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Asian chicken and coconut soup

this soup is a great cure for the winter doldrums. Be proactive and get prepared now: make up a big batch of rich chicken stock and freeze it. Pick up a bottle of Asian Fish Sauce at your local Asian market for your refrigerator, and stock a few cans of coconut milk (unsweetened) in your pantry. Of course, you've always got ginger root and limes, don't you?

next time you find yourself staring out the window at the rain and thinking of reggae, Mariachi bands or schools of humuhumunukunukuapuaa fish flitting through warm tropical waters, rush into the kitchen and whip up a batch of this "sunshine" infusion. In less than 15 minutes you'll feel MUCH better! ~Ann

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cranberry barbeque sauce

August is often a foggy and cool month here on the peninsula, but September and October bring the long Indian summer days which put the intense reds into our famous cranberry crops. This is our best beach barbeque weather, and this recipe for Cranberry Barbeque Sauce is a favorite of ours (and of our customers!).

one of our favorite menu preparations is our Cranberry Pork Tenderloin. Baste a whole pork tenderloin with the Cranberry Barbeque Sauce and grill until done. While the tenderloin is cooking, mix equal parts of the Cranberry Barbeque Sauce and chicken stock together in a saucepan and cook over high heat to reduce the liquid to 1/3 the original volume. Add heavy cream to lighten the sauce, reduce again until thickened and remove from the heat. After allowing the pork tenderloin to set up for 5 minutes, slice it into medallions, fan them over a bed of jasmine rice and spoon the sauce over the top! Serve with a fall harvest succotash of roasted corn and beans and enjoy. ~Ann

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Asian crab cakes
with red pepper and ginger mayonnaise
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chocolate pear cake with créme anglais

Longview Daily News columnist Grace Reade wrote a lovely account of her visit to the Shoalwater and included a few favorite recipes...

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