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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,…

19 votes
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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…

7 votes
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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.

24 votes
52371 views
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…

46 votes
63622 views
Mediterranean Filet of Sole

Mediterranean Filet of Sole by John Spottiswood

Dover Sole was on sale at the local supermarket, and I felt inspired to try an recreate some of the simple, delicious flat fish dishes while traveling through the Greek Islands. Everyone raved about the outcome. This will take you to Mikonos...whether you've been there before or not!

3 votes
26762 views
Sauted Cilantro Halibut

Sauted Cilantro Halibut by Mihir Shah

This halibut dish really shines if you saute the fish over high heat; crispy outside and juicy in.

7 votes
11703 views
Basmati Rice with Herbs

Basmati Rice with Herbs by Nancy Miyasaki

This is an excellent, flavorful side dish that goes really well with fish, shrimp, or chicken. It's like a mild version of a Briyani...easy to make and full of healthy ingredients. I thought the Parmesan cheese was weird addition, but the flavor blends nicely and it isn't over powering. Enjoy!

11 votes
11807 views
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
27520 views
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
28490 views
Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy by Veronica Gantley

This gravy is practically a must in most southern kitchens. It is called by many names, sausage gravy, sawmill gravy, white gravy. It is similar to the one served at the Cracker Barrel restaurant and made in so many southern kitchens. At first, I thought, this is too simple a recipe to post. Everyone knows how to make gravy,…

5 votes
10914 views
Tuna with Moroccan Spices and Chermoula

Tuna with Moroccan Spices and Chermoula by John Spottiswood

This is just an outstanding appetizer. The spices do not overwhelm the flavor of the tuna, but instead complement them perfectly. We served this to four good friends, and we demolished it. The main course afterwards was also wonderful, but this is an appetizer that will outshine most entrees.

5 votes
4485 views
Gado-gado sauce

Gado-gado sauce by Mihir Shah

This is a sauce my grandmother used to make. Meant to be served over mixed greens or can even be used as a cocktail dip. I like it over a mixture of steamed rice, egg, and steamed vegetables. Awesome!

7 votes
14771 views
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
15212 views
Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters by Ryan Fillhardt

15 votes
25935 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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