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Mugwort (Artemisia) Soup

Serves 4 Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour  1 medium shallot, onion or 3 small spring onions sliced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 garlic cloves, minced 10 white mushrooms sliced (2.5 ounces) 1 large or 2 medium Yukon gold or russet potatoes (10 oz) peeled and cut…

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Broccoli Calzones Made with Speedy Pizza Dough

Makes 6 servings Hands-on time:  20 minutes Total preparation time:  55 minutes Basic Pizza Dough (see below) or use store-bought dough Extra virgin olive oil for the dough One 5.2-ounce package spreadable garlic herb cheese, crumbled 1 cup chopped broccoli florets (cut into ½-inch pieces) an egg wash made by…

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Asian Grain Bowl

4 Servings Hands-On Time: 45 minutes Total Preparation Time: 80 minutes Servings: 4  For the miso sesame sauce: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons white or red miso 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1 ½ tablespoons well stirred tahini 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon of…

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Whole Baked Branzino

Serves 2 For the fish and marinade: 2 whole Branzino, about 1 ½ pounds each, gills removed, patted dry The zest of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 1/4 cup chopped parsley 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil For the…

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Sushi Rolls

Sushi Rolls: California Rolls and Cucumber Roll Serves 4 Hands-On Time: 45 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours For The Sushi Rice: 2 ½ cups Calrose medium grain rice 2 ½ cups water 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons Kosher salt 1 ½ tablespoons sugar For The Sushi…

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Mathew’s Sushi Burger

  Serves 4 Rough note for inspiration: Matthew took the liberty of coming up with a Sushi Burger, using the the same rice as we did – with the vinegar seasoning and used the same toppings Billy and I used in the sushi rolls. That said, his creative use of…

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Grace Young’s Peppery Vegetarian Fried Rice

Serves 2 to 3 as a main dish or 4 as part of a multicourse meal. 1 cup brown rice 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil 2 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons minced ginger ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 cup ¼-inch diced carrots 4 ounces fresh…

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Shrimp Tikka with Mango Chutney

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine 2008 (developed by Melissa Jones) Makes 6 servings Hands On Time: 45 min Total Time: 1 hour For shrimp: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 (1-inch) piece fresh jalapeño, chopped (about 2 teaspoons) 1 (1-inch) piece peeled ginger, chopped 1 large garlic…

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Chicken with Prunes, Olives and Almonds

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, 1982 Hands-On Time: 40 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 ¼ hours Serves: 4 1/3 cup chopped pitted prunes 1/3 cup dry Sherry 3 pounds chicken thighs with skin and bones 1 teaspoon chopped garlic ¼ cup chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish…

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Baked Chicken Thighs with Artichoke Hearts and Lemon Pickles

Start to finish: 13 hours, (40 minutes hands on) Servings: 8 2 1/2 lemons, preferably thin skinned 3 tablespoons kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 medium bone in, skin on, chicken thighs one 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained or one 9-ounce box defrosted frozen…

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Einat Admony’s Sinaya

Serves 4 to 6 1 large eggplant Kosher salt Tahini Sauce: 3/4 cup tahini 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow onion, finely…

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Salad in a Jar

For the Honey-Lime Dressing: 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon honey dash of hot sauce For the salad: ¼ cup black beans (rinsed and drained) ¼ cup corn kernels ¼ cup guacamole ¼ cup chopped tomato ¼ cup shredded chicken ¼ cup shredded romaine ½…

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Picadillo Sloppy Joes

Total preparation time: 30 minutes Makes 4 servings (3 ½ cups filling) 1 medium onion 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pound ground chuck, round, or sirloin One 4½-ounce can chopped green chiles ½ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives 1-cup chili sauce (like Heinz – this…

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Arroz Con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

    Note: you can make this dish without the meat for a vegetarian version Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound pork, cut into ½-inch pieces (optional) 1 ounce of pancetta (optional) 1 tablespoon annatto oil (see note below)…

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Franck Garanger’s Paella Valenciana

  Note: we made the stock during the show because of time constraints, but if you are going to make a stock (instead of using store bought broth), make it in advance because it should simmer for 3 hours. Serves 6 people Hands on preparation time: 1 1/2 hours Total…

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Cuttlefish, Meatballs and Green Peas

Cuttlefish, Meatballs and Green Peas Makes 4-6 Servings Hands on time: 45 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours For the meatballs: ½ pound ground pork ½ pound ground veal 2 cloves minced garlic Small bunch of fresh chopped flat leaf parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1…

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Handmade Lemon Pasta

Handmade Lemon Pasta Makes 4 – 6 Servings Hands on time: 40 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour and 15 minutes For the pasta: 4 cups 00 flour (Italian milled flour) 2 tablespoons semolina flour 1 large egg 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature 1 cup milk, at room temperature…

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Chianti Tortelli Filled With Asparagus and Goat Cheese

(Recipe courtesy of Allesio Bagnoli based on the family recipes of Veronica d’Entreves) Makes: 6 to 8 Servings Hands on time: 45 minutes Total preparation time: 3 ½ hours For the pasta dough: 3 ½ cups semolina flour 3 large eggs 2 to 2 ½ cups of Chianti Wine For…

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This stick-to-your-ribs meal makes entertaining easy.

Here’s a great stick-to-your-ribs meal that makes an easy main dish for a company dinner. My current Washington Post recipe, Red Wine-Braised Brisket with Aunt Rifka’s Flying Discs, is a favorite in my family. It is my husband’s aunt’s  recipe for a delicious braised brisket with matzoh ball dumplings. You’ll find it…

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Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup

Serves 4 12 plum tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds) 2 ears corn, husks removed 2 small unpeeled onions, halved 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon chili powder Kosher salt 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (from rotisserie chicken or two 6-ounce packages roasted…

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Asian Chicken Salad

Servings: 4 1/2 cup slivered almonds 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 4 ounces sugar snap peas 2 medium carrots One 3-inch piece fresh ginger 4 medium scallions 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer) 3/4…

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Shellfish and Couscous Stew

Servings: 4 Start to finish: 45 minutes Hands on time: 35 minutes 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 small sea scallops 8 medium shrimp, shelled and de-veined 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 teaspoons) 3 plum tomatoes (about 8 ounces), finely chopped 1 cup…

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Maialino Style Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagna

Maialino Restaurant in New York City serves this hearty pork ragu as a sauce for dried lasagna pasta that has been broken into 3-inch pieces. It’s unusual in that it has no tomatoes–just onion, celery and fennel seeds for flavor. At the end of the cooking, the meat is torn…

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Crispy Pasta Pizza

For each 10-inch pizza: 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/6 pound cooked capellini 1/2 small green bell pepper, sliced into thin rings 1/2 cup Quick Tomato Sauce, recipe follows, or your favorite store-bought tomato sauce 2 ounces thinly sliced provolone 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, ripped into pieces Fresh basil sprigs…

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