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Black Garlic Chicken

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This flavorful roasted chicken benefits from the best of the Asian condiment shelf: umami-packed soy and oyster sauces, sweet hoisin and honey, and a dash of sesame oil for a nutty note. Both regular and fermented black garlic really punch up the flavor profile; be sure to save the delicious pan juices to spoon over steamed rice!

The Best Beef Stew Ever

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  Beef Stew. The mere words conjure up warm, soothing moments from my childhood. I remember the rich, thick, heaping dish of goodness mom would serve me as a child, often when the weather got cooler. The chunks of potato would have added just the right amount of starchy texture to the tomato-based sauce, yet still be firm to the bite. The carrot rounds added sweetness, and the onions their caramelized, redolent goodness. The pieces of beef would be a joyful revelation – perfectly braised, delicious nuggets of beefy flavor….read more

Spiced Polynesian Pork

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The fine folks at Marx Foods issued a challenge that was right up my alley: Create a savory dish recipe with ingredients used primarily in sweet dishes. So, armed with Granulated Honey, Coconut Sugar, and Fennel Herb Crystals, I turned to my favorite of all savory ingredients: Pork!

Green Chile Pork and Potato Empanadas

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Leftovers do double duty here in the form of tasty, handy empanadas! 

Tan-Gin Chicken

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A twist on soy-poached chicken, fresh ginger and tangerine add a rich, yet fresh component to this earthy dish.

Shrimp and Sugar Snaps

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A study in textural delights. Tender shrimp are paired with crisp, sweet sugar snap peas in a light, soy-kissed sauce. A smattering of crimini mushrooms, carrots and celery add color and crunch, while hints of sesame add warmth and depth to this deceivingly simple stir-fry.

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Snow Peas and Ginger Sauce

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Fresh ginger and lemon add fresh notes to delicate, pan-seared tilapia, while fresh snow peas add crunch and color.

Oxtail Osso Buco

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Slowly braised to succulent perfection, these meaty morsels are the perfect choice for Osso Buco, taking on delicious flavors from a rich, aromatic stock. Rich in gelatin, they also infuse the sauce with body and flavor.

Pork Loin Two Ways

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Chinese Meat Loaf with Salted Egg

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Minced pork, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and crunchy waterchestnuts combine to create a delicious Chinese classic. The mixture is given the royal treatment by being topped off with a rich, salted egg, steamed to perfection.