One of my favorite dishes from Southern Louisiana is the 2nd Line classic: Jambalaya. Not only do I love all the spice that the dish packs, but I love how easy it is to make. Once you've got the ingredients, you can produce the dish in under two hours time, which isn't bad considering it can be made in huge batches to feed a crowd. The most unusual ingredient in the dish is a type of ham widely found in the bayou, known as Tasso. While it's hard to find locally, it's easy to order online, and adds a huge amount to the dish.
2. The Perfect: Soup Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)
Andrea Nguyen, chef and author of Asian Dumplings, takes CHOW to Shanghai Dumpling King in San Francisco for what she considers the perfect xiao long bao, or Shanghai soup dumpling. Chef and owner Lu Kuang has been making them for 25 years. Andrea chats with him in the kitchen, then explains how Lu gets the soup on the inside of the dumplings. Plus, the most important information: how to eat them without losing all the soup.
3. Egg Foo Young
This dish is an old-fashioned Chinese classic. Egg foo young is an omelette dish consisting of patties fashioned from vegetables, seafood or meat, and bound together with eggs. Make them for your family or kids, using bits of leftovers. To create your own version, you will need a ratio of ~1 1/4 cups of cooked meat and vegetables for every three eggs. Double the recipe, if you like. Hakka Expert Linda Anusasananan shares this easy and fun recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
4. Chicken Involtini by Sage Russell
In Round 1 of the Food Blogger Challenge, Sage Russell shows us how to cook a deliciouschicken involtini. His original twist on this Italian classic, uses a mascarpone stuffing, with rosemary, sage, and thyme, and is filled with prosciutto, which really takes this involtini to the next level. Join Loyd Grossman in this Grokker Premium Video as he tries Sage's original dish, in the first round of Grokker's Food Blogger Challenge. Remember to love this video below, if you would like to see Sage in the next round.
5. Ciabatta Pancetta Stuffing
Stuffing with Sophistication! Grokker Expert Jennifer Cho shows you how to make this modern twist on stuffing, utilizing Ciabatta bread, pears, cranberries, and the smokiness of Italian Pancetta. Enjoy this Grokker Premium video and please check out the rest of Grokker's Thanksgiving feast series for the complete holiday menu plan.
6. Citrus-Rubbed Turkey with Cider Gravy
A citrus-salt rub the night before results in a succulent turkey; a sprinkle of paprika adds extra flavor and a deep, dark color.
7. Bacon-Cornbread Stuffing
We've been cooking together for a while now, so by this point you probably know about one of my favorite cooking rules: Bacon makes pretty much everything better. I was happy to find out, when we were putting together our Thanksgiving menu this year that the rule applies to stuffing, too!
8. Country Sausage Gravy recipe
Good eatin' don't get any better than this with this easy to make thick and creamy gravy on Chicken Fried Steak or Milk and Butter Biscuits!
9. Turkey and Potato Soup with Canadian Bacon
Ladle a hearty bowlful of creamy potato soup with this 20-minute recipe. While Canadian bacon has a fraction of the calories and slightly more protein than regular bacon, it is higher in sodium. You can substitute pancetta.
10. Easy Delicious Chicken Corn Chowder
My Slow Cooker Crock Pot ChickenCorn Chowder is one of the best stick to your ribs soups that I make. The best part of this recipe is that everything gets tossed in the slow cooker and it does all the work. I know many of my readers get nervous when they see a lot of ingredients in a recipe but keep in mind this is a whole meal in a bowl and I promis it's super easy. It's perfect for those busy nights when everyone is on a different schedule and you need to have something hot for dinner that is ready when the kids pop in and out before practice or after school. It's also great for days when you know you won't have much time in the kitchen to cook after work.I usually pop all of this in my crock pot and turn it on low. By the time I get back in the house later that evening it's soup time and the house smells amazing. I promise you will love this recipe.Slow Cooker and Crock pot recipes are easy, fast and delicious. This chicken corn chowder is a wholesome soup with fresh chicken, corn and vegetables that the whole family will love. Put it together, set it and go to work.