Food & Recipes

Off the Burners

2017.Jul.03 Monday
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Just a look back at the last month’s worth of home meals (that weren’t intended as experiments for Casa SaltShaker).   Pan seared pork chop with vegetable rice and homemade XO sauce   Split pea soup with white cheddar and serrano chili biscuits (actually, the biscuits were a trial run for Casa S)   Anticuchos […]

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Peculiar Pastas #3

2017.Jun.30 Friday
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Let’s start with the money shot…. Now that’s, in my opinion, a mouthwatering bowl of pasta. The pasta, Strozzapreti, the sauce, an Italian sausage ragú. I’m not going to get into all the legends behind the “invention” of strozzapreti, a traditional hand-rolled pasta from central Italy. The name translates as “priest stranglers” and I leave you […]

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2017 Menu #23

2017.Jun.27 Tuesday
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June 21-23 – 2017 – 21-23 de Junio   Sole in “Chili Water” – sole cured in lime juice, cucumber, onion, garlic, serrano chili, cilantro and mint, salt; cucumber strips; finely diced salad of avocado, red onion, piri-piri chili; mint and cilantro leaves. Aguachile de lenguado – lenguado curado en jugo de lima, pepino, cebolla, ajo, […]

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2017 Menu #22

2017.Jun.21 Wednesday
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June 16-17 – 2017 – 16-17 de Junio   Griddled White Asparagus with Homemade XO Sauce – white asparagus brushed with charcoal infused olive oil, browned on the griddle; saute of toasted peanuts and green onions; homemade XO sauce; limo chliies. Esparragós Blancos a la Plancha con Salsa XO Casera – esparragós blancos cepillados con […]

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2017 Menu #21

2017.Jun.17 Saturday
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June 13-15 – 2017 – 13-15 de Junio   Classic Sole Ceviche – Sole, cured in lemon and lime juice, salt, limo chilies, cilantro, red onion, ginger, garlic, black pepper; sweetcorn; sweet potato; toasted, salted corn kernels. Ceviche Clásico de Lenguado – Lenguado, curado en jugos de limón y lima, sal, ajíes limos, cilantro, cebolla […]

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2017 Menu #20

2017.Jun.12 Monday
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June 9-10 2017 9-10 de Junio   Salmon Tartare – crust of potato chips, flour, butter, romano cheese; diced salmon and red onion in mayonnaise made from egg yolk, sesame and prickly oils, lime juice, cilantro; fine dice of avocado, cucumber, radish in Torrontés wine vinegar and salt; cherry tomato slices and cilantro; tomato seeds […]

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2017 Menu #19

2017.May.25 Thursday
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16-20 Mayo 2017 May 16-20 Sole Tiradito – Sole, coated in an emulsified “tiger’s milk” of lime juice, olive oil, ginger, rocoto chili, salt; grilled corn, fried corn, ginger threads cooked in soy sauce, fine dice of rocoto chili, toasted celery seeds, cilantro. Tiradito de Lenguado – Lenguado, cubierto en una emulsificación de “leche de […]

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2017 Menu #18

2017.May.18 Thursday
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13 Mayo 2017 May 13 Cena Particular / Private Dinner Pescetariana, Libre de Glútena y Lacteos / Pescetarian, Gluten & Dairy Free Roasted Beet Causa – Two layers of potato puree, one flavored with olive oil, lime juice, green onion, the other with olive oil, lemon juice, yellow chili; beet salad – roasted beets, onion, […]

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Stuffed and Nonsense

2017.May.17 Wednesday
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So I know you’ve all enjoyed my various pizza adventures and for those of you not living here, you’re probably intrigued by the fugazzeta rellena that I’ve shown now and again – cheese stuffed dough topped with more cheese and caramelized onions. Well the challenge now, after having tried so many different versions, is to come […]

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