Another countdown post! Because I know you’re dying for end-of-year content, oh three readers of mine. Anyway, I decided to flip through this year’s recipes and point out some favorites. Here are some thoughts on dishes posted to Missy’s Recipes in 2010.
Favorite Dish for a Crowd: Beer-Braised Brisket. For one thing, making brisket was really fun. But this made a huge splash at Christmas potluck, and though it was time-consuming, it really wasn’t all that hard.
Favorite Dish I’ve Never Made Before: Matzoh Ball Soup. Consider me addicted. Also, I’m a huge fan of the “Blue Ribbon Cookbook”, which this is from.
Dish I had most fun tinkering with: Milanese (Pork, chicken, etc.). I made this at least four times, and liked trying out different approaches. I think this one is probably the best, though I applied the same technique to pork chops rather than chicken and liked it even more, so it’s still a work in progress.
Favorite Side Dish: Eggplant With Honey and Ginger. I made quite a few Monica Bhide dishes this year, and this one deserves special mention. The leftovers even work in a sandwich.
Favorite Self-Generated Recipe: Scallops with Pea Puree. If only for the Top Chef reference.
Favorite Overall Meal: This Mediterranean fish, awesome eggplant and quinoa combination.
Favorite dish not made by me: John’s patatas bravas. Though I also need to get a copy of Coop’s awesome brussels sprouts dish with bacon and figs, yum.
Favorite cooking project: Ginger duck. This was a cooking goal last year that I was happy to check off.
Favorite Weight Watchers Recipe: Springtime Soup with Pesto. Though I follow WW, I tend to adapt my own or other recipes rather than rely on theirs, which tend to be too simplistic. But I really liked this vegetable soup dish.
Best Meatless Dish: Jerk Tofu. Courtesy of Joy of “Almost Meatless” fame.
Favorite Cooking Light Recipe: Honey-wine braised chicken thighs with mustard greens. A tough one, as CL was a major inspiration this year.
Favorite Fish Recipe: Rockfish with Spinach and Bacon. I made a ton of fish this year, so this was another tough call.