Cooking

Whether you can whip up flambé with ease, or you just learned how to boil water, Central Market is your recipe mecca. Learn how to use fresh and interesting ingredients, plus score tips from our experts. Wow the crowd with dishes that delight and excite. The best part? You get all the bragging rights.

Let's Have Tilapia For Dinner!


Our fresh Tilapia Fillets are on sale through the 21st and, naturally, that means fish tacos. Or, perhaps pan-fried tilapia with butter, shallots, lime, and a chili pepper. Or any of these delightful options from our recipe vault! (Or if you like your fish prepared by chefs, just watch for our Tilapia Dinner For Two option! (Pictured.)

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Pomegranate and Rose Granita


Wait! Don't toss your Valentine roses -- save one and let it dry. Then use it as the magic finishing ingredient in these lovely frozen drinks, perfect for patio parties. 

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Be Fancy With Crème Brûlée


Show your Valentine how fancy you are in the kitchen with some homemade crème brûlée! (Or just pick up one of our big-enough-to-share Heart Shaped Crème Brûlées, and you can still be fancy, just without any work! Or torches.)

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Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Cookies


Cookies! They are delightful during our Chocolate Indulgence event and every other week of the year. If you're up for baking, here's a recipe that delivers a triple shot of chocolate. Grab a few and settle in on the couch for this week's Bachelor episode or take them as a host gift to a dinner party. They are decadent and delightful and no matter where you enjoy them, you simply can't go wrong. 


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Baked Ricotta with Orange Blossom & Cherry Sauce


Citrus Fest oranges and fresh from Down Under New Zealand cherries come together with cheese in this creamy and sweet baked ricotta dish.

Serve as an appetizer, as part of a cheese course, or for dessert paired with shortbread cookies and break up your menu monotony!

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Duck with Citrus & Cherry Glaze


Pick up a Citrus Fest orange and some New Zealand cherries in our Produce department, and create a dinner fit for a restaurant: Duck with Citrus & Cherry Glaze. It's not complicated, but you'll feel like a gourmet chef as you ladle the cherry sauce over the crispy duck breasts and add a side of green beans. 

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Tangelo Teacake - Also, what is a tangelo?


Relatives in town, baby shower, wedding shower, fancy brunch, birthday breakfast, everyday breakfast. Tangelo Teacake is bright, light, tart, sweet, and ready for whatever's on your calendar. 

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3 Potato Salad


The holidays are over and New Year's is upon us, which, to many of us football-crazed Texans, means posting up in front of the TV watching the biggest of the Bowl games. And, of course, you can't comfortably watch football without appropriate food, drink, and snacks! Here is a potato salad that makes an easy accompaniment to any type of main dish - meat, seafood, or veggie. Perfect for game time! 

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole


Breakfast casseroles are a great way to feed a table full of elves. And this recipe is a great after-Christmas dish that can use up both ham leftovers and extra dinner rolls. The combination of salty ham, melty Gruyere, and toasty bread is so delicious, Santa might want to stick around for breakfast! 

Extra bonus, it can be made the night before and baked fresh in the morning, which is a real present for you! 

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Tangerine Scones


It's Christmas morning. Put on your elf hat and get busy mixing something special for breakfast! Fresh scones with a citrus kick are a terrific choice.

These Tangerine Scones come together pretty quickly (especially if you prep the fruit the night before) and are a unique way to gather all your elves around the breakfast table.

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