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Recipes: Soups & Salads

Austin's French Connection

French bistros are becoming increasingly popular in Austin and other cities across Texas. But if you can’t make it out—or…

Make it!: Summer Recipes

When the temperatures climb and the days lengthen, salads often move from a supporting role on Texas menus to full-on…

Tom Perini’s Chuck-Wagon Stew

Tom likes to serve this dish from his restored 1800s chuck wagon. He says the fat from the brisket and…

Classic Caesar Salad

Love the old-fashioned, strictly interpreted Caesar salad? Houston’s annual Caesar Salad Competition has a category for Classic Caesar Salad, and…

Sopa de Elote (Corn Soup)

A corn-bisque flavored with mild poblano chiles--this exquisitely rich dish manages to be sophisticated and earthy at the same time.

Caldo Tlalpeño

Caldo Tlalpeño, a more sophisticated version of the home-style caldo de pollo, is another traditional soup now found in many…

Caldo de Camarón (Shrimp Soup)

Mexico has an extensive repertoire of seafood soups, and some of them have also found their way on to Texas…

Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup)

The nearly ubiquitous sopa de tortilla, or tortilla soup, now refers to almost any brothy concoction that is garnished with…

Beef Tenderloin Salad

This salad hails from the Gristmill River Restaurant in Gruene. Note that the tenderloin is marinated only briefly. If you…

El Fenix Guacamole Salad

Founded in 1918 by Miguel “Mike” Martinez, El Fenix is the oldest Mexican restaurant chain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.…

Joe Keys' Irish Stew

This Irish Stew recipe is from Joe Keys, a native of Dublin, Ireland, who moved to Shamrock in 1995. He's…

Chilled Cream of Avocado Soup

Rich and lush, with an underlying zing, this colorful soup suggests guacamole you’re actually allowed to eat with a spoon.…
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