Duane DeMello, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Duane DeMello has tested.

A bowl filled with jambalaya and topped with duck and sausage

Duck Jambalaya

Jambalaya get a new look with this recipe. Duck breasts are grilled then added to the pot along with rice, ham, onions, and bell peppers. Hot and spicy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A white bowl of savory bread pudding with peppers, bacon, and spinach on top of a folded napkin

Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon

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.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

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

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 74
Shrimp Paste

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

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
A white cake stand with four spirals of pumpernickel bread, salmon mousse, and smoked salmon

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

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
A loaf of Cheddar and chiles bread, with two slices cut, on a wicker tray

No-Knead Cheddar-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

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
Goat cheese and herbs wrapped in a phyllo pastry log along side a red pepper salad

Goat Cheese in Phyllo Pastry

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
Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

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