As we dream of all of the dishes to come in 2016, we're looking back at our top 15 favorite recipes that came out of the Marley Spoon test kitchen in 2015. Share your favorites from this year in the comments below!
It’s hard to believe a pasta dish can feel both light and rich at the same time, but this one full of spring vegetables and finished with a touch of cream truly does.
The strawberry chimichurri spooned over these simply seared pork chops is as delicious as it is beautiful.
These are far from your average backyard hamburgers. The ground beef combines with miso and scallion then the burgers get browned and glazed with a combination of mirin and soy sauce.
Fresh garbanzo beans are the surprise star of this stew. They look like mini snap peas: the beans come in light green pods with a couple of peas tucked inside each little package.
Creamy, tender, crunchy, chewy, this dish hits all the right notes.
Upon discovering the incredible kimchi’d cabbage & beets from Kimchi Kooks, we set about creating a dish to celebrate these brilliant vegetables.
We’ve seasoned tofu with a sweet-salty marinade and quick-pickled our own veggies. This sandwich offers the best range of flavors and textures, from the fresh crunch of carrots and handful of leafy herbs to the creamy sriracha mayonnaise and sturdy ciabatta roll.
**Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts**Ground espresso makes for a mind-blowing steak rub. The coffee is subtle and infuses the meat with a slightly sweet and earthy flavor. Combined with smoky chipotle powder and ground coriander, it forms a bold mix that will make any piece of meat feel all that more special. We melted a little butter with the spiced steak juices to then drizzle on top.
Roasted until tender and served over garlicky mashed beans we didn’t miss the meat at all. Our favorite part is the sweet-salty-crunchy relish spooned over the top.
The secret ingredient? Mortadella. An Italian smoked sausage, originally from Bologna, Mortadella is made with pork, fat and spices. Chopped finely and mixed in with ground pork it adds astonishing flavor to a quick-cooking tomato sauce.
This one is a riff on one of our favorite breakfast tacos, filled with tender potatoes and savory chorizo. With a cooling pepper and cucumber salad alongside, all you need is a stack of napkins and you’re set.
Take advantage of the fleeting ramp season and enjoy them in this quick braise of chicken legs flavored with wholegrain mustard and tarragon. Can't get your hand on ramps? Substitute with leeks for an equally satisfying one-pan dinner.
**Fish Tacos with cream cheese lime crema**Despite our best intentions, our favorite fish tacos are always battered and fried and topped with crunchy cabbage. We whipped up our own version of a homemade lime crema, with a secret ingredient (ok, not so secret, it’s cream cheese!) to be drizzled on top.
This salad is a symphony of textures: soft-as-velvet roasted sweet potatoes, chopped almonds, and sticky morsels of dates.
Puttanesca, a tomato sauce from southern Italy, gets incredible flavor from capers and olives and it dresses long strands of bucatini—a pleasingly thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole in the middle.