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 […]

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 […]