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.

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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Mexican-Style Meatballs and Picadillo

It's 5 pm, and you're on your way home from work. Despite all of the "10 Crockpot Dinners That Will Change Your Life" pins you've saved, you have nothing planned to feed your crew tonight.

Hey, no worries. We've got you covered with 6 flavors of Mexican-style meatballs and picadillos. These delicious dinner options are ready to cook and ready to solve your “what’s for dinner” conundrum. They’re made fresh in-store daily, and you'll find recipes based on both in our Market (and below).  

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Mole Made Easy

Mole is an iconic and complex Mexican sauce with a creation tale that involves 17th century nuns scrambling to prepare a meal for the visiting archbishop. Today there are as many varieties as there are abuelas and tias who pass their cherished recipes down as heirlooms. Here’s how to bring this tasty bit of history to your table.   

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Beet & Lentil Veggie Burgers

Here’s a Meatless Monday recipe for you: Beet Lentil Veggie Burgers. In-season beets, fresh mint and dill (perhaps from your new potted herb plant you scored during Herb Fest), avocado, feta, and garlic come together in a burger that crisps up nicely and goes great with fries. 

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TGIFish Fry Friday

Whether you’re avoiding meat on Fridays while awaiting the Easter Bunny, or just know that sometimes there’s nothing better than a basket of fried fish, having your own fish fry is a pretty fun way to kick off the weekend. Here are four tips for deliciously fried fish in your own kitchen.

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Pancakes + Bacon 4-Ever

Everybody knows Pancakes and Bacon are BFFs. We see them hanging out together all the time, especially on weekends. So we couldn’t very well host a proper Bacon Fest without inviting Pancakes.  And, boy, are we glad we did.

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