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Salmon Burger

Jon was very skeptical due to lingering dislike of salmon patties from his youth, but he admitted these were actually quite good. Courtesy of Bon Appetit. Serves 4.

1½ pounds boneless, skinless center-cut salmon, patted dry
5 scallions, green parts finely chopped, white parts thinly sliced
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
1 garlic clove, finely grated
2 tablespoons plus ⅔ cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

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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
Bahn Mi
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Huevos Rancheros

A tasty and relatively easy recipe with a great classic red sauce. The original recipe linked below uses canned chipotles, but this has been adapted to use more dried chiles, as the heat from the canned chipotles overpowers the eggs.

Sauce

  • 4-6 whole dried chipotles (only 2-3 canned)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (such as Muir Glen)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems, plus more for serving
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Grain Bowls

Middle Eastern Grain Bowl

  • grains and greens
  • hard boiled egg or leftover chicken
  • chopped tomato, cucumber
  • pickled onion, pepper
  • fried halloumi
  • yogurt, cumin, lemon sauce

New American Harvest Grain Bowl

  • grains
  • hard boiled egg
  • root veg: sweet potatoes, pumpkin/squash, pickled beets, etc.
  • green veg: broccoli, green beans, etc.
  • fried halloumi (or cheddar on side)
  • green sauce

Caribbean Grain Bowl

  • grains and greens
  • chicken leftovers
  • roasted sweet potato
  • pickled onions and peppers
  • mango
  • fried halloumi
    * spicy green sauce
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Farro Pistachio Raisin Herb grainbowl

1½ cups cooked farro (~2 cups dry, cooked)
½ cup pistachios
2 cups coarsely chopped mixed fresh cilantro, mint, and parsley
⅓ cup golden raisins
1 serrano chile, sliced into rings

For the dressing:
1½ teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
½ teaspoon honey
⅓ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more

Roast pistachios in a skillet over medium heat.

In a large bowl, combine cooled/drained cooked farro, pistachios, raisins, herbs, and chiles; toss to combine.

Farro-pistachio-raisin-herb grainbowl
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Thai Tacos

Rough recipe:

Corn tortillas (~3 ea)
Shrimp, peeled

For taco fixings:
peanut sauce
diced mango
Sriracha
carrot/radish/pepper slaw

Pan fry shrimp wih salt, pepper, garlic powder and a dash of cayenne

Thai Tacos
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Grain Bowl

Grill Lamb Pita Burgers

½ pound ground lamb, preferably shoulder
¼ medium onion, very finely chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
¼ cup crumbled feta
1 tsp ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
pinch ground cinnamon
½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp cup olive oil, plus more for grilling

2-4 thick medium pita breads with pockets

Using a fork, mix lamb, feta, onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and oil in a large bowl. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Grilled Lamb Pita Burgers
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Lobster Roll

Courtesy of Cook's Illustrated.

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Sloppy Joe

This was one of the first recipes I learned to make while living on my own. Not the fanciest thing in the world, but it is quick, easy, and not terrible for you. It is Rachel Ray's. A full recipe (shown here) easily serves 4, but it can easily be halved to serve 2-3.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons steak seasoning blend
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped

Sloppy Joe
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Corn Fritters

Via WhatIHaventCookedYet, a recipe for corn fritters (not unlike Venezuelan cachapas):

This is a slightly modified, and halved, version of the recipe.

1/4 Tbsp salt
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cups buttermilk
1/8 cup melted butter
1 Tbsp honey
2 ears corn, kernels removed
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
Olive oil for frying

Mix together dry ingredients – salt, baking powder, flour and corn meal – in a large bowl.

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Pea Pancakes

Audrey was really excited about this recipe. Unfortunately, it sucked.

1 cup shelled fresh peas (from about 1 pound pods)
1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more
3 large eggs
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more for skillet
4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for serving
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted

Optional: If using fresh peas, cook in a small saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 3 minutes, Drain

Pea Pancakes
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Sushi

SUSHI!

More to follow. Maybe.

Sushi (crab rolls in the foreground)
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Juniper Cured Salmon

This recipe is a modified version of one from the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook, using a salt-cooking/curing method from the Pacific North-west:

1/2 lb of raw salmon is one serving of cured salmon for lox/sandwich/in a salad.

For under 1lb salmon: 1.5 cups each of plain, fine-grain kosher salt and sugar
For a 1 lb salmon: 2.5 cups each salt/sugar
For a 2 lb salmon: 3 cups each salt/sugar

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Salmon Curing
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Crab Cakes

Adapted from The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook.

Makes 10 large crabcakes or as many small ones as you can roll

1 lb lump crabmeat
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs (can sub regular)
2 eggs, beaten
4 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Few drops hot sauce (like Tobasco)
Generous dash of Old Bay seasoning
Generous dash of Garlic Powder
Generous dash of Onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Crab Cakes with an Avocado/Yogurt sauce
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Bean Salad

This dish makes a great week-long side dish for summer - a chilled, but protein-rich vegetarian dish!

1 can black beans
1 can pinto or small red beans
1 can small white beans
2-3 jalapenos, chopped
1 medium white onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, lightly chopped
juice of 2 limes
1 can or 2 ears corn (boil, cut off kernels)
salt and pepper to taste
salsa, to taste

Avocado
Tomato
more limes to taste

Mix together all but avocado and tomato and let the flavors marry overnight. Add chopped avocado and tomato, and more limes and salsa to taste, upon serving.

Bean Salad
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Texas Smoked Brisket

Brisket (give at least 60 minutes per pound, though thicker or larger non-point cuts might take as much as 90 mins / pound) 4 Pounds is a good base point. You should bring the brisket up to room temperature before anything else

Prepare the spice rub and a mop

Spice rub: Salt (smoked salt better) and coarse ground pepper in a 3:5 ratio, with a few other spices like onion and garlic powder, a dash of cayenne, ground mustard seeds and even a few ground juniper berries to taste.

Brisket
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(Spicy) Pimiento Mac and Cheese

I made a tweaked version of this Bon Appetit recipe. It was good, especially from a mac and cheese perspective - gooey and all the rest of that. I'm not sure how I actually felt about the spicy pimiento cheese aspect of it. Perhaps next time I will downplay the spicy pimiento and just use the basic recipe as a base for a more traditional mac and cheese dish.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

Spicy Mac and Cheese
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Party Pasta Salad

I was inspired by a few online recipes, but pretty much made this up as I went along. It turned out delicious and was a big hit!

1 lb pasta (orecchiette or some other smallish one preferred)
1 medium-sized jar of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, chopped and olive oil reserved
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
1 small tomato, finely diced
~1/2 lb feta, crumbled.

Pasta Salad
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Curry Chicken Salad

A recipe of my own creation, but inspired by this one.

I don't have measurements, but sort of just made this using the following ingredients until it tasted right and balanced.

Cooked chicken, chopped or torn into smallish pieces (I always start with a rotisserie chicken from Eastern Market, but any chicken will do)
Apple, diced into small pieces
Red onion, diced into small pieces
Raisins (I'm partial to golden raisins, but it doesn't matter; dried cranberries could be used here too)
Cilantro, finely chopped

Curry Chicken Salad
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Tamales de Elote

This recipe is a mash-up of several recipes.

2 cups corn kernels (cut from 2 large ears of corn)
4 oz (1 stick) butter, cut into 1/2" pieces and softened slightly
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 3/4 cup masa harina
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup milk, warmed

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Trinidadian Macaroni Pie

Throughout college, I had several Trinidadian friends (including a great freshman year roommate). One of the easiest (and most delicious and most fattening) dishes we would eat was macaroni pie. I stole this recipe from CaribbeanPot.com and it was quite tasty.

14 oz "macaroni" (we used bucattini pasta)
1/2 medium onion diced finely
1 habanero or scotch bonnet diced finely (optional)
2 large eggs
1 can evaporated milk (~12 oz)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/3 tsp dry mustard
2 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided

Trini Macaroni Pie
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Four Cheese Quiche

This recipe is meant to replicate an amazing quiche I had at La Galette, in downtown Dakar, served as a 6" quiche with a green salad on the side.

1 pastry shell (use the pastry crust from the tomato tart recipe.

4oz st nectaire (soft, ripened cheese) without the rind
3oz chevre
1oz blue d'Auvergne or Roquefort (optional)
2oz of grated emmental cheese
2 eggs
2 egg yolks

Cheese Quiche
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Caramelized Onion and Apple Flatbread

Adapted from a recipe we found online, this flatbread or pizza is easy to make and tasty. Cut it into small squares to serve at a party.

Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza
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Sharon's egg and chile souffle

3 large Hatch green chiles; roasted, chopped and seeded (or 2 small cans chopped green chiles)
1 can corn (optionally briefly blended with hand blender to break down)
1 small zucchini, sliced into half moons and salted for 10-30 minutes to release excess water
1/2 lb. Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
6 Eggs
8oz sour cream

Serves 4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix chiles, corn, and zucchini in a bowl.

Layer chile mix with the grated cheese in an buttered or greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.

Hatch Souffle
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Spanish Tortilla

This recipe combines a few other recipes. We've made this twice now, and continue to tweak the balance; if anything, go lighter on the potatoes, and the cheese may or may not actually work well in conjunction with easy flipping of the tortilla. Nevertheless, it's hearty, tasty, just-oily-enough. Bonus: it's one of those wonderful dishes that's possibly even better as leftovers the next day.

Spanish Tortilla 2
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Falafel

... or you could just buy falafel mix and add water. We didn't actually follow this recipe, but it looks good.

http://mideastfood.about.com/od/maindishes/r/falafelrecipe.htm

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Yogurt Sourdough Bread

this recipe uses the sourness and bacteria from yogurt to fake a sourdough. It's not fantastic, but it's a lot easier than feeding a starter all the time.

* 1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt * 2/3 cup water * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened * 3.25 cups bread machine flour * 1 tablespoon sugar * 1.5 teaspoon salt * 3 teaspoons regular active dry yeast OR * 2.75 teaspoons bread machine or quick-acting active dry yeast

Bake on French Bread cycle

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Egg Bread

This recipe, from Diana's Desserts tasted great, but was not the best for the bread machine - it was super flaky/crumbly, and took some serious effort to extract. Perhaps using the machine to make the dough and then continuing in the oven would work better?

Ingredients for 1 Pound Loaf:
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, cut up
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

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Lamb with Feta Sliders

An excellent alternative to beef burgers! Mix feta in with the meat for easier "cheeseburger" preparation.

http://www.thehungrymouse.com/home/2009/06/17/lamb-sliders-with-...

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Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto is a stable Nicaraguan dish of rice and beans. It goes great with carne asada for dinner, or with fried plantains and cheese for a hearty breakfast.

Makes a lot. Halve for a more reasonable yield.

  • 2 cups small "centroamerica" red beans.
  • 1 small or medium onion
  • 3 cups (700 ml) chicken broth (could sub in vegetable broth to make it vegetarian)
  • 2 cups (350 ml) precocido / parbroiled white rice
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil 1-3 Tablespoon oil to fry the Gallo Pinto
Gallo Pinto
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Fresh Tomato Tart with Chevre

This is a recipe created by Jon's Mom based on the amazing brunch tart from A Priori Thé in Paris, hidden in the Galerie Vivienne nearish to the Bourse. It is absolutely worth the effort to squeeze into a booth here, if only for this tart. The original has a dry cheddar-like cheese (Cantal) melted on top, but we find that unnecessary, given the massive amount of cream cheese and chèvre already being used. This dish is amazing in its simplicity.

For the tart's pastry
10" tart pan:
1½ cups flour
¾ tsp salt
½ cup butter (freeze)

Tomato Tart
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Arepa

The Arepa is the Venezuelan staple, and their version of meat-in-bread. They're very filling, if hard to get the flour for. Online, Amigo Foods offers it (Harina P.A.N.), and often you can find it at more Latin-oriented groceries (Austin: Fiesta almost always has it. In DC, I've found it at La Casa Latina on Georgia near Piney Branch and at Caribbean Market II on New Hampshire near Takoma Park)

Arepas
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Pupusas

SALVADORAN PUPUSAS By Graciela Fortin-Magana

Preparing the dough
There are different brands of tortilla flour to make the dough. MASECA, which can be found in most large supermarkets in the international section, is one of them but there are others. Follow the instructions on the bag and make as much dough as needed. Once the dough has been prepared set it aside while you prepare the filling.

Three Fillings
CHEESE
3 cups of shredded cheese (use hard and cream cheese mixed together; you can mix frying cheese, mozzarella and ricotta)
3 or 4 tablespoons of heavy cream

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