No fuss, lots of flavor; that's onion soup. Most of our recipes call for caramelizing the onions, which mellows and sweetens their flavor and turns them a deep golden brown color for this most savory of soups.
This all-purpose brine yields lip-smacking pickles that are salty, tangy, and just slightly sweet. The pickles make great Father's Day gifts when placed in jars adorned with our clip art designs printed on clear decal sheets.
A boneless chicken breast is split, tenderized in yogurt marinade, and broiled. Butterflying the chicken creates an even surface area, which helps it cook faster. The result is topped with a salad of cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice.
These "hamburgers" of Jamaica are found on every corner in towns throughout the country. Prepared by few Jamaicans at home, patties are usually enjoyed as an on-the-go treat. Yet they are simple and economical to make. Keep some uncooked in the freezer, and then bake them (for about fifteen minutes) as you need them. You can make them smaller to serve as appetizers. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
This vegetarian stew shows off some of the season's freshest vegetables, including
asparagus, carrots, and artichokes -- all afloat in a light vegetable broth.
Sweet-potato dumplings make hefty fixings to dig into.