How To Cure Salmon Into Gravlax

July 29, 2011

Scandinavian-style cured salmon, or gravlax, is easy to prepare at home in a day. The basic formula for gravlax looks something like this:
gravlax = raw salmon filet + sugar (white, light brown) + salt (sea, kosher) + fresh chopped herbs (dill, parsley) + ground spices (coriander, white pepper) + citrus zest (lemon, lime.

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Pan Bagnat

July 25, 2011

In my ongoing quest to create more ambitious sandwiches to take to the office, I decided to revisit the Pan Bagnat, a delicious and satisfying Niçoise invention. The best part? Unlike some sandwiches, which get soggy by the time you unwrap them, this one gets better with age.

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How To Make A Pan Bagnat

July 20, 2011

Yesterday, with the July weather here more like the South of France (hot but cool in the shade, breezy and dry) than Charleston (steamy), I was craving something Niçoise for lunch.
When that craving came to mind, I remembered an older episode of Good Eats, when Alton Brown made his version of a sandwich commonly found [...]

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Pork Tenderloin With A Mediterranean Marinade

July 3, 2011

I just got down to the North Carolina coast for the fourth of July. Tonight, I’m breaking in the grill with a marinated pork tenderloin. The marinade is inspired by Italy and southern France: I chopped together the zest of a lemon, 2 peeled cloves of garlic, and the needles from one big sprig of [...]

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Something I Learned From Lidia Bastianich

June 28, 2011

I always pick up a few good tricks when I watch Lidia Bastianich’s cooking shows. baskets Asics Pre Galaxy One of the most useful techniques I’ve learned from watching Lidia’s Italy is how to make a “hot spot” — basically an empty spot among the ingredients already in a pan — before I [...]

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Steamed Mussels

June 28, 2011

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how the recession-minded are cooking more at home. Ray Ban Goedkoop And while we love homey home-cooked dishes, air max 2017 goedkoop sometimes it’s fun to recreate restaurant favorites that you usually don’t attempt chez vous. Sac À Dos Kånken Fjällräven Take mussels. [...]

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Up With Watermelon

June 20, 2011

In case you missed the news, watermelon could save your sex life. The fruit is high in citrulline, a nutrient which — when converted into other amino acids — has some of the same effects on the body as Viagra does. Though some citrulline is found in the flesh, most of the nutrients are confined [...]

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Chile-Braised Pork Nachos With Cilantro And Lime

June 17, 2011

Over the weekend I picked up a few things from my favorite international food market — cubed pork shoulder, corn and flour tortillas, dried and fresh chiles, onions, garlic — not exactly sure what I’d do with them. When I got home, after going through a few cookbooks, I decided to braise the pork [...]

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How To Prep Radishes

June 16, 2011

A bunch of radishes may look daunting for the uninitiated, but the subject of this week’s Root Source is actually one of the quickest and easiest vegetables to prepare. nike air max 2016 goedkoop How you do so depends on the radish variety you choose, and on how (and whether you plan to [...]

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What’s a spice paste good for?

June 16, 2011

You want to add some flavor to a cut of meat. Why use a spice paste over a marinade? First of all, nike tn homme you need time to marinate, time you may not have unless you’ve planned things in advance. Because a spice paste clings to the meat and forms a crust [...]

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