Thai Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry

Tender chicken meatballs with a scratch-made coconut curry sauce, rice noodles, long beans, shallots, and fresh herbs. This is a mild northern Thai style coconut curry, served with ginger and lemongrass scented meatballs, rice stick noodles, herbs, and veggies. It is slightly sweet and full of flavor. The sauce is the focal point of this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]