Recipes from Issue 165: A Day of Cooking

Every minute, somewhere in the world, a great meal is happening. Our May 2014 special issue gathered these food moments—from early-morning crêpes to late-night spaghetti and every bite in between. From Japanese-style ahi tataki in Honolulu to a late-night fridge raid for meatloaf sandwiches in Scarsdale to cocktails from Berlin, here is every recipe from Issue 165: A Day in Food.

Strawberry Griddle Cakes
Strawberry Griddle Cakes
Fresh strawberries turn ordinary pancakes into something scrumptious; wild blueberries, or any other kind of berry, make an excellent substitute. Get the recipe for Strawberry Griddle Cakes »Ingalls Photography
Popovers
Popovers
No matter how tempting the aroma coming from your kitchen, don't open the oven to check popovers until about 5 minutes before they're finished baking, or they will deflate.Ingalls Photography
Braised short ribs with celery root purée
Braised Short Ribs with Celery Root Purée
Cocoa powder enriches these braised beef short ribs from Manhattan-based chef Melissa Muller Daka.Ingalls Photography
Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad (Ayam Jeruk)
Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad (Ayam Jeruk)
For this vibrantly spiced Balinese dish, finely shredded grilled chicken is tossed in an aromatic sambal with lime juice and toasted coconut.Ingalls Photography
Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Stromboli
Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Stromboli
Most stromboli recipes call for pizza dough, but the secret to the crispy crust on this baked roll is Italian bread dough. Our version is adapted from one served at Philadelphia's Romano's Pizzeria.Ingalls Photography
Crazy Day Crêpes
Crazy Day Crêpes
Crêpes stuffed with fromage blanc and maple syrup are topped with stewed blueberries, strawberries, and peaches at Heartbeet Lifesharing, a community for developmentally disabled adults in Hardwick, Vermont.Corey Hendrickson
El Coyote Enchiladas Suizas
These chicken-filled enchiladas, drowned in a jalapeño-laced tomatillo sauce under a blanket of melted Monterey Jack cheese, are inspired by the ones served at El Coyote in Los Angeles. See the recipe for El Coyote Enchiladas Suizas »Dylan Ho
Etihad Airways' Lamb Biryani
Pan-fried lamb, spiced rice, and a velvety sauce are prepared separately and then layered together for lamb biryani made to order on flights of the United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways. See the recipe for Etihad Airways' Lamb Biryani »Ariana Lindquist
Burmese Eggplant Curry (Khayan Thee Hnut)
Burmese Eggplant Curry (Khayan Thee Hnut)
Eggplant is simmered to melting softness in a fantastically pungent curry fortified by shrimp paste.Ingalls Photography
Grouper in Crab Sauce with Black Quinoa and Pickled Fennel
Grouper in Crab Sauce with Black Quinoa and Pickled Fennel
Meaty butter-basted grouper fillets are topped with a butter-rich, citrusy crab sauce and served over wilted kale and quinoa in this recipe adapted from one by Florida-based chef Jeffrey Jew.Ingalls Photography
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Mochiko Chicken
Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu Sauce
The chicken for this Japanese homestyle dish is traditionally coated in mochiko, sweet rice flour, before frying, but cooks at Ethel's Grill in Honolulu, Hawaii, use Japanese potato starch to yield an extra-crispy crust. See the recipe for Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu Sauce »James Oseland
Chicken Stuffed with Manchego, Mushrooms, and Spinach (Pollo Relleno)
Chicken Stuffed with Manchego, Mushrooms, and Spinach (Pollo Relleno)
Creamy Manchego fresco cheese melts gloriously in this stuffed roast chicken dish from Mexico City home cook Susana Rangel Gutierrez.Ingalls Photography
Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata
Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata
This basil-laced potato and vegetable frittata makes a satisfying lunch.Andre Baranowski
German Braised Beef Rolls (Rouladen)
German Braised Beef Rolls (Rouladen)
In this version of the German classic, thinly pounded beef is smeared with whole-grain mustard; rolled with bacon, onion, and pickle spears; and then braised until tender. Get the recipe for German Braised Beef Rolls »Landon Nordeman
Kay 'n Dave's Huevos Rancheros
Kay 'n Dave's Huevos Rancheros
The recipe for this take on the classic Mexican egg, bean, and tortilla dish—a favorite weekend breakfast of Mel Brooks—comes from chef Alejo Grijalva of Brentwood, California's Kay 'n Dave's restaurant.Helen Rosner
Bacon, Spinach, and Fromage Blanc Frittata
Bacon, Spinach, and Fromage Blanc Frittat
This smoky bacon and spinach frittata is laced with aged white cheddar and creamy, tart fromage blanc.Corey Hendrickson
Emirati Grilled Prawns (Rubyan Meshwi)
Emirati Grilled Prawns (Rubyan Meshwi)
At Abu Dhabi's Al Arish restaurant, jumbo prawns are basted in a spicy-sweet ketchup-based sauce before they are grilled.Ingalls Photography
Fried Tempeh in Tomato Sambal
Sambal Goreng Tempe (Fried Tempeh in Tomato Sambal)
In this Balinese lunch dish, tempeh—fermented soybean cake—is fried until golden and then tossed in a fiery tomato-and-chile sauce. See the recipe for Sambal Goreng Tempe (Fried Tempeh in Tomato Sambal) »James Oseland
Japanese Hamburger Steak
Japanese Hamburger Steak
At Ethel’s Grill on Oahu, Hawaii, juicy pork-and-beef patties are served over salty-sweet ponzu sauce and crisp cabbage, and topped with grated daikon and spicy sprouts.James Oseland
Tofu Skin-Wrapped Pork Rolls
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Baby Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette
Baby Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette
This quick, zesty kale salad from Florida chef Jeffery Jew gets a decadent touch from rich pine nuts and ribbons of parmesan cheese.Andé Baranowski
Lemon Possett
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Nopales (Cactus) and Tomatillo Stew (Sopa de Nopal)
Nopales and Tomatillo Stew (Sopa de Nopal)
This cactus, tomatillo, and potato stew from Mexico City home cook Susana Rangel Gutierrez is flavored with crisp pork rinds, which add robust depth and crunch.Ingalls Photography
Mixed Vegetables in Ginger Broth (Chut Yap Ping Onn)
Mixed Vegetables in Ginger Broth (Chut Yap Ping Onn)
Fresh, dried, and canned mushrooms combine with bok choy, snow peas, and carrots in a ginger-infused broth in this recipe from Queens, New York, home cooks Kokkiang and Helen Thong.
Nian Nian Nyu Wee (Steamed Bass with Garlic Brown Bean Sauce)
A drizzle of toasted sesame oil before steaming infuses whole sea bass with a nutty flavor, while a sauce of ginger, chili paste, and salty brown beans adds punch to this Chinese-Malaysian dish. See the recipe for Nian Nian Nyu Wee (Steamed Bass with Garlic Brown Bean Sauce) »André Baranowski
Mentaiko Spaghetti (Tokyo-Style Fish Roe Pasta)
This classic Tokyo pasta dish, adapted from a recipe by chef Tadashi Ono, gets pungent flavor from the spicy marinated pollock roe called mentaiko. See the recipe for Mentaiko Spaghetti (Tokyo-Style Fish Roe Pasta) »Ingalls Photography
Cheese Enchiladas
El Coyote's Cheese Enchiladas
The signature enchiladas of El Coyote in West Hollywood, California, are filled with sautéed sweet onion and drowned in an earthy, spicy sauce.Dylan Ho
Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean, and Ricotta Crostini
Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean, and Ricotta Crostini
Crusty, garlicky toasted bread is topped with creamy ricotta, rosemary-accented beans, and spicy sautéed broccoli rabe in this quick, satisfying Italian appetizer.Andre Baranowski
Tricolore Salad with Grapefruit Saba Vinaigrette
Tricolore Salad with Grapefruit Saba Vinaigrette
Grapefruit supremes (segments of pulp separated from the membrane) and aged balsamic vinegar brighten this classic Italian salad from author Dana Bowen.André Baranowski
Bel-Air Club Sandwich
Bel-Air Club Sandwich
Topped with a pan-fried egg and Gruyère cheese and slathered with herb aïoli, this turkey and ham club is a decadent upgrade to the diner staple.Ingalls Photography
Chicken Liver Toast with Spiced Pecans
Chicken Liver Toast with Spiced Pecans
At the bar Proof on Main in Louisville, Kentucky, chicken livers are flambéed with bourbon and smeared on grilled bread with a smoky-sweet pecan garnish.Ingalls Photography
Spaghettata di Mezzanotte
Spaghettata di Mezzanotte (Pasta with Anchovies, Capers, and Tomato Sauce)
The after-party Italian tradition of spaghettata di mezzanotte—"midnight spaghetti"—gave birth to this lusty pasta dish tossed with anchovies, capers, tomatoes, and garlicky bruschetta crumbs. See the recipe for Spaghettata di Mezzanotte (Pasta with Anchovies, Capers, and Tomato Sauce) »Eilon Paz
Fried Camembert with Ham, Melon, and Cranberry Vinaigrette
Fried Camembert with Ham, Melon, and Cranberry Vinaigrette
Wedges of gooey fried Camembert are served with both a sweet wine-spiked raspberry jam and a tart cranberry vinaigrette in this dish.Ingalls Photography
Patatas Bravas
Patatas Bravas
In Spain, the stopgap to late-night dinners is bar snacks like patatas bravas, crisp potatoes blanketed in mayonnaise and a thick spicy tomato sauce.Ingalls Photography
Pizza with Snow Crab, Ricotta, Shishito Peppers, and Wasabi Aioli
Pizza with Snow Crab, Ricotta, Shishito Peppers, and Wasabi Aïoli
Asian-style toppings—shredded snow crab, spicy shishito peppers, ginger-wasabi aïoli—adorn a Western-style pizza at Park Hyatt Tokyo's New York Bar.Ingalls Photography
Shrimp and Rosemary Crostini
Shrimp and Rosemary Crostini
For this simple appetizer, shrimp are sautéed in smoky bacon fat and served on grilled bread with rosemary.Ingalls Photography
Spiced Buttermilk Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Pecans
Spiced Buttermilk Oatmeal
Spices including cardamom, star anise, and ginger jazz up a morning oatmeal. Mix the dry ingredients ahead of time for an easier camp-side breakfast.Andre Baranowski
Stir-Fried Breakfast Noodles
Stir-Fried Breakfast Noodles
Any Chinese noodle—rice, wheat, flat, thin, or broad—can be used in this simple breakfast stir-fry from author Francis Lam.Andre Baranowski
Bacon and shrimp fried rice
Bacon and Shrimp Fried Rice
Bacon adds smoky dimension to this stir-fry. It's easily adapted to whatever leftovers you have in your fridge—roasted pork or chicken, egg, seafood, or just about any kind of vegetables.Andre Baranowski
Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Caramelized onions, sweet ham, mozzarella, and fragrant rosemary combine in this flavorful pizza. Get the recipe »Ingalls Photography
Moroccan Meatballs with Arugula
Moroccan Meatballs with Arugula
These lamb meatballs are simmered in a harissa-spiked tomato sauce, served over peppery arugula, and drizzled with bright yogurt-thickened aïoli and roughly chopped basil leaves.Ingalls Photography
Beef Stew with Mashed Plantains (Sukuma Wiki with Matoke)
Beef Stew with Mashed Plantains (Sukuma Wiki with Matoke)
The Kenyan lunch known as sukuma wiki—a combination of collard greens, chile-flecked ground meat, and tomatoes served with cornmeal or mashed plantain—is such a fortifying part of the workweek that its name means "week pusher".Ingalls Photography
Watermelon Radish, Ahi Tuna, and Snap Pea Salad
Watermelon Radish, Ahi Tuna, and Snap Pea Salad
At Los Angeles’ Lemonade restaurant, crunchy radishes, snap peas, and medium-rare seared tuna are tossed in a ginger-soy dressing for a crisp and colorful entrée salad.Ingalls Photography
Tagliatelle Bolognese
Tagliatelle Bolognese
At La Trattoria di Oscar in Bevagna, Italy, chef Filippo Artioli uses a beef and chicken stock to cook the pasta for his robust ragù, made with fat-rich beef belly. See the recipe for Tagliatelle Bolognese »David Hagerman
Tarako Spaghetti
Tarako Spaghetti
Salted pollock roe, called tarako, lends pungent flavor to this riff on a Japanese spaghetti dish from Hudson Valley, New York–based home cook Howie Michels. See the recipe for Tarako Spaghetti »Andre Baranowski
Stir-Fried Loofah with Soybeans (Chao Sigua)
Stir-Fried Loofah with Soybeans (Chao Sigua)
The long, tender gourd loofah, often called Chinese okra, is stir-fried with soybeans in chicken stock and finished with soy sauce for this simple but flavorful side dish from the Suzhou province in eastern China.Landon Nordeman
Braised Pork Belly (Wang Choy Chow Sau)
Braised Pork Belly (Wang Choy Chow Sau)
Pork belly is rendered spoon-tender after a long braise with ginger, cloves, cumin, fennel, and star anise. Its cooking liquid can be reduced into a thick, fragrant sauce. Get the recipe for Braised Pork Belly »Ingalls Photography
Dragon 88 Mai Tai
Dragon 88 Mai Tai
This rummy tiki drink is adapted from the one served at Dragon 88 in West Boylston, Massachusetts. See the recipe for Dragon 88 Mai Tai »Ingalls Photography
Lucky Luciano Cocktail
Lucky Luciano
At Lebensstern in Berlin, the amaro Fernet-Branca adds a pleasingly bitter note to this petite riff on a perfect Manhattan. See the recipe for the Lucky Luciano »Michael Kraus
Lime Pie Cocktail
Lime Pie Cocktail
Rimmed with Pop Rocks-like carbonated crystals, this citrusy refresher is a specialty of the Berlin bar Lebensstern.Michael Kraus
Raspberry Pinwheels
Raspberry Pinwheels
These sugar-crusted, jam-filled pastries are a morning treat at Twofish Baking Company in Sea Ranch, California.André Baranowski