Category Archives for Sides

Breaded Mushrooms

Crunchy and crispy breaded mushrooms made with a fail-proof batter that gives you perfect results every single time!  I already published my all-time favorite Chinese fried oyster mushrooms that are an exotic twist to regular fried mushrooms.  So, today I bring you the classic recipe of crispy deep-fried mushrooms. This is a delicious side dish […]

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Shrimp Oreganata

This shrimp oreganata is a simple way to use leftover breadcrumbs and create a fine-dining quality dish. Tender shrimps in a breadcrumb and parmesan bread… Delish! What is shrimp oreganata?  Shrimp oreganata is an American-Italian dish that is basically herb-seasoned breadcrumbs moistened with butter and olive oil topped with jumbo shrimps.  There are many variations […]

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Lemon and Parsley Couscous Pearls

This lemon and parsley couscous pearls is a quick and easy side dish with a ton of Mediterranean flavor. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and only 6 ingredients.  Couscous has been a quite trendy ingredient in the past years. The most known version is the tiny couscous that resembles quinoa grains in […]

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Brazilian Carrot Rice

One of my favorites cheap take-out is peri peri chicken with carrot rice. This is one of the easiest ways to make plain white rice a bit more interesting and flavorful.  Here in Portugal, it’s common to find restaurants specialized in Brazilian style roasted chicken, and I love them. They are extremely cheap — a […]

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Peruvian Causa Rellena

A classic of the Peruvian cuisine: causa rellena de pollo. Delicious, fresh, creamy and filling. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a main dish along with ceviche.  What is causa relllena?  This dish is like a Sheppard pie but with a creamy chicken filling instead of meat.  It has a layer of […]

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Mexican Cucumber Chili Lime Snack

Simple, healthy and refreshing. This Mexican cucumber chili lime is one of the best snacks for a low-calorie, guilt-free munch.  This “recipe” is sooooo easy that it’s kind of ridiculous to write about it. But, considering that my Mexican recipes are so popular and that you guys seem to enjoy spicy food, I decided to […]

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Tender Skillet Potatoes

Buttery, garlicky and herb-seasoned skillet potatoes. Easy to make and delicious to eat with almost any main dish. It’s a 5 ingredients side dish that only takes 30 minutes to cook! To add extra flavor and a more interesting texture, I like to add red onions to the recipe. I caramelize the onion with butter […]

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