Hot New Recipes

By Sam Sifton

Good morning. Here we go again. Another week at the desk by the bed. I’m not complaining, though! Come dinnertime, I’m just steps from the kitchen, and with some ace new recipes, too.

I’m excited to try Hetty McKinnon’s yo po mian (above), Shaanxi hot oil noodles, in which noodles and greens are topped with garlic and chiles, and then hot oil is poured over the top to deliver big flavors fast. That’d be a fine meal.

Eric Kim brought us a terrific gochugaru salmon with crispy rice that I’d like to try, too: The fish is seared in a skillet and painted with a sweet and spicy glaze, and a pancake of rice is toasted in the salmon’s rendered fat.

And I can’t wait to mess around with Ali Slagle’s latest cleverness: a creamy chive pasta that is a great use of chives as a star ingredient as opposed to a garnish, in a creamy lemon pasta that you can vary with different alliums (leeks, for instance) and creams (heavy, crème fraîche, ricotta); and a creamy lemon slaw that tastes a little like a vegan Caesar, made with tahini and mustard.

Speaking of lemon, here’s Lidey Heuck with a new recipe of her own, for spaghetti al limone with shrimp. Her version of the Italian classic skips the cream and adds sautéed shrimp for a vibrant dinner that’s fragrant with tarragon and rich with Parmesan.

Dessert after any one of those? Another newborn recipe: Nik Sharma’s blueberry-ginger clafoutis, simple and elegant.

(I’ve got older recipes, too, that might see their way to the table here in the middle of May: pork chops with onion gravy, say, or tuna poke. Chicken caprese? Mapo tofu? Them, too.)

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Now, it’s nothing to do with how to make quiche, but The Ringer’s Alan Siegel put together an excellent oral history of the “Pine Barrens” episode of “The Sopranos,” 20 years after it aired, and you ought to read it.

The Guyana-born British artist Frank Bowling has a new show up at Hauser & Wirth, “London/New York.” Check that out.

Here’s a new track from Illuminati Hotties for you, “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA.”

Finally, you might take some time with Dan Schwartz’s lovely look into the mystical world of dowsing, for Outside. I’ll be back on Wednesday.

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