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Dressing and Sauce Recipes

Mexican Caesar Dressing is a fun alternative to the standard version of the salad that is made with egg yolks, anchovies and lemon juice.  Fans of Caesar salad may be surprised to learn that this classic dish was actually invented in Mexico. The chef was an immigrant from Italy who was working in Tijuana during …

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Zacusca is a slow-cooked eggplant and red pepper spread. This traditional Romanian dish is made in Autumn when its main ingredients, eggplants, and gogosari peppers are in season. Gogosari peppers are very similar to red bell peppers, which is what I use in this recipe.  During our time in Romania, we came to enjoy having …

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Laksa is a noodle soup originating from descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore, and Indonesia. The laksa paste used to make the soup is full of aromatic Southeast Asian ingredients, such as Kaffir lime, lemongrass, galangal and turmeric root. Once you have made the laksa curry paste, you are one …

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Chipotles in Adobo Sauce are a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Chipotles, which are smoked and dried jalapeños, are paired with a thick intensely flavored Adobo sauce. The sauce features flavorful aromatic ingredients such as dried chiles, garlic, cinnamon and Mexican oregano. The spicy peppers are used to enhance classic dishes such as slow cooked …

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Savory Blackberry Sauce (Rachuli Sauce) was one of the first sauces we tried when we arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia. For those that are unfamiliar, Georgia (formally the Republic of Georgia) is a post-Soviet country nestled between Armenia, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Black Sea. Before we arrived, we knew about the cheesy bread (khachapuri) and …

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