What are some good template recipes? Series of such recipes are especially appreciated!
I've been expanding my cooking repertoire lately, and I've been finding that I really appreciate recipes that are more like templates. Some examples of what I'm talking about include this chili template
and this stir fry technique guide
I like these because I'm a fairly improvisational cook, and I like to be able to vary a recipe based on what I'm in the mood for or what I have on hand. But if there are important techniques, steps or ingredients, I want to be sure I know them - ie, I know that I can use whatever seasonings I want in a salad dressing, but it needs a base of an oil, an acidic liquid and an emulsifier first.
Either online or in books is ok.
What I am NOT looking for is straight-up recipes with a list of ingredients and steps. I'm also not necessarily looking for baking instructions (I looked at the oft-recommended Ratio
, but it seems to be mostly baking), since I'm gluten-intolerant.
Bonus round: ideas on flavors that go well together for certain cuisines would be great!