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

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January 20, 2013

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie with Brown-Sugar Cream

Dough (for 1 pie shell)2 cups all-purpose flour 2 sticks cold butter, cut into small pieces 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold waterOn cutting board, combine flour, butter, sugar, and salt by quickly working mixture with hands or pastry cutter until it forms pea-size pieces. Add water

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January 20, 2013

Pumpkin-White Bean Soup with Pomegranate Crema

This pumpkin-and-white bean soup is drizzled with pomegranate cream and sprinkled with the fruit’s jewellike seeds.Pumpkin-White Bean Soup 5 cups chicken stock 3/4 cup white pinto (cannellini) beans, soaked overnight and drained 1 pumpkin (3 to 4 pounds) 1 1/2 teaspoons corn oil 4 ounces bacon, diced 1/2 medium yellow

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January 20, 2013

Jicama-Tortilla Salad with Tangerine Dressing

This salad of Jícama, mango, and crisp tortilla strips has a distinctive Mexican accent.1 small red onion (about 6 ounces), sliced into thin rings 6 tangerines 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips 1

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January 20, 2013

Barbecued Roast Goose with Cornbread-Oyster Stuffing

For the main course, baste roast goose with a savory barbecue sauce and stuff it lavishly with cornbread and oysters.1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup chopped yellow onion 2 tablespoons celery, diced 2 tablespoons carrot, diced 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup dry white

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January 20, 2013

Dried Cherry-Pecan Relish

Dried cherries and toasted pecans enliven the traditional holiday relish.1/2 cup cranberries, picked over 1 cup dried cherries juice of 1/2 orange 2 tablespoons sugar 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped grated zest of 1/2 lime grated zest of 1/2 orange salt

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January 20, 2013

Chipotle-Maple Sweet Potatoes

Smoky chipotle chiles give a lift to that old standby, whipped sweet potatoes.8 to 10 dried chipotle chiles 2 large sweet potatoes, baked and cooled 1 large white potato, baked and cooled 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon pure chile powder (not prepared chili seasoning) 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup 4

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January 20, 2013

Cranberry Pudding Tamales with Tequila-Orange Curd

Spicy cranberries, nuts and crumbled gingersnaps in corn-husk packets create plump dessert tamales.Tamales 3 3/4 cups cranberries, picked over 1 cup grand pecans 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups finely ground bread crumbs

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January 20, 2013

Warm Squab Salad

4 squabs of Cornish hens, wings removed (may also remove wishbone to make slicing easier) Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste Dash of cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small head Bibb lettuce 3 bunches other delicate salad greens 1/2 small head baby chicory, yellow and white

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January 20, 2013

Indian Griddle Cakes

2 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 egg 1/3 cup flour 1 cup coarsely ground cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oilIn medium bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Mixture should be thickness of pancake batter or heavy cream.Heat small amount of oil in

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January 20, 2013

Devilled Oysters

12 well-cleaned oysters with deep shells Cayenne pepper to taste 2 hard-boiled egg yolks 2 raw egg yolks 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon melted butter Salt to taste 2 tablespoons toasted bread crumbs 12 sprigs fresh thymePreheat oven to 350 degrees. Place one oyster in each shell and

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January 20, 2013

Beef Tenderloin Marinated in Molasses and Black Pepper

1 cup molasses 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 large shallot, peeled and finely chopped 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 2 pounds center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed

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January 20, 2013

Date-Nut Chews

3/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 1 cup finely chopped dates 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugarPreheat over to 375 degrees. Grease bottom of two 8-inch-square baking pans. Sift flour with salt

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January 20, 2013

Apple-Cranberry Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

Crust1 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese 1 1/2 sticks chilled butter 2 tablespoons chilled shortening 1/4 cup ice waterIn medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix in cheese. Cut in butter and shortening with pastry blender until texture resembles coarse

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January 20, 2013

Dried-cherry and Sorghum Syrup Dressing

Squab wings and carcasses reserved from previous recipe, chopped (may also add chicken bones) 2 cups veal demiglace (available canned or frozen; reduce by half to concentrate) 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup sorghum syrup 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil or other nut oil 2 shallots, peeled and

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January 20, 2013

Corn Relish

3 cups fresh or frozen corn 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup seeded and diced sweet red pepper 1 teaspoon whole celery seed 1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seed 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegarPlace

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January 20, 2013

Smoked-Bacon Compote

1/2 cup marinade reserved from previous recipe 1 cup veal demiglace 1 cup smoked slab bacon cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups wild mushrooms, such as brown Italian or shiitake, cut to about size of pearl onions 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup sweet-potato balls (prepare

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January 20, 2013

Glazed Pecans

1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 2 dried red chiles 1 cup pecan halves 1/4 cup molassesPreheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine water, sugar, and chiles in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add pecans and return to a boil. Lower hear and simmer 10 minutes.Drain pecans,

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January 20, 2013

Skewered Rosemary Lamb

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes Make Ahead: 24 hours1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, crumbled, or 1 teaspoon dried 2 cloves garlic, mashed 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt (preferably

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January 20, 2013

French Mushroom Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Make Ahead: 24 hours1/2 cup dry white wine 2 shallots, finely minced 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Dash Hungarian paprika or cayenne 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound mushrooms with

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January 20, 2013

Charcoal-Broiled Pork With Rice Vermicelli

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup nuoc mam 4 shallots, thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 8 ounces thin rice vermicelli 1 pound boneless pork loin 1 pound ground beef (chuck) 8 garlic cloves, minced 24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes (use metal

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January 20, 2013

Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce

Spring Rolls2 ounces thin rice vermicelli 8 uncooked medium shrimp 12 ounces boneless pork loin, in 1 piece 1 large carrot, shredded 1 teaspoon sugar 8 rounds rice paper (banh trang), each 8 1/2 inches in diameter 4 large leaves leaf lettuce with thick stem ends removed, cut in half

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January 20, 2013

Shrimp Salad

8 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 ounces uncooked chicken breast, cut into chunks 1/4 small head each of red and green cabbage, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons chopped bean sprouts 3 garlic gloves, chopped Green tops of 2 green onions, chopped

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January 20, 2013

Fresh-Peppermint Fudge Brownies

1 1/3 cups margarine 2 cups granulated sugar, sifted 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups sifted flour 7/8 cup instant cocoa mix 1 teaspoon each salt and baking powder 2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 7 tablespoons unsalted butter

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January 20, 2013

Jalapeno Jack Spoon Bread

Jalapeño Jack Spoon Bread2 cups whole milk 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 whole eggs 1 large onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 shallots, diced 2 fresh medium-sized jalapeños, diced 4 ounces jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1/4 teaspoon saltPreheat oven to

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January 20, 2013

Venison Medallions

1 1/2 cups buttermilk 3/4 cup red wine 1 1/2 pounds of 1/2-inch medallions from backstrap of axis, sika, fallow, or whitetail deer 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, cut into 1/4-inch slices (discard dark-green part) 2 whole shallots, chopped 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2

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January 20, 2013

Biscoitos de Queijo

1 small potato, peeled, cooked, and mashed 1 cup grated Muenster cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Dash cayenne to taste (optional) 1/4 cup milk or 1 beaten egg yolkPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine potato with cheese and butter. Sift dry

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January 20, 2013

Pear and White Chocolate Mousse

3/4 cup sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 pears, peeled, seeded, and quartered 2 packages gelatin powder, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water 9 ounces white chocolate 6 egg yolks 3 ounces dark rum 1 cup heavy cream 4 egg whites Pinch cream of tartarBring sugar, juice, and 1/4 cup

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January 20, 2013

Ceviche

3 pounds fresh Pacific whitefish, snapper, or speckled trout 6 limes 3 to 4 tomatoes, chopped 3 to 5 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1 larger onion, chopped 1/4 to 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and black pepper, to tasteCut fish into 1/2-inch

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January 20, 2013

Thin Italian Pizza

DoughMakes 4 Twelve-Inch Pizzas1 package rapid-rise yeast 1 cup warm water 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 cups unbleached white flour 8 tablespoons olive oilDissolve yeast in water. Let proof a few minutes; then add salt. On smooth clean surface, make mound of flour with well in center. Pour yeast mixture into

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January 20, 2013

Creole Oysters

1 quart oysters, drained 2 cups Italian bread crumbs (Progresso) 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Juice of 2 lemons 3/4 cup olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 to 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper Salt, to tastePut oysters in baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients together. Top

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January 20, 2013

Curried Broccoli Soup

2 pounds broccoli 2 medium onions 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 3/4 teaspoons curry powder 2 cans regular-strength chicken broth (14 ounces each) Sour cream (optional, for chilled soup)Trim tough stem ends from broccoli. Cut off 1 cup tiny florets from broccoli, steam separately until tender, and set aside

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January 20, 2013

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe from Rob Mosbacher, Jr.Meatballs3/4 pound ground beef 1/4 pound ground pork 1 cup fine dry Italian bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 1 sprig parsley 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten Salt and pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons vegetable oilSauce1 onion, chopped 1

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January 20, 2013

Red and Black Summer Fruits

Preparation Time: 8 minutes1 pint each of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) Fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)Sprinkle cleaned berries with sugar and liqueur. Chill.From Quick Cuisine: Shellfish Intentions originally featured in Domain, July/August 1989

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January 20, 2013

Goat Cheese and Red Onion Timbales

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large or 2 small red onions, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, mashed 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 6 ounces Texas goat cheese, crumbled 5 large eggs 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1

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January 20, 2013

Salsa Creole Cruda

6 large ripe tomatoes, chopped (peel if skins are tough) 1 cup chopped canned tomatoes, with juice (or increase fresh tomatoes to 8) 4 to 5 fresh serrano chiles, seeded and chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 to 3 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced

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January 20, 2013

Salsa Brava

1/2 pound serrano chiles, stems removed 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 1/2 bunches cilantro 1 to 2 medium-sized tomatillos, quartered 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon white vinegarPut serrano chiles and garlic in blender or food processor with 1/2 tablespoon of water. Pulse lightly until chopped but not liquefied. Set aside.

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January 20, 2013

Roasted-Tomato Salsa

12 ripe plum tomatoes 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped 6 cloves garlic 5 serrano chiles Small bunch of cilantro 2 to 4 chipotle chiles, canned Salt and pepper, to taste Lime juice, to tastePlace tomatoes in roasting pan like billiard balls in a rack. Add onion, garlic, and serrano

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January 20, 2013

Pineapple-Green Peppercorn Salsa

1 ripe pineapple, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 tablespoon green peppercorns 2 tablespoons brine from peppercorns 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons ginger juice (scrape fresh ginger-root and squeeze out juice) 1 ounce rice-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon nam pla (Thai

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January 20, 2013

Cucumber-Tahini Salsa

1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup (or more) orange juice 1 ounce each of yogurt and tahini paste Dash of harissa sauce 1 clove garlic 1 cup olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 medium red onion, diced 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and

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January 20, 2013

Spicy Avocado Salsa

4 tomatillos, shucked 4 fresh jalapeños, stems removed 2 ripe avocados 4 sprigs cilantro 1 small to medium leaf of romaine lettuce 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 teaspoons salt Juice of 1/2 limeIn saucepan, cover tomatillos and jalapeños with water. Bring to boil; reduce heat slightly and cook 4 to

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January 20, 2013

Reed Hearon’s Chocolate Sombrero

Chocolate Génoise4 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup each of sugar and flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, meltedMix eggs and sugar 1 minute in bowl set in warm water. Whip on high until fluffy. Combine flour and cocoa; fold in. Fold in butter. Pour into

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January 20, 2013

Grilled Pork Loin in Apricot-and-Curry Marinade

Pork Loin12 seven-ounce center cuts of fresh boneless pork loin 2 cups smooth apricot jam 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups finely sliced onions 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 bay leaves 15 white peppercorns, cracked 1/2 teaspoon