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 […]