Burdock and Pokeweed Fritters with Chipotle Marinara

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these fritters are composed of pokeweed (fresh and green and mildly tingly on the tongue) and earthy puréed burdock root. Paired with the sweet, silky, and slightly spicy chipotle marinara, these crispy fritters are a treat during the warmer months.

Mor Kuzhambu (South Indian Buttermilk Curry) with Greens

South Indian Mor Kuzhambu features a slightly tangy, creamy sauce peppered with warm Indian spices coating your choice of greens. It’s fast and easy to put together, and makes for a simultaneously lush and refreshing side dish.

Karuveppilai Fried Chicken (Curry Leaf Fried Chicken)

This South Indian twist on good old southern fried chicken is a game-changer. It’s got all the crunch and succulent tenderness you’d expect from your favorite fried chicken recipe, plus the spicy-smoky aroma and flavor that makes Indian cookery so addictive.

Chicken Shawarma

Tender chicken and crisp, herby salad drizzled with yogurt sauce, chicken shawarma is a healthy yet flavorful dish punctuated by warm Middle Eastern spices!

Crispy Batter-Fried Fish (Keto)

This keto version of batter-fried fish is crave-worthy, with moist, flaky white fish wrapped in a shatteringly crisp golden crust.

Crispy Fried Pig’s Ears with Arugula and Capers

These deep-fried pig’s ears are salty, tender yet crispy, and super indulgent; the lemon vinaigrette arugula salad brings a fresh and acid element to the dish that balances the decadence of the pig’s ears.

Cajun Spicy Low-Carb Hush Puppies

These hush puppies are light, fluffy, and flavorful. Low-carb and baked, they’re a healthier take on the original, but still feel indulgent.

Spicy Pesto Chicken Wings

This easy, summery recipe uses pesto and the heat of jalapeños to makes a rock star out of simple chicken wings.

Jjukumi Gui (Korean Barbecued Octopus)

Jjukumi Gui (Korean barbecued octopus) is an enticing bite of Korea, and yet oddly familiar in the way that it checks all the boxes of successful Western barbecue: a little sweet, a little spicy, a little tangy, a little smoky.