Pan-seared salmon with tahini-miso sauce

Pan-seared salmon with tahini-miso sauce, served with a salted shaved cucumber salad—an easy dish that comes together quickly for a healthy delicious weeknight meal.  Ingredients Persian cucumbers 1 Tbsp white miso 2 Tbsp tahini 1 Tbsp sesame 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 small garlic -crushed 1 lb. of salmon into ½ inch slices Scallions sesame […]

Banana Walnut Bread

Active Time: 20 MINTotal Time: 1hr. 30min. Ingredients 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (3 ounces) 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (1 1/4 cups) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract How […]

Adding Flavor To Steak

When I think about seasoning a steak, I firmly believe less is more. In my slightly warped world, eating a perfectly grilled medium-rare ribeye is just about nirvana. So as I savor every bite, there is always one thing I want to shine through, the meat. When grilling flavorful steaks such as strip, filet, or […]

How To Grill Steaks Better Than a Steakhouse

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” –Steve Jobs, […]

Chile-Braised Pork Shoulder Tacos

8 Servings Serve this succulent spiced pork shoulder recipe at the table with a pair of tongs (perfect for pulling off small hunks to stuff into tortillas), or shred it in the kitchen and place on a platter. Ingredients 4 large dried ancho chilis (about 3/4 oz.), stemmed, seeded 2 large dried chilis de árbol […]

Honey-Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

4 servings These easier-than-easy shrimp tacos are ideal for busy weeknights, but those fancy-seeming toppings—lime juice-massaged red onions and a throw-together garlic crema—are destined for dinner party greatness. Ingredients 2 Tbsp. adobo sauce from 1 can chipotle chilis in adobo 2 Tbsp. honey 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined Kosher salt ½ cup mayonnaise 1 […]

Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

Inspired by a Bon Appétit article from a few summers ago, I set my cast iron skillet on my grill as it preheated, and when it was smoking hot, I added a little oil, then lowered in a thin fillet of haddock. The result? Perfectly seared, unmangled fish in just about 3 minutes. I will be using […]

Baja Fish Wraps with Chipotle & Lime Coleslaw

Serve: 4 people Prep Time: 20 minGrill Time: 8 to 11 min. The Ingredients The Rub ½ teaspoon pure chili powder ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 halibut or salmon fillets or 2 of each (with skin), each about 170 grams and 2.5 […]

Fantastic Fish Tacos

Whether you’re observing the last Friday of Lent by abstaining from meat or simply looking for lighter dining options now that spring’s officially launched, take a cue from south-of-the-border: serve grilled fish tacos tonight. (The community fish fry will get along just fine without you.) In coastal Mexico, from the Baja peninsula to the Yucatán, […]