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Salmon with Indian Spices, poached in oil

Salmon with Indian Spices, poached in oil by John Spottiswood

I love salmon and am always looking for creative ways to make it. This is the first time I've tried it with Indian spices and poached in oil (adapted from a recipe in Fine Cooking). Honestly, I thought it was just fabulous. The spices and the cooking method combined made it one of the best salmon dishes I have had. It is amazingly…

16 votes
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Poached Pears

Poached Pears by BearNakedBaker

I put my pear on a piece of cake, coated with raspberry syrup. and then drizzled with chocolate syrup....

3 votes
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Gazpacho and Shrimp Shooters

Gazpacho and Shrimp Shooters by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a fresh, healthy appetizer that has a beautiful presentation. We took these over to a dinner party last night and they were a big hit! I'd plan on two per person. If you don't already have them, Target sells attractive little shooter glasses to serve them in for pennies. This is also a great Gazpacho recipe for serving…

5 votes
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Mezzelune al brasato (Half-moon Pasta filled with Braised Beef)

Mezzelune al brasato (Half-moon Pasta filled with Braised Beef) by Frank Fariello

Here's a wonderful way to 'recycle' leftover brasato (beef braised in red wine) or other pot roast—as a filling for stuffed pasta. In Piemonte, where this dish originates, the usual pasta to be stuffed with this brasato filling is actually agnolotti…

3 votes
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White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce by Frank Fariello

This dish brings me back to my Vienna days: white asparagus and potatoes with hollandaise sauce. The appearance of asparagus in the markets of Vienna--as elsewhere--is a harbinger of Spring. Austrians (and Germans) have a thing for white asparagus. They prefer it to the green kind that is more familiar in most other places. In fact,…

6 votes
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Filetti di pesce all'acqua pazza

Filetti di pesce all'acqua pazza by Frank Fariello

Acqua pazza, or 'crazy water' is the humorous term for an extremely easy, but tasty way to poach fish--or, more specifically, to the poaching liquid.

4 votes
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Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad by Bob Vincent

This recipe is adapted from one that appeared in The Whole Foods Market Cookbook published in 2002. It was sold in their Deli section of prepared foods. I don't know if they still offer it or not. I do minimal shopping at their stores and limit my purchases to specific items I can't get elsewhere at much cheaper prices. I made…

2 votes
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Gnocchi al gorgonzola (Potato gnocchi with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce)

Gnocchi al gorgonzola (Potato gnocchi with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce) by Frank Fariello

It's Thursday, and the Romans out there will know that Thursdays in Rome (and perhaps in the rest of Italy, I'm not entirely sure…) is gnocchi day: giovedi' gnocchi as the saying goes. Today's offering is gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. This incredibly…

4 votes
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Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce)

Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce) by Frank Fariello

Dessert is our house is normally a piece of fruit, perhaps with some cheese, and, in winter, some mixed nuts in their shells. This is why you will not find very many desserts featured on this blog. But there is at least one prepared dessert that makes its way on to our table in the colder months: pere al vino rosso, or pears poached…

3 votes
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Sandwiches with Cottage Cheese, Greens and Garlic

Sandwiches with Cottage Cheese, Greens and Garlic by Mary Shaldibina

These sandwiches are for garlic fans.

4 votes
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Ham & Eggs Benedict

Ham & Eggs Benedict by RecipeKing

Ham & Eggs Benedict is a delicious and healthier version of this popular French dish. A great option for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Made with reduced-fat mayonnaise and non-fat yogurt to make it a low calories, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic and Weight Watchers (3) PointsPlus recipe.

1 vote
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Kurdish Meatballs with Swiss Chard

Kurdish Meatballs with Swiss Chard by Miriam Kresh

Light meat patties stuffed with Swiss chard and simmered in stock with wine.

1 vote
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Salmon escabeche

Salmon escabeche by Guest of winter

Salmon poached in vinegar, wine, oil and spices, delicious served on toast, as a tapa, flaked in a salad or on its own.

1 vote
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How to Make Potato Gnocchi from Scratch

How to Make Potato Gnocchi from Scratch by Frank Fariello

It's not nearly as hard as you may think!

4 votes
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Maccheroni al limone. Sardinia Island.

Maccheroni al limone. Sardinia Island. by CHEFMAURIZIO

Sardinia, a beautiful island. I've always tried to understand his people and of course cuisine. It was not easy, but I think I have succeeded almost entirely. The people of Sardinia, is a bit closed, but very generous, as well as superb cuisine. Sardinian cuisine has influences from Spain and Genoa. The ingredients are simple, the sea…

3 votes
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