Main Dishes

Collection by Nadina Robinson

Grilled Hoisin Beef

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
The (underrated) hoisin sauce is a thickened, fermented soy-sauce-like substance, flavored with chilies, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and, of course, exotic spices. It makes a great marinade. And unless you horribly overcook it, this skirt steak is juicy and tender.

No-Fuss Falafel

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Simple, easy, and delicious falafel - no breaking apart or spattering while frying! Try serving with pita, parsley and hummus or tahini sauce! Falafel is best when it is fresh. However, if you have leftovers, heat in a single layer in the oven to maintain crispiness.

Orange and Milk-Braised Pork Carnitas

Rating: 5 stars 94
It must have been the subliminal beer and liquor advertising that got me, because I wasn't even thinking about Cinco de Mayo when I decided to make this milk-braised pork carnitas recipe. The milk braising beforehand seems to give the meat a little extra succulence. The subtle sweetness from the orange is also very nice.

Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
Korean rice bowl with vegetables, chili, and beef, topped with a fried egg.

Marination's Korean Philly Cheese Steak

Rating: 5 stars 4
Chef Mario Hevia developed this Asian twist on an American classic in a quest to bring together contrasting flavors and textures of sweet and salty, tender and crunchy. And, of course, with gooey cheese on top. He melts the cheese directly in the pan before laying it on top of the sandwich fillings, making it extra gooey.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 469
Works with any cut of meat, but recipe listed is for chicken. Two-pound cuts work best. Given to me from my aunt!

Chicken and Dumplings Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 16
This chicken and dumplings casserole is comfort food at its best.

Mom's Chicken and Dumplings (Slow Cooker Version)

Rating: 4 stars 16
This is a favorite recipe originally made by my mother with chicken on-the-bone and homemade broth cooked over a stove. I have found I don't have the time to start from scratch and that this version tastes just as good with less fuss! You can substitute freshly cooked chicken, if desired. You can line the slow cooker with a slow cooker liner for easy clean-up.

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 104
This marinated grilled chicken is not only fast and easy, it's also budget-friendly and kid-approved! Serve with lime wedges and pico de gallo.

Cilantro Lime Steak Salad

Rating: 5 stars 6
Broiled steak and a sweet cilantro-lime dressing — perfect for salad night.

Turkey Pot Pie II

Rating: 4.5 stars 255
This recipe can be made in small individual size pie pans or in a large pie pan as well. This can also be prepared in advance and frozen once assembled and baked later.

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
A delicious Pacific Northwest recipe made with smoked salmon and cream cheese. Garnish with fresh herbs or avocado slices for a beautiful presentation.