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Simple Pan-fried Fish with Indian Spices

Simple Pan-fried Fish with Indian Spices by John Spottiswood

This is a simple dish I throw together with fresh white fish fillets (typically Swai, Tilapia, Catfish, or Orange Roughy). It's easy to make and our whole family loves it. I know it seems crazy to give this four and a half stars, but it's a really great combination of flavors. Try this with rice and a vegetable side dish or salad,…

20 votes
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Red beans and rice

Red beans and rice by John Spottiswood

I've adapted this recipe from a number that I have used in the past. You can deviate from this and it is still delicious! Normally, I serve this with a jerk marinated chicken or pork, but it also goes well with grilled fish, steak and many other treats. If you serve it with something that isn't spicy, try adding some of the spices…

47 votes
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Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham

Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham by John Spottiswood

This is one of our family staples. It is healthy and delicious! Two of our kids say it is their favorite dish. We've adapted it from Marcella Hazan. It's easy to throw together and great the next day too.

10 votes
38527 views
Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans by John Spottiswood

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green vegetable side. But these green beans were truly that good. We used packaged, thin french cut green beans from Trader Joes. They are tender and tasty on their own, but I've never had them taste…

8 votes
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Simple pan fried trout

Simple pan fried trout by John Spottiswood

We use this recipe for both pan fried trout and Kokanee salmon. We recently caught some Kokanee up at Lake Tahoe and made this dish. It is super simple and really delicious!

2 votes
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Beer Sauteed/Steamed Cleaned and Split Blue Crabs

Beer Sauteed/Steamed Cleaned and Split Blue Crabs by Dinner Recipe Ideas

This extremely delicious blue claw crab recipe features cleaned and split crabs sauteed in olive oil and garlic and then steamed in beer.

2 votes
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Spicy Shrimp Moroccan Style

Spicy Shrimp Moroccan Style by John Spottiswood

These prawns are absolutely fantastic. Every time I make them I marvel at the density and depth of the flavors. I typically leave the Cayenne pepper out of about half of them if I'm cooking for the whole family. I often serve these in combination with a Moroccan chicken, fish, or lamb dish, but they work fine on their own too.

18 votes
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Mojo-Cuban Citrus Garlic Sauce

Mojo-Cuban Citrus Garlic Sauce by Bob Vincent

This is an adaped from a recipe by Steven Raichlen. Mojo is a traditional sauce for Cuban pit-roasted pork and palomilla (a thin steak cut from the round and grilled). It is made with lots of garlic and a sour orange tropical fruit called naranjo agria, or sour orange. In my area sour orange is not available so I used orange and…

4 votes
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Quick & Easy Beef Stroganoff

Quick & Easy Beef Stroganoff by Salad Foodie

Start with canned beef round roast (or leftover roast beef) and pre-sliced mushrooms or canned, and the prep time for this classic entree is cut in half.

3 votes
10848 views
Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other vegetables. It tastes GREAT with Brussel Sprouts. Broccoli is good too.

25 votes
63448 views
Red sauce for chinese chicken balls

Red sauce for chinese chicken balls by Micheline

This is the recipe for the sweet red sauce served with chinese chicken balls in Chinese restaurants.

2 votes
10483 views
Pioneer Woman's Chicken Street Tacos

Pioneer Woman's Chicken Street Tacos by Shandra

These chicken street tacos are super simple to make, full of amazing fresh flavor and will soon be your families favorite meal!

1 vote
4481 views
Dominican style spaghettis ("A la criolla")

Dominican style spaghettis ("A la criolla") by Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Spaguettis "a la criolla" is a very common and traditional way to have spaguettis in Dominican Republic. A "must" in street food vendors...

1 vote
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Moules a la Provencale

Moules a la Provencale by Ali El Safy

One of our favorite appetizers. Also makes a great meal with fries. I recommend that home chefs get their butcher to clean the mussels before you take them home. Most stores will do this for you.

7 votes
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Mexican Loco Moco

Mexican Loco Moco by John Spottiswood

I made this for breakfast because I had a bunch of left over mexican rice and a mix of whole and refried beans. Our kids love Loco Moco, a Hawaiian breakfast dish of ground beef patties and eggs over white rice with brown gravy on top. If you haven't had that before, it is great comfort food. This mexican version is equally good…

3 votes
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