Deborah Wallace, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Deborah Wallace has tested.

A blue background with a white bowl filled with sliced peaches, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and chunks of bread.

Tomato and Peach Panzanella

Tomato and peach panzanella may sound unlikely but it’ll knock your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks this time of year, then it’ll knock your flip-flops off. Guaranteed.

A metal sheet pan filled with lemon ginger chicken legs and thighs with shallots and lemon slices.

Lemon Ginger Chicken

Winner, winner, for sure. We hear that this chicken dinner is pleasing, quick, and lip-smackingly tasty. Perfect for anytime you’re hungry and need something good and fast.

A blue plate topped with shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles.

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

A lightened-up version of shrimp scampi replaces butter-soaked noodles for olive-oil kissed zoodles. Don’t worry, it’s still got lots of garlicky shrimp.

Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.

Classic Chicken Piccata

Simple enough for a weeknight. Sophisticated enough for weekend entertaining. And it’s definitely as good as you remember, too.

A bowl of preserved lemon yogurt sauce with a spoon resting in it.

Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce

If you’re looking for a simple sauce, dip, and all-around condiment that you’ll use all summer long and beyond, this is it. Citrusy and creamy and packed to the hilt with fresh dill.

Eight kafta, or spiced kebabs, on a plate with a bowl of preserved lemon yogurt next to it and a bowl of rice beside it.

Kafta ~ Spiced Kebabs

Perfect for those nights when you’re looking for simple but also ultra-satisfying, these herbed meatballs are a weeknight revelation. And we’re loving the sauce that goes with them.

An oval casserole dish of acquacotta - eggs poached in a tomato and onion sauce -- with a piece of bread, plate, and utensils on the side.

Acquacotta

Sorta like shakshuka, aquacotta is an Italian soup from southern Tuscany that’s essentially leftover bread, tomatoes, onions, and chiles with eggs and a little Parmesan. Living large.

An Asian grilled flank steak, with several medium rare sliced cut from it, the outside crisscrossed with grill marks--on a plate

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

A cinch to make, this steak requires just a quick dunk in a marinade made from ingredients you already have on hand. Then it’s slapped on the grill. Dinner, anyone?