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

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January 20, 2013

Bread Pudding Soufflé

Bread Pudding Soufflé With Whiskey Sauce1 cup sugar1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened5 eggs, beaten1 pint heavy creamDash of cinnamon1 tablespoon vanilla1/4 cup raisins12 slices fresh of stale French bread, each 1 inch thickSoufflé6 eggs, separated1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup confectioners’ sugarWhiskey Sauce1 cup sugar1 cup heavy cream1 cinnamon stick

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January 20, 2013

Cinnamon Turkey Breast

Turkey1 fresh turkey, approximately 12 pounds1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamonGlaze2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons molasses2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or strong red wine vinegar1 teaspoon TabascoCut wings off turkey at middle joint. Cut legs off and separate each at joint between drumstick and thigh. Reserve

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January 20, 2013

Turkey Dark Meat in Cranberry and Ancho Chile Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil2 each turkey thighs, drumsticks, and wings8 cups water6 ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded1 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped4 garlic cloves, peeled2 large tomatoes (or 6 plum tomatoes), quartered1 1/2 cups walnuts (8 ounces)16-ounce can whole-cranberry sauce or 1 pound cranberries cooked according to package directions2

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January 20, 2013

Sweet Potatoes with Ginger, Pecans, and Jalapeños

4 pounds sweet potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 3 cups milk 1½ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger 4 jalapeños, stemmed and cut into 1/8-inch-thick rings 1 cup chopped pecans 2 to 4 tablespoons brown sugarRoast sweet potatoes on rack in 325-degree

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January 20, 2013

Spicy Cream Spinach with Cheddar Cheese

20 ounces fresh or frozen leaf spinach 1 tablespoon butter 1 white onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped (1 teaspoon) 1 to 2 jalapeños, stemmed and chopped (remove seeds if milder flavor is desired) 2 1/2 tablespoons flour 1 cup chicken or turkey stock 1 cup whipping

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January 20, 2013

Cranberry and Orange Marmalade Relish

1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water ½ cup white wine 1 orange, quartered and seeded 1 stick cinnamon or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cups fresh whole cranberries (1 pound) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion 1 finely chopped jalapeño 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegarIn

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January 20, 2013

Mushroom-Apple-Poblano Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread 2 cups cornmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 eggs 4 tablespoons butter, meltedPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add milk, eggs, and melted butter; blend to form a smooth batter.Pour

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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 rings6 tangerines1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice3 tablespoons olive oil1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded

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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

Devilled Oysters Dallas chef Dean Fearing cooks up a tasty dinner with a Texas twist. Print Share Ingredients  12 well-cleaned oysters with deep shellsCayenne pepper to taste2 hard-boiled egg yolks2 raw

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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 flour1/4 teaspoon salt2 large eggs1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup corn syrup1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract1 cup finely chopped dates1 cup chopped pecans1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugarPreheat over to 375 degrees. Grease bottom of two 8-inch-square baking pans. Sift flour with salt and set aside. In mixing bowl, beat eggs

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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 cherries1/2 cup brandy1/2 cup sorghum syrup2 tablespoons hazelnut oil or other nut oil2 shallots, peeled and cut in 1/4-inch cubes2 tablespoons white

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January 20, 2013

Corn Relish

3 cups fresh or frozen corn1 cup finely shredded green cabbage1 cup chopped yellow onion1/2 cup seeded and diced sweet red pepper1 teaspoon whole celery seed1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seed1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2 teaspoon dry mustard1/3 cup sugar1/2 cup cider vinegarPlace all ingredients in heavy saucepan over medium heat and

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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 water1/2 cup sugar2 dried red chiles1 cup pecan halves1/4 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, place on cookie sheet,

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January 20, 2013

Lavender-Dusted Quail Salad

Salad1 bunch each fresh basil and watercress, stems trimmed (approximately 2 cups total) 1 tablespoon olive oiljuice of 1/2 lemon1 1/2 cups mixed arugula and baby spinach2 tablespoons O brand olive oil, plus some for drizzling (this lemon-infused olive oil is available at some health-food stores and specialty markets, including

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January 20, 2013

Skewered Rosemary Lamb

Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 8 minutesMake Ahead: 24 hours1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/4 cup red wine vinegar1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, crumbled, or 1 teaspoon dried2 cloves garlic, mashed1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper3/4 teaspoon salt (preferably kosher)1 1/2 pounds boneless lamb (leg or shoulder),

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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 milk1 cup stone-ground cornmeal4 tablespoons unsalted butter2 teaspoons baking powder4 whole eggs1 large onion, diced2 garlic cloves, diced2 shallots, diced2 fresh medium-sized jalapeños, diced4 ounces jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese, shredded1/4 teaspoon saltPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In heavy saucepan, bring milk to boil over

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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

Black Bean Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil 11/2 cups cooked black beans (add just enough cooking liquid to cover the beans) 1 serrano chile, stemmed and minced (remove seeds for a milder sauce) 1/2 cup dark beer salt to tasteIn a large skillet heat the oil over high heat. Add the beans, serrano

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January 20, 2013

Goat Cheese Enfrijoladas Negras

If you thought you liked refried beans and cheddar, wait until you taste these tortillas stuffed with goat cheese and topped with black bean sauce. (Literally, “enfrijolada” means “beaned,” but “prepared with a bean sauce” gets the idea across better.)12 ounces fresh goat cheese, at room temperature 1 tablespoon chopped

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January 20, 2013

Pineapple Pico

This is a sweet-hot variation on the classic pico de gallo of onion, tomato, cilantro, and serranos.1/8 onion, diced 1 small tomato, seeded and diced 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 teaspoon minced habanero chile, or 1/2 tablespoon prepared habanero pepper sauce 1 tablespoon

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January 20, 2013

Pear and White Chocolate Mousse

3/4 cup sugarJuice of 1/2 lemon2 pears, peeled, seeded, and quartered2 packages gelatin powder, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water9 ounces white chocolate6 egg yolks3 ounces dark rum1 cup heavy cream4 egg whitesPinch cream of tartarBring sugar, juice, and 1/4 cup water to boil. Add pears; boil until very soft.

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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, drained2 cups Italian bread crumbs (Progresso)1 cup grated Parmesan cheese3 tablespoons chopped parsleyJuice of 2 lemons3/4 cup olive oil1 garlic clove, crushed1/2 to 1 tablespoon crushed red pepperSalt, to tastePut oysters in baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients together. Top oysters with mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until

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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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