Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup

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Puréed soups are easy because they don’t require lots of knife work… but they can also be boring. Amping up the seasoning and topping with crunchy shaved vegetables and bright herbs makes it clear that this one’s not baby food.


Navratan Korma

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“This is an Indian vegetable korma with nuts, paneer cheese, and an adjustable list of vegetables. It is in a tomato-cream sauce as opposed to the usual yogurt based sauce. ‘Navratan’ means ‘nine gems,’ so choose nine of the vegetable, nuts, and paneer ingredients; you can leave out the elements you don’t want to use, or add them all so it is ‘ten gems’ if you wish.”


Saffron Chicken Tagine

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Everyone loves North Africa’s deeply flavored tagine (the stew), but no one wants to make it because they think it needs to be cooked in a tagine (the earthenware cooking vessel). Not true! This version is designed for a large enameled cast-iron casserole. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients either; it consists mostly of spices and easy-to-find staples that you will use over and over.


Poached Salmon with Cucumber, Cress, and Caper Sauce

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4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

2 celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium leek, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, rinsed well

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar

1 lemon, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

4 bay leaves

4 fresh thyme sprigs

3 tablespoons coarse salt or sea salt, plus 2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

1 whole salmon (about 7 pounds), cleaned, fins and gills trimmed, rinsed well

1 English cucumber

Watercress or Upland cress (or a mix), for garnish

Fresh chives, for garnish

Cucumber, Cress, and Caper Sauce , for serving


Carrot Cheesecake with Marzipan Carrots

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2 ounces (1/2 cup) toasted pecans

8 graham crackers, finely ground (1 cup)

2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

3 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) unsalted butter

2 medium carrots, peeled, finely grated

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

4 large eggs, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Petite Marzipan Carrots


Spring Salad with Fava Beans

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Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1 1/4 pounds fresh fava beans, shelled (11/2 cups)

1/2 head frisee, leaves separated

5 ounces baby spinach

3/4 cup packed fresh mint

1 small carrot, peeled into thin ribbons

1 shallot, halved and thinly sliced

4 ounces fresh goat cheese

2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil