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Almond-Crusted Tilapia is a simple seafood supper with just six ingredients. If you don't have a skillet large enough to hold all the fillets comfortably, we recommend cooking them in batches. You can substitute catfish, flounder, or orange roughy for tilapia.
Using mashed avocado makes this California-style sushi easy to roll. Use precooked shrimp for an easy shortcut. Serve sushi with the typical accompaniments of wasabi, low-sodium soy sauce, and pickled ginger.
"Ensalada Tropical" originates from the south of Spain, in the provinces of Granada and Malaga. The Costa Tropical in Granada is a coastal valley and micro climate, where wonderful tropical fruits and vegetables grow year-round. The mixture of fruit, cheese and fish is very unusual, but creates a delicious and tantalizing taste for a side dish. When making this dish for dessert, leave out the salmon and anchovies.
Shredded chile-lime chicken, carmelized onions, and goat cheese fill these delicious bite size empanadas. These empanadas can be baked in the oven, but they are especially tasty when fried. Serve them with ranchero ranch dressing or tangy mango sauce for dipping.
Deliver with a tossed green salad and French bread.
Too cute to eat? Almost! This five-ingredient cookie dough can be made up to three days ahead.
Dubbed the “King of Cocktails,” legendary mixologist Dale DeGroff came up with the tasty (albeit weird-sounding) Copa Verde as a perfect way to start a meal. What to buy: Agave nectar, also known as agave syrup, is available at health food stores and online at Wild Organics. If you can’t find it, just substitute Rich Simple Syrup.
Making the most of convenience products, this corn casserole comes together quickly as an ideal side dish for chili, spicy pork, or chicken.
, it's sweet and richy scented and doesn't require turning on an oven, which might be a plus if you're lucky enough to live in a place where it's already warm.
and a great many variations. Today, we're highlighting a very specific vegetarian chili preparation - one that ended years of searching for that perfect meatless recipe.
The classic recipe for German chocolate cake features sweet baking chocolate, coconut, and pecans. I add coconut milk and chocolate chunks to boost the coconut-chocolate flavor. To offer a visual cue of the flavor, I use coconut frosting and garnish it with large coconut curls, chocolate shavings, and pecan brittle. Recipe from A World of Cake by Krystina Castella/Storey Publishing, 2011.
With its refreshing flavors, this sandwich -- a take on the Vietnamese banh mi -- is perfect the day after Thanksgiving. It combines turkey with spicy mayonnaise, fresh, crisp vegetables, and fragrant cilantro. Precise measurements aren't necessary; fill as you like.
This simple salad of fresh tomatoes and sweet corn will breathe new life into your summer picnic or backyard barbecue. Pair it with grilled burgers or steaks for a simple weeknight meal. Game plan: The salad can be made up to 8 hours ahead, though you may want to mix the basil in at the last minute so it doesn’t wilt or discolor. To remove corn kernels from the cob, hold the ear upright, placing the flat end on a cutting board; with a sharp knife, cut along the length of the cob, turning the cob as you go. This recipe was featured as part of our Picnic for the Fourth of July menu, as well as our Tomatoes! photo gallery.
Contrasting tastes (sweet, salty, tangy) and textures (soft, juicy, crunchy) create an intriguing and beautiful first course.
Serve these with a side of rice and your favorite salad for a complete meal.
Fun and portable, this easy dessert stuffs sweet cream cheese icing between two flat cylinders of spiced carrot cake. They're perfect for lunch boxes, picnics, or church bake sales. Not really into whoopee-style pies? The recipe easily adapts to make a small batch of cupcakes (about 7): Pour batter into lined, 1/2-cup muffin tins and bake at 350° for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in tins 5 minutes, then turn onto a rack. Frost the cupcakes once they're completely cooled.
Baking an easy chocolate dessert like this chocolate cake can be almost as thrilling for a birthday girl or boy as blowing out the candles that go on top. Tools and Materials Two 8-by-2 inch round cake pans Parchment paper Flour sifter Electric mixer and bowl Rubber spatula Long serrated knife
These are great for breakfast or at any time of day.
Make extra batches of this maple-and-honey-sweetened nutty granola so you'll have some on hand for quick breakfasts and snacks.
To trim edible-pod peas, such as sugar snap and snow, cut or snap off ends and pull up sharply to remove any string on the pea. Discard ends and strings. To blanch fresh peas, bring water to a boil in a large pan, then add peas. Cook just until they start to turn a brighter green, 15 to 30 seconds, then drain immediately. Rinse well under cold running water until cool, then drain again.
These peppery-sweet potatoes are delicious with roasted meats. Cooking them at a high heat makes their interior tender just as the sugar-and-spice coating begins to caramelize and brown the outside.
These Asian-influenced scallops cook in less than 6 minutes. Serve with white rice and a side of edamame for a healthy, well-balanced meal.
Bark coating firms up this crunchy candy, and white chocolate boosts the flavor. Prep: 34 minutes, Cook: 2 hours Slow-Cooker Size: 4-quart
Sorrel is a tender sour green with a clean, refreshing taste. If sorrel is unavailable, spinach makes a good substitute.
Prepare a double batch of these chewy, blondie-like treats so you can enjoy them with lunch on Saturday and take some on the road for the drive home on Sunday. Bake up to two days ahead, and store in an airtight container.
Easy-to-make jam...make some to give and some for your family to enjoy. Top jars of Holiday Jam with batting and fabric and decorate with buttons...great for sharing with friends & neighbors!
When you're looking for a drink that tips the scales towards taste and sophistication, but without any alcohol, then this drink is for you! It's fruity, warm and has a hint of ginger that ties everything together. It's quick to make, tasty to drink and will have you all paying your respects to the Maple Leaf State.
Using Italian and Cheddar cheeses updates this family favorite that is sure to please kids as well as impress adults. Prep: 6 minutes, Cook: 4 hours Slow-Cooker Size: 3-quart
Savory and rich with just a bit of a peppery bite, cheese straws are great party snacks. They're especially easy to make and travel well. Prep: 30 min., Bake: 12 min per batch. If you don't have a heavy-duty stand mixer, you can use a handheld mixer. Just divide the ingredients in half, and work with two batches.
Jason Travi recommends using a peppery olive oil to sauté the blanched Broccolini with the garlic and crushed red pepper. The recipe is delicious with a variety of other vegetables as well, such as cauliflower, snap peas or green beans.
These make a perfect party project for kids. (Help younger children insert the lollipop sticks.) Arrange lollipops in a container filled with florist foam for an impressive centerpiece, or wrap individually in cellophane and give as party favors.
Prep: 10 min., Chill: 30 min. This recipe goes with Mini Crab Cakes With Garlic-Chive Sauce
Potatoes readily soak up the flavors of the garlicky, herb-spiked tomato sauce that coats them. Because of the waxy texture of red-skinned potatoes, the slices remain perfectly intact. Try to slice the potatoes so that they're a consistent thickness; doing so will ensure they cook evenly.
Big Texas-sized muffins are a perfect match for a bowl of chili or a dish of hearty pinto beans.
Time: 20 minutes. What a crowd-pleaser: This combination of warm, tangy cheese, aromatic honey, and salty nuts is ridiculously delicious and addictive. Even better, the dish takes just a few minutes to make. Wine Pairing: Foxen Chenin Blanc 2007 (Santa Maria Valley).
Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. Edamame makes a tasty substitute for lima beans in this recipe. For an attractive presentation, serve the salad on a bed of baby greens or spinach.
Searing and baking the salmon without turning it results in a crisp top and a soft horseradish coating on the underside.
In Step 4, the macaroni mixture is cooked over medium-low heat so the cheese won't become stringy and the sauce, grainy.
The best gingerbread I?ve ever eaten in my life is from a shop in Grasmere, in the Lake District, that I visited some years ago. They use a secret recipe which is about 150 years old and, of course, they wouldn?t let me in on it, so I decided to have a go at my own... and it?s not half bad ? in fact, this will be some of the best gingerbread you?ll ever eat! So, here we go. Don?t forget, you can eat this simply as a biscuit, but it also works well sprinkled over ice cream or dipped into warm compote and cream for afternoon tea. And it?s especially nice when used as a cheesecake base.
This refreshing drink is an adaptation of the signature Mango Mojito cocktail at the Conch Republic Seafood Company in Key West. Store leftover Simple Syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks; use it to sweeten iced tea or iced coffee.
A light hand with the dough will help to ensure tender biscuits. This method of folding the dough creates irresistible flaky layers. To maximize the number of biscuits you get from the recipe, gather the dough scraps after cutting and gently pat or re-roll to a 3/4-inch thickness.
Use a thermometer to be sure the liquid reaches the correct temperature before adding it to the yeast.
This ice cream refuses to be classified—it tastes at once like rich gelato and icy sorbet. Milk chocolate flavors eggy custard for a doubly rich ice cream that then gets spiked with canela and coffee-flavored tequila liqueur. What to buy: Canela can be found in gourmet groceries, at Latin markets, or online. If you have trouble finding it, you can substitute regular cinnamon. Patrón XO Café é is a coffee-flavored tequila liqueur from the makers of Patrón tequila. If you can’t find it, go ahead and substitute another coffee-flavored liqueur such as Kahlúa. Game plan: The ice cream base (unfrozen ice cream) can be made up to 2 days in advance, though it needs 3 to 4 hours to harden in the freezer after it’s been processed (unless, of course, you want soft-serve). Ice cream will keep in the freezer for 1 week. This recipe was featured as part of our Chocolate Desserts photo gallery.