Coriander and Black Pepper Cured Salmon

Homemade cured salmon with toasted coriander, black pepper, and lemon. The trick to curing salmon at home is knowing when it is ready. The amount of time a piece of fish needs to cure depends on the size and thickness. For example, a fish 1/2 inch or less thick will take anywhere between 8-12 hours […]

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 […]

Jewish Style Artichokes (Carciofi Alla Giudia)

Olive oil fried artichokes with lemon caper vinaigrette and shaved parmesan. The first time I saw these artichokes, I said I have to make that! Beautifully crispy artichoke leaves fried in olive oil, what a great appetizer. The recipe for these artichokes calls for twice frying in olive oil. The oil adds flavor to the […]

Individual Baked Brie

Mini-baked brie with caramelized balsamic onions, poached pear, and candied walnuts. Personal-sized brie topped with caramelized onions, baked in flakey puff pastry, garnished with poached bosc pear, and brown sugar balsamic walnuts. This recipe has a lot of steps. Below are some tips that will hopefully make the process easier. Poaching pears is easy, but […]