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Two Melon Prosciutto and Feta Layered Salad

Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: about 15 minutes Total preparation time: 15 minutes 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, sweet or hot Kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/8 medium watermelon (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into bite…

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Steakhouse Salad

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 35 Minutes 1 pound russet Potatoes (2 medium) 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper One 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pound beef sirloin steak (about 1 1/2 inches thick) 1…

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Korean Style Burgers

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes Quick Kimchi (recipe below) or store bought kimchi 4 medium scallions One 3/4 inch piece fresh ginger 3 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium if you prefer) 1 1/2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown…

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Mussels and Bok Choy with Green Tea Pilaf

  Start to finish: 45 minutes Hands on time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger 6 scallions, sliced thin crosswise and white and green parts kept separate 2 tablespoons fermented black beans rinsed well and mashed lightly…

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Eggs Baked in Red Wine

Makes 2 servings Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total Preparation time: 40 minutes Suggested Accompaniment steamed asparagus tossed with a little butter Ingredients 2 slices homemade-style white bread 2 garlic cloves, one halved and one minced 3 strips bacon 1 shallots minced ¾ c dry red wine ¾ c chicken stock,…

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Souffle Omelet filled with Broccoli and Goat Cheese

Makes 2 servings Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 27 minutes Ingredients 1/2 pound cooked broccoli, coarsely chopped 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 5 large eggs, separated 2 tablespoons all purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 375°…

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Galettes with Butter Lettuce Salad

  Makes 12 Galettes 2 cups buckwheat flour 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 13 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 cup water clarified butter for brushing the pan 6 thin slices ham, cut into julienne strips 6 thin slices Emmenthaler, cut into julienne strips In a…

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Chicken Vaca Frita

CHICKEN VACA FRITA For the mojo: 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black peppercorns ½ cup fresh orange juice ¾ cup fresh lime juice done 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil For the Chicken Vaca frita 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast 3…

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Dirty Duck Rice

Dirty Duck Rice Serves 4 to 6 people 3 large duck livers 1/2 cup whole milk 6 confit duck legs (available on line from Dartagnan.com and Mapleleaffarms.com) 2 tablespoons duck fat (available from the above on line sources) 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons…

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Pork Medallions with Prunes and Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce

Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large pork tenderloin, about 1 ¼ – 1 ½-pounds, cut at an angle into ½-inch thick medallions Kosher salt 2 tablespoons minced shallots ½ cup dry white wine 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary ¼ – ½- teaspoon…

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Camarones Enchilados and Fried Sweet Plantains

Camarones Enchilados 4 servings 1/2 cup olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 1 large green pepper, sliced 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 2 roasted jarred red peppers, lightly chopped 15 oz can plain tomato sauce 1 cup dry white wine 1 bay leaf Salt Red pepper flakes 2 pounds…

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Zucchini in Cuban Style Cherry Tomato Sofrito

Makes 4 servings Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Suggested Accompaniments Rice or shredded Napa cabbage seasoned with just a bit of olive oil and salt. Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, mashed with mortar and pestle or finely chopped 1 medium…

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A viewer asked for easy and flavorful ground beef recipes without the usual canned ingredients.

I recently got an email from Halley who said, “I am in desperate need for more ground beef recipes that don’t contain a can of cream of something or a bunch of tomato sauce.”  I immediately thought of the many Asian and Mediterranean recipes that I have developed for my…

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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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