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

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January 20, 2013

White Satin Raspberry Tart

Recipe from Suzanne Makin, Petaluma Bakery, Dallas.Crust3/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powderPreheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

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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 Quail6 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 seasoningMix spices together, adding water (about 7 to 8 teaspoons) until an almost thin consistency is reached. Be careful not

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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 3

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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 bourbonPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Mix in eggs, cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins. Pour mixture into

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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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February 1, 1996

Jalapeño Smoked Shrimp

24 large Gulf shrimp 3 fresh jalapeños, finely chopped 1⁄4 cup finely chopped pickled jalapeños 1⁄4 cup juice from pickled jalapeños 3 shallots, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh epazote 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons unrefined

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February 1, 1996

Wild Mushroom Enchiladas

5 ancho chiles 1 cup heavy cream 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 yellow onion, diced 6 ounces wild mushrooms (morels, shiitakes, oysters, portobellos), sliced 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into quarter-inch cubes 3 ounces queso fresco or feta cheese, crumbled

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January 1, 1996

Ranch Potato Wedges

6 baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup minced garlic 1/4 cup minced shallots 1 1/2 sticks butter 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese salt and pepper to tastePreheat oven to 350 degrees. In a heavy saucepan, sauté garlic and shallots in butter over low

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January 1, 1996

Ancho-Bourbon Sauce

4 ancho chiles 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 2 1/2 cups demi-glace 1/4 cup Jim Beam bourbon salt and pepper to tasteCore and seed chiles. Cover in boiling water and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, or until soft. Purée in a blender with enough water to make a

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December 1, 1995

Cinnamon Croissant Bread Pudding

Custard 2 cups plus 4 tablespoons heavy cream 2 cups plus 4 tablespoons whole milk 15 eggs 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extractPlace ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Strain and refrigerate until ready to use.Cinnamon Sugar 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamonCombine ingredients in a

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November 1, 1995

Wilted Red Chard

2 to 3 bunches red chard 2 tablespoons mild vinegar 2 tablespoons butter salt and pepper to tasteRemove thick part of chard stems. Sauté leaves with remaining ingredients until just barely wilted.To serve, place grilled pork medallions on top of sauce, with chiles rellenos and chard to side. Guacamole garnish

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November 1, 1995

Chiles Rellenos

4 medium ancho chiles 1 cup cooked and seasoned black beans, well drained 1/4 cup mild goat cheese 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar, such as Vermont 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 2 to 3 tablespoons sliced green onions, tips and stems beer batter (your favorite recipe)Steam chiles 10 minutes or until

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June 30, 1995

The Bush Family’s Zuni Stew

1 1/4 cups pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil 2 yellow onions, cut in 1/4-inch pieces 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons red chile powder, or more, to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin

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June 30, 1995

Governor’s Mansion Summer Peach Tea Punch

6 cups water 3 family-size (1 ounce) tea bags 2 cups fresh mint, loosely packed 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate 1 bottle (32 ounces) R.W. Knudsen Peach Nectar (it has the most flavor) 1/2 to 1 cup simple syrup 1 liter ginger ale 1 liter club sodaBring

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June 30, 1995

Wilted Spinach

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds spinach, rinsed and trimmed Salt and pepper to tasteIn large pan, sauté garlic in olive oil until golden. Add spinach and cook just until it wilts. Season and drain.

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June 30, 1995

Wild Mushroom Gravy

3 tablespoons chopped garlic 2 cups sliced assorted mushrooms 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup red wine 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 cups demiglace, homemade or packaged 3 tablespoons cold butter 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon chives, minced 1

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June 30, 1995

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

6 Idaho potatoes, peeled and boiled 2 tablespoons roasted chopped garlic 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 pound butter Salt and pepper to tasteThoroughly mash potatoes and then mix together with other ingredients. If planning to pipe potatoes with a pastry bag, whip until smooth.

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April 30, 1995

Vegetable Stack

Recipe from Boulevard Bistro, 4319 Montrose, Houston.Okinomi-yaki Pancake Batter6 eggs 1 cup flour 1 cup water 2 tablespoons fines herbes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon fennel Pinch of cayenne Whisk ingredients together in a mixing bowl, let rest for 10 minutes, whisk again.Okinomi-yaki Vegetables2 cups each thinly

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March 1, 1995

Rice Stuffing

1/4 cup raw peanuts 2 medium tomatoes, roasted, peeled, and seeded (or canned tomatoes, seeded and peeled but not roasted) 1 1/2 quarts vegetable stock (approximately) 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch of ground white pepper 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup slivered almonds 3/4 cup long-grain white rice

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December 1, 1994

Citrus Cheesecake

What raises this cheesecake above all others is the inspired addition of three ingredients: Bailey’s Irish Cream to impart a silky nip, and orange and lemon zest to lend a tang.Graham Cracker Crust2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)Combine ingredients in a food processor

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December 1, 1994

State Fare

Forget the figgy pudding. The centerpiece of your party table for the holidays should be this voluptuous cheesecake from Houston’s Sierra Grill. Chef Charles Watkins has taken an everyday dessert and turned it into something special, its texture as lush as velvet, the density firm without being heavy. But what

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December 1, 1994

Chocolate-Grand Marnier Truffles

Forget the figgy pudding. The centerpiece of your party table for the holidays should be this voluptuous cheesecake from Houston’s Sierra Grill. For a chaser, set out a batch of Watkins’ Grand Marnier truffles rolled in Texas pecans.Your guests won’t go until they get some.1 1/4 cups heavy cream 16

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August 31, 1994

Roasted Potatoes with Onions

Recipe from Sipango, 4513 Travis, Dallas3 ounces olive oil 1 pound Bermuda onions, peeled and sliced into matchstick strips 1 pound yellow onions, peeled and sliced into matchstick strips 2 ounces red wine vinegar 16 very small red-skinned potatoes (approximately 2 pounds) 4 ounces olive oil 4 ounces light vegetable

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June 30, 1994

Shallot-Mustard Vinaigrette

1/2 cup champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups pure olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots Salt and pepper to tasteMix vinegar and mustard in a stainless steel bowl. Add olive oil in a steady stream, beating with wire whisk until

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June 30, 1994

Hummus-Tahini Spread

1 15- or 16-ounce can garbanzos (chick peas) 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh pressed garlic or prepared garlic paste 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper to tasteDrain garbanzos, reserving liquid. Blend first 5 ingredients in food processor or blender, adding

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June 30, 1994

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Hummus-Tahini Spread1 15- or 16-ounce can garbanzos (chick peas) 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh pressed garlic or prepared garlic paste 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper to tasteDrain garbanzos, reserving liquid. Blend first 5 ingredients in food processor or blender,

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April 1, 1994

Edible Flowers

1/2 cup fresh soft goat cheese 24 edible flowers (preferably trumpet-shaped)Whip goat cheese in blender until smooth; pipe or spoon into flowers.To serve, arrange slices of stuffed lamb on plate atop tomatillo sauce. Decorate lamb with remaining pepper strips and garnish plate with flowers. Serves 6.

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April 1, 1994

Tomatillo-Mint Sauce

1 pound fresh tomatillos, quartered 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic 3 tablespoons clarified butter 1 cup sherry 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped destemmed fresh mint 1 teaspoon ground black pepperSauté tomatillos, jalapeño, and garlic in clarified butter until

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January 1, 1994

Herb Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Red Wine Vinaigrette1 tablespoon minced shallots 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves Salt and pepper to taste Bring red wine to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Then lower heat and