Category Archives: Recipes

Recipe: Steak American Pharoah

Here’s my contribution toward the excess caused by the arrival of the Triple Crown winner to run in this weekend’s Travers Stakes. It was inspired by some ripe stone fruit and a tub of duck fat that was in danger … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ultimate Blender Gazpacho

I love this “salad in a cup” and I have to say my easy blender version is the best I’ve found. It’s worth investing in some good sherry vinegar, which you can find here. 8 servings. Ingredients: 1 pound good … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Shishito Peppers

I did not realize until I found this article that shishitos and padrons are two different varieties. Both have just enough heat to be interesting. Shishitos are pointy and slim while padrons are more bell-shaped. Shishitos are also much easier … Continue reading

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Recipe: Boiled Okra

This is the basic way we cook okra down south, and it’s pretty hard core. It produces the notorious sliminess which is loved by southerners and reviled by anyone north of the Mason-Dixon line. Try to buy younger, smaller pieces … Continue reading

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Recipe: Amy Halloran’s Ambassador Pancakes

Amy Halloran is author of The New Bread Basket, a passionate book about the benefits of locally-grown grains (including why they taste so much better than mass-market flour brands). To demonstrate how much tastier fresh-ground local grains can be, she … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexican-Style Pickled Vegetables (Escabeche)

In better California burrito places you always find a container of escabeche alongside the various salsas. Jalapeños and other vegetables (carrots, onions, maybe some cauliflower) are sweated in a bit of oil then simmered with spices and vinegar. I started … Continue reading

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The five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers (2015 Edition)

I usually do this on our anniversary in September, but am feeling summer laziness so it becomes a fill-in post right now in late July. Anyway, with thousands of clicks apiece, these five are so far ahead that nothing’s likely … Continue reading

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Recipe: Texas Schoolburgers (IMPROVED)

After preparing a palatable version using my recollections of school lunches in Dallas and ideas I’d found on the web, I finally bit the bullet and converted the original institutional recipe. Guess what: it is terrific. No idea why we … Continue reading

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Recipe: Go-To Sourdough Bread

This is my favorite sourdough recipe which I’ve been tweaking for the past couple of years. I am obsessed with making presentable baguettes, but it also makes excellent and reliable boules and batards for sandwiches and everyday use. It was … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Beets

I followed the recipe in Food in Jars, which is an excellent source of canning advice, but reduced the sugar content significantly. These are nice with arugula or green lettuce, blue cheese and glazed walnuts and a mustardy vinaigrette like … Continue reading

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