25 Top-Rated Recipes

Readers rewarded these recipes with their highest approval—giving them five-stars on our sister site myrecipes.com.

Grilled Pizzettes With Smoked Salmon and Capers

Photographer: Howard L. Puckett

Grilled Pizzettes With Smoked Salmon and Capers

These tasty little pizzas cook quickly. For best results, have all ingredients ready before you start grilling.

Pumpkin Custard

Photographer: David Tsay

Pumpkin Custard

Wonderful for holidays or anytime of the year, this custard blends cinnamon, cloves, and allspice to make it deliciously sweet.

Blackened Yellowtail Snapper with Mango Salsa

Photographer: Howard L. Puckett

Blackened Yellowtail Snapper with Mango Salsa

Top this quick fish dish with mango curry for an extra dose of Caribbean flavor.

White Chocolate-Key Lime Pie

Photographer: Howard L. Puckett

White Chocolate-Key Lime Pie

Key limes give this citrus pie an extra kick. Though it requires 8 hours to chill, it’s well worth the wait.

Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya

Many Cajun and Creole dishes are seasoned with the so-called holy trinity—bell pepper, onion, and celery. This Creole-style jambalaya has lots of tomatoes in it.

Chicken Tikka

Photographer: Tony Christie

Chicken Tikka

Thick Greek yogurt helps the marinade stick to the chicken. Sweet chili sauce and cooked rice round out the dish.

Caribbean-Spiced Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Photographer: Jean Allsopp

Caribbean-Spiced Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

It takes only minutes to prepare the shrimp. If you choose to serve it warm, make the salsa first. The shrimp also can be cooked several hours ahead, refrigerated, and brought to room temperature before serving.

Oregon Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Photographer: Alan Richardson

Oregon Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Worthy of giving as a gift, these chewy chocolate cookies look pretty and taste just as great.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Lobster Mac and Cheese

This recipe debunks the myth that seafood and cheese don’t belong together. The richness of the lobster marries well with the zesty Cheddar and mellow Gruyère.

Avocado-Black Bean Salsa

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Avocado-Black Bean Salsa

People love this highly flavored, not-too-spicy dip. To make ahead, combine all ingredients except the avocado. Cover and chill, and then gently stir in the freshly diced avocado just before serving.

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Photographer: Con Poulos

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Bring the taste of the islands to your kitchen with jumbo shrimp crusted in a sweet flaky coconut crust. Pairs perfectly with our Pineapple Salsa.

Oatmeal Cookies with Orange-Soaked Cranberries

Photographer: Luca Trovato

Oatmeal Cookies with Orange-Soaked Cranberries

Easy-bake cookies that blend flavors of oranges and cranberries? Simply sublime.

Macadamia Nut Chicken with Papaya-Pineapple Relish

Photographer: Con Poulos

Macadamia Nut Chicken with Papaya-Pineapple Relish

One of Hawaii's most beloved chefs, Sam Choy of Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab and Big Aloha Brewery in Honolulu, combines fresh pineapple and papaya for a sticky-sweet sauce that accompanies this flavorful chicken.

Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère

Photographer: Jonny Valiant

Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère

Serve this addictive dip with a sliced baguette, apples, or thick-cut potato chips.

Mussels with Red Pepper and Chorizo

Photographer: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Mussels with Red Pepper and Chorizo

Make dinner easy tonight. Spicy sausage and paprika season a richly flavored one-bowl meal.

Greek Shrimp Bruschetta

Photographer: Howard L. Puckett

Greek Shrimp Bruschetta

Great for entertaining, this recipe received five stars for its wow factor. Serve it at a party, and it’s sure to be a hit.

Pink Bikini

Photographer: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pink Bikini

Deliciously refreshing, this mixture of raspberry lemonade, coconut rum, and amaretto liqueur makes for a sweet treat on a warm day.

Spicy Thai Lobster Soup

Spicy Thai Lobster Soup

This creamy Asian-inspired favorite makes a warm soothing meal any time of year. Peeled and deveined shrimp can easily be substituted for lobster.

Shrimp-and-Crab Nachos

Photographer: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Shrimp-and-Crab Nachos

Readers say this recipe is “absolutely delicious” and “super good.” Need we say more?

Caribbean Chicken Kebabs with Lime-Cayenne Butter

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Caribbean Chicken Kebabs with Lime-Cayenne Butter

Soaked in Lime-Cayenne Butter, these super flavorful kebabs make a great dish for serving your family and a crowd.

Baked Guava Chicken

Photographer: Jean Allsopp

Baked Guava Chicken

This easy-to-make chicken dish earned rave reviews from our readers for its sweet glaze.

Scallop and Vegetable Gumbo

Scallop and Vegetable Gumbo

Readers say this recipe makes a flavorful change from traditional gumbo and deserves its five stars for the rich and hearty taste.

Olive Oil-Poached Mahi-Mahi with Mediterranean Tomato Sauce

Olive Oil-Poached Mahi-Mahi with Mediterranean Tomato Sauce

This quick-and-easy recipe pairs fresh tomatoes and seasonings with kalamata olives to create a flavorful Mediterranean dish.

Caprese Salad

Photographer: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Caprese Salad

Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella have never tested better than in a classic Caprese salad. Yum!

Sole with Grapefruit-Thyme Butter

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Sole with Grapefruit-Thyme Butter

Our readers say the grapefruit-thyme butter turns an ordinary dish into something special. We wholeheartedly agree.

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