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Middle Eastern Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Middle Eastern</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Middle Eastern The Best Baba GanoushA few simple tricks make this the richest, smokiest, creamiest baba ganoush in town.<p>Middle Eastern Hummus Fries With Spicy Tahini DipNot fried hummus, but a crispy chickpea-flour snack paired with a spicy tahini …

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Grilled Serrano Salsa Verde

Makes about 2 cups<p>Grilling the chiles tames their heat a bit and adds a nice smoky flavor to this green sauce recipe. You can also fine-tune the heat by using fewer or more chiles, depending on the intensity of the ones you have and your personal taste. Try this sauce with our dinner-served-cold …

Cooking

Octopus with Potatoes and Chorizo

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine wine, onions, rosemary, bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of the salt, and 4½ quarts of the water in a large stockpot over high; …

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Greek-Style Grilled Fish with Cucumber Mint Yogurt

A quick turn in the grill pan or on the outdoor grill gives romaine hearts a mouthwatering smoky flavor and tender-crisp texture that makes it worthy …

Spiced Salmon Kebabs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Here's a little trick: Thread salmon pieces onto two skewers so they don't flip and spin every time you turn them on the grill.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano<p>2 teaspoons sesame seeds<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon kosher …

Seafood

Top 10 Road Trip Routes in the Northeastern US

There's no better region than the Northeast when you're longing to get behind the wheel or rev up your motorcycle. Roads in New York and the New …

New England

How To Make Ragu, According To Three Real Italian Nonnas

Things get heated when it comes to incorporating garlic and red wine.<p>Long before ragù was a ubiquitous brand of spaghetti sauce in a jar, it was ―and is ― the basis for untold volumes of Italian goodness, from tagliatelle al ragù to lasagna to gnocchi to supplì, deep-fried rice balls stuffed with …

59 Simple 3-Ingredient Recipes

Small Bites<p><b>Grilled Spiced Chicken Wings</b><br>Give chicken wings an unexpected twist with seafood seasoning and a creamy ranch dipping sauce.<p><b>Get the recipe:</b> …

After My United Airlines Flight Was Delayed 7 Hours, I Made a Stupid Mistake That Cost Me $1,400. Here's How to Avoid My Costly Error

If you're on a delayed flight to or from Europe, you owe it to yourself to see if you qualify under European law for compensation. But here's how I messed it up.<p>I made a dumb mistake after my United Airlines flight was delayed--a mistake that I now realize might have cost my wife and me roughly …

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

Lemony ricotta. Marinated veg. Crunchy hazelnuts. It’s how I want to eat everything now.<p>When it comes to summer produce, zucchini never gets much love. I admit I was part of the problem...until I tried this marinated zucchini with hazelnuts and ricotta recipe. If all summer squash were seared, …

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

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40 Chinese Dinners That Are Faster Than Takeout

Put down that menu! These easy Chinese recipes come together in 30 minutes or less. Takeout, shmakeout.<p>Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir-Fry<p>Think of this …

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This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

15 Chicken Thigh Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Everything I want in my perfect weeknight dinner can be found in a pack of chicken thighs. No matter how I cook it (the options are endless), I know …

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Tax Consequences of Inheriting a House From a Deceased Parent

Losing a parent is never easy, and dealing with the tax issues of inheriting your parent's home just adds to the stressful time. Though your parent's …

How To Make Pork Dumplings

<b>Slice the cabbage and mix with salt:</b> Slice the half-head of cabbage down its length, through the root, to make 2 quarters. Then slice each quarter …

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How to Make Ina’s 5-Star Baked Shrimp Scampi | Food Network

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

Pros and Cons of Roth Conversion

A Roth conversion of an existing retirement account is a major decision. Among other factors, you must consider your current income tax rate, your …

How to Make Falafel and Tzatziki | Food52

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market was on a roll all year long last year, and the rally continues in the new year. Most investors love the idea of rising markets and …

Why the 4% Withdrawal Rule Is Wrong

If you think it’s because retirees should withdraw less than 4% to make their nest eggs last, that's not quite it. In fact, maybe they could withdraw …

Retirement

I Love This Lamb Meatball Recipe So Much

The combination of lamb, spices, herbs, and raisins is truly addictive.<p>What hasn’t already been said about meatballs? They’re meatballs. There are plenty of articles on <i>Bon Appetit</i> and elsewhere that tell you how much fat you need, how to brown them, and how to ensure balance. This lamb meatball is …

How to Make Jeff's Chicken Pot Pie Pockets | Food Network

Shrimp Fried Rice

If you forget to thaw the shrimp in the morning, set the bag in a large bowl filled with cold water. It will defrost in minutes. One cup of dry rice …

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Turkish Coffee-Rubbed Brisket

Though 4 pounds of brisket may seem like a lot, remember that this cut of meat loses some weight in cooking; one advantage of leaner first-cut …

Cooking

This Is the Best Sous Vide Machine We've Ever Used

If you're into science-y food stuff, you need this.<p>I’ve been sous videing everything lately. That’s not an exaggeration. Everything. Pork belly. Chicken breast. Beef short ribs. Salmon fillets. It’s all good. And I’m using the best sous vide machine in the game (so far), the Chefsteps Joule Sous …