Recipes from California

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August 21, 2021
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Recipes from California

A 2019 study by Hotschedules, a restaurant and hospitality software, revealed that Americans eat out a lot. In fact, 56% of Americans told the company that they eat out two to three times a week, which included both in-restaurant dining and ordering takeout. Diners certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from: There are mor than 1 million restaurants throughout the country, according to the National Restaurant Association.

But in the last year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every corner of American daily life—not the least of which being how we eat. With rules for social distancing in place along with various states of shutdown orders since March 2020, many people have turned to home-cooked meals in lieu of going out or even getting something delivered.

Of course, eating local favorites is a special kind of treat—so to help you on this home cooking journey, Stacker scoured Allrecipes’ collection of more than 3,000 recipes grouped by state to bring you a list of beloved favorites from California.

Many of these recipes are great for any skill levels—so don’t worry if your culinary expertise leave something to be desired. Keep reading to gain some inspiration for your next meal.

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California Grilled Veggie Sandwich

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Total: 50 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fish Tacos

- Prep: 40 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos

- Prep: 25 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Additional: 15 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Jamie's Minestrone

- Prep: 35 minutes
- Cook: 50 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 25 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cioppino

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 45 minutes
- Total: 55 minutes
- Servings: 13
- Yield: 12 to 14 servings
- Number of ingredients: 18
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 45 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 5 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 45 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 - 12 inch pizza
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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White Bean Chicken Chili

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 25 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 9
- Yield: 8 - 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fish Chowder

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Santa Maria Grilled Tri-Tip Beef

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 25 minutes
- Additional: 4 hrs 30 minutes
- Total: 5 hrs 15 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fish Taco Sauce

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Total: 10 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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San Francisco Pork Chops

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 45 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Roll

- Prep: 1 hr
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Additional: 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 50 minutes
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 rolls
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

- Prep: 35 minutes
- Cook: 9 minutes
- Additional: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 44 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 25
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Famous Seafood Seasoning Recipe

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Total: 15 minutes
- Servings: 180
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quick Fish Tacos

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Habanero Hellfire Chili

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 20
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Total: 40 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Eggplant Sandwiches

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Total: 30 minutes
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Smoothie

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 serving
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Keto White Chicken Chili

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 40 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Seafood Cioppino

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 2 hrs 15 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs 45 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 21
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Roll Sushi

- Prep: 45 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Additional: 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 rolls
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Italian Wedding Soup

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 25 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Oktoberfest Chicken and Red Cabbage

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheesy Broccoli and Vegetable Soup

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Cook: 30 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

- Prep: 25 minutes
- Cook: 8 hrs 20 minutes
- Total: 8 hrs 45 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Santa Maria-Style Tri Tip Roast

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 40 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Cioppino

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 21
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dried Apricot Jam

- Cook: 20 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 50 minutes
- Servings: 144
- Yield: 10 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mexican Street Vendor Style Corn Salad

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Total: 20 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baja Style Fish Tacos

- Prep: 40 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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San Francisco Style Bagels

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 30 minutes
- Additional: 2 hrs 15 minutes
- Total: 3 hrs 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 bagels
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Chicken

- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Horchata Made Easy

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Cook: 5 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 20 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 40 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 8 tacos
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Total: 10 minutes
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Melt

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 2 minutes
- Total: 17 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 open-faced sandwiches
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mexican Steak Torta

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tortillas I

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 45 minutes
- Servings: 60
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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