Since being back from my recent trips to San Diego I haven’t tried any new recipes just keep making myself chicken and shrimp tacos. So I went back to review some of my past new recipes favorites to get some inspiration and motivation to try making something other than chicken or shrimp tacos or blueberry bread.
Here are some of the favorite new recipes I’ve tried since April of this year that I highly recommend to anyone looking to try something new:
Croque Monsieur – I love a good Croque Monsieur and when I see it on a brunch menu it’s usually what I order or at least something I consider ordering but never tried it at home. I finally broke down and decided to try making my own. I tried this recipe and it was delightful even thought I couldn’t get the cheese sauce to thicken up it still tasted like a Croque Monsieur. I was too lazy to cut off the crusts of the bread but that didn’t hurt the sandwich one bit, will definitely make again.
Oven Baked Crab Avocado Wontons – These were amazing, and so easy to make. I only used 1 avocado and didn’t use the full chili powder amount but OMG they so good, I’ve already made them a few more times and even made them for my parents while in San Diego and they ate them all up.
Onion Ring Sunny-side Up Eggs – Why I never thought of doing this on my own and had to see a recipe on Pinterest to give me the idea is dumb on my part. They were super easy and I’ve made them for brunch a few times since. I topped mine off with fresh chives, black pepper and hot sauce.
Peep S’mores – I tried the baked kinds and broiled kind, preferred baked better and enjoyed with Hershey’s special dark and Chuao Chocolatier Firecracker ChocoPod delicious these have been made multiple times for multiple people who all enjoyed them.
Baked Tomato and Egg Cups – Another attempt at brunch that was a success. A great easy brunch dish, next time I make them I’ll cook them closer to the 8 min mark vs the 10 min mark so the yolk does not get hard and stays a bit runny like I like them. I served mine with toast and fresh strawberries, topped off with fresh Parmesan and chives. Would be a perfect dish when inviting people over for brunch who you want to impress.
Asian-Style Chicken Soup – This soup was awesome, even after eating it for lunch and dinner for a week I was still excited for it. Each day I freshened it up by adding different veggies to it, will be making again once the weather cools off some.
Spicy Dr Pepper Ribs – Holy Cow these were amazing! The sauce was so spicy, so good and made my mouth on fire in the best way possible. I have ribs in my freezer right now that I’ll be doing a repeat of this recipe soon.
Pickled Red Onions – I’m officially addicted to these they are amazing, and I’m constantly remaking them and put them on anything and everything and nothing at all.
Soft Boiled Egg – You are probably thinking, soft boiled eggs Mitzie come on but see I was afraid to try them and now I’m kicking myself for never trying them myself. They are so good, I’ve been making these and putting them on top leftovers, in soups and everything else I think they’d be good on. I let my eggs sit out for 15-20 minutes before starting to boil the water, and I boiled them for a little over 5 minutes and perfect every time.
Turmeric prawns with kaffir lime leaves – This recipe reminded me how much I love turmeric, it’s such a distinct flavor and may not be for everyone’s palate but mine sure adores it. This dish was so spicy and flavorful but I think I used too many red chili peppers my eyes and nose wouldn’t stop running while eating it.
Mexican Chicken-Hominy Soup – The soup base was pretty weak in flavor, but after adding some of the homemade blender salsa I made and some pickled red onions it was delicious. I’ve made it a second time and just kicked up the broth a bit and it was incredible will be making again many times this fall and winter.
Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread – Safeway gave me free bananas and I honestly hate eating bananas but I got them anyway because they were free and I knew I could possibly make banana bread or muffins. It was my first time baking something from scratch after 10+ years or avoiding baking and it was a big success, very enjoyable and perfect quick weekday breakfast.
Baked Eggs – This is probably my favorite brunch recipe. I’ve made it with Spanish chorizo, green onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper and they were delicious, though the cook time needed to be longer than 10 minutes because the whites weren’t cooked all the way through. Each time I make it I mix it up with whatever I have in the fridge crack two eggs on top and in a little over 10 minutes my mouth is in heaven.
Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup – Another mouthwatering soup. This was lovely; I added some chicken, spinach and extra Thai red chilies it was a more flavorful tom ka gai. The leftovers were incredible as well and this will definitely make it on my fall and winter soup rotation.
Crispy Asian Drumsticks – Hands down one of the best chicken dishes I made in a long time. Will be baking more chicken like this; using thighs because I love thighs more. The chicken was crispy yet not greasy and tasted like fried chicken to me.
Blueberry Lemon Bread – My second baking attempt and yes another bread. Blueberries and lemons area beautiful combination. This too was a perfect and quick weekday breakfast.
Pasta with Bacon, Jalapenos, Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions and a Fried Egg – So many components to this dish but each was necessary and made it what it is. The combination of everything was like a party in my mouth can’t wait to make it again.
Garlicky Goat Cheese Grits – I think I used more garlic then the recipe called for because I LOVE garlic and I didn’t regret that one bit. They were good but a little on the thick side and I couldn’t thin them out but they worked, I served them with some shrimp, blistered cherry tomatoes, jalapenos and a fried egg the leftovers were just as tasty.
Writing this post worked last night I finally tried a new recipe and it felt good and tasted good as well!