TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Sauce For Chicken & Fish

Rare-cooked salmon with blueberry sauce, couscous, pattypan squash and zucchini. Photo courtesy Munchery.   One of the easiest routes to a protein-filled, home-cooked dinner is grilled chicken or fish. We often hear from people that they can grill (or poach, roast or sauté) the protein, but because they’re not “good at cooking,” they don’t know…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Crusted Fish

After we jad this delicious potato-crusted cod at Blaue Gans restaurant in New York City, we created our own version at home. You can use cod, halibut or other thick, flaky white fish. Blaue Gans set the fish atop a cucumber, yogurt and tarragon salad. You can use any vegetables or grain. There are variations…
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RECIPE: Apricot Cilantro Salsa

Seasonal apricot salsa brightens grilled chicken or fish. Photo courtesy Landana Cheese.   Salsa is simply the generic word for “sauce.” Many centuries before tortilla chips were invented, Aztecs and other Mesoamericans ground ingredients into sauces for meat and fish. This salsa recipe was developed as a sauce for chicken or fish, as opposed to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Wash Meat & Poultry Before Cooking

Don’t wash raw poultry, meat or seafood. Photo courtesy Chicken.org.au.   Recently we received a pitch for a line of food cleaning sprays that purport to eliminate harmful bacteria. “Outdoor cooking leads to more trips to the hospital because of the improper handling of meats and veggies while grilling,” it advised. “Many of us take…
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RECIPE: Tilapia With Gingered Rhubarb Sauce

Fish and rhubarb? Absolutely! Photo courtesy McCormick. The eighth of McCormick’s 2010 flavor trends is a pairing of roasted ginger & rhubarb Ginger is a wonderfully pungent spice with a long history of cultivation. In China, where the plant originated, as well as in other Asian countries, the spice is used in a multitude of…
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