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    Top 20 Recipes of 2023

    It’s been a busy year in the GypsyPlate kitchen, with over 200 recipes tested and posted. It’s tough to pick favorites but a few stood out.

    We’ve gone through them all and narrowed them down to give you our top recipes from the past year.

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    Top Recipes of 2023:

    1. Marry Me Chicken

    Marry Me Chicken

    A delicious chicken dish with 150K views, this is by far our most popular recipe of 2023. This creamy, dreamy Marry Me Chicken recipe is the perfect dish for romantic occasions, or any time you crave something delicious!

    Get the Recipe: Marry Me Chicken

    2. Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)

    Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)

    This Sunday Gravy recipe is the ultimate Italian-American feast, where a variety of meats cook low and slow for hours. It’s a true labor of love.

    Imagine a rich tomato sauce full of meats like short ribs or spare ribs, meatballs, and sausage simmering for hours, and you have the masterpiece that is Sunday Gravy.

    Get the Recipe: Sunday Gravy

    3. Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)


    Now, this one is special… Moqueca is a super tasty Brazilian seafood stew, with a creamy coconut milk base.

    Simple ingredients like tomatoes, peppers and pantry staple seasonings, along with a squeeze of lime at the end, all come together to make this delicious stew.

    It’s one of those dishes that are easy enough for any weekday, but impressive enough for company. Trust me, they’ll be asking for the recipe…

    Get the Recipe: Moqueca

    4. Smash Tacos (Big Mac Tacos)

    smash tacos

    Have you heard about Smash Tacos? They are quirky, they are unexpectedly finger licking delicious, and they are the latest food sensation. 

    Don’t under estimate this hand held meal as just the latest media food-fad. One bite into it, and I bet you will do a little happy dance, munching a mouthful and savoring the familiar taste in new form.

    Get the Recipe: Smash Tacos

    5. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)

    Peruvian Chicken

    This roasted chicken is a total flavor Bomb! Tender, juicy, beautifully crisped up chicken loaded with awesome bold, delicious flavors.

    This isn’t your regular rotisserie chicken. Just imagine 10 times more flavorful.

    Get the Recipe: Peruvian Chicken

    6. Jambalaya


    If you’re on the lookout for a perfect company meal to feed a crowd, this Jambalaya recipe is it! 

    One of America’s most iconic dishes, this rice comes fully loaded with sausage, chicken, shrimp, veggies and a whole world of big flavors. 

    It may look intimidating, but trust me, you’ll master our surprisingly easy jambalaya recipe in no time!

    Get the Recipe: Jambalaya

    7. Coq au Vin

    Coq au Vin

    This Coq au Vin recipe, based off of the dish made famous by Julia Child, is a flavorful stew of chicken and veggies braised in red wine.

    This one’s a keeper!

    Get the Recipe: Coq au Vin

    8. Kleftiko (Greek Lamb Cooked in Parchment)


    Here is one special centerpiece of Greek cuisine… Kleftiko!! 

    Greek Kleftiko is a boldly marinated lamb roast that cooks low and slow for hours, sealed in parchment paper for ultimate moisture and tenderness.

    Get the Recipe: Kleftiko

    9. Pozole Rojo

    Pozole Rojo

    Pozole Rojo is a classic Mexican stew, where pork and hominy simmer in a well seasoned, chili pepper enhanced broth.

    Get the Recipe: Pozole Rojo

    10. Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)

    Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)

    These Albondigas, or Spanish Meatballs, are a famous tapas dish, where succulent meatballs simmer in the most delicious tomato sauce.

    They’re so good!

    Get the Recipe: Albondigas

    11. Hungarian Goulash

    Hungarian Goulash

    This Hungarian Goulash is a rich beef and vegetable soup with bold and unique flavors from their famous Hungarian sweet paprika.

    The result is something that you have never tasted before.

    Get the Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

    12. Birria Ramen

    Birria Ramen

    Birria Ramen is a unique fusion dish where ramen noodles are served in well seasoned consommé and topped with tender Mexican stewed beef.

    Get the Recipe: Birria Ramen

    13. Peri Peri Chicken

    Peri Peri Chicken

    Peri Peri Chicken – the bird that dared to be bold! Born from a love affair between Portuguese adventurers and African chilies, Peri Peri Chicken (also known as “Pepper-Pepper” Chicken) has become the life of the global food party.

    This Peri Peri Chicken recipe features a homemade peri peri sauce. It can be baked or grilled, and tastes even better than Nando’s!

    Get the Recipe: Peri Peri Chicken

    14. Chicken Tagine

    Chicken Tagine

    Chicken Tagine is a wonderful Moroccan stew, uniquely flavored with a variety of spices, dried fruits and olives.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Tagine

    15. Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)

    Caldo de Pollo

    This Caldo de Pollo, or Mexican Chicken Soup, is brimming with simple flavors and loaded with fresh veggies. It’s great any time of the year!

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Pollo

    16. Carne Mechada (Venezuelan Shredded Beef)

    Carne Mechada

    Carne Mechada is at the very heart of Venezuelan cuisine. It’s a perfect result of slow cooked shredded meat, cooked once again with aromatic and flavorful Venezuelan sofrito.

    Get the Recipe: Carne Mechada

    17. Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

    Nasi Goreng

    This is just not your regular fried rice. Nasi Goreng is a national dish of Indonesia, for good reason. It is a simple yet flavorful fried rice with an intriguing blend of ingredients, techniques, and traditions.

    Get the Recipe: Nasi Goreng

    18. Low Country Boil (Frogmore Stew)

    This classic Low Country Boil recipe is the perfect feast for potlucks, family get togethers, and other celebratory meals.

    Get the Recipe: Low Country Boil

    19. Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

    Lomo Saltado

    Stir fry with French fries? You bet!! That’s how this Peruvian beef stir fry is served. Lomo Saltado is a beautiful fusion of Peruvian and Asian cuisine, and the ingredients work so well together to make this national favorite.

    Get the Recipe: Lomo Saltado

    20. Fricase de Pollo (Cuban Chicken Fricassee)

     Fricase de Pollo

    This Fricase de Pollo recipe is a hearty and delicious stew, where tender chicken thighs braise in a well seasoned, wine-infused broth.

    The Cuban version of Chicken Fricassee, it is a beautiful combination of flavors, and gets further bulked up with potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and olives.

    Get the Recipe: Fricase de Pollo

    Thank you for following along, your support means the world to us. Have a wonderful 2024.

    Happy New Year’s,

    Alpana, Jason and Noah

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    Welcome to GypsyPlate! I'm Alpana, former wordwide tour manager and professional caterer, now full time blogger. I love exploring cuisines from around the world, and my recipes have been featured on sites such as MSN, Parade, Brit + Co, CNET and AOL. You can explore my entire collection of sortable recipes in my Recipe Index or learn more about me here.

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