Category Archives: Main dish

Salmon Cakes With Spicy Harissa Rémoulade

Sometimes the weather life gets the better of you and before you realize it, that lovely thick salmon fillet you were planning on turning into 石狩鍋 Ishikari nabe (a hearty salmon stew with potatoes and a delicious miso-dashi-onion broth) gets

Salmon Cakes With Spicy Harissa Rémoulade

Sometimes the weather life gets the better of you and before you realize it, that lovely thick salmon fillet you were planning on turning into 石狩鍋 Ishikari nabe (a hearty salmon stew with potatoes and a delicious miso-dashi-onion broth) gets

Slow Roasted Salmon With Shiraz Glaze

My beefy, 20,000 BTU workhorse of an oven is crippled and this is the last meal that it cooked. As last meals, it’s not a bad way to go. This is one of those contradictory dishes that has dramatic, delicious

Slow Roasted Salmon With Shiraz Glaze

My beefy, 20,000 BTU workhorse of an oven is crippled and this is the last meal that it cooked. As last meals, it’s not a bad way to go. This is one of those contradictory dishes that has dramatic, delicious

竹の子ご飯: Nothing Says Spring Like Bamboo Shoot Mixed Rice

It’s been perfect cycling weather with highs in the 70s and gorgeous cerulean blue skies. Spring is here. I love reverse engineering recipes and after some fascinating conversations of her delectable gastronomic tour of Tokyo with Thai cuisine guru Miranti,

竹の子ご飯: Nothing Says Spring Like Bamboo Shoot Mixed Rice

It’s been perfect cycling weather with highs in the 70s and gorgeous cerulean blue skies. Spring is here. I love reverse engineering recipes and after some fascinating conversations of her delectable gastronomic tour of Tokyo with Thai cuisine guru Miranti,

Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Squid Ink Fettuccine

After discovering the gastronomic delights of squid ink paella I really wanted to branch out and try squid ink pasta but the learning curve for making my own pasta seemed too daunting. Luckily for me (and unfortunately for my waistline),

Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Squid Ink Fettuccine

After discovering the gastronomic delights of squid ink paella I really wanted to branch out and try squid ink pasta but the learning curve for making my own pasta seemed too daunting. Luckily for me (and unfortunately for my waistline),

味噌ラーメンの帆立: Miso Ramen With Scallops

Although the sun has been making an guest appearance and everyone’s been scurrying about readying their gardens for the (dream of) summer, it’s still cold at night with lows in the 40s so I’ve been indulging in soup weather. Hot

味噌ラーメンの帆立: Miso Ramen With Scallops

Although the sun has been making an guest appearance and everyone’s been scurrying about readying their gardens for the (dream of) summer, it’s still cold at night with lows in the 40s so I’ve been indulging in soup weather. Hot

塩鮭のお握り: Shiozake Salted Salmon Onigiri

I find that the times I’m by myself I eat very simply. Part of it is that I’m a social eater and when the hubby’s off conferencing and schmoozing I only eat when I’m hungry and tend to crave flavorful

塩鮭のお握り: Shiozake Salted Salmon Onigiri

I find that the times I’m by myself I eat very simply. Part of it is that I’m a social eater and when the hubby’s off conferencing and schmoozing I only eat when I’m hungry and tend to crave flavorful

Spicy Crispy Pork-y Stir-Fry

This dish is a play on 닭강정 (dalgangjeong or dakgangjeong), that irresistible Korean snack food delicacy of spicy, savory, sweet, crispety, gingery fried chicken. I’ve used boneless country-style pork ribs cuz we lurrve pork but chicken would also work well

Spicy Crispy Pork-y Stir-Fry

This dish is a play on 닭강정 (dalgangjeong or dakgangjeong), that irresistible Korean snack food delicacy of spicy, savory, sweet, crispety, gingery fried chicken. I’ve used boneless country-style pork ribs cuz we lurrve pork but chicken would also work well

Moroccan Spiced Halibut With Preserved Lemon Pearl Couscous

I was finally lucky enough to snag some never frozen Alaskan halibut fillets from my local fishmonger and while lemon caper sauces and blackening seasoning are tried and true favorites, I’ve had a craving for tender, chewy pearl couscous (also

Moroccan Spiced Halibut With Preserved Lemon Pearl Couscous

I was finally lucky enough to snag some never frozen Alaskan halibut fillets from my local fishmonger and while lemon caper sauces and blackening seasoning are tried and true favorites, I’ve had a craving for tender, chewy pearl couscous (also

Dungeness Crab Risotto

Although the sun is shining brightly, the trees have a fuzzy misting of chartreuse, and the tulips and cherry blossoms have made an appearance, it’s still Dungeness crab season here in Portlandia so why not enjoy the sunshine with a

Dungeness Crab Risotto

Although the sun is shining brightly, the trees have a fuzzy misting of chartreuse, and the tulips and cherry blossoms have made an appearance, it’s still Dungeness crab season here in Portlandia so why not enjoy the sunshine with a

Sea Scallops With Brown Butter Pineapple Sauce

Sometimes it takes a trip away from home to realize just how complacent you’ve become. We live in a dense urban area where I can literally walk to everything (fishmonger, hardware store, library …) within 2 miles of our home

Sea Scallops With Brown Butter Pineapple Sauce

Sometimes it takes a trip away from home to realize just how complacent you’ve become. We live in a dense urban area where I can literally walk to everything (fishmonger, hardware store, library …) within 2 miles of our home