Waffles stuffed with all the ingredients of a Cubano Sandwich – ham, pork, pickles, and cheese, and served with a dijon maple syrup.
A Thanksgiving stuffing loaded with ham, pork, pickles, swiss, and mustard. All the ingredients of a Cubano Sandwich.
Crispy baked chicken wings tossed in a glaze based on the classic negroni cocktail and topped with candied orange peel.
Spicy grilled octopus stuffed in a steamed bun with cucumber, cilantro, and pickled carrots.
I guess it is a little bit gratuitous to remove mussels from their shells for a recipe. I mean, they taste amazing in the shell and it is sort of a fun game to eat them, and on top of that the broth with a nice crusty piece of bread can be nectar of the gods when done right. While it was fun to try this recipe, I probably won’t be taking mussels out of their shells for a recipe again. These tacos were really great, don’t get me wrong, but it is just a lot of pointless added effort when I would be happy to just crack a beer and go to town on a pile of mussels. If you made these on a smaller scale as mini taco apps I think it would be more worth the effort.
Last year there was some rumblings that Top Chef might end up on Boston this season. Unfortunately this didn’t turn out to be true, but us Bostonians did get one pretty nice consolation, and her name is Kristen Kish. Kristen is a local chef that has been killing it on the show this season. She ended up getting kicked off a little prematurely, but then fought her way back into the competition by beating people week after week on Last Chance Kitchen. This coming Wednesday is the finale, and Kristen only has one more Chef to beat to win the whole thing. I had a few friends over this past week to watch the previous episode, and we ate a this meal that was inspired by the dish that got Kristen back into the competition.
The salsa of the month at Cafe Burrito in December is Pomegranate-Orange. The flavor and texture of this salsa is like none I have ever tasted before. The way the seeds pop in your mouth while you munch on a burrito is really a unique sensation! If you wanna try it, you better come in soon, because the distributor told me pomegranate season ends early this year and they don’t expect to have them in stock after Christmas.
Ripe summer veggies in a ceviche with fresh white fish. Serve it with bread.
A recipe inspired by the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode The Shrimp Incident.