Tasty Latest & Greatest : Everything You Want to Cook Right Now
by Tasty (COR)

Collects favorite recipes from Buzzfeed's popular cooking brand, including such dishes as fried mac'n'cheese sticks, honey-garlic slow cooker ribs, chicken Cordon Bleu, classic tomato lasagna, and cheesecake-stuffed brownie truffles.

Tasty is the world&;s largest social food network, reaching more than 500 million people around the globe with its signature fun, easy and delicious video recipes. The brand is focused on making cooking practical and accessible for beginner cooks and expert chefs alike. Launched in 2015, Tasty has attracted more than 65 billion video views and is the biggest franchise on Facebook, reaching 1 in 4 users every month. It has studios in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, and a full product line including cookbooks, a smart appliance and a mobile app.

You got this!
Welcome to Tasty. Like you, we live for the joy that cooking brings; the satisfaction that comes from making something you've never before attempted; or even the amazement of picking up that one life-changing hack that will alter your cooking repertoire for life. Whether you're polishing up on how to give pizza dough the glossy sheen of a pretzel or getting your grain bowl on (and seriously, who's not these days?), you've come to the right place. In our world, cooking isn't supposed to be intimidating, or take up your entire weekend, or contain a ton of stuff you have to run around for hours sourcing out. It's meant to be delicious . . . but above all else, it's supposed to be a good time. That's why our recipes are designed to top the charts in taste and fun. Because if you're not enjoying being in the kitchen, what's the point? You, the cooking people of the world, have spoken, and we've answered the call with doable, craveable recipes you will want to make every single day. 

About This Book
Though Tasty brings people together every day on small screens all over the world, there's still something about having this tangible album of edible greatness at your fingertips whenever you want it. How many times have you been able to convert the if only I could make that at home? thought into I'm going to make this tonight and it's gonna be good? That's Tasty.

Latest & Greatest is just that: what we've been working on lately and what you've been loving lately. It opens with a chapter of party-friendly food fit for a crowd, like mac n cheese shaped into sticks and fried (we know, right?); jalapeño poppers reimagined as a dip you won't be able to stay away from; and volcano potatoes you could enter into a sculpting contest. Next up? Country-fare like sliders (four types, so everyone's happy); beer can chicken, because it's probably one of our nation's greatest culinaryheck, why stop there?and historical accomplishments; and Mexican-style tacos that may have you dreaming of opening your own street cart. A whole dessert chapter filled with genius hacks like baking tortillas into bowls and using sweetened condensed milk to make Brazilian chocolate truffles. Classic dishes also take center stage in a chapter featuring pillowy homemade gnocchi (yeah, you can do it!); chicken-and-mushroom marsala; and a pot pie whose biggest demand of you is a pie crust. We don't forget about our vegetarians, with killer dishes that will fill you up with substance and with pride, such as zucchini 'meatballs, a vegan mac n cheese, and buffalo cauliflower that proves you don't need to wing it. Any chapter called Best Ever is, well, the best everhow could it not be with fried chicken drizzled with honey; super-chewy chocolate chip cookies; and three-ingredient ice cream (we promisejust three!). We also take you globetrotting with a chapter of around-the-world choices that bring far-flung flavors home; think homemade dumplings (you make the dough yourselfgo you!); chicken tikka masala (the secret is heavy cream!); and bulgogi, a Korean dish that's easier to make than pronounce (it's bull-GOghee, in case you're wondering). Trends are fine and all, but they have to hold their own, and ours do: a cheesecake with a crackling cereal crust is a keeper no matter what the year, and emoji fries are just so darn cute. Finally, you'll flip for our collection of bombs and rings in which everything is either stuffed or circular, rounding out a book full of recipes you're going to make again. 

Now that's what we call totally Tasty. Get ready to have a great time. 

Chicken Satay Skewers 


If you ever wondered how to make this pu pu platter fave, you're in luck! It starts with a peanutty marinade that benefits from the zing of fresh hot chilies and ginger (you can sub in 1 teaspoon chili flakes and 2 teaspoons powdered ginger in a pinch). Though they're great after two hours of marinating, an overnight soak gets you incredibly flavorful, tender chicken. Bonus: the reserved marinade gets boiled down with creamy coconut milk, creating a thick sauce that just might make double-dipping okay again. 

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
4 spring onions, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled
2 fresh Serrano chilies, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk

Bamboo or wooden skewers

1. In a food processor, blend all the marinade ingredients into a smooth paste; this should make about 2 cups. Reserve half of the marinade and pour the other half over the chicken thighs. Mix and chill for 2 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220˚C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

3. Skewer the marinated chicken onto bamboo skewers, then arrange the skewers so their ends rest on the edges of the baking tray, allowing the chicken to be suspended. Bake the chicken skewers for 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly dark brown on the edges and cooked throughout. 

4. With no oil in the pan, toast the chopped peanuts on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until the peanuts turn golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the reserved marinade and the coconut milk. Stir and cook until thick and very aromatic, 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Serve the chicken skewers with the sauce on the side.

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