Corned Beef Hash
St. Patrick’s Day in homes across America is usually celebrated with a meal of corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage. In my household there is always leftover corned beef. Besides eating sandwiches all week long, I love preparing homemade hash with the leftover beef.Read the rest of this entry
Étouffée is one of my favorite comfort foods during the colder winter months. When you prepare this Cajun/Creole dish, it’s all about making a perfect roux! Usually with a meat gumbo, I cook the roux until it is very dark and chocolate looking. This simple and easy Étouffée is made with seafood so a lighter roux is best for this dish.Read the rest of this entry
Chengdu-Style Spicy Crab
I have been a fan of authentic Szechuan cuisine since I first tried it at Z & Y Restaurant in San Francisco a few years ago. I love the bold, pungent, and spicy flavors. This recipe is my riff on the flavors from that region.
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The SteakAger: Is It Worth It?
I must admit that I have a love affair with steak, especially when it’s dry aged. I have been to some of the best steakhouses in NYC and I know that dinner in a quality steakhouse here can easily cost in excess of $200+ for two people. So I usually reserve a trip to this type of restaurant for special occasions only. The reason why these places are so expensive: dry aged steak. (plus, this is NYC)
Take a Walk On The Wild Side III: Southern Fried Python
When most people hear the word “snake”, the last thing on their mind is food. Believe it or not, eating snake in the United States is not all that uncommon.
New Orleans-Style BBQ Prawns
This simple and easy recipe is inspired by a BBQ shrimp dish I had at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans many years ago. These massive prawns are tossed in a buttery Creole sauce and served with crusty french bread. It makes a great appetizer at your next dinner party! Read the rest of this entry