Philly Roll Cheesesteak

Philly Roll Cheesesteak

A cheesesteak inspired by a philly sushi roll with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and nori mixed into the steak.

Bagel Burger Sliders

Bagel Burger Sliders

Mini bagels topped with cream cheese, chives, smoked salmon, cucumbers, and a cheeseburger!

Salmon Gnocchi in a Creamy Pea Sauce

Salmon Gnocchi in a Creamy Pea Sauce

If I was running a diner a couple decades ago, I would probably call these “salmon croquettes”. If I was running a fancy modern american place I might call them “salmon-potato dice” cause they have the fun square shape. I think salmon gnocchi is a good name for them though. This recipe is inspired by the old school salmon and pea pasta, and also by the upcoming spring when fresh peas will soon be available.

Saltala-Maki Roll

Saltala-Maki Roll

While watching a late season Red Sox game on ESPN a few weeks ago, I noticed that one of my favorite announcers John Kruk seemed to be having trouble with Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s last name. He kept calling him Saltamaki, and all I could think was mmm sounds like a nice sushi roll. When setting out to make the Saltala-Maki Roll, I was first thinking salt cod, but I couldn’t formulate it into something that wasn’t either A. bacalao fritters, or B. disgusting. I kind of got stuck on it for a few days, until I decided to switch the focus onto something else really salty. Once I thought of using potato chips, the whole thing came together perfectly!  I’m thrilled to have the Sox back in the Postseason this year as I live only a few blocks from Fenway.  There is nothing like the excitement in my neighborhood on game day!   And I even have tickets to game 2 this Sunday night. Go Sox!