Strawberry Kumquat Salad

Fresh strawberries and kumquats with crisp prosciutto, cucumber ribbons, honey balsamic almonds, and strawberry vinaigrette. It seems like strawberries are everywhere right now. What better use for these spring berries than a sweet-tart salad? Unfortunately, kumquats are a little bit harder to come by than strawberries. When I do see them, I snatch them up. […]

Cured Salmon Sandwich Cake (Smorgastarta)

Pumpernickel bread layered with cured salmon, egg salad, and marinated cucumbers, frosted with goat cheese icing, and garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables. Smorgastarta is a Swedish layered sandwich dressed up like a cake. This recipe uses a mixture of goat and cream cheese for the icing, cured salmon, egg salad, and marinated cucumbers as […]

Short Rib Sopes

Chili and tomato braised short rib in deep-fried masa cups with pickled onions and cilantro crema. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I made these Mexican deep-fried sopes, filled with tender short rib and served with cilantro lime crema. Many of the ingredients that go into the beef braise get toasted. Toasting the spices and tomato […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Ono with Crispy Gnudi

Prosciutto wrapped ono fillets served with pan-seared ricotta gnudi and basil cream. Wahoo, or ono as it is called here in Hawaii, is a tropical fish with firm white flesh and mild flavor. Almost any white fish can be substituted for this recipe. I would suggest halibut, cod, or sea bass if ono is unavailable. […]