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Tapas: Small plates bring big flavor

Baby Beets, Cucumbers and Feta Pintxos Note: If you cannot find baby beets, use small beets. To make a vinegar reduction, simply simmer the moscatel vinegar until reduced by half. Ingredients • 8 baby beets, 1 to 1 1/2-inches in diameter • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper • 8 squares feta cheese, cut 3/4-inch square [...]

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Cold soups for a hot summer

Farmers Market Gazpacho Ingredients • 1 quart tomato juice • 1 quart chicken stock • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar • 6 medium tomatoes, diced • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced • 1 medium sweet onion, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 carrots, diced • 2 [...]

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Whole fish and nothing but the fish

Hanoi-Style Fried Fish With Turmeric and Dill (Cha Ca Thang Long) 4 servings Author Paul Greenberg says this light, summery meal is perfect for sharing. Serve the fried fish atop the dilled vermicelli or wrapped in lettuce leaves, along with pickled carrots and a dipping sauce called nuoc cham (find the recipes at washingtonpost.com/recipes). Make ahead: [...]

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Ready for some rabbit?

Were you intrigued by today’s story about the resurgence of rabbit at the dinner table? Here’s a recipe provided by the LENS department: Rabbit Stew with Preserved Pears with Ginger Ingredients • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger • 1/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup dry white wine • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth • 3 [...]

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Make your own baklava at home

The LENS department passed along a baklava recipe just in case today’s story inspires you. Baklava with Greek Pastry Syrup BAKLAVA 2 lbs. walnuts, finely chopped 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ground cloves 1 ½ lbs. phyllo dough 1 lb. butter, melted 1 recipe Greek pastry syrup, cooled (recipe follows) In a [...]

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Fancy feast

Don’t go the boxed dinner route tonight. Muster up some energy and dine like a lord, or lady, or whatever your awesome title is. Take some inspiration from “Downton Abbey” for a fancy feast (recipe below). (And if you need a few table etiquette lessons, just check out a few tips from “Pretty Woman.”) BAKED [...]

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Puffed stuff

Want to add some pizazz to your breakfast table? Check out our story on puffed pancakes in today’s LENS, then try this recipe. German Puffed Pancake Note: The recipe is for a 10-inch ovenproof skillet or round cake pan, but can easily be doubled and baked in a 9- by-13-inch pan (metal or Pyrex.) This [...]

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Go nuts for this trend.

It seems like coconut-influenced products are popping up in all sections of the grocery store lately. Read more about the trend in today’s LENS, then try these recipes.   Caribbean Seafood Stew INGREDIENTS • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon pepper • 1 pound [...]

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Take one taco shell …

And fill at will. A taco bar is the perfect entertaining solution when your guests have varying tastes. Check out the story in today’s LENS, then try these recipes. Korean BBQ Beef Tacos This food truck favorite is brightened with a quick Kimchee slaw salsa that can be made even hotter by serving chili flakes [...]

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Way beyond cereal

Tired of bland breakfasts? Check out our story in today’s LENS on a new way to attract attention at the early-morning table, then try out this recipe. One-Bowl Blueberry-Ricotta Breakfast Cake Ingredients • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese, room temperature • 2 large eggs • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour • 1 cup sugar [...]

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