Not only was today’s recipe assembled from original ingredients, but even the curry paste was concocted in the kitchen. That freshness adds depth to the dish and gives Scallops with Thai Green Curry an especially expressive taste profile. With fresh lemongrass, lime zest, chiles and ginger, among many, many other elements, the curry sauce has… Continue reading From Scratch, All of It
Lemons will add that to what they adorn, particularly if it’s the Lemony Salsa Verde crowning the lightly-grilled scallops in today’s entry. Even more so when they are coarsely chopped with the skins intact. As you may guess, this gives the salsa a fresh, beautifully vibrant character. Then there’s that gorgeous, bright color. Of course,… Continue reading They’re So…Yellow!
It’s a pleasure that will become will become ever-more-frequent as summer unfolds in the months ahead – sliding into a glistening pool on a hot day, or the first sip of a cold drink dripping condensation in the sweltering humidity. Today’s offering takes full advantage of this perfect contrast and brings heat, and then douses… Continue reading Cool Heat
Wait, what? There’s the Adriatic and the Mediterranean, but when did this whole Pacific thing happen? About 150 years ago, actually, when Italian immigrants to the U.S. made their way westward and those of a more nautical disposition found work is San Francisco’s fishing industry. While many in the Bay Area discovered wealth inland extracting… Continue reading Along Italy’s Pacific Coast
In addition to infusing today’s entry with a vibrant and tangy hum, blood oranges supply a healthy dose of antioxidants, those spirited cancer fighters that make similarly-hued pomegranates a superfood. Of course, that’s not why they’re included; blood oranges’ taste carries the day. With an almost musky sweetness that brings raspberries to mind, the oranges… Continue reading No Prescription Needed
Although a work of fiction, one of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe canon – naturally, inspired today’s recipe, the dish it creates enriches the real world, our world. Baked Scallops starts with tender, flavorful shellfish (of course) poached in a subtle wine sauce. This sauce in turn is combined with a roux, herbs and spices to… Continue reading Fictional Cuisine
Colors play a crucial part in most creative efforts, cooking primary among them. Vivid hues catch the eye, inspire the imagination and, above all, whet the appetite. This is particularly true of a tropical cuisine such as Cambodia’s, which draws on vibrant local ingredients to fill its flavor palette. Take as an example today’s entry,… Continue reading Cambodian Sunrise
The news here is pretty good too, as food has returned to this blog. Finally. What better way to celebrate than with a bright bowl of zesty ceviche? Each spoonful brings the sea’s bounty to the surface, as scallops, squid and shrimp are in glorious abundance. All of this is marinated in vibrant mixture of citrus juice,… Continue reading Good News from Peru!