Seared Ahi Poke Bowl

Seared sea salt and soy ahi tuna poke over rice with pickled cabbage, gochujang mayo, and fried shallots. This poke bowl recipe contains two of my all-time favorite poke bowl toppings, pickled cabbage, and crispy fried shallots. The cabbage is quick-pickled by mixing it with sugar and salt to draw out any liquid and then […]

Chorizo Arancini with Tomato Fondue

Panko-crusted smoky Spanish chorizo risotto balls with tomato concasse and manchego. Crispy panko on the outside, creamy chorizo risotto inside, served with a light tomato sauce, and a little extra manchego cheese. Making the tomato fondue is a bit of a process. It involves coring, scoring, blanching, shocking, peeling, deseeding, dicing, pureeing, and finally cooking […]

Strawberry Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Buttery strawberry shortbread cookies filled with a strawberry Italian meringue cream-cheese buttercream. Freeze-dried strawberries make these dainty little cookies pop with strawberry flavor. Why use freeze-dried strawberries? For a couple of reasons. One, freeze-drying removes moisture from the berries, which would compromise the structure of recipes like shortbread and buttercream. Two, freeze-drying concentrates the fruit’s […]

Sausage and Kale Stuffed Pasta

Chicken sausage, kale, and ricotta stuffed jumbo shells, baked in a sweet potato cream sauce. Italian chicken sausage mixed with wilted kale, ricotta, and pecorino stuffed in large pasta shells, tucked into a creamy sweet potato sauce and baked. The title of this recipe is stuffed pasta instead of stuffed shells because any filled pasta […]