Our Readers Share Their 10 Favorite Recipes from Samin Nosrat’s “Salt Fat Acid Heat”

updated Sep 27, 2019
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Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat is Kitchn’s September pick for our Cookbook Club. See how you can participate here.

For the month of September we asked our readers to cook along with us through Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat. People shared what they made in our private Facebook (follow along!) and on Instagram using the #kitchncookbook hashtag. Now that we’re wrapping up the month and looking ahead to October, we asked everyone for their favorite recipes they made from the cookbook. Here, you’ll find vegetables, dessert, and a very popular chicken recipe. And if you haven’t already, buy the book and get cooking!

1. Tomato Confit

The most popular recipe from Salt Fat Acid Heat amongst our readers was the tomato confit. I think people were impressed with how easy it was, and also its versatility in the kitchen. You can use it on toast, for a charcuterie board, or in pasta.

2. Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken

Our readers – like the rest of the internet – were also very into the buttermilk-marinated chicken. It’s so easy! All you need is chicken, buttermilk, and (good) kosher salt to make the best damn roast chicken of your life.

3. Persian-ish Rice

Samin’s take on tahdig was also very popular amongst our readers. I love how @viviancomelately topped hers with herbs.

4. Cacio e Pepe

Think of this recipe as the best mac and cheese you’ll ever make in your life! And it couldn’t be simpler. Just grab some Pecorino Romano and spaghetti and you have dinner.

5. Nekisia’s Olive Oil and Sea Salt Granola

Salt Fat Acid Heat doesn’t have a ton of traditional breakfast-friendly recipes, but this granola is the exception. It’s perfect for your morning bowl of yogurt!

6. Garlicky Green Beans

The garlicky green beans were another huge hit with our readers. They’re a great crunchy, green side dish that go with just about any main.

7. Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon

Many of our readers make the slow-roasted salmon from Salt Fat Acid Heat and said it was easy to make and that the texture was perfect.

8. Apple Tart

The apple tart was a big it in our cookbook club Facebook group. As one reader said “I need to make like 10 more of them because it was THAT good.”

9. Ligurian Focaccia

This technically isn’t in the book, but it’s in the show so that kinda counts, right? Right. And anyways, our readers are rightfully obsessed with this recipe. Even if you’ve never made bread before or worked with yeast in your life, you can make this.

Get the recipe: Samin Nosrat’s Liguarian Focaccia

10. Chicken Pot Pie

The winner for the most impressive-looking recipe goes to @quyenweng! I mean seriously, look at these chicken pot pies! I love the commentary she shares in her post, too.

What did we miss? What’s your favorite recipe from Salt Fat Acid Heat?