Sardine dreams go up in smoke

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Share Tweet With only three recipes left to make in Good Fish, I was expecting smooth sailing through the Labor Day weekend as I wrapped up my Sustainable Seafood in Summer voyage. But then came Smoked Sardines with Piquillo Pepper Sauce (pg 203), a #5 difficulty recipe.  And you better believe that ranking, because I [...]

Albacore + ratatouille = summer on a plate

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Share Tweet The secret of a good ratatouille is to cook the vegetables separately so each will taste truly of itself. —Joël Robuchon, The Complete Robuchon You might have made ratatouille in the past, but if you baked it or stewed it, you missed out on the fresh taste of summer – which is the exact point [...]

This is shrimply one Thai-rific soup

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Share Tweet This is another of Becky’s home run recipes, thanks to her month-long tour of Thailand and first-hand experience with the local cuisine.  It hits every single flavor profile – salty, sweet, sour, spicy and bitter – and my dinner guests, all veteran Thai food afficianados, said this was the best soup they had [...]

The one where I master the pasta machine

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Share Tweet I thought I knew what a “balanced” dish was – until I made Emmer Pasta Con Le Sarde (pg 201) from Good Fish…this truly should be the little picture in the culinary dictionary next to that phrase! For those that only speak English (ha ha), today’s dish is simply pasta with sardines, and [...]

My maiden voyage at making homemade pasta

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Share Tweet It might be hard to believe, but I have never made pasta from scratch. I know many assume that my six-year career as a personal chef, and my lifelong hobby of cooking, would surely have required hauling out the little metal machine and cranking out some fresh noodles every now and then.  But [...]

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