Quinoa is one of the easiest grains to cook; it only takes about 15 minutes. Just like rice you can add just about anything to quinoa and it will be fantastic. This version is kicked up with balsamic vinegar, roasted shallots and dried cherries and cranberries.
This simple yet elegant preparation makes something special out of two of Spring's treasures -- asparagus and mushrooms. Really, any mushroom would work here. This is great at room temperature, making it perfect for al-fresco dining.
This caponata is delicious on its own, spooned over simply grilled fish or chicken, tossed with pasta, or served with slices of hearty bread for dipping. Adding Emeril’s Kicked-Up Tomato Sauce really kicks this dish up a notch!