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Spicy Shrimp Salad

A very tasty and very easy recipe from The New York Times. Especially easy if you use peeled and deveined shrimp.

3 ounces lime juice (from about 3 limes)
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons nam prik pao (Thai chile paste in oil -- we used our supermarket's sweet thai chili sauce)
2 finely chopped Thai bird chiles, or to taste
1 pound large shrimp
2 stalks lemongrass, outer layers removed and white parts finely sliced
1 large shallot, thinly sliced

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Chicken Pot Pies

This recipe is built off of The Kitchn's review on The Pioneer Woman's recipe. We doubled the recipe and used most of two rotisserie chickens.

  • Pie crusts (we like bottom crusts as well as on top)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup EACH Finely Diced Onion, Carrot, Celery (mirepoix)
  • 2 rotisserie chickens, Shredded
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3+ cups Chicken Broth, Plus More If Needed
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • Chopped Fresh Thyme To Taste
  • 1 cup Cream
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Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

A tasty and easy (if somewhat time-consuming) Bon Appetit recipe. Bonus - our toddler loved it!

¼ cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 pounds assorted summer squashes and zucchini, quartered lengthwise, sliced
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon Aleppo-style pepper, plus more for serving
8 ounces paccheri, fusili, or other non-noodle pasta
2 ounces Parmesan, grated (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup basil leaves, divided

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium.

Summer Squash Pasta
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Broiled Salmon with Sesame Seeds and Scallions

Tasty and easy Bon Appetit recipe, tweaked only ever so slightly.

Serve with steamed white rice and a vegetable side such as sunomono-style cucumbers or stir-fried broccoli.

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

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Sesame Noodles with Crispy Tofu

This Bon Appetit recipe was good, but I've posted it here with a few tweaks we'd recommend for next time.

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Fried Chicken

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 3–4-lb. chicken parts (just boneless breasts worked fine)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 qt Peanut oil (for frying)
Fried Chicken
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Bahn Mi

An easy way to use miscellaneous southeast asian ingredients at the end of the week. We took our cues from the kitchn.

  • Rolls
  • Protein of choice
  • Crunchy veg - cucumber, jicama
  • Pickled veg - carrots
  • Spicy veg - jalapeno
  • Herbs - cilantro, mint
  • Mayo
  • Other sauces of choice
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Crispy Chicken Thighs with Harissa

Via https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/one-skillet-crispy-chicken-thi... , with some modifications:

  • 4 small bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 pounds total)
  • Kosher salt
  • Very small potatoes (or sunchokes?), cut down to 1" diameter pieces (about 6 fingerling potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium leeks (white and light green parts), cleaned, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced, preferably with a mandoline, divided, fronds reserved for serving
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Harissa
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Aloo Chat

1 pound small Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed
1 small onion, chopped
2 serrano chile, seeds removed if desired, chopped
1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 can chickpeas, rinsed, patted dry
Freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chaat masala
2 tablespoons prepared tamarind chutney, divided
pinch of sugar

1 cup raita yogurt

¼ cup sev or similar/fried noodles

Aloo chat
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Easy Hanger Steak

A simple, quick-marinating but tasty and hip steak recipe, Bon Appetit photo-shoot ready, serves 4.

  • 1½ pounds hanger steak, center membrane removed, cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 sprigs ea thyme, rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Fresno or mild jalapeno, finely diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Smoked salt, grill spice mix, and extra freshly ground black pepper

1-2 hours before grilling, take hanger steak from the fridge, remove center membrane, and salt with smoked (or just kosher) salt and a salt/pepper/spices grilling mix. Let sit for 15-30 minutes.

Hanger steak
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