Albondigas Tradicional (Traditional Moorish Meatballs)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Meatballs: 8 oz ground pork 8 oz ground beef 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly ground) 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (freshly toasted and ground) Pinch of ground cinnamon […]

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Artichoke Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 quart chicken stock 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼ inch dice 1 teaspoon olive oil â…“ cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ tablespoons white wine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 1 recipe baby artichokes in lemon vinaigrette, drained and thinly sliced […]

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Belgian-Style Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Cherry-Beer Reduction and Dried Cherries

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled finely chopped 4(7-to-8-ounce), skin-on, boneless Pekin duck breasts 1 teaspoon Sea salt or kosher salt 1 cup Belgium Cherry Beer 1 cup duck or chicken stock 16 dried cherries […]

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Blackberry Mole

About 6 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 heaping tablespoons shelled, skinless peanuts 2 tablespoons whole raw almonds 2 heaping tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (green) 2 heaping tablespoons raw pecan pieces 1 ounce Ancho chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 1 ounce pasilla chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3 […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in 2 chicken wings, skin on, bone in Sea salt Black pepper ½ cup flour (for dredging) Olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped medium 2 medium carrots, chopped medium 2 ribs of […]

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Fresh Pea Soup with Ham Hock and Croutons

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 loaf ciabatta bread Olive oil Salt 2 ham hocks, raw or smoked 1 large Spanish onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 leek, diced 3 cloves garlic, diced 2 cups white wine 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley, Grains of Paradise, or black pepper) 2 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken […]

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Guatamalan Pollo en Peppian Tacos (Chicken Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce)

Makes 20 tacos INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens

Serves 6 Ingredients For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cups fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fien ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens and Italian Herb Gremolata

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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Mexican Herbed Chicken & Albondigas Soup with Winter Greens

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 2 limes, zest and juice ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten Soup Olive oil, for sautéing 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, […]

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Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

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Panamanian Sancocho

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken thigh and 1 chicken drumstick Salt Pepper Vegetable oil (avocado oil preferred) 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup yucca, chopped in ½ inch squares 1 […]

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Passover Roasted Leg of Lamb

Serves 10-12 Ingredients ½ cup fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon cloves, whole 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds 2 tablespoons coriander, whole 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 6 pound leg of lamb, trimmed of fat 6 garlic cloves, chopped fine 2 medium yellow onions, divided into 12 wedges or cubes 2 […]

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Pea & Mint Tortellini in Herbed Brodo

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the spring pea and mint tortellini Olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 cup fresh peas, steamed soft and mashed 2 teaspoons lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Fresh pasta sheets For the herbed brodo 1 (¼ pound) piece Parmigiano-Reggiano 6 cups chicken […]

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Penne Pasta with Hazelnuts and Dried Cherries in a Brandy Cream Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 box (or 1-pound) Penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 shallots, chopped fine ½ cup dried cherries ½ cup hazelnuts, roasted and chopped ¼ cup Brandy 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup whipping cream Salt and freshly ground pepper ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves PREPARATION In a large saute pan, melt butter […]

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Shredded Chicken Mole Verde Tostadas

Makes 15 tostadas INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

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Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin seeds Zest of 1 lime 1 chicken breast Salt/pepper 1½ tablespoons canola oil ½ a large white onion, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped Juice of 1 lime 3 whole chipotle peppers in adobe, chopped ¼ cup tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chicken […]

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Spicy Gumbo with Purslane Bishop’s Elder & Sassafras Leaf

Makes 4 servings Wild puslane (Portulaca oleracea) takes the place here of the okra used in traditional gumbo recipes. It has similar thickening properties, but adds a flavor all its own. Closely related to celery, bishop’s elder (Aegopodium podograria) replaces that vegetables here. The filé powder stirred into traditional gumbos is made from dried powdered […]

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Summer Sausage and Herb Cassoulet

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon lemon zest 2 pounds cranberry beans, shelled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper […]

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Whole Roast Duck with Spiced Maple Glaze

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 duck, excess fat removed 1 cup chicken or duck stock ¼ cup maple syrup 1 cup orange juice Zest of 1 orange 1 stick cinnamon 2 cloves 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger ½ a lemon DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prick the duck all over with a fork (this […]

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