Get the recipe: cooking.nytimes.com
Miso salmon, Japan
My boyfriend stumbled upon this recipe accidentally years in the past when in search of new methods to arrange salmon, and it shortly grew to become considered one of our favourite dinner recipes. It requires only a few components and little or no prep time, making it a simple, wholesome weeknight meal. Plus it provides us an excuse to interrupt out the sake! —S.R.
Get the recipe: justonecookbook.com
Pork chops with apples and Brussel sprouts, Denmark
My associate just lately requested me what my favourite comforting factor to cook dinner was, and this recipe instantly jumped to thoughts. Like loads of Danish issues, it’s a easy dish, however at all times appears stunning. With solely 5 predominant components—pork chops, your favourite form of apple, Brussels sprouts, an entire lot of butter, and recent dill—all fried collectively in a single pan, it’s very easy to tug collectively. I discovered it in a cookbook my fiancé gave me, Copenhagen Meals: Tales, Custom and Recipes. Copenhagen is our favourite metropolis (we received engaged there), and cooking from it at all times brings me proper again. —Mercedes Bleth, senior social media supervisor
Attempt it at residence: Copenhagen Meals: Tales, Custom and Recipes, $32, bookshop.org
Quiche Lorraine, France
This traditional model, the primary quiche variant most members of my dad and mom’ era knew, is turning into a go-to in my household. It is surprisingly simple to arrange, everybody loves it, and it’ll maintain us via a number of breakfasts in a row. —Jesse Ashlock, U.S. editor
Attempt it at residence: Vitamix professional-grade blender, $450, amazon.com
Get the recipe: bonappetit.com
Ginger garlic drumsticks, China
An outdated pal despatched me this recipe as a result of she stated it tasted extremely much like our favourite highschool cafeteria meal—a marinated hen leg over rice that alumni nonetheless return for on particular events. Cooking the hen with its pores and skin on lends itself to a crispy, caramelized end, and all of the components are ones which might be at all times stocked in my pantry—soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and ginger. This cooks shortly in an Instantaneous Pot, so it is not a kind of meals it’s essential wait all day for. —S.W.
Attempt it at residence: 6-Quart Instantaneous Pot Duo Nova, $100, amazon.com
Get the recipe: livingsweetmoments.com
Smoked brisket, Texas
I perceive the response this may virtually definitely provoke the nice state of Texas, however right here it goes: Whether or not you get it from Franklin or Mickelthwait or rise up at 4 a.m. to make it your self, a smoked brisket is likely one of the nice show-stopping occasion meals. However since there have not been many events during the last yr, I went in search of a much less labor intensive strategy to make a smaller quantity of meat that may nonetheless get me that brisket goodness. Fortuitously the culinary nerds from Chefsteps in Seattle discovered a strategy to do it with a sous vide circulator, a plastic bag, and a few liquid smoke. It is as near Texas as I can get throughout a snowy northeast winter. —N.Okay.
Attempt it at residence: Joule sous vide circulator, $250, surlatable.com
Get the recipe: chefsteps.com
Skinny, gentle, filled with one thing savory or candy, crepes are a kind of meals that instantly transport me again to my first journey to Europe. They’re additionally a kind of weekend breakfasts I’ve tried and didn’t make many occasions. My plates had been plagued by damaged, surprisingly formed pancakes. However after I dropped all of $14 on a set of crepe spreaders this winter, my issues had been solved. By no means underestimate the significance of getting the fitting software for a job. —N.Okay.