Maldive Fish Sambal – gently fried in gingelly oil with red onion and garlic – reconstituted slightly with boiling water at the end of the fry. I’ve wanted to make this dish for well over 2 decades – after tasting the Chinese version which is much more salty and tossed with a fair amount of […]
Category Archives: From the Chef’s Table
Click here for Part 1 – Introduction to reduction stocks and glazes, or glace. Click here for Part 2 – Some thoughts, roasting bones and preparing mirepoix. Once you see the contents rise in the pot, mostly due to expansion, and see a few bubbles beginning to break the surface, you’re pretty much on your […]
Simply one of my favorite curries. Comfort food at it’s best. Fresh made tomato curry with coconut milk and just a hint of heat. The curry seasoning is from a 100 year old recipe and the garam masala is a Punjabi recipe which I have found to be simply perfect for the dish.
So ok chef, where’s the recipe? Well… I’m not gonna tell you how to make things, but I will certainly give you a basic rundown on how I do it. Until you’ve cultivated a foundation for stocks which you can duplicate in your sleep, go find any recipe for basic chicken stock, dash off to […]
A time intensive dish to prepare. The duck is dressed and fully boned out. All fat and skin is removed and rendered. The bones are roasted separately and then a stock is made. The stock reduces from 2 gallons to approximately 1/2 a quart and is finished with organic Sultana raisins. The rendered fat is […]
Drizzled with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and pomegranate reduction. Very light, easy on the palate and well suited for a number of wines.
One of my personal all time favorites is Smoked Salmon – in any presentation – and I never pass on an opportunity to to have some when I can. Earthy, great balance of flavors, accented with freshly roasted red pepper, Chevre goat cheese, shallot brown butter and topped with melted Gruyere. Good for a range […]
A perfect little canape for your wine tasting event or a full size appetizer portion per guest. Rich, warm, filled with chevre goat cheese and shallot brown butter, topped with browned Gruyere. Works wonderfully with lighter reds and heartier whites. Think Zinfandel, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Melot, Chardonnay, Viognier.
A wonderfully light canape with a great burst of crisp sea flavor. Gentle on the palate and pairs well with lighter, acidic whites. Think Viognier, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Riesling.
A dish currently in development in the test kitchen, not quite ready for prime time – but rather tasty. Structurally it’s a southern Indian curry base, heavy on the tomato with additional turmeric beyond the amount found in typical curry powders (we grind and toast our own). Okra and banana are added midway through the […]