We use our own basil grown in our garden. We got the seeds from Baker Creek. This basil is incredibly aromatic and spicy and makes the best pesto I've ever tasted. Link in the description below. Whichever way you go with this make sure you use enough olive oil to lighten the paste.
This is a classic soup I had at The Fishery in San Diego, where chef Paul Arias used to work. We will miss your tostadas Paul!
If you love salmon season but are tired of the same preparations or are in the mood for something fresh, you will want to give this delicious recipe a try. The secret to this recipe is finding fresh wild Atlantic salmon and slicing the salmon very thin and against the grain. It also helps if you have a mandolin and that you use it to slice the vegetables very thin, about 1/8 of an inch.
Easy quick recipe to make any type of white sauce. Add your favorite ingredients.
In saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and dash pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Make basic white sauce thin or medium. Add the other ingredients. Cook veggies like (mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, bell tomatoes, red peppers) etc. or cook seafood (in wok) works well. Add to white sauce seafood or veggies and serve over pasta (linguine).
Spaghetti alla carbonara only has 4 ingredients and is ready to eat in the time it takes to cook the spaghetti.
Roasted beets are delicious and easy to make. They go well with salads, meat, and alone as a quick snack. Just add a little olive oil, salt and a squeeze of lemon.
Poaching fish in olive oil gives it a luxe texture. Don't think the fish is going to be oily or greasy as a result because it's not. In fact, poaching --the gentlest form of cooking-- gives the fish a terrific, clean flavor. Halibut is fairly bland, so it needs the flavor intensity that the beets and blood oranges supply.