This tropical medley is a fresh alternative to a vegetable side dish.
Think of these rolls as noodle-wrapped salads with a dressing for dipping. Fresh rice-paper rolls are easy to make once you get the hang of softening the wrappers with warm water. Serve these rolls as an appetizer or as part of an Asian-themed meal. They make delicious take-along lunches, too!
A sweet-and-sour combination of cauliflower and apple is paired with melted Swiss cheese in a deli-style grilled sandwich. We’ve called for a panini or sandwich press, but you can also make it grilled-cheese-sandwich style in a skillet—just be careful when flipping it to make sure the filling doesn’t fall out.
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.