Roasted whole cloves of garlic, processed in the food processor to make a paste. Keep this on hand to make garlic bread, flavor mashed potatoes, or use in anything that could use a bit of a flavor kick. Roasting the garlic mellows the sharp, bitter flavors, leaving it sweet and tasty.
This is a wonderful, rich dish which can be made mostly from pantry staples. It takes almost no time to make, yet tastes like you spent a lot of time on it. It's also versatile- I use this sauce (without the sour cream) for Salisbury Steak. If you want to take it upscale for company, try using sliced beef tenderloin. It's also a great way to use up leftover beef, just cut into thin strips, skip the steps regarding cooking the beef, and add it into the sauce a few minutes before serving so it has time to heat through.
From Food Network Magazine, November 09. I love mussels, and I love curry, so this has got to be a winner. I changed the recipe a bit to cut down on the heat, feel free to add more chile and curry paste if you like it spicier. This serves four as a main course, or 6 as a starter.
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.
This is a really beefy chili, and makes a great, hearty meal on a cool evening.It's not a terribly spicy version, but if you want to turn up the heat, add some cayenne along with the other spices. I often add more seasoning at the end of the simmering time to suit whomever I'm serving. I probably get more requests to make this than anything except my gumbo. This also freezes beautifully (if you have any left!). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
This side dish has all of the warm flavors that I love in Mexican food, without having to go to a restaraunt to get them. This isn't terribly spicy as written, but you may substitute a jalapeno for the bell pepper or add cayenne if you wish to bump up the heat.
In the Catalonia area of Spain, Fava beans are paired with slivered jamon (cured ham) and fresh mint. According to The New Spanish Table, this salad was invented by Catalan chef Josep Mercader and is now copied all over Catalonia. If fresh fava beans are hard to find, shelled edamame may be substituted. Posted for ZWT 5.
I'm not from Australia, nor have I ever been there. However, since my husband works for an international company, I have some contacts there. When I asked for a recipe that was truly Australian cuisine, this is what they sent. Posted for ZWT5
There are many, many recipes for Sangria to choose from, depending on what you like in your glass. My husband has been making this one for years, in fact we served it at our wedding reception! As for the name- well, if you don't watch how much of this you drink, you'll understand the name the next morning. Don't use high end wine or brandy for this, any subtle flavors will be lost. Cook time is resting time in the fridge.
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