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Cucumber and Tomatillo Gazpacho from Corinne Trang at Cooking by the Book

  Last week I posted a recipe for Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho. It’s sublime particularly as the flavor mellow and blend. The color is a soft watermelon red. This week the gazpacho is quite different. Red is gone. Tomatoes are gone from the soup itself, but do appear in a garnish — though you…

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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

I made this in the fall and found it to be the best, best savory dish I had made all year. That is still true and I think you'll find this a crowd pleasure during this holiday season. It's rich tasting, beautiful to behold, and surprisingly easy to make. It can scale up easily, so…

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Tomatillo and Chipotle Steak Sauce

Steak always seems to need a partner. Look in your grocery store and you’ll find a plethora of steak sauces, mostly brown and red and invigoratingly spicy. Some of these potential partners will be familiar like Worcestershire and the shelves always offer something new, perhaps a chipotle-based wonder imported from the Caribbean. This sauce has…

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Tomatillo Salad Dressing

For this tomatillo week, I’ve had lots of fun exploring page after page of tomatillo recipes. There are salsas aplenty, of course, but it’s been enlightening to find other tomatillo uses — ones that just would not have popped into my head. Here, for example, is a Tomatillo Salad Dressing using lots of ingredients you…

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