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Pizza Rustica (Easter Pie)

A deep-dish cousin to quiche that’s packed with Italian deli meats and cheeses like prosciutto, pepperoni, soppressata, mozzarella and provolone, this rich pie, also called Easter pie, is traditionally made on Good Friday and served on the holiday to celebrate the end of Lent. This version came to The Times from Carlo’s Bakery, in Hoboken,…


Corn Empanadas

Ingredients For the Dough 4 ounces lard or butter, plus more for brushing tops 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt 750 grams all-purpose flour, about 6 cups, more as needed For the Filling Lard or olive oil, or a combination, for sautéing 1 cup diced onion ½ pound potatoes, peeled and diced 2 cups fresh…


Highlands Baked Grits

Ingredients For the grits 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup yellow stone-ground grits, preferably organic 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature ¼ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Freshly ground white pepper to taste 1 large egg, beaten For the sauce ½ cup white wine ¼ cup sherry vinegar, or to taste 2 shallots, minced…


Crisp Stuffed Chicken Cutlets

The chef Alexandra Raij modeled this recipe on a traditional Spanish dish called flamenquines, in which flattened chicken breasts are stuffed with ham and cheese, then rolled up, coated in egg and bread crumbs and fried. Her recipe mostly follows that lead, but instead of pounding the breasts and rolling them up with the stuffing,…


Veal Chops Surprise

This dish, which was featured in The Sunday Times Magazine in 2006, is a fussy dish that takes time, but impresses with its creativity and depth of rich flavor. The result of hard work in the kitchen is revealed with panache at the table, when dinner guests open their steaming packets of parchment paper to…


Plum Glaze for Baked Ham

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ¼ cup chopped shallots 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt 1 cup chicken stock or water ½ cup coarsely chopped dried plums (prunes) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or red or white wine vinegar Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)…