Seafood

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa & Mahi Mahi

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I spotted a box of beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes when I was shopping this weekend and couldn’t resist bringing them home with me. Just when I thought I couldn’t find anything more gorgeous than regular heirloom tomatoes… Having a mason…

Night out @ n/naka, and a Crab Salad

Shrimp, pickled beet chip, monkfish liver, tuna, halibut ceviche and nori tempura

I’ve heard good things about n/naka, a restaurant started by Chef Niki Nakayama, who trained in Japan at a Ryokan (Japanese inn). Her parents are also fish distributors, so she grew up understanding seafood. The cuisine emphasizes on kaiseki style,…

A West LA Find: Paichẽ (Peruvian Izakaya)

Salmon and Yellowtail Ceviche

One of my new favorite spots in LA is Paichẽ by Chef Ricardo Zarate, the owner and chef of Mo-chica and Picca. Paichẽ was named after the prehistoric Amazonian fish and was created to showcase Peruvian Japanese cuisine (Peruvian Izakaya). The…

A Very Creole Succotash

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I hope hearing the words ‘Creole’ and ‘Succotash’ together intrigued you enough to cook the recipe. Because if you were thinking it, you were right, this is basically a non-vegetarian spiced up succotash and it’s delicious! I am using the term ‘succotash’…

Lighten Up! with Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole

A few days ago, I came home to a very nice surprise! Thank you to Cooking Light for the new cookbook, Lighten Up, America!, with over 150 recipes documenting Allison Fishman Task’s travel across America looking for the most authentic and…

Hassle-Free: Clam Chowder

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Do you avoid making clam chowder at home because it just seems so… tedious? I definitely do. So yesterday, when I finally rolled up my sleeves with fierce determination to make a good chowder, I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

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After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…