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Seafood Stuffed Sole

If you have been following along with my kitchen adventures it’s probably clear by now that I adore fish and shellfish.  I was doing a quick scan of my recipe index and I have exactly four recipes for chicken versus 26 recipes for fish and shellfish.  I have nothing against chicken, mind you, it just […]

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Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

This is a riff on Sultan’s Delight, a traditional Turkish dish of braised lamb over a roasted eggplant mash. Like all “traditional” dishes, there are countless variations on the theme, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you season the dish. I eliminated the typical addition of flour to thicken the eggplant, and […]

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grapefruit Salad

If your only experience with Brussels sprouts is with the overcooked and mushy version, you really should try them in this raw salad.  The slight bitterness of the sprouts is offset by the sweet citrus, and the texture is wonderful.  The key is to slice them pretty thin (thus the “shaved” part of the title–I […]

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January Comfort Food: Lemon-Garlic Soup

This has been an unusually dreary Colorado winter, and I am really missing the typical sunny days.  This is the first winter here that I have experienced some seasonal affective disorder (it happened every winter when I lived in the U.P.), so I am looking forward to longer days and more sunshine.  Today I had […]

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Rosemary-Apricot Mustard

Homemade condiments might seem like a hassle, but because they store well when refrigerated, things like homemade mustard and ketchup are really great kitchen projects.  You control all of the ingredients and the flavors are really superior to most things you can buy from a store.  Making homemade mustard is really easy and the only […]

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Simple Butter Scallops

Butter chicken (also known as chicken makhani) is one of my favorite take-out dishes.  It’s a rich, spicy, tomato-cream sauce that is laced with pieces of chicken breast.  Most recipes are fairly complex and require a large range of spices.  My goal, as an inherently lazy cook, was to make something that was quick to […]

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