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The Secret Ingredient (Maple Syrup) Part III: Maple and Soy-Glazed Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

RECIPE: Maple Soy-Glazed Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. If I had to create an analogy out of sweetness and saltiness, it would be that sweet is to salty as maple syrup is to soy sauce. Though they are on opposite sides of … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Maple) Part II: Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

RECIPE: Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Sweet potatoes are sweet. But they could be sweeter. We Americans, after all, do have an obsession with sweetening sweet potatoes: marshmallows on Thanksgiving, or a coat of brown sugar baked over top. … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Maple) Part I: Maple Baby-Back Ribs

RECIPE: Maple Baby-Back Ribs

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Maple syrup is made, not surprisingly, from the sap of the maple tree. I love it as a sweetener because not only is it sweet, but also smoky, which lends itself well to … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chorizo) Part IV: Two-Cheese Chorizo Quesadillas with Watercress

RECIPE: Two-Cheese Chorizo Quesadillas with Watercress

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Quesadillas may be the perfect food. I live for them. I usually make mine with cheddar cheese, black beans, and whole-leaf cilantro. For this version, I’ve decided to do a spicy update. I … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chorizo) Part III: Chorizo-Crisped Potatoes with Pearl Onions and Whole Onions

RECIPE: Chorizo-Crisped Potatoes with Pearl Onions and Whole Garlic

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There are some days (actually, most days) where I don’t want a fully composed meal. Just a one-pot-wonder of something satisfying and indulgent will do me. Something that I really want to have … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chorizo) Part II: Chorizo Burgers with Manchego and Paprika Slaw

RECIPE: Chorizo Burgers with Manchego and Paprika Slaw

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Mexican chorizo, as opposed to Spanish, is raw, and can be bought in sausage links, or just in a package (pictured in the procedure) as ready-ground sausage meat. I tend to do unorthodox … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chorizo) Part I: Chorizo-Steamed Mussels and Clams with White Beans

RECIPE: Chorizo-Steamed Mussels and Clams with White Beans

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Chorizo is one of those secret ingredients that makes for no-effort cooking because it already has so many secret ingredients within itself. Of course, it is perfect just sliced up and stuck on … Continue reading

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