Bookmarks: 3 Recipes We Can’t Wait to Try

Like me, you probably have a long list of recipes on your “gotta try” list, and like most families we usually find ourselves relying on a short list of quick, “go-to” recipes to get us through the weekday rush. Meanwhile, that list keeps getting longer… Here are three tasty-sounding recipes that have been lingering on my mind for quite a while. I’ll make sure to report back when I’ve had the chance to try them. What’s on your list??

Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower Fritters with a Spicy Sauce) from eCurry. Indian-Chinese fusion = yum! I never heard of Manchurian sauce until coming across this recipe, but I am intrigued. According to Wikipedia: “It is said to have been invented in 1975 by Nelson Wang; Wang described his invention process as starting from the basic ingredients of an Indian dish, namely chopped garlic, ginger, and green chilis, but next, instead of adding garam masala, he put in soy sauce instead.” Do any of you have experience eating or making it? I’ll bet with a little tinkering we can make this one at least reasonably kid-friendly.

Lemon Poppyseed Olive Oil Muffins from In Jennie’s Kitchen. There’s something about the combination of lemons and olive oil in a muffin that just sounds utterly divine, don’t you think?We’ve been watching the lemons on our deck inch towards ripeness and I’m bookmarking this recipe just for them.

Shakshuka from Smitten Kitchen. Aside from having an awesome name, Shakshuka is an Middle Eastern dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. My kind of brunch! My son loves eggs and we all love having breakfast for dinner — so this one has definite possibilities.

What’s on your “gotta try” list?

6 thoughts on “Bookmarks: 3 Recipes We Can’t Wait to Try

  1. Indo-Chinese cuisine is huge in India and believe or not in Queens, NY as well. I think there may be a restaurant in Palo Alto that tries its hand at it.

    Lemon/ olive oil muffins sound like the cake I have made with Olive Oil, Orange Juice & Orange zest. Its a perfect afternoon tea cake because its light, not overly indulgent and doesn’t makes you feel a little less guilty… Its from Simply recipes (Elise?).

    Love the collages…great way to introduce a new type of art into your blog.

    • Hmm I’ll have to check up on that Palo Alto restaurant… I have some south bay friends who have some favorite Muslim-Chinese places down there as well…. I will look up that tea cake recipe — had an olive oil cake at a restaurant here in SF a while back and it has haunted me (in a good way), but I just haven’t had the chance to try it.

  2. Mine will be mostly bread recipes. I love home made fresh bread but some how it doesn’t turn out the way it is supposed to be. So compared to other recipes I want to try bread recipes are the longest.

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