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  • Recipe: Leg of lamb stuffed with greens, feta and pine nuts

    Recipe: Leg of lamb stuffed with greens, feta and pine nuts

      Leg of lamb stuffed with greens, feta and pine nuts Total time: 3 hours, plus resting time Servings: Serves 6 to 8 Note: The lamb can be prepared through step 4 (stuffed and tied) the day before; refrigerate it in a tightly sealed plastic bag; remove the lamb from the refrigerator so it can come...

  • Culinary SOS: Nani's tortino di fagiolini

    Culinary SOS: Nani's tortino di fagiolini

    The recipe is adapted from a dish served at Nani's Cucina Italiana in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • Recipe: Italian sausage and kale gratin

    Recipe: Italian sausage and kale gratin

      Italian sausage and kale gratin Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 3 tablespoons olive oil...

  • Recipe: Meal-in-a-pot (Puchero)

    Recipe: Meal-in-a-pot (Puchero)

      Meal-in-a-pot (Puchero) Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Servings: 4, plus additional broth Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1 cup chickpeas,...

  • Recipe: Andalusian stew

    Recipe: Andalusian stew

      Andalusian stew (Berza Andaluza) Total time: 2 hours Servings: 6 Note: Morcilla (Spanish blood sausage), particularly onion morcilla, adds a spicy flavor to this stew. If morcilla is not available, add a pinch of clove, a spoonful of pimentón (paprika) and crushed garlic to the vegetable pot....

  • Recipes: Boiled dumplings

    Recipes: Boiled dumplings

      "Northern Chinese eat dumplings on [the Lunar New Year] the way Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving," Lillian Chou wrote from Beijing. But even though the Lunar New Year is still weeks away, that's no reason not to make these incredibly flavorful little pastries. It takes a bit of practice to...

  • Recipe: Jerez-style wedding asado (Asado de boda Jerezano)

    Recipe: Jerez-style wedding asado (Asado de boda Jerezano)

    Though Southern California is full of people from the Zacatecas state of Mexico, there are hardly any real Zacatecan restaurants in the area, complained Gustavo Arellano, noted OC Weekly columnist and author of the book "Ask a Mexican!" And they certainly don't serve anything like the food made...

  • Recipe: Hickory-smoked baby back ribs

    Recipe: Hickory-smoked baby back ribs

      Think you can't get really smoky barbecue except from an outdoor pit? L.A. Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter explored the possibilities of indoor smoking this year and found that with a heavy-duty roasting pan, a rack and a lid, you can come pretty dang close. In fact, the trick is not...

  • Culinary SOS: Savory bread pudding

    Culinary SOS: Savory bread pudding

    Serpentine in San Francisco has bread pudding loaded with vegetables.

  • Recipe: Slow-cooked carne adovada with hominy

    Recipe: Slow-cooked carne adovada with hominy

    Slow-cooked carne adovada with hominy Total time: 2 ½ hours Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from "Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys" by David Tanis. Show us your photos: If you try this recipe, send us photographic evidence: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 6 ounces...

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