Saffron Risotto

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Saffron Risotto

This risotto is characterized by the gold hue and flavor from the threads of saffron. Threads of the red spice are beautiful but they are also quite expensive.

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Osso Buco with Gremolata

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Osso Buco with Gremolata

This classic Milanese dish is made up of braised veal shanks in a white wine and tomato-based sauce that is served over a bed of saffron risotto and gremolata.

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Crispy Blackened Steelhead Trout with Cilantro Cream Sauce

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Crispy Blackened Steelhead Trout with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Steelhead is a great alternative to salmon because it tastes very similar (just a bit more mild) and it’s a more sustainable option.  It’s an easy swap and can be found at many grocery stores or fish markets - plus it has a gorgeous bright color.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

Chicken adobo or adobong manok is one of the most well known Filipino dishes. Chicken thighs and drumsticks are simmered in a tangy sauce made from soy sauce and vinegar with plenty of garlic.

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Buttermilk-Brined Curry-Spiced Chicken with Spring Vegetables

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Buttermilk-Brined Curry-Spiced Chicken with Spring Vegetables

In this recipe I used a curry seasoning with the brine, which adds a subtle flavor to the roasted chicken.

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Greek Moussaka

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Greek Moussaka

Roasted eggplant, potatoes, beef and lamb sauce and béchamel are layered for a filling and delicious Greek entrée. 

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Chickpea Coconut Curry

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Chickpea Coconut Curry

In this recipe chickpeas are stewed in a creamy coconut sauce made from a homemade curry paste base. This is my version of the chickpea curry dish at my favorite restaurant in Santa Monica, Cassia.

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Simple Salt & Pepper Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

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Simple Salt & Pepper Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

I recently had a friend reach out for a super simple and comprehensive recipe that she could make for a dinner party. Simple to cook, but one that would still impress her guests. This is one of those recipes that can be made in a pinch with few ingredients and pairs well with just about any side.

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Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Citrus Salad

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Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Citrus Salad

I love the contrast between the fresh, bright citrus salad that tops the crispy fried pork schnitzel in this recipe.

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Mussels in Tomato Broth with Bacon

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Mussels in Tomato Broth with Bacon

Right after the New Year is a great time to experiment with new recipes or new ingredients! This recipe is inspired by a dish I had at a restaurant in NYC last winter called Flex Mussels.

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Lobster Pot Pie

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Lobster Pot Pie

In this recipe, chunks of lobster meat are combined with a creamy base loaded with potatoes, carrots, leeks and shallots and topped with buttery, flakey puff pastry.

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Herb Roast Beef Tenderloin

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Herb Roast Beef Tenderloin

The two-day preparation, while it may seem overwhelming, is the secret to making the meat so juicy and flavorful.

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Lemon Rosemary Sous-Vide Turkey with White Wine Gravy

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Lemon Rosemary Sous-Vide Turkey with White Wine Gravy

Prepare to be amazed – you can sous-vide your turkey cuts as far as a month in advance by chilling, then freezing the bags. On Thanksgiving Day, reheat the turkey in the sous-vide water bath and then sear the pieces to complete the process just before serving.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs with Gravy & Red Wine Cranberry Sauce 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs with Gravy & Red Wine Cranberry Sauce 

These turkey meatballs are tender and easy to make and have all of the delicious components of a Thanksgiving dinner when they are smothered in homemade gravy and cranberry sauce. This is a great roast turkey alternative dish for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner or a friendsgiving gathering.

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Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash

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Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash

Cinnamon sticks and thyme in the braised dish add a warm aroma while sliced onions add a sweet flavor and when braised have a jam-like consistency. Carrots, celery and chunks of butternut squash accompany the lamb. 

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