Aileen B., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Aileen B. has tested.

A white plate filled with slices of roasted zucchini, olive oil, dark roasted cloves of garlic, and mint.

Roast Zucchini with Vinegar

An exceptionally tasty way to serve zucchini that’s not basic or boring. Garlicky, tangy, and minty, it makes a side dish that definitely stands out.

A large white plate on a white background, filled with halved, browned zucchini, sprinkled with mint.

Pan-Fried Zucchini with Mint

We know that you, like us, have piles and piles of zukes. Lush spices and a quick spell in the skillet make quick work of those gorg gourds.

Three cheese and chile naan bread, drizzled with butter, in a metal dish on a wooden table, beside pieces of naan.

Naan Bread with Cheese and Chiles

Naan bread is good. Really, really good. And then GBBO’s Chetna Makan takes it up a notch with cheese and chiles, making us rethink everything we knew about flavor.

A serving dish and bowl both filled with baked pasta with shrimp, feta, and tomatoes, with a fork on the side.

Baked Feta Pasta with Shrimp

That’s right—we made the famous TikTok tomato and feta pasta and adapted it to include shrimp because that’s how we roll. And it’s just as good as everyone says it is.

A skillet filled with shrimp with chorizo and toasted bread slices on the side.

Shrimp with Chorizo

What did our discerning testers say about this recipe? “Wildy satisfying.” “Zesty.” “Quick and tasty.” “A marriage made in heaven.” “A stunning nosh.” And they should know.

A glass bowl filled with dumpling dipping sauce with pieces of scallion and cilantro floating in it and scattered around the jar.

Dumpling Dipping Sauce

When you want something with more flavor than just soy sauce, let this dipping sauce liven up anything Asian-inspired. Grilled veg, seafood, potstickers, it’s all good.

Two halves of a tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other with some sliced pickles on the side on a white oval plate.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna fish sandwiches can be made with so many variations that there’s a version for everyone. Hank Shaw walks you through a few of his faves.

Four individual servings of cardamom panna cotta with rhubarb on a serving tray.

Cardamom Panna Cotta with Rhubarb

A lovely and light refresher with a tangy topping, steeped with warming cardamom. Easier to make than you might think, this elegant panna cotta is a simple stunner.