Poor Man’s Crab Meat Risotto – Kani Kama Risotto

> > Residing  close to Hialeah means one can buy a lot of goodies by the roadside from “flying vendors”, who sell anything from the trunk of their cars, – electronics, Christmas decorations, clothes, steaks, flowers, fruit, churros, plants, mani, limes, and of course, “fresh seafood”. I suspect that most of this stuff comes from […]

Steamed Cod Filet With Red Beet Risotto And Sugar Peas

> > Risotto  is such a delicious, easy preparation of rice that I am amazed it does not show up more frequently in homes and restaurants. Maybe because it has a stigma of being difficult to prepare and labor intensive, which is far from being the truth. While it does take time to prep and simmer […]

Smoked Salmon And Vodka Risotto

> > I was lusting for this the whole morning, so I decided to have an early lunch today at 11.00 am. What a great dish to celebrate a lazy Sunday with 🙂 Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > > > > > > > > > > > Dear […]

East Meets West – Sauteed Beef With Bok Choy, Onions And Potatoes In Hoisin Sauce

> I could  have named this dish “Chinese Beef Stir Fry With Vegetables”, and it would also be absolutely correct. However, I named it  “Sautéed Beef With Bok Choy, Onions And Potatoes In Hoi Sin Sauce”, because I wanted to emphasize the fact that naming a dish that one creates, even if similar recipes exist, leaves one free […]

Can A Classical Dish Be Altered If The Name Clearly Indicates That The Dish Is ” In The Style Of… “

. . Dear Friend’s, Below find a few recent comment’s by passionate and no doubt competent chef’s. Some apparently look at thing’s more flexible then others, some might understand the context of a specific situation better than others (in this case, a lighthearted, food loving Blog by a chef who has probably seen it all […]

” Arroz Caldo “

Tonight’s Pinoy Dinner : Arroz Caldo Arroz Caldo (literally translated as warm rice) is a type of congee (or lugaw) that in texture and apparence somehow resembles risotto. Though this dish is of Chinese origin, the (new) name was actually given by the Spaniards because of pronunciation issues. Suggested condiments : Safflower (wild saffron),toasted garlic, calamansi, scallions raw egg yolk, hard boiled egg are […]