The Dish

  • 50-50 Artisan Pizza Dough

    50-50 Artisan Pizza Dough

    Over the years, I’ve experimented with dozens of pizza dough recipes and I’ve finally settled on this one as being the most satisfying (to me, anyway) and simplest for the…

  • Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes

    Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes

    For me, the slight chill of fall in the air is a perfect match for roasted potatoes. I especially like Raclette-style spuds with melted cheese on top. This is a…

  • Gambas al Ajillo

    Gambas al Ajillo

    During our visit this week to the new Finca Pintxos Bar, my wife and I enjoyed a traditional Spanish dish called gambas al ajillo (shrimp with garlic). Last week I…

  • Butter Poached Prawns

    Butter Poached Prawns

    For simplicity and robust flavor, this decadent recipe for prawns poached in butter is one of my all-time favorites. With only three ingredients, the only way you can screw this…

  • Pad Kee Mao

    Pad Kee Mao

    One of my favorite Thai dishes is a popular one called “Drunken” Noodles (pad kee mao). However, there is nothing drunk about them; no alcohol is used in this recipe.

  • Spicy Basil-Serrano Pesto

    Spicy Basil-Serrano Pesto

    I love basil pesto for pasta or for spreading on other foods like steak, grilled fish, bread, eggs and others. Since we have fresh basil in our garden and also…

  • Linguine with Shellfish & Chorizo

    Linguine with Shellfish & Chorizo

    I really love shellfish and I also love pasta. And, I’m a big fan of Spanish chorizo. So, here is a tasty marriage of those ingredients: linguine pasta with shrimp,…

  • Grilled Corn on the Cob

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    I love sweet spring/summer corn on the cob, especially when it’s lightly charred on the grill. Corn is simple to cook on the grill, and I prefer to cook my…

  • Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    When I was in graduate school a colleague of mine from Sri Lanka would occasionally invite me and some other students over for dinner. I will never forget the wonderful…

  • Beer-Braised Boneless Short Ribs

    Beer-Braised Boneless Short Ribs

    Braising with beer is one of the easiest entry points into cooking with beer. One of my favorite recipes is beef short ribs braised with Irish stout. It’s pretty simple…

  • Balsamic Flat Iron Steak

    Balsamic Flat Iron Steak

    When it comes to simple recipes, it really doesn’t get much easier than this one for grilled flat iron steak that is marinated in balsamic vinegar. The balsamic gives the…

  • Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon

    Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon

    Salmon is an incredibly versatile fish for grilling. Marinating salmon fillets in a simple uncooked marinade using miso, mirin, ginger, and a few other ingredients results in a wonderful grilled…

  • Maryland-Style Peel & Eat Shrimp

    Maryland-Style Peel & Eat Shrimp

    Whenever I visit my friends in Annapolis, I can’t wait to dig into a big pile of Maryland-style peel & eat shrimp. Here is the simple recipe.

  • Beef Curry

    Beef Curry

    I love Indian-style curries and this is one of my favorites. This beef curry is rich and complex in flavor, but not super spicy.

  • “Marry Me” Chicken

    “Marry Me” Chicken

    This recipe is adapted from one that appeared on the Spruce Eats site called “Marry Me Chicken.” It’s so good you’ll want to marry the cook!

  • Ziti with Fresh Mozzarella & Marinara

    Ziti with Fresh Mozzarella & Marinara

    Ziti with marinara sauce and lots of melted and browned cheese is a perfect wintertime comfort food that is very easy to make.