Lisa Amtower, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Amtower has tested.

Halves of roasted romaine Caesar salad on a rimmed baking sheet.

Roasted Romaine Caesar Salad

Elevate Caesar salad by roasting the lettuce. Yes, roasting the lettuce. It’ll draw out flavors and textures you’d never expect. Impressively easy.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 3
An oval ceramic platter topped with Sichuan pepper prawns and bamboo sticks crossed over the top of them.

Sichuan Peppercorn Prawns

“A flavor bomb.” That’s what we’re heaing about these dry-fried Sichuan peppercorn prawns that are packed with flavor, crazy quick to get on the table, and impossible to forget.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A small and large bowl of celery salad topped with nuts and a fork resting beside them.

Celery Salad

Crisp celery aligns with mildly bitter, frilly frisée for an unexpected yet surprisingly satisfying salad that’s certain to cure your salad ennui.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A yellow and white pot filled with smoked salmon pasta and garnished with fresh chives.

Smoked Salmon Pasta

This one-pot pasta supper may sound even more enticing when you find out just how quick and easy this one-pan pasta is to prepare and to clean up after.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A cut loaf of lemon-poppy seed cake on a white background

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A harmony of sweet citrus notes nudges the classic lemon poppy seed cake in a less one-dimensional direction here. We may even be thinking of this as a 5D cake.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A person dusting flour over a ball of quick pizza dough on a wooden table.

Quick Pizza Dough

A quick pizza dough—the easiest we’ve ever worked with—that rests for a mere hour yet turns out spectacularly well. Because pizza cravings don’t wait. Or at least ours don’t.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A mushroom pizza with ricotta cut into 8 slices on a piece of browned parchment paper.

Mushroom Pizza with Ricotta

A pizza that takes white pizza up a level with several kinds of cheeses and mushrooms and a dough that’s a cinch to toss together.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A ceramic bowl filled with greens with tomatoes, or sukuma wiki.

Greens with Tomatoes ~ Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma wiki means “to stretch the week”—in other words, using affordable and readily available greens spiffed up with spices to help stretch any meal a little further.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Pieces of beef stew with red wine and mashed potatoes in a white bowl with a fork nestled inside.

Beef Stew with Red Wine

An Italian tradition that, in true form, transforms simple ingredients into something sublime.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
A fork scooping strands of roasted spaghetti squash from the center of a halved squash.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

“This technique really did produce those long lovely strands allowing this squash to live up to its name!” We keep hearing this about this perfectly easy and healthy spaghetti squash.

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  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0