Archive for the 'Seafood' Category

Shrimp & Grits with Bacon, Smoked Paprika & Aged Manchego

Confession: I’ve never had shrimp & grits before. So i was even more surprised to be craving it over the holidays. How can you crave something you’ve never even tasted? I took some liberties that would horrify even Paula Deen with this classic Southern dish and adapted it to my half-Spaniard taste buds using aged […]


Homemade Linguine with Clams & Chorizo

When life gets hectic and stressful (and believe me, it does even for a zen chef), there are a few things that i found to be therapeutic and they include doing the dishes, baking and making pasta from scratch. Everything else related to cooking i classify under ‘work’. And there’s plenty of work these days […]


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 […]


Kumamoto Oyster Cream & Pearls

Sometimes i find a photo of a dish in a book or magazine that inspires me and i instantly feel the need to make a version of it – which i admit – always end up in my stomach, but it’s almost if i am more interested in the creative process than the act of […]


Lobster Mac & Cheese

If you’ve been dreaming about a dish where the essence of fresh lobster is extracted, squeezed and concentrated into one delicious gratin, well… you can wake up now. I’m gonna show you how. Let me clarify first that we are not talking about the abomination of folding lobster meat into mac and cheese here. We’re […]