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Category: 30 Minute Meals

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

“Pairing a rich beef burger with pâte and a fig salad may sound like gilding the lily…” So write the authors of America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book ‘Modern Bistro: Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics” (America’s Test Kitchen 2022). They could have been listening to…

SIZZLING TURMERIC-DILL FISH TACOS

SIZZLING TURMERIC-DILL FISH TACOS

These are easily the best Fish Tacos and Salsa I’ve ever made This month’s Bon Appetit was a treasure trove of great recipes. And the one that really caught my eye was this incredible combination: what Bon Appetit called ‘a mash-up between fish tacos and…

Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or “Camarones Enchipotlados” and a salute to Diana Kennedy March 3, 1923 – July 24, 2022

Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or “Camarones Enchipotlados” and a salute to Diana Kennedy March 3, 1923 – July 24, 2022

Mexican flavor at its most authentic. Today’s recipe features shrimp in a rich sauce of summer’s ripe tomatoes and onions seasoned with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. (I don’t want to be a nag but please use wild-caught shrimp. The varieties farmed in Asia are…

Dockside’s Herb-Crusted Cod with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce

Dockside’s Herb-Crusted Cod with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce

Its name sounds like you went to a lot of trouble. But it’s incredibly easy to cook. All that’s required here is a nice thick filet of cod, a Cuisinart, fresh breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.  And that lofty sauce with the French accent?…

Crab Louis, The King of Salads

Crab Louis, The King of Salads

This incredibly easy salad is the perfect hot weather kick-off. As the temperature rises, and we look for ways to make both cooking and eating a breeze, Crab Louis (or Louie) is high on our list. The most seasonal of vegetables and sweet crab meat…

Classic Salmon Patties

Classic Salmon Patties

An unexpected pantry find that ticks a lot of boxes. I must admit to some trepidation when I came across this recipe in Southern Living. My experience with canned salmon was limited to our Nanny of not-too-fond memory. Her idea of a perfect lunch was…

Lemon Spaghetti with Genova Tuna and Breadcrumbs

Lemon Spaghetti with Genova Tuna and Breadcrumbs

This dish may be the least expensive meal we’ve ever featured. This recipe has so much going for it. It’s hard to how budget-friendly it is. The total cost of the dish was $15.51.  Break that down and if you’re serving four, it’s $3.82 per…

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

According to Christian David Reynoso, his version of Shrimp Toast started life as a Staff snack at Zuni Café in San Francisco. This great appetizer can also serve as a main dish which is how we served it. A lemony, garlic-y aioli is loaded with…

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

The richness of a perfectly cooked duck breast paired with a medley of vegetables brings the joy of French cooking to your table in no time. As an alumnus of “L’Atelier des Chefs” Cooking School in Paris, I am sent recipes once a week. I…