Jack V., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jack V. has tested.

A blue bowl and a blue plate both topped with rice, naan, and masala paneer, and garnished with cilantro.

Masala Paneer

The real deal, this Indian curry made with paneer, tomatoes, and cream sauce is met with the approval of both kids and adults.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Three small blue plates filled with spicy beef kebabs, red onion, and cilantro

Spiced Beef Kebabs

Indian street food at its finest from cookbook author Nik Sharma. Experience a slow building of heat to an exquisite crescendo. And they’re made on the stovetop for all-seasons kebabing.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
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Greek-style sheet pan chicken, olives, zucchini, and lemon slices on a sheet pan with a bowl of tzatziki nearby.

Greek-Style Sheet Pan Chicken

An entire meal on a sheet pan. That pretty sums up this weeknight meal that’s short on fuss and long on Greek-inspired flavor and is actually healthy yet doesn’t taste like it.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A ceramic bowl filled with za'atar cacio e pepe and topped with fresh marjoram leaves.

Za’atar Cacio e Pepe

It’s Ottolenghi. Enough said. (Well, okay, we have to say more. Like how everyone who’s tried this swears it’ll forevermore be their simple supper standby.)

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
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A scoop of za'atar spice blend on a white background.

Za’atar Spice Blend

The best way to know you’re getting the freshest—and best-est— blend of zaatar is to make it yourself. Here’s how.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
A ceramic bowl filled with greens with tomatoes, or sukuma wiki.

Greens with Tomatoes ~ Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma wiki means “to stretch the week”—in other words, using affordable and readily available greens spiffed up with spices to help stretch any meal a little further.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Three sheet pan sausage, peppers, and onions on a white plate with a jar of mustard beside it.

Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Ballpark style sausages without going to the ballpark. We dare say we like this approach even better when demolished from the comfort of our own couch.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
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A white oval serving platter topped with green olives and chouriço stuffing with two serving spoons nestled in it.

Green Olives and Chouriço Stuffing

A defiantly untraditional stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer) that tastes so intuitive you’ll wonder why no one ever came up with this melding of flavors until now.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 40 M
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