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Tips on how to create some of the best Texan dishes out there

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January 20, 2013

Warm Caramel Pears

Serves 4 Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes 4 large, firm pears (Bartlett, Anjou, Bosc, or Colorado), peeled, cored, and cut into eighths 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 4 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons heavy cream Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Put mixture

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January 20, 2013

Split Quail With Juniper Berries and Gin

Serves 4 Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 to 30 Minutes 8 small (4-ounce) or 4 large (8-ounce) quail, split down the back and flattened 1/2 cup flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon thyme 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 shallots, minced

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January 20, 2013

Crawfish Etouffee

Anthony Frederick’s Crawfish Etouffée 1 stick margarine 1/4 cup flour 1 cup chopped green onion 1 cup chopped yellow onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup chopped celery 3 small fresh bay leaves 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme 5 teaspoons chopped fresh basil 1

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January 20, 2013

Two-Tone Chili

Chris “Whip” Layton’s Two-Tone Chili 2 bottles dark beer (Dos Equis) or 2 cans (15 ounces each) chicken stock Juice of 4 limes 6 tablespoons Pickapeppa steak sauce 3 pounds venison stew meat 5 slices bacon 1 large white onion, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 tablespoons chili powder

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January 20, 2013

Clay-Pot Orange Duckling

Garry Olah’s Clay-Pot Orange Duckling 1 three-to-five-pound duckling Salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 or 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 or 3 medium oranges, peeled and sliced (reserve rind) 1 tablespoon bottled orange-peel spice 3/4 cup orange juice 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon ground

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January 20, 2013

Smoked and Grilled Shrimp

Robert Tabak’s Smoked and Grilled Shrimp 2 pounds large shrimp, shells on 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons white pepper 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 2 teaspoons lemon pepper 2 teaspoons paprika Salt, to taste (optional) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive

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January 20, 2013

Orange Pancakes

The Whistlers’ Orange Pancakes 2 eggs 1/4 cup oil 2 cups whole wheat or white flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 to 2 cups orange juice Beat eggs with oil until light. Sift dry ingredients together, and add to eggs. Slowly stir in juice until

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January 20, 2013

Watermelon Pickle

John Leeper’s Watermelon Pickle 10 pounds peeled watermelon rind (see below) 12 pounds granulated sugar 1 quart white vinegar 18 to 20 drops oil of cinnamon 18 to 20 drops oil of cloves Cut all green parts from watermelon rind before weighing (if firm, a little of the green may

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January 20, 2013

Peach Ice Cream

Olive Hershey’s Peach Ice Cream 1 quart milk 6 egg yolks 3/4 to 1 pound powdered sugar, depending on sweetness desired 1 dozen medium-sized ripe peaches 1 pint cream Make custard by scalding milk in double boiler. Beat yolks and sugar in bowl. Add to milk. Cook in double

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January 20, 2013

White Satin Raspberry Tart

Recipe from Suzanne Makin, Petaluma Bakery, Dallas. Crust 3/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and

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January 20, 2013

Watercress-and-Dill Gazpacho

1 1/2 cups peeled, seeded cucumbers, diced into 1/4-inch cubes 1 cup 1/4-inch diced celery 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced white onions 1 cup 1/4-inch diced carrots 1 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced Roma tomatoes 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced leeks 1/2 cup watercress, chopped 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons

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January 20, 2013

Shrimp-and-Goat-Cheese Quesadillas

4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated 4 ounces sour cream 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon each of fresh or dried basil, oregano, and thyme Juice of 2 lemons 2 to 3 tablespoons butter 24 shelled, deveined shrimp, tails

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January 20, 2013

Boneless Smoked Quail

Boneless Smoked Quail 6 boned quail, about 3 ounces each 2 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt 2 teaspoons Ac’cent seasoning 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning Mix spices together, adding water (about 7 to 8 teaspoons) until an almost thin consistency is reached. Be

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January 20, 2013

Spring Lamb Loin Medallions

Recipe from chef Jeff Blank, Hudson’s on the Bend. 1 12-ounce lamb loin filet 2 pounds lamb bones 2 medium onions 1 stalk celery 3 carrots 5 bay leaves 2 sprigs rosemary 1/2 cup whole mint and 2 teaspoons chopped mint 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns 1/2 cup brown sugar

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January 20, 2013

Whiskey Sauce

1 cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1 cinnamon stick of dash of ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon bourbon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Mix in eggs, cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins. Pour mixture

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November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Dishes from Renowned Texas Chefs

Turkey Day is upon us, and an abundance of families will be cooking fall-centric dishes at home tomorrow. In case you’re looking to scrounge up some last-minute Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few offerings from a handful of talented Texas chefs. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Absinthe Crème Fraîche from Jason Dodge of Péché 

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August 31, 1987

Oyster-Parmesan Popovers

From Cooking: “I, Piscivore” by Gary Cartwright, in the September 1987 issue of Texas Monthly. 4 large eggs3/4 cup whole milk3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted1/4 cup finely grated Italian Parmesan cheese1/4 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons fresh snipped chives, chopped basil, or chopped parsley2 tablespoons unsalted sweet butter

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December 1, 1986

Southern Biscuit Muffins

Recipe from Castle Hill Cafe, Austin 10 cups flour 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 pound margarine cubed 4 cups cold milk These are bite-size muffins; use a small-muffin pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder,

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August 31, 1986

Barney McBee’s Texas Goat Sauce

1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 32-ounce bottle ketchup 3 tablespoons yellow mustard 2 cups black coffee 1 cup distilled vinegar 1 lemon, cut in half 6 tablespoons chili powder 3 good taps Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste Heat oil over medium-low

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June 30, 1986

On the Menu: EatZi’s

FOOD HAS PLAYED prominent role in some of history’s most momentous upheavals — mention tea and the American Revolution comes to mind. Or cake: Marie Antoinette’s snide directive, “Let them eat cake,” symbolizes the issue around which the French Revolution swirled. It may not be going too far to say