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.
Making pasta at home is still new to me, and something I am learning. But this one turned out all right :).
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.
As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless. Lobster risotto is one luxurious and indulgent dish.
I have been making crab cakes from the same recipe for years, but at my recent cooking bootcamp at the Culinary Institute of America I learned a new one. In this recipe shrimp paste is used as the binder to hold the crab cakes together.
Another variation on the risotto theme. This one is interesting because of the striking color!
This dish can be served as canapés, as an appetizer or even a main course. I use it mostly as canapés when I host large groups of people for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
This is a great recipe both for a casual weekday dinner and for a dinner party. The green herbs sauce adds wonderful chimichurri-like acidity and spice, and it is great pairing for any kind of oily fish or meat.
Comfort food tends to be fried and/or relatively heavy. This is a great comfort dish that’s perfect for a cold winter night and won’t leave you feeling stuffed or guilty.
I learned this recipe from my good friend Yuko who is an amazing chef (follow her on Instagram and Twitter). This recipe is sometimes called Japanese carbonara because of the rich buttery texture of the uni sauce.