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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,…

18 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…

46 votes
61953 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…

7 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
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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
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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
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Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes

Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes by Nancy Miyasaki

This recipe is incredibly easy and really tasty. We're healthy eaters, so frying tomatoes isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But you have got to taste these. Amazing! Disclosure: we used fresh tomatoes from our garden that were really flavorful. You may not get the same results with less flavorful tomatoes. We served with…

11 votes
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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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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
10623 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
27211 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
10673 views
Toasted Pecan and Pumpkin Risotto

Toasted Pecan and Pumpkin Risotto by Alex Kemp

This is a great dish to compliment most fall meals. With great earthy spices and aromas combined with the mild sweet flavors of the pumpkin and the bold nutty crunch of toasted pecans, this dish will definately put you in the autumn spirit. ITs simple to make and will warm you up form the inside out.

67 votes
8914 views
Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters by Ryan Fillhardt

15 votes
25230 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
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Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade by John Spottiswood

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites (french fries). They are best served immediately when the crisp exterior contrasts so nicely with the warm, soft interior. We served these with a lentils and sausage recipe that I will post shortly. The combination was…

10 votes
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