Middle Eastern Shrimp with Chickpea Salad

Middle Eastern Shrimp with Chickpea Salad

Middle Eastern shrimp skewers with a chickpea, tomato, celery and cucumber salad.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
Greek Salad Sandwich

Greek Salad Sandwich

All of the makings of a Greek salad are piled high on a large loaf hollowed out to make room for the ingredients. This is a sandwich that gets better as it sits, making it a perfect make-ahead for a party or a picnic. One giant sandwich is cut into wedges to be shared. The…

  • Servings: Makes 4-6 sandwiches
Lamb Skewers

Indian Spiced Lamb Skewers

When the days turn cold these Indian-spiced lamb skewers will bring a taste of warmer climates to any meal.

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 4
photo by Christopher Baker

Pork Tenderloin with Plum Chutney

This tart chutney would go well with any pork or chicken dish, and keeps well in the fridge for a week or two. Try it on sandwiches made with leftovers.  Photo: Christopher Baker

Italian Turkey Burgers

Italian Turkey Burgers

As an exciting and healthy alternative to the boring burger, we’re tempted to give it a fancy Italian name, but it’s just ground turkey mixed with sautéed onions, roasted peppers, garlic, fennel seeds and mustard. The succulent patty is so moist and flavorful, it could easily go bunless.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 4
Photo by James Wojcik

Roast Pork Sandwich

Based on the lesser-known but more suave cousin to the Philly cheesesteak, this sandwich is made with quick cooking pork tenderloin rather than a long-roasted fresh ham. Sliced deli provolone, with it’s pungent flavor, is a nod to the sandwich’s humble origins. Spicy broccoli rabe adds a juicy vegetal (not to mention healthy!) note.  Photo:…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
Photo: James Wojcik

Beef Paillard with Green Bean Salad

These filets take only two minutes each to cook once they’ve been hammered with the flat side of a meat mallet. Just make sure nobody’s napping while you prep. Photo: James Wojcik

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4
ChickenPaillard

Chicken Paillard with a Big Salad

This recipe for grilled chicken takes less than 10 minutes to fully cook and allows you to incorporate sweet grilled onions into the salad. A quick and healthy meal for summer!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4
Thai Seafood Chowder

Thai Seafood Chowder

Here’s an Asian stew with a New England sensibility. Sweet fresh corn is a natural with this spicy coconut milk-based stew. It is also unbelievably easy and fast to make. It’s a great dinner party dish, but if you want to double the recipe, it is easier to make in two pots rather than one…

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4
Photo: James Wojcik

Chicken under a Brick

This classic Italian way of cooking yields juicy, tender meat and crisp skin. Though any weight will do, if you use a real brick wrap it in foil first. Photo: James Wojcik

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour (plus 1 hour for marinating)
  • Servings: 4