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.

Kabob It!

If you can skewer it, you can grill it! Think beyond chicken and onions to a world of jalapenos, shrimp, scallops, duck, kumquats, meatballs, and pound cake. Let your imagination go free up and down the aisles of Central Market. Browsing the Bakery, think about what the breads or muffins might taste like with a little char when kabobbed with some breakfast sausage and potatoes. What about your favorite thick cut bacon, hot peppers, and radishes? Heck, why not? 

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Freshly Made Sausages, In Store for You

Want to grill up something a little different for dinner tonight? Our freshly made sausages are just what you’re looking for. Our Sausage Meisters make them fresh each day, and whether you like naturally raised pork, beef, chicken, or turkey, there is a sausage variety for you. The whole cuts of meat are blended with our signature spices and top quality ingredients to make old-world favorites and flavors you’ll only find at Central Market. 

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How to Grill Pork Like a Pro

Looking to expand your grill skills beyond burgers and chicken? Here are some pointers on how to go whole hog this summer and grill perfect pork chops and tender tenderloins. We've also included a quick marinade recipe to get you started.  

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Boring Burgers, Be Gone!

Kethchup and mustard are fine burger toppings, but your burger can do so much more! Different spreads and sauces, fruit, veggies grilled and seasoned – even different types of meat – will all bring fun new flavors to your burgers. Pineapples, jalapeños and feta? Sure! Grilled salami, mozzarella and fresh basil? Why not? Here are some more ideas to make your burgers anything but boring:

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Say Goodbye to Dry Chicken

Chicken is the season-it-up, can’t-go-wrong, crowd-pleaser meal, perfect for grilling. But sometimes it can be tricky to know how long to grill it so it’s cooked through, but still juicy and flavorful. Here are some tips to make sure your chicken comes off the grill perfectly every time. 

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Fresh Fruit + Your Grill = Yaaasssss!

Our first-of-season summer fruit has arrived in-store, just in time to kick off grilling season. I can think of only one next step here. Let's get this summer party started and toss some of this fruit on the grill!

And then eat it with ice cream. Or booze. 

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Veggies Are Getting Royal Treatment – Even in Texas

Have you noticed? Veggies, once relegated to basic side dishes, have begun stealing the spotlight as center-of-plate stars. And I’m not talking about salads. Chefs are layering complex flavors and interesting ingredient pairings to create vegetable-based meals that shine. The Dallas Morning News ran a recent article about local restaurants “where vegetarians are treated like royalty.” I found the flavors described to be fascinating and wanted to share it with you. I figured you could take it one of perhaps three ways:

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These Mexican Bakery Treats Are Not To Be Missed

Our stores are full of incredible Mexican-style meats, cheeses, sauces, and produce during Pasaporte Mexico, but have you checked out the Bakery?
There’s a lot of butter and caramel involved. Need I say more? 

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