Henry Tsai, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Henry Tsai has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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
A baked pain d'epi on a piece of parchment paper.

Pain d’Épi

David finally learns to make pain d’epi, the loaf of bread that he’s been lusting after for decades, and finds it to be easy peasy.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 20
A metal scoop filled with maple caramel corn.

Maple Caramel Corn

No need to ever reach for that boxed or bagged popcorn. And the recipe itself is better than any Cracker Jack prize.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A white oval platter filled with couscous that is topped with Middle Eastern chicken thighs, lemon slices, and chopped parsley.

Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs

Fast. Flavorful. And flaunting just enough Middle Eastern flair to intrigue but not frighten anyone. Even kids. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A bowl of rice topped with red cooked pork and a pair of chopsticks resting on the bowl. A plate of red cooked pork on the side

Red Cooked Pork

A Chinese classic that you can make at home with fewer ingredients and less fuss than you’d ever imagine.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 4