Archive for April, 2010

Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with Pea Shoots & Orange-Sesame Emulsion

They’re baaack! Soft-shell crabs are back and the first taste of the season was phenomenal. They are so succulent and juicy they seem to be a tiny piece of the ocean itself. In this recipe i matched them with another spring staple – pea shoots simply saute  in olive oil and garlic and a reduction [...]

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Rhubarb-White Chocolate Soufflé

The markets are being flooded with fresh spring produce and i make it my personal goal to use as much as possible in the next few weeks. The latest discovery were young, tender stalks of fresh rhubarb. I love rhubarb and i can’t think of enough ways to use it but combine it with white chocolate [...]

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Asparagus Soup with Soft Poached Egg, Croûtons & Black Truffle

Perfect for the springtime, the vivid green of this soup sings of the bounty of the spring harvest and was inspired by a little food blogger outing i participated in this week-end. There were no asparagus involved but it’s the myriad of other seasonal delicacies we went out to forage ourselves that made me realize [...]

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Passion-Fruit Tofu Cheesecake

I’m sure a lot of cheesecake lovers would turn up their noses at a tofu cheesecake, and some would even go further and shun tofu as the work of the devil, while others wouldn’t hesitate to denounce me to the cheesecake security council and have me arrested. I’m resisting the pressure, friends, because i believe [...]

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Grilled Ribeye Steak with Piri-Piri & Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a kind of spicy, vinegar-laced parsley pesto, and the condiment of choice with the asado, or grilled beef of Argentina. In this version, i left out the chili and used it in the spice rub instead to let the chimichurri act more as a kool-aid for the spicy-smokey-peppery grilled ribeye. This sauce is [...]

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