One man's meat is another man's poison, or so the saying goes. So we're hedging our bets with main course recipes that offer everything from meat and potatoes to kid-friendly foods to homespun casseroles so you can pick your, uhm, poison with ease.
Cajun Chef Donald Link calls for ground pork and chopped chicken livers in this version of Dirty Rice.
Stovetop Cheese Souffle
Use any kind of good-quality cheese you like in this super-easy, weeknight souffle.
Smoky Mac and Cheese
Smoked Gouda and fire-roasted tomatoes add a double hit of smoky flavor to this luscious mac and cheese.
Salmon and Root Vegetable Packets
Salmon and fresh vegetables are seasoned with fresh dill, butter, salt and pepper.
Duck Glazed with Curry and Honey
These timings and temperatures should give you ducks that are medium-rare—that is still a bit pink at the joints. If you like your duck well done, cook longer.
James Beard’s Turkey Chili
This savory turkey chili includes two surprise ingredients: almonds and peanuts.
Roast Duck with Oranges
This duck recipes is a much simplified version of the French standard canard à l’ orange.
Leek and Ricotta Tart
The combination of pine nuts and raisins with leeks may well be new to you but it’s certainly a successful one.
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
A wide, shallow baking dish, such as a gratin or casserole, provides plenty of space for the crumbs on top of this homey chicken dish.
Asian Roast Turkey with Sticky Rice Stuffing
The soy marinade makes for delicious pan drippings that are whisked into an orange juice-based sauce for the Asian Roast Turkey.
Parmigiano Reggiano Risotto with Pepper
This recipe, adapted from Chef Massimo Bottura’s Risotto Cacio e Pepe recipe, uses a rich broth made from Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Broccoli Rabe Pasta
Bitterly delicious, the broccoli rabe cooks in the same pot as the pasta in this surprisingly easy dish.
Winter Squash and Onion Bread Pudding
This savory bread pudding makes a wonderful vegetarian main dish. It is also terrific as a dressing served alongside roast turkey and gravy.