Make It Your Own...Recipes and Inspiration for the Creative Cook is a new kind of cookbook. Written for those who love to create unique, exciting meals for family and friends, it is filled with wildly flavorful recipes that boldly combine tastes from the world over. It accomplishes this in exciting new ways that inspire a sense of adventure in cooking.

Make It Your Own consists of two sections. The first contains nearly 100 recipes for marinades, sauces, salsas, spice rubs, and other building blocks of flavor that are used throughout the book. The second section consists of a wide range of tempting new recipes: hors d'oeuvres, fish, poultry, pork, beef, lamb, and side dishes.


Each recipe is followed by a minimum of two variations -- Classic Combos and Daring Pairings -- that show the reader how a few minor changes to a recipe can result in a completely new dish. For instance, the author's prize-winning Spice Dusted Salmon with Curried Orange-Apricot Sauce is paired as a classic combo with Mustard Seed Salmon with Lemon-Dill Aioli. Under daring pairings, it provides three suggestions: Ancho-Spiced Salmon with Cherry Port Sauce, Seed Crusted Salmon with Orange Romesco Sauce, and Seed Crusted Salmon with Sautéed Mushroom Vinaigrette.


Hoisin Braised Pork with Mushrooms is paired with the classic combo suggestion of Orange and Fennel Braised Pork. Daring pairing improvisations include Pork Braised with Port and Figs and Curried Orange-Apricot Pork. Make It Your Own is designed to inspire maximum creativity and innovation. It is ideal for experienced cooks who want to add delicious, reliable dishes to their repertoires of exquisite, serious recipes.


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Toasted Spice Salmon Burgers with Orange-Apricot Glaze and Curried Mustard Mayo

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