If you can't find jarred aioli, regular mayonnaise and some minced garlic can be used as a substitute.
Try mixing Gruyere or blue cheese and Parmesan instead of plain Parmesan. Or, add a bit of fresh chopped rosemary or thyme to the bechamel.
Top the casserole with finely chopped pecans for a nutty crunch. To change it up, try an aged white Cheddar or Parmesan.
Try fresh chopped cilantro for a bright flavor. If the tomatoes aren't fresh, substitute diced red bell pepper for color and crunch. Can't handle the habanero heat? Use a different chili, such as jalapeno or Serrano. Serve with plantain or tortilla chips — a great appetizer to share.
Coconut Curry Shrimp
For a little sweetness in my curry, I like to add minced jalapeno and sugar cane, or a pinch of raw sugar.
Use your best olive oil here. The grassy, herbaceous flavor of Tuscan or Greek oil is great for this dish.
Try stirring in a bit of your favorite chopped fresh herb. When you desire a bit of sweetness, golden raisins, or any chopped dried fruit, also are great additions.
Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Fried Shallots
Don’t walk away: Those shallots fry up quickly.