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

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November 1, 1993

Garlicky Sausage Jambalaya Dressing

Recipe from Texas Home Cooking by Cheryl and Bill Jamison1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound andouille sausage 1 medium onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon each dry mustard, filé

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September 30, 1993

Plantain Chips

4 large green plantains Canola oil Salt to tastePeel plantains under running water (to avoid staining hands) and slice thinly. In large cast-iron skillet, heat 11/2 to 2 inches oil. Fry plantain slices in 2 or 3 batches until browned. Drain on paper towels, place in paper bag, and toss

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September 30, 1993

Mango-Fig Chutney

1/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns 1 teaspoon roughly chopped ginger root 1/2 tablespoon orange zest 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds 1 jalapeño, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup brown sugar Juice of one orange and one lime 1 26-ounce jar mango slices (or 8 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced) 8

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August 31, 1993

Pasta Primavera

1/4 cup julienne red bell pepper 1/2 cup quartered roma tomatoes 1/3 cup each broccoli florets, 2-inch asparagus and green bean pieces, and julienne zucchini 1/3 cup fresh-cut corn 1/3 cup julienne carrots 1/3 cup quartered marinated artichoke hearts 1/3 cup quartered mushrooms 3 tablespoons fresh basil 2 tablespoons extra

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July 31, 1993

Soy-Wasabi Sauce

Soy-Wasabi Sauce5 tablespoons wasabi powder (available at Asian markets) 3 – 4 tablespoons water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sake (available at liquor stores or Asian markets)Stir together wasabi powder and just enough

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July 31, 1993

Pickled Ginger

1/2 cup fresh ginger, sliced paper thin with vegetable peeler 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugarStir all ingredients together in nonreactive stainless steel pan or glass saucepan and bring to a boil. Let mixture cool to room temperature and chill overnight. (Pickled ginger keeps

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May 31, 1993

Mango-Jicama Salsa

1/2 cup shredded jicama 1/2 cup chopped mango 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped Salt to taste 1 tablespoon vegetable oilMix ingredients in glass bowl with wooden spoon, adding oil last. Make sure oil coats everything. Let

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May 31, 1993

Adobo Sauce

6 ancho chiles 10 pasilla chiles 2 cups hot water 1 1-inch cinnamon stick 5 whole cloves 6 black peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/4 teaspoon marjoram 1/4 teaspoon cumin 6 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons mild white vinegar 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons sugar 3 cups chicken stockToast chiles in

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May 31, 1993

Little Boats de la Noche

Little Boats1 pound skinless snapper filet 2 cups adobo sauce (see recipe, below) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped onion 12 corn husks (tamale-style)Cut snapper filet into strips approximately 1/4 inch by 2 inches. Marinate strips in adobo sauce for 5 minutes. Remove from marinade and mix fish with

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April 30, 1993

Whiskey Sauce

4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon very hot water 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup rye whiskeyMelt butter in double boiler over simmering water. In small bowl, whisk together sugar and egg, then stir into melted butter. Add hot water and simmer about 7 minutes,

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April 1, 1993

Saffron Rice

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Saffron Rice1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds Pinch of saffron threads 3/4 cup short-grain rice 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned broth 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon chopped lemon peel 3 tablespoons chopped garlic

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April 1, 1993

Flowerpot Bread

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Flowerpot Bread4 four-inch clay flowerpots Nonstick cooking spray Wax paper 32 ounces bread dough To prepare pots, wash in dishwasher, spray with cooking spray, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Repeat spraying and baking process 4 times, allowing to cool between each application.Spray inside of

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March 1, 1993

Fresh Corn Corncakes

Savory hotcakes made with fresh corn.6 ears of corn1 green bell pepper, finely chopped1 red bell pepper, finely chopped2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley2 tablespoons finely chopped green onionSalt and pepper to taste2 cups pancake batter, prepared according to package instructions4 tablespoons butterSlice off corn kernels and sauté until golden brown.

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January 1, 1993

Grilled Eggplant

2 large Roma tomatoes, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced 1/2 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 bottle rice vinegar 1 large eggplant Olive oil 1 – 2 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese (per serving) 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (per serving) 1/2 teaspoon olive oil (per serving)Marinate tomato and onion

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September 30, 1992

Quesadillas and Hashbrowns

Quesadillas1 1/2–2 pounds chorizo 6 tablespoons chopped tomato 6 teaspoons chopped scallions 12 eggs (2 per person), beaten 6 8-inch flour tortillas 3 cups grated cheddar cheese 4 tablespoons olive oilCook chorizo in skillet over medium heat. Drain fat, add tomato and scallions, and scramble in eggs. Place egg mixture

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August 31, 1992

Green Apple and Tomatillo Relish

1 pound tomatillos, diced 2 cups diced jicama 1 cup diced green apples 5 tablespoons diced red bell pepper 5 tablespoons diced yellow bell pepper 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lime 3 cloves garlic, minced 1

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May 31, 1992

Acorn Squash Soup with Roquefort Toast

Soup8 small acorn squashes (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter, or 3/4 pound each), with stems 2 large acorn squashes (1 1/2 pound), or enough to equal 3 pounds of meat 2 medium onions, sliced 3 cups chicken stock 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and pepper

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April 30, 1992

Apple Tart With Cinnamon Ice Cream

Cinnamon Ice Cream3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly ground preferredIn mixing bowl, whip eggs and sugar together. Bring milk to a boil in saucepan, remove from heat, and pour slowly into egg-sugar mixture, stirring continuously. Add cinnamon. Return mixture to medium heat and cook,

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December 1, 1991

Orange-Jicama Salad

6 medium red onions, thinly sliced 2 cups water 2 tablespoons salt 3/4 cup olive oil 10 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper 10 whole allspice berries 3/4 cup vinegar 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup peeled jicama

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December 1, 1991

Green Pumpkin-Seed Salsa

1/4 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded 1 serrano chile, peeled and seeded 1 medium white onion, peeled 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed 2 teaspoons chopped chives 2 teaspoons chopped coriander 1 cup clam juice 1 tablespoon lime juiceToast pumpkin seeds on cookie sheet for

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July 31, 1991

Jalapeño Dressing

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon coriander 1 cup lemon juice or vinegar 3 cups canola oil 1/4 cup minced jalapeño with some seeds 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantroIn food processor, blend first six ingredients for 1 minute. Continue

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June 30, 1991

Tomato Flowerpots

4 medium tomatoes 1 small head baby lettuce 32 enoki mushrooms 4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives Herbs and edible flowers as needed (organically grown nasturtiums, roses, violas, alyssum, or bluebonnets)Cut tops of tomatoes off and remove seeds. Arrange baby lettuce, enoki mushrooms, chives, herbs, and edible flowers inside tomatoes.

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June 30, 1991

Shallot Vinaigrette

1 1/2 shallots, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Ground black pepper to tasteSauté shallots and garlic in 1 teaspoon olive oil until brown. Add vinegar. Remove from heat, and let cool. Whisk

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March 1, 1991

Salsa Chipotle

Smoky salsa gets its flavor from Northern Mexico3 to 6 canned chipotle chiles; reserve adobo sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 1 cup beef broth 2 1/2 cups water 6 tablespoons of reserved adobo sauceRinse, seed, and chop chiles;

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January 1, 1991

Cornbread

Cornbread from Evan’s, Houston1/4 cup chopped yello onion 1 tablespoon butter 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels 1/4 cup chopped pimento 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspooons baking powder 1 1/2 tablesppons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup buttermilk

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August 31, 1990

Soda Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup caraway seeds 1 egg yolk 4 tablespoons milkPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and soda. Cut in shortening, add buttermilk, and mix until

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April 30, 1990

Coconut Sweet

3 cups grated fresh coconut (from about 5-inch-diameter coconut) or unsweetened packaged coconut 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup milk 1/4 cup peanut oil 25 green cardamoms, peeled and seeds crushed, or 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom Mini-sized paper baking cupsIf using fresh coconut, break shell with hammer. Pry meat

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April 30, 1990

Cucumber-Peanut Relish

4 large cucumbers 6 tablespoons chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 3 teaspoons sugar Juice of 2 lemons or limes 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 3 or 4 serrano chiles (optional), seeded and slivered 1/2 cup raw peanuts, oven-roasted and coarsely chopped Salt,

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April 30, 1990

Sautéed Spinach and Vegetables

4 tablespoons peanut oil 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced 3 serrano chiles, minced 1 teaspoon cumin seed 2 small Japanese eggplants or 1 small purple eggplant; 2 medium red new potatoes; and 2 carrots – all cut into 1/2 -inch cubes 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets, broken into 1/2

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April 30, 1990

Four-Bean-and-Potato Salad

1 cup garbanzo beans 1 cup black-eyed peas 1 cup chana dal (split yellow peas may be substituted) 1 cup mung beans 5 medium red new potatoes 8 scallions (with some green), finely sliced 4 serrano chiles, seeded and minced 2 tablesppons chaat masala seasoning mix 6 tablespoons chopped

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April 30, 1990

Citrus Stars With Raspberry Purée

2 cups sifted flour plus 4 tablespoons flour 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for dusting Zest of 3 lemons, 3 limes, and 2 oranges 1/2 pound butter, chilled 4 large eggs 3 cups granulated sugar 4 tablespoons each of lemon, lime, and orange juice 2 teaspoons baking powder 2

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April 30, 1990

Roasted-Eggplant Salad

1 to 1 1/2 cups olive oil 2 cups each of diced red bell pepper, diced green bell pepper, and diced white onion 6 cups diced eggplant 1 cup canned diced tomato in juice 2 tablespoons capers 1/4 cup each of red wine vinegar and sugar 1/4 cup minced cilantro

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April 30, 1990

Tortellini With Tomato Vinaigrette

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup chopped garlic 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus 1 1/4 cup cut in julienne 18 ounces fresh tricolored

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April 30, 1990

Stilton Cheesecake With Walnut Crust

9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnut pieces 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 4 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 32 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons flour 3 whole eggs, at room temperature 2 egg yolks, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla

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April 30, 1990

Raspberry Half-Dips

Houston pastry chef and bakery owner Marilyn Descours suggests making her easy sandwich cookies for parent-child assembly-line fun: Dab your favorite seedless raspberry jam between wafers, and dip the sandwiches halfway in 6 to 8 ounces of melted semisweet chocolate. Chill on waxed paper until the chocolate sets.Marilyn Descours’ Raspberry

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April 30, 1990

Mango Lassis

64 ounces plain lowfat yogurt 2 cans (28 ounces each) mango pulp 12 cups crushed iceWhip half of ingredients at a time in blender until frothy. Pour into glasses. Serves 10 To 12.From Savoring Summer, featured in Domain, May 1990

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April 30, 1990

Sorrel-and-Watercress Vichyssoise

1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon each of butter and flour 1 can (32 ounces) low-salt chicken stock 1 small bunch leeks (green and white parts), washed, trimmed, and sliced 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced 3/4 tablespoon dried thyme Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 medium

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April 30, 1990

Chaplin’s Bloody Marys

2 quarts tomato juice (Sacramento) 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins) 6 tablespoons chopped horseradish, or to taste 2 tablespoons each of chopped fresh garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, and dried dill 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 teaspoon each of ground white pepper, celery salt, and garlic salt

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March 1, 1990

Buttermilk Pie

Drew Allen, a co-owner of San Antonio’s Liberty Bar, came across this custardy buttermilk pie recipe in an out-of-print forties cookbook. The pie was powerfully sweet for modern taste buds, so Allen halved the sugar to come up with his restaurant’s most popular dessert.4 ounces frozen butter 1 ounce cold

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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 (for

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December 1, 1986

Southern Biscuit Muffins

Recipe from Castle Hill Cafe, Austin10 cups flour 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 pound margarine cubed 4 cups cold milkThese are bite-size muffins; use a small-muffin pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix

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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 tasteHeat oil over medium-low in

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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