Garlic bread, Spanish-style: Rub baguette slices with garlic cloves, brush with extra-virgin olive oil, and grill to a crisp, then rub with cut plum tomatoes -- that's the traditional version of these Catalan toasts. Here, they're given the special-occasion treatment with oven-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, and other toppings, all inspired by the flavors of the region.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).
Fresh peas provide contrasting color, a gentle pop when bitten, and summery flavor when added to traditional risotto. The dish is made with Arborio rice, chicken stock, fresh marjoram, and Asiago cheese.
This is a very versatile condiment. Try serving it with poached fish or grilled meats or drizzled over sliced ripe tomatoes. The sauce can also be prepared in a food processor but will have a more pastelike consistency.
Charred bells lift a chicken dish to a flavorful new place. The chicken breasts are skinless (which cuts their fat in half) and marinated in garlic, marjoram, and olive oil, then grilled. In the mix are also potatoes with skins; their fiber-filled, most healthful part.