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 

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 

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 

Shanghai Style Sticky Spare Ribs

Shanghai Style Sticky Spare Ribs

If you’ve ever been to China you’ve probably eaten the classics like gong bao ji ding (Kung Pao Chicken) or Peking Duck, but one of my absolute favorite dishes actually hails from a small little town called Shanghai. These Shanghai style sticky spare-ribs are sweet 

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is undoubtedly one of the more popular risotto variations, so it might come as a surprise that it’s the 5th risotto I’ve uploaded to the blog. Yes, before this I’ve uploaded a quail risotto and a langoustine risotto…talk about off the cuff. However 

Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce

Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce

The simple pleasures of a classic Italian pasta dish. Well, technically not pasta as gnocchi is primarily made from potatoes, but you get the point. For this Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce recipe you can use either homemade gnocchi, or store-bought, and the good thing is,