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Whole Roasted Fish with Oranges and Saffron from The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia

In The New Persian Kitchen, author and chef Louisa Shafia takes us on a journey to the cuisine of her family homeland. Using a combination of original and inventive recipes, traditional and Western ingredients, Lousia offers us her bright, personal perspective on Persian — or Iranian — cuisine. Persian culture is thousands of years old…

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Pan Fried Trout: Simple, Delicious and Even Elegant

  You are probably very proud of your kitchen. You’ve invested time in the appliances, the cabinets, tile and lighting. And you have found that the kitchen is often the centerpiece of family life. What is underused in your kitchen? Here’s a hint: look up. Yes, that hood and vent system, that beautiful vent. You…

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Ten Minute Cod

This is a powerfully flavorful fish recipe. Chef George Mendes has a quick cod solution: instead of using salt cod and soaking it for days, he quick cures fresh cod by letting it stand in kosher salt for just 10 minutes. The conversion from days to minutes means this is a dish that you can…

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Hot Fish Soup

  This is a recipe for a very authentic Southeast Asian soup. That authentic character means this is a multistage recipe, building to a sumptuous conclusion. There are a lot of ingredients and the preparation time is going to be about 3 hours.  Now, there is a tradition of fish on Christmas Eve. If you…

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