preserved fish

Umami Lovers Salad

Ingredients: 4 oz smoked salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces 8 oz watercress 2 roasted beets, sliced 2 6 1/2 minute eggs, halved 3/4 lb thin asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into coins dressing: 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

Spaghetti with Sardines, Asparagus and Capers

Ingredients: 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 onion, sliced into half moons 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 2-3 tablespoons nonpareil capers 2 4.4-oz canned sardines in oil, drained juice and zest of one lemon 3/4 lb spaghetti 2/3 (loose) cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Parmesan for […]

Steak and Smoked Oyster Pie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup caramelized onions* 1 celery stalk, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 parsnips, diced 8 oz crimini mushrooms 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tins (3.75 oz, each) smoked oysters, drained 2 1/2 lb stew meat superfine flour (like Wondra) 2 cups beef stock 1 sheet frozen puff […]

How-to: Sweet & Savory Blue Cheese Boards

You can’t beat a cheese board for holiday entertaining! Litehouse approached me to create a cheese board using their center cut cheese, which is cut from the center of a cheese wheel that has been aged 100 days,  and I jumped at the chance. I love having snacks for dinner and assembling […]

BLT Tuna Salad, Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained 2-3 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/2 tablespoon tahini paste* 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise to serve: 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced into wedges 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, thinly […]

“Everything Bagel” Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthwise for the filling: 12 yolks 3 tablespoons-1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard sea salt freshly ground black pepper “everything” seasoning mix: 1 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion 1 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced garlic 1 teaspoon  mixed […]

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb salt cod 2 1/1 lb Russet potatoes, peeled 1 large or 2 medium onions, sliced into 1/4 inch half moons 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1/3 cup black olives Directions: 2-3 days before you want to make the dish, place the cod […]

Portuguese Style Tuna Salad

Ingredients: 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained 1 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Yukon Gold) 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1/2 red onion, diced 1/3 cup Kalamata olives in oil, drained 12 oz good quality canned tuna (drained if in water–see thoughts) 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil […]