Seared Ahi Poke Bowl

Seared sea salt and soy ahi tuna poke over rice with pickled cabbage, gochujang mayo, and fried shallots. This poke bowl recipe contains two of my all-time favorite poke bowl toppings, pickled cabbage, and crispy fried shallots. The cabbage is quick-pickled by mixing it with sugar and salt to draw out any liquid and then […]

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 […]

Irish Coffee Cake

Chocolate Guinness cake, with Jameson ganache, and Bailey’s buttercream. Rich chocolate cake infused with Guinness and espresso powder, soaked with Jameson, and layered with Jameson ganache and Bailey’s buttercream frosting, it’s boozy and delicious! This recipe requires three different alcoholic beverages, which can be expensive, especially if you only buy them to make this cake. […]

Thai-Style Green Bean Slaw

Red cabbage and green bean slaw with a Thai peanut coconut dressing. This salad has crisp veggies, sprouts, fresh herbs, and crunchy peanuts mixed with a Thai-style dressing flavored with ground peanuts, lemongrass, lime juice, and coconut milk. In the recipe instructions below, the red cabbage gets soaked in cold water for 5-10 minutes. This […]