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Koula's Best Ever Chicken Gyros

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2005
I just wanted to say that I submited this recipe, and originally I advised the use of 'tahini' - Middle Eastern susame paste traditionally used in flavoring gyros - but it was changed by the site into plain yogurt, which I think does a disservice to this recipe. In general, the addition of tahini all over the Middle East gives that final extra kick to the otherwise rather bland taste of grilled gyros. Also, lamb gyros is much more fragrant and robust than chicken one, so its even more important for the chicken one to have a right condiment.
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Vienna Schnitzel

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2003
My gran always made this for the whole family and to this day it remains one of family favorites. When I introduced my Cypriot hubby to it (he is very picky with his food), he loved it so much that he now insists I make it at least once a week. I would highly recommend it as it seems to be one of those all time favorites.
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2003
This is an awesome recipe. Very easy and incredibly tasty for so little work. Its so good in fact that I now use it as a basis for Carbonara and other white Italian sauces. 10 stars
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Crabbies

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2003
This is a wonderful recipe. It works both with muffins, and with black bread or french bagette. I made it over and over again and its wonderful. When I used the black bread bagette, I dipped it into egg wash first then put crab mixture on top, then froze it. The thing is, if you do the egg wash as well you have to put them on non-stick baking paper afterwards when you want to put them in the oven. I fell so in love with the recipe, that I now always have a frozen batch in my freezer for unexpected guests, or for when I get a craving. And, trust me, this is so good I get those a lot.
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No-Fry Spicy Potato Skins

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2003
This is an easy, yet amazingly tasty recipe. I made these potatoes several times, and was praised for them every single time. I also experimented with the recipe several times, once adding some cheddar cheese, and another time substituting cajun seasoning for the spices given in the recipe. Very versatile, and a definite keeper.
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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2003
A great recipe, with amazing dressing. I did alter it slightly though - instead of spring onion, I used 1 medium red onion cut in circles (so it formed rings)and I made 3 times the amound of dressing stated in the recipe (left the olive oil the same though). I also used some cajun spice mix on one fillet of chicken, then fried them with just a few drops of olive oil. I then cut them into thin stripes and added to the salad. In the same heavy skilet I then fried the pepper cut into strips without any oil for a few minutes. Salad was amazing, but I believe that coriander is a must. An excellent light summer meal.
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Salmon Cakes II

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2003
This was lovely and rather easy. I changed it slightly though taking other reviewers advices. I used corn meal instead of the flour to coat the outside of the cake, and added some paprika for the color (it helped bring out salmon's pinkish cue on the inside of the cake and some cayenne pepper to give it extra kick; I also added a dash of garlic powder). I baked them on buttered non-stick cooking paper and they turned out awesome. With artichoke rice salad and dill dip from this site it made for a sublime dinner.
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Artichoke Rice Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2003
A lovely, refreshing salad. I made it with salmon cakes and dill dip (both from this site), and it made for a great, yet light, summer dinner. The only reason why I gave this recipe four stars instead of five is because I changed it quite a bit mostly taking other reviewers' advices. So, I cut down the quantity of rice in half (except I made 1/3 wild rice to 2/3 while basmati rice: put wild rice into the boiling water first though, cause it takes about 10 minutes longer to cook than the white variety does). I also cut down on mayo to about 1/2 of a cup and used more curry than recomended in the recipe. It turned out perfect. This is definitelly a keeper, and next time I will consider adding raisins as well 'cause I believe they would compiment this salad nicely.
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Amy's Garlic Egg Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2003
I was a bit sceptical about baking the breaded chicken instead of frying it but this recipe proved me 150% wrong. An amazing, rich, yet easy recipe. The chicken was soft and succulent, the coating crisp and golden. I have made a few changes to it though: instead of bread crumbs I used cracker crumbs, instead of dry parsley fresh finely chopped parsley because I had no dry variety at hand, and I also added a good pinch of cayene pepper to the crumb mixture. It was absolutely sublime. I served it with buttered macaroni and red sauce and not a 'crumb' was left. Thank you Amy this is a real gem!!!
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Chili con Carne II

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2003
Mmmmmm......Yummy....Absolutelly delicious. I followed it to the letter, except I added a bit of crushed chillies to make it spicier. I served it over saffron rice (amazing color contrast), sprinkled some cilandro on top and some sour cream. Excellent. It was eaten to the last drop and its very economic if making a huge party. I also used the naan recipe from this site to make tortilla like breads (i rolled it thinner and circular). I will definitelly be making this again.
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Barbecue Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2003
Thank you so much Kristy. This was wonderful, though I didn't manage to stay entirelly true to the recipe. I substituted some ketchap, crushed chilli powder and tabasco mix for the chilli sauce (cause I had none in the house), and brandy for rum. I also reduced the quantity of brown sugar as adviced by other cooks' reviews....It came out better than I have ever eaten in the restaurant or anywhere else. Everyone raved, and almost got in a fight over the last few pieces (ha ha ha). I also made some potato skins to go with it - baked the potatoes for 1 hour in the oven, cut them in half, scooped out most of the flesh and mixed it with some sour cream, some cilandro, salt, white pepper, and grated mozarella and cheddar mix....Yummy!!! I will never bbq without making at least a starter out of these ribs (the tip about the oven was invaluable).
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Naan

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2003
An amazing, versatile dish. The best bread I have ever made, and trust me I made a few.....It was easy to make (save that I needed only 4 cups of flower instead of 4 and a half stated in the recipe, for soft, pliable dough that doesn't stick). Maybe it was up to the kind of flour. I will never make Indian again without this naan, though I am aware that it will steel the show every time....Thanks Mic, this is a definite keeper.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2003
Very very good basic recipe. Definitelly a keeper. I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers and added chopped fresh herbs a 2 cloves of garlic to the dough. It was sublime....
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Spicy Fish Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2003
This is a wonderful wonderful recipe. I changed it a bit by adding a tea spoon of cajun seasoning and I used fresh fish (cooked it much longer than recomended with the bones, then took the bones out and returned chunks of meat back into the soup). Also, I used greek style yogurt. It is absolutelly deliscious and such a rich taste. I will definitely make it again.
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Mexican Rice II

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2003
Personally, I enjoyed this rice very much. A great change from the boiled or steamed standard. My husband, on the other hand, did not at all. I think next time I will add a little less tomato, and prolong the cooking time, since I believe it needs a bit longer than the original recipe cites.
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African Curry

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2003
This is a very good basic recipe, but I felt it lacked something, so I experimented a bit with it. Finally, I discovered that adding about tablespoon of brown sugar drastically improves the taste and helps balance the taste of coconut milk with tartness of tomatoes and curry.
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Creamy Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2003
This seems to be fail-proof. I made it a number of times and each time it came out perfect. I also added a pinch of nutmeg and thought the sauce only benefited from it. It is now a staple in our home: I usually made it for grilled trout, or steamed veggies. Excellent recipe.
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Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2003
Not being American I stumbled randomly onto muffuletta concept. Since then I tried a bunch of different muffuletta recipes, but this one is amazing. I followed it to the letter, and the result was amazing.....Extremely rich yet refreshing taste. My husband, who is a very choosy eater loved it and everyone else who tried was impressed. I don't know what the original tastes like, but would recomend this recipe to anyone. Oh, and not to forget, it is really important to let the olive mixture stand at least overnight for the flavors to develop (tasting it straight away takes away at least half of its charm).
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