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Signature Sesame Chicken from Octopus serves two Ingredients Chicken and marinade: 8 oz sake ƒ16 oz soy sauce 16 oz white sugar 2 eggs 8 oz sesame seeds 2 tsp black pepper ƒ 2 oz fresh ginger 6 cloves fresh garlic 2 ea chicken leg and thigh, skin removed, and cut into 1-inch pieces Tempura batter: 16 oz tempura powder ... Read More »

Layered Seafood Cocktail

from Executive Chef Mason Trapp of Sandy's

serves four Ingredients Sweet Thai chile orange sauce: 6 oz sweet Thai chile sauce 3 oz orange juice concentrate 2 oz sugar Seafood cocktail: 1 English or Japanese cucumber, thinly sliced 1-1/4 lb local lobster 4 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 avocado, diced 1 oz microgreens or field greens 1/2 oz Daikon sprouts 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds olive ... Read More »

Corned Piedmontese Beef Tongue

from Executive Chef David Coleman of Chianina Steakhouse

serves six Ingredients 2 qts water 1 c kosher salt 1/2 c brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp black peppercorns 8 whole cloves 8 whole allspice berries 10 whole juniper berries 2 bay leaves, crumbled 1/2 tsp ground ginger 2 lbs ice 1 beef tongue, outer skin removed Method Place the ... Read More »

French-American Apple Turnover

from Executive Chef Katie Sutton of Mimi's Café

makes 12            Ingredients 4 Granny Smith apples 1/2 c dark brown sugar 2 Tbsp all purpose flour 1 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed but keep very cold 1 egg 1 Tbsp water Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and dice apples into 1/4-inch pieces. Place in a large mixing ... Read More »

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

from Executive Chef Isidro Zuniga of Pandor Boulangerie & Café

  serves one Ingredients Hollandaise sauce: 4 large egg yolks 1 lb melted unsalted butter 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp Tabasco 3 oz warm water Eggs Benedict: 5 oz seasoned potatoes, cooked 1 ciabatta roll, halved and toasted 3 oz smoked salmon 2 organic eggs, poached 3 asparagus spears, cooked 3 oz hollandaise sauce ... Read More »

Remembering Charlie Trotter (1959 – 2013)

DiningOut memorializes the great Chicago chef

By Maya Silver | Editor Many aspiring chefs pay their dues (literally) by attending culinary school to lay down a proper educational foundation. What did Charlie Trotter do to prepare for a culinary career? The self-taught chef took a year off from college to read as many books as possible, many of which were cookbooks. This led to the launch ... Read More »

Christopher Kimball Illustrated

The Isaac Newton of the kitchen talks dining in, dining out, and mock turtle soup

By Maya Silver | Editor There has long raged a debate as to whether cooking is, at its heart, a science or an art. For Christopher Kimball, founding father of the Cook’s Illustrated kingdom, the answer is clear as clarified butter. Kimball has devoted himself to using scientific analysis to perfect recipes, techniques, and even product selection. Kimball’s vision is ... Read More »

Four Score and Seven Meals Ago …

The dish on President Lincoln

 By Maya Silver | Editor  “My childhood’s home I see again, And sadden with the view … The very spot where grew the bread That formed my bones, I see. How strange, old field, on thee to tread, And feel I’m part of thee!” —Abraham Lincoln, 1846 It all began in a one-room cabin in Indiana that served as a ... Read More »

White Chocolate Salmon

from Executive Chef Eddie Meza of Anaheim White House Restaurant

Anaheim White House

  serves two Ingredients Salmon: 1/2 gal water 1 small carrot, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz salt 16 oz fresh salmon White chocolate mashed potatoes: 1 lb russet potatoes, cleaned and peeled 4 oz white chocolate 2 oz unsalted butter pinch salt Citrus sauce: 4 oz unsalted butter 1 shallot, diced 1/2 c orange liqueur ... Read More »

Pistachio-Encrusted Halibut

from Chef Chris Tzorin of Savannah Chop House

Savannah Chop House

serves four Ingredients Papaya relish: 1 large papaya 1/4 red bell pepper 1/4 green bell pepper 1 jalapeño 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1-1/2 tsp fresh lime juice 1-1/2 tsp orange juice 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes Halibut: 1 c chopped pistachios 1 c coarse breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 ... Read More »