Duane DeMello, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Duane DeMello has tested.

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 68
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.

  • 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
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

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 Recipe with Bacon, Pepper, Spinach

Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon 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
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
Tandoori Chicken Roll-ups Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Roll-ups

For these tandoori chicken roll-ups, chicken is marinated in a yogurt-spice mixture, which lends flavor as well as tenderizes. The roll-ups are great for lunching with the kids.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6