Robert Castagna, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert Castagna has tested.

North Carolina Clam Chowder Recipe

North Carolina Clam Chowder

No, not Maine clam chowder. North Carolina clam chowder. It’s a brothier, clammier, lighter chowder. No complaints here.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Italian Sausage with Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Barely a recipe, this weeknight salvation is more like a simple blueprint for eating in season. Amen to that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled Eggs

If you’re a pickled eggs virgin, you’re in for something quite special—and not just because these little lovelies are so pretty in pink.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 21
Bacon Manchego Burger

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

Chances are you’ve not had a burger like this before, but its inspired Spanish accoutrements are gonna make you say “Olé!”

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus, as made in the Middle East, tastes like hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Buffalo Cauliflower

All the flavor of wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. In retrospect, we’re sad it took someone this long to come up with it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers Recipe

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

Perhaps not pickled in the traditional American sense, but pickled nonetheless. Wait ’til you learn the stealth ingredient.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 52
Oven-Roasted Fries

Oven-Roasted Fries

Think you don’t need a recipe for roasting spuds? Try this technique, which we think works to a faretheewel. Then get back to us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Brown Butter

Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Brown Butter

Think you don’t like broccoli rabe? Think again. We defy you to try this butter-blasted kin to broccoli and not be converted.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
Blueberry Crumble Recipe

Blueberry Crumble

Not too sweet. Not too tart. Just right. That’s what we think of this obscenely simple crumble and its come-hither appeal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 23
Port and Paprika Chicken Bites

Port and Paprika Chicken Bites

This tipsy tapas of Portuguese descent is intended as just a single bite, though we found it impossible to stop at just one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
Bacon and Cheese Scones

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 17
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