Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Fennel and Green Olives

I fell in love with a photo of this dish that I saw on Pinterest. The photo filled me with an instant and overwhelming salmon craving.  I made it once according to the directions in Bon Appétit .  I usually cook salmon quickly on high heat À la Ieva or Marinated in Spiced Yogurt with Rhubarb Chutney.  This…

Tuna-Dill Tomato Sauce

I’m really happy with this sauce. I have consumed immense quantities of tomato sauce in my life but it’s not something that I’ve ever gotten into making. That just means I have opinions about the subject and know what the good stuff looks like when I see it. Cockiness aside, this is a really flexible…

Hawaii Style Sushi in New York

I lived in Hawaii between the ages of 9 and 18.  Whenever this comes up in conversation here in New York City, people look at me with a pained expression and ask me how I ended up moving here.  It’s a long complicated story involving the realities of earning a living in paradise, my inability…

Red Remoulade and Some of Its Many Uses

Remoulade is a classic of New Orleans cuisine.  It is used to dress up cold boiled shrimp.  It is served as a dipping sauce for all manner of fried seafood.  It is dolloped on top of fried tomatoes.  It shows up in many different forms, ranging from a mildly savoury sauce based on homemade mayonnaise,…

Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Sauce

This simple, delicious dish requires curry leaves.  You can find them fresh in Indian grocery stores (buy a bunch and freeze them for later!).  You can also order dry curry leaves here.  I used to have a curry tree and you can find the whole sad story of its demise in the Curried Avacado post.  Once…

Thai Shrimp Stir-fry with Garlic, Cilantro and Peppercorns

I love the simplicity of this dish.  It is based on a seasoning paste that is common in Thai cuisine.  Unlike curry pastes, which involve many ingredients, this paste consists just of garlic, peppercorns (preferably white) and cilantro roots.  The hardest part of making it is finding a grocer that sells cilantro with the roots…