Level: Easy

Basic Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Nuoc Cham is a simple Vietnamese dipping sauce. Goes well with Spring Rolls, fish, Vietnamese pancakes and grilled meats....

Cod with a Citrusy Crust

Simple and light dinner. A white fish with a citrusy flavor with an aromatic crust....

Cod with Lavender Scent

An aromatic take on fish you will never regret trying. This is one is broiled with lavender buds, lemon zest, berbere, shallot, thyme, cilantro, panko...

Classic Gin Martini

Stir or shaken? Shake for sure, you can go wrong with that....

Sweet and Sour Lamb Tagine

A simple lamb tagine that will help you survive winter....

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

One of my son Fausto’s favorite that reminds him of California. The secret is to cook onions and pineapple altogether so that the onions caramelize....

Sauteed Girgolas

A simple appetizer recipe “stolen” from the Gato Dumas from when I helped at the kitchen of one of his restaurants many years ago....

Lemon pork kefta tagine

Fancy name for pork meatballs cooked in a lemon sauce. You better learn what kefta means!...

Vietnamese shrimp spring roll

A refreshing dinner or a nice appetizer this easy to make rolls will turn into a kitchen favorite. Watch out with leftovers, everyone will want...