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We've done a great deal of baking lately for parties, get togethers and functions of all sorts. Although it can seem daunting to always be in the kitchen, it makes things easy when you have a go to recipe you can trust. We've been using this lemon icing on everything from scones to cupcakes and cookies!
All fillets are not equal in thickness, so cooking times will vary. Plan on about 10 minutes total cooking time for 1-inch-thick pieces and 15 minutes for 1 1/2 inches thick, and so on. Place the largest piece on the heat first.
Roasting the fruit for the compote creates deep, rich flavor that complements the succulent duck. We call for frozen duck here because it's more widely available. If you can find fresh duck, the dish will taste even better. Prick the skin with a fork to help release fat during cooking. Serve with a simple tossed salad. -Recipe by Dana Landry
Thinking of roasting a chicken? Think big. Large roasters have a greater proportion of meat to bone, and leftovers are a time-saver. Look for herbes de Provence, a combination of dried herbs (basil, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, savory, and thyme), in the spice section of supermarkets. Rubbing the flavorful paste under the skin means even though the skin is discarded, the meat keeps the flavor.
Polish blueberry soup - zupa borowkowy - is a refreshing summer soup that can be eaten cold, warm or at room temperature. Although today it has become a "gourmet" offering, it has its roots with Polish farmers who ate it cold as a thirst-quenching lunch when coming in from the fields. View this larger image. Makes 4 to 6 servings of Polish Bluberry Soup
Time: About 10 minutes. Our version of cheesy popcorn puts the other orange-powdered-cheese type to shame. We prefer the flavor of smoked gouda (and like how it melts over the still-hot popcorn), but any semifirm cheese will work too.
This smooth peanut sauce, a take on a traditional salsa from Chiapas, is delicious spooned on roast chicken or shrimp. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140, along with Roberto Santibañez's story Burning Bright.
Just a little bacon gives a lot of flavor to this classic barbecue side, especially when you add it to sweet caramelized onions and a bottle of slightly fruity and malty ale.
Category winner: Desserts. "I love chocolate and cherry flavors together, and I found great dried cherries from Maine for this recipe. I also used bittersweet instead of milk chocolate: Not only does it have less sugar, but it has a deeper flavor, too." —Marcie Dixon, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Try to get hold of Tipo ?00? flour ? this is a very finely sieved flour, which is normally used for making egg pasta or cakes. In Italy it?s called farina di grano tenero, which means ?tender? or ?soft? flour.
Stewart Woodman often serves savory waffles and pancakes with his dinners in place of rice or potatoes. Here, he pairs big, beautifully seared scallops with delectable corn pancakes. "Perhaps the reason is my dyslexia," he jokes. "My wife, Heidi, thinks I see the world backwards—savory as sweet and vice versa."
Present this cake whole or sliced with compote spooned evenly over the top. When cutting cheesecake, always use a sharp, thin-bladed knife dipped in hot water. Using a clean blade makes for the neatest slices.
According to urban legend, the Shirley Temple was created by a bartender at Chasen’s, a Beverly Hills restaurant popular with the entertainment set in the 1930s. Rumor has it that a pint-sized regular liked to belly up with this grenadine-spiked soda. Chasen’s was shuttered in 1995, but here’s a refreshing homemade version of Shirley’s namesake drink for all you teetotalers and youngsters out there. Game plan: You can use store-bought ingredients here, but you’ll get much tastier results with homemade maraschino cherries and grenadine. This recipe was featured as part of our Nonalcoholic Cocktails photo gallery.
Marinate lamb 1 day ahead, and cook a few hours before your guests arrive. Slice and top with Mint Gremolata for an easy make-ahead entrée. Boneless leg of lamb can be butterflied by your local butcher; call ahead so you won't have to wait. Watch for flare-ups when grilling over direct heat.
This Southwestern tuna has a spicy crust made with coriander, cumin, and black pepper. Serve with warm flour tortillas, and garnish with sliced avocado..
Pair watermelon and mango with lean flank steak for a high-protein main dish that's packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Like watermelon, mangoes are full of powerful antioxidants that can help fight heart disease and some forms of cancer.
A Spanish and South American specialty, empanadas can contain countless fillings, both savory and sweet. Today, Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Guillermo Pernot shares a favorite empanada recipe: a chicken-and-corn hors d'oeuvre version, made with onion, Monterey Jack cheese, and red and green bell peppers. When making the empanada dough, you can substitute pure vegetable shortening for lard, if desired.
Frisée means curly in French, and its tightly wound bitter leaves are crunchy, springy, and delicately bitter. They're also a delicious winter salad base with an unusual winter fruit...
Here's our busy cook's take on a favorite appetizer, baked instead of fried, and with purchased dough instead of homemade. The garam masala gives these a mellow earthiness.
Showcase the season's first berries in this rich, not-too-sweet dessert. Be sure to use Greek yogurt, which has been strained and is thus very thick and creamy.
The great thing about this dish is that you can assemble your ingredients while the chicken simmers, so it cuts down on prep time. It only takes 30 minutes cooking time from start to finish.
Ripe figs are the secret to this simple yet refined salad. It's best made just before serving.
Chewy, toothsome wheat berries are mixed with exotic flavors for a sweet, spicy, crunchy side dish that will give potato salad a run for its money at your next picnic. What to buy: Wheat berries can be found at your local health food store, gourmet grocery store, or online. They are the whole kernels of the wheat plant; when crushed, they become cracked wheat, and when ground, they become flour. Soft wheat berries may be labeled as pastry wheat berries—they both cook in less time than traditional wheat berries. Whole, a.k.a. hard, wheat berries are an acceptable substitute; just adjust the cooking time, as it will take a bit longer. Or soak the hard wheat berries for a few hours or overnight to lessen the cooking time. This recipe was featured as part of our Whole Grain Recipes photo gallery.
Add sliced whole wheat French bread and mixed salad greens to complete the menu.
Tired of pizza to go? Have go-to pizza instead by freezing balls of dough or, even more convenient, shells. With one batch of dough, you have enough to make two large pizza shells or eight individual ones (see the recipe for individual pizzas ).
To serve, ladle the hot soup into bowls, and then let everyone pick and choose from among the suggested mix-ins and toppings: toasted corn tortilla strips, lime wedges, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, diced green peppers, sliced scallions, diced avocado, and cilantro sprigs. You can also use leftover or store-bought roasted chicken in this soup; use two quarts homemade or reduced-sodium canned chicken broth instead of the cooking liquid.
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.
Provoleta is a simple dish, yet it makes a wonderful appetizer to start off a meal from the grill. The cheese develops a nice smoky flavor, and is delicious spread on grilled toast. Provolone cheese tends to keep its shape when it melts, which makes it easier handle on the grill, but certain types of queso fresco that are used for frying ( queso para freir ) would work well too. Ask for thick (1/2-1 inch thick) slices of provolone from the deli counter.
You'll need 2 (9-inch) round cakepans that are at least 2 inches deep for this cake. If your pans are only 1 1/2 inches deep, use 3 pans, and reduce baking time to 25 to 30 minutes.
Macaroons ("Makronen") are a traditional German Christmas cookie, dating back to the 18th century. Macaroons most likely came to Germany via Italy. The word may come from the Italian "maccare", meaning to bruise or crush, referring to the almonds often used in macaroons. The recipe here is a more familiar, coconut macaroon. Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.
These wreaths are not often found outside of German bakeries but are simple to make with eye-catching results. You may used frozen, thawed bread dough if you wish, or follow one of the delicious roll recipes listed below. Makes one bread wreath
Though the Romans claim to have invented this astonishingly simple and mouth watering dish, some say spaghetti alla carbonara was developed by Umbrian charcoal burners. Others say it was invented as a way to use bacon and eggs bought on the black market from American service personnel during the Second World War. In any case, spaghetti alla carbonara is one of the few dishes in which bacon can be substituted for the pancetta or guanciale.
A yummy way to kick up the flavor in your corn. You'll never serve plain corn again.
for super-basic, super-quick ice cream — it's still creamy and soft, but it requires a bit of mixing, nothing more. It tastes intensely like coconut — sweet and tropical. And it's so easy!
Quinoa with parsley and cucumber forms a fresh take on tabbouleh.
These skillet-grilled burritos come together in a flash thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken. Keep this meal light by serving with a fresh green salad.