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A quick note on hazelnuts

So I recently had dinner@Legal Seafood Chestnut Hill.  A side dish accompanying my arctic char caught my interest – string beans with Wisconsin soft goat cheese and hazelnuts.  What got my attention was how well the hazelnuts paired with the string beans.  Now of course, there’s the classic string beans almondine; so I figured this […]

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Stretched ‘Grilled’ Shrimp (nobashi ebi yaki)

I’d been wondering for a long time about how shrimp is stretched for tempura, but in particular for grilling as done for the Nobu recipes. Tsuji discusses the topic on p.237,238 of Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art about making a series of horizontal cuts across the shrimp belly and then tapping the back with the back […]

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On Soba Broths/Dipping Sauces

Recently, my wife asked about making a soba soup for lunch one day.  On thinking about the problem, I thought about the times I had nabeyaki udon at restaurants.  If memory serves (with respect to Chairman Kaga), it seems that the versions of nabeyaki udon that I preferred were savory and not sweet.  This occurred […]

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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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Ingredient Alert From Eataly, Boston

Fresh Langoustine! Grated/Powdered Bottarga Whole Bottarga  

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