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    Nic Harmston
    Nic Harmston
    Nic Harmston

    Nic Harmston

    • Seattle, WA

    Passionate about life and food

    Make Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi in Less Time Than it Takes to Cook Dried Pasta | Serious Eats

    Here's how to make amazing home smoked pastrami, as good as any Jewish deli.

    Jalfrezi is more similar in its cooking method to dry-fried Chinese dishes rather than the typical wet Indian curry. It's made by cooking spicy green chiles (I use Thai bird chiles, you can use serranos or jalapeños if you prefer) along with onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro stems and red peppers. The key to great flavor development is to cook down the aromatics in oil until almost all the moisture is driven from them and they become sticky and begin to brown. To this flavorful base, a few ...

    The secret to our Chicken Tikka Masala is a salty yogurt-based marinade followed by intense charring on a hot grill. We purposely undercook our chicken so it can simmer in a creamy spiced tomato and cream sauce before serving.\n\nWhen done right, the sauce should be a multifaceted affair; a balanced blend of intense spice flavors with a gingery kick rounded off by the richness of cream and butter, with a splash of freshness and acid from tomatoes and citrus. As you bite into a chunk of ...

    Spicy and piquant, Pork Vindaloo has pride of place on Sundays and days of feasting in Indian Catholic homes. Usually mopped up with soft white bread or drenched over fluffy white rice.

    Nadan Khozi is an aromatic chicken dish from Kerala, in southern India. Lightly roasted spices are blended together and gently simmered in coconut milk to give this dish a delicate smoky flavor.

    Lamb or Chicken Biryani The aroma of a good biryani is intoxicating as it cooks away slowly. Meat, spices and the fragrant Basmati rice make it a hearty, robust, all-in-one meal.

    Steamed Shanghai Soup Dumplings (Xiaolongbao) The Shanghai Soup Dumpling, or xiaolongbao (小笼包)—perhaps the most perfect single bite of food ever conceived by man—does not require much introduction. This tantalizing, dreamy snack is probably the most famous dish to come out of Shanghai: paper-thin skin enveloping perfectly seasoned pork filling and rivers of hot, flavorful soup. If the closest you’ve ever been to trying xiaolongbao was watching Anthony Bourdain

    Classic Pork Fried Rice Pork fried rice is probably one of the most popular take-out dishes out there, as well as a classic Chinese dish (anything involving rice and pork is likely to be a winner with a Chinese audience). In my parents' restaurant, we used to serve pork fried rice as a side dish accompanying tons of other main dishes, so we were churning out orders of it on a regular basis.

    We teach you how to make cheung fun, or rice noodles, at home. Check out our rice noodle recipe, and 2 easy, authentic dim sum dishes you can make w/ them.

    Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup Consisting of a flavorful broth, shaved beef, tender radishes, herbs, chili oil, and chewy noodles, Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup (兰州拉面, lanzhou lamian) has the majority vote for favorite bowl of noodles among 1.4 billion very culinarily-conscious citizens.

    The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Chorizo and Potato Tacos Crispy potato and chorizo are a classic taco combination—one that taco trucks usually get wrong. The ideal potato and chorizo taco should be deeply browned and flavorful, each crisp cube of potato coated in a thin layer of bright red fat packed with spicy, meaty flavor.

    Chilaquiles—crisp tortillas tossed in sauce and served topped with cheese and eggs—are the ultimate in comforting breakfast foods. Chilaquiles Verdes with Fried Eggs

    Fresh, bright tomatoes, slow-scrambled eggs, and delicate pita combine for a delightfully satisfying start to your day.

    Eggs Benedict is a brunch classic, and smoked salmon is a welcome addition to any morning table.

    This play on hash uses the combination of earthy mushrooms, sweet asparagus, and thick cut bacon as the base for runny fried eggs

    The ultimate breakfast tart: buttery crisp blitz puff pastry and melted cheese form a decadent base for a gently cooked egg and roasted tomatoes.

    Delicious drop biscuits—quick and easy to make—are stuffed with scrambled eggs loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, a touch of feta, and plenty of fresh dill. On the surface, this may seem like a lot of work just for breakfast, but it actually couldn't be easier to prepare.

    Singapore-Style Soft Cooked Eggs With Kaya Jam and Toast one of Singapore's staple breakfasts: kaya toast served with soft boiled eggs and strong coffee sweetened with sugar and evaporated milk

    Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes, Onions, and Chilies) After a week and a half in Turkey, this was the one dish that my sister, my wife, and I were consistently craving. Menemen is a dish of eggs scrambled just until barely set, mixed with tomatoes, chilies, and tons of olive oil. I love to eat it with a side of salty cheese, olives, and some good crusty bread.

    There are days when you wake up and say, I'm going to painstakingly make the best damn Tex-Mex migas I possibly can. And then there are days when you pry yourself from bed, feel your head swirl and split as you sit up, and remember those last two rounds of shots you got roped into—after you had already had what was supposed to be your last drink. On those days, you need these quick and easy Doritos migas. Actually, you might need these on all days.

    Slick shirataki noodles are perfect for cold noodle salads where their slippery texture helps keep each strand separate while simultaneously picking up plenty of flavor from a sauce of Sichuan peppercorn and chili-infused oil, black vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, and peanuts.

    This recipes is part of Chinese Restaurant Appetizer Week Perhaps the biggest key to making excellent Dan Dan Noodles is to make your own roasted chili oil. When done right, it get a rich, fruity, smoky flavor that none of...

    Crispy Pork and Cabbage Egg Rolls Egg rolls are a quintessential Chinese appetizer. Crispy on the outside and stuffed with a super savory filling of cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and char siu, they make for a satisfying start to any meal.

    Smoky chilies, cumin, and anise combine with mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns, cilantro, and scallions for flavor that just won't quit on these crispy, juicy oven-fried chicken wings. The key to their perfect crunch without having to break out the deep fryer? An overnight rest with baking powder and salt.

    Chinese Bean Curd Rolls Stuffed With Pork, Mushroom, and Ginger Smooth and a little sweet with a mild soybean flavor, fresh bean curd skin is a delicacy. At dim sum houses, it's often stuffed with a mixture of ground pork with mushrooms and ginger, then bathed in a mild yet rich chicken-stock-based sauce. While it's typically a breakfast item, these rolls also make a good dinner dish when served with rice alongside.

    Plump and juicy, with chunks of shrimp barely visible through translucent dough, har gow are one of the most widely recognized dim sum classics. Ours enhance the shrimp with bits of pork fat in a stretchy, delicate wrapper.\n

    True Taiwanese pork belly buns have five defining components: the fluffy steamed bun, tender braised pork belly, pickled mustard greens, fresh cilantro, and powdered peanuts. All combined, it's a messy, colorful, glorious snack of salty, sweet, pungent, and fresh flavors, with multiple textures to boot.