Brenda Carleton, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Brenda Carleton has tested.

Skewers of thinly sliced Thai grilled pork or Moo Yang, on a metal tray in a street food vendor's cart

Thai Grilled Pork | Moo Yang

We can certainly understand why street food has catapulted into trendiness. Assuming, that is, it all tastes as soulful as these skewers that are hawked on seemingly every street in Thailand.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 13
Small white ramekin filled with coleslaw with maple syrup

Coleslaw with Maple Syrup

A touch of maple syrup infuses traditional coleslaw with a unique, unexpected sweetness. Try this slaw with pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, or barbecue.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
A wooden bowl of green bean and potato salad with pesto, almonds, and tomato

Green Bean and Potato Salad with Pesto

Pasta may be the most classic destination for pesto, although it’s definitely not the only one. Here we swap pasta for potatoes for a light and lovely pesto potato salad.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

Cashew chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 5
Grilled Broccoli

Grilled Broccoli or Broccolini

Don’t care for broccoli? Just toss it on the grill. It’ll take on a beguilingly earthy, smoky quality that’s actually quite hard to resist.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Spice-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

Grilled Pork Loin

No more standing idly by as the pork chops you tossed on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Nope. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and then slices it into chops after it’s pulled off the heat.

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  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 19
A sliced steak with chimichurri sauce drizzled on top on a cutting board

Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what’s for dinner.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 2
Two plates of shaved asparagus and pecorino salad on a tablecloth

Asparagus and Pecorino Salad

The asparagus in this salad is sublimely sweet and is beautifully balanced by salty pecorino and tart zinginess of lemon.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 1
Black skillet with red, white, yellow, and purple roasted radishes

Roasted Radishes

Roasting these rotund little root veggies turns them docile as anything dug out of the ground can be.

  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
A plate with a horseradish deviled egg, truffled deviled egg, and smoked salmon deviled egg

A Trio of Deviled Eggs

Lovely. That’s all we can think to say of this array of deviled eggs, which come in classic, smoked salmon, and lightly truffled.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 1