November 18, 2012 – November 24, 2012

Potted Shrimp

The idea of shoving lovely, tender shrimp into a little pot may seem a bit backwards to some, but once you've tasted the gently seasoned butter and lovely tender shrimp you'll understand why this classic British dish is coming back into style. More

Mushroom and Root Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie is a natural fit for Thanksgiving ingredients like squash and root vegetables. They get roasted to intensify their flavor, combined with mushrooms for some added flavor and heft, stirred into a rich, creamy, comforting sauce, and topped with smooth mashed potatoes, which get brown and crisp when the dish goes back into a hot oven. The end result is decadent enough to satisfy a holiday-sized appetite, and might even turn the heads of a few of your meat-eating friends and relatives. More

Steamed Pumpkin Custard

This is a streamlined version of the famous Thai steamed pumpkin custard -- you know, the kind where you steam a whole pumpkin along with the custard filling, the kind that isn't as easy to make as many recipes want you to think (I'll talk more about this in due time). You get pretty much the same taste out of it without nearly as much fuss. This appeals to a lazy person like me who's always looking for a faster, easier way to do everything. More