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Roast Quail With Brown Butter Four Seasons Vegetables

Roast Quail With Brown Butter Four Seasons Vegetables

Yesterday I saw a great deal on quail at my local grocer so I decided to make a roast quail for dinner. A lot of people are intimidated by quail (or other game birds for that matter) but the truth is they are no more […]

Sumac And Pistachio Crusted Whitefish

Sumac And Pistachio Crusted Whitefish

One of my favorite things to make is a pistachio crusted salmon, but today I decided to get a bit experimental and make a sumac and pistachio crusted whitefish. For this recipe, I chose Iridescent Shark as the fish. Interestingly, it is not actually a […]

Mixed Vegetable Curry (Sri Lankan Style)

Mixed Vegetable Curry (Sri Lankan Style)

During my time in Sri Lanka, I had many different home stay hosts teach me their authentic Sri Lankan recipes. My favorite of course had to be Winston, our host at Ella Sisila View. Our first night there we were having an evening tea when […]

Ambul Thiyal – Sri Lankan Sour Fish Curry Recipe

Ambul Thiyal – Sri Lankan Sour Fish Curry Recipe

Ambul Thiyal is one of the most signature dishes in Sri Lankan cuisine. When I was first learning how to make it, I was thinking of ceviche a bit because the primary method for cooking the fish is by acid. The fish, usually tuna, is […]

Opor Ayam (Balinese Chicken Curry)

Opor Ayam (Balinese Chicken Curry)

This was one of the three main dishes I learned during my Balinese farm cooking class at Pemulan Farm Cooking School, which is about an hour north of Ubud. I’ve always felt pretty ‘meh’ about curry, so I was surprised I liked this one as […]

Bali Sate Lilit (Satay)

Bali Sate Lilit (Satay)

Bali is the home of some amazing Indonesian cuisine (and the only place where it is positively easy to get pork). Satay is popular all over the world, and people surely have their favorite type. The first time I had satay in Asia was on […]

Tuna Sambal Matah

Tuna Sambal Matah

Tuna Sambal Matah is a classic Balinese Indonesian food that is popular with both locals in tourists alike. It’s essentially a seared piece of fish topped with a Balinese chili (sambal). It is quick to make and full of loud, fresh flavors. The recipe for […]

Homemade Tortellini With Walnut Sauce

Homemade Tortellini With Walnut Sauce

Jump To Recipe Making homemade pasta is a relaxing process I find, and I like to do it a few times a month. This recipe is quite similar to my Fresh Ravioli With Walnut sauce, except this time I made homemade tortellini. In this recipe […]

Grandma’s Salty Shrimp

Grandma’s Salty Shrimp

Jump To Recipe Weird name for a dish right? Well there’s a reason for that. One of my friends who took a trip to Copenhagen recently brought me back one of my favorite souvenirs: spices! That’s right, I would much rather someone bring me some […]

Fresh Ricotta Ravioli With Walnut Sauce

Fresh Ricotta Ravioli With Walnut Sauce

Jump To Recipe My absolute favorite restaurant in Florence, Italy is called Osteria Santo Spirito. I’ve been there five times in my life and each time I’ve ordered the same thing, their tortelacci in walnut sauce. Don’t worry, I usually go with friends or family […]