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Finding more hidden gem recipes (Part 1)

It's kind of natural (and well deserved) that winners, finalists, community picks, wild cards etc., get a lot of views and come on top of search results. However, sometimes this makes hidden gems on the site more difficult to find. So, in attempt to discover new recipes, I devised a series of questions... Let's start with this one: "What was the dish you were absolutely certain will do great in a competition, but kind of fell through the cracks?"

I will start with my Guinness Lacquered Pork Belly, http://food52.com/recipes...

One dish only, and please include the link.

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asked over 1 year ago
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em-i-lis

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added over 1 year ago

QueenSashy, I think this is a great question! I'll add this: http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

boulangere's First Night in Florence Spaghetti! (I'm just happy that many have found it on the site) It's absolutely PERFECT!
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

boulangere's recipe is the most deserving but if I had to pick one of my own, I think it would be this one
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

oops! I'll try againhttp://food52.com/recipes...

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boulangere

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added over 1 year ago

Thank you, Pat!

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

Pat, you have so many good recipes. This one of yours is my go-to for vegetarian chili, and I have some in my freezer right now:http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

I'll play:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

This recipe of yours does occasionally get some love, but it's so great I wanted to post it here: http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

I'm in:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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boulangere

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added over 1 year ago

I had high hopes for the beer theme, too:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

This recipe of yours is a favorite of mine-- all your bread baking instructions are fantastic. http://food52.com/recipes...

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hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

I'll play, too. My husband and I really, really loved this soup: http://food52.com/recipes...

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AntoniaJames

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added over 1 year ago

Yes, that soup is excellent. I make it with fish (Alaskan cod, cut into bite-sized chunks, added right at the end) and rice noodles. Great recipe. ;o)

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hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks, AJ! I'm glad to hear you tried it. What type of stock do you use with the cod?

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

This is one of my favorites of yours: http://food52.com/recipes...
And this one (minus the coconut-- not a fan) http://food52.com/recipes...

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AntoniaJames

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added over 1 year ago

I make a "20 minute" vegetable stock using the green tops of scallions, which I save for this purpose, a couple slices of ginger, a small handful of coarsely chopped lemongrass, cilantro stems, some coriander seeds, crushed, a clove or two of crushed garlic and kaffir lime leaves. I put water on to boil while pulling the veggies out and doing what little prep is involved, and work on the rest of the meal while the stock is simmering. The fish doesn't require much time, so I can pull off this soup + a salad in less than 45 minutes, easily. Also, I don't add the potatoes when I've got noodles, and I always add snow peas or sugar snaps, when they're available, with the fish. Love it! ;o)

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hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks AJ -- your 20 minute veggie stock sounds awesome. Thanks drbabs -- coconut is definitely a divider food!

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ChefJune

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added over 1 year ago

I've added several I was surprised didn't make it to first base, but perhaps none moreso than Scallops Tommy http://food52.com/recipes.... It might be my favorite dish of all time.

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

I tested this, loved it, and turned it into a main dish by adding shrimp and bacon.
http://food52.com/recipes...

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

Ok, this is fun! It's is one of my favorite things I've ever done with celery; I was surprised it wasn't chosen to be tested: http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

That does sound good!

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aargersi

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added over 1 year ago

I made these just recently - they didn't make the final CP cut which surprised me - they are SO good! I am making them again this weekend.

http://food52.com/recipes...

Spiceroute
added over 1 year ago

Aww, Abbie! You are SO nice! :)

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added over 1 year ago

Good idea! What I like most about this question is that as I looked back through some dishes I had, at the time, felt did not get a fair shot, that kind of changes when you are forced to just pick one. I loved my Zucchini "udon" but I suppose it is not REALLY a noodle soup (even if people seemed to like the idea and it was as soulful as a noodle soup). So I would pick my caramelized fennel tart: http://food52.com/recipes....

And QueenSashy I'm glad you posted the pork belly recipe. After trying your Masala Chai Pork Ribs I have no doubt that dish is wonderful too!

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aargersi

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added over 1 year ago

I AM CHEATING! sdebrango's chocolate cake - I make it for pretty much every gathering these days:
http://food52.com/recipes...

and hardlikearmour's shrimp and lentils is to-freakin-die-for:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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QueenSashy

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added over 1 year ago

yes, please do cheat, as long as it helps discover new recipes!

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hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks, Abbie! You are the shrimp & lentils biggest fan!

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AntoniaJames

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added over 1 year ago

Here's one that wasn't in any contest -- I miss so many of them due to scheduling issues, i.e., my business always has to take priority -- but that I'd certainly categorize as a hidden gem (Cuban Adobo Pork Shoulder): http://food52.com/recipes... ;o)

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

AJ, I think this is the ultimate pecan pie recipe:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

I can't decide, so here are two.. sorry!

I'm really proud of these veggie burgers; I admit they are laborious, but they're so tasty! http://food52.com/recipes.... And I can't get enough of this fennel and veal sausage rigatoni: http://food52.com/recipes....

Spiceroute
added over 1 year ago

Oooh, those veggie burgers look GOOD! And I had never come across "punnet" before - thank you for teaching me a new word!:)

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added over 1 year ago

These weren't entered in a contest but I think they are a hidden gem:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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boulangere

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added over 1 year ago

Oh my, those look fantastic! Thank you for bringing them into the light.

Spiceroute
added over 1 year ago

This is such a neat question, QueenSashy! I too will have to pick two - sorry!
I really love my khichuri recipe - http://food52.com/recipes.... This reminds me of my grandmother, of the Monsoon in India and how comforting food can be! This is by far the most requested dish by my husband!
I also love my "wildfire" chaat recipe - http://food52.com/recipes.... I have a very strong association with this recipe - I made it the day we almost lost everything and I made it again the day we got it all back! :)

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QueenSashy

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added over 1 year ago

I saved your khichuri a long time ago, and therefore glad that you picked two!

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

Can't wait to see what part 2 is!

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QueenSashy

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added over 1 year ago

This is turning out to be a lot of fun and so many wonderful dishes are being "found". I do have a couple of other questions ready, so stay tuned!

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added over 1 year ago

This chicken is so flavorful, moist and delicious but seems to get overlooked each time: http://food52.com/recipes.... And this one is so "mysteriously" good, but requires exactly the ingreds listed (no substituting regular oranges for Seville): http://food52.com/recipes...

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I am half cheating. Even though there are lots of kale salads on the site, I always thought my salad with pear chips was worth a CP: http://food52.com/recipes...

And this recipe by lapadia is just a total gem: http://food52.com/recipes...

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

Bevi, having tasted (but not made) your jams, they are fantastic--you should post the recipes if you haven't already. (Meyer lemon was my favorite, maybe of all time.)

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added over 1 year ago

Totally agree--we savored the jar of blueberry-plum jam you brought to the potluck!

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added over 1 year ago

Great thread -- I've loved reading the responses and discovering new recipes. Here's one of my favorites -- http://food52.com/recipes...

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

I love this recipe of yours, Emily.
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

EmilyC, I am a big fan of your cherry tomato salad sandwich. Such a great recipe! :)

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks drbabs and civ! : )

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added over 1 year ago

I really love monkey mom's mapo tofu. I've made it with pork, dark meat chicken and even vegetarian and it's always delicious. http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks drabs!!

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added over 1 year ago

So happy you like the quinoa chili Barbara!

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added over 1 year ago

Some of my favorites and some finds have already surfaced. Here's one I go back to: from Panfusine, http://food52.com/recipes.... Simple and satisfying!

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AntoniaJames

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added over 1 year ago

Thank you, susan g, for pointing out panfusine's Mung Beans and Grits Polenta. I somehow missed it. Cannot wait to try it. ;o)

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added over 1 year ago

Too bad we can't see the names of the recipes, just the addresses--http://food52.com/recipes.

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AntoniaJames

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added over 1 year ago

Also, this Criss-Cross Panfried Eggplant courtesy of monkeymom's mother is outstanding -- one our favorite recipes here on FOOD52, and there are dozens that we like! http://food52.com/recipes... ;o)