5 Ingredients or Fewer

All-Purpose Recipe for Food (a la Bittman)

May 21, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes one or more servings (or less)
Author Notes

We’ve found this all-purpose recipe to be adaptable to almost any cuisine. —bugbitten

What You'll Need
  1. Go out and get some local food. Or don’t. You might want to try growing some of your own, but that’s up to you. Preheat the oven, or something else, to 375 degrees. Get everything ready in its place or just wing it. Or don’t just wing it this time, however you’d like. Or possibly even dislike in certain cases. Cook the food (if you have some) in a cast iron pan or anything else that’s handy in a way that you like, or in a way that you’ve never tried before, or just skip this step. Tent loosely with foil. Arrange food on a large platter surrounded by more decorative foods, or ladle into chilled or red-hot serving bowls, or don’t. Pass with the orange slices and aioli, or don’t, or substitute key limes in season, or don’t, letting this simple and elegant dish speak for itself.
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6 Reviews

ellenl May 22, 2011
So cute!
bugbitten May 22, 2011
Not even I deserves "cute". But thanks the same, chef.
Sadassa_Ulna May 21, 2011
What if you have no foil, is there a substitute?
bugbitten May 21, 2011
Tomorrow could be the day you start making your own parchment paper!
susan G. May 21, 2011
I'm making it for sure -- maybe.
bugbitten May 21, 2011
Glad you loved the recipe, g person. Make it again and again!