Steak And Morimoto Tangy/BBQ Sauce

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ (21 Dec 2009) I recently had an omakase dinner at Morimoto NYC (21 Dec 2016) and picked up a copy of Iron Chef Morimoto’s new book Mastering The Art Of Japanese Home Cooking.  On pgs 146/147 was the recipe Hambagu – Japanese Style Hamburger With Tangy Sauce.  The recipe […]

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Christmas Omakase At Home 2016

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/6759/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/thanksgiving-omakase-at-home-2016/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/wonton-cornetscones/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/on-appetizer-soups/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/roasted-carrot-salad-with-curry-aigre-doux/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/monkfish-with-iron-chef-sakai-tomato-oil-sauce/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/red-wine-braised-short-ribs-with-root-vegetables/ 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 https://epicures.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/per-se-nyc-3/ – 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 tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/thanksgiving-omakase-at-home-2015/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/engagement-anniversary-omakase-at-home-2012/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/pumpkinkabocha-soup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/thanksgiving-fried-apple-pie 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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Thanksgiving Fried Apple Pie

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/momofuku-apple-pie-filling-part-2/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/momofuku-apple-pie-filling-part-1/ …and so I finally arrived at a point where I could make sure I could make the dessert for my Thanksgiving dinner this year. The only thing left now was try to assemble, cook and plate the dessert. While I knew I was going to pair ginger […]

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Momofuku Apple Pie Filling: Part 2

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/momofuku-apple-pie-filling-part-1/ So now that I knew how to make apple cider jelly, I decided to make a microbatch of the apple compote for Chef Christina Tosi’s Fried Apple Pie recipe in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku (p. 289-293). For the compote 1 empire/braeburn peeled, cored, coarsely chopped (medium fined dice) 1/8 […]

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