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Tastiest recipes that can be found online

Not talking about recipe sites, but actual recipes themselves. Found a few gems this year, pretty much all well, um, dessert as it turns out. Would love to hear other people's discoveries -- savory or sweet:

My top four are:

Nigel Slater's Pistachio Cake
Love NY Times on Wednesday for their fantastic recipes. This one is my favorite discovery of 2006. Subtle use of rosewater adds a really interesting note and the simple lemon icing a great compliment. Most delicious, moist and memorable thing I've ever made.

Sharffen Berger "Riich Chocolate Cake" (adapted from Chez Panisse deserts) - delicious, moist rich. (Be sure to use the glaze recipe on same site). My favoite of the chocolate recipes I've made this year.

Nigella Lawson's "Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes. By a mile the most popular recipe I've made in 2006. Almost legendary and also fantastically easy to prepare in advance and take to a dinner party. Pop in the oven 15 minutes before time to eat. Everyone goes crazy for them. While it gets the populust vote, for my money the Sharffen Berger chocolate cake above is a tiny bit tastier -- if not quite as sexy. Be warned the portions are HUGE for something this rich -- I tend to spread out the recipe between more ramekins. Also wouldn't serve without vanilla ice cream as it cuts the chocolatey richness a bit:

Sharffen Berger "Best Chocolate Cookies" -- truly live up to their name. Chewy, crisp, delicious. Sometimes swap in a bit of ground almonds for 1/3 of the flour which works great. A bit of a hassle to chip up the Sharffen Berger (not to Sharffen Berger -- make the chunks!!!) but does taste pretty damn good if you do it.

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  1. Here's one that someone here posted recently for Thai Basil Chicken, wicked-good! We've had it twice now, second time I tried using shrimp but we decided the chicken is better:


      1. re: Den

        Glad to know others have discovered www.italianfoodforever.com. Another favorite of mine is www.recipezaar.com (visible rating system makes it easy to pick winners)

      2. I usually find good things at Foodtv's site and allrecipes.com.....



        1. I think the question was what is your best online recipe found not recipe website.

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          1. re: shaebones

            Yup. Recipies, 'hounds, not sites if you any particular stand-outs from 2006. Although a separate thread on best recipe sites would be interesting too.

          2. One great pork shoulder roast (I never thought to braise with beans)

            Mushroom Smothered chicken: another braising recipe.

            For some reason, this past winter I was heavily into braised dishes. These were two of the best that I tried.

            1. bite bite, - about Nigella's Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes: In her recipe she uses individual metal molds, and you mention using ramekins. By ramekins do you mean the little clear pyrex ones, or the white ones? Do you bake them at the same temperature as in her original recipe, even though you don't seem to be using the metal ones?

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              1. re: Bzdhkap

                Use white ramekins. Line the bottoms with parchment and butter em up and it works great. Use same baking time or 3 minutes over depending on how gooey I want them in the middle. Also, if I've refrigerated in advance (to take to a dinner party) I do 5 minutes over. Imagine muffin tins would work -- good size for it too -- never tried.

                1. re: DClope

                  I don't know about using muffin tins. I think they'd be hard to turn out. I made 20 of these once for a teen girls 17th bd party. The white ramekins were expensive to purchase in that quantity, so i bought clear custard cups at Target that came in a pack of 6. They were easy, just not quite as elegantly formed. Just another option.

                2. Swordfish & Baby bok choy with wasabi wine reduction:
                  (decrease the amount of soy sauce called for by half at least


                  Bobby Flay's red pepper crusted tuna:

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                  1. re: luniz

                    Interesting, wouldn't have thought of a red wine/wasabi combination. In the tuna recipe, are the "New Mexico Reds" dried red peppers?

                    1. re: bite bite

                      yep i just used regular (crushed) red pepper flakes myself, just enough to very lightly coat one side and then after cooking i sprinkle some on the other side because they turn brown when you cook them, i wanted them to be bright red on the visible side.

                      i'm telling you though that swordfish recipe is killer as long as you go light on the soy sauce.