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Authentic Hawaiian Poke

Authentic Hawaiian Poke

There’s a lot of Hawaiian poke recipes available on the internet; unfortunately many of them focus more on trendy than being authentic. Authentic Hawaiian poke isn’t some fancy colorful bowl with avocado and sprouts and other nonsense. The real version is much less attractive…and all 

Duck Breast With Haskap Gastrique

Duck Breast With Haskap Gastrique

Ok, I’m assuming you’ve never heard of Haskap before, or you’ve just discovered it and you found this article when researching “What Can I Make With Haskap Berries?”, right? To be honest, I didn’t even know these were a strange fruit as I’ve been eating 

Arctic Char Tartare

Arctic Char Tartare

In the recipe for pan seared arctic char I did note that I had a perfect recipe for all those scraps and bits that get cut away while portioning the fillet. Of course, when you have a lot of fish scraps the easiest thing to 

Pan Seared Arctic Char With Vermicelli & Pindjur Cream

Pan Seared Arctic Char With Vermicelli & Pindjur Cream

Arctic char is one of those fish you’re likely to see on the menus of fancy restaurants, at least if you ate out a lot in the 90s. However, recently this tasty fish has been making a comeback due to consumers wanting to be more 

Baja California Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa

Baja California Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa

Growing up in Southern California I probably had tacos at least twice a week, and Baja California style shrimp and fish tacos were my favorite. In fact, now that I live in Europe where corn tortillas are hard to find, I make seafood tacos quite 

Verpa Bohemica In Shallot Vermouth Sauce

Verpa Bohemica In Shallot Vermouth Sauce

Morels are easily in my top 5 favorite mushrooms. And although they are only available fresh for a few weeks a year, I always make sure to stock up on them for plenty of morel mushroom recipes. However this is not a true morel dish, 

Classic American Meatloaf

Classic American Meatloaf

It may not have the most appetizing name, but meatloaf was one of my favorite dishes growing up. Yes, it is pure Americana, but I’ve made it for plenty of my European friends and they love it. In fact, for those of you not in 

Saffron Risotto With Duck Breast

Saffron Risotto With Duck Breast

Duck is one of my favorite proteins and risotto is one of my favorite overall dishes, so I figure why not make a dish that uses both. I decided to kick it up a notch and use a good amount of saffron to really make 

Onion Braised Beef Brisket

Onion Braised Beef Brisket

There are two groups of people who really know how to make a brisket; pitmasters and Jews. Seeing as this is a recipe you can easily make in your kitchen, let’s classify this under the Jewish style of brisket cooking. Now, brisket has increased in 

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Tempura Shrimp

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Tempura Shrimp

Is this a joke recipe? I’ll leave that up for you, dear reader, to decide. I’ll be honest though, after eating these weird cinnamon toast crunch tempura shrimp I have to say it isn’t the worst thing I’ve made. For those of you that are