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  • Melissas Produce

    Chopsticks, How to use

    Chinese, chopsticks are called fai jee, which means "quick little boys". With a little practice you'll find that chopsticks are surprisingly easy to use, and they're just right for plucking the perfect mouthful of Chinese food. Start by placing one...

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    Citrus Juice, Freezing

    Squeeze, and pour the fresh juice of your favorite citrus (Meyer Lemons, Key Limes, Blood Oranges, Volcano Oranges, etc...) into an ice cube tray, then cover with plastic wrap to maintain freshness. Freeze. Once juice cubes are frozen, remove from...

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    Citrus Tips

    JuicingStart with room temperature fruit (bring it to room temperature by microwaving for 10 -15 seconds).Roll fruit on the counter top; pressing down with the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds.Cut fruit in half and squeeze juice by...

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    Coconut, Opening a Coconut

    To Open Our Sweet Young Coconut: Caution: Opening a coconut must be done by an adult on a hard surface and away from children for safety.   To Open Our Quick Crack Coconuts: 1. Pierce the 3 dark-colored eyes at...

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    Coconut, Toasting

    Place Melissa’s shredded coconut evenly in a dry skillet. Cook over medium heat and cook, stirring or shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Take coconut from pan when the coconut begins to release its flavor and aroma, 5 to...

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    Cornstarch Slurry

    Thin3 tablespoons Cold or Room Temperature Water1 tablespoon CornstarchThick1 tablespoons Cold or Room Temperature Water1 tablespoon Cornstarch Dissolved in water, cornstarch is used to thicken sauces (especially stir-fry and Asian dishes) giving them an attractive transparent glaze. Using a wire...

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    Crepe Rolling

        For a wonderfully easy way of rolling Melissa’s Crepes, even for the complete novice, just use the plastic dividing sheet that is between each crepe. It couldn’t be easier!Here’s how:Remove crepes from package. Separate out one crepe with...

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    Cucumber Fan Making

    Slice a cucumber in half lengthwise, then cut one of the halves into 1 - 1½ inch pieces. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice cucumber section (as shown in the illustration), taking care to leave one edge intact. Fold up...

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    Cutting Board

    The cutting board works in partnership with your chef's knife when crushing, mincing, chopping, dicing, shredding, tenderizing and other preparation methods are required. Whether in wood or plastic (marble is not good for knives), the board must have a large...

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