A cool recipe for shrimp empanadas that uses mashed plantains for the dough. The empanadas are then fried crispy. This recipe is from Tamaulipas, Mexico.
How-To (DIY stuff)
There is nothing exotic or unusual about this garlic sausage, except maybe that I am using venison along with the pork. You could use all pork or any combination of similar meats. I like to call this my “A Zone” sausage. It’s a California inside joke, as the state, in its infinite wisdom, makes us
Making a duck terrine is not as hard as you might think, although you do need some equipment. Why bother in the first place? Because terrines are the pinnacle of ground meat dishes, and can include all kinds of interesting bits inside. A terrine is essentially a firm pâté with something inside it. Either way, it
Niter kibbeh, spiced Ethiopian butter, is not so much a sauce as a cooking medium, although it does make an intriguing simple sauce for pheasant, quail or white fish. Niter kibbeh (NIT-r KEB-beh) is the aromatic, clarified butter we cooked with at the Eritrean restaurant Horn of Africa I worked at in Madison many years
A Cantonese duck noodle soup recipe that works with wild or farmed duck. Roast duck with noodles, a duck broth, mustard greens and ginger. Simple and refined.
If you don’t know how to debone a shad, and that’s not easy, smoked shad is the best way to eat this most bony of fishes. Shad is little more than a giant herring, and is nearly as oily as a mackerel or a bluefish — and oily fish make the best smoked fish. The
Seafood stock, usually crab stock for me, is a mainstay in my kitchen during Dungeness crab season, which in California runs from November through June. But a good seafood stock can be made with any sort of crab, or lobsters, crawfish, shrimp, or fish. Really what makes a nice seafood stock is a mix of
How to make glace de viande at home. Glace de viande is what most people erroneously call demi glace, a thick, concentrated stock.