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FFwD: (Almost) Sardine Rillettes

Oh….I tried for this French Fridays with Dorie. I really, really did. I bought sardines. I brought them home. I opened the can. I was not freaked out by the little skin-still-on, headless bodies. No. I took one out and scraped the skin off and was going to take the bones out and then […]

Fennel-Crusted Tuna with Lemon Aïoli Over Couscous

I think this is one of my new favorite tuna meals. It can be served warm or cold, making it a perfect meal year-round. Since we are still a little cold out, I opted for warm, but you could just as easily making everything earlier in the day (up to actually slicing the tuna), […]

Miso-Ginger Clam Chowder with Cilantro Oil

This…was really good. I feel like I had to futz with it a little bit to get it where I wanted it, but once I did, it was awesome. I added ginger and a little fish sauce. Also a drop or two of chili oil for garnish. When making this, use the basic recipe […]

FFwD: Mussels (and Shrimp) and Chorizo with Pasta

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie involved mussels, which I am not always a huge fan of (although the mussels at Place Pigalle in Seattle are unbelievably delicious), but generally, aside from those, I can take or leave mussels. That being the case, I used about 1/2 pound mussels and a 1/2 pound shrimp […]

Mediterranean Tuna Melt

While growing up, a tuna melt was one of my go-to, out to eat meals. Through the years, I’ve been guilty of mixing up some tuna salad, slathering it on an English muffin and melting copious amounts of cheddar cheese on it and calling it dinner. Bonus: A pretty quick dinner at that! Now, […]