It’s Quick


That’s the whole concept of tempura – once the oil is hot enough to begin bubbling, lightly battered food is dipped in it just long enough to flash cook it and to seal in the flavors.  The batter actually protects the food from the oil and ensures the edibles are steamed, not fried, and that… Continue reading It’s Quick

Shreds of Evidence


Signs of springtime become more prominent with every passing day.  As the soil warms and sunshine returns, asparagus emerges and returns to our plates.  Sure, it’s available throughout the warmer months (and frozen, year-round), but it’s only at peak, fresh and perfect, now, in spring’s all-too-brief interval between ice and sizzle.  That’s what this journal… Continue reading Shreds of Evidence

Yes, Absolutely!


When a country labels one of its culinary creations Aromatic Black Tiger Shrimp with Fresh Garden Vegetables, the kitchen had better draw people with enticing scents.  Fortunately, today’s entry fulfils that mission, and then some. Actually, calling the aroma “enticing” understates its appeal.  “Intoxicating” would be more accurate. Consider what goes into the sauce that… Continue reading Yes, Absolutely!