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Your Unusual Flavor Combinations

I was just e-strolling through Serious Eats and noticed a recipe for yellow split peas with spices like curry leaves, cumin, ginger, etc: a classic flavor profile. That made me start thinking about which of my recipes have rare or unusual flavor combinations. My fig-walnut-gorgonzola pasta comes to mind, as well as a red lentil soup with tamarind paste and fresh ginger; roasted mushrooms with a lot of lime juice; and our dessert of plantains cooked with coconut milk and molasses. Maybe they seem common to serious eaters like you but I haven't encountered those flavor combinations anywhere else.

What about you? Any personal recipes or favorite foods out there that strike you as one-of-a-kind or at least unusual?

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