Agnolotti dal plin stuffed with English peas and ricotta

For the longest time I had a phobia from anything that involves dough (so no bread or any type of baking) but recently I have been getting into pasta making with increasing success. Agnolotti dal plin (agnolotti with a pinch) is the first pasta I learned in a cooking class, and this is the second…

Crab salad with avocado and grapefruit

When life gives you lemons, you make a lemonade; and when friends give you a Harry and David grapefruit basket, you … keep making dishes that involve grapefruit: Braised endive and citrus salad, Caramelized fennel and grapefruit salad, and now crab salad with grapefruit.

Cheeseburger

Who doesn’t love a juicy cheeseburger! Since I don’t have a good grilling set up, I have defaulted to pan frying steaks and burgers. A burger makes a delicious dinner that you can whip in 15 min.

Lamb marinated in pomegranate molasses

This dish was inspired by our time in Turkey in 2013 when we spent 2 months in Istanbul. Pomegranate is a staple of Turkish (and Persian) cuisine and is used pervasively in salads and meat dishes. Pomegranate molasses is also used in the spinach salad with pomegranate seeds.

Pan Fried Salmon with Sautéed Broccoli

Pan fried salmon with sautéed broccoli is also known as the 15 min weeknight dinner at our house. When I don’t have time for something fancier, pan frying a piece of fish and a side of broccoli is my go-to dinner dish.

Caramelized fennel and grapefruit salad

This dish is a faster and easier variation of the braised endive and citrus salad. This salad still has the great color and freshness of the citrus, but the fennel has plenty of its own aroma, so doesn’t need the addition of spices. 

Lobster risotto

As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless.  Lobster risotto is one luxurious and indulgent dish.