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Old Charleston-Style Shrimp and Grits

Rating: 5 stars 1153
This shrimp and grits recipe is a traditional low-country favorite!

Kale and Feta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 153
I've been making variations of this kale feta salad for years. I recently learned how to massage the kale, which makes a huge difference. I had a friend ask for my recipe, and I realized I didn't have one. This is my first attempt at writing a recipe, so please let me know how it works out! I like changing the ingredients: sometimes a pear instead of an apple, cranberries instead of currants, Parmesan instead of feta, etc. Great as a side dish or by itself the next day for lunch!

Chef John's Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 271
This cauliflower pizza crust is a delicious gluten-free alternative. If you'd never heard about pizza before and someone served this to you, you'd really enjoy it. Texture aside, the flavor of this final product was very pizza-like, and I'll be doing further experiments to be sure.

Sherry Braised Beef Short Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 467
Beef short ribs are pretty much foolproof, and as long as two things happen, you are in for some very fine eats. First, the beef must be really well browned – I'm talking deep, dark, crusty, and caramelized. The other key step is easier. To paraphrase an expression, 'stick a fork in them, they're done.' Just braise them until they're fork-tender. After browning properly, the only way to mess these up is to undercook them, so don't.

Garlic-Ginger Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 321
My mom lives in a small town in western New York, called Clifton Springs. Whenever I go home to visit, I usually indulge in some Buffalo chicken wings from a place called Emerson's. They have two flavors of wings; Buffalo-style, and sweet and sour. I came up with what turned out to be a deliciously sticky, ginger and garlic glaze. I really hope you give these a try.

Chef John's Shrimp Étouffée

Rating: 5 stars 545
A popular Cajun classic featuring seasoned shrimp in a thick, spicy stew.

Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Lamb Chops

Rating: 5 stars 53
This grilled lamb chop recipe uses both Indian and Italian cooking techniques. The Indian-style yogurt marinade is flavored with three Italian favorites: garlic, oregano, and rosemary.

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

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
Sopa de Ajo is a wonderfully rustic bread soup spiked with sliced garlic, paprika, and ham. If that wasn't enough to get your attention, it's also topped with eggs poached in a fragrant, brick-red broth. It's like a steaming bowl of breakfast-for-dinner.

Grandma's Chili

Rating: 4 stars 11
This is a hand-me-down from my Grandma. I like it because it doesn't have kidney beans and it has a bit of a sweet taste. It's a brown chili not a red one - no tomatoes.

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 661
This chicken and mushrooms recipe video is an experiment in extreme self-control; I wanted to challenge myself to make a chicken and mushrooms recipe using only chicken and mushrooms.

Stuffed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
My husband LOVES these potatoes. The potatoes are baked and then scooped out. Mix potatoes with shredded cheddar and the 'secret' zing- sour cream and onion dip. Goes great with a grilled steak!

Chicken and Olives

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
The sharp, briny bite of olives is the dominant flavors here, which is why it pairs so well with chicken breast. This is one of those dishes where, if you tasted the chicken and sauce separately, you probably wouldn't be very impressed, but together they're magic.