Ever wonder how steakhouses achieve such a beautiful crust on the outside of their steaks? The answer is simple: Heat. Really, really, really, high heat.
It’s one of my favorite times of year! Hatch Chile season is upon us and that means its time to celebrate one of the most wonderful peppers in existence – the New Mexico Hatch Chile. It’s a short season August and September only, so take advantage while you can!
To my great happiness, it is once again Hatch Chile Season! The Hatch Chile hails from the small town of Hatch, NM – arguably the pepper capital of North America. Hatch Chiles are exactly the same pepper as the well-known Anaheim Pepper, but because they are grown in the rocky soil of arid Southern New […]
This method will rival the best French Restaurants, yet is simple and easy enough for any home cook. The hardest part is finding a Frenched rack of lamb. Ask your butcher to do it for you, or keep in mind that lamb chops and lamb loin chops, or even a boneless leg of lamb will […]
Number 1: Salt Cellar Get a salt cellar and place it on your counter top near your prep area and stove. It’s presence will remind you to season your food aggressively and liberally. You should be seasoning your food at every step. Underseasoned food is the #1 reason why something might turn out bland. Trust […]
Some people have a nearly religious devotion to cheese.
Some of you may be asking this question: Why should I learn to cook? It takes time. It takes money. It means I have to go to the grocery store. It takes practice. I have so little free time in my life – why should I spend time every day, or a few days a […]
This garlic bread is so good that it’s easy to eat it in place of eating dinner by mistake (my wife did this last night). For whatever reason, it is highly addictive. Also, it’s guaranteed to keep the vampires away but won’t leave you feeling like a giant bulb of garlic due to the fact that […]
These Fish Tacos are as simple as they are delicious. The thing that really, really makes them is the toppings – Fresh Homemade Guacamole, Homemade Pico De Gallo, Chipotle Mayo – and Cotija cheese. The perfect treat for a summer evening. Ingredients 2-3 lbs Mahi Mahi (figure 8-12 oz per person) Medium sized corn tortillas […]
Other than salmon, Mahi Mahi is my favorite fish to cook with. It is firm, but not too firm, flaky, but not too flaky. Meaty like swordfish but tender like cod. Really, it’s the perfect fish. Perhaps most important, it is currently not over-fished and is therefore a sustainable option. It works well pan fried, […]