I’m a sucker for any meat coated in spices, particularly the pastrami spice combination that includes a base of black pepper and coriander.
I like using hollowed out roasted pumpkins as bowls, basically like healthier versions of a bread bowl (one of my personal favorite indulgences).
The reason so many people use it as a pasta substitute is because of the way the flesh becomes stringy, resembling spaghetti noodles (i.e. the name spaghetti squash) sans the fancy spiralizer equipment.
This version of paella combines a variety of seafood with chorizo for an unconventional twist on the classic Spanish dish.
While the bright orange shell of these cooked prawns bears resemblance to shrimp, I find their meat to be more similar to tender lobster tails than to shrimp.
The chili rub is full of deep flavors and just a little spicy. It contrasts perfectly with the sweet fruity oranges the turkey is stuffed with. So, if you want to add a little spice to your holiday dinner, try out this non-traditional turkey recipe.
These bone-in pork chops are seared and served topped with a sweet apple cider glaze - a fitting recipe for fall.
I love serving a large steaming batch of mussels and placing them in the middle of the table so that people can just dig in.
Tequila can be used in more ways than just for margaritas. In this recipe, I add the tequila and lime juice to the chicken marinade to add a brightness and “kick” that contrasts with the smokiness of the chicken cooked on the grill.
One of my favorite recent discoveries is squash blossoms. They are in season in summer and are often found at local farmers markets, since they are often too delicate and go bad too quickly for most grocery stores to keep them in stock. Whenever I see them hit the stalls in summer I have to grab some – they are just too pretty to pass up.
Korma is a mildly spicy, aromatic Indian sauce made with curry powder, pureed almonds, cashews and a bit of yogurt, which adds a creamy texture to the sauce. While this version is prepared with lamb, it is also often made with chicken or braised vegetables.
This pizza mash-up creation is topped with seasoned ground beef, grilled avocado, cherry, onion, sour cream, tortilla chips and lettuce for a meal reminiscent of American ground beef tacos.
These enchiladas are stuffed with a combination of shredded poached chicken, sweet corn and Monterey Jack cheese, and then smothered with a homemade verde sauce made with tomatillos and other peppers creating a flavorful, tangy topping with just a hint of spice.
A whole roast fish is an impressive way to show off at an intimate dinner party. Whole fish, also known as “in the round”, is when the fish is served with the head on, just as the fish was caught.
This recipe is for a traditional New England lobster boil using whole lobsters, kielbasa, red potatoes, sweet corn, clams seasoned with salt and herbs. The ingredients are added at separate times to avoid overcooking.