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OK, Food & Wine…

We once had a party and recreated a version of Borough Market from London in our back yard in DC. Shortly thereafter Ina Garten popped up where? Borough Market. OK, so maybe a coincidence. But look above at the February 2021 cover of Food & Wine and look below at what we have been crackin away at all winter long….

Skirt Steak Fried Dumplings

One of most popular recipes is the amazingly delicious marinated skirt steak, a creation of our dear friend Wesley Maloney. There is that rare occasion when we have some left overs and one left-over recipe is to add even more flavor to it and make blow your mind kind of fried dumplings. Ingredients 3 cupsContinue Reading

Fried Short Rib Dumplings

The greatest thing about dumplings is that you can make them with just about anything. The dough is easy to make, or you can buy dumpling wrappers at Asian specialty stores, on-line, or sometimes at a larger grocery store. Our short rib recipe takes a lot of time and effort, so we always double orContinue Reading

Sausage Rangoon Wontons

These are a “take them by surprise” spectacular appetizer to greet guests with. What can go wrong with cheese and sausages deep fried and topped with a ponzu & white truffle (oil) aioli? You can make them fairly quickly before guests arrive, give them a quick hot oil bath, and let rest for 5 minutesContinue Reading

Matsuhisa Martini

Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is the mastermind Japanese celebrity chef who created amazing dishes fusing traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian ingredients. His restaurants span the globe and for good reason, the food is excellent. His restaurant in Malibu is one of the best dining experiences, in cuisine, atmosphere, and views. Having a cocktail out on theContinue Reading

Jim Yum Soup

This variation of the wildly popular Thai Tom Yum Soup was driven by the lack of access to Asian specialty stores. We tinkered with this many times and used what was available at local grocery stores, and I think the end result was excellent. Ingredients 2 quarts of homemade chicken stock 1/4 cup soy sauceContinue Reading

Tuna Tacos

Friends on the island put together an amazing dinner that kicked off with the best martini I have had in a long time. Almost too good, to be frank. The star of the night was a tuna pizza that was filled with flavor and texture that made it a truly spectacular entrΓ©e. No one knowsContinue Reading

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