Tri-Tip with Roasted Pepper Salsa

Pan-seared tri-tip with roasted poblano and Anaheim pepper salsa. This is an easy summer recipe that pairs bright, fresh flavors of the season’s produce with tender steak. Tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin. The name comes from the triangular shape and tapered tip. It is also called the Santa Maria steak […]

Yogurt Chicken with Zucchini and White Beans

Seared yogurt marinated chicken with fresh herbs, zucchini, and creamy white beans. This is a light Mediterranean-inspired dish with slightly smoky yogurt chicken served over sautéed zucchini, peppers, spinach, white beans, and a touch of parmesan. This recipe calls for cooking beans in stock with parmesan rind. Now, I usually keep a bag of leftover […]

Chinese Black Bean Chicken

Pan-seared chicken thighs with fermented black beans, rice wine, and chilis. This is a richly flavored Asian-inspired dish made with Chinese salted black beans, Shaoxing wine, bird chilis, and ginger marinated chicken. Chinese black beans or douchi are fermented and salted black soybeans. They have a rich, salty flavor with a bit of funk from […]

Smoked Tofu

Smoked firm tofu with an Asian-style spring onion cilantro vinaigrette. This smoked tofu is a great vegan option for your summer BBQ with its fresh cilantro and spring onion sesame vinaigrette! This recipe was created for a BBQ I hosted with one vegan guest. I don’t do a lot of vegan/vegetarian recipes, but this one […]

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. […]

Osso Buco

Veal shanks braised in white wine with Milanese risotto and gremolata. This recipe is a very traditional preparation of osso buco. The veal shanks are seared then braised with white wine and vegetables. Served over saffron risotto and garnished with gremolata and parmesan. Risotto alla Milanese is risotto cooked in the style of Milan. Which […]