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  • steak with saffron tomato sauce
    Recipe

    Seared Skirt Steak with Smoky Saffron and Tomato Purée

    Strong Spanish flavors power this sauce. The pimenton offers up smokiness, the vinegar a pleasant tang, and the saffron infuses the tomato with its deep earthiness.

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    Bridget Jones’s Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine-Nut Salsa

    This is the dish Patrick Dempsey’s character tells Renée Zellweger’s Bridget Jones that he would have brought her on their imaginary second date in Bridget Jones’s Baby. “From Ottolenghi,” says…

  • Pappardelle with Harissa
    Recipe

    Pappardelle with Rose Harissa, Black Olives, and Capers

    Pappare means “to gobble up,” in Italian, which is the destiny of this dish (particularly in Tara’s house, where her husband, Chris, makes it most Sunday nights). I like it…

  • caponata-style eggplant
    Recipe

    Caponata-Style Braised Eggplant with Couscous

    Eggplant caponata is a vegetarian main course that offers the balanced acidity and sweetness of the classic condiment. Served with couscous and a fresh mint, tomato, and cucumber salad, it…

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    Peperonata with Fried Eggs

    Peperonata, a mix of cooked sweet peppers, is often served as part of antipasti. Here, it’s topped with an egg and served with crusty bread to mop it all up.

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    Grilled Tomatoes with Burrata and Parsley Salad

    A toasted bread-and-parsley salad adds crunch and bright, fresh flavor to this riff on Caprese salad. Serve with simple grilled steak or pork chops for an easy summer meal.

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    Scandinavian-Inspired Bread Salad

    Best-of-season ripe tomatoes meld with fresh dill, fennel, toasted rye, and caraway in a Nordic-influenced salad you’ll want to serve day and (long) summer night.

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    Salmon Lox with Onion Jam and Avocado

    A traditional beet cure (also called gravlax) gives the salmon a beautiful jewel-toned gradation of color that adds a real wow factor when serving.

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    Charred Leeks with Caper-Herb Sauce

    Sweet grilled leeks topped with a tangy herb sauce are ideal as a first course or as a side to grilled steak. Because you cook the leeks intact, try to…

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    North African Spiced Salmon Over French Lentils

    Go to any French bistro, and you’ll likely find a dish of lentils and salmon. It’s a classic for good reason: Lean, mellow lentils complement the richness of the fish.…