Janet O., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Janet O. has tested.

Three assembled slow cooker tacos al pastor with shredded pork, pineapple-avocado salsa, and chipotle mayo, with lime wedges on the side.

Slow Cooker Tacos al Pastor

Slow cooked pork shoulder, topped with a pineapple and avocado salsa and then smothered in chipotle mayo. All your tacos dreams come true.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 9 H
  • 0
Three lamb sheekh kebab skewers on a plate with sliced red onion, lime wedges, and chopped mint leaves.

Lamb Sheekh Kebab

Ground lamb skewers from the cookbook Dishoom that perfectly balance the ratio of earthy meat with warming spices.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A chicken and leek pot pie in a white square baking dish with a server and forks and knife nearby.

The Best Chicken and Leek Pot Pie

Tender chicken and sausage meatballs sidle up alongside sweet leeks and a tipsy white wine cream sauce. Then the whole shebang is topped with indecently rich and flaky puff pastry in this recipe from (90s flashback alert) Jamie Oliver.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Two oval loaves of filone on a wooden board.

Filone

Filone’s chewy crust and light, airy crumb make this everyday Italian bread a standout. Especially doable if it’s your first-time with sourdough bread baking.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 20 H
  • 6
Two steak and ale pies on silver platters.

Steak and Ale Pies

Steak and ale. A classic duo. Though this may be a slightly different format than you’re accustomed, it’s just as indulgent as a steak and a pint alongside. Maybe more so.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 5 H
  • 0
A slab of homemade Guanciale on a wooden board.

Homemade Guanciale

Yes, you can make your own silken, creamy, intensely satiating cured pork at home. Without access to an estate in Italy. Here’s how.

  • Quick Glance
  • 4 H
  • 42 D
  • 0
A scoop of big batch caramelized onions on a wooden spoon.

Big Batch Caramelized Onions

Your future self will thank you when you can just reach in your fridge for a batch of readymade caramelized onions ready to toss into dinner at a moment’s notice.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 7 H
  • 0
A serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Blissfully simple. Outrightly old-fashioned. Sigh-inducingly cooling. Even righteously healthy. Say hello to your latest summer obsession.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Two jars of pickled shrimp on a wooden cutting board.

Pickled Shrimp

A Southern classic, pickled shrimp are subtly flavored with herbs and spices in a nuanced way. So much so you’ll be wondering where these have been your entire life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 0