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Instead of making a traditional American barbecue sauce, F&W's Grace Parisi prepares a sweet, sticky, slightly fiery version using Asian ingredients, like chile sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and ginger. Great Chicken Drumstick Recipes
© Con Poulos Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
16 chicken drumsticks (3 pounds)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sweet Asian chile sauce or hot pepper jelly
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil with the five-spice powder. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and toss. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast for about 35 minutes, turning twice, until cooked.
2. Meanwhile, in a blender,
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Luckily for our cravings Olive Garden is one of the kinder restaurants, posting recipes for many of its beloved dishes online (including the Venetian Apricot Chicken from the new Lighter Italian Fare menu, which has less than 575 calories). But noticeably absent is everyone's favorite pre-entrée salad (or in my case sometimes entrée). Bummer!
Thankfully the salad is easy to make at home. And while there are several copy-cat recipes for their famous Italian salad dressing on the interwebs, you can get rid of the trial and error chef-ery because their salad dressing is available by the bottle at Sam's Club. And honestly, I could eat cardboard if it was covered in that salad dressing.
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Use your instincts to go beyond spaghetti carbonara (delicious as it is) on National Pasta Day. Udon noodles, kugel, orzo -- there's so much more to pasta than long ribbons of durum semolina covered in marinara. Expand your horizons!
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Celebrate National Pasta Day with abandon! After all, if cinematic icon Sophia Loren can famously attribute all her assets to pasta, what can it do for you (in moderation, of course)? Whether it's tagliatelle or orzo, there's a pasta shape out there for you.
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The humble slow cooker can turn out some pretty mean food if you know a few tricks. Not to mention it's convenient, relatively inexpensive and very easy to use. (Dinner practically cooks itself!) Take EatingWell's recipe for Flemish Beef Stew (see full recipe below), for example. In culinary school I would have been meticulously trimming an expensive cut of meat, tournéing vegetables and bathing them all in veal stock.
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Vegetables are indeed an important source of nutrition. To consume these foods without having to deal with a tasteless meal, two things need to be done. The first, selecting an appropriate way for cooking these vegetables and the second, adding seasoning for flavor.
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1/4 teaspoon Cayenne powder
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