Many home cooks own a Dutch oven, but often these prized pots get relegated to the back of the cabinet, to be pulled out only for making stews. Learn how you can put your Dutch oven to work every day in so many different ways. Make it your go-to for weeknight meals with practical yet fun recipes such as Udon Noodles with Mustard Greens and Shiitake-Ginger Sauce, Easy Chicken Tacos, and Lamb Meatballs with Herbed Orzo Pilaf. Impressive roasts and braises such as Slow-Roasted Chuck Roast with Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce go seamlessly from stovetop (the enameled surface is perfect for creating fond without burning) to oven (cast iron maintains steady heat to ensure food cooks perfectly). And we’ll walk you through deep frying and artisanal bread baking. If you’re in the market for a new Dutch oven, we’ll offer up our picks based on extensive testing (and daily use of our pots).
Additional recipes include: Quick Beef and Bean Chili; Chicken Noodle Soup; Bucatini with Peas, Kale, and Pancetta; Halibut with Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes; Korean Fried Chicken Wings; Fish and Chips; Pear-Ginger Crisp; Chocolate Lava Cake for a Crowd; and Braided Chocolate Babka.