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 […]

Pork Belly Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Blackened smoked pork belly, sweet corn, fresh tomato, shaved red onion, crispy cornbread croutons, and buttermilk chive dressing. I admit this is not the healthiest salad out there, with its crispy pork belly, creamy buttermilk dressing, and fat fried cornbread croutons. But.. It is delicious and has lots of veggies to balance out the fat. […]

Charred Corn and Okra Salad

Charred late summer vegetables with red mizuna, crispy pork belly, spicy pickled Fresno chilis, and smoky tomato vinaigrette. The farmers market got me again. Freshly harvested mizuna that was so bright and full of life, it walked off the table into my basket. Corn that when I picked it up, I could smell the sweetness. […]