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April 2009

• Quick & Easy Shrimp Pasta Primavera • Hot & Spicy Salmon Filets • More Than a Spinach Salad • Fresh Chicken Salad

Cover Recipe — Herb-Crusted Roast Lamb (Page 5)

Springtime Favorites… Rice Select What’s traditional Asian cuisine without rice? Dress up your Asian-inspired dishes with fluffy organic long grain rice from Rice Select and bring worlds of flavor to your table. Organic White, Organic Brown and Organic Jasmine. (36 oz.) $5.99

…at Fiesta Italian Sensations! Quick & Easy Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Hot & Spicy Salmon Filets



Twinings For 300 years, Twinings has been at the forefront of the tea trade, influencing tea-drinking habits and helping to shape an industry and a culture with its tradition of excellence. Enjoy a cup today! English Breakfast and Earl Grey. (20 ct.) $2.89 Feng Shui All natural Feng Shui Rice Crackers are both healthy and delicious. With no artificial additives or preservatives, you can satisfy your need for crunch without the guilt or grease. Original, Nori Seaweed, Hot Wasabi and Maki Rolls. (3.5 oz.) $1.59

Coco López A delicious cream made from the tender meat of sunripened Caribbean coconuts. Blended with natural cane sugar, this product is ideal for tropical drinks and desserts. Life is sweet! Original and Reduced Fat. (15 oz.) $2.49

Fiesta’s Seafood Department Discover the wide array of fresh seafood at your local Fiesta! Our extensive selection of fresh fish, crawfish, shrimp and lobster will wet your appetite and awaken your senses!


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/3 cup DaVinci olive oil

8 oz. DaVinci Pasta


1 lb. fresh shrimp, deveined, peeled and cooked

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 (16 oz.) package frozen vegetable medley Bella Spice up your vegetable delights with Bella peppers. Authenticate your antipasto or sass-up your salad. From mild to hot, they give any dish an extra kick. Hot Giardinera, Sweet Banana Peppers, Nacho Rings and more. $1.69 – $1.99

Fresh, Healthy & Tasty! 4 Tbsps. Allegro Hot & Spicy Marinade

1 cup evaporated skim milk

1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 (6 oz.) salmon filets


/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Mix Allegro Hot & Spicy Marinade and olive oil. Evenly coat salmon on both sides and set aside for 5 minutes. Brush once more with marinade mixture and broil to desired doneness.


Salt and pepper to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Meanwhile, cook vegetables as directed on package and drain. Add oil and garlic to a saucepan and sauté for 1 – 2 minutes. Add evaporated skim milk, cheese, and pasta. Stir to blend. Add shrimp. Toss to coat then add vegetables and toss. Heat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.

Allegro The Marinate Everything Marinade! This blend of flavor-enhancing, natural ingredients has brought hearty approval to entrees like steak, poultry, fish and game for years. Bring the same excitement to your kitchen and dinner table today. Original, Hot & Spicy and Hickory Smoke. (12.7 oz.) $2.99

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DaVinci Experience the authentic flavor of Italy with every bite of DaVinci pasta. Prepared with the finest traditional ingredients, the taste and texture makes ordinary pasta extraordinary! Fettuccine, Linguini, Angel Hair and more. (16 oz.) $1.49 DaVinci DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil is extracted from the first cold pressing to maintain the full flavor and nutritional components of the oil. Authentic Italian...Deliciously DaVinci! Pure 100% Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (17 oz.) $5.79

Tabasco Spice up your favorite meals with fiery condiments from Tabasco. Take regular sandwiches, hotdogs and hamburgers to a whole new level with a blast of flavor that’s sure to tickle your tongue. Spicy Ketchup (14 oz.), Spicy Mayonnaise (16 oz.) Spicy Brown Mustard. (9 oz.) Look for special pricing.

Garden Chicken

Yankee Clipper From the oceans of the world to your table. Yankee Clipper Sardines and Oysters are harvested at their peak and prepared with care. A great source of Omega-3, Calcium and Vitamin D. Sardines: In Mustard, In Soybean Oil, In Tomato Sauce (4.38 oz.); Smoked Oysters: Tiny, Extra Tiny and Cocktail. (3 oz.) Look for special pricing.



Sesmark These thin and crunchy Ancient Grains Crackers have enough sea salt to quench your craving, but are simple enough to let the bold, hearty flavor of nature shine. Sea Salt and Garlic Hummus. (3.5 oz.) $2.49


2 – 3 lg. chicken breasts, fully cooked, roughly chopped (or 3 5-oz. cans premiumchunk chicken breast meat in water)

1 – 2 stalks celery, finely diced

11/4 Tbsps. finely diced red onion

Old London Whole Grain Melba Toast

2 – 3 Tbsps. light mayonnaise

/2 Tbsp. garlic powder


Salt and white pepper to taste Celery leaves


Combine the above ingredients and spoon onto Old London Whole Grain Melba Toast. Garnish with celery leaves. For extra flare, add a dash of curry powder or Parmesan cheese. Keep chilled until ready to eat. Serves 4. Old London You’ll love the natural goodness and satisfying crunch of Old London Melba Toast. Perfect for a light lunch, midday snack or evening appetizer with your favorite topping. Make melba a part of your healthy lifestyle today. Whole Grain, Unsalted Whole Grain and Sesame. (5 oz.) $2.29

Mr. Sprinkles Parents and children alike are jumping for joy for Mr. Sprinkles! Colorful and tasty, they contain NO artificial flavors, NO artificial colors and ZERO Trans Fat per serving. Chocolate and Rainbow. (6 oz.) $3.39

Bonne Maman Charmingly packaged with old world style in France’s Lot Valley, these classic French preserves are lightly sweet and delectable — with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Apricot, Fig, Wild Blueberry and more. (13 oz.) $2.99 Annie’s Yummy comfort food made with straightfrom-nature ingredients. Annie’s uses only natural and organic ingredients, no icky additives or pesky preservatives. Arthur Macaroni & Cheese, Classic Macaroni & Cheese and Shells & Real Aged Cheddar. (6 oz.) $1.99



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Soups ’n Salads for Spring Emeril’s Slowly simmered with only the best all natural ingredients! These stocks are so full of flavor that you can create soups, casseroles or even substitute for water when making rice for a tasty twist! Beef, Chicken and Vegetable. (32 oz.) $2.99

Easter Time Favorites Springtime Salads

Herb-Crusted Roast Lamb


(Dressing continued)


11/2 lbs. crisp fresh spinach

3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

1 leg of lamb (7-8 lbs.)

1 red onion, thinly sliced

Juice of 11/2 lemons

2 garlic cloves, slivered

2 small-to-medium zucchini, sliced into thin matchsticks

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 Tbsps. extra virgin olive oil

/2 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tbsps. dried thyme

3 hard-boiled egg whites, thinly sliced

Reese Beyond the delicious flavor and quality, these superior artichokes undergo a comprehensive quality control program. Pick up a can today and taste why they’re the #1 brand in America. Artichoke Hearts, Bottoms. $2.69 ea.

1 /2 tsp. sugar 1


Freshly ground pepper to taste

2 raw eggs

Salt (optional)

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

6 slices bacon, cooled, drained and crumbled


Wash spinach thoroughly; drain and dry. Place spinach, onion, zucchini and cooked egg whites in a large salad bowl. Chill until ready to serve. Combine all dressing ingredients except the bacon in a blender or food processor. Add bacon and dressing to the salad; toss and serve. Serves 6 – 8.

Better Than Bouillon A healthy alternative to salty bouillon cubes or canned broth, Better Than Bouillon meat bases deliver all the taste of traditional bases without the unhealthy additives. Lobster, Chicken, Ham and more. (8 oz.) $4.99

Colavita Long ago, in the quaint Italian village of Sant’Elia a Pianisi, the Colavita brand was born. Now you can enjoy the pure, authentic taste of the Mediterranean in the comfort of your own home. Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (34 oz.) $12.99

Monari Federzoni One hundred years of tradition and passion rest quietly in the elegant flavor of Monari Federzoni Balsamic Vinegar. Perfect for dressings and marinades, add a little distinction to your next meal! Balsamic Vinegar. (16.9 oz.) $3.59

Fresh Chicken Salad Real Salt Many sea salts appear bright white due to harsh refining processes, and are filled with additives. Real Salt, an allnatural, kosher-certified sea salt, contains unique flecks of color that are the result of more than 50 natural trace minerals essential to human health. Kosher Shaker, Garlic, Onion and Season Salt. (Various sizes) $3.19


Fiesta’s Produce Department Nothing beats the fresh taste of crispy spring vegetables. Green Beans, Asparagus and New Potatoes are seasonal favorites and perfect complements for a delicious holiday dinner, or any day of the week!


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Cover Recipe

More Than a Spinach Salad



16 oz. boneless chicken breast, cooked /4 cup celery, finely chopped


2 Tbsps. crushed pineapple, drained 1

/4 cup pecan pieces

Salt & pepper to taste


2 Tbsps. dried rosemary

2 Tbsps. coarsely ground black pepper 2 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. coarse salt Rosemary sprigs, for garnish


Preheat oven to 425°F. With a sharp knife, make small incisions covering lamb. Insert garlic slivers. Brush lamb with 2 Tbsps. olive oil. Combine thyme, dried rosemary, pepper, coriander and salt in a small bowl. Mix well. Cover lamb with herb mixture, forming a crust. Place lamb in a shallow roasting pan. Place pan on center rack of oven. Roast for 45 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove pan from oven and cover with tin foil for 15 minutes before carving. Garnish with rosemary sprigs. Serves 6 – 8. Fiesta’s Meat Department Lamb is an important Easter symbol in central and eastern European countries. Discover a full array of USDA Lamb for your Easter occasions! Racks, Legs, Shanks and Chops. Prior to the days of refrigeration, Ham was cured in the Fall. As the curing process took a long time, it was only ready to eat in the Spring — making it a natural choice for celebratory Easter Ham dinners. Bone-in, Boneless, Smoked and Cooked.

Reese Complement your Easter lamb dishes with Reese Mint Jelly. The traditional favorite comes complete with the guarantee of freshness and quality you’ve come to expect from Reese. (10.5 oz.) $2.29

Knorr Get passionate about cooking, eating and sharing great food with a little help from Knorr. These classic sauce and gravy mixes are here to liven up your favorite dishes and bring a little fun to the table. Hollandaise, Béarnaise, Au Jus, Brown Gravy and Roasted Chicken Gravy. $1.19 ea.

Fiesta’s Bakery Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten during Lent and on Good Friday. Fiesta’s fluffy yeast buns are sprinkled with sweet candied fruit, glazed lightly and given a criss-cross frosting. Pick up a tray today for your special gathering. Spread some springtime cheer with colorful Bunny Cakes. Adults and kids alike will rejoice in the cuteness and the taste! An American favorite, Cupcakes bring back sweet memories of childhood. Decadent frosting, luscious moist cake and the cheer of Easter décor. What more could you ask?

2 Tbsps. pickle relish

/4 cup Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced into 1/4" cubes




/2 cup Johnny Fleeman’s Honey Mustard


Dice cooked chicken breast into 1/2" cubes. Mix all ingredients. To start, use only 1/2 cup Johnny Fleeman’s Honey Mustard. Add more to taste. Johnny Fleeman’s Move over salad! These handmade, low-sodium dressings are great on steak, chicken, pork, seafood and hamburgers! Brush some on today and taste the Johnny Fleeman difference! Honey Mustard, Honey French and Louisiana Ranch (12 oz.). Also available: BBQ Sauce. (12 oz.) $2.39

Fiesta’s Floral Department Usher in springtime with fresh and fragrant Springtime Floral Arrangements and chase away the winter blues with the sights and scents of spring! Great for centerpieces, home décor or as gifts. The Easter Lily displays a pure, delicate elegance, symbolic of hope and life. Beautiful in any setting, they are sure to brighten the day.

Meaning “Three Milks”, Tres Leches Cake must have come straight from Heaven. Dense, creamy and delicate, it’s soaked in evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and cream. Sweet, delicious and ready for you at your local Fiesta Bakery!

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Visiting the Vinyards

Here’s To Your Health! N


mix 1 So much to do. So little time. This protein and antioxidant drink promises to get you through your busy day with a balance of complete nutrition, great flavor and convenience. Drink up. Your body will thank you. Berry, Blueberry Vanilla, Mango and NEW Tangerine. (11 oz.) $2.19

OOBA Have YOU experienced the power of the flower? 100% all natural, this refreshing sparkling beverage infuses pure extracts of Hibiscus flowers into every bottle. Rich in antioxidants, each bottle of OOBA contains 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C. Hibiscus & Lime, Hibiscus & Orange and Hibiscus with an Attitude. (16 oz.) $2.19





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Boca Finally! The perfect addition to your home-cooked chilis and pastas. These tasty Ground Crumbles are naturally low in fat and are an excellent source of protein. Versatile as they are nutritious, now you can transform any dish into a satisfying, well-rounded meal. Meatless Ground Burger. (12 oz.) $4.29

MI-DEL A nutritious and delicious cookie for just about every taste, even special dietary needs! Our Gluten Free cookies don’t cut ANY corners and taste the way cookies should: delicious! Pick up a box of these good-for-you goodies today. Ginger Snaps (10 oz.), Gluten Free Ginger Snaps and Gluten Free Arrowroot Animal Cookies (8 oz.) $3.29

Blue Diamond Delicious, nutritious gourmet snack crackers. These light, crispy wafers are made from natural California rice and rich, flavorful nuts. Wheat, gluten and cholesterol free! Almond, Hazelnut and Pecan. (4.25 oz.) $2.79

Endangered Species Savor chocolate. Save our planet. These delicious dark chocolates are truly decadent, and 10% of all profits go towards wildlife conservation. Never feel guilty about eating chocolate again! Rain Forest, Panther, Wolf and more. (3.5 oz.) $2.99


ITEEW M Maple Grove Farms Breakfast food so good you’ll want it for supper! This line of easy, mouthwatering mixes makes whipping up pancakes and waffles quick, easy and hassle-free for the whole family. Buttermilk & Honey and Whole Grain Wheat. (24 oz.) $3.49

Lifeway More nutritional than yogurt, Kefir is a milk-based, cultured drink containing seven active “friendly” microorganisms that benefit your body and overall health. How cultured are YOU? Plain, Low Fat Plain, Low Fat Strawberry, Low Fat Pomegranate and more. (32 oz.) $3.29

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Your International Store

Fiesta Culinary School Explore the Art of Cooking

Join renowned cooking instructors as they teach you how to prepare exquisite specialties. They’ll also share their secrets for quick and easy preparation and flawless presentation. From down home cookin’ to upscale gourmet, you’ll find a culinary adventure for every lifestyle. •

Mexican • Pacific Rim

April 16 — Fiesta Culinary would like to welcome Chef Jo Ann Gonzales of Chef Jo’s Home Cooking. In addition to over 30 years of cooking experience, she is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy’s Culinary Arts Program. The menu for this class includes: Bronzed Salmon in Butter-Wine Glaze, Garlicky Kale, Roasted Carrots and Molten Chocolate Cake.




April 30 — Please join us in welcoming Certified Executive Chef Jesus Lorenzo. For over 18 years, Lorenzo has earned his reputation as a top chef with numerous restaurants, country clubs and casinos. His menu will include: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Bayou Fried Shrimp Salad, Mixed Greens with Seedless Cucumbers and Sliced Roma Tomatoes in a Radicchio Cup topped with Fried Jumbo Shrimp & Cajun Dipping Sauce, a Cajun Combo Platter (Seared Andouille Sausage with Cajun Barbeque Sauce & Blackened Catfish), and finally Beignets with Caramel Sauce. Sign up for the class and learn about Chef Lorenzo products today!

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French... And More!

May 7 — Fiesta Culinary School is pleased to welcome back Chef Natasha Treú. In this class, Chef Natasha will lead you in preparation of: Orange Peel Kabobs, Ginger Edamame Salad, Vietnamese Garlic Lime Beef, Garlic Bok Choy, Fried Brown Rice and Green Tea Ice Cream with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Honey. May 28 — Please join us in welcoming Chef Joan Lipp! A Certified Personal Chef with more than 30 years of cooking experience, Lipp will demonstrate how to cook up some delicious favorites, including: Almond Chicken Salad, Seared Asparagus, Fresh Fruit Compote and Piña Colada Muffins. Sign up today and bring a friend!

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First come – first serve. 30 Students Per Class! Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Location: Fiesta Mart @ Hwy 249 & FM 1960 • Fee: $35 per person – pre-paid

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