Taken from The New Portuguese Table by David Leite . I love working out of this book! The recipes are laid out beautifully, and work very well. http://leitesculinaria.com
Massa de pimentao forte is a pepper paste made with paprika, garlic and bay leaf (among other things). This version is mildly spicy, but you could as much piri-piri as you'd like to make it spicier. This is a staple that makes dinner easy- just rub a bit of the paste on a chicken, a steak, a pork chop, or a fatty flavorful piece of fish before roasting. It's also great tossed with potatoes and roasted!
From 'Swedish Food", the little red cookbook that my mother always cooked the traditional dishes out of. I must confess that it's never been one of my favorites, but my parents adore it and always serve it with recipe #367918, which is one of my favorites. My mother says the proper name, in Swedish, for this dish is Janssons Frestelse. Posted for ZWT6.
This is an easy starter that combines two of my favorite ingredients- artichoke hearts, and clams! If you can't find Spanish preserved artichoke hearts, substitute canned quartered artichoke hearts. Posted for ZWT5
From the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. This is a much lower calorie and fat version of a beloved classic, made in a slow-cooker! As written, it's very mild; so if you like it hot, you will need to add cayenne or chile flakes to taste. Cooking time assumes you will cook on low; if you cook on high time will be 5 hours.
Adapted from Cooking Light, Jan/Feb 2012. Their recipe was very good, but I felt that it needed a few things, so this is my take on it. Still fairly light, but more flavorful. Their recipe says 4 servings of 1 cup each, but I got far more than that so I'm calling it 6 servings.
This is from Tyler's Ultimate. I love pate, but I'm the only one in the house who will eat it, so up until now, I've never made it myself. This recipe looked so approachable for a normal home cook, that I decided I could do it. I hope you will too! Prep time is hands-on time, Cooking time is chilling in the fridge.
So you went out for Chinese food last night, and came home with a big box of leftover fried rice. You want to use it, but just don't want to have the same meal yet again. These little cakes are great to pack in your lunchbox, or just enjoy straight out of the pan with a dipping sauce.
This is an adaptation of lazyme's recipe #249018, adapted to be made in the slow cooker for the French Love Affair Challenge in ZWT8. This was tested in a "new" slow cooker, which cooks at a higher temp than the older versions. If you use an older slow cooker, you may need up to 2 more hours of cooking on low to get the same result.
This is not actually a sauce, but an African stew originating in the country of Benin. It is thought that stews like this were the forerunners of the the Gumbo that is served today. Serve this stew over white rice for a complete meal.
This is from a local cooking class that I took. The fruity, slightly tart sauce really complements the rich flavor of the duck breast. Use the rendered duck fat to fry some tiny new potatoes for a decadent dish worthy of a dinner party.
From "Great British Cooking' by Jane Garmey. Fishcakes are a wonderful treat, if made correctly. These are a combination of fish, mashed potato, and a few other things to make them interesting (think using the leftovers after making fish for dinner). Try them with a poached egg on top for breakfast, or with a sauce for a snack or appetizer. Time does not include chilling.
This is adapted from Cooking at Home with the CIA, a book I often turn to when I want to make something that is both tasty, and sure to impress. This recipe is both- savory sauteed wild mushrooms combined with tangy goats cheese and fresh herbs; all wrapped in layers of phyllo dough and baked to crispy golden perfection. You may use whatever mushrooms you love in this recipe, it will even be good with plain button mushrooms. You can also fiddle with the herbs- I chose tarragon because I love the assertive anise flavor, but other fresh herbs will also produce a wonderful result. My adaptations from the original include reducing the butter by 6 tablespoons, specifying chanterelle mushrooms, and replacing chervil with tarragon.