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Reviewed Seared Salmon Fillet

Jan 11, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is now my go-to recipe for salmon filets. I agree with previous reviewers: it's simple and delicious as is. No need to doctor it up. Save that for the sides.

Reviewed Endive, Pear, and Roquefort Salad

Oct 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the Contessa at her Barefoot best. The bitterness of the endive, with the sweetness of pear, creamy blue cheese, crunch of nuts and tang of the vinaigrette is just right. I didn't change a thing. It's quick, easy, and the result is an elegant salad worthy of any upscale restaurant. I served it as the first course at a friend's birthday din"

Reviewed Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli

May 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Using wonton wrappers to make ravioli is brilliant. I changed the filling only slightly: added sauteed chopped shallot, a little nutmeg, and a splash of Marsala wine to the spinach/mushroom mixture for a little more depth. When plating, Giada has a good tip in the video of spooning a little sauce in the bottom of the serving dish first (indeed, it"

Reviewed Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli

Mar 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Using wonton wrappers to make ravioli is brilliant. I changed the filling only slightly: added sauteed chopped shallot, a few scrapings of nutmeg, and a splash of Marsala wine to the spinach/mushroom mixture for a little more depth. When plating, Giada has a good tip in the video of spooning a little sauce in the bottom of the serving dish first ...

Reviewed Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific mix of flavors. I added red pepper flakes to the vegetables before roasting for a little heat but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. As one reviewer suggested, I tossed the basil and feta just before dishing it up. Served it at a dinner party with grilled lamb skewers, and a Caprese Salad, and compliments flew (yes, I gave Ina c"

Reviewed Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific mix of flavors. I added red pepper flakes to the vegetables before roasting for a little heat but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. As one reviewer suggested, I tossed the basil and feta just before dishing it up. Served it at a dinner party with grilled lamb skewers, and a Caprese Salad, and compliments flew (yes, I gave Ina c"

Reviewed Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific mix of flavors. I added red pepper flakes to the vegetables before roasting for a little heat but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. As one reviewer suggested, I tossed the basil and feta just before dishing it up. Served it at a dinner party with grilled lamb skewers, and a Caprese Salad, and compliments flew (yes, I gave Ina c"

Reviewed Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific mix of flavors. I added red pepper flakes to the vegetables before roasting for a little heat but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. As one reviewer suggested, I tossed the basil and feta just before dishing it up. Served it at a dinner party with grilled lamb skewers, and a Caprese Salad, and compliments flew (yes, I gave Ina c"

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