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Cooking Classics: Fresh Tomato-Garlic Sauce

Cooking Classics The Technique Fresh Tomato-Garlic Sauce A food processor is a valuable piece of equipment necessary in order to make Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce. It will provide an even consistency throughout the mixture lending a good texture to the final dish. A roux will also need to be prepared in order to aide in the […]

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Cooking Classics: Chiles Rellenos

Cooking Classics The Technique Chiles Rellenos Chiles Rellenos are roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese & deep fried with a crisp, light tempura-style batter. They may be served with a number of sauces that generally vary slightly from cook to cook. A cross between Salsa Roja & enchilada sauce, Fresh Tomato-Garlic Sauce relies on aromatic vegetables […]

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The Basics: Poblano Peppers

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Poblano Peppers Poblano peppers are a large, mild chili pepper that originated in Puebla, Mexico. They are ideal for stuffing with a variety of ingredients & most often served in main dish applications. Poblanos register on the Scoville Scale, a chart specifically designed to gauge the heat level of peppers, typically around […]

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The Basics: Limes

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Limes  Most limes available are known as Persian or Tahiti more specifically which have been cross bred from lemons & key limes to produce this reliable seedless citrus variety. The fruit is extremely versatile as it can be showcased in sweet or savory recipe applications or serve as a […]

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Cooking Classics: Huevos Rancheros

Cooking Classics The Technique Huevos Rancheros Traditionally served as a farm-style mid morning meal, Huevos Rancheros is one of the most iconic Mexican recipes that consists of Sunny Side Up Eggs, Salsa Fresca & Homemade Corn Tortillas although commercial will work just fine & are used to illustrate this particular recipe application. Charring tortillas is one of […]

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Cooking Classics: Salsa Fresca

Cooking Classics The Technique Salsa Fresca It is the fresh flavor from extras such as Salsa Fresca that give classic Mexican egg dishes, tacos, burritos, flautas, quesadillas, tortilla chips & more the boost they need in order to truly shine. Roma tomatoes, onion, fresh peppers, citrus & herbs can be chopped by hand quickly to […]

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The Basics: Cheddar Cheese

Cooking Essentials  The Profile Cheddar Cheese Cheddar, originally from England, may be identified as a semi-hard to hard cheese. Young Cheddars are generally made from pasteurized cow’s milk whilst many aged are not. When properly cured, expect a crumbly texture, conversely a smooth consistency may be noted if the cheese isn’t aged for very long. Common […]

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The Basics: Box Grater

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Box Grater A box grater is a useful kitchen tool everyone should have that makes shredding cheese, vegetables & even frozen butter for pastry applications a snap. Each side offers different sized holes that deliver the perfect result depending on what is being grated & it’s connected at the […]

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