Sofia Reino, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sofia Reino has tested.

Sofia Reino

Sofia Reino grew up in many kitchens. Her parents were diplomats, so her life was one of a gypsy, moving from one country to another and one cuisine to the next. Her passion for food began while she lived in Norway. At age nine, she'd run downstairs to the kitchen as soon as she finished her homework to help her mother and the cook prepare a variety of meals. The dishes were mostly Portuguese, but with an international twist, and were prepared for hundreds of people. She spent each summer in Portugal, where again she enjoyed countless hours in the kitchen, this time with her avó (grandmother) and the kitchen helpers. Reino now lives in South Carolina with her Boston-born Irish-American husband and has two kitchen helpers of her own in the form of her daughters.

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 31

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blistered shishito peppers results in a cocktail nosh that’s mildly tingly, almost sweet heat…except for the occasional renegade that’s CRAZY hot. Sorta like a non-lethal Russian roulette.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11

Roasted Potatoes on the Grill Recipe

Roasted potatoes on the grill magically means you can indulge your craving for roasted potatoes during sweltering summer without heating up the entire kitchen. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 14

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about these grilled and subtly spiced chops. Sorta makes you want to try ’em, eh?

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4

Limeade Recipe

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that’s exactly the way it was always intended to be.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Old Bay Seasoning Recipe

An American classic, this indispensable spice blend brings a taste of the Eastern Shore to anything, anywhere, anytime.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 47

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Recipe

Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we bring you this crispest, juiciest, best-est ever gluten-free, dairy-free fried chicken.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe

Hot enough to make you holler. That’s how they like their fried chicken in Nashville. Who are we to argue?

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  • 40 M
  • 55 M
  • 20

Grilled Chicken Recipe

Folks are calling this recipe “wonderful” and “amazingly tender” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

White Pizza Recipe

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 18

Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Prepare to be astounded. (What? Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner?)

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  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Green Soup Recipe

A quick, easy, entirely lovely way to inject some broccoli, peas, spinach, and other greens into your weekday routine. And don’t worry. It doesn’t taste as hippy-health-food-from-the-70s as it looks.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Pho Recipe | Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Here’s how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 14
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