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What are your favorite dishes you can make at home with ingredients bought in Jackson Heights? (This may apply equally to other neighborhoods.) Mine are:

*Roast organic chicken stuffed with fresh sage leaves
*Lentil soup with lemon, tomato, parsley, and chorizo

I am looking for more ideas.

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  1. Anyone have any good long-simmered pork recipes? Also, anyone have suggestions for some of the vegetables in the Indian markets?

    We have a great array of produce here in Jackson Heights. Also, I just got back from Met and discovered they are now carrying fresh cream (for cooking, not whipping -- it's just cream, no chemicals). Great!

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    1. re: KateC.

      hi Kate. I just made a pork and tomatillo stew last week, and bought the Tomatillos from Trade Fair on 37th ave. Turned out great.
      http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/po...

      Hope you enjoy it!

      1. re: NYEpicuriosity

        That is a great idea! Yum! Where did you get the pork and what cut did you buy? Thank you!

        1. re: KateC.

          Thanks Kate, I actually bought the pork at Met on 37th, and I just bought a boneless loin, though I'm thinking something with a bit more fat may have been better.

          1. re: NYEpicuriosity

            Thanks! I am clueless about meat cuts, so this is very helpful. I'm going to try this!

    2. If you like lentil soup, try my Scottish mother-in-law's recipe:

      3 Knorr or Goya ham or lamb bouillion cubes
      9 cups water
      red lentils (Trade Fair) 1/3 bag
      2 leeks, sliced
      2 large carrots, grated
      salt and pepper

      Boil water, add cubes, dissolve, add lentils, bring back to boil, add leeks and carrots, simmer for 30 or 40 mins. Easy and delicious!

      1. Also, it's hardly a recipe, but Met Food carries natural casing Boar's Head hot dogs. Can't find them everywhere.