Joel Jenkins, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joel Jenkins has tested.

A bowl of devil's curry--chunks of chicken thighs, potatoes, and curry paste with naan bread on the side

Devil’s Curry

Don’t let the name of this Malaysian classic terrify you. Whether you love sweat-inducing, throat-tickling, gasping-for-water heat or prefer something milder, you’ll find what you want here, tailoring the chiles to whatever your fancy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

After tasting this richly spiced yet surprisingly nuanced recipe we asked them to try, someone suggested we change our name to “Leite’s Cauliflower.” Hmmm…

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A dry-brined turkey, with rich brown skin on a white plate with sage

Dry Brine Turkey

All the juicy, tender perks of brining. None of the fuss of finding a container large enough to contain a turkey and cramming it in your already overstuffed fridge.

  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 2

Moroccan Mull

Essentially a tart pomegranate tonic that’s similar to mulled wine but, since it lacks booze and is definitely not overly sweet, can be enjoyed without any fear of over-indulgence. We’ll drink to that!

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
An Indian-style platter with pan-fried green beans and almonds topped with ground coriander, nearby a serving fork and spoon

Pan-Fried Green Beans and Almonds

You’ll never look at green beans the same way again after experiencing these crisp yet tender specimens with an intensified green beaniness and some intriguing bling from almonds and spices.

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  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
Skillet with three pickle juice-brined pork chops

Pickle Juice-Brined Pork Chops

Pickle juice-brined pork chops. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, we know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t we think of brining pork chops in dill pickle juice? It’s easy, ingenious, and, natch, delicious.

  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
A small bowl of vegan mayo--soy milk, oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt--nearby is a wooden knife

Vegan Mayo

Every bit as thick, creamy, and delicious as the real stuff. Maybe even better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A tray of chicken thighs in a balsamic barbecue sauce, corn on the cob, glasses of beer, forks, and plates

Chicken Thighs with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Come for the chicken. Stay for the sauce. It’s kid friendly. Pantry friendly. Gloriously tangy. And wonderfully quick and easy to toss together, even on the most hectic of weeknights.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
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