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Spanish Ham and Cheese Monte Cristo Sandwiches
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Spanish Ham and Cheese Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Spanish Ham and Cheese Monte Cristo Sandwiches Recipe This isn& 39;t just a recipe for any ole ham sandwich. It& 39;s a Monte Cristo sandwich, and that& 39;s a beautiful, beautiful thing.Ingredients8 1/2-inch-thick slices sourdough or country-style French bread (each about 5x3 inches)2 tablespoons Dijon mustard6 ounces Manchego cheese,* thinly sliced2 ounces thinly sliced Serrano ham or prosciutto4 tablespoons membrillo (quince paste) or quince preserves4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butterRecipe PreparationArrange 4 bread slices on work surface.

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Kale BLT Salad

Kale BLT Salad Recipe Thick slab bacon is key to this dish. Buy it packaged if you can find it or from the butcher.Ingredients½ preserved lemon, chopped1 tablespoon white wine vinegarKosher salt, freshly ground pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil12 ounces slab bacon, sliced ¾ inch thick8 cups chopped Tuscan kale1 pint grape tomatoes, halvedRecipe PreparationProcess preserved lemon, crème fraîche, mayonnaise, and vinegar in a food processor until smooth; season dressing with salt and pepper.
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Summer House Lobster Salad

Summer House Lobster Salad Recipe Ingredients1/2 cup white wine vinegar1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more for seasoning12 small red-skinned potatoes or new potatoes (about 1 pound)2 cups (heaping) haricots verts (about 6 ounces), trimmed1 cup fresh shelled (or frozen, thawed) peas3 1 1/2-pound live lobsters or 3 cups cooked lobster meat2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved6 small red radishes, trimmed, quarteredRecipe PreparationCombine first 4 ingredients, 1 tsp.
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Carrot and Caraway Soup

Carrot and Caraway Soup Recipe Ingredients12 ounces carrots, peeled, sliced1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed in mortar with pestle1 14-ounce can (or More) low-salt chicken brothRecipe PreparationMelt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 1 minute. Add carrots and sauté until onion is tender, about 8 minutes.
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French Toast Bread Pudding

French Toast Bread Pudding Recipe Ingredients12 ounces challah or other egg bread with crust, torn into 3/4-inch pieces2 1/2 cups whole or reduced-fat (2 ) milk2 teaspoons vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg or ground nutmeg1/2 cup chopped toasted pecansRecipe PreparationButter 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish.
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Eggplant Fries

Eggplant Fries Recipe IngredientsDipping Sauce1 cup plain low-fat yogurt1 tablespoon chopped kosher pickle or pickle relish2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest2 teaspoons chopped fresh oreganoKosher salt and freshly ground black pepperFries1 1-pound eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2” rounds, then into 1/2”-thick stripsVegetable oil (for frying)2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 1/2 tablespoons za& 39;atar1 tablespoon garlic powder1 teaspoon fine sea salt plus more for seasoningRecipe PreparationDipping SauceWhisk yogurt, chopped pickle, lemon zest, and oregano in a small bowl to blend.
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Charred Asparagus with Citrus Bagna Cauda

Charred Asparagus with Citrus Bagna Cauda Recipe The one-two punch of citrus zest and juice balances all that anchovy richness in our new favorite dressing recipe for spring veg.Ingredients2 tablespoons skin-on almonds2 oil-packed anchovy fillets1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest2 tablespoons unsalted butter3 tablespoons olive oil, divided2 tablespoons fresh orange juice1 tablespoon fresh lemon juiceKosher salt, freshly ground pepper1½ pounds asparagus, trimmedRecipe PreparationPlace a rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 350°.
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Cocoa Nib, Chocolate, and Citrus Dacquoise

Cocoa Nib, Chocolate, and Citrus Dacquoise Recipe IngredientsMeringuesNonstick vegetable oil spray3/4 cup cocoa nibs*(about 2 1/2 to 3 ounces), finely ground in spice mill or small coffee grinder1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt3/4 cup egg whites (about 6 large)1/4 teaspoon cream of tartarchocolate chiffon cakeNonstick vegetable oil spray1/4 cup all purpose flour1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon coarse kosher salt1/3 cup canola oil or other vegetable oilmascarpone whipped cream1 1/4 cups chilled heavy whipping cream1 8-ounce container mascarpone cheese2 teaspoons vanilla extractglaze6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped3/4 cup heavy whipping cream3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 tablespoons light corn syrup3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperatureBlood orange segments (for garnish)Recipe PreparationmeringuesPreheat oven to 300°F.
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Lamb Stir-Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt

Lamb Stir-Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt Recipe Affordable leg of lamb is a great way to break out of the usual beef-chicken-pork rut, especially when used in a quick-cooking but complex-tasting dish like this.Ingredients1 teaspoon coriander seeds1½ pound boneless leg of lamb, thinly sliced against the grain4 cloves garlic finely chopped1 tablespoon red wine vinegar4 tablespoons olive oil, dividedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 medium red onion, cut into ½” wedgesCooked rice (for serving)2 tablespoons chopped pistachiosFresh oregano, mint, and/or cilantro leaves (for serving)Recipe PreparationToast cumin and coriander seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute.
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Pine Nut Torta with Marsala-Poached Autumn Fruit

Pine Nut Torta with Marsala-Poached Autumn Fruit Recipe IngredientsFRUIT1 cup imported sweet Marsala1 4-inch-long strip lemon peel (yellow part only)CAKE1 1/2 teaspoons (packed) grated lemon peel1 teaspoon vanilla extract10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour3/4 cup pine nuts (about 3 1/2 ounces)Recipe PreparationFor Fruit:Combine 3 cups water, Marsala, sugar, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel in heavy large saucepan.
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Smashed Roasted Potatoes

Smashed Roasted Potatoes Recipe For this smashed potatoes recipe, we like red skin potatoes for their creamy flesh and tender texture.Ingredients2 pounds medium Yukon Gold or red-skinned potatoes (about 6 oz. each)1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oilRecipe PreparationPreheat oven to 350°.
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Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad

Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad Recipe IngredientsSalad1/2 head of a 1-pound cauliflower, cored, cut into florets1/2 head of a 6-ounce radicchio, cored, quartered lengthwise6 inner celery stalks with leaves1/4 cup thinly sliced chives1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leavesDressing2 teaspoons Dijon mustardKosher salt, freshly ground pepper1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted if desiredRecipe PreparationSaladPush cauliflower florets, then radicchio, through the feed tube of a food processor fitted with a slicing disk, or thinly slice cauliflower on a mandoline and radicchio with a knife.
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Pork Stew with Hard Cider, Pearl Onions, and Potatoes

Pork Stew with Hard Cider, Pearl Onions, and Potatoes Recipe Ingredients30 1-inch-diameter pearl onions (from two 10-ounce bags)5 slices thick-cut bacon (preferably applewood-smoked), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips3 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt) or boneless country ribs, external fat trimmed, cut into 2-inch cubes1 cup chopped shallots (about 4 large)1 cup finely chopped parsnips6 teaspoons chopped fresh sage, divided1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Calvados (apple brandy; optional)2 cups low-salt chicken broth1 12-ounce bottle hard apple cider1 1/2 pounds unpeeled baby red potatoes (about 2 inches in diameter), scrubbed, halved2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups)2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, room temperature2 tablespoons all purpose flour1 tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustardRecipe PreparationCook onions in large saucepan of boiling salted water 2 minutes; transfer to bowl of ice water to cool.
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Braised Chicken with Leeks and Morels

Braised Chicken with Leeks and Morels Recipe Ingredients1/2 ounce dried morel mushrooms*4 chicken leg-thigh pieces4 leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced (about 4 cups)1 cup low-salt chicken broth1 tablespoon chopped fresh thymeRecipe PreparationPlace morels in small bowl. Add 1 cup hot water and let stand until morels soften, about 45 minutes.
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Onion Naan

Onion Naan Recipe Like any bread, prepping this onion naan recipe takes a little time. The good news: each cooks up in under 5 minutes.Ingredients1 1/4-ounce envelope active dry yeast3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for surface and hands1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more1 small onion, finely chopped1 cup whole-milk yogurt (not Greek)2 tablespoons melted ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil plus moreRecipe PreparationHeat milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until an instant-read thermometer registers 100°.
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Jerk Pork Tenderloin

Jerk Pork Tenderloin Recipe Ingredients1 tablespoon espresso coffee beans1 1/4 teaspoons whole allspice3/4 teaspoon mustard seeds3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 bunch green onions, chopped1 cup chopped fresh parsley1/4 cup fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme1 teaspoon grated lemon peel1 teaspoon chopped seeded habanero chile2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloinsRecipe PreparationStir first 5 ingredients in small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
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Wilted Greens Salad with Squash, Apples, and Country Ham

Wilted Greens Salad with Squash, Apples, and Country Ham Recipe Ingredients10 cups fresh turnip or beet greens, or savoy spinach (about 2 bunches), bottom stems trimmed2 tablespoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning2 cups 1& 39; cubes peeled butternut squash3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 tablespoons vegetable oil4 ounces thinly sliced country ham or prosciutto, torn into pieces1 apple, such as Braeburn or Fuji, quartered, cored, thinly sliced2 tablespoons minced shallot2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juiceCoarsely cracked whole black peppercornsRecipe PreparationGently rub greens with 2 Tbsp.
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Buttermilk Ice Cream with Spiced Fruit Compote

Buttermilk Ice Cream with Spiced Fruit Compote Recipe Ingredients1 1/2 cups whipping cream1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise in half1/2 teaspoon chili powderSpiced Fruit Compote (click for recipe)Recipe PreparationPour cream into heavy medium saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean and chili powder.
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Warm Cocoa Pudding with Candied Pecans

Warm Cocoa Pudding with Candied Pecans Recipe Makes you wonder why you would ever serve cold pudding again.IngredientsPudding4 tablespoons unsalted butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder4 ounces chopped chocolate (at least 70 cacao)Recipe PreparationCandied PecansPreheat oven to 325°.
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Frisée Salad with Prosciutto, Roasted Figs, and Walnuts

Frisée Salad with Prosciutto, Roasted Figs, and Walnuts Recipe Ingredients36 whole fresh figs, stems trimmed, or 36 dried figs, stems trimmed, halved2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 3 ounces)6 cups torn frisée lettuce leaves4 cups watercress sprigs, thick stems trimmed8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into thin strips1 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted, coarsely choppedRecipe PreparationPreheat oven to 350°F.
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Cardamom-Orange Sugar Cookies

Cardamom-Orange Sugar Cookies Recipe makes about fifty-five 3-inch cookies ServingsIngredients2 1/2 cups all purpose flour1 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg, room temperatureRecipe PreparationWhisk flour, cardamom, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl to blend.
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