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Filipino adobo chicken

Mild, tangy Chicken Adobo is one of the national dishes of the Philippines. The meat stews in a vinegar sauce cooked slowly over low heat. When University of Miami author and creative writing professor Evelina Galang asked me "Why aren't there ...

Souvlaki (Lamb Kabobs) with Lentils and Rice Pilaf

Barbecued, skewered lamb, called souvlaki, is sold as a quick meal on many street corners in Athens. A simple Greek marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, oregano and garlic flavors the meat. The best cut of lamb for kabobs comes from the leg. If not...

Mu Shu Pork Wrap with Stir-Fried Bok Choy

This is a quick take on a popular Chinese classic. It's made with sauteed pork tenderloin and shredded cabbage, which cook in just a few minutes in a hot wok. I have used whole wheat tortillas as the wrap.

Fresh bok choy is stir-fried for a few ...

Quick, simple treatment is all fresh salmon needs

Fresh salmon needs only quick, simple cooking. For this recipe of Herb Crusted Salmon, the salmon is cooked under the broiler. The breadcrumb crust is added just before the salmon is finished cooking to avoid the crumbs burning.

Red and sweet ...

Shepherd's Pie is an easy pub dish to make at home

Shepherd's Pie is a traditional pub dish. Some claim it as British, others as Irish. In either case, it's a quick dish to enjoy any night of the week. It's made with cubes of preferably lamb but also beef, veal or pork, and vegetables and a tomato...

Try Vietnamese stir-fry for a change

Savor the sweet and sour flavors of Vietnamese cooking with this simple chicken stir-fry. An important ingredient in Vietnamese cooking is Nuoc Mam, a fish sauce made from fermented anchovies. It is used in many Pacific Rim countries much as we ...