Editors’ Top 20

Dinner,Featured Article,Recipes
March 23, 2011

Relish Magazine Editors Jill Melton, Candace Floyd and Stacey Norwood savor the first five years with their top picks.


In the last five years, we've seen many a recipe come and go. They run the gamut from serviceably good to absolutely stellar, and, as food editors, we're always on a quest to find the next great dish. So choosing our favorites to help celebrate our 5th Birthday this year was was no mean feat—we sifted through chicken dishes, tenderloins, pasta bakes, casseroles, international cuisine, classic desserts, baked goods and more, but we managed to narrow it down to just 20. And we don't just write about these dishes, we prepare them at home and we serve them to our families, friends, and guests. We hope you will too.


Pho (Beef Noodle Soup)

Just before serving, add a nest of rice noodles and razor-thin slices of beef to the fragrant hot broth.

African Peanut Stew - Relish

African Peanut Stew

Serve this African-inspired vegetarian stew on rice for a hearty and healthful main dish.


Shakshuka with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

This popular Israeli breakfast dishes featured eggs and tomato sauce.


Poached Pineapple Sundaes with Cinnamon Wontons

Pineapple tops ice cream with a side of crisp cinnamon wafers.


Red Apple Salad with Oranges and Feta

Citrus, apples, cheese and arugula bring magic flavors to the salad bowl.


White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard and Gruyere Croutons

Feathery fennel, leeks and smoky ham punch up the flavor of this slow-cooker soup.

Rosa di Parma

Rosa di Parma (Filled Beef Tenderloin)

Having company? Try this indulgent stuffed beef tenderloin for special occasions.

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Madeira Cream Sauce and Spinach Orzo

Pork tenderloin that tastes rich yet is still low-fat.

Chicken Scaloppine

Chicken Scaloppine

Lemon, olives, and capers elevate the flavors of this simple chicken and pasta dish.


Leek Fried Rice with Eggs

When you cook rice, cook extra and plan this dish for the next night.


Editors' Top 20

Relish Magazine Editors Jill Melton, Candace Floyd and Stacey Norwood savor the first five years with their top picks.


Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar lends this lasagna an interesting change-up.


Roast Chicken with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley

Ready for a roast? Marinate chicken in aromatic ingredients before roasting for deep flavor.

lamb shanks

Lamb Shanks with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans

Lamb and tomatoes star in a hearty slow-cooker meal.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

The simple addition of lime and cilantro creates a sublime rice that will become your new standard.


Sea Scallops with Sugar Snap Peas and Chervil

Snap peas are barely cooked for a crisp texture and sweetest flavor.

Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers with Oregano, Feta and Pine Nuts

Crisp, crunchy and light, this cool cucumber salad recipe is a welcome side at meals following warm spring days spent in the backyard.


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