toddler and 9-month old enjoyed them!

    • karya on June 01, 2022

      Wonderful. I had some leftovers and ate the next morning and it was even better than the same day, now making me wonder if I should be making double batches- one for brunch and one for the next day.

  • Penne alla Silana

    • et12 on November 21, 2021

      Delicious! We used fresh strozapretti and the thick sauce was the perfect in highlighting the pasta. Easy and quick to put together too.

  • Spaghetti with lemon pesto

    • et12 on May 02, 2021

      Exactly what we wanted in an easy to make pasta dish that is comforting and full of flavour. Took no time to put together. Will definitely make again!

    • D.Barker on January 25, 2022

      This was exactly what I wanted in a lemon pasta! Not too puckery, it was a really subtle lemon flavor. We will definitely be making this again, and adding it to our favorite recipes.

    • amandaeats on February 14, 2022

      Loved this!! Added a clove of garlic to the pesto but otherwise made as written. Perfect.

  • Pasta with fresh tomatoes, capers and herbs

    • et12 on May 12, 2021

      Very tasty with a subtle hint of heat. A nice summer pasta dish. I used flat leaf parsley instead of basil but I think it would be even better with the sweetness of the basil to balance the saltiness of the capers.

  • Jerusalem-style mixed-grill chicken

    • et12 on June 06, 2021

      Very easy and quick to make. Served with pita bread and a fresh tomato cucumber salad.

    • Shewi128 on June 20, 2022

      This was very easy and flavorful. I would definitely make this again.

  • Carrot, sweet potato and spinach eggah

    • et12 on May 03, 2022

      Easy to make and nice, earthy flavours. Agree with previous comment on need for the yogurt sauce to provide a sharpness to the dish.

    • jenburkholder on August 20, 2021

      Delicious and very easy. The yogurt sauce is essential. Definite make-again.

    • Twysbeek on April 24, 2022

      My SO doesn't like cooked carrots and isn't a fan of sweet potatoes, but he told me this dish is a 5/5. I think my yogurt was a touch more punchy because I did not measure: juiced half a lemon, a lemon's worth of zest, salt and pepper until it looked right. The yogurt is absolutely essential to this dish.

  • Sumac-spiced chicken cutlets with tomato-onion salad

    • et12 on September 27, 2021

      Served this over rice and loved the layering of fresh tomatoes, marinated onions and chicken. We felt there was too much pomegranate molasses and so made it again the second time with a sweetened balsamic vinegar instead and much preferred that one.

    • BrendaD1962 on February 16, 2022

      We really enjoyed this. We absolutely loved the tomato-onion salad. I made a couple of changes to the salad. I used a whole red onion instead of half, and instead of using a 1/2 cup of parsley, I used a 1/2 cup of cilantro. I also used 2 lbs. of cocktail tomatoes as they are the only tomatoes in Toronto in February that have any flavour. Changes I would do again. I served this with mashed potatoes because I love mashed potatoes, and it was delicious. Definitely a keeper and I’ll make again. We also loved the pomegranate molasses.

  • Red wine risotto with beans and capicola

    • et12 on September 13, 2021

      I wasn’t expecting this much flavour from such a simple dish. Recipe was easy to follow. I added a bit of lemon juice at the end to add a bit of brightness. Definitely a do again!

  • Greek meatballs in tomato sauce

    • et12 on April 10, 2022

      These were delicious and very easy to make. Definitely a do again!

  • Spicy ground beef kebabs with tomato-sumac sauce

    • et12 on August 05, 2021

      Loved the flavours and how easy it was to come together. The recipe suggests 80% beef mince. I used mince with only 5% fat and the kebabs were very dry. Will use fattier meat next time.

    • MariaSwe on July 12, 2022

      I used a mix of beef and pork mince and it was perfect. The kebabs did not brown fast enough under the broiler so they did dry out just a bit. For next time I won't be afraid of putting them closer to the broiler. The sauce was so simple and perfect. I will definitely use this method for a simple sauce in the future. Really nice meal with smashed potatoes.

    • JulieCruz on July 23, 2021

      Excellent. I made them as large oblong meatballs and not a kebab. I think I will double the sauce next time. It was really like a chutney rather than a sauce. Served with naan bread.

    • D.Barker on June 10, 2021

      This was good! Spicier than I expected, but quick and tasty.

  • Turkish-style stuffed flatbreads with butternut squash and cheese

    • et12 on June 25, 2022

      This was delicious! Very easy to put together and very tasty.

    • Shewi128 on July 22, 2022

      We made the version with ground pork and olives. I would also adjust the temperature to medium heat to avoid burning the flatbreads. Everybody liked them.

    • Apepin on May 12, 2022

      Watch the flatbreads carefully, I burned a few. This was satisfying served with a Turkish salad. Both children enjoyed it.

  • Pearl couscous "risotto" with broccoli rabe

    • et12 on March 16, 2022

      Loved this! Nice, clean and bright flavours of broccoli and a rich and creamy texture.

  • Zucchini and saffron risotto

    • et12 on October 14, 2021

      We loved this one. So tasty and easy to put together. It took a little longer then the suggested 35 minutes to reduce the water to the correct amount and the risotto was a bit soft as a result, but we loved it nonetheless.

  • Tuscan-style spring vegetable soup

    • et12 on July 05, 2021

      Very easy to make and the vegetables are cooked perfectly if you stick to the suggested timings. I felt the principal flavour was of the beef stock and so I would use fewer stock cubes but the same amount of liquid next time. A dash of lemon juice also helped with the seasoning.

  • Lombardy-style rice with chicken

    • MariaSwe on July 12, 2022

      This was easy enough but not 45 minutes from start to finish. The flavour was nice and both kids took seconds, even the usually very picky one. I thought it could have used something more, but I don't know what. Maybe homemade chicken stock would have made the difference. I added a chopped celery stalk with the onion and carrots.

  • Flank steak with tomato-eggplant ragù

    • hbakke on April 15, 2021

      This was a fine dinner, not super exciting. I did like the feta cheese and mint topping. I served the leftovers on some crusty bread and I think I liked that better than with potatoes.

  • Fattoush with chicken and tahini-sumac dressing

    • hbakke on April 18, 2021

      Great salad. I liked that the honey offset the bitterness of the tahini to make a nice creamy dressing. I used cooked chicken that had been seasoned with za'atar and used a combination of mint and parsley for the herbs. I would make this again.

  • Lebanese-style eggplant and chickpea stew

    • hbakke on December 03, 2021

      Chunky, flavorful stew. Next time I'll cook the eggplant longer and maybe add a little more honey to offset bitterness from the eggplant.

  • Tomato-braised cauliflower with feta and mint

    • hbakke on February 15, 2022

      Tasty dinner. We liked the salty and sweet flavor from the feta and raisins. I would make this again.

    • jenburkholder on July 29, 2021

      Quite tasty, easy. Will repeat.

  • Venetian-style shrimp in tomato-white wine sauce

    • mpo on May 02, 2022

      This is good but it’s all about the breadcrumbs. Without it, it’s really just another shrimp in tomato sauce.

  • Spanish shrimp and chickpea stew

    • mpo on April 23, 2021

      This was good, but I think the recipe is more complicated than it needs to be. I think the effort to keep shrimp tails on, and then take off and cut shrimp in half mid-cooking didn’t make that much of a difference to just add the shrimp, with or without tails when ready to cook through.

  • Quick hummus masabacha

    • Shewi128 on December 10, 2021

      I did not like this recipe, but I did finish eating it for lunches. I thought it was bland, and I didn't enjoy the texture. It's weird because I love hummus, chickpeas, and even chickpea salad. However, I wouldn't make this again.

  • Charred eggplant pita sandwiches with spicy tahini

    • dc151 on September 17, 2021

      Make sure you check the spiciness of your harissa before adding the recommended amount- mine was pretty spicy!I liked it, not necessarily my favorite, but a simple meal to pull together, so easy enough to give it another try

  • Italian sweet-and-sour pork chops

    • foodgloriousfood on September 30, 2022

      We really enjoyed this. The pork needed some careful attending and temperature checking as it took a lot longer to cook through than the recipe stated. Recipe calls for 1" thick chops 3-4 mins each side over medium heat to 135F. Ha! Needed at least double that time! Once the pork was cooked through, the sauce was easy. I served it with some smashed garlic, lemon zest and parsley potatoes and some steamed vegetables. The sweet and sour sauce was great with the vegetables too. Next time I might make 50% more sauce.

  • Turkish spiced-beef pide

    • Apepin on January 05, 2022

      Used the dough from Boven's Home Baked to make four pides, used this meat recipe for two of them and made a kale and cheese mixture for the others. Meat was terrific, moist and flavorful.

  • Italian bean soup with fresh pasta

    • Apepin on November 16, 2021

      I use sage instead of rosemary. Filling and tasty. I used cut up lasagna sheets.

  • Black-eyed peas with fennel, tomatoes and spinach

    • jenburkholder on July 29, 2021

      Eh. This was bland, and the mint wilted unappetizingly.

  • Turkish-style tomato salad with walnuts and sumac

    • jenburkholder on August 16, 2021

      Very fresh and good. Sweet, tart, and aromatic, perfect for summer.

  • Pita, chickpea and herb salad with tahini yogurt

    • Twysbeek on April 24, 2022

      This was delicious, very filling. Crispy pita is essential, I broke up the pita and added it while eating to not make it soggy.

  • Creamy zucchini and pumpkin seed soup

    • rrackles on April 27, 2021

      Found this quite bitter. Maybe my batch of zucchini?

  • Chickpea and feta keftedes

    • rrackles on April 27, 2021

      Quite dry. Won’t be making again

  • Butter beans in tomato sauce with dill and feta

    • MEmilyGrey on April 14, 2022

      Loved this. Substituted pinto beans for the butter beans.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Another home run from the Milk Street team.

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  • ISBN 10 031670606X
  • ISBN 13 9780316706063
  • Published Apr 06 2021
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Voracious

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