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Nothing brings out rich chocolate flavor like a hint of fruity raspberry flavor. This cake calls for a few store-bought shortcuts, meaning you'll have a frosted layer cake in no time.
Notes: Use juice bar or pop molds with a 1/4- to 1/3-cup capacity. Cookware and hardware stores are selling many new models this year. Prep time: 10 to 15 minutes, plus at least 3 hours to freeze.
For even more flavor, sprinkle pizza with chopped cooked bacon and chopped fresh cilantro before adding the cheese.
I recently spent some time in Ireland, stuffing myself silly with food that far-exceeded my expectations. I was brought to Ireland with a group of other food journalists by the Irish Dairy Board to learn about Ireland's food, and in particular, its milk, cheese and butter.
Gai lan, also known as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale, is a dark green leafy vegetable with stems that are crisp and slightly sweet. It adds a hearty element to this healthy and satisfying combination of brown rice and shiitake mushrooms. What to buy: If you can’t find gai lan, substitute broccolini. Cut both the stems and the heads into 1/4-inch pieces and cook them together with the onion in step 4. Game plan: Make sure your brown rice is cooked and chilled, as freshly cooked rice has a texture that is too soft and will make the finished dish soggy. To prepare 4 cups of cooked brown rice, use 1 1/3 cups long-grain brown rice, 2 2/3 cups water, and follow the instructions for our Basic Steamed Brown Rice. This recipe was featured as part of our Healthy Cooking photo gallery.
Manchego Cheese with Figs and Pine Nuts is an incredibly simple dessert. There is no cooking involved. Slice cheese and dried figs. Arrange them on a plate with pine nuts and serve! It is a flavorful dessert that can be served any time of year. The nutty and salty taste of the cheese combines well with the sweet and chewy figs and crunchy pine nuts.
Cook a flavorful pot of chili in just 40 minutes for a quick weeknight meal that's sure to warm the soul. You can easily double the recipe and freeze extra for later.
Togarashi, the Japanese word for “chiles,” is a group of condiments always including chiles that bring out the clean, simple flavors of Japanese food. Shichimi togarashi is also called seven spice ( shichi is “seven” in Japanese), because seven ingredients are generally used. It works well with fatty foods such as unagi (broiled eel), tempuras, shabu shabu (small bits of food cooked in rich broth), noodle dishes, and yakitori (grilled dishes). Nanami togarashi is a close cousin, with a slightly different proportion of ingredients emphasizing citrus zest.
A touch of coconut lends this haroset exotic flavor, and its chunky texture makes it a good accompaniment to roast chicken and carrots. Toast the coconut in a 350° oven for 10 minutes, stirring once; store any extra toasted coconut in a zip-top bag.
Prep: 25 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 10 min.
The alcohol used in a classic Bramble may be missing, but the flavor is not. Juniper and Bay Leaf Syrup and fresh tarragon mimic the London dry gin, and then, just like the real thing, the drink is loaded up with blackberries and rounded out with lemon juice. You’ll never notice what’s missing.
Stuffing chicken breasts with goat cheese doesn't seem like a particularly healthy approach. But by using only a small amount of goat cheese and mixing it with chopped walnuts and lemon zest, Annie Wayte creates a dish that's both nutritious and delicious.
Deep in winter, when nothing will warm you up like a stiff drink and good company, you can pull out this punch. Mix up a batch and invite friends over. Of course, there’s nothing keeping this from being a year-round libation, so long as you can get your hands on some tangerines. What to buy: Tuaca is a vanilla-flavored brandy made in Italy. It can be found in most high-end liquor stores. Aperol is a bittersweet Italian concoction with flavors reminiscent of citrus and rhubarb. If you can’t find it, you can substitute Campari, though that will result in a drink that is decidedly more bitter. This recipe was featured as part of both our story on The Return of Punch and our Punch Recipes photo gallery.
This recipe, for a whole fish basted in a tart tamarind sauce, calls for a grilling basket, which allows you to turn the fish without damaging.
These tangy glazed nuts go perfectly with a glass of sherry. Return to Healthy Almond Menu
An immersion blender makes quick work of pureeing the beans.
Time: 50 minutes. Slowly stirring hot broth into creamy white rice soothes the soul--and the result comforts the body.
Raspberry puree is artfully swirled through whipped cream to create this fun and easy dessert.
Enchiladas are made in both Mexico and the States, but their similarity stops at their name and the fact that they’re rolled tortillas filled with stuff. While Mexican enchiladas are made by dipping the tortillas in sauce, frying them, and filling them only with meat, the Tex-Mex versions are filled with cheese or meat and topped with lots more sauce (a.k.a. gravy) and cheese. This Tex-Mex-style recipe was a big hit here at CHOW
This recipe goes with Coconut Fried Shrimp
Just give in to your inner hedonist and enjoy this addictive, nowhere-near-healthy snack. What to buy: Different brands of bacon vary quite a bit in their salt content, so you may want to adjust the amount of salt you add to the brittle accordingly. Special equipment: A reliable candy/fat thermometer is crucial for getting an accurate read on the caramel. Game plan: The brittle can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. This recipe was featured as part of our Sexy Vampire Halloween Party photo gallery.
Acidic ingredients, like the grapefruit and lime juices in the marinade and dressing, complement oily bluefish. Broiling is an ideal method for this fish, but watch the red onion closely to make sure it doesn't burn.
A quick five-ingredient sauce tops cheesy homemade burgers to make an easy, delicious dinner in no time. Serve with baked chips and blue cheese dip.
Baked shrimp top a crisp salad for a refreshingly light meal in about 15 minutes. Serve with garlic ciabatta.
Cabbage is not always the most aesthetically appealing vegetable, and stewed cabbage sounds practically Dickensian. But I'm here to tell you that braised cabbage is absolutely worth adding to your winter recipe lineup.
Hearty kale and spinach are blended up with garlic and pine nuts for a pestolike dip that’s great paired with root-vegetable chips. A couple of cloves of garlic give it kick. Game plan: Serve this dish with roasted root vegetables, crackers, or chips such as Terra Exotic Vegetable Chips. The dip can be made up to 5 days ahead and refrigerated in a covered container. This recipe was featured as part of our Valentine’s Day menu, our Supercharge with Superfoods photo gallery, and our menu celebrating 100 days of the Obama White House.
This black bean and rice dish comes with an interesting title. Literally translated, Moros y Cristianos means Moors and Christians. It is presumed the dish gets its name from the time when the Moors occupied the Iberian Peninsula. The black beans represent the Moors and the white rice represents the Christians. This savory rice and bean dish, a hold over of Spanish occupation, is popular in Cuba. There are as many variations of this recipe as there are Cuban cooks. Here is my quick and simple, yet very tasty version.
An appealing combination of shrimp, carrots, cucumbers, peanuts and cilantro in a spicy Asian dressing makes this salad fresh-tasting and even slightly addictive.
Part fast-food-chain apple pie and part Kellogg’s Pop-Tart, this recipe brings together the best of both worlds. With fresh apples glazed in a cinnamon-infused sauce and wrapped in a flaky cinnamon pastry, this toaster tart is like a hand-held apple pie. Game plan: You can roll the dough scraps into 1 or 2 more tarts, but you’ll then need extra filling and glaze. You can make the dough a day in advance; just be sure to let it soften at room temperature for about 10 minutes before rolling out. Though best when eaten fresh, the cooled pop tarts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature. Reheat them, if desired, in a 300°F oven on a baking sheet until hot, about 10 minutes. Freezing is not recommended. This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Pop Tarts project.
I remember meeting a lovely old couple outside my parents? pub and when they heard I was going to Italy they told me to make sure I cooked turkey tetrazzini ? I hadn?t a clue what they were talking about and then, by chance, I saw a recipe for chicken tetrazzini in an old Italian cookbook and it?s great ? really tacky but gorgeous! Here?s my version...
Here is a tasty baked treat recipe for Salted Pecans.
Hot Milk with louiza (lemon verbena) is popular in Morocco, and a nice alternative to coffee or tea. It can be sweetened to taste with sugar. Lemon verbena is a fragrant herb known for not only its aroma and flavor, but also for a number of medicinal properties. In Morocco it's often used as an expectorant or to aid with digestion. Although the name lemon verbena might imply a strong flavor, I find louiza to add a mild, sweet essence when steeped in hot liquids. I was surprised at how delicious Hot Milk with Louiza actually is. Also try Moroccan Tea with Louiza.
Various autumnal delights combine for a festive holiday cocktail. This recipe was featured as part of our Thanksgiving for Beginners menu.
Legumes topped with caramelized onions are a popular combination at the Greek table. This dish has two components: a black-eyed pea salad with flavors of dill and fennel, and mixed greens tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The beans can be served over the greens either warm or at room temperature. Game plan: The black-eyed pea mixture can be prepared up to 3 hours ahead. Complete the recipe through step 3 and refrigerate the finished bean mixture. Thirty minutes before serving, set the beans out to come to room temperature. Serve over the dressed greens. This recipe was featured as part of our Greek Easter Celebration menu.
This is a lovely reinvention of the macaroni and cheese that my mom made when I was growing up. With leeks, too.
A fruit-based version on the Vodka Martini.
A saute pan with a nonstick surface won't work for this recipe; you need the cooked-on bits left in the pan to make a flavorful sauce. Dried sour cherries are available at specialty food stores.
We threw a few sliced fresh vegetables on the grill with this chicken, added thick corn tortillas, and enjoyed a tasty summer dinner. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes, plus 30 minutes of marinating time.
The tangy lime glaze cuts the sweetness of the bread. Substitute apple juice for the rum if you prefer.
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 5 min., Steep: 10 min.
These smoky-sweet wings get a complex heat from a combination dry-rub and sauce. The two-temperature baking method gives them a satisfying crunch without frying.
Make your family some homemade pancakes for breakfast today.
Sherry vinegar and paprika give this pork a traditional Spanish flair. Adding vinegar at the end brightens the flavors of the dish.
Good fish and chips are becoming harder to find these days, but there are still some good boys out there making the real deal. However, if you want to make your own at home, here's the recipe I use. Unless you've got a really big fryer I'd say it's not really worth trying to make fish and chips at home for more than 4 people ? otherwise it becomes a struggle. Other things to have on the table are some crunchy sweet pickled gherkins, some pickled onions (if your other half isn't around!) ? and pickled chillies are good too. Then you want to douse it all with some cheap malt vinegar and nothing other than Heinz tomato ketchup.