Duane DeMello, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Duane DeMello has tested.

Shrimp Paste Recipe

Shrimp Paste

Shrimp paste is a classic southern treat. Small shrimp is blended with butter, shallots, and spices. Smear the shrimp paste on biscuits or toast points.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Oyster Stew Recipe

Oyster Stew

This oyster stew, rich with cream and plump with oysters, is a classic and consummate first course for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 3
Salmon Mousse Pinwheels Recipe

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Thyme, Lemon, and Sea-Salt Shortbread Recipe

Thyme, Lemon, and Sea-Salt Shortbread

These savory shortbreads are seasoned with thyme, lemon, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Serve the shortbreads as a snack or as an hors d’oeuvre with wine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 5
ramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Bruschetta by Fran Gage

Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Bruschetta

For caramelized onion and balsamic vinegar bruschetta, the onion is cooked until brown then drizzled with balsamic vinegar and piled on the bruschetta.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Cheddar and Chiles Bread Recipe

Cheddar and Chiles Bread

Dense and savory, this bread recipe is shot through with cheddar cheese and plenty of green chiles for a Mexican-inspired loaf. Great for sandwiches.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 2
White Almond Gazpacho Recipe

White Almond Gazpacho

Perfect for a hot summer day, white Spanish gazpacho has the mellow flavor of almonds. Garnish with grapes or try gooseberries for a sweet, tart flavor.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 0
Margarita Granita Recipe

Margarita Granita

Tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and Cointreau. It’s not a margarita. It’s a sorbet. And it’s what for dessert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 11 H
  • 0
Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon, Peppers, and Spinach Recipe

Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon, Peppers, and Spinach

This bread pudding is filled with bacon, peppers, spinach, and cheese making it a one-dish meal. It’s ideal for Christmas and Thanksgiving, but it works for the remaining 363 days, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Goat Cheese in Phyllo with Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe

Goat Cheese in Phyllo with Roasted Pepper Salad

This goat cheese in phyllo dish is a lovely variation of a classic French salad. Serve it as an appetizer or late-night nibble.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0
Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Salad and Avocado Recipe

Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Salad and Avocado

As fresh tasting as it is colorful, this Japanese inspired tuna tartare appetizer is best with cucumber, red onions, and chiles from the farmer’s market.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers Recipe

Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

These pork chops with vinegar and sweet peppers are juicy because they’re brined. Bell peppers add sweetness to the pork chops, while vinegar adds tang.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
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