Trout with Cashews, Cilantro and Lime-Butter Sauce

Trout with Cashews, Cilantro and Lime-Butter Sauce

  A long time ago, in a galaxy far away …  No, it was only the 1980’s and it was here, right here in the USA. Public television ran several series call Great Chefs. Great Chefs of Chicago. Great Chefs of New York. You may have seen them or remember the woman’s...
Cilantro Sauce

Cilantro Sauce

Cilantro is a lively herb that we mostly encounter diced up in salsa or in guacamole. The sharp flavor is unmistakable. Cooked cilantro? That’s a much more rare experience, yet this sauce will convince you of some hidden flavor powers of cilantro. This sauce is a...
Mango Guacamole

Mango Guacamole

Nothing can really beat classic guacamole. That pure green mixture with the unique flavor is a culinary masterpiece. On the other hand, sometimes you want or even need a twist to the flavor. If you are having a strong barbeque dish, say chicken or chops that are...

Pepper and Herbed Butter

Is it possible to figure out how many potatoes you have eaten in your life? At my age, and with my growing-up-in-the-50s background, my PPC — Personal Potato Count — is very, very high. Baked potatoes, French fries, hash browns, potato salad, … That veggie has been a...
Smoked Chipotle Baked Beans

Smoked Chipotle Baked Beans

Slow food versus fast food. Slow food versus very slow food. Long cooking times can enable flavors and textures that simply are not possible with a microwave, a deep fryer or a simple broiler. Here’s a perfect example. You start with cooked white beans, adorn them...