Paul N., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Paul N. has tested.

A white plate filled with slices of roasted zucchini, olive oil, dark roasted cloves of garlic, and mint.

Roast Zucchini with Vinegar

An exceptionally tasty way to serve zucchini that’s not basic or boring. Garlicky, tangy, and minty, it makes a side dish that definitely stands out.

A slab of barbecued beef back ribs cut into individual ribs.

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

These barbecued beef back ribs are robustly meaty, modestly spicy, knee-wobblingly tender, and ridiculously easy. And a rub that’s so good you might not want any sauce.

Six kebabeh sikhi (lamb skewers) on a silver plate with flatbread, lime wedges, cilantro, and sliced red onion.

Lamb Skewers ~ Kebabeh Sikhi

Marinated and grilled lamb skewers are subtly spiced and given a delicious char, making them the ultimate finger food. The intoxicating fragrance alone will make these a favorite.

A ceramic bowl filled with chunks of shaking beef.

Shaking Beef

A Vietnamese classic that comes together in minutes and bears that enticing and classic Vietnamese juxtaposition of tastes and textures and temperatures. Sigh.

A green plate topped with a few garlicky chicken wings, a bowl of salt, and a lemon wedge.

Garlicky Chicken Wings With Sumac

An enticing example of just how exquisite Middle Eastern food is. And, for the uninitiated, it’s the perfect vehicle for trying sumac, a tangy red spice that flaunts a tartness much like lemon.

A piece of crisp roast chicken in a skillet on a plate with crispy potatoes and charred lemon.

Crisp Roast Chicken in a Skillet

Chef Jonathan Waxman shares the secret to making crisp-skinned roast chicken without waiting for an entire hen to roast. And it’s seriously so easy.

Nine roast lemon chicken thighs in a round Dutch oven with lemon slices tucked between them.

Roast Lemon Chicken Thighs

In this simple one-pot supper, chicken thighs are bathed in a sauce that’s informed, though not overwhelmed, by lemon. Warning: You’re gonna wanna spoon that sauce onto everything.

Slices of lemon confit on a white oval platter.

Lemon Confit

Sweetly tart and almost too pretty to use, these translucent slices of citrus lend a quiet loveliness to all manner of desserts.