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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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Sesame Peanut Sauce

Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 10 minutes Makes about 1 3/4 cups 3 medium scallions 3/4 cup smooth unsalted peanut butter 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil Tabasco or your favorite…

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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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Grilled Pizza with Blistered Corn and Asparagus

Makes 2 to 4 servings Hands-on Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes Suggested Accompaniments: Super Celery Salad – shaved celery and parmesan tossed with lemon juice and olive oil (for a detailed recipe go to “Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ,” Wiley Publishing, 2005,…

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Goan Wild Striped Bass Curry

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes Suggested Accompaniments Basmati Rice Sautéed Zucchini   6 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 (4-ounce) wild striped bass fillets, skin on and 1 1/2…

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Greek Farro and Greens with Shrimp and Feta

Start to finish: 50 minutes Hands on time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 12 ounces peeled, and deveined jumbo shrimp 1 cup finely chopped onion Kosher salt 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 10 ounces baby spinach,…

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Five Ingredient Scallop and Prosciutto Kebabs with Pink Sangria

Start to finish: 30 minutes Hands on time: 15 minutes hands on Servings: 4 16 sea scallops (about 1 ½ inches in diameter 1 ¼ pounds) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Kosher salt 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 thin slices prosciutto di Parma (about 4 ounces) 16 large…

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Duck Breasts with Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes Suggested accompaniments: Parsnip puree (recipe below) Pea shoots tossed lightly with olive oil and fresh lemon juice Ingredients 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns 4 Pekin duck breast halves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup apricot preserves…

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Buffalo Chicken Rice

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time 25 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes Suggested accompaniment: Tossed green salad 1 cup long-grain white rice 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast halves 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Kosher Salt 2 tablespoons hot sauce 4 ounces blue cheese 1 cup celery leaves, for garnish Bring…

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Fried Catfish with Eric’s Homemade Tartar Sauce

Fried Catfish Yield: 6 servings Rice bran oil for frying the fish (or any high heat oil) 6 (7 to 9-ounce) US farm-raised catfish fillets 2 cups buttermilk 1 recipe fish fry mix (recipe below) Heat the rice bran oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat until it…

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Rice Puppies

Rice Puppies 1 cup long grain white rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1 can (10.5 ounce) French onion soup 1 tablespoon butter 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup dry bread crumbs oil for frying, preferably rice bran oil…

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Chicken Tomatillo Salsa Nachos

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 20 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Suggested Accompaniments Black bean soup Store bought tortilla chips or Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips (recipe below) 1 cup store-bought green or red salsa or Tomatillo Salsa (recipe below) 4 chicken thighs, reserved from Peruvian Spiced Chicken Thighs 6…

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Peruvian Spiced Chicken Thighs

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer) 3 tablespooons distilled white vinegar 1  1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1  1/2 teaspoons hot paprika 3/4 teaspoons dried…

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Vietnamese Style Banh Mi

Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar Kosher salt One 5-inch piece seedless (English) cucumber 2 medium carrots One 4-inch piece daikon 2 medium scallions 1 large jalapeño chile 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons hot chili sauce…

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Spicy Roast Pork Tenderloin

Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes Two 1- to 1 1/4-pound pork tenderloins, trimmed and patted dry 1/4 cup hot chili sauce (preferably sriracha) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tenderloins in a lightly oiled roasting…

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Scallops with Black Beans and Zucchini

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil 2 tablespoons minced fermented black beans 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound medium (U-20) scallops, muscles removed, halved 2 cups 1/4-inch sliced zucchini 2…

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Salad Dressing Chicken with Escarole and Bean Salad

Servings: 4 Ingredients: 4 bone in-skin-on chicken legs For the salad dressing (or buy 4J pre-made salad dressing): 2 shallots- minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Salt and pepper (to taste) For the…

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Sal’s Meatballs

Note from Marc: My father instilled three things in me: (1) Always work for yourself—no matter what, be the boss; (2) Always have integrity—you are only as good as your word; (3) Always use veal, pork, and beef in meatballs. Life really is that simple! Makes about sixty 1-ounce meatballs…

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Salt Baked Pesce per Due

Serves 2 Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour One 2-pound fish (such as branzino, dorado, or black sea bass) 3 1/2 cups fine sea salt 3 large egg whites 4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, stems and leaves separated, leaves chopped, for garnish 2 sprigs rosemary 1 clove garlic…

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Red Beans and Rice Soup

    Makes about 10 cups, 6 servings Hands on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 ounces ham 1 large onion 4 medium celery stalks 1 large green bell pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning (recipe follows) 1 pound fully cooked…

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Martha Lou’s Fried Chicken and Braised Cabbage with Ham

Martha Lou’s Fried Chicken Note: if you don’t have Lawry’s products handy substitute the homemade seasoning salt for both the Lawry’s products in the ingredient list Serves 6 1 1/2 tablespoons Lawry”s Seasoned Salt 1 1/2 tablespoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt ½ teaspoon Black pepper one 3 to 4 pound chicken, cut…

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