Eric Ripert’s Soy Ginger Vinaigrette

So tonight (1 May 2017), my wife wanted crisp pan fried red snapper fillets, but how to dress the dish.  Well, she said she was going to do a garlic sautee of red bell peppers, onions and shiitake mushrooms.  So I looked around and decided to try Chef Ripert’s Soy Ginger Vinaigrette (found at: http://www.aveceric.com/all-recipes/seared-salmon-sauteed-pea-shoots-and-ginger-soy-vinaigrette).  […]

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Baked White Fish With Lemon Confit Miso And Mushroom Consomme, Ripert Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/a-couple-of-passing-cooking-thoughts/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/trying-to-recreate-a-top-chef-dish-from-chef-ripert/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/eric-riperts-lemon-confit/ So I finally figured out how to do the Top Chef season 5 dish from Chef Eric Ripert.  I realized I needed to prepare the components for the lemon confit miso, mushroom consomme and the court bouillon used to cook the fish. Realizing the first […]

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Nobu ‘Toro Rossa’ Sauce

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/nobu-style-saikyo-miso/ This weekend, my wife suggested we do at-home-korean-bbq with an eye to the fact that the restaurants in the area were going to be crowded due to the Easter occasion and the 2017 Boston Marathon.  While I knew korean bbq used ssamjang and salted sesame oil dipping sauces, I […]

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Jody Adams’ Fresh Fruit With Balsamic Pepper ‘Syrup’

These last couple of weeks have been fairly hectic, trying to meet 2 week agile sprint/scrum schedules at work.  In trying to think ahead to the holiday menus, I needed to think of what to do for dessert.  I suddenly remembered a dish that I’d done years ago when Chef Adams came out with her […]

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Eric Ripert’s Lemon Confit

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/a-couple-of-passing-cooking-thoughts/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/trying-to-recreate-a-top-chef-dish-from-chef-ripert/ So I thought I would take another crack at remaking Chef Ripert’s dish of Poached White Fish With Lemon Confit Miso And Mushroom Consomme.  But to do that, I first needed to learn how to make his lemon confit. For Chef Ripert’s lemon confit, I found his […]

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Revisiting a sherry vinegar recipe

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/mackerel-shioyaki-and-vegetable-salad-from-nobu-west/ While watching a recent episode of ATK’s called New England Classics, a taste test of sherry vinegars was featured: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/taste_tests/1674-sherry-vinegar I was intrigued since I’d made a Nobu West dish Mackerel ‘Shio-yaki’ And Vegetable Salad a while back and wondered how it would taste given a reviewed sherry vinegar. […]

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Iron Chef Morimoto’s Oyako Don For Two

So this past week, I’d been trying to figure out how to make my wife happy for a Monday night dinner.  Perusing through Iron Chef Morimoto’s Mastering The Art Of Japanese Home Cooking, I spotted his version of Oyako Don (p. 67,68). I’d made a version of this dish once before from Tsuji’s “Japanese Cooking: […]

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