About Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind the critically acclaimed blog, A Brown Table. His meteoric rise in the food scene has brought him two IACP Digital Media Awards and a Saveur Best Food Blog Award finalist spot. Nik’s visual food column for the San Francisco Chronicle, A Brown Kitchen, runs weekly in print and online. @abrowntable

Two patties of Goan-style chourico being cooking in a metal skillet.

Goan-Style Chouriço

If you’ve not experienced this Indian-style blend of fatty pork with chiles and spices, you’re about to be stunned by its taste and versatility.

Cubes of fresh homemade paneer in a white cloth.

Homemade Paneer

One of the easiest cheeses to make and the only one used in Indian cooking, paneer is versatile beyond belief. Cubed, crumbled, or roasted, it has a myriad of tasty uses.

A person squeezing a lime over a bowl of chourico potato salad on a wooden cutting board.

Chouriço Potato Salad

Like no other potato salad you’ve ever eaten. Not even in the same league. Created by Nik Sharma, who knows a thing or two about flavor.

Three small blue plates filled with spicy beef kebabs, red onion, and cilantro

Spiced Beef Kebabs

Indian street food at its finest from cookbook author Nik Sharma. Experience a slow building of heat to an exquisite crescendo. And they’re made on the stovetop for all-seasons kebabing.

A white oval serving platter topped with green olives and chouriço stuffing with two serving spoons nestled in it.

Green Olives and Chouriço Stuffing

A defiantly untraditional stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer) that tastes so intuitive you’ll wonder why no one ever came up with this melding of flavors until now.

A white plate filled with masala shrimp, with lime wedges on the side, and gives sprinkled over, to garnish.

Masala Shrimp

“Masala” essentially means “spiced.” A fitting title for these exquisitely spiced shrimp…though it fails to also capture just how divinely easily they come together.

A person squeezing lime juice over an open pulled pork taco.

Pulled Pork Tacos

Cultures collide in these pulled pork tacos from Nik Sharma that draw on tradition—by way of both Mexican techniques and Indian ingredients.