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 […]

Tahitian Style Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp marinated in lime juice and Hawaiian sea salt, mixed with shaved coconut, cantaloupe, cucumber, and coconut milk. This recipe is a sweeter, fruitier take on the traditional Tahitian dish poisson cru. Poisson cru, literally meaning raw fish, is a Tahitian dish much like Latin American ceviche. It consists of raw fish or seafood marinated […]

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 […]

Roasted Tomato Soup with White Bean Pistou

Creamy roasted tomato soup with tender white beans and basil pistou. This vegan summer soup is creamy without adding cream and is tasty served warm or chilled. Pistou is a French sauce made by grinding basil, garlic, and olive oil into a paste with a mortar and pestle. I took a slight detour from tradition […]

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 […]

Halibut with Warm Bean Thread Salad

Pan-seared halibut with long beans, bean thread noodles, and a coconut citrus sauce. This is a light summer dish with a hint of spice and lots of fresh basil. The recipe does call for a couple of specialty ingredients that may be hard to find. I have included information on these ingredients and substitutions below. […]