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

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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

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January 20, 2013

Pan-Seared Salmon with Cabernet-Butter Sauce

Salmon2 tablespoons lemon-thyme leaves 1 teaspoon freshly cracked white pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon snipped basil 4 seven-ounce boneless salmon filets, 1 1/2 inches thick 2 tablespoons olive oilCombine thyme, pepper, garlic, and basil. Rub mixture evenly into filets, and marinate overnight in refrigerator. Sauté filets in oil

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January 20, 2013

Actuelle Lemon-Lime Tart

Crust2 cups all-purpose flour 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tablepsoon cream 3 drops vanilla extractFilling9 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup heavy cream Juice and zest of 2 lemons and 2 limes Powdered sugarTo make crust, place flour on work block. Make

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January 20, 2013

Wine-Cream Mousse with Champagne Sabayon

Mousse with Sponge CakeJuice of 1/2 lemon 3/4 to 1 cup white wine 4 egg yolks 1/8 cup sugar 8 pieces gelatin leaves (or 2 packages gelatin), dissolved in 2 to 4 tablespoons warm water 1 quart heavy cream, whipped 1 sponge cake (or enough ladyfingers to line a large

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January 20, 2013

Tarte du Paradis

Vanilla Genoise and Berries6 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch salt 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup Grand Marnier Raspberry or currant jam Assorted fresh spring berriesBeat first four ingredients together with electric mixer on high until batter falls in ribbon

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January 20, 2013

Cabrito Luckett

A particularly impressive recipe that is easy to prepare in your own kitchen involves slivers of garlic and whole comino seeds.1/2 cabrito, cut in quarters 4 or more large cloves garlic, peeled and cut into slivers 2 teaspoons whole comino (cumin) seeds New Mexico chile powder Dried oregano Salt, to

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January 20, 2013

Picante Salsa Roja

4 plump tomatillos, husks removed 8 to 10 chiles colorados 4 cloves garlic, peeled Salt, to taste 1/2 onion, finely chopped Fresh cilantro, choppedHeat a comal or griddle, and roast tomatillos, turning frequently, until slightly charred and rather soft. Remove. Quickly toast chiles on comal for about 15 seconds on

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January 20, 2013

Hearts of Palm Wrapped with Smoked Salmon

1 eight-ounce can hearts of palm, drained 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 bunches dill (1 bunch finely chopped and 1 bunch for garnish) Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 pound thinly sliced smoked salmonMix cream cheese, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Spread cream cheese mixture 1/8-inch

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January 20, 2013

Italian Puffs

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage, cooked and drained Freshly ground black pepper, to tasteIn saucepan, melt butter until bubbling. Add cream, and warm. Add Parmesan, then stir constantly until mixture

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January 20, 2013

Radicchio Packages

1 bunch green onions 1 carrot 1 red pepper 1 yellow squash 1 zucchini Vinaigrette, as desired 1 head radicchioCut bulbs from onions, and discard. Blanch tops in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain, dry with towel, cut length-wise into thin strings, and set aside.Cut carrot, pepper, and squashes into

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January 20, 2013

Arancini

3 cups short-grain rice 1 stick (1/2 cup) margarine 1/4 cup oil, plus oil for deep-frying 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup finely chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chili powder 6 ounces tomato sauce 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and

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January 20, 2013

Cinnamon Cactus Cookies

8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 2/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon each baking soda and salt 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves and ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon ground cinnamonPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together butter and 3/4 cup

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January 20, 2013

Roulade of Spinach, Crab, and Mushrooms

White Sauce and Roulade Mixture6 large eggs 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups whole milk, heated 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup Emmenthaler cheese (or 1/4 cup each Emmenthaler and Parmesan)Filling4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup minced shallots 1/2

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January 20, 2013

Galette

Dough2 envelopes dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 7 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 2 large eggs 6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter 2 tablespoons brandy 3 1/2 cups (or more) all-purpose flourTopping6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter 6 tablespoons sugarSprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl,

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January 20, 2013

Strawberries and Oranges With Raspberry Sauce

Fruit3 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed, dried, and sliced lengthwise 4 large navel oranges, peeled and cut into pithless sections 1 cup black grapes, cut in half and seededSauce2 ten-ounce packages frozen raspberries or 3 half-pints fresh raspberries 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, or to taste 2 tablespoons orange liqueur

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January 20, 2013

Cranberry-Pecan Kugelhopf

1 stick butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 4 egg yolks 2 1/4 cups sifted flour 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 4 egg whites 1 cup chopped cranberries 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugarPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour 9-inch Kugelhopf

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January 20, 2013

Lace Cookie Cup With Raspberries

Recipe from Stephan Pyles, Routh Street Cafe, Dallas.1 cup finely ground almonds 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 4 teaspoons flour 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup lightly sweetened whipped cream 2 pints fresh raspberriesPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first five ingredients in bowl; blend into smooth