Baked Alaskan Cod

Aug 17, 2011 by

Last night I invited a friend over to try out a new recipe and I think it turned out really well. I got the idea from a combination of different recipes I’ve tried in the past and a few techniques I’ve never attempted. Here’s the complete recipe as best as I can remember it: Seared and Baked Alaskan Cod with a Sour Cream/Horseradish Aioli and Panko, Sage and Turkey Bacon Crust Ingredients – 2 6-oz Cod Filets Salt Pepper 2 Tbls olive oil 1/4 cup Sour Cream 1/4 cup horseradish 2 Tbls Dijon mustard Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lemon Panko bread crumbs 2 slices Turkey Bacon (cooked, patted dry, and chopped) 1 Tbls Sage Flat parsley Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Start the sour cream mixture by whisking it with the mustard,...

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Aug 10, 2011 by

Two weeks ago Saturday I had the privilege of cooking for a group of folks at a friend’s house, which came with a few perks. It wasn’t the first time I’ve cooked at another person’s house, but usually I know almost everyone at the table. This time, I only knew the host & hostess, Kumar & Jill, who I met through Angela (who usually helps me in the kitchen), and Angela herself was in attendance. There were a total of 16 guests, so that means it was the first Kamikaze Chef dinner for 14 new people! Very exciting! I also had the pleasure of working in their gorgeous kitchen. If I could build my own kitchen, it would be modeled after this one. To top things off, my amazing friend and professional photographer, Melissa...

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Sushi Making Class

Aug 2, 2011 by

On the heels of my Year Anniversary dinner, a few friends suggested I teach them how to make their own sushi. So, last night, I hosted a small group at my place and had all the ingredients to make fresh sushi! From one of my local Japanese food markets, I purchased sashimi-grade tuna and salmon, as well as a filet of eel and tamago (smelt roe). Additionally, I prepared some spicy mayo by combining Japanese mayo (Kewpie) and sriracha hot sauce. After leading them through the first roll, we set off to create some pretty fantastic rolls. Here are a few good shots:             I will definitely do this again! Let me know who wants to come to the next...

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