Jean Carrillo, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jean Carrillo has tested.

Two bowls of polenta with greens, topped with grated Parmesan and crispy bread crumbs.

Polenta with Greens

Comfort food at its finest—creamy polenta, packed with leafy greens and Parmesan. Full of nutritious veggies and on the table in 45 minutes. You’re welcome.

Skewers of bulgogi meatballs on a blue and white plate with pickles on the side.

Bulgogi Meatballs

Bulgogi meatballs are a tasty riff on Korean barbeque that deliver a sweet-salty-umami flavor burst. Perfect for dinner or cocktail munchies.

A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

A white oval serving plate filled with slow cooker coq au vin and a gold fork resting on the side of the plate.

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

Get ready to have all your expectations for this French classic surpassed. And without much expense or effort.

Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand

Chocolate Bundt Cake

An homage to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that turns tradition upside-down in the most pleasing possible way. You’re welcome.

A loaf of Jim Lahey's pane bianco on a white wooden board.

Jim Lahey’s Pane Bianco

Crunchy on the outside and soul-sighingly soft inside, this simple no-knead sourdough recipe from Jim Lahey turns out a classic Italian loaf that would pass muster at any trattoria.

A martini glass filled with caipirinha and a lime wheel on a bar with liquor bottles in the background.

Caipirinha

This Latin American cocktail, Brazil’s national drink, packs quite the wallop but in a smooth, refined sorta way. Taste at your own risk.

A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Bolinhas de Chouriço com Batata

“Tater tots” Português. É assim que pensamos nesta mistura de batatas, chouriço e cebola que é frita até ficar crocante e dourada no exterior e impossivelmente arejada mas rica por dentro.

A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Chouriço and Potato Balls

Portuguese tater tots. That’s how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that’s deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.

Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.