Linda Brandt: Favorite recipes from 2017 – Sarasota Herald

I demeanour brazen each December/January to saying what food writers, editors, bloggers and other website contributors appropriate their “favorite,” “top,” “most saved” and “best” recipes for a year usually ending.

The fact that some of them are from pre-2017 articles, collections and cookbooks didn’t stop them from creation a latest favorites lists.

Among a 2017 choices are copiousness of duck recipes, including dual pot pies and 3 with crunchy coatings, not to discuss in soups and single-skillet preparations. Taco flavors showed adult in several soups and casseroles and there were a series of slow-cooker recipes including pot fry and brief ribs. Two lists enclosed chocolate chip cookie variations and lemon-flavored cakes.

They were divided into categories this year, and some lists enclosed as many as 25 recipes favorites. And there were so many that sounded unequivocally good, we will expected be saying some-more of them in this space via a year.

This Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole is from tip 10 casseroles of 2017, that also enclosed belligerent beef taco casserole, cheesy crush brownish-red breakfast casserole, one-pot tawny duck and rice casserole, hazed honeyed potato and black bean casserole, cauliflower mac and cheese, French onion soup stew and blueberry pancake casserole, and baked corn pudding casserole.

Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole


Olive oil

10 ounces wide, dusty egg noodles

1 bruise tiny red potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1/4 crater all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

Freshly belligerent black pepper

4 (6-ounce) cans olive-oil packaged tuna, drained

1 box (9 ounces) solidified artichoke hearts, thawed and halved

3/4 crater capers, rinsed and drained

1/2 crater sliced black olives

4 center scallions, thinly sliced

1/2 crater finely chopped uninformed flat-leaf parsley

3/4 crater finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Place shelve in a center of a oven and feverishness to 400 F. Lightly cloak a 2-quart or 9- by 13-inch baking image with oil; set aside.

In a vast pot of pickled hot water, prepare noodles for 2 mins reduction than endorsed by package directions. Drain, afterwards send to a vast bowl. Immediately toss with a drizzle of olive oil; set aside.

Re-fill pot with H2O and move to a boil. Add a potato slices and prepare for 4 minutes. Drain well, afterwards lapse to pot.

In a tiny saucepan over center heat, feverishness butter until melted and foaming. Add flour and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Whisk in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until a salsa thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon of salt, and peppers to taste.

Add a egg noodles to a pot of potatoes; flow salsa over them. Stir in remaining teaspoon salt, tuna, artichoke hearts, capers, olives, scallions, parsley, and 1/2 crater of a Parmesan cheese. Taste and deteriorate as needed.

Spread into an even covering in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 crater Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Serves 4 to 6

Notes: Casserole might be fabricated and refrigerated for adult to 24 hours before baking.

Store leftovers in an indisputable enclosure for adult to 3 days.

From a and “Not Your Mother’s Casseroles Revised and Expanded Edition” by Faith Durand, copyright (c) 2017.

Broiled Fish with Lemon Curry Sauce


4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced

1 1/2 tablespoons minced thyme leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger

1/4 teaspoon excellent sea salt, some-more as needed

3/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Ground black pepper, to taste

4 (6-ounce) blackfish, teeter or hake fillets

Fresh lemon extract for serving

Dill fronds or uninformed parsley for serving


Heat broiler. In a tiny saucepan over center heat, warp butter. Stir in garlic, thyme, curry powder, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon salt; feverishness until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon zest.

Season fish with salt and peppers and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour salsa over fish and saut� until fish is flaky and baked through, about 5 minutes. Top with a fist of lemon extract and uninformed dill. Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

From Melissa Clark during

One Skillet Chicken with Buttery Orzo


Kosher salt, creatively belligerent pepper

6 skin-on, bone-in duck thighs (about 2 pounds total), patted dry

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1 fennel bulb, chopped, and fronds, chopped

1 leek, white and dark immature tools only, chopped

8 ounces orzo pasta

1/3 crater dry white wine

2 1/2 cups low-sodium duck broth, divided

1 tablespoon uninformed lemon juice

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest


Preheat oven to 400 F. Rain salt and afterwards some peppers all over chicken. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a center cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Nestle chicken, skin side down, in skillet in a singular covering with no gaps (if we can’t utterly fit them all, wait until duck shrinks slightly, afterwards supplement remaining pieces). Cook until beef is ambiguous around a edges and skin is low golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Turn duck skin side adult and send skillet to oven; bake, uncovered, until duck is baked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Set same skillet over center heat; brew fennel tuber and leek in skillet and shower in some salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until leek is golden around a edges, about 5 minutes. Add orzo and prepare until pasta is darkened to a good eccentric brownish-red in spots and toasty smelling, about 3 minutes. Pour in booze and cook, stirring, until glass is evaporated, about 1 minute. Add gas 1/2 crater during a time, stirring constantly and vouchsafing gas catch before adding more, until orzo is proposal and gas is mostly engrossed though vessel is not dry, 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat, supplement some-more salt and peppers to taste; brew in lemon extract and remaining 1 tablespoon butter, afterwards chopped fennel fronds. Pile duck on tip and finish with lemon zest.

From Claire Saffitz,

This is from Taste of Home’s Top 10 Recipes for 2017, that also enclosed duck fajitas, delayed cooker pot roast, cheeseburger soup, duck pot pie, boiled chicken, taco soup, Buffalo duck dip, delayed cooker brief ribs, and lasagna.

Apple Pie


1/2 crater sugar

1/2 crater packaged brownish-red sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon belligerent cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon belligerent ginger

1/4 teaspoon belligerent nutmeg

6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled spicy apples

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Pastry for double-crust cake (9 inches)

1 tablespoon butter

1 vast egg white

Additional sugar


In a tiny bowl, brew a sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a vast bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugarine mixture; toss to coat.

Line a 9-inch cake image with bottom crust; trim fritter even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining fritter to fit tip of pie. Place over filling. Trim, sign and shriek edges. Cut slits in pastry.

Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges of membrane loosely with foil.

Bake during 375 F for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 to 25 mins longer or until membrane is golden brownish-red and stuffing is bubbly. Cool on a handle rack. Yield: 8 servings.

From, creatively published in “Grandma’s Great Desserts Cookbook”


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