Hot and Sour Soup
Of the standard soup offerings at Chinese-American restaurants, I’ve always been a fan of hot and sour soup. It’s not the prettiest soup, but what it lacks in aesthetics it more than compensates for with a cornucopia of textures, flavors and tastes. Because there are so many components, it may seem
Vanilla Caramel Brownie
There are plenty of recipes out there claiming to be the “ultimate brownie”, but like most things in life, the qualities that make for the ultimate brownie are a matter of personal preference. I like my brownies, dense, chewy, sweet (but not heartburn inducing), and with robust chocolate flavor ...
Mongolian Beef Pasta
This Mongolian Beef Pasta, is another one of those “what if” thought experiments that turned into a delightful weeknight pasta. With marinated beef, bell peppers, scallions and plenty of garlic stir fried before being tossed with pasta and the sweet spicy sauce, this dish comes together in about ...
I know, risotto made with kimchi, Gruyère and sushi rice sounds like a crazy combo, but before you write me off as delusional, hear me out. This risotto has a stunning color and pleasant tang not unlike a tomato risotto, but the fermented kimchi adds dozens of layers of complexity which are all ...
Southwest Tofu Scramble
I know I probably confuse some of you with my regular flip flopping between vegan dishes and hardcore carnivore fare, but I assure you it’s not an identity crisis, nor is it a misguided effort to lose weight. What it often comes down to is what I have in the refrigerator, and on this particular […]
Shrimp Po’ Boy
Along with the Banh Mi and the Monte Cristo, the Po’boy is among my favorite sandwiches of all time. Although they can be filled with anything from sausages to roast beef, I’m a fan of the ones with fried seafood such as oysters, catfish or shrimp. “Dressed” with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, pickles