Sometimes the first tomatoes of the season need a little help in the taste area—and that’s where these open-face sandwiches come in. The blended yogurt-basil sauce adds just the right tang while a quick trip under the broiler helps concentrate the tomatoes’ natural juices.
Using won ton wrappers to make ravioli is a time-saving trick that lets you focus on the filling ingredients instead of fussing with dough and pasta makers.
The success of tamale making depends on assembling the right steamer. Select a container with a lid that is large enough to easily hold all tamales, and use a stainless steel steamer rack, steamer basket or a Chinese metal or bamboo steamer, making sure that the water does not touch the rack.