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Braised Alaskan Black Cod

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Alaska love has been flowing strong this year on American television, with Andrew Zimmern visiting Alaska’s Inside Passage on an episode of his show Bizarre Foods, and the most recent season of Top Chef drawing to a close with the final four contestants earning the chance to visit Juneau, Alaska and competing using seafood from […]

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Tomato Bacon Chutney

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The story of my tomato bacon chutney is one of sheer will and determination triumphing over my proverbial MBS (“Mommy Brain Syndrome”).  Tomato bacon chutney is one of those condiments that could be eaten on so many things that I should just plan on always having a container of it sitting in the fridge.  Versatility […]

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Shogayaki Sando (Ginger Pork Sandwich) with Edamame Spread

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Shogayaki Sando (Ginger Pork Sandwiches) Makes 4 sandwiches For the Edamame Spread: 8 ounces shelled edamame, fresh or frozen 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sriracha Salt and pepper to taste For the Ginger Pork: 1 pound pork loin, very thinly sliced 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons […]

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Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs

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Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs Makes 4 servings 1 cup Israeli couscous 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 1/4 pounds California endive (or Belgian endive), hard ends trimmed, leaves separated 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup distilled […]

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Garden Vegetable Chowder

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Garden Vegetable Chowder Makes 3 to 4 servings For the mushroom stock: 3 1/2 cups water 1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms 1 piece kombu (approximately 6-square inches in size) For the chowder: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium-size carrot, sliced 1/4 cup diced onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons […]

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Hamachi Carpaccio, inspired by a trip to Kaikaya By The Sea

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Hamachi Carpaccio Makes about 4 servings 4 ounces thinly sliced fresh hamachi juice of 1 large lemon 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste fresh cilantro, to garnish […]

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs with skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large yellow onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 4 teaspoons curry powder (I use S&B) 2 teaspoons kosher salt […]

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Mark Bittman’s Kimchi Rice with Beef + A giveaway!

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Kimchi Rice with Beef From The Food Matters Cookbook, by Mark Bittman Makes 4 servings For the kimchi: 1 small head (about 12 ounces) green, Savoy, or Napa cabbage, cored and shredded 2 tablespoons salt 6 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons minced garlic, or to taste 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon red chile flakes 1 […]

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Roasted Mushrooms & Kabocha Squash

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Have you voted yet today? You can vote once every day between now and December 31st! Help me win the title of favorite Crescent Cook and be entered for the chance to win $5,000!  **Apparently you have to fill out the entire form below the pictures and set up an account. I didn’t know that, […]

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Quinoa Patties Stuffed With Goat Cheese & Mushrooms

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Quinoa patties stuffed with goat cheese and mushrooms 4 Servings Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. Ingredients For the patties: 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms, […]

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