• Much like their pork counterparts, the chicharrón, these insanely delicious chicken skin bites are not only full of flavor but pack a serious punch. Crunchy, savory and intensely hot, they’re sure to please a crowd. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP TIME 24 hours...

  • Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian, and that’s pretty much all you have to do to these skewers when you throw them on the grill. Our marinade is based on the one cooked up by Ernest Morgado, who popularized these flavors while grilling chicken over mesquite...

  • Pepper jam is the not-so-secret ingredient in making sticky, slightly spicy chicken wings. I used a homemade pineapple-habanero jam for this recipe, though you can easily vary it to suit your own tastes. Just don’t forget the chopped habaneros. The sweet counterbalances the habanero heat,...

  • We’re taking several traditional chicken wing flavors and incorporating them into a slider that will definitely satisfy your bar food cravings. YIELD 8 sliders ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes 1 pound ground chicken 4 serranos, minced ½ cup crumbled...

  • Like Sloppy Joe’s but sans tomato paste or ketchup, this take on the tavern sandwich—which some believe may have come about at Ye Olde Tavern in Sioux City, IA, while others say it was at Maid-Rite in Muscatine in the 1920s—features French bread dough that’s...

  • We took the three main components of jalapeño poppers—jalapeños, bacon and cream cheese—and deconstructed them to make this addictive, bite-sized app. Soak your toothpicks as the pork marinates so they won’t flare up on the grill. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 40...

  • In Mexico, it’s traditional to braise a cut of meat called suadero in a liquid with a tomato and chipotle base; vinegar is added to help break down the meat and yield that melt-in-your-mouth texture. Since suadero might be difficult to find in the States,...

  • Served on wholegrain toast, this low-calorie breakfast is a great way to use leftover egg whites from hollandaise sauce recipes. YIELD about 2 servings ZEST FACTOR hot PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 10 minutes ½ tablespoon olive oil 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2...

  • Cut the sugar out of oatmeal by going savory, and why not add some Indian spices for some warmth and depth while you’re at it? Served with a soft-boiled egg, this dish will brighten up any morning. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR medium PREP TIME...

  • Breakfast rice porridge might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of brunch, but it’s a fun, “build your own” addition to your traditional menu. You can add as much or as little toppings and get creative. Look for chile...