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A Simple Thanksgiving Dinner

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/roast-turkey-thighs/ I am thankful for where I am, for whom I am with and for what I have.   With everything that’s happened in the last year, things might have turned out far different than they are now, especially with the recent surgery. Normally, I would have been celebrating this occasion with […]

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A post-thanksgiving menu

su cabernet chuck roast stew mo branzino shioyaki ponzu garlic sauteed spinach tu garlic olive oil inaniwa sweet italian sausage nobu roasted napa we broiled crisp skin striped bass asparagus, bordelaise th pork sparerib daikon stew fr crisp skin boneless chicken thigh baby kale, soy chicken demiglace sa Morimoto Chicken Ramen/Noodle Soup carrots, romaine, mencha

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A post surgical menu a month out

su * clear ginger clam soup * crisp roasted chicken thighs sauteed baby kale, bouchon style jus mo pan roasted pacific corvina        sauteed baby spinach tu beef stew we arctic char sauteed brussels sprouts,  keller-style sauce soubise th * morimoto snapper rice * zucchini sautee with potato and tomatoes fr cantonese chicken corn crab […]

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A pan sauce note when you only have dry herbs…..

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/asian-chicken-demiglace/ Last Sunday night, I was helping out to make a dinner of roasted crisp skin chicken thighs. I had some chicken demiglace in my refridgerator and thought I had the rest of the ingredients to make a quick pan sauce.  I didn’t.   So I ran to my copy of […]

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Sauce Soubise, Keller-Style

I recently came across a French Laundry course item from the 11 Nov 2018 menu.  That menu had an offering of Sauteed Sea Trout, Vidalia Onion Potato Relish, potato puree and ‘Sauce Soubise’.   It inspired me to consider making Chef Keller’s Sauce Soubise to pair with roasted arctic char.   But where to find the sauce […]

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On Soboro

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com: * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/morimoto-zhajiangmianza-jan-noodles-for-two/ As I had mentioned earlier, “….Growing up, my mother used to make me (乾)拌麵 “(Gan) Ban Mien” (Mand.) [“Giao Mi” (TW)] which literally means “(dry) stir noodles”. Basically, it was a ground meat sauce flavored with garlic, rice wine (read: sake), soy with whatever vegetables were on hand and thickened […]

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A first day of autumn dinner menu

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/reproducing-nobu-intercontinental-hong-kongs-sweet-corn-and-scallop-salad/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/the-reproduction-is-left-as-an-exercise-for-the-reader-trying-to-make-nobus-soy-salt/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/brussel-sprouts-arctic-char-nobu-style-revisited/ So my wife asked if I could do a cod dinner for the first day of autumn.  Thinking about the dinner, I came across a picture at Nobu Tokyo via Tripadvisor that showed a dish of cod, brussel sprouts and soy salt.  And that made me […]

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