Paella: How to Make an Edible Art

    “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez Paella is that it is a social dish.    It's built - layer by layer - in one pan and served at the … Continue reading Paella: How to Make an Edible Art

All American Beef Stew

Yankee Cooking At Its Best This New England Classic is easy to make, but does require a long braise. The active cooking time is probably an hour or less. It is even better the second day. The first time I made this, the aroma filled my SoCal home and brought me straight back to my … Continue reading All American Beef Stew

Your 2022 Fall Cooking Bucket List

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here's to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food. #1 Khao Soi Curry Full of warm, savory spices, this unique Northern Thai Curry is all kinds of cozy. I first had this version of curry in Bend, Oregon of all places. I was on a business … Continue reading Your 2022 Fall Cooking Bucket List

Mojito Tacos

These fresh, vibrant tacos are perfect for a warm summer evening. Named for the drink, these tacos are brightened up by the flavors of rum and mint - and it totally works. Ingredients: 1. 4 chicken breasts, butterflied 2. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 3. 2 teaspoons fresh mint, finely minced 4. 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, finely … Continue reading Mojito Tacos

Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Infused with the sweet, smoky aura of cedarwood, this salmon and asparagus preparation makes for a killer presentation, and is easy to put together! Ingredients 4 fresh salmon portions, approximately 4-6 ounces each1 lb asparagus, divided into 4 portions (see note*)1 lemon sliced into 8 thin rounds1/4 cup mayo1 teaspoon Aleppo chili flakes1 tablespoon brown … Continue reading Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

This dish is a celebration of the very best flavors of deep summer. Make it soon - grilling season is almost at an end, and the ingredients which imbue a bright, earthy flavor to each bite are in prime season Ingredients (Recipe Serves 4): For the Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing 4 Anchovy Fillets, packed in … Continue reading Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

This grilled shrimp is summer on a plate. Ingredients For the Shrimp 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp (21/25 CT), deveined but with the shells on (shells on is important)Old Bay Seasoning (or any Cajun seasoning of choice), approximately 2 teaspoons2 limes, halved, for serving (for bonus points, grill them on the hot grill along with … Continue reading Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

Charred Lemon Vinaigrette over Seared Ahi Tuna

Bright, piquant, light and refreshing; the perfect weeknight summer dinner. Serve with a roasted green vegetable and a glass of dry white wine and you've got yourself a real treat. Believe it or not, frozen fish is often times better than the "fresh" fish you find at the supermarket. More often than not, that "fresh" … Continue reading Charred Lemon Vinaigrette over Seared Ahi Tuna

Midnight Shrimp Scampi

Tiger Prawns, Sambal, Lime, Cilantro, Garlic Butter Sauce I call this "Midnight" Shrimp Scampi because it comes together in 10 minutes, is light enough for a late night snack, and filling enough to call dinner. Garlic, butter, Indonesian hot sauce and lime create the perfect balance. Mop up the sauce with some crusty bread, wash … Continue reading Midnight Shrimp Scampi