I'm interested in what everyone's favorite meals are and where they got them. Here are my top favorite recipes. These are in no particular order, I love them all equally.
I didn't include some of my more simpler recipes that I love, just because you can't really call "fried apples on liver" or "horseradish drawn butter" recipes, they are two ingredients combined...
Every time this comes up I name Bacon Bites on Food Renegade as my favorite.
Next, I'd say my blueberry water kefir if we consider that eligible.
Third, bone broth stew with fennel, rutabaga, lots of beef, brussels sprouts and a when-done addition of shellfish steamed in broth that's dumped back into the stew.
The other 2 in my top 5 aren't recipes: fatty beef, any cut, and a great red plum or grapefruit.
lamb shanks slow-cooked in wine, stock, sundried tomatoes, olives, herbs and middle eastern spices
liver with bacon, onions and a side of sweet potato mash
stewed sardines with rice, sundried tomatoes, and greens
coconut green curry with salmon, and whatever veggies i have handy
avocado, chocolate "mousse" made with avocado, cacao powder, coconut milk, stevia
i usually make my meals up based on what i have at home...i don't have any go-to resources, though i get some inspiration from a number of primal / paleo blogs...or i just modify 'regular' recipes to make them primal.
1) Roasted lamb shoulder with mint-pistachio pesto. Just blend one bunch of mint, a handful of pistachios, and a load of olive oil. Coat the lamb after it's been cooked. For the actual cooking, course salt, fresh pepper. Voila!
2) "Creton"- this is a Quebecois (French Canadian) pork spread that is so freaking good on everything. You cook some ground pork with extra pork fat, yellow onion, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of cream. Cook it low for about two hours, then pour it into a ramekin and let it cool. I smear it on slices of raw-milk brie, and serve it with fig slices in the summer for a treat. It is delicious! Also, very reminiscent for me.
3) 1 lb of spot prawns, less than an hour out of the ocean, thrown into boiling water for 30 seconds, then served with garlic butter. I could eat this every day, and do for some stretches during the summer.
4) Raw oysters, topped with red wine vinegar and shallot. Simple, but I could eat them forever. For different serving, habanero peppers and reduced balsamic vinegar.
5) Sockeye salmon, cooked on a smoking cedar plank, rubbed with garlic, salt and pepper. Loads of fresh lemon, some capers if that's your thing. I eat this for breakfast whenever possible in the summer, best way to start the day!
I also run my own site thedomesticman.com that focuses on making historical and traditional meals that are mostly Paleo-friendly already. I don't see much sense in trying to reinvent the wheel every night when humankind has been making dishes for thousands of years already.
Top meals at my house when I'm not coming up with new recipes:
Paleo Chicken Fingers are MY FAVE!! Whenever i'm craving something naughty, I make these and they aren't naughty at all! Just chicken in almond meal, eggs, and some spices and fry in coconut oil. Found the recipe here:
and sub the olive oil for coconut oil. DELICIOUS!!
Four of my answers would be for things you'd expect: ginger beef, lemon chicken, steaks, egg bakes, etc.
But the thing I'm totally addicted to right now is a recipe I found on Paleohacks: Carl_Stawicki's favorite paleo comfort dish. It includes ground beef, bacon, and... and guacamole. I know, who can imagine that combination? But it's yummy.
New to me, but for ideas: http://nomnompaleo.com/
Not paleo necessarily, but pics are great, an online cookbook? tastespotting.com
C'mon, pure awesome: http://leitesculinaria.com/1829/recipes-oysters-rockefeller.html
Paleo Chicken Fingers sounds great.
Continuously evolving this list but if I had to choose five recipes just now they would be
moroccan pork skewers + grilled eggplant and leeks
New England Clam Chowder [ http://thedomesticman.com/2011/12/06/new-england-clam-chowder/#more-1717 ]
Cranberry Sweet Potato Cakes [ http://paleomg.com/cranberry-sweet-potato-breakfast-cakes/ ]
Shepherd's Pie [Family recipes + my own tweaks]
Slow cooked lamb shanks in a tomato, artichoke sauce and served atop sauteed garlic spinach