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The Casserole from an Unlikely Region
This Dutch-by-way-of-the-Caribbean casserole from Emily Wight's new Dutch Feast is surprisingly wonderful for a cold night (who'd have thought the tropics could inspire such a warming dish?). It's called keshi yena, and originated in the Dutch territories Aruba and CuraƧao. Chicken, bell pepper, celery and tomatoes might have you thinking the dish is traditional enough, but the spices—smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne—along with briny capers and sweet prunes, give it an unexpected sweet-salty-spiced flavor that'll help you shake off a chill. Plus, two ingredients we don't see often in casseroles—Gouda and roasted cashews—deliver a pleasant creamy/crunchy contrast.

Get the recipe: Keshi Yena