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The Top 10 recipes of 1999:

  • Recipe: Tom Yum Soup

      Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes * Low-Fat Note: Look for straw mushrooms, Thai chiles and Kaffir leaves at Asian markets. 4 cups Thai Chicken Broth 1/2 cup peeled shrimp 1 (15-ounce) can straw mushrooms, drained and rinsed 6 to 8 roasted dried Thai chiles 3 tablespoons fish...

  • Recipe: Keswick Hall Pistachio Madeleines

      Note: Madeleines are such dainty little cookies, but when they're done right, they pack one delicious buttery wallop. And these are done very right, indeed. This recipe was published in Culinary SOS in October after reader Rebecka Dickson of Calabasas asked columnist Rose Dosti for the recipe....

  • Recipe: Oven-Steamed Salmon

    Recipe: Oven-Steamed Salmon

    Note: Talk about a simple recipe. Talk about fabulous taste. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons wrote in June about the easy trick of steaming salmon in the oven, a technique he learned years ago from Paula Wolfert. Spring's wild salmon, which has a "rambunctious" taste, Parsons wrote, is ideal for...

  • Recipe: Tortilla Soup

      Note: Times Test Kitchen Cook Mayi Brady regularly creates recipes for our Quick Fix and Second Helpings columns. When that far-away look in her eye turns to a glimmer, you know she has something good in mind. This spicy, filling soup by Brady was published as a Quick Fix in late July--prime...

  • Recipe: Pleasantville Deluxe Date Squares

    Recipe: Pleasantville Deluxe Date Squares

      Note: There may be those who don't understand the wonders of dates, how sweet and buttery they can be, how richly satisfying and oh-so-decadent. But freelance writer Marcy Goldman, whose bar cookie recipes were published in September, knocked our socks off with these dense, chewy cookies. They...

  • Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops With Poblano Cream Sauce

      Note: You really don't need to wait for summer to grill in Southern California. Any time is fine. This recipe from Times Test Kitchen Director Donna Deane was published as part of a barbecue package in July. At this season, warm things up by adding another poblano or cayenne pepper to the sauce....

  • Recipe: Christmas Bread and Butter Pickles

      Note: Active Work Time: 30 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 1 hour plus 3 hours for chilling This recipe was adapted from the 1951 edition of "Joy of Cooking" by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker. The combination of green and red in these pickles will remind you of Christmas. Process...

  • Recipe: Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

      Note: "Brussels sprouts are ugly and they smell bad." A strong statement from Times Food Editor Russ Parsons, one you wouldn't expect to find with a top recipe. But that happens only when they're overcooked, as he pointed out in this recipe published in February. When Brussels sprouts are given...

  • Recipe: Cucumber Kimchi (Oi Sobaegi Kimchi)

      Note: Buchu, or wild leeks, can be found in Korean markets. Active Work Time: 30 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 1 hour plus 1 day standing 1/2 gallon plus 1/3 cup water 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon salt 20 Asian pickling cucumbers 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch...

  • Recipe: Squash and Bean Sprout Fritters With Large Tiger Shrimp

      Note: Dried shrimp can be found at Asian markets. Active Work and Preparation Time: 55 minutes SQUASH 1 1/2 pounds kabocha squash, unpeeled 3 carrots 1/2 cup baby dried shrimp 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound bean sprouts 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons salt...

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