Sema Stein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sema Stein has tested.

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 46
Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub

Grilled Flank Steak

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
Five round pistachio shortbread cookies with a few broken pistachios on the side

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 34
Baked Fish with Almonds, Lemon, and Bread Crumbs

Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs

Quick, easy, healthful, spectacular in terms of taste, and exactly what you need these last couple of Fridays before Easter.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Homemade Limeade

Limeade

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that’s exactly the way it was always intended to be.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

This contains sugar and spice and everything nice. In fact, it has so much niceness in it, we want it for every special occasion.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

A contemporary take on a ’70s classic, these stuffed ‘shrooms have an undeniable appeal—everyone’s fave dinner party nosh.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Biscotti with Sweet Wine

Biscotti & Vin Santo

Wouldn’t you rather dunk your biscotti in something sweetly boozy as opposed to strongly coffee-y? That’s what we thought.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Homemade Chrain

Homemade Chrain

What’s chrain, you ask? It’s a heck of a traditional condiment with a bite to it. And it’s coming to a holiday table near you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 23