FOOD FUN: Sashimi Cubes, 21st Century Sashimi Art

A sushi chef interprets sashimi for the 21st century. Photo courtesy RA Sushi | Orlando.   The sashimi tradition dates back to Japan’s Muromachi period, approximately 1337 to 1573 C.E. In the 1500s, when someone thought to cut up raw fish and dip the pieces into soy sauce, sashimi was born. The marriage with pads…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fish Fillet Vs. Fish Steak

A salmon fillet: no bone, but skin on the bottom. Photo courtesy DailyPerricone.com.   You’ll note that some fish recipes, like the one below for Pretzel-Crusted Tuna, call for fish steaks. Other recipes call for fillets. What’s the difference? It’s all about the cut.   FISH FILLET To fillet (it’s a verb as well as…
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RECIPE: Pretzel Crusted Tuna

A delicious way to prepare tuna steaks: with a pretzel crust! Photo courtesy Bonefish Grill.   Beyond panko: Turn pretzels into a tasty crust for seared fish. We love the appeal of this seared tuna recipe from Bonefish Grill. Not only do we love tuna; but the pretzels offer a fun alternative to the sesame…
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RECIPE: Raw Scallops With Grapefruit

Raw scallops and grapefruit. Use dill or fennel fronds for decoration. Photo by Glen Allsop courtesy Estela Restaurant | NYC.   Before the tastiest citrus goes away until next season, consider this super-easy yet elegant (and low-calorie!) first course. Estela Restaurant in New York City made it with small “cocktail” grapefruits, but we added some…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Beer Styles

Yesterday was National Bock Beer Day, coinciding with the first day of spring. It’s a holiday declaration that makes sense: bock beer is a spring beer. There’s a lot of media attention to eating seasonally; less so to drinking seasonally. So today we’re starting the first in our seasonal beer recommendations. By the end of…
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