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Chef John's Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo)

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2014
As a native Spaniard, (from Madrid), I give this recipe a 4 because is a pretty close one to be authentic. We do NOT use ham or cayenne. There is a misconception about Spanish food, we do not have that many spicy dishes at all, far from Mexican food, where they like it hot. A variation is to cut the bread in cubes instead of leaving it whole, and to stir in the egg beaten, like you do with Chinese egg drop soup.
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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
Yes, it's fast and easy, but the bottom is soggy and until I put some lemon on it, it had an off taste.
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Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce

Reviewed: May 16, 2012
After cooking for 4 hrs. the sausage lost a lot of texture, was almost mushy. I will cook the sausages on the grill or frying pan first, and add them to the sauce for only a few minute before serving. At least and thanks to the tip about simmering first it was not greasy.
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Strawberry Fields

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
This salad was one of the best I ever had, and I plan on making it often. I followed the advice given in other reviews and I cut the honey/sugar amounts, it was sweet enough, more would be overpowering.
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Roasted Garlic Tzatziki

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2012
After leaving in Greece for several years, and being taught how to make the real thing, I was OK with trying the roasted garlic, because it would give it more flavor, but NO way to put mint in it.
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Sweet and Sour Pork III

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
This recipe turned out absolutely fantastic, never again I will buy sweet and sour sauce from the store. The only change I made was to substitute the celery for a couple carrots, because my family don't care for celery. (I precooked the carrots for a minute in the microwave).
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Tzatziki Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2011
As others pointed out this is a good starter recipe, but you have to use "thick" yogurt, store bough "greek" variety or strained in colander for a few hours in the fridge at home. Also the cucumber is shredded and squeezed/drain of the liquid before adding to yogurt or you will have a runny consistency far from the real Taztziki Sauce.
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Shrimp Pil Pil

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2011
I am from Spain and Pil Pil in dishes mostly means having parsley. You could just add a tbs of chopped fresh parsley, to see if it's closer to what you enjoyed there.
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Cory's Best Calamari

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
I am from Spain, where you find this dish in every restaurant as "Calamares a la Romana", the most simple yet delicious way to serve calamari. Drizzle with some lemon juice before eating, wonderful!
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