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  • Melissas Produce

    Deep Frying

    I prefer an old fashioned wok for deep frying, secured on the burner with a ring stand to prevent the round-bottomed wok from tipping over during the frying process.Add about 2 - 2 ½ cups of oil and slowly heat...

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    Deglaze

    To add liquid to a pan in which foods have been sautéed or roasted in order to dissolve the caramelized juices stuck to the bottom of the pan. Always remove any fat left in the pan before deglazing. Over a...

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    Dim Sum Potstickers

    Place approximately 1 Tablespoon filling onto middle of round pot sticker/won ton wrapper. Brush edge of wrapper with water. Fold wrapper in half sealing edges and pressing out all air. Fold dumpling into ‘pleats’ by folding the edges of the...

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    Dipping Sauce, Making Simple, All Purpose

    The use of sauces is indispensable in Chinese cooking.  The Chinese have a great variety of sauces, with unique flavors and purposes. Here is a simple, all-purpose dipping sauce to prepare ahead of time: Combine 1 cup ketchup, ½ cup soy...

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    Dried Chile Peppers Preparing

    Dried Chiles require a little preparation in order to make them usable in a recipe. First, wash chiles and cut off the stem. Slit the chiles lengthwise and remove the seeds and veins. Preheat a griddle or small saucepan over...

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    Dried Mushrooms, Reconstitute

    Soak mushrooms in lukewarm water until soft, about 20-30 minutes. Rinse. Water may be strained and used or discarded. 1 ounce reconstituted mushrooms equals 4 ounces fresh mushrooms.

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    Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    Here's a cool new way to savor the beauty of flowers:Freeze them in ice cubes to brighten drinks. To suspend flowers in the cubes, work in layers: Fill an ice tray (one that makes large cubes so the ice will...

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    Fresh Herbs, Storing and Washing

    Fresh herbs should be stored refrigerated, unwashed, until ready to use, and will keep about one week.To store them, snip off a small amount from the stem end and place sprigs in a cup of water as you would fresh...

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  • Frogged Chicken
    Melissa's Produce

    Frogged Chicken

    An alternative to the spatchcock method is another butchering technique called “frogging.” We prefer frogging because you don’t lose any flavor/bones or “oysters.” The first time we tried cooking a frogged chicken, we were amazed at how easy it was...

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