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Appetizers

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Pickled Red Snapper with Eggplant and Melon

Ingredients
  • 1 fresh lemongrass stalk, bottom 6 inches only, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 fresh Thai chile, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound small Italian eggplant, stemmed and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Canola oil, for brushing
  • 1 1/2 pounds red snapper fillets, skinned
  • 1/2 honeydew melon (about 2 pounds) seeded, rind removed, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
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Tortilla Chips

Other Ideas:
Mexican, Tortillas
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Zucchini-Scallion Fritters

Time:35 mins
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Mushroom Turnovers with Sour Cream

Time:55 mins
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Oil Cured Olives Baked with White Wine and Garlic

Other Ideas:
Garlic, Olives, White wines
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Pumpkin-Chestnut Soup

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 8 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken or vegetable stock, plus more if needed
  • 4 pounds roasted flesh of dry, starchy pumpkin or squash, such as 'Hubbard' or 'Buttercup,' cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 large waxy potatoes, such as Yukon gold (about 3 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) whole peeled chestnuts
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Up to 2 tablespoons heavy cream (optional)
  • Roasted, dried no-hull seeds from pumpkins such as 'Lady Godiva,' for garnish (optional)
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Garlic Pumpernickel Crisps

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Olive-Oil Roasted Almonds

Other Ideas:
Almonds
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Ladies' Fingers and Men's Toes

Other Ideas:
Almonds, Dessert, Molded cookies
Ingredients
  • Red or green food coloring, (optional, for fingers)
  • 24 blanched almonds, halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees), plus 3 quarts, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • Sea salt
  • Fried rosemary (optional, for toes)
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Middle Eastern Platter

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 or 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 English cucumber (about 1 pound), seeded and diced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 container (8 ounces) store-bought hummus
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 cup black olives, such as kalamata, pitted
  • 4 pita breads (6-inch)
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