Articles posted in ‘Fusion’

Spicy Tequila Shrimp

Friday, March 13, 2009

Serving appetizers on endive leaves is great. It’s nature’s edible serving spoon. Less clean up and you get more veggies in. With the exception of my father, who picks all vegetables out of everything, everyone else loved this appetizer. Well, even he loved it as soon as we gave him permission to eat it without […]

Tequila-Guajillo Bar Snack

Thursday, March 5, 2009

We spent a week in Mexico and the main item we brought back was tequila and lots of it! We didn’t go to many bars, but we did spend time in a bar in Mexico and sadly they didn’t have a bar snack.

Salt and Pepper Skate

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lon had this idea for cutting skate into strips because it looks like nature intended for us to do so. See the lines already marked for you? (I cut them at every other line.)

I decided it would be perfect for a simple Chinese preparation, Salt & Pepper style. I’ve never had skate in a […]

African-Style Stewed Skate

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jessica chose a Moroccan dish to prepare for Sophia & Justin last night. We had picked up a large skate wing (about 1.75 pounds) in Chinatown without deciding what to do with it. So when she asked me to figure out what to do, I decided to stick with with the continental […]

Scallop Pancakes

Thursday, February 12, 2009

These little seafood pancakes were inspired by a recipe I saw Jacques Pepin cook up; if you didn’t know already, that guy is my cooking hero. I put a bit of an Oriental spin on them and they came out almost like Korean seafood pancakes, which we love. I’m not sure this is […]

Bacon-Wrapped Tiger Prawns over Slaw

Monday, February 9, 2009

Justin really enjoyed the Bacon-Wrapped Scallops last month, so for his birthday (another post with more about his birthday dinner coming up), we had to improve upon those! We picked up some plump tiger prawns and got to work. Our plan was to wrap them in thin bacon, and deep fry them with […]

Shrimp Ceviche of No Origin

Monday, February 2, 2009

Whenever I hear about ceviches, people are always talking about the ceviches of their homeland, Argentina, Peru, Chile. Everyone will proudly back-up theirs as the best. With the ingredients I had, like lime, cilantro, red onion, etc, I naturally thought of ceviche, but I also had some pomelo, and I just desperately wanted to include […]

Grilled Turkish Spiced Meatballs

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We had some lamb leftover in the fridge and Jessica suggested experimenting. Since we also had some pita in the fridge, I went with a Turkish theme. Online I had seen a suggesting to interlace piece of bacon in lamb to get a similar effect to shwarma, seemed like a good enough idea. […]

Lazy Chicken Sausage Soup

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lon and I aren’t feeling that great today so we didn’t want to go buy groceries. We didn’t want to spend a lot of time cooking. So this is what we got, Lazy Chicken Sausage Soup. It’s made with all things we had and takes a max of 10 minutes to make, and tastes quite […]

Quail Egg and Bacon Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

Friday, December 5, 2008

I saw these quail eggs at the Chinese supermarket and they were so cute, I couldn’t resist. You can treat them similarly to chicken eggs. Just adjust cooking time because they’re much smaller. To hard-boil the quail eggs (without getting the green tinge), dunk them in boiling water for 3 minutes, rinse with cold water, […]