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Duck Confit Enchiladas with Green Sauce from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

When acclaimed author James Peterson wrote The Duck Cookbook he seemed to have a favorite duck ingredient: duck confit. Chicken is indigenous to many Mexican dishes, but here duck confit is used to upscale enchilada to a level sure to please you. And, the dish has that grand green sauce made with tomatillos. This is…

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TBT Recipe: Chiles Rellenos with Goat Cheese, Pine Nut, and Corn Filling

For this week's Throwback Thursday recipe, I wanted a comfort food that was warm, gooey adn captivating with flavor. This chile rellenos provides all that satisfaction. I know, fresh corn is rare now but some frozen corn kernels will surely safice. If you have not looked at the book Mexican Flavors, you have missed a…

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Chicken with Marsala, Olives, and Blood Oranges from A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

When author Diana Henry wrote A Bird in the Hand she wanted her chicken dishes filling the plate with flavors from around the world. Her chicken is married Mediterranean style with Marsala, olives and blood oranges. The visual appeal of the dish is immediate and forceful. You’ll want to be the first to sample a…

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Shrimp and Caramelized Onion Salad

Here’s a list of good things: shrimp, caramelized onion, jalapeno, citrus, avocado, and corn. Take any two or three of these and you could concoct a good dish. Use them all in this salad and you have a sensational main dish. Light, refreshing and just a tad sharp to the tongue, this dish is not…

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