Archive for the 'Fish' Category

Salmon Tartare Cornets with Sweet Red Onion Crème Fraîche

I think I could live on bite-sized food alone. I don’t know if it’s because you get to enjoy a wide variety of food without the formality of a sit down dinner or the fact you can have your own portable feast while hiding in a corner, but something makes amuse-bouche really appealing to me. […]


Morimoto Tuna Pizza

I haven’t been to Morimoto in a while but I remember one of the best appetizers I tried was a “tuna pizza” with tuna sashimi, jalapeño, red onion, olives and an anchovy aioli atop a crisp, thin flour tortilla. Rather to go back and pay the hefty price I figured out how to make it […]


Black Sea Bass “en croûte” with Aromatic Vegetables & Mousseline Sauce

This is a departure from my usual bright, voluntarily overexposed photography. Today I decided to join the dark side with a pitch black background largely inspired by the photography in Modernist Cuisine. It’s kind of fun, I think. I bought a black sea bass, one of my favorite fish, and prepared this dish in less […]


Sea urchin, cauliflower mousseline, lobster gelée & trout roe

I had a dish a few years ago at Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant in Hong Kong which consisted of a layer of smooth cauliflower mousseline with a jellified beet consommé and thinly sliced marinaded scallop, not only the contrasting colors were visually striking but I still remember vividly the perfect harmony of the dish. It had […]


Tuna Tartare & Scallop Crudo with Pink Peppercorn & Spring “Salad”

If you can’t decide between a tartare, a crudo or a salad to start your meal, i’ve got the perfect dish for you. It starts with a layer of finely chopped tuna tartare, if you have access to o-toro or any fatty cut of tuna by all cost use it, you won’t be disappointed. Thinly […]