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The Secret Ingredient (Wasabi) Part III: Wasabi Chocolate Pudding

RECIPE: Wasabi Chocolate Pudding

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Spice and chocolate have become so frequently seen together in recent years that I was not surprised when I spotted chocolate and jalapeno gelato the other day in the freezer section. It was … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Wasabi) Part II: Wasabi Pea-Crusted Seared Tuna

RECIPE: Wasabi Pea-Crusted Seared Tuna

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I think it was my unhealthy college years when I first discovered the medicinal properties of seared tuna.Growing up, I used to make my mother cook my tuna steaks absolutely through, so they were … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Wasabi) Part I: Wasabi-Battered Calamari with Wasabi Mayonnaise

RECIPE: Wasabi-Battered Calamari with Wasabi Mayonnaise

  Get the whole story at Serious Eats. In my family, we have a long-standing sushi tradition. It goes something like this: I drive to the supermarket where they roll the freshest sushi to my exact specifications. I then drive … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Liquid Smoke) Part III: Smoky Hogfish and Pepper Escabeche

RECIPE: Smoky Hogfish and Pepper Escabeche

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. My inspiration for experimenting with liquid smoke came from a dish I had in a restaurant once, which is where I get many of my ideas for home cooking. We were traveling in … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Liquid Smoke) Part II: Smoky Bison Sandwiches

RECIPE: Smoky Bison Sandwiches

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of liquid smoke is how it’s made. It may seem like some magic potion corked inside a bottle, since how could smoke ever become a liquid? But in fact, … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Liquid Smoke) Part I: Black Bean Soup with Smoked Sour Cream

RECIPE: Black Bean Soup with Smoked Sour Cream

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Liquid smoke has long held my fascination, but I was a novice before experimenting with it for this column. My first impressions? It costs only a couple of dollars, can be found near … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Harissa) Part I: Salade Cuite

RECIPE: Harissa Salade Cuite

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Salade cuite, or cooked salad, has one of those funny names that doesn’t quite translate well in any language. Sounds kind of gross, right? But salade cuite is one of my family’s most traditional, … Continue reading

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