Chicken piccata is a recipe that every cook should know. It is simple, quick, and almost universally popular.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
This antipasto-like relish can be as salty, tangy, or spicy as you like, depending on the pickled peppers you choose.
Aside from its comfort and restorative potential, it’s also just plain ol’ delicious.
Seared scallops are one of those dishes that qualify has simple and elegant at the same time. They’re easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough for a romantic anniversary or Valentine’s Day dinner. They sear for just 2 minutes on each side, making them quick, too. The other benefit: they’re a blank canvas, begging for a sauce to add interest—or whatever global spin you like.
To change it up, you can cook this omelet in the oven, like a frittata. And here’s a tip: dice and salt the eggplant and place in a colander if you think it may be bitter.