Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.
The focaccia and butter can be used separately, of course. The focaccia, carefully halved horizontally, makes for a luxurious sandwich bread, while the smoked paprika butter is great for adding a smoky flavor to savory dishes -- toss a knob in at the end of pan-frying a piece of fish, or frying eggs, or even use it to finish off a pasta dish! The possibilities are endless. (I wouldn’t recommend using it as a cooking fat, however; the spices in the butter tend to burn if heated for too long at cooking temperatures.)
Smoked Paprika Butter:
Serves 8-10 as an appetizer. Adapted from Saltie and Prune.
It’s going to be a cold one on the East Coast this weekend — time for a warming breakfast that gives you the power and energy to get through the day. Here’s one amazing option — Shakshuka! Not only is it fun to say, it’s a delicious, savory, healthy egg dish that makes for an exciting and comforting meal.
It's almost Memorial Day, and you know what that means -- time to take the cover off your grill, stock up on the charcoal and propane, and fill your grocery cart with your favorite pieces of meat and grillable vegetables.
There’s a small restaurant chain in Los Angeles called Zankou Chicken that is well known for its super secret chicken shawarma recipe, which is crispy and juicy and beautifully spiced and comes with a crazy-good garlic sauce that will make your breath reek for at least the next few hours if not days.
These falafel sandwiches are straight-up amazing. The falafel is flavorful, crisp, and light, so good that even by itself it’s a wonderful thing.
Romesco, a classic Spanish sauce of pureed roasted peppers, spices, nuts, and vinegar, goes beautifully with every kind of vegetable, raw and cooked - here it's paired with garlicky green beans cooked low and slow in butter for a beautiful browned flavor.
Creamy raita and tangy tomato chutney offer the perfect accompaniment to these crispy, savory, Indian-spiced potato patties spiked with a generous amount of spinach.
A complete meal in a bowl, inspired by classic Southern flavors.
Making dessert for a crowd can be difficult. Something like a pie is almost big enough, but you'll have to carefully dissect it into tiny slivers to really make it work. A layer cake looks spectacular, but presents the same slicing problem.
Here's a warming, healthy breakfast that feels indulgent, all because of the power of the runny egg yolk.
These are the cookies that you should add to your stable of Christmas cookie recipes this year. You probably have most of the bases already covered - the classic iced sugar cookies, the beautifully spiced gingerbread, the buttery, crumbly shortbreads, the jam-filled thumbprints.