115. Grilled Calamari with Arugula p.344

115. Grilled Calamari with Arugula p.344

The recipe
This dish was fun to prepare, fun to serve, and fun to eat. I served it at a friend’s place for a pot-luck. Bringing a bunch of squid over to someone’s house might seem a bit weird, but it worked out really well.
I broke the squid down and scored the tubes at home. Incidentally [...]

5 November 2007 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | Comments Off
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39. Penne with Broccoli Rabe p.206

39. Penne with Broccoli Rabe p.206

I can’t find an Epicurious recipe for this one. If I had this might have been a 4.5 mushroom dish, but I can’t bear not to share this simple flavourful Tuesday night supper with the world. Here it is.
2 pounds broccoli rabe
1 pound penne
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 teaspoon red [...]

15 May 2007 | Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings, The Book | 24 Comments
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37. Swiss Chard and Chickpeas p.542

37. Swiss Chard and Chickpeas p.542

the recipe
This quick stew was fine, nothing special, but fine. It’s centred around swiss chard and chickpeas, with a bit of tomato, onion, garlic, and lemon juice. It was a bit bland, and the flavours never really came together. The fibrous swiss chard and grainy chickpeas didn’t make for the most appealing texture either. On [...]

7 May 2007 | The Book, Vegetables | 6 Comments
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34. Brisket a la Carbonnade p.423

34. Brisket a la Carbonnade p.423

the recipe
Sorry for the long interval between posts, I was out of town last week.
I’ve made this recipe twice, on the left is my first attempt, which was almost black, dry, and found me trying to deglaze the sides of my dutch oven to end up with a sauce. On the right is attempt number [...]

30 April 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 5 Comments
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13. Toasted Walnut, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cumin Spread p.12

13. Toasted Walnut, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cumin Spread p.12

the recipe
This was an absolute winner. Easy, cheap, packed with flavour, unusual, brightly coloured, exploding with garlic, what’s not to love? I’ve made this twice and I’m sure a third time is not too far away. There are flavours pulling in all sorts of directions here, sweet roasted red peppers and molasses, earthy cumin and [...]

19 March 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 4 Comments
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