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Shrimp Tartar

Shrimp Tartar

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  Since we both, my husband and I, like all kinds of tartar, this year I will step away from my traditional raw, broiled or smoked oyster appetizer for upcoming Valentine’s Day and make a shrimp tartar instead. I have wonderful huge shrimp in my […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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  I love chocolate! Specifically, I like dark chocolate. I always have dark chocolate at home. In every country I visit, I don’t miss a chance to taste the chocolate they produce. And when it comes to a holiday table, there is always some space […]

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

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  This is a simple yet elegant main course for almost any occasion. For a more dramatic presentation I like to serve a crown roast of lamb or standing rack of lamb. The attractive culinary centerpiece of two or three racks always looks stunning on […]

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

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  When our son Peter lived with us in our house, on Mother’s Days he was making for me a special breakfast (with my husband’s help, of course). Initially, when he was younger, it was a French toast, and later, in high school, I enjoyed […]

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

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  Usually, when I’m planning a ‘chicken wings’ dinner, I’m thinking of two quite different recipes. One could be a sweet and caramelized chicken wings, and another – hot and spicy, or floured wings.   If possible, I’m trying to avoid a deep fryer – […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

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  The time I need to spend on writing and publishing this post will be longer than the time to make this appetizer. In Austria, in farmer’s markets, you easily can find this simple treat – containers with cheese stuffed jeweled red and yellow baby […]