11 of Our Favorite Diana Henry Recipes

Diana Henry, the doyenne of combining every day and the exotic, was born in Northern Ireland but credits going to France in her teens with giving her a taste of the world. Her recipes are full of sparkling flavors, often healthier than they taste, and, above all, comforting. Try a few and see what you think.

A tied roast pork with crushed grapes in a roasting pan.
This roast pork with crushed grapes is an elegant yet easy and affordable autumn meal of rosemary-seasoned roast pork loin in a black grape and Marsala wine sauce.
Two beet and carrot fritters, garnished with dill, on a white plate with a fork and a dollop of dill yogurt
The beets give this beet and carrot fritters recipe an amazing color, but if you prefer something mellower in tone, use parsnips or butternut squash instead.
Wine-soaked autumn pudding in a white bowl with wine dripping down the side topped with a white plate and a bottle of whiskey.
This wine-soaked autumn pudding recipe, a boozy variation on the classic British summer pudding, adds apples and plums to the traditional berries.
A black rectangular serving dish filled with slices of roasted squash with chile and honey, slices of roasted tofu, scallions, squeezed lime halves, and sesame seeds.
This roasted squash with chile and honey is served with sweet and spicy soy roasted tofu, sesame seeds, and scallions. An easy, healthy side or vegetarian main dish.
An oval platter filled with white bean puree, radicchio, and red onions with a spoon resting in it and a serving in a bowl beside.
This white bean puree recipe, with white beans, olive oil, radicchio, red onions, garlic, and balsamic vinegar, is swell for Meatless Monday.
Two blue glass plates with scoops of Turkish coffee ice cream, and a spoon
This is not a Turkish recipe, but an ice cream inspired by the flavors of the thick coffee you’re served in Istanbul. It’s the simplest ice cream I make: mix and freeze.
Four adobo marinated pork chops and several lime halves, some squeezed, on a wooden chopping block.
These adobo marinated pork chops rely on a quick and easy adobo sauce, made with two types of dried chiles, spices, sugar, and vinegar. A secret weapon in your weeknight dinner arsenal.
A bowl of pork tinga--pork stewed with tomatoes and chipotle peppers, along with bowls of lemon, sour cream, cilantro, cheese on a table.
Pork tinga, an authentic Mexican dish, is a slowly simmered pork stew made with roasted tomatoes, chipotle chiles, chorizo, and onions. When topped with avocado, sour cream, cilantro, queso fresco, and lime, it's comfort food at its finest.
A white plate with salmon, fennel, and apple salad topped with red onion and dill.
This salmon, fennel, and apple salad is not only healthy but it's absolutely delicious as well. Fresh and crispy veggies combine with tender salmon and a tangy dressing to create a light dinner.
A partial slice of red wine chocolate cake on a plate with a fork resting beside the cake.
This red wine chocolate cake owes its rich, chocolatey flavor to dark chocolate and cocoa powder, as well as the creamy dark chocolate glaze that smothers it.


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