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Add the vegetables partway through braising to ensure they will have enough time to be infused with meaty flavor without overcooking. Serve with a loaf of your favorite crusty bread for sopping up the juices.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Fennel and Baby Potatoes
Recipe by Molly Stevens
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1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
6 lamb shanks (about 1 pound each)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon tomato paste1 1/2 cups dry white wine or dry vermouth
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
2 large fennel bulbs (about 1 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1-inch wedges
1 pound baby red-skinned potatoes, halved
1/2 pound medium carrots (about 3), peeled, cut into 3-inch lengths, halved lengthwise, if large
1/4 cup pitted, halved green olives (such as
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It's been two weeks, guys. How are those healthy resolutions holding up? Lucky for all of us, we've discovered one secret element to help us actually keep our detox vows. Well, it's not so much a secret as it is…soup. Detox soup, to be exact. For $20, plus high-nutrient content, a low-calorie count, and body-boosting superfoods, you'll have a pot of cleansing, nourishing deliciousness to last you an entire week. Check out our three favorite recipes and get ready to glow.
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Going out to eat is always a good time, but if you are looking to take your nights out to a new level, here are three unique dining experiences worth trying:
Dark DiningDining in the Dark
Dana Salisbury created Dark Dining Projects after she ate an orange with her eyes closed and realized that when you can't see, your other senses are heightened and it makes food taste that much more delicious. Today she throws private dark dining parties for groups of all sizes. In dark dining, diners are blindfolded before entering the dining room and then served four courses paired with wine. The blindfold is removed after the diners leave the room, so they never actually see the space they are dining in. We visited Camaje Bistro in lower Manhattan where we were able to try it out ourselves. Chef Abigail Hitchcock explained her method for creating a menu for "blind" diners and how smell and texture are that much more important. She prepared a crusted salmon dish over a bed of kale, and it was a lotRead More »from Unique Ways to Dine
Fabio's chicken skewers with orange and chili are a simple, slam-dunk recipe great for an easy family dinner.
- Secrets to perfectly grilled chicken skewers: The type of skewer you use matters. Metal skewers are best for foods cooking for longer than five minutes…wooden skewers must be soaked and can still burn.
- Skewers or kebabs can be the perfect vehicle for some really great sauces and marinades.
- Kebabs are fun for kids - be sure to pick vegetables the kids will like.
- If meat is marinated, make the leftover marinade into a dipping sauce! Just be sure to boil and reduce the leftover marinade for at least five minutes, in order to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.
- Cut your chicken into small pieces. Even-sized bites work best. Use veggies about the same size of your chicken cubes, for even cooking.
Ultimate Chicken Skewers
Orange Chili Chicken Skewers
Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 4 servings
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2/3 cup orange juice (or the juice of 2Read More »from Fabio's Ultimate Chicken Skewers
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January is time for a fresh start. It's a time for new resolutions, healthy habits, and clearing out your clutter. Don't save spring cleaning until the spring: start your year off right by clearing your kitchen of all the unnecessary tools and appliances that you never use.
Seven different melon ballers? That's probably too many. And when will you use that bread machine that's been collecting dust for years? Probably never. One cook's trash is another cook's treasure, and many tools that are useless to one person are essential to another -- just look at the spirited discussion on this topic on the Food52 Hotline. However, in an effort to help you organize and simplify, we'veRead More »from De-Cluttering Your Kitchen
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The kickoff to the fabulous and glamorous awards season is almost here! That's right, I'm talking about the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday. Those talented celebrities get to enjoy a sumptuous, three-course meal that took six months to create. It's a foodie's heaven -- but don't get too down about not being there to taste it. I got my hands on the official Golden Globes menu and put together my own red carpet-worthy menu for you to serve at your Golden Globes soiree this weekend. Whip up these recipes, and you're sure to have a spread so epic, your dinner guests won't be able to get enough. Click through for 7 dishes inspired by the Golden Globes menu! - By Macki West
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ChoppedLeave the truffle oil at the kitchen door! Ted Allen, host of the hit show "Chopped," shares his picks for kitchen staples that can dress up many dishes.
You Can Do It!
If there's one message about cooking that Chopped host Ted Allen would like to get across, it's this: "You can do it." With a little time, desire, and his picks for secret ingredients-really, everyday items from alcohol to eggs-you too can cook like a pro.
A little-known flavor-booster might be sitting on your home bar. "When we think tequila, a lot of us think of frat parties and over-indulgence. But tequila is an excellent flavor to use in food," says Allen. "Tequila has notes of vanilla, and it's very sweet." So instead of deglazing a pan with wine or chicken stock, add a splash of tequila for an unexpected note.Smoked Paprika
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- America s Test Kitchen | Shine Food – Thu, Jan 10, 2013 4:43 PM EST
Deep-frying and a thick, velvety, spicy-sweet sauce make this Chinese dish incredibly popular, but they also make it incredibly unhealthy. With a single serving clocking in at over 900 calories, we thought it was time to put General Tso on a diet.
RECIPE MAKEOVER by AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN
BEFORE: 910 calories, 45g fat, 5g sat fat
AFTER: 490 calories, 8g fat, 1.5g sat fat
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Swapping the traditional dark meat for white meat was a good start. Moving on to the breading, we started with cornflakes, which gave our chicken an ultra-crisp exterior. After dredging our chicken pieces in flour and dipping them in egg whites, we coated them with our cornflake crumbs and baked them elevated on a wire rack to allow for even crisping all over.
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