Green Curry Chicken Stew

Green Curry Chicken Stew

Ingredients3 Cups Water2 Onions Diced 8 Jalapenos Diced 1 Red Pepper Diced 1 Quart Chicken Stock4 Cans Coconut Milk (1600ml) 1 Whole Chicken Breast (both breasts with skin and bones) 4 Chicken Thighs (bone and skin) 1 Bunch Basil1 Bunch Cilantro1 Bunch Scallions2 Tablespoons Lemongrass Paste7 Cloves Garlic2 Thumb Sized Chunks Ginger1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Tablespoon…

Squid and Sausage Fusilli

Squid and Sausage Fusilli

Seafood and sausage is always a tasty pairing. After playing around with squid cooking times and noticing that it can be tender after 3 minutes or 40 minutes, but nowhere in between, I really wanted to make a hearty tomato sauce with chopped up squid that was cooked slow and low. I decided to mix in sausage, but otherwise make it like a normal tomato sauce. I loved how this came out. The squid had a perfect texture that was super tender with just a slight rubbery bite that gave the whole dish a nice chew. The flavor combo of tomato sausage and squid with a little banana pepper thrown in is really something special and some chopped up hazelnut and meyer lemon zest on top brought everything together in a nice way.

Romesco Udon With Tofuballs

Romesco Udon With Tofuballs

I saw this cool technique for making a veggie burger on Diners Drive-ins and Dives where instead of pressing the tofu before frying it, the chef pressed the tofu right on the grill. I knew I had to try this and the first attempt was making these veggie “meatballs”. When you press the tofu right on the grill you save a million paper towels, and you can just sort of leave it there and forget about it. It takes about an hour on a med-low temp and you only have to flip it once. The result is a really nice chewy tofu that adds a great texture to any vegetarian meat replacement. I served these tofu-balls with udon noodles and zucchini tossed in a simple romesco sauce.

Flank Sandwich

Flank Sandwich

Last Friday, Mandi was away and I had a friend coming over
to play Mario Kart before we headed out for the night.  I wanted to throw something simple on the
grill, but I also wanted something awesome. 
Not just a steak or burger, something a little different.  The idea hit me at about 3pm out of nowhere
and I ran with it.