Thursday, January 22, 2015

Korean Macaroni and Cheese with Beef, Kimchi, Cheddar

Korean Macaroni and Cheese with Beef, Kimchi, Cheddar

One stellar food pairing is kimchi plus cheddar. So when it came time to create a macaroni and cheese dish for Food Network’s Comfort Food Feast event, I immediately thought of kimchi. Funky tangy kimchi partners with sharp creamy cheddar, ground sirloin, and gochugaru, a Korean red chili powder that is definitely spicy – but also has a balanced fruitiness, slight smokiness and depth of flavor from the sun-dried red peppers. The resulting fusion dish is an irresistible grown-up full-flavored mac and cheese.

Korean Macaroni and Cheese with Beef, Kimchi, Cheddar

Beef & Kimchi Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Irresistible Mini Cast Iron Skillet Pizzas

Pretty Little Cast Iron Skillet Pizzas

Ricotta & Mozzarella
with
Roasted Butternut Squash, Agave Syrup, Fried Sage, Violas
and
Arugula, Toasted Hazelnuts, Hazelnut Oil, Borage

I just couldn’t put them away, not just yet. Those mini cast iron skillets in which I served Shrimp & Grits last week were still hanging out on the counter…ready for the next irresistible presentation.

Inspired by my borage plant which is thriving in January and my violas which are still hanging on (condolences to my Chicago peeps), I set out to make some really pretty little pizzas.

Borage Arugula Pizza

Pretty Little Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipes

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Shrimp and Grits in Mini Cast Iron Skillets

Shrimp and Grits in Mini Cast Iron Skillets

Whether it’s the charming presentation in mini cast iron skillets, or the fact that the time to prepare this “fisherman’s breakfast” originally from the Carolina Low Country is less than 15 minutes – Shrimp paired with Grits is a wonderful dish, both for the diner and the chef.

Serve it as a savory breakfast like they do in the South, or on the brunch buffet, an appetizer, lunch, dinner, or even a midnight snack. Creamy cheesy grits and large pink shrimp are highlighted by flavors of tangy lemon, piquant hot sauce and chiles, while scallions, garlic and mushrooms balance out the flavors in the not-too-heavy buttery sauce. Delightful – any time of day!

Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

At the start of 2015, Pinterest continues to be a whole lot of fun! You can follow me here, and please send me a link to your Pinterest boards so I can follow you too! Below is a compilation of images with over 45,000 combined pins from Taste With The Eyes. Here’s to sharing and collecting recipes that inspire us! Bon Appétit 2015…Happy pinning!

 

PIN LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Scallops, Lemon Basil Sauce

With Farro, Micro Greens, Tomato, Borage

Scallop, Farro, Micro Greens, Lemon Basil Sauce

Lemon Basil Sauce

Over 10,000 pins. Recipe here.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sea Urchin Bisque

Sea Urchin Bisque

With its salty, clean ocean scent and hues of gold, yellow and orange, its sweet, crisp, lingering taste and creamy, buttery texture – the captivating sea urchin roe makes for an elegant bisque and its skeleton provides the vessel for a most dramatic presentation… perfect for New Year’s Eve dinner!

Sea Urchin Bisque

How to Clean a Sea Urchin

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