Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when we made Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup, and I told you about the numerous (often quirky), culinary phases my husband goes through?Well, there's a whole new (definitely quirky) phase going on now. Without getting into detail, let's just say that in addition to a whole lot of pumpkin purée and agave nectar … [Read more...]

Patagonian Toothfish in Sweet Red Pepper-Spinach Sauce

Patagonian Toothfish in Sweet Red Pepper-Spinach Sauce  | Cooking On The Weekends

Please don't be turned off by its name!  There are no teeth in the fillets, I promise!You most likely know Patagonian Toothfish as Chilean Seabass (which is really just a more palatable name for it).  For many years this fish was on the Seafood Watch "red list." Now though, if it's marked with a blue eco-label of … [Read more...]

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops | Cooking On The Weekends

Since I pretty much stick to food talk around here, you might not know that beneath my Chef's hat, I'm always wearing my Mommy hat.  It goes on first.Yesterday was a big Mommy day.My boys started 2nd & 4th grade.  My little boys are becoming big boys, and it makes me smile and shed a few tears all at … [Read more...]

Summer Peach Marinated Salmon and Avocado Rice Bowl Recipe

Summer Peach Marinated Salmon and Avocado Rice Bowl Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Ever since I made Coconut Sticky Rice for the Ghost Pepper Jolokia Caramelized Pineapple, I've been having it at the ready, using it in meal after meal.  It's the perfect hearty, sweet vehicle capture all sorts of complementary flavors and textures.And much like the Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad … [Read more...]

Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer Grilling Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

It's Memorial Day weekend and tomorrow is the first official BBQ day of summer.  (I just made that up.)These are some of my favorite summer grilling recipes that are perfect for casual outdoor entertaining!Click on the titles to get the delicious recipes.Top left: Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy … [Read more...]

Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna with Kampot Pepper from the Pepper Project {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna with Kampot Pepper | Cooking On The Weekends

I ordered a bundle of Kampot pepper from the Pepper Project mid-way through reading about it on one of my favorite food blogs, Blue Kitchen.  Who knows, maybe I'll inspire you to do so, too -- or, at the bottom of this post, you can enter to win a package of this prized pepper from me.Let me explain . . .First … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos

Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos | Cooking On The Weekends

This ceviche tastes like the beach.Okay, not literally.  I would never serve you something as salty as the ocean, or as gritty as the sand.  And this is actually quite the opposite -- it's perfectly seasoned and will melt in your mouth.The ceviche in these tacos tastes like the beach in that it simply brings my … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Jasmine and Spicy Marinated Yellowtail and Mandarin Sashimi Recipe

Spicy Marinated Yellowtail and Mandarin Sashimi Recipe

My 7-year-old son once asked me what would happen when his "sweet tooth" fell out.  (l o v e !)  It was hard to explain to him that a "sweet tooth" isn't exactly a tooth.  In the end I said, "let's just say you take after your mommy, and you will forever love all things sweet!"Fortunately there's a whole lot of … [Read more...]

Broiled Cilantro Chimichurri Dover Sole Recipe

Cilantro | Cooking On The Weekends

Since learning from my new favorite cookbook, 50 Best Plants on the Planet, that cilantro is one of the top five most nutrient dense vegetable on the planet, I love it even more!Over the weekend I made a huge amount of my Cilantro Chimichurri, and I've been enjoying it on everything this week.  I mixed it into … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice Recipe

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Is bragging always a bad thing?What if it's about something really fantastic you've done?Like say, cooking one of the most delicious meals you've ever tasted?I'm just going to go ahead and say that this Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice is exactly that -- one of the best meals I've ever I've ever … [Read more...]