Mario Pileggi, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mario Pileggi has tested.

A canning jar filled with pickled wild mushrooms and a sprig of thyme.

Pickled Wild Mushrooms

So easy to toss together. So understated yet sophisticated. So wise in capturing and preserving something during its season.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A black platter with several grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa, a few cherry tomatoes, and a wooden board with cut chicken, halved plums, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 0
Three and a half dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Quick dill pickles. Or, as we like to say, quickles. Not just in terms of how short a time it takes between making them and crunch your way to bliss but also regarding how quickly they disappear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 4
A white bowl filled with tomato and peach panzanella on a blue wooden surface.

Tomato and Peach Panzanella

Tomato and peach panzanella may sound unlikely but it’s gonna knock your socks off. Or, if you’re not wearing socks this time of year, then it’ll knock your flip-flops off. Guaranteed.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A pile of barbecue pickles next to some barbecued meat and a fork.

Barbecue Pickles

Yep. Barbecue pickles. They’re essentially just store-bought dill slices doused with hot sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Wait’ll you try them.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Teriyaki Salmon

Salmon Teriyaki

Teriyaki has become synonymous with an overly sweet and sticky sauce. That’s a shame. This easy salmon teriyaki recipe keeps things perfectly in balance.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0