Curry Chicken Katsu

Crispy panko-crusted, curry marinated chicken, coconut rice, and pickled mango. Curry spiced chicken thighs, fried to crispy perfection, served with fluffy coconut rice, sweet-salty pickled mango, cucumber, and fresh cilantro. The pickled mango is a tasty addition to this curry katsu. I prefer to use under-ripened mango to make the pickles. They are easier to […]

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 […]