Moroccan-Spiced Chicken

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Moroccan-Spiced Chicken
Spiced chicken with a green bean and carrot side dish.
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  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 450F. Toss the green beans and carrots with 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. ras el hanout, and salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the upper rack until tender and lightly browned, addint the almonds halfway through, 25-30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken on both sides with the remaining 1 tsp. ras el hanout and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add to the skillet; cook until browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to another rimmed baking sheet and roast on the lower rack until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and add the shallot. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits, then add the apricots, olives, and harissa. Cook until the apricots soften and the broth is reduced by 2/3rds, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Pour any accumulated juices from the chicken into the sauce.
  4. Slice the chicken and serve with the roasted veggies. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Food Network

Thai Steak Cabbage Wraps

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Thai Steak Cabbage Wraps
Flavors are fresh and vibrant in this easy take-out style dish.
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  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Turn off the heat, add the rice noodles and stir to loosen. Let sit until tender, 2-4 minutes; drain and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Shake out as much water as possible and transfer the noodles to a medium bowl. Toss with 1 tsp. sesame oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup water, the chili sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, and 2 pinches of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper and rub all over with the oyster sauce and remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil. Grill the steak 5-6 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile pull off 16 outer leaves from the cabbage and cut off the leafy tops. Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Fill the cabbage leaves with the noodles, mango, steak, peanuts, cilantro, and basil. Season with salt. Serve with the sauce. Enjoy!
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Recipe adapted from Food Network

Sheet Pan Meatloaf Supper

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Sheet Pan Meatloaf Supper
A full meal deal in this recipe.
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a large sheet pan with foil, generously spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Put the potatoes in the center of the foil, salt and pepper them, to taste. Fold the foil up around the potatoes to create a bowl add in the water, and finish folding the packet to seal it all. Cook for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl add egg, onion, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, panko, 2 Tbsp milk, parsley, and ground beef. Mix everything together until evenly combined. Form the mixture into 6 mini meatloaves. Scoot the potato packet to the left side of the pan. Add the meatloaves to the middle of the hot pan. Spread the ketchup evenly over the loaves. Return the pan to the oven, baking for 23-25 minutes. Take the pan out, and use a paper towel to sop up any grease.
  3. Add the beans to the right side of the pan, in a single layer. Drizzle them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently. Bake again for 18-20 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven. Open the potato packet, careful to avoid the steam. Transfer them to a bowl. Add the butter and milk, salt and pepper to taste. Mask until smooth. Serve with mini meatloaf, and green beans. Enjoy!
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Recipe adapted from 4 Sons R Us

Al Kabsa

In my quest to try recipes representing teams playing in the World Cup.  I found this one for Saudi Arabia, original recipe is found on Genius Kitchen.

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Al Kabsa
This is a lovely chicken dish you serve on rice.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Kabsa Spice Mix
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Kabsa Spice Mix
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  1. Melt butter in large stockpot. Add chicken, onion and garlic. Saute until onion is tender. Stir in tomato puree and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes, carrots, cloves and all the spices and S&P. Cook for a few minutes and then add broth. Let cook until chicken is done. Should thicken up a bit. Add raisins and let plump for about 2 minutes. Serve over rice and top with the toasted almonds.

Italian Sausage Soup

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Italian Sausage Soup
Hearty soup. You can add rice to the recipe if desired.
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  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up in to chunks until fully browned. Add the onion, garlic, and fennel seeds, and cook 2 minutes, just until fragrant. Add the chile flakes, broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in kale, stirring until wilted. Taste and adjust soup with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls topped with cheese. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Always Order Dessert