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Korean Style Burgers

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes Quick Kimchi (recipe below) or store bought kimchi 4 medium scallions One 3/4 inch piece fresh ginger 3 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium if you prefer) 1 1/2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown…

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Mussels and Bok Choy with Green Tea Pilaf

  Start to finish: 45 minutes Hands on time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger 6 scallions, sliced thin crosswise and white and green parts kept separate 2 tablespoons fermented black beans rinsed well and mashed lightly…

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Eggs Baked in Red Wine

Makes 2 servings Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total Preparation time: 40 minutes Suggested Accompaniment steamed asparagus tossed with a little butter Ingredients 2 slices homemade-style white bread 2 garlic cloves, one halved and one minced 3 strips bacon 1 shallots minced ¾ c dry red wine ¾ c chicken stock,…

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Souffle Omelet filled with Broccoli and Goat Cheese

Makes 2 servings Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 27 minutes Ingredients 1/2 pound cooked broccoli, coarsely chopped 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 5 large eggs, separated 2 tablespoons all purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 375°…

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Galettes with Butter Lettuce Salad

  Makes 12 Galettes 2 cups buckwheat flour 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 13 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 cup water clarified butter for brushing the pan 6 thin slices ham, cut into julienne strips 6 thin slices Emmenthaler, cut into julienne strips In a…

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My friend and mentor Jean Anderson has a new book out! You must check it out. 

During my visits with Jean to North Carolina potteries, I bought several pieces of pottery but never focused on all their possible uses until I read this book. I knew about pie, of course, cornbread, and beans. But kimchee? Baked chicken? Layered ratatouille? Turns out potters are creative not only in shaping…

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“Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Episode 903: Latin Twist is on air now. Check here to see what I’m cooking.

In Episode 903: Latin Twist the focus is on foods of Latin America, but with a twist. I go to Charlotte, North Carolina to join a viewer with a unique version of  tamales – this one is for dessert. Then I join a Miami food blogger with her own take on…

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Chicken Vaca Frita

CHICKEN VACA FRITA For the mojo: 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black peppercorns ½ cup fresh orange juice ¾ cup fresh lime juice done 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil For the Chicken Vaca frita 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast 3…

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Peach and Blackberry Tamales

Makes about 24 tamales Ingredients 1 pound dried corn husks For the dough: 1 cup cornmeal 1 1/2 cups Masa Harina 2 cups boiling water 1 cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 3/4 cup whole milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder For the filling: 3…

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Episode 902 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” is on the air. Learn more here.

Sometimes all you need are a few simple ingredients to make a fast weeknight meal worthy of a dinner party. That’s what I’m doing with my Pork Medallions with Prunes in a Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce. In Savannah, Georgia, I join the James Beard Award winning chef, Mashama Bailey, of the…

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