5 Stars · Duck · Eurodelices - Dine with Europe's Master Chefs

Duck with Madeira and Ham

It’s finally cooled down enough to turn the oven back on. The new roof is done. New fascia is up and painted. Cracks have been sealed…and we are so glad that September and our house project is over. We ate horribly this past month. We were just too exhausted doing as much as we could… Continue reading Duck with Madeira and Ham

5 Stars · Fish · Fish Butter/Sauce · Flying Pans: Two Chef's, One World · Grill

California Sheephead and Tangerine Butter.

We’ve been wanting to hit San Diego’s “Tuna Harbor Dockside Market” since it opened but never have found the time. This weekend proved how much we have been missing out and especially how competitive their prices are. The market runs on Saturdays from 8am till Noon on the dock where the remnants of the once… Continue reading California Sheephead and Tangerine Butter.

Fassoulia Beans · Mediterranean

Falafel Sandwich with Awesome Fava Beans

Box and canned meal alert. We really like Knor’s Falafel mix for a quick dinner. It’s so easy and hits all the boxes when we are after that fix and perfect for warm summer nights. We usually serve them with our favorite tzatziki sauce but tonight we made a quick aioli which worked beautifully as… Continue reading Falafel Sandwich with Awesome Fava Beans

4 Stars · Fish · Fish Butter/Sauce · Grill · Nigel Slater - The Guardian

Grilled Halibut with a Crab Shell and Halibut Morsel Cream Sauce. 

This rocked. I haven’t done Halibut on the grill for what seems like forever….actually any fish directly on the grill for that matter. The Lodge Cast Iron Pans have taken over for cooking fish outdoors on the grill. The poor neglected grill grates have little if any memory of fish directly on them. After tonight’s… Continue reading Grilled Halibut with a Crab Shell and Halibut Morsel Cream Sauce. 

4 Stars · Asian · Chicken Breast · Grill · Grilled Chicken Breast · New York Times Cooking · Teriyaki Chicken

What happened to July?  

July just flew by, and for the most part, was quite the bust dinner wise. San Diego had a miserably humid July and the kitchen was just plain unpleasant to be in. We didn’t want to turn on the oven, we didn’t want to prep much, but mostly we really didn’t want to even be… Continue reading What happened to July?  

4 Stars · Asian · Food and Wine Magazine · John Besh · Shrimp

Shrimp Banh Mi Sliders

This year we decided to ditch the rib cook off we normally do on the 4th of July for something a bit more laid back and casual. We all decided it was slider time. Still quite quintessential Americana and a nice respite to allow us relax and enjoy a Tuesday celebration. Four different versions were… Continue reading Shrimp Banh Mi Sliders

5 Stars · Francis Mallmann · Grill · Pork Tenderloin · Seven Fires - Grilling the Argentine Way

Pork Tenderloin Argentinian Style with Orange Confit

The first time I did this recipe I placed the tenderloins directly on the grates over the coals. It looks like I mentioned that the pork needed a jus and I assume the juices were lost to the fire. This time I followed the cooking method and used a large cast iron pan over the… Continue reading Pork Tenderloin Argentinian Style with Orange Confit