What to Cook dinner This Weekend
Good morning. Bryan Washington is in The New York Occasions Journal this weekend with what I believe needs to be the recipe of the week, the dish everybody who reads his phrases will need to cook dinner simply as quickly as they’re by his highly effective essay: cheese enchiladas (above).
“Enchiladas are heat hugs, enveloped in tortillas and blanketed in sauce,” Bryan writes. “Whether or not topped with hills of cotija cheese, or a silky salsa verde, or handfuls of herbs, the dish is a shorthand for deliciousness. Even the title alone — enchiladas! — turns into a catalyst for anticipation: Consolation is within the neighborhood. It’s on the best way! Every part (or no less than the subsequent quarter-hour) may very properly end up superb.”
I thrilled to these phrases, and to his reminiscences of enchiladas he’s eaten throughout Houston, the place he lives. (They took me again to ones I’ve eaten there myself, most notably with Manny Fernandez, then the Houston bureau chief of The Occasions, the 2 of us tucked into platters at Ninfa’s on Navigation Boulevard, fortunately buying and selling work tales and pictures of our children. Enchiladas are household!) And as Bryan notes, “cooking enchiladas at house is a miracle in itself: The recipe’s framework creates alternatives to make use of humble components within the service of one thing really past.”
So received’t you attempt his recipe this weekend? Or one of many others on our website and app? You may, as an example, get pleasure from cheese enchiladas with chili gravy, one other Houston gem, which I realized from the chef Robb Walsh. Or these bitter cream rooster enchiladas. Or straight-up enchiladas con carne.
Right here’s one other thought: a seared rib steak alongside crispy hash browns and an iceberg salad with spicy cilantro yogurt, spring greens and feta.
And one other: khoresh rivas, an Iranian rhubarb stew often made with meat, packed as an alternative with beans and stuffed with a great deal of parsley and mint. Serve that with polo ba tahdig, Persian rice with a bread crust, please.
Whichever path you are taking your cooking and consuming this weekend, don’t neglect dessert. I like this cookies-and-cream pavlova. And this rhubarb macaroon tart. However for those who’re making the enchiladas as I hope you’ll, you’d be sensible to contemplate this dulce de leche chocoflan, a two-in-one showstopper of a cake.
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