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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Seared Tuna Salad with Citrus Ginger Dressing
Flatiron steak is an ideal cut of meat for salads. This tender yet flavorful steak is marinated in Asian flavors, then placed atop a watercress and cucumber salad for extra nom-ability!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Asian Flatiron Steak with Watercress Salad
We used to think homemade babaghanoush was simply out of the question because it would never live up to the stuff you find at the Greek place around the corner; then this recipe came across our cutting board. Eggplant is roasted until tender then mixed to create a classic you'll go back to time and time again!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Capellini with Spring Vegetables
Cavatelli is one of our favorite springtime pastas to work with because it pairs so nicely with crisp vegetables. With lemon and asparagus, this recipe is perfect for enjoying with a glass of white wine and a spring sunset!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Lemon Asparagus Cavatelli
Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Vegetable Hot Pot with Tofu
Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Spring Vegetable Tart
Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Spring Vegetable Lasagna
Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Leek, Asparagus, and Fava Bean Risotto
Part of this recipe calls for mixing together cornstarch and cold water. This creates a slurry (a sludgy liquid that simmers with sauces to quickly thicken them), and we kind of realized we were getting slurry with excitement just thinking of the goodness to come!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Baked Eggrolls with Daikon Radish Slaw
We often joke that one of Elana's ancestors created sliders because baby-sized hands run in her family, and they had to optimize the burger-to-palm ratio. These turkey spinach baby burgs are ideal for eating in three's, but not recommended for sharing amongst three friends (because you will definitely want more than one).
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Cauliflower Leek Fritters with Butter Lettuce
Portobello mushroom caps make little bowls, ideal for: Stuffing with miso rice, floating atop bok choy beds, and prime nom-ability. While they are wonderful little treats, they are not suitable for: Stuffing into your mouth whole, or as an actual flotation device.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Fontina Polenta with Roasted Spring Vegetables
Rubbing beef with ground coffee lends an aromatic, deeply flavorful crust. Try your own coffee-based spice mixes with steak, but be sure to sear in a hot pan to allow the coffee to "cook" alongside with the meat so it doesn't remain raw.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Pollock with Frisee Salad, Lardons, and Poached Eggs
Matzoh ball soup is one of the ultimate comfort foods: Full of all things childhood goodness, this classic will be a repeat on your table for years to come! With fresh dill, carrots, celery and chicken, your homemade matzoh balls will be in good company.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Coffee-Rubbed Steak with Roasted Pepper Panzanella
These cauliflower fritters are spiced with harissa: A spicy, smoky North African condiment, available as a dry spice mixture, paste, or sauce. Every harissa varies, but most include a mix of dry and roasted peppers, olive oil, and spices such as caraway, coriander, and cumin; and all are delicious!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Miso Rice-Stuffed Portobellos with Bok Choy
This traditional French salad recipe includes bacon lardons: Small, narrow chunks of bacon or pork, commonly added to traditional French dishes. We added it to a simple, roasted pollock for prime nom-ability.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Shrimp Lo Mein with Carrots and Mushrooms
Gochujang paste, a spicy chile bean paste, is used in Chinese and Korean cuisines in sauces or as a condiment. Bright with flavor and a little bit salty, gochujang is made from fermented soy beans, dried chiles, and garlic, making these Spicy Coconut Noodles simply perfect!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls and Dill
This roasted lamb dish is a crowd-pleaser with mashed potatoes and pearl onions. Make it for yourself on a weeknight, or impress your Easter guests!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Lemongrass Pork with Vermicelli Noodles
We love creating new ways to serve dishes Sicilian style, since this type of dish typically has flavor influences from both Italy and Greece. This swordfish is paired with deliciously roasted parsley garlic potatoes for prime nom-ability.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Sicilian Style Swordfish with Parsley Garlic Potatoes
FACT: Open-faced sandwiches are commonly (and lovingly) referred to as "toasties" in the Plated office. This version is topped with a blend of wild, pan-roasted mushrooms and melty Gruyere for a truly spectacular toastie experience.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Toasts
Teriyaki-flavored anything is bound to set of a chain reaction of events in the Plated test kitchen, usually in the following order:
1) Plate is placed down on the table.
2) Team members flock to the smell, forks in hand.
3) The tech team emerges from their dark corners of the internets.
4) Hunger Games-esque scene ensues as we all fight for the right to teriyaki.
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Teriyaki Tempeh with Mushrooms and Soba Noodles
While this may look like a hodge podge of green vegetables (and it sort of is); it is actually a finely curated blend of everything that is spring-y goodness. We were just so excited for warm weather that we couldn't help but celebrate with a verde fiesta in a bowl (and your mouth). Enjoy!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Orecchiette with Caramelized Tomato Sauce
If you want to try something new this date night, look no further than this risotto recipe. With roasted carrots & parsnips, you'll love the mix of flavors!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Risotto with Roasted Radicchio, Mushrooms, and Lemon
Clocking in around 45 minutes, this Chicken Tikka Masala may take a little longer to prepare, but the added effort is definitely worth the end result! With creamy tomato sauce and delicious naan, you'll love creating this Indian classic!
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Profile_elana_cropped Elana Karp shared an image on Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Cups with Spring Scallion Pancakes
This fish recipe combines two of our favorite things: Simplicity and freshness. The redfish is paired with potatoes and green beans for a light, weeknight meal that can be on your table in just 20 minutes.
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