European Cuisine

They don't call it Continental cuisine for nothing. From the sweet delights of Austria and the hearty cassoulets of France to the pastas of Italy and the tapas of Spain, these recipes bring European flair and European flavor to your table.

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Hungarian Paprika Chicken

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Hot Hungarian paprika adds a rich, robust flavor to this creamy chicken main-dish recipe.

Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Cheese

Food & Wine

American chefs are busy riffing on this Italian classic. Here, F&W's Grace Parisi shares a traditional recipe with three tasty variations: Carrot-Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Garlic-Potato Gnocchi and Rye-Potato Gnocchi.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Sorrel Mousse with Lemon Cream

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When he was working as a caterer, Patrick O'Connell would often study the cookbooks at his local library during his downtime. He discovered his affinity for French food while reading the works of legendary writer Elizabeth David; he especially loved the sorrel sauce he found in her 1960 book, French Provincial Cooking. When he opened The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, he experimented with sorrel in lots of different ways, eventually creating this exquisite, tangy mousse.

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Chicken with Piquillos

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Pilar Sanchez, an elderly home cook who lives in Asturias, taught Mario Batali and Mark Bittman how to make pollo casero, a luscious chicken in rich white wine and pepper sauce. When they asked where she buys her poultry, Sanchez told them to go to her yard and listen for the "singing in the field" from the chickens she raises.

Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Onion-Dill Bread

Midwest Living

German Skillet Supper

Midwest Living
Total: 35 mins

Chocolate-Hazelnut Baklava

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Chef Way: Ana Sortun's pastry chef, Maura Kilpatrick, adds cinnamon and cocoa nibs to the syrup that soaks her chocolate baklava.

Easy Way: The baklava is fabulous even with a basic honey syrup; no need for cocoa nibs and cinnamon.

Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Tacos Al Pastor

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This Mexican recipe is extra hot. The dried guajillo chilies pack a lot of heat and give an authentic spiciness to the pineapple and pork filling. Serve in warm corn tortillas with onion, cilantro, and sour cream.

Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Cabernet Sauce

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Chef Robert Wiedmaier gives butchering demos at the Butcher's Block in Alexandria, Virginia. At his restaurant next door, Brabo, he serves elegant dishes, like this veal chop. To make the wine sauce even more complex, use demiglace (concentrated veal stock) instead of beef stock and flour. Demiglace is available from dartagnan.com.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

New Potato-Cabbage Salad

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Russian Braised Brisket

Diabetic Living

Fresh Peach Mojito

Diabetic Living
Total: 10 mins

Creamy Pasta with Tomato Confit and Fresh Goat Cheese

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Terrance Brennan cooks this pasta risotto-style by stirring in rich chicken stock a ladleful at a time. As the pasta releases its starch, the dish becomes delicately milky. Instead of finishing the dish with a knob of butter, he folds in fresh goat cheese, which turns creamy in the gentle heat. Brennan uses a small, tube-shaped pasta called ditalini, but any small cut works.

Total: 1 hr

Stuffed Caprese

Midwest Living

Mushroom and Herb Pizza

Diabetic Living

Shrimp Enchiladas

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These low-fat enchiladas are filled with a saucy mixture of shrimp and mild poblano chiles.

Veal Goulash with Paprika, Caraway, and Fried Capers

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At Seasonal Restaurant and Weinbar, Wolfgang Ban makes his goulash with succulent veal cheeks; here he adapts the recipe for easier-to-find veal shoulder.

Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
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