November's Best Recipes

French Onion and Mushroom Soup with Bourbon and Swiss Cheese

Here are our favorite recipes from the past month: French Onion and Mushroom Soup with Bourbon and Swiss Cheese Earthy mushrooms boost the umami quotient in this bistro staple. Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Wildflower Honey and Chile Flakes Two of our favorite comfort foods come together in this recipe, which can be prepared as canapés or full-sized sandwiches.

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Recipe: Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Wildflower Honey and Chile Flakes

Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Wildflower Honey and Chile Flakes

Crunchy fried chicken hugged in a flaky biscuit—is there anything better? We dare you say otherwise after trying these satisfying biscuit sandwiches from Abraham Salum of Dallas's Komali and Salum. Instead of smothering the chicken with gravy, Salum glosses it with a chile flake–speckled honey. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe Roundup: Braising

Braised Lamb Belly with Jalapeño Vinegar


You've chipped away at your leftovers, dreamed up countless ways to use up days-old turkey, and gotten your kitchen back in order. Now that the marathon of Thanksgiving and its aftermath are over, we're ready for some food from the set-it-and-forget-it school of cooking. Here are some of our favorite braising recipes.
 

Slow-Cooked Pork with Spanish Paprika and Sweet Spices Cardamom and pimentón give braised pork shoulder a whisper of smokiness. Braised Lamb Belly with Jalapeño Vinegar Prepared by Alexander Ong at this year's JBF Awards, this dish gets a jolt from a spicy vinegar that cuts through

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Recipe: Lamb Chorizo Albóndigas with Tomato Chutney

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When Marissa Gerlach made these bacon and lamb–based Spanish meatballs at the Beard House, she served them as individual skewered canapés (pictured above). We decided to make them larger so that the recipe would be more manageable for home cooks. Put them on your table as a family-style main course, with the chutney on the side, for a new spin on a Sunday supper classic. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Deviled Eggs with Crispy Pork Belly and Smoked Paprika

Deviled Eggs with Crispy Pork Belly and Smoked Paprika

These are our kind of morning eggs: topped with braised and fried shards of pork belly, and dabbed with a touch of paprika mayonnaise for a whisper of smokiness. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe Roundup: November 14, 2011

eggplant The blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Tre Wilcox’s Marquee Migas [Tasting Table] Why not add fried tortilla strips to your morning eggs? Pickled Eggplant with Mint and Garlic [SE] Preserve eggplant with some added flavor.

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Recipes: Thanksgiving Sides

savory cranberry bread pudding
 

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon When you add bacon to brussels sprouts, these oft-refused veggies will get gobbled up, even at the kids' table. Savory Cranberry Bread Pudding This tart and spicy side dish gets a boozy note from Armagnac. Whipped Root Vegetables Turnips and parsnips join potatoes in this lighter-than-air side. Brioche Stuffing Currants plumped in wine add a juicy punch to this rich and herbaceous stuffing.

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Recipes: Sustainable Seafood

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When choosing seafood that's caught responsibly and low in mercury, here's a good rule of thumb: the smaller, the better. Here are a few of our favorite sustainable seafood recipes. Pasta with Sardine Cream Sauce  Look for wild-caught sardines from the Pacific Ocean when making this simple pasta dish. Mussels with Thai Seasonings  Coconut milk, lime juice, and green curry paste lend Far East flavors to this quick-cooking dish. Clam Chowder with Bacon  Thomas Keller's version of the New England classic is made with applewood-smoked slab bacon and sweet littleneck or Manila clams.

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Recipe: Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

For her take on the popular Spanish breakfast of churros and chocolate, pastry chef Jessica Craig makes a decadent dipping sauce by whisking together heavy cream and melted Mexican chocolate, then adds a dash of ancho chile powder for a tickle of heat. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Habanero Cajeta–Glazed Black Cod with Macadamia Nuts, Tomatoes, and Greens

Habanero Cajeta–Glazed Black Cod with Macadamia Nuts, Tomatoes, and Greens

In this sweet and silky seafood dish, Cabo San Lucas–based chef Marco Bustamante blankets black cod in a spicy cajeta, a Mexican condiment that's made by reducing sugar and milk (often from goats) until it's thick, sweet, and caramelized. Unlike traditional versions of the sauce, the cajeta in this recipe bends toward savory; when paired with rich black cod, it recalls the popular Japanese dish of miso-glazed black cod. Get the recipe here.

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