A tasty lunch makeover!
Salmon burgers can be prepped a day in advance. To save time, ask your butcher to skin and bone the fish. In a pinch, you can also use canned or leftover salmon. For an Italian-inspired burger, substitute fresh basil for the green onions and sun-dried tomatoes or olives for the jalapeños. For a burger with an Asian flair, add a teaspoon of fresh grated gingerroot, and use tamari and cayenne instead of salt and pepper.
This simple-but-hearty polenta crust, adapted from Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s The Italian Country Table, is a cinch using Kasper’s double-boiler technique.
Savory and satisfying, pissaladière is a classic southern French pizzalike tart made with caramelized onions, garlic, anchovies, olives — and no cheese! We throw mushrooms into the mix here. This hearty, simple crust is terrific with full-flavored toppings.
Traditional mochi, which is glutinous rice, creates a thick crust that is crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. (This preparation makes it thin and crispy.) Adding pears to a pizza may seem unusual, but the fruit’s sweetness pairs wonderfully with the salty ham. Avoid overloading the delicate mochi crust.
Compatible with most savory pizza toppings, this delicate crust is best made into personal-size pizzas. The BLT-inspired topping here uses fresh arugula to zing things up.
Parsnips impart an aromatic quality to this slow-cooked dish, which is perfect for a Sunday supper. Mint adds a fresh flavor element to gremolata, a dry condiment traditionally made with parsley, lemon zest, and garlic.