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Star anise

  • Braised Brisket
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    Red-Wine Braised Brisket with Pearl Onions and Star Anise

    The sweet, subtle flavor of star anise gives this comforting braise an exotic twist. I like to season the brisket with a fragrant spice rub a day before braising so…

  • poached lobster
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    Lobster Poached in Gewürztraminer and Pear Nectar

    This impressive starter from culinary instructor Emily Peterson is neither difficult nor time-consuming. If serving as a main course, rice makes a great side. Two tips: Add enough salt to…

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    Maitake Noodle Bowls

    This satisfying bowl is brimming with umami flavors, warm udon noodles, and vibrant, crisp vegetables.

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    Quick Chicken Pho

    The authentic version of this fragrant Vietnamese noodle soup starts with a broth made from scratch. Here, purchased broth is simmered with charred ginger and onion and lots of spices…

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    Poached Pear & Pistachio Tart

    This recipe adds an exotic note to the classic poached pear tart, with pistachios in the crust and topping and cardamom in the filling. For best results, chill the filled…

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    Red Wine-Poached Pear & Almond Tart

    Poaching pears in red wine gives them a gorgeous ruby hue for topping this ultimate fall tart. For best results, chill the filled tart before topping it with the fruit;…

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    Pasta with Lamb Ragù

    The broth for this ragù is infused with dark spics like star anise and peppercorns. Though subtle, they give the meaty ragù an intriguing undertone.

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    Moroccan Lamb Stew with Mint Tea and Apricots

    Moroccan mint tea is made from green tea and spearmint, but if you can’t find it, any mint tea will do. This richly spiced stew is fragrant with mint tea-infused…

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