Chicken Tomatillo Salsa Nachos

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 20 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Suggested Accompaniments Black bean soup Store bought tortilla chips or Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips (recipe below) 1 cup store-bought green or red salsa or Tomatillo Salsa (recipe below) 4 chicken thighs, reserved from Peruvian Spiced Chicken Thighs 6…


Peruvian Spiced Chicken Thighs

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer) 3 tablespooons distilled white vinegar 1  1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1  1/2 teaspoons hot paprika 3/4 teaspoons dried…


Vietnamese Style Banh Mi

Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar Kosher salt One 5-inch piece seedless (English) cucumber 2 medium carrots One 4-inch piece daikon 2 medium scallions 1 large jalapeño chile 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons hot chili sauce…


Spicy Roast Pork Tenderloin

Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes Two 1- to 1 1/4-pound pork tenderloins, trimmed and patted dry 1/4 cup hot chili sauce (preferably sriracha) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tenderloins in a lightly oiled roasting…


Scallops with Black Beans and Zucchini

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil 2 tablespoons minced fermented black beans 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound medium (U-20) scallops, muscles removed, halved 2 cups 1/4-inch sliced zucchini 2…


Salad Dressing Chicken with Escarole and Bean Salad

Servings: 4 Ingredients: 4 bone in-skin-on chicken legs For the salad dressing (or buy pre-made salad dressing): 2 shallots- minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Salt and pepper (to taste) For the salad:…


I made Five-Ingredient Fall Entrees on Access Hollywood Live, Tuesday, Sept 19th; see it here.

Exciting news! I was on Access Hollywood Live with Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover making 5 Ingredient Fall Entrees on Tuesday, Sept 19th. Check it out here and find out how to access my Craftsy class Cook Smarter: Solutions for Weeknight Dinners free!


Sal’s Meatballs

Note from Marc: My father instilled three things in me: (1) Always work for yourself—no matter what, be the boss; (2) Always have integrity—you are only as good as your word; (3) Always use veal, pork, and beef in meatballs. Life really is that simple! Makes about sixty 1-ounce meatballs…


Salt Baked Pesce per Due

Serves 2 Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour One 2-pound fish (such as branzino, dorado, or black sea bass) 3 1/2 cups fine sea salt 3 large egg whites 4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, stems and leaves separated, leaves chopped, for garnish 2 sprigs rosemary 1 clove garlic…


Kitchen Shrink: Is it true that you can only freeze raw meat once and cooked meat once? Why?

Randall, a viewer, asked “The rule had always been, you could freeze raw meat once and cooked meat once.  Is this true and why?” I think it is a pretty good rule of thumb. However, the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service web site which gives…


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