Cooking with Chives
Chives are a perennial favorite that add the perfect amount of onion flavor to a variety of delightful dishes.
Easy to grow and available to buy year-round, chives are a welcome flavor-addition to a variety of recipes. Best when used raw, cooks should be careful not to lose the delicate flavor and vibrant hue of this fresh herb by adding them in last if cooking chives is necessary in a recipe.
First up is our Cheese and Chive Challah. The traditional yeasted egg bread is enriched even more by adding cheese to the dough. We love the flavor of fontina, but Gruyère or another Swiss cheese would also work.
This dish is full of flavor-rich, fresh herbs in the breading and aioli. Chives are the standout in the aioli and many sauces because they lend a light onion flavor that isn’t overpowering.
Cheese and chives are a can’t-miss combo in corn bread recipes, but this one takes the cake. Simmer a pot of speckled butterpeas or cranberry beans in summer to serve alongside. Freeze any extra muffins for future harvest dinners. Splurge on quality Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Beef tenderloin looks sophisticated but is an easy dinner party main dish. The lean beef pairs well with a coating of black pepper and a side of zesty horseradish and chive sauce.
Using a potato pancake mix, which you'll find at the market near the instant mashed potatoes, cut preparation time. Serve as a side dish with beef or pork.
Brightly colored flavored oil coats the quinoa grains and lends the salad fresh chive flavor. Refrigerate leftover oil to use as a dressing to drizzle over grilled fish or summer vegetables. Garnish with whole fresh chives, if desired.
Top tender filet mignon with a chive-horseradish butter for an indulgent, 4-ingredient recipe that comes in at only 220 calories per serving. Serve with roasted, thinly-sliced sweet potatoes and Broccolini.