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Grilled Paprika Salmon with Tzatziki

I recently revisited an old recipe for Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon which involves a deliciously simple paprika and curry powder spice rub for the chicken.  I wanted to make a similar marinade for salmon, and so I found this flavorful recipe for a Moroccan spice-crusted salmon with tzatziki online.  The spiced salmon is grilled (I used my grill … Continue reading

Salmon Burgers

This is another recipe from Food Perestroika, the Eastern Bloc food blog I’ve been perusing, and definitely one I will make over and over again. I made the burgers for a couple friends and these delicious suckers were devoured very quickly. Technically I guess these Salmon Burgers aren’t super Eastern Blok-y, with the bok choy … Continue reading

Moroccan Kefta in a Turmeric Tomato Sauce

I talked about koftas / keftas a decent amount in my last post so I won’t blab again.  I had made a batch of Baked Moroccan Keftas and decided to use them to recreate a lovely brunch dish I had tried at Cafe Gitane: Spicy organic meatballs in turmeric tomato sauce with boiled egg, cucumber-yogurt … Continue reading

Barbounia, NYC

Barbounia Executive Chef: Efraim Naon Cuisine: Mediterranean Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: Brunch mains under $20, unlimited champagne cocktails extra $15 Address: 250 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10003 Phone: 212-995-0242 Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 4pm; Brunch 10am – 4pm; Dinner: Mon – Wed 5pm – 11pm, Thu  – Sat  5pm – 12am, Sunday 5pm – 10:30pm … Continue reading

Antique Garage, NYC

Antique Garage Chef: Utku Cinel Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish Neighbordhood: SoHo Price: $20 per person Phone: (212) 219-1019 Address: 41 Mercer Street, NYC 10013 Jen and I discovered Antique Garage serendipitously. We were shopping in SoHo, walked past it and were intrigued by the sounds of the smooth sultry jazz emanating from the open space. As … Continue reading