Category: Unusual recipes

Watermelon-Basil Salad Unusual recipes

Watermelon-Basil Salad

YieldServes 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)White balsamic vinegar is best in this refreshing salad as it adds acid without overpowering the sweetness of the watermelon. You can also substitute unseasoned rice vinegar or even fresh lime juice, adding a touch of honey if needed. Fresh torn mint will work in place of the basil.

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Quinoa Bowls with Avocado and Egg Unusual recipes

Quinoa Bowls with Avocado and Egg

This quick, satisfying breakfast is loaded with anti-inflammatory foods: extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, tomatoes, quinoa, and omega-3 eggs. For even more anti-inflammatory benefit, serve with an orange or grapefruit. Omega-3–enriched eggs come from hens that are fed a diet rich in omega-3s (usually containing flaxseed).

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Caesar Bagels Unusual recipes

Caesar Bagels

YieldServes 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)Enjoy this crunchy, creamy bagel sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cream cheese “schmear” itself should become a fridge staple; it tastes just like Caesar salad dressing but is thick and spreadable. Try it on toast, on a burger, or stirred into scrambled eggs for a savory boost.

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Cherry Tomato Confit Unusual recipes

Cherry Tomato Confit

For this recipe, you can save your pricey, superflavorful extra-virgin olive oil, and go with milder, less expensive oil instead. Because the oil takes on the flavors of garlic, thyme, and the tomatoes themselves, more nuanced oil would lose its character anyway. Though we call for a combo of red and orange tomatoes, you can go with just one color if you prefer.

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Creole Shrimp and Creamed Corn Unusual recipes

Creole Shrimp and Creamed Corn

Step 1Cut kernels from corn to equal 3 1/2 cups; reserve cobs. Set aside 1/2 cup kernels. Pulse remaining 3 cups kernels in a food processor until almost creamy, 5 or 6 times. Using dull side of a knife, scrape milk and pulp from cobs into a medium saucepan; discard cobs. Add processed kernels, milk, and cornstarch to pan.

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Tomato, Basil, and Corn Pizza Unusual recipes

Tomato, Basil, and Corn Pizza

YieldServes 6 (serving size: 1 slice)A sprinkling of cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking to the pizza stone and gets the bottom of the crust extra-crispy. If you don’t have a rectangular pizza stone, use a heavy baking sheet instead. You can often find fresh mozzarella in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store.

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Barbados Rum Punch Unusual recipes

Barbados Rum Punch

We tested with Mount Gay rum, made in Barbados since 1703. Be sure to purchase a good-quality, low-sugar ginger ale, such as Fever-Tree, because the kick of spice works in concert with lime to balance the sweetness.

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Grilled Tomato, Onion, and Olive Salad Unusual recipes

Grilled Tomato, Onion, and Olive Salad

YieldServes 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)Giving the tomato and red onion a bit of char on the grill transforms this simple salad into a fantastic summer side. The tomatoes become extra juicy as they soften and blister on the grill. The red onions become tender, sweet, and slightly smoky.IngredientsCooking spray2 cups cherry tomatoes2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 medium red onion, cut into 1-in.

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Crispy Salmon Fillets with Sesame-Soy Drizzle Unusual recipes

Crispy Salmon Fillets with Sesame-Soy Drizzle

YieldServes 4 (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and about 1 tbsp. sauce)We give the salmon a quick brine, which seasons it throughout and keeps it moist. But the brine makes it all the more important to air-dry in the fridge afterward, so moisture in the skin can evaporate. You won’t need to press down on thicker fillets to flatten the skin; the weight of the flesh keeps it flat in the pan.

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Summery Pork and Beans Unusual recipes

Summery Pork and Beans

YieldServes 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, about 1/2 cup beans, 2 tbsp. tomatoes, and 2 tsp. butter mixture)Comfort food cravings can still strike in the summer; this skillet main is the perfect solution. While the recipe cooks in a single pan (a large cast-iron skillet), the elements cook in stages. Keep a sheet pan next to the stovetop with the fresh beans and tomatoes.

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Pepper-Only Pizza Unusual recipes

Pepper-Only Pizza

Baking SteelFor the crispiest pizza crust, laciest fried eggs, and best-browned steaks you& 39;ve ever made, you need the Baking Steel Skinny Griddle. Use the channeled side as a stovetop griddle for searing and sautéing whole meals at once. Preheat the steel, flat side up, in your oven, and it& 39;s like a turbocharged baking sheet, conducting heat 18 times better than ceramic pizza stones.

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Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas Unusual recipes

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

YieldServes 4 (serving size: 2 filled tortillas)Look in the precut refrigerated produce section for a blend of sliced multicolored peppers. If starting from whole peppers, use about 2 medium peppers in each color (this step can also be done ahead). Fajita steak, or thinly sliced flank steak, is a relatively new addition to the meat counter.

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Almond-Garlic Swiss Chard Unusual recipes

Almond-Garlic Swiss Chard

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Basil, Blackberry, and Grilled Chicken Salad Unusual recipes

Basil, Blackberry, and Grilled Chicken Salad

YieldServes 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad mixture, 3 oz. chicken, and 2 tbsp. cheese)When you have a glut of basil from the garden or farmers market, try using the leaves as the “lettuce” in salads. Going all basil may be a bit overwhelming, so try combining with other greens, as we’ve done here with arugula.

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Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Unusual recipes

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

YieldServes 4 (serving size: 6 oz.)Smoky, fiery chipotle powder counters the warm, sweet five-spice powder and the naturally sweet spuds. For less kick, use 1/4 teaspoon chipotle. Be sure to line the pan with parchment paper to help prevent burning.Ingredients1 1/2 pounds unpeeled sweet potatoes2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powderParchment paperNutritional InformationCalories 207Fat 7gSatfat 1gUnsatfat 6gProtein 3gCarbohydrate 34gFiber 5gCholesterol 0.

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Sweet Potato-and-Red Lentil Curry Unusual recipes

Sweet Potato-and-Red Lentil Curry

Step 1Place sweet potato, 3 cups water, and next 7 ingredients (through turmeric) in a 5- to 6-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon sugar, salt, garlic, and tomato paste; stir well to combine. Cover and cook on low 8 hours. Turn off heat; stir in coconut milk. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

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Moroccan-Spiced Parsnips Unusual recipes

Moroccan-Spiced Parsnips

YieldServes 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)ByJulia LevySeptember 2017Earthy cumin and lemony coriander counter and complement parsnips& 39; sweet edge. Serve with roasted lamb, pot roast, or seared steaks.Ingredients2 cups peeled parsnips, cut diagonally into 1/2-in. pieces3 tablespoons water1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground coriander3/8 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 ounce crumbled feta cheeseNutritional InformationCalories 101Fat 5gSatfat 2gUnsatfat 3gProtein 2gCarbohydrate 13gFiber 4gSodium 253mgCalcium 7 DVPotassium 7 DVSugars 4gAdded sugars gHow to Make ItStep 1Combine parsnips and water in a nonstick skillet over medium-high; bring to a simmer.

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Blackened Tilapia Tacos with Basil-Lime Mayo Unusual recipes

Blackened Tilapia Tacos with Basil-Lime Mayo

Step 1Combine paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, and ground red pepper in a bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over fish pieces. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add fish; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done.Step 2Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, mayonnaise, yogurt, basil, juice, and 1/2 teaspoon water in a bowl.

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Granola Cups with Yogurt and Berries Unusual recipes

Granola Cups with Yogurt and Berries

Step 2Combine oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Combine honey and almond butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 20 to 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Add honey mixture and egg white to oat mixture; toss to coat. Divide oat mixture evenly among 8 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

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Essential Marinara Unusual recipes

Essential Marinara

Step 1Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large oven-safe saucepan over medium-low. Add onion and garlic; cook 20 minutes or until translucent and tender, stirring occasionally.Step 2Preheat oven to 300°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Working in batches, plunge tomatoes into water; blanch 15 seconds or until peels loosen at scored edges.

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