Recipes from SAVEUR Issue #136

A collection of all the recipes published in the March 2011 issue of SAVEUR Magazine.

Saffron Rice Balls (Arancine)

No snack is as beloved in Sicily as these saffron-scented rice balls arancine filled with ragu.
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These addictive chickpea fritters or panelle, are a classic Sicilian street food. See Recipe For Chickpea Fritters » Landon Nordeman

Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi Arrostiti)

Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi Arrostiti)

Dry-Cured Olives with Rosemary and Orange

These olives are incredibly simple—all you have to do is mix them with orange zest and juice, rosemary, and pepper, then let them sit for an hour.

Mixed Seafood Grill

This is the quintessential Sicilian supper: fresh seafood grilled to perfection with a squeeze of lemon juice.
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Sicilians know seafood and they know pasta. It makes so much sense that they would make a great combination. Landon Nordeman

Easter Lamb Pie

Easter Lamb Pie

Sicilian Cannoli

Ricotta impastata, a smoother and drier version of ricotta, is typically used for filling Sicilian cannoli. This recipe comes from cookbook author Nick Malgieri. Get the recipe for Sicilian Cannoli »
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See the Recipe Todd Coleman

Lentil Soup with Caraway and Minted Yogurt

In this Indian-inspired dish lentils are flavored with caraway and coriander to make a quick, fragrant soup. Get the recipe for Lentil Soup with Caraway and Minted Yogurt »

Cassava Custard (Bibingka)

In this dessert from the Philippines, grated cassava and coconut milk make a rich custard, best served warm with coffee or tea.

Eggs and Scallions with Toasted Cassava Flour

Brazilians often toast cassava flour in butter to crisp it and deepen its color and flavor; sometimes they combine the resulting buttery farofa with eggs and onions, too. This dish, called Farofa de Ovo e Cebolinha, is based on one in Leticia Moreinos Schwartz’s The Brazilian Kitchen (Kyle Books, 2010).

Pão de Queijo

If you can’t find sour tapioca starch to make this Brazilian cheese bread, sweet tapioca starch will yield equally delicious results. Get the recipe for Pão de Queijo »
This hearty soup is made with cassava, beef, chicken, and pork.

Tapioca Pudding

Meringue adds lightness and body to classic vanilla-scented tapioca pudding.
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Cassava with Garlic and Citrus In this recipe for Yuca con Mojo, starchy cassava, boiled until tender and brightened with a citrusy marinade, makes a great side dish for grilled or roasted meats. See the recipe for Cassava with Garlic and Citrus » __Back to Taking Root: Cassava Claims Its Place On The American Table »_ Todd Coleman

Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes

For this simple Sicilian Easter dish, cosciotto di agnello con patate, a leg of lamb is roasted over a bed of potatoes. Get the recipe for Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes »
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Don’t sweat the folding technique for this chewy, tomato and cheese pie. “The uglier your scaccia looks, the better it tastes,” says Roberta Corradin, who gave us the recipe. See Recipe For Tomato and Cheese Pie » Landon Nordeman

Sicilian Cassata Cake

Fabrizia Lanza taught us to make this classic Sicilian cake, rimmed in pistachio marzipan. Get the recipe for Sicilian Cassata Cake »

St. Joseph’s Day Fritters

These crunchy Sicilian fritters are topped with a cinnamon-ricotta filling. Get the recipe for St. Joseph’s Day Fritters »

Maple Squares with Walnuts

Serve these chewy dessert squares in shallow bowls, with a pitcher of cream to be poured over the top.

Maple Sugar Pie

When making this recipe for tarte au sucre d’erable, home cook Nathalie Decaigny folds any extra dough over the side of the pan for an extra-thick crust and serves the tart warm with whipped cream. See the recipe for Maple Sugar Pie »

Maple Syrup-Roasted Tomatoes

Maple syrup intensifies the sweetness of roasted tomatoes—serve these with toothpicks as an appetizer or use them to top salads, pizza, and pastas.
A rich, creamy mushroom and rice soup is balanced by the addition of sweet maple syrup. See the recipe for Wild Rice Soup with Maple Syrup »

Crepes with Maple Sugar & Syrup

These simple crepes, rolled up with maple sugar and syrup while still warm, make an indulgent breakfast. Get the recipe for Crepes with Maple Sugar & Syrup »

Maple Syrup Dumplings

The warm flavor of maple syrup enhances rich dumplings in a super-simple, comforting dessert.

Pho Bac

Pho Bac

Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This classic sweet and sour eggplant dish is rich and sweetened with caramelized onions and raisins.

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This traditional stewed chicken dish owes its bright, spicy kick to a marinade with fiery Scotch bonnet peppers.

Maple Rye Sour

Forget the sours of your teenage years; this sophisticated update uses maple syrup to temper rye whiskey, with fresh lemon and orange juices to brighten things up. Maple Rye Sour »

Hibiscus Rose Vesper

To kick its flavor up a notch, this rosy pink cocktail calls for craft-distilled, Plantation vodka. Get the recipe for Hibiscus Rose Vesper »