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Zesty Chili Butter

Here’s a Flavored Butter You Won’t Soon Forget. I’ve seen Calabrian chili butter around for awhile, but had never tried it. After getting my hands on some good Calabrian chilies packed in oil * I decided to put my own spin on it and make up a batch as I imagined I’d like it to […]

Kimchi-Inspired Perilla Leaves

These Marinated Herbal Leaves Really Elevate a Plain Bowl of Rice. I don’t know if you’ve ever tasted perilla leaves. They’re big leaves that taste similar to mint and basil, but have a decidedly more intense and grassy flavor that also reminds me of deeply flavored spices. I bought these for the first time a […]

Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Orange Sauce

Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Orange Sauce

Quick and Easy, but Packs an Explosion of Flavor. I got to thinking about shrimp fra diavolo. When it’s good, it’s really good, but I’ve had more than my share of mediocre renditions. So, I set about making a shrimp dish with that recipe in mind, but ended up going off on a completely different […]

Braised Oxtails with Salty Orange Cream

Braised Oxtails with Salty Orange Cream

Elegant and Rich, but Surprisingly Vibrant. I’m not fond of a lot of braised meat recipes as I find most of them to be too umami packed for my taste. As much as I enjoy the tender unctious meat, the sauce usually runs too rich for me and after a couple of bites I’m done. […]