This is a seafood variation of the Duck breast with mushrooms and English peas, and like that recipe, it uses ideas from two previous recipes: Duck breast with lavender and honey, and English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta.
Squid ink pasta with tomato-fennel-calamari sauce
This dish is a variation of the the Squid ink pasta with tomato-fennel-saffron sauce and pan fried shrimp. Here, chef Mark Doraszelski and I substituted the shrimp for calamari, and it was a very successful experiment. Ever since I discovered a new source for squid ink, our local fish monger in Noe Valley Billingsgate, I have…
This is a very quick and easy appetizer that is a great crowd pleaser. The slight difficulty is finding sashimi-grade hamachi (yellow-tail tuna). In San Francisco, my go-to fish monger is Billingsgate.
Risotto with dungeness crab
As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless. Dungeness crab risotto is fresh, luxurious and indulgent dish. I have to say that I was introduced to Dungeness crab by our dear friend Wendy who has been hosting us for crab night for years. I learned from her that the California Dungeness crab season is during the “r” months: November to April.
Whole fish “La Rosetta”
This dish is my attempt to reverse engineer a recipe from the La Rosetta restaurant in Rome. Saal and I went there for the first time in 2008 on a recommendation from my friend Luben Dimcheff, and it was one of those meals you remember. We went back with Luben and my parents in September…
Miso glazed black cod with bok choy
Miso glazed black cod is a signature dish at many Southeast Asian restaurants. Black cod is one of my favorite types of fish – it is delicate, flakey and delicious. Check out the other black cod recipes: Black cod over tomato-saffron risotto and Black cod with caramelized fennel and Manila clams in tomato-fennel-saffron broth.
Pan fried shrimp with garlic
This is one my go-to options for 15 min dinner. Quick and easy, yet feels gourmet.
Spinach linguini with English peas, mozzarella and preserved lemon
English peas are one of my favorite spring / summer ingredients. This is another way to enjoy them beside the English peas puree and chilled English peas soup.
Black cod over tomato-saffron risotto
Black cod is my new favorite fish – it is very delicate, flaky and simply delicious. And the tomato-saffron combination is one of the most versatile accompaniments to any sea food dish – such as black cod over with tomato-fennel-saffron broth or the Saffron tagliatelle with tomato, fennel, saffron sauce and pan fried shrimp
Squid ink pasta with tomato-fennel-saffron sauce and pan fried shrimp
I am still learning how to make pasta but this one turned out all right :). I am fascinated with squid ink because of its ability to make food black, and there aren’t too many black things we eat. And there is also the deep sea flavor. This is the second squid ink dish that…