Have you ever listened to the sounds you’re making when you’re cooking? I mean, have you really, really heard them? I heard a symphony when I made these Spicy Shrimp with Mango Lime Salsa.
We all have it; a culinary comfort zone. Yep, chefs do too. And I stepped out of it and made this light and green Cucumber Apple Tartare with Mackerel.
It was worth it!
Put in the corner. And a bit ashamed about that. That’s how I felt.
But I didn’t grumble long about it. Took it as a lesson and celebrated my new knowledge with this recipe for In paper steamed Halibut with watercress sauce.
One plus one is … this recipe for stir fried Brussels sprouts with anchovies.
Sometimes the hardest thing about cooking seems to be answering the question ‘What to eat?’. After going back and forth between some options somehow paella escaped my mouth. This Spicy seafood paella with bell pepper and peas!
I don’t know if it was written in the stars, but last Saturday turned out to have Japanese ‘feel’ although I didn’t ate any Japanese food. I saved that for my first experiments with hot pot today. Playing with some leftovers, I invented a recipe for Japanese escarole and tofu hot pot with udon noodles.