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Indian Potato, Kale and Ground Turkey Over Rice

Indian Potato, Kale and Ground Turkey Over Rice by John Spottiswood

This is an absolutely delicious and easy recipe that is hearty and flavorful but also healthy. It is excellent as a leftover lunch the next day, so make some extra along with some extra rice. You won't be disappointed!

3 votes
7998 views
Morrocan Grilled Salmon

Morrocan Grilled Salmon by John Spottiswood

This is a flavorful recipe that we adapted from one on Food Network. The addition of cayenne pepper along with extra garlic and cumin give this a more robust flavor than the original recipe. Serve with long grain rice or farro, pita bread, hummus or baba ganoush. Everyone we've served this to has loved it!

2 votes
4389 views
Pan Fried Miso Salmon bowl with Faro or Wheatberries

Pan Fried Miso Salmon bowl with Faro or Wheatberries by John Spottiswood

This dish is absolutely amazing and also makes a beautiful and fun party dish. We've served this three times since we discovered it - once at home and twice for parties. It's been a huge hit every time and multiple people have asked for the recipe, so I am happy to finally share it. Don't be scared to try wheat berries or faro if you…

3 votes
6482 views
Broiled Asian Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

Broiled Asian Salmon with Scallions and Sesame by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious and flavorful dish. I'm always looking for new and innovative ways to cook salmon. This is a spicy take on the traditional teriyaki salmon, and the plating is beautiful. Given that it is a minor variation of a Bon Appetit recipe, it is also remarkably easy.

3 votes
5111 views
Chiapas Pot Roasted Pork - Cochito Chiapaneco

Chiapas Pot Roasted Pork - Cochito Chiapaneco by John Spottiswood

I adapted this delicious, crispy-edged meat recipe from Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen. Nancy and I used to eat at his restaurant, the Frontera Grill, when we lived in Chicago. I served this over black beans and rice along with my spicy Ropa Vieja recipe and it was a huge hit. This would be a great alternative to carnitas for a…

1 vote
4940 views
Spicy Cuban Ropa Vieja

Spicy Cuban Ropa Vieja by John Spottiswood

I wanted to serve a slightly more flavorful version of Ropa Vieja, the classic cuban beef dish, over black beans and rice for a friends' pre-christmas dinner. I paired it with a pork stew and both were hugely popular. I used tri-tip and it shredded wonderfully. This can be made with a cheaper, tougher piece of meat, but when Tri-tip…

1 vote
4965 views
Mediterranean Lamb Stew with tomato, mushroom and eggplant (Kokkinisto)

Mediterranean Lamb Stew with tomato, mushroom and eggplant (Kokkinisto) by John Spottiswood

I used to order a delicious lamb stew at the New Kappadokia restaurant in Redwood City, California. Then I had a not quite but close to equally delicious stew at a Greek restaurant in Palo Alto that was called Kokkinisto. I pieced this recipe together…

1 vote
8669 views
Italian Steak Salad

Italian Steak Salad by John Spottiswood

We adapted this from a Giada De Laurentis recipe. It's simple, but incredibly delicious. Our kids powered through more than we imagined possible. No leftovers at all! The biggest change was serving the steak hot of the grill instead of chilled. That makes a huge positive difference I think...as the warm steak contrasts wonderfully…

5 votes
2317 views
Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad by John Spottiswood

This recipe is adapted from one by Susan Spungen. I thought it was phenomenal. If you can't find Farro, you coud substitute brown rice or pearl barley, but get Farro if you can. It's wonderful. You might consider serving this as a side for Thanksgiving. It would make a great addition.

3 votes
7320 views
Grilled Salmon with Brazilian Garlic Marinade

Grilled Salmon with Brazilian Garlic Marinade by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from one in Steven Raichlen's The BBQ Bible. It come originally from a famous seafood restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. I served it along with Tuscan grilled rib eye steaks for a UCLA-BYU game watching party. UCLA was a winner and so was this Salmon recipe! Enjoy!

3 votes
7878 views