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Recipes by John Spottiswood

Awesome Pizza Dough

Awesome Pizza Dough

This recipe is adapted from one perfected at Greens restaurant in San Francisco. The crust is crunchy on the outside but also chewy. I think it's…

Feb 2010
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74 votes
26271 views
African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

I first had this in graduate school when a classmate from Ghana cooked it for an International progressive dinner. I fell in love with the…

Nov 2009
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49 votes
18717 views
Red beans and rice

Red beans and rice

I've adapted this recipe from a number that I have used in the past. You can deviate from this and it is still delicious! Normally, I serve this…

Sep 2008
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45 votes
47982 views
Cumin Chicken

Cumin Chicken

The combined flavors of cumin and oregano in this seasoning is just phenomenal with poultry. This recipe is adapted from Allen Susser's New World…

Apr 2008
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32 votes
11732 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

Jan 2011
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25 votes
4791 views
Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other…

Feb 2008
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23 votes
27010 views
Homemade Pelmeni

Homemade Pelmeni

Unlike Oleg's store-bought, no-good, cheater recipe, this is the real thing. You gotta taste it to believe it!

Jan 2008
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20 votes
25340 views
Spicy Shrimp Moroccan Style

Spicy Shrimp Moroccan Style

These prawns are absolutely fantastic. Every time I make them I marvel at the density and depth of the flavors. I typically leave the Cayenne…

Sep 2008
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18 votes
13625 views
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the…

Apr 2010
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17 votes
6619 views
Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry

Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry

This is more of an Indian than Thai curry, and has a condensed, pungent sauce. It is unusual and really wonderful. Curries are hit or miss with…

Dec 2010
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16 votes
3003 views