French Fridays with Dorie: Eggplant Caviar

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Baba Ghanouj. Pindjur. Eggplant Caviar. Call it what you will, it’s still one meaty, delicious spread. Or dip. (?) This week’s French Fridays assignment was to roast a couple of eggplants, or aubergines, if you will, and make Dorie’s version of this very popular Middle Eastern dish.  Once the eggplants were thoroughly cooked, I peeled…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Salmon and Potatoes in a Jar

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Well this was a nice change. The last few Dorie projects were, for the lack of better words, easy. Not that this was hard – not at all – but it took time to prepare. In fact, these jars filled with salmon and potatoes took an entire 24 hours to come together. Was it worth…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

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I was really glad to see that this week’s Dorie assignment was not just an easy one, but a very familiar one, as well. Slow-roasted tomatoes always appear on our dinner table as either a side to chicken or a topping for pasta. These grape tomatoes were tossed in some olive oil and dressed with…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Citrus-Berry Terrine

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This week’s French Fridays assignment was to create this very simple, fun, and colorful dessert. Made of gelatin, orange juice, citrus fruits, and a variety of berries, this Terrine came together in just under 6 hours – it spent a total of 5 hours and 48 minutes in the fridge. The best part about this…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Coconut-Lemongrass-Braised Pork

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With all the curry powder, coconut milk, coriander seeds, turmeric, and cardamom, this week’s French Fridays feels a bit more like an Indian Friday. Except for the fact that I didn’t use coconut milk. Or turmeric. If I had added coconut milk not one other person in this house would have tried this stew, and…

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