Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad Melts

IT'S BEEN FOREVER.

I haven't forgotten about LJ (like most of the world, what the crap?) but I got behind in posting my recipes here and then I didn't want to, like, spam post 80 billion of them and so I felt overwhelmed and... yeah.

But here I am again. Phew. I guess I'll try to post a recipe a day and catch up? Or is that annoying and should I just start here and not worry about catching up? You can always head to the blog if you want to see the recipes I skipped -- there are some great ones.

This one is fantastic: buttery, golden toast topped with a thick schmear of cream cheese, melty Gruyère, heirloom tomatoes, salmon, and fresh smoked whitefish salad. This heavenly combo was inspired by a bagel I ate in NYC. A quick note regarding the fish: it matters that you get great smoked whitefish. I was crazily impressed with the Blue Hill Bay smoked whitefish I bought (not so much with the other brand I tried — flattened, salty, and rubbery. Ew.) I also bought a super oily and lovely package of Nova smoked salmon trimmings. The fish is in the spotlight here, so it’s worth it to find great quality products. You'll probably have some whitefish salad left over after making your melts -- a treat for tomorrow's lunch!




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Ingredients:
Allantic cod fillet
Seasonings to taste

For the Ratatouille:
1 green zucchini
1 yellow zucchini
1 red onion
1 eggplant
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 spoon of garlic paste
1 thyme
1 rosmary
Tomato juice

Instructions:

Pan fried all the ingredients together, and add some tomato juice after 10 min of cooking,

Let cook for some minutes more. rectify the seasoning.

The fish is just seasoned with salt and white pepper and pan fried.

See more full step-by-step instructions HERE

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Moist Chocolate cupcakes and lots of peanut butter flavor. If you like peanut butter, you will love these! Recipe and more at The Alchemist.

Watermelon Slice Cookies

These cookies were so fun to make and came out so friggin' awesome that I'm just going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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To find out how excited I am about these cookies, head on over to Elfie's Edibles!

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Buckwheat noodles with tender veal tenderloin, krispy vegetables, cooked in wok-pan with amazing Teriaky sauce. This dish is not only quick, easy to cook, but also very tasty. So try it!

Ingredients:
Veal tenderloin 150 g
Yaki soba noodles 200 g
Baby corn 50 g
Baby carrots 50 g
Green beans 50 g
Ginger 10 g
Leek 30 g
Teriyaki sauce
Sesame oil 5 ml
Vegetable oil 30 ml
Tree fungus 5

Preparation: see THERE

Plăcintă

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I spent each summer at my grandmother’s when I was a kid, no matter how far we lived, or how difficult it was to get to that distant village.

The best of all my grandmother cooked Plăcintăs, Romanian traditional dish, very tasty, straight from the frying pan, when you take it, burning your fingers, and dip into a cold sour cream

The recipe is simple and the only difference from the common Plăcintăs is that they are fried on a dry pan, and only ready-made dish greased with melted butter.And there’s one other very important thing. All the products must be domestic, so if you going to cook Plăcintă, do not rush to the store. Better plan the fascinating trip to the nearest farmer’s market.

For the dough:

  • 1cup kefir (or buttermilk), room tempered

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • pinch of salt

  • flour

For the filling:

  • Quark

  • Eggs

  • Salt

  • Dill (if desired)

See the RECIPE

Biscotti (or cantuccini)



When I first tried biscotti (or cantuccini) I thought: it’s perfect for Men of Chaos like me. I just cooked them, then tossed cookies into FoodSaver canister and vac-packed them, so I always have a tasty snack. Add some dried fruits and a good wine, and I am ready to host.

Ingredients
400 g sugar
4 eggs + 1 for greasing
1 packet (7 grams) baking powder
650 g flour
500 g unpeeled almonds
1 pinch salt
1 packet vanilla sugar
Lemon zest
100 g butter (room temperature)
50 g honey

Notes
You can use any nuts.
You can add any dried fruits.
All the ingredients should be at room temperature.
You can reduce the quantity of the sugar if desired.

See The Recipe of Biscotti at Food & Chef

The Very Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe

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This has to be the world’s best grilled cheese sandwich. Buttery, toasted sourdough bread is topped with my absolute favorite chili, razor sharp cheddar cheese, a runny fried egg, cilantro, and green onions. When that runny yolk sauced the sandwich, oh goodness, it became pure luxury. You have to make this. HAVE TO.

I love the technique here for any open faced grilled cheese: slather on a mixture of softened butter and mayonnaise, toast the bread, pile on awesomeness, and then broil to melt the cheese.



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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Ideas

Mexican and Tex-Mex food is my all-time favorite. I love Thai, Indian, Japanese, Greek, French, Cuban — I could eat my way through just about every country — but Mexican is the cuisine I always crave. Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year with a Tex-Mex feast? Above are some of my favorite recipes from around the webz, and below are 8 of my own Tex-Mex creations! Enjoy!

Sausage & Corn Chile Con Queso Taco Ring

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To see my original Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup post, plus some suggestions from blogs other than mine, please head over to Willow Bird Baking!

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