Lick My Spoon, wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Sushi Zone: A Neighborhood Gem
With lines out the door, Sushi Zone is no neighborhood secret, but it sure is a gem. This charming little sushi joint has been serving up exceptionally fresh sushi and other delightful morsels for almost eleven years: Sushi, sashimi, and baked bits of deliciousness!
Baked Sea Bass and Mango on a Half Shell
Inspired by this delicious appetizer at Sushi Zone, I went on a mission to recreate it. Although Sushi Zone’s is still admittedly better (must be all that fresh sashimi-grade fish they use)â€¦this is a good do-at-home alternative.
Tis the Season for Dinner Party Fun (Part II)
Finishing up this holiday dinner with Honey Wheat Bread Wreath, a beautiful Festive Spinach Salad, Ina Garten’s staple Lemon and Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken, and Riesling Poached Pear with Cardamom Cream.
Tis the Season for Dinner Party Fun (Part I)
There is nothing like a good excuse to have a dinner party, especially with the busyness of the season. Now, when I decided to throw this little party, I knew I wanted to feature seasonal ingredients that would make for a warm, cozy, winter dinner. And of course, I wanted some wow factor!
Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps and Yay for Asians
For a DIY recipe for Bun Cha Hanoi, Grilled Pork and Rice Vermicelli Lettuce Wraps, filled with delicious, fatty pork shoulder, fish sauce, garlic and grated onion.
Earl Brandy, Jr.’s Sausage Pepper Cheese Quiche with Cornbread Crust, a 3rd place winner of the National Cornbread Festival 2009, soothed my southern envy!
Pomegranates are such a magical fruit. Smooth and conservative on the outside, once you split it open though, a lurid flood of color hits your eye. Perfect for Coconut Israeli Couscous Studded with Pomegranate.
Out The Door…Meh
Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup and the Sauteed Shrimp with Vermicelli, a steal deal for the Ferry Building in San Francisco, but kind of a jip for Vietnamese food.
Tomato Pie: Ode to Corropolese
While these are no replacement or substitution for Corropolese's Tomato Pies (crispy, thick, Sicilian-style crust, covered in sweet, tangy tomato sauce), they will surely still be a crowd pleaser.