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Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry

Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry by John Spottiswood

This is more of an Indian than Thai curry, and has a condensed, pungent sauce. It is unusual and really wonderful. Curries are hit or miss with our kids, but they all loved this one (except for the peas...which meant more for me!) We served this with a brown/white rice mix and steamed brocco-flower. The sauce on this is so pungent…

16 votes
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St. Patrick's Day Beef Stew with Guinness

St. Patrick's Day Beef Stew with Guinness by John Spottiswood

This is a great Beef Stew adapted from a recipe by Margaret Johnson. We doubled the recipe, used about half the butter, and added plenty of salt and black pepper. We also cooked it about 5 hours ahead of time and let it sit in the pot for another 3 hours after it was done cooking. It was awesome.

14 votes
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Quick Meat Curry

Quick Meat Curry by John Spottiswood

I've been looking for recipes from Indian-American moms who love the rich flavors of Indian food but who need to get meals on the table quickly. So I'm really enjoying the book Saffron to Sassafras written by the Indian Women's Association of Louisiana.in Baton Rouge. There is nothing original about this simple recipe except the…

9 votes
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Butter Chicken - Chicken Makhani

Butter Chicken - Chicken Makhani by John Spottiswood

My kids love Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) and Chicken Tikka Masala whenever we go to an Indian buffet. So we tried replicating it at home. It's not a difficult dish to make once you have all the ingredients, and the results are delicious! It also gains flavor in your refrigerator over the next few days, so it's great for…

8 votes
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Grandma's Moist Bread Turkey Stuffing

Grandma's Moist Bread Turkey Stuffing by fran pearce

Grandma's good old fashioned moist bread turkey stuffing to suit a 12 to 14lb bird

2 votes
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Chicken and Eggplant Stew

Chicken and Eggplant Stew by Nancy Miyasaki

This recipe was given to me by my good friend Brian Bedrosian. He raved about it, so we made it last night. It was very tasty. Our kids all ate second helpings and we ended up with nothing left! I altered his ingredients just slightly, and show that in parenthesis below. We served this over a simple bulgur pilaf made with half…

2 votes
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Chicken Chilindron

Chicken Chilindron by Pam Lynn

I was reading a biography of Fransisco de Goya Spain's most important Artist of the late 18th and Early 19th Century - in which the artist describes how his mother used to cook his favorite dish: Chicken Chilindron or Pollo al Chilindron (the Chilindron being the heavy pan used to cook it). This is an updated version of the authentic…

2 votes
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Gravy

Gravy by Cullen Allen

So Simple, what a winner

2 votes
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SHANGHAINESE LION’S HEAD

SHANGHAINESE LION’S HEAD by Linda Tay Esposito

They call it Lion's Head because the meatballs are ye big with manes of soft, tender napa cabbage...looking like a lion. Seriously, in Shanghai, the meatballs are the size of a tennis ball - let's call that a quarter pounder meatball. Slowly braise or steam to get a tender, melt-in-your-mouth meatballs. If you have a small…

4 votes
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Braised Lamb with Beans

Braised Lamb with Beans by Joyce Leung

This is a delicious French country dish. Hearty and heart warming! It is also beautiful to behold and delicious to smell!

4 votes
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Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs by John Spottiswood

We have a couple of recipes for short ribs, and this is probably the most traditional. It has a rich beef flavor and the meat falls off the bones. If the choice is available, we normally use English style short ribs instead of Korean short ribs (also called flanken-style) because the English shortribs are usually cheaper and it…

4 votes
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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
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Korean potato side dish

Korean potato side dish by John Spottiswood

I always love these sweet and salty braised potatoes when they are served along with kimchi and various other side dishes at korean restaurants. I've always wanted to make them, and grilling Galbi gave me the perfect opportunity. I started with a recipe from maangchi.com and substituted a mix of sugar and mirin for the corn syrup…

3 votes
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Braised Short Ribs with Vegetables

Braised Short Ribs with Vegetables by Nancy Miyasaki

I absolutely love the mouthwatering taste of short ribs. This preparation, which has a richly flavored gravy chock full of vegetables, is absolutely fantastic. It's also beautiful to serve (don't be discouraged by the picture)! A perfect dish for a dinner party. You're guests will rave about it.

2 votes
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Basque Chicken

Basque Chicken by John Spottiswood

I had one of the best meals of my life, while on a wine-tasting trip with my father in Paso Robles, California, at a small restaurant called the 10th St. Basque Cafe. They only offer one seating meal to everyone in the restaurant. But it's a many course affair with some absolutely amazing food. Upon recommendation from another…

9 votes
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