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 Just Hungry, but modified to cut the spiciness a bit. I just started getting to know winter squashes, and kabocha has become my favorite. It's fairly small, nicely sweet, and the skin is so thin that you don't need to peel it. This is a really easy way of preparing it.
This sauce is commonly served in Swedish households with boiled beef and potatoes, but would also be wonderful with roast beef or steak. NOTE: do not cook the sauce any farther once you add the horseradish- it will become bitter!
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.
Adapted from Cooking Light, August 2012 Although this has a broth component, it's not really a soup- more of a noodle bowl. If you would like it to be a soup, just increase the broth ingredients. The serrano chile gives it a touch of heat, but it's fairly mild. Prep time includes rehydrating the shitake mushrooms.
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.
From Great British Cooking by Jane Garmey. This is a perfect dish for a cold, rainy night with a hot loaf of bread. You can make this ahead, since it does take some time; and it will be even better the next day. Just wait to add the sherry until you are reheating for service. I've loved Oxtail Soup since I was a child, and this version is a little more dressed up than the version my mom made...
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.
Taken from The New Portuguese Table by David Leite http://leitesculinaria.com This is an easy and flavorful roast chicken, the potatoes cook in the same pan which makes cleanup easy! The red pepper paste called for in the original is recipe #483363 but if you want to use another pepper paste please do so. The timing will be different depending on your oven and how large your bird is.
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!
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.
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.
This is adapted from the Just Bento Cookbook, by Makiko Itoh. Her recipe uses enoki and shitake mushrooms, and twice the sugar that I've called for here. I love this over brown rice in a bento box, but it's equally good straight from the pan over a bowl of whatever rice you love. While I've listed this as one serving, I have a fairly modest appetite and will serve this as two servings.
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.
From JustBento.com This is another of my lunchtime favorites! I usually use 1 small thigh, and put it in the marinade the night before. In the morning, I quickly cook, cool, and pack in my lunch with some vegetables for a complete lunch. Note- The smaller you cut the chiken, the faster it will cook through.
From Just Bento.com This is a very simple beef recipe that I like to include in a bento box along with some rice and vegetables for an easy take to work lunch. I put the meat in the marinade the night before, then quickly stir fry it in the morning before packing into my lunchbox.
From Makiko Ito, via the Japan Times. I'm made this soup and really enjoyed it. There's just something comforting about a hot bowl of noodle soup! The original recipe calls for negi and yuzu, which I can't get, so I've replaced them with green onion and lemon.