Jackie Gorman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jackie Gorman has tested.

Jackie Gorman

Some people eat to live. Others live to eat. Jackie Gorman is definitely in the latter group. She’s always thinking about her next meal (isn’t everyone?!), and she’s easily transported to another time and place just by thinking about what she ate and where. She’s a self-proclaimed food addict who’s not at all interested in a 12-step program to break her of her addiction. She liked our seared sea scallops recipe so much the first time she made it, she made it again the next night. Her other favorites include the Black Coffee BBQ Rub and Barbecue Sauce recipes which she uses on ribs. Jackie has been a recipe tester for Leite’s Culinaria since 2010.

A bowl of chicken soup with dumplings, topped with fennel fronds, along with red pot and bowls

Chicken Soup with Dumplings

A cross between classic Jewish dumpling soup and Italian la minestra, this lovely little fusion number is gonna upend your notion of chicken soup in the best possible way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
An oval pan filled with a whole roast chicken with sumac, surrounded by roasted carrots, garlic, lemon wedges; a bowl of yogurt, sumac, and olive oil nearby

Sumac Roast Chicken

A subtle tweak to an ordinary roast hen can make all the difference. Here a single Middle Eastern spice elevates an everyday roast hen to something special. Something very special.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A white plate with cavatelli past topped with a roasted tomato sauce, fork on the side

Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Sugo con pomodorini gratinati alla Calabrese. That’s how you say the proper title of this recipe in Italian. Uh. We’ll just say “More pasta, please.” Because you’re definitely to be requesting second helpings.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
A sheet pan with pepperoni pan pizza, with cheese and pepperoni on top

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

The real deal—homemade dough, homemade tomato sauce, two types of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and plenty of spicy pepperoni with a kick.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6
Pickled Zucchini

Pickled Zucchini

Looks like a cucumber pickle. Tastes sorta like a cucumber pickle. But let us assure you, this is not a cucumber pickle. It’s even better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This classic Italian spaghetti all’aglio e olio is going to rock your world with its understated simplicity and undeniable frugality.

  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.

  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 18
Two cardboard cups filled with lemon ice, one with a wooden spoon with of heap of ice on it

Lemon Ice

Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it’s just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 7 H, 30 M
  • 10
A tin can filled with fennel slaw--a type of coleslaw-on a metal tray

Fennel Slaw

“The perfect combination of sweet-tart creaminess.” That’s what folks are saying about this super easy, super fast fennel slaw.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
A slab of deeply smoked barbecue beef brisket being sliced on a cutting board

Barbecue Beef Brisket

Meat. Fire. Smoke. It’s been a holy trinity since man first put meat to heat—understandably so. Behold, the best BBQ beef brisket.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 16 H
  • 6
New England Clambake

New England Clambake

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy oven method.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 20
Pesto Genovese

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 33
Two heads of roasted garlic--one in foil, one unwrapped--drizzled with oil on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic

Is there anything better than roasted garlic? We think not. Three ingredients. Almost no effort. And yet what results is both complex and versatile and knee-wobblingly lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2
Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 94