Rabbit Cacciatore or Italian hunter’s stew is another recipe that I originally found in the Williams Sonoma catalog more than 20 yrs ago. And I have been making it ever since.
Category: special occasion
Algerian lamb stew
This is a recipe that I have been cooking for 20 yrs. There is nothing better on a cold winter day than a hearty stew cooked in the Bulgarian earthen pot.
Scallops with English peas purée and porcini mushrooms
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…
Duck breast with mushrooms and English peas
I cooked this dish for my husband’s birthday. It uses ideas from two previous recipes: Duck breast with lavender and honey, and English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta.
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.
Linguine with English peas, preserved lemons, and pancetta
This pasta dish is a great celebration of spring
Risotto with tomatoes and leeks (сиреч, домати и праз със ориз)
As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless. The inspiration for this one were two Bulgarian classics – tomato rice (домати с ориз) and leeks rice (праз със ориз)
Duck breast with lavender and honey
This recipe is something I recently reverse engineered from an old memory. In the distant summer of 2000 I visited my dear childhood friend Gergana in Narbonne – in the south of France, and she took me to a seasonal restaurant in middle of a vineyard called Le Souquet’s. I had magret de canard au…