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Coq au Vin (French Braised Chicken with Wine)

Classic French chicken braised with wine, mushrooms, and aromatic vegetables.
Coq au Vin (French Braised Chicken with Wine)
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Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp

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This is a Thai style shrimp dish which makes a great appetizer for entertaining serve with sweet Thai chili sauce as a dip. You could also have this as an entree with Thai style fried rice and a vegetable stir-fry or small bowl of curry or tom yum soup. If you don’t use the lemongrass as skewers you may want to add crushed lemongrass to the marinade, but grilling on the skewers releases the oils from the grass right into the shrimp as it cooks. Besides, it makes great conversation at the table when your guests see what the skewers are.

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Borracho Beans

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Borrachos are literally “Drunken Beans” which means they are cooked in beer. You may have seen many pretenders, pouring in a little beer into the cooking liquid, but let’s get real. Borrachos are cooked in beer.

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