Henry Tsai, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Henry Tsai has tested.

A patterned bowl with slices of braised pork with soy sauce on a red tray.

Braised Pork With Soy Sauce

Japanese-style braised pork is a pretty hands-off way to make an exceptionally tasty dinner. And we hear it’s even better the next day.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 0
An oval bowl filled with braised pork in red chile sauce with a spoon resting on the side and a stack of tortillas and dried peppers on the side.

Braised Pork in Red Chile Sauce

Our testers were smitten with this perfectly smoky and not-in-your-face spicy pork in red chile sauce from chef Rosa Martinez. It’s a cinch to make. And a pleasure to make disappear.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 2
A sheet pan with six ground lamb and potato patties on parchment paper

Ground Lamb and Potato Patties

Flavor guru Nik Sharma wraps ground lamb in creamy mashed potatoes before lightly frying. Spicy, crunchy comfort food at it’s best.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A green plate topped with a few garlicky chicken wings, a bowl of salt, and a lemon wedge.

Garlicky Chicken Wings With Sumac

An enticing example of just how exquisite Middle Eastern food is. And, for the uninitiated, it’s the perfect vehicle for trying sumac, a tangy red spice that flaunts a tartness much like lemon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Three white bowls filled with hoppin John on a wooden table.

Hoppin John

A harbinger of good fortune traditionally consumed on New Year’s Day in the South, this classic has us wanting to indulge in it each and every day before New Year’s, and not just for luck.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

  • (13)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 56
Two pouches of baked mushrooms in foil packets with a bowl of greens and another bowl of quinoa on the side.

Baked Mushrooms in Foil Packets

Embarrassingly easy. Enticingly aromatic. And unbelievably satisfying in terms of that beguiling umami-ness that defines mushrooms. Curious? You should be.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 7
Several open glass bottles of barbecue sauces, including a vinegar barbecue sauce.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce, typical of eastern Carolina-style ‘cue, is exactly what you want—nay, need—for anything you pull from your smoker or grill.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 10
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2