These are a few of my favorite things…

So my wife and I were thinking about what we have on ‘heavy rotation’ for dinner items, and this is what we had decided that we make with some regularity (in no particular order) – * Crisp Roasted Boned Chicken Thigh, sauteed baby kale, onion chicken jus * Red Braised Pork On Morimoto Congee * […]

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Thinking about watercress

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/watercress-appetizer-soup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/lobster-and-nobu-watercress-dressing/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/ron-siegels-salmon-on-shrimp-ravioli-watercress-puree-and-espelette-oil/ I recently caught an on-demand viewing of Iron Chef Gauntlet.  In the cook-off portion of the episode, one of the items presented was spanish mackerel with parsley/tarragon puree.  This made me run to my copy of The Flavor Bible.  Upon inspection, parsley wasn’t the only […]

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A Spring 2018 Week Menu

Su Michiba-style Steak roasted broccoli, carrors, pearl onions, roasted garlic, Michiba tare Mo Ripert-style Seared Cod wilted spinach, soy ginger vinaigrette Tu Pork Rib Daikon Stew We Nobu Shellfish Buckwheat Risotto steamed king crab, seared shrimp, mixed mushrooms Quick Napa sauteee long horn red chili Th Chinese Dumplings In Broth romaine, soy, sesame oil Fr […]

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Morimoto Castella/Kasutera

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ Recently, my wife started reminiscing about an offering from Iron Chef Morimoto’s NYC restaurant.  That item, from the omakase menu was the castella that was served during the nigiri course.   As it turns out, it’s also offered on the nigiri portion of the dinner menu at the restaurant.  After […]

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Nobu Style Oven Roasted Portobello/Shiitake/Himematsutake

So for this past Tuesday, my wife and I were trying to come up with a quick simple dinner. We settled on flaked salmon fried rice with spinach and corn.  Yet, there was something lacking.  After some thought, we scoured Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook and decided on his Oven-Roasted Portobello With Wasabi Salsa (p. 84).  Unfortunately, […]

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A note on salt and soy sauce salinity ‘equivalence’

My wife recently asked the question, “if I just wanted salt instead of soy sauce in the recent ‘Steamed’ Clams With Ginger And Garlic, how much salt would you have to use?”.   It seemed to me that was more of a question of salinity.  Looking up some information on the web suggested 1/4 t of […]

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Nobu West Steamed Clams With Ginger And Garlic

My wife loves clams My wife loves pasta My wife loves vongole So this past weekend my wife and I were thinking about what to make for a weekend supper and she wondered aloud if we could make a kind of vongole.   Nobu West had a dish that claimed that “you can use this method […]

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