Salpicones are Latin American salads often concocted to repurpose cooked meat. A hodgepodge of minced meat, fish and vegetables are bound by a thick sauce, eaten cold or at room temperature. Salpicon is also used as a filling for things like tortillas and puff pastry or a stuffing for mushrooms and peppers.
Fried rice, outright comfort food, just got even better! One of the secrets of fried rice is that the ingredients are cooked separately — helping them maintain their distinct flavours — and then combined in the final stages of cooking. There is enough protein from the egg and edamame for this recipe to serve as an adequate meal.
Galette is any round or free-form tart enfolding sweet or savoury fillings. Distinctly elegant, this easy rustic pie is a great choice when you find yourself with a bounty of peak season produce. In reality, galettes are one of the easiest homemade pastry items once you learn one of my favourite hacks to get the dough thin and even in seconds… the tortilla press!
Rice pudding can be something extraordinary encompassing fun ingredients from around the world. The name itself is exotic and denotes the richness of a delicate Indian dessert but giving in to your cravings isn’t giving up on healthy eating with this one. Dessert snobs might even concede, the proof is in this pudding!
An unexpected blend of warm spices achieve this all-star salad’s complex aromatic flavour. Lemon juice adds brightness while pomegranate arils add interest; tart sweetness from the fruit and nutty crunch from the seeds. It is crucial to allow the given time for the flavours to marry and mellow since the ingredients are raw.
Moussaka is a complex tasting Greek lasagne where eggplant is employed for noodles and béchamel sauce for cheese. Invite guests to a symposium of flavour so they too can sing the praises of this beloved dish… and the cook! And while you’re at it, make a double batch and freeze one pan to spruce up a dreary winter day.