Nov

30

CASUAL FRIDAY: LUNCHBOX

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BYOB, but also, Bring your own lunch. Honestly though this is really just an excuse to push a new fried rice agenda. If you’re fastidious enough at 6 am when you’re alarm goes off, not entertaining suicidal thoughts, then maybe this is the perfect lunchbox for you. The fried rice and how it’s made… I […]

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Oct

03

Lobster Roll Redux

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Do you like Lobster Rolls? Yes…? So do I. But today I am only here to use up leftovers. A bunch of green needs to be pulled out because I’ll forget and then a week later they will turn brown. I believe there are a million and one ways to make filling for a lobster […]

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May

30

Perfect Egg

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Was previously on this mission to practice the perfect egg, and these tools above, they can be used several different ways. Overeasy, sunny side up, soft boiled, and poached. It does not really matter how you get to the final answer. Just that it comes out perfectly. Who said it’s the thought that counts? Execution […]

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May

07

Sushi Ritual

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A Concise selection of sashimi, which will soon turn into sushi as soon as I get my hands on some rice. You will see this selection  (in variation of course, there are other pieces but for now I like to keep it curt) commonly served in sushi restaurants scattering Tsukiji markets in japan. At these […]

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Apr

16

Summer Lobster Salad

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The weather has finally switched, or at least I hope so. Last night I hardly got any sleep because my room was a little too balmy….. Of course I am now stocking my fridge with tons of Kale, Arugula, and another one of my favorite greens…Baby Spinach. A month or so ago, two of my […]

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Mar

20

Bibimbap

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Second before I started this post, I just had to add a ‘Korean’ section to my food category list. I don’t know why I didn’t get around to it before, but bibimbap is one of my favorite dishes, along with nearly every other traditional Korean dish. (click link if you don’t know what Bibimbap is […]

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Feb

14

Valentine’s day dinner with Luxirare

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This post is for all my readers who are either getting over a painful breakup, recently divorced, or single. But you know Valentine’s day is just another excuse for couples to go out to dinner or drink (or both)… and why shouldn’t this apply to people who aren’t coupled up?? Valentine’s day is pretty open […]

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Jan

30

Oyster Cleanser

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This was probably one of the most difficult projects I’ve had to take on thus far, and it wasn’t for this website. It was a project I had to complete for Nowness.com, which is a online magazine that features work by people who contribute creatively to the fashion and arts. As always I was a […]

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Jan

15

Lox on bagels

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Priorities and rituals, not much in between going on in life. We’ve already discussed priorities, so now I’m taking the ritual chase. Sunday morning, lox on bagels, some friends and coffee. Gloves off. Need to write thank you note to Adele? Her jam made my sunday morning shoot very chill. Sambuca, anyone? Grinding some fresh […]

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Nov

27

Crab Souffle

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One of my late night favorites: Crab Souffle. You’ll like this dish too if you’re into whole crab leg meat and spicy casseroles. This recipe looks complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Some easy stacking and whisking and voila..you’ve got the perfect dinner. Two really important ingredients you’ll need, vodka and lemon juice + it’s […]

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Nov

21

Crab Cakes

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A while ago I had a wonderful package of stone crab legs from Florida sent to me. There were two different sizes, a bunch of medium sized ones, and two huge claws, this was really the first time I saw a crab claw so huge. I didn’t know what I was going to do with […]

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Jul
04

Lox on Crepes

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Just another simple brunch idea. Enjoy! Crepe mix + a little bit of grated nutmeg. Nutmeg grater available HERE. Use a savory batter for this. This presentation is good for sharing. Onions, capers, tomatoes, creme fraiche, and chives. I added wasabi flavored caviar to the mix as well. Wrap it like a taco and eat. […]

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May
29

Foie Gras Takoyaki

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How is everyone’s memorial day weekend going? Mine’s been pretty anticlimactic- as usual…Okay, I am pretty sure most of you have encountered a takoyaki ball (a popular yet humble japanese street food with grilled octopus inside). Of course I wanted to do my own version with decadent ingredients. It’s a great snack for a party. […]

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May
23

Sherbert Salad

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A fresh summer salad with savory lemon basil sherbert, stone crab legs, and mango salsa. For the mango salsa, chop mango, red onion, jalapeno peppers and basil, mix, add olive oil and some salt. The salt will draw out moisture from the mango, and this will act as the dressing. Also added to the salad, […]

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May
09

Truffled shrimp tempura sliders

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For a while now I’ve wanted to make some kind of shrimp tempura sandwich- and I ended up doing two versions here, some sliders (built like a classic hamburger) and one as a regular-sized sandwich on brioche. These are not just your average shrimp tempura, the batter includes freshly grated truffle and the aioli sauce […]

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May
02

Seafood Squares To Go

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A new little snack, and meal, using seafood and fresh herbs, light things I want to eat for spring…. Two of the fish I’m using for these squares (and shrimp). Salmon and cod, and of course the fresh herbs for both garnishes and sauces to go with each fish. This is somewhat inspired by dim […]

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Jul
17

Not another spicy tuna sushi ‘roll’…

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Waiting for the oil to get hot… Spicy Tuna mixture, I think I’ve shared this recipe before but I take ground toro (you can use lean tuna), kewpie mayo, sriracha sauce and diced scallions. I mixed these ingredients and shaped them into balls, then I dipped them into some panko breadcrumbs. I thought maybe instead […]

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Jul
04

Uni, Hot & Cold

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I love tempura but one of my favorites is Uni tempura. If you’re bored of the normal shrimp tempura routine, try this. Something about the soft and molten-like texture of the warmed uni against the crisp texture of the tempura batter makes it extra special, at least compared to things like shrimp tempura. …

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Jul
03

Foie Gras

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As surprising as this may sound, sometimes, I really don’t want to cook. I just don’t feel like dirtying up endless pots and pans and I don’t know one person on earth that enjoys doing dishes. Yes, with this dish, I didn’t even use any dishes….You’ll see what I used instead. This dish showcases …

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Jun
23

Imitation

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One of my favorite salad combinations are usually those that involve a good dosage of avocado, and cooked shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crabmeat). I played with the actual shape and textured skin of the avocado and brought that into consideration when I was making this avocado salad. Its not hard at all, and its perfect …

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