The Lechasseurs' Recipes

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Vegetable Maafé

"A great maafé effortlessly balances sweet, savory, earthy and spicy. Maafé is often called West African peanut stew, but that’s an oversimplification. Across the region, there are many versions that feature peanuts as a base, and all are greatly nuanced: For example, there’s akitiwa in Togo, nkatenkwan in Ghana and miyan taushe across northern Nigeria. This highly adaptable stew can be made with any assortment of meat, poultry, seafood and seasonal vegetables you have on hand (see Tip), but this one goes all in on produce.

Beet Burgers

Originally published as "Vegetarian Cutlets", we informally call them beet burgers and dress them like a regular beef burger. Fry them on the first side to get a little crust so they hold together when flipping. I sometimes use two spatulas to flip the burger, one to lift the burger out of the pan and then carefully place another spatula on top. Turn them over and slide the burger off the 2nd spatula, now on the bottom, back into the pan.

Roasted Squash Salad with Crispy Shallot & Balsamic Reduction

"An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!"

We substitued some pan fried Halloumi cheese in place of the macadamia nut cheese. And we baked some sweet potato fingers at the same time as the squash for our non-squash eating picky eaters. We baked at 375°F to prevent burning of the sweet potato.


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