From Skinny Taste this is a delicious way to use summer's bounty of tomatoes. The recipe calls for the tomatoes to be peeled but since I had lots of smaller tomatoes, I left the skin on and pulsed them in the food processor before adding them to the cooked onion mixture.
The peanut butter in this soup is not overwhelming, but gives this soup a depth and amazing richness. This soup is so hearty, satisfying and chock full of good-for-you ingredients. It includes chicken and a variety of chopped veggies, lots of fresh spinach, whole wheat couscous and a nice spice to it.
This creamy frozen custard recipe will give you a taste of summer all year long. Using simple, high-quality ingredients, this recipe transforms an ordinary frozen dessert into a dish that will leave your guests begging for more.
I found this cocktail recipe searching for a drink to serve with an Asian meal. It uses just a dash of fish sauce, and also pomelo juice, which is used often in Vietnamese cooking. Pomelos are like large grapefruits, but slightly sweeter.
This salmon recipe is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Fillets or steaks of marinated salmon are pan-fried, searing in the flavors and omega-3 goodness of the fish. The salmon is then served with a tangy Thai lemongrass-honey sauce that marries perfectly with salmon's natural flavors.
Grilled salmon steaks rubbed with a spicy blend of smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, brown sugar, cumin and cocoa powder served with a quick side dish of black beans, grilled corn, cilantro and splash of lime juice.
Another winner from the Skinnytaste website. Here's a tasty and healthier twist on a Cajun classic, the addition of shrimp turns this into a fabulous main dish. I'd like to think of this as a Cajun shrimp fried rice.
Dirty rice is a classic Cajun dish made "dirty" by cooking the rice with minced livers or gizzards. I created a healthier version using brown rice and lean ground beef in place of the chicken livers that normally make dirty rice "dirty".
But don't worry, this healthier version does not skimp on flavor! It has plenty of spices and a bit of kick, you can adjust the heat to your taste but don't be shy with the cayenne if you can handle it!
The stewed tomatoes and jalapeno pepper give this slow cooker recipe its Creole zing, along with seasoning and other veggies. This is an easy and tasty Creole chicken recipe. Just put all ingredients into the slow cooker and let it simmer all day. It's perfect over egg noodles or rice. To change up any leftovers, add chicken stock and veggies to the leftovers to make a tasty soup.
The recipe for Creole Seasoning is included...this is great in many dishes and keeps once prepared in your spice cabinet.
Stuffed dates are a Moroccan sweet traditionally served during Ramadan and special occasions.
Orange flower water and cinnamon are used to flavor the almond paste filling. If you prefer, you can replace the orange flower water with lemon zest. Garnish the stuffed dates as desired with granulated sugar, walnut pieces or even a little shredded coconut.
Select firm, chewy dates.
Added for ZWT #9. Salt codfish, a common Norwegian export, is a popular ingredient throughout Europe. Called baccalà in Italy, bacalao in Spain, and bakaliaros in Greece, it forms the base for numerous succulent baked, roasted, steamed, and fried dishes. Serve them with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or garlic mayonnaise. Note that salt cod must be soaked at least overnight before cooking.
From About.com, this is a classic Swedish recipe. First introduced in 1958, Toast Skagen is now served at many restaurants across the country. It's a recipe that lends itself to experimentation - try adding minced onion or grated horseradish to taste (some recipes even add a dash of chili sauce), or substitute baked potatoes or avocados for the fried toast points.
The most highly regarded mushroom in Sweden is the chanterelle, which is considered a delicacy. In this recipe golden chanterelle mushrooms and ground pork combine to create this deliciously rich pate. From Allrecipies.