People Staff
March 25, 2013 12:00 PM

Giada De Laurentiis’s


The host of Giada at Home shares a ‘sweet and tangy’ entree


Serves 4

¾ cup balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, chopped

4 (6-oz.) center-cut salmon filets, skinned and boned

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. Position oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Boil vinegar and next 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.

3. Arrange salmon on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle both sides of filets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Cool 10 minutes.

4. Drizzle salmon with glaze. Serve immediately.

Recipes adapted from De Laurentiis’s Weeknights with Giada

Mario Batali’s


‘I’d make this any night of the week,’ says the owner of new L.A. hot spot Chi Spacca


Serves 6

2 tbsp. kosher salt

1 lb. green beans, trimmed

1 (15-oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup coarsely chopped mint

¼ cup red wine vinegar

¼ cup sparkling water

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon

Coarsely ground black pepper

1. Add salt to 4 quarts boiling water. Cook green beans in water 3 minutes; drain well in colander. Rinse beans in cold water to cool. Drain well; pat dry.

2. Combine beans, cannellini beans and chickpeas in large bowl. Add mint and toss well; set aside.

3. Whisk together vinegar, water and olive oil. Pour half of vinaigrette over bean mixture; toss again. Season with flaky sea salt and pepper. Serve immediately with remaining vinaigrette, or let stand at room temperature 1 hour to enhance flavors.

Recipe adapted from Batali’s Molto Gusto

Cat Cora’s


The Iron Chef America star whips up a ‘light and healthy alternative for a delicious snack or dessert’


Serves 4 to 6

4–6 Bosc pears, peeled and cored with stems intact

2 cups prosecco

2 cups orange juice

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 vanilla bean, split

1 (1-in.) piece fresh ginger, peeled

1 cinnamon stick

3 cloves

1 star anise (optional)

1. Position pears in large, deep saucepan.

2. Combine prosecco and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over pears.

3. Bring pears to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, 1 hour or until pears are tender. Remove from heat. Serve pears warm, or cool completely in liquid, cover, chill and serve.

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