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Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Crispy Fried Ginger

Other Ideas:
Ginger, Lentils, Soup course, Soups
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons canola or peanut oil
  • 1 piece (about 5 inches) fresh ginger, peeled and cut into very thin strips (about 1/8 by 2 inches)
  • 1 Spanish onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (3-inch piece)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 cups red lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 4 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, for serving
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Fresh Radishes with Flavored Salts and Butter

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Roasted Baby Potatoes with Romesco Sauce

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Crab Salad Canapes

Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Crabmeat
Ingredients
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 baguette or ficelle, cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
  • 1/4 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked clean
  • 1/2 celery stalk, strings removed, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 small carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-long matchsticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves, for garnish
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Chicken Livornese

Ingredients
  • 1 4-pound chicken, cut up into 18 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 14.5-ounce can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Gaeta olives, pitted
  • 1 rounded tablespoon salt-packed capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
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Orange Almond Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pans
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • Grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 2/3 cup strained, freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream
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Shrimp, Cod, and Fennel Soup with Tomatoes

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, quartered lengthwise, cored, thinly sliced crosswise, fronds reserved for garnish
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups fish stock
  • 12 ounces skinless cod fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left intact)
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Lobster and Fennel Potpie

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 slices Pullman bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 fennel bulb (8 ounces), halved, cored, and very thinly sliced, preferably on a mandoline
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fish stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat (from 2 lobsters), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup fresh shelled or frozen English peas
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Lemon-Cornmeal Sheet Cookie

Time:55 mins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fine ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg white, lightly beaten for egg wash
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
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Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Bacon

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces bacon, preferably slab, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, trimmed into 1 1/2-inch florets (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ounces orecchiette
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 1/2 ounces), plus more, shaved, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
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