If all the dishes we made from scratch this year were contained in a virtual recipe file, which 10 creations would rise to the top as our favorites?
We flipped through our 2017 recipe file, and we learned a couple of things: First, we swooned over many a dish this year. Second, it wasn’t easy to pick just 10 favorites. But we did. From a lasagna with an unexpected twist to a Southern grilled peach salad, we’ve picked our most scrumptious recipes of the year.
Here they are. Enjoy!
Smoky baby back ribs in a root beer glaze
A slab of baby back ribs gets aromatic love from a genius spice rub and root beer glaze.
Grandma Guarnaschelli's Lasagna with mini meatballs
Here's a lasagna recipe that feels traditional despite an unexpected twist: It calls for mini meatballs instead of classic Bolognese sauce or simple ragu.
Pickled shrimp and a michelada
Southern pickled shrimp take on spicy notes when given a Mexican-inspired escabeche treatment.
A seafood paella that loves the skillet
Here’s a recipe that doesn’t require a backyard paella pan, a flamenco soundtrack or even traditional Spanish bomba rice.
Mango salmon bowls with coconut rice
This vibrant salmon dish blends Alaskan fish with very South Florida flavor notes.
Red lentil stew that’s ‘like a big hug’
This red lentil stew gets round, rich notes from coconut oil and curry powder, a spicy lift from ginger and garlic, and a little smokiness from chili powder.
Southern grilled peach salad
This grilled peach dish is as lovely as it is adaptable. Its sweet-salty-smoky notes will make it the perfect savory salad.
Genius ginger fried rice
This rice dish takes aromatic notes from ginger and garlic and richness from peanut oil. It comes together nicely with a sprinkling of crisped garlic.
Fragrant, cheese-filled tomato basil tart
The buttery crust of this tomato tart holds contrasts ranging from creamy (mascarpone) to sharp (Parmesan, Gruyère) to sweet (plum tomatoes).
Apple cider doughnuts
It may be tough to find an apple tree in South Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the fruit’s autumnal potential.