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Quick, stir-fry beef dish gives even leftover rice a burst of flavor

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Peppery, hot flavors mix with a sweet and sour sauce in this quick Szechuan stir-fried beef.

Any type of steak can be used for this recipe. Many markets sell beef already cut into stir-fry pieces. This will save you a few minutes in the kitchen. Another time-saver: The rice is stir-fried in the same wok as the beef.

The wok or skillet should ...Read more

Tandoori chicken just as savory minus the oven

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Tandoori chicken, with its delicate blend of spices and intriguing aroma, is one of my favorite Indian dishes. One characteristic of this dish is that it is cooked in a special tandoori oven in most restaurants. Another important characteristic is the ginger, garlic, coriander and cayenne yogurt sauce in which the chicken is marinated and cooked...Read more

Pork and cauliflower make a popular pairing

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Thin-cut pork scaloppini takes only 5 minutes to cook and is served with a fresh tomato-garlic topping.

Cauliflower is this year's new darling -- surpassing kale in nutritional value and trendy popularity. I found it in many chefs' recipes at this year's South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

For this quick dish, the cauliflower is cooked in the ...Read more

Salmon burgers: juicy and in minutes

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Serve up juicy salmon burgers and add variety to your burger repertoire. These salmon burgers take only minutes to make.

The recipe calls for cooking the burgers in a skillet, but if you're firing up the grill, add these burgers and the buns. It's best to use a small grill grate.

Hot Pepper Corn is the side dish. If you are using the grill for...Read more

Tartines sound fancy but are a cinch to make

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A thick slice of artisan bread topped with grilled shrimp, avocado and pesto sauce makes a quick and easy sandwich supper.

Tartine means slice of bread in French and also can mean an open-face sandwich, usually with an elaborate topping. I created this quick dinner after tasting a tartine from the Books and Books Cafe at the Adrienne Arsht ...Read more

Traditional Spanish fare gets light-style adaptation

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Red bell peppers, chicken, sherry, onion and garlic are frequently used in Spanish cuisine. In keeping with today's trends, new and lighter recipes are evolving from traditional Spanish cooking. Here is my re-creation of an old Spanish favorite.

The vegetables for both the chicken and potato recipes can be coarsely chopped in the food processor...Read more

Quick Fix: Sweet and Sour Pork with Chinese Rice and Scallions

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With the start of the Chinese New Year soon, here's a simple version of a favorite Chinese stir-fry dish that has great flavor and can be made in minutes. The sweet and sour sauce is light so it gently coats the pork and vegetables, blending the flavors together, but not masking the taste of each ingredient.

The secret to wok cooking is to ...Read more

Rich and creamy orzo dish resembles risotto, only faster

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This is a great winter dinner that can be made in less than 30 minutes (15 if using a prewashed salad). I created this recipe thinking it would make a quick substitute for baked macaroni. It turned out so creamy and good that it reminded me of risotto, but much easier to make.

Mild, sweet onion such as Vidalia works well in this recipe, however...Read more

Marsala, spinach add flavor to chicken dish

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Marsala is a fortified white wine named after the town in Sicily where it is made. It does not deteriorate after opening and adds a lot of flavor to food. This recipe calls for a medium or sweet Marsala: however, if you have dry Marsala on hand, use it.

Fresh, washed-ready-to eat spinach is used in the side dish. Frozen whole-leaf spinach can ...Read more

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