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 stack of johnnycakes on a white plate topped syrup and butter.

Johnnycakes

Make no mistake, pancakes they are not. Johnnycakes are lighter and crunchier and grittier and arguably best drenched in butter and maple syrup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Tall glass filled with a chocolate milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, three straws

How to Make a Milkshake

There’s a darn good reason why even those with sophisticated palates chase burgers with milkshakes. It works.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A wooden cutting board topped with a rack of smoked pork ribs, some cut into individual ribs, and a cleaver lying beside them.

Smoked Pork Ribs

Our newest favorite reason to fire up the smoker. No lie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with Escalivada bread salad and a frothy beer on the side.

Catalan Bread Salad | Escalivada

We wish someone had told us a heck of a lot sooner about this uncommon bread salad, which embellishes the usual ingredient suspects with figs and walnuts.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
A white bowl partially filled with arugula pesto and a spoon resting in the pesto. A few arugula leaves scattered beside the bowl.

Arugula Pesto

A peppery riff on the classic Italian condiment that may even have improved upon tradition.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A grey plate topped with steak and quinoa salad with shaved carrots and mustard vinaigrette.

Steak and Quinoa Salad

An exceptionally easy and ridiculously satisfying use for that leftover grilled steak from your backyard barbecue.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A scoop of black coffee ice cream on a silver spoon.

Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass this ice cream, please.

  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 14
Two slabs of honey teriyaki ribs, one partially cut into ribs on a sheet of parchment.

Honey Teriyaki Ribs

Sweet meets savory in these honey teriyaki ribs that walk the line perfectly in terms of balanced flavors. The most sweetly irresistible ribs we’ve tried. See for yourself.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A sheet pan with pepperoni pan pizza, with cheese and pepperoni on top

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

Made with the simplest, freshest tomato sauce ever, two types of mozzarella, and everyone’s favorite topping. And it’s made on a plain old baking sheet. No fancy pizza stone required.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10
A fully loaded bacon Manchego cheese burger on a sesame bun.

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

We’re bringing back fusion cuisine in style with this unabashedly American burger and its Spanish-inspired accoutrements.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Two chicken gyros filled with chicken, red onion, romaine, tomato, and tzatziki with a bowl of tzatziki beside them.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 2
Three Collins glasses filled with Lillet tonic and topped with a grapefruit wedge.

Lillet Tonic

Sorta like a wine spritzer but with all the lovely nuances that the iconic French aperitif brings to the party.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0