More Ways With Tandoori

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Tandoori Fried Mushrooms

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This is a follow-up to the previous post on Tandoori Chicken.  In case I didn’t convince you to try that luscious tandoori chicken, I wanted to show you just how versatile that magnificent tandoori marinade is!

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Tandoori Chicken

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Look no further….This is the ultimate Tandoori Chicken!  I created this recipe through careful trial and experimentation – the ingredients and the cooking method.  If you like tandoori chicken, you are going to love this!  If you’ve never had it before, prepare to fall in love!  (Just make sure to be open with your spouse about your new love affair.)

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Feijoada

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Feijoada (pronounced fay-jwa-da), is the National Dish of Brazil. It is essentially a black bean and meat stew, most commonly served with sliced oranges and rice, though fried bananas and chilies are also common accompaniments. Feijoada is made in virtually every Brazilian home and there are countless versions of it. This dish is found everywhere from the most humble of homes to the most sophisticated restaurants in Rio. Many restaurants even feature a “Feijoada Day.”

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

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I love Hungary.  Such a beautiful country with wonderful people and delicious food.  Budapest is an amazing city.  That stunning bridge crossing the Pest, the Fisherman’s Warf, the markets…  I think it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, if not the most.  It’s architecture has that classic Viennese influence.  Most people just talk about Prague, because it’s such a tourist hot spot.  While Prague is a gorgeous city no doubt, I still prefer Budapest all and in all.

We’re definitely going to get to more Hungarian cuisine in the future, but for now let me introduce you to something I just made that was absolutely delicious!  A heavily Hungarian-influenced mushroom soup.

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Chipotle Squash Tacos

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Here’s something a little different.  Squash Tacos.  Did I simply wake up one morning with the idea of transforming squash into tiny fritters as a filling for soft tacos?  Not exactly.  Let me provide some context for this recipe…

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Yam Tua Poo

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“Yam Tua What??!”  Hey, I didn’t name the dish.  But all that matters is that it tastes good.  And taste good it does!  I had some leftover coconut milk, roasted chili paste, and lime juice that I needed to use, so I decided to make this classic bean dish from Thailand.  Yam Tua Poo traditionally uses winged beans, but yard-long beans or green beans (used in this recipe) can be substituted.  Wing beans can be found in most Asian supermarkets.  This is a tasty Thai bean salad usually uses chicken, but other versions use pork or shrimp.

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Sinfully Rich Brownies

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A cold, drizzly, wintery day called for making the ultimate comfort treat: Sinfully Rich Brownies. Lots of butter and lots of chocolate.  Ahhh, does life get any better than this?  One bite and I was HOOKED!  Did I already say sinfully rich?? Like biting into some creamy fudge masquerading as brownies. Heaven!  Wait, I used “sin” and “heaven” to describe the same thing…aw, I’ll get back to it later.  Right now we need to proceed with the serious business of getting to the RECIPE!

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Sweet n’ Tangy Barbecued Chicken

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Sweet n' Tangy Barbecued Chicken

Who doesn’t enjoy sticky, gooey, finger-lickin’ barbecued chicken?  The aroma of this Sweet n’ Tangy Barbecued Chicken will waft through the air as it’s cooking and inform your neighbors that “Dinner’s Ready!”  Just be sure to make extra for the unexpected guests

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Ragu di Carne

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Authentic Italian Ragu di Carne.  Italian ragu is very different than American-Italian spaghetti sauce (which tends to be soupy and largely tomato sauce/paste-based.) There are variations of Ragu di Carne, but mine consists of ground beef, bacon, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, chopped Roma tomatoes, red wine, heavy cream, fresh thyme and rosemary, bay leaves, and a few additionals listed below. The vegetables are caramelized in the butter and olive oil and the ragu is slowly cooked for over an hour.  Delicious!

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Peach-crusted Pork Chops with Herb-roasted Potato Wedges

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What is more All-American than a pork chop dinner?  These Southern-style pork chops with their soft yet crispy coatings full of fruity flavor will have you savoring every mouthful.  The herby roasted potato wedges will have you clamoring for seconds.

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