'paprika' on Serious Eats

Smoky Fried Chickpeas

This is the sort of recipe made for those who entertain frequently—an elegant little pre-dinner snack that wows without requiring all that much effort. These briefly fried canned chickpeas crisp in olive oil scented with lemon and thyme, getting all nice and crunchy on the outside while retaining a bit of creaminess within. More

Dinner Tonight: Patatas Riojanas (Potatoes with Chorizo)

This is the kind of dead-simple dish that is perfect after the holidays. You won't need a dozen different pots, or 30 different ingredients. Everything is cooked in one pot, and can be finished in under 30 minutes. My only worry about this recipe from Blue Kitchen was that it was going to be a little too simple. Everything is sauteed -- even the potatoes -- which is a new one for me. Then the ingredients are covered with water and simmered. How could that be good? More

Dinner Tonight: Red Pepper Soup with Toasted Cumin Seeds

I'm not much of a red pepper soup guy. It's not that I hate the stuff, it's just that blended soups in general don't usually excite me. But I am a sucker for the traditional Indian spices which show up in this recipe from Bal Arneson on the Cooking Channel. And when you add smoked paprika, which I've been addicted to for months now, I just couldn't pass it up. I imagined a multi-layered soup, with a slightly smokey edge, warming and just slightly sweet from the peppers. More

Dinner Tonight: Moroccan Spinach and Chickpeas

I had assumed that the mixture of spinach and chickpeas was solely an Indian combination. The creaminess of the spinach is a perfect match for the hearty chickpeas, and with the addition of a few spices, it could turn into a satisfying full meal. Well, it turns that if you change some of those spices and add an interesting new thickener, you can end up in Morocco with a completely new dish. It's kind of astonishing. More

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