Archive for December, 2016

Christmas Omakase At Home 2016

Previously, on * * * * * * * So at long last, my last major dinner of the year was here.  And what a whirlwind of preparation it was to get there.  I started making the cones a couple of days before the dinner and wiped […]

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Roasted Carrot Salad With Curry Aigre-Doux

While trying to find inspiration for my Christmas meal ‘salad course’, I came across a dish listing at – and in particular, it was the salad dish described as:  Sweet Carrot Salad, Young Onions, Candied Walnuts and Pea Tendrils with Madras Curry “Aigre-Doux”. So I thought, why couldn’t I make a simple melange of […]

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Monkfish With Iron Chef Sakai Tomato Oil Sauce

During the planning for my Christmas meal, I was wondering what to do about a seafood course.  At one point I had considered lobster.  But given the time constraints of what I had in mind, I went from lobster with sauce americaine, to Iron Chef Sakai’s Seaweed Steamed Lobster to his Seaweed Steamed Snapper With […]

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Thanksgiving Omakase At Home 2016

Previously, on – * * * * Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men…. So when I got down to my parent’s home, I discovered a bunch of unexpected surprises. I got requested to add more vegetables to the holiday meal.  So for the opening appetizer, I swapped […]

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