Tags » 1. Antipasti (appetizers)

Wakame Seaweed Salad

Seaweed is healthy and delicious, and it is pretty simple to make your own wakame seaweed salad. With a soy, sesame and chili dressing the crunchy seaweed is a delicious appetizer or snack. 276 more words


Butternut-Parsnip Soup with Shrimp

There is a drawback of being a good cook — some friends tend to be intimidated by your prowess in the kitchen and don’t dare to invite you back over for dinner. 816 more words

Wine Pairing

Layered Foie Gras, Smoked Eel, and Green Apple

This decadent appetizer was inspired by the signature appetizer of Martín Berasategui, three Michelin star chef from San Sebastian (Spain), “Mille-feuille of smoked eel, foie-gras, spring onions and green apple”. 787 more words


Scallops with Capers, Anchovies, Lemon, and Wine (Cape Sante in Padella)

Sea scallops are one of my favorite foods. This quick and easy preparation makes them shine: they are pan-fried and then finished with a sauce of white wine, lemon, capers, and anchovies. 354 more words


Quail Legs Sous-Vide: The Perfect Cocktail Snack

Quail legs are a perfect snack to serve at a party. When they are cooked right (sous-vide first to make them tender and then finished under the broiler to enhance the flavor and add some crisp) they are unbelievably delicious, like an improved version of chicken. 355 more words


Scallops, Chicken, Bergamot

This is the antipasto I prepared for our Christmas dinner. It was inspired by a dish we had at Devero** in Italy in June. 799 more words


Cold Smoked Salmon

I’ve had a tabletop smoker for hot smoking for years and I use it often, for instance to make hot-smoked salmon or hot-smoked scallops, or to smoke a… 711 more words