When it comes to seafood, very few things can compare to eating plump fresh diver scallops. Perfectly prepared, they need nothing more than a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper to bring out their subtle salty, sweet flavor. To get that crispy sear on the outside and barely cooked pearly white texture on the inside isContinue reading “Pan Seared Scallops, Haricot Vert, Easter Radish, Bacon, Sorrel”
They are not really a bean, but a small succulent plant that grows near salt water. This particular species, Salicornia virginica used raw, made a tasty briny garnish for pan roasted cod. Funny enough because of it’s crunch and pickly flavor, we also found it a nice complement to a creamy funky cheese like Taleggio.
The crispy skin, crunchy tail fin, fleshy cheeks (my mum likes the eyeballs)…In my opinion, these are the things that make digging into a whole fish worthwhile. Dorade is a meaty fish with a really clean flavor, and just a hint of sweetness and minerality.
Flaky white fish in a crispy light beer batter with golden fries with a crisp, salty exterior, but creamy and sweet on the inside? It may appear to be an unassuming and simple dish, but it’s not easy to make good fish and chips. Just getting the chips (ahem, fries) right is tricky enough.
I arrive at my parents’ house with a bag of onions, four heads of garlic, a bunch of scallions, and a bunch of cilantro. Mom’s already cooked rice vermicelli, and poached catfish to show me how to make her version of Mohinga, a fish and noodle stew unofficially recognized as the national dish of MyanmarContinue reading “Mom’s Mohingha”