Beet Cured Gravlax

Rich, salty, luscious salmon. In all its forms, it is one of my favorite fish to cook or, in this case, not cook. I love cured salmon but rarely can I bring myself to spend the incredibly high price to buy it in Hawaii. During a recent ravioli making night with my Swedish friend Nina, we…

Manhattan Clam Chowder

While some people were watching the Superbowl, I was, as usual, thinking of food. I used to watch every football game I could find but since I moved to Hawaii, the games are just too early in the day to peak my interest. Coffee and football just isn’t the same as beer and football. Without…

Grilled Bok Choy & Curry Shrimp

Here is an insanely fast dinner. In the time it takes for the grill to get hot, everything can be prepped and ready to go. Five minutes on a hot grill and, poof!, dinner! This recipe can be as spicy or as mild as you want. It totally depends on the amount of chili peppers…

Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter

I love salmon. I know this is not an opinion shared by many people and most people think it is a boring fish but I totally disagree. It all comes down to how you prepare it. I my mind, it is kind of like the boneless skinless chicken breast of the fish world. Yes, salmon…

Sweet Corn and Shrimp Soup

Today is the hottest day I have felt in a very long time. Yes, Hawaii is warm. We are in the tropics. But it is warm not HOT. Today is hot. Totally, unforgivingly, unpleasantly hot. The remnants of a tropical storm passing north of the islands have cut off all the tradewinds that keep the islands cool.…

Fish Soup with Fennel & Dill

Yesterday was my birthday. I spent the whole day doing only things that make me happy. It was wonderful day! Beach, gardening, snacking, and just being lazy. In the evening, the roomies surprised me with dinner with some friends at a great ramen place that I had been dying to try. Everything was perfect. Great…