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The next recipes are taken from years of placing pen to paper, or in the present day, fingertips to keyboard (1-2 at a time). Recipes should not only a matter of measurement, but in addition little tales of the place, when and why they had been cooked. Not all of the recipes had been invented by me, however somewhat the dishes had been cooked with care and keenness for the commerce. Lots of the recipes to observe have seasonal inspiration, in addition to day by day challenges from superior individuals such as you who’ve been craving a selected dish.

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Avocado, child artichoke and sweetbread fried with hen

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This mix of textures and flavors was created for the brunch menu. The creaminess of avocado, tender artichoke and crunchy candy bread virtually screams bubbles, particularly the French model, Champagne. Your scale is essential right here as a result of three distinct parts want to return collectively when you’re finished.

It will be significant that every one parts are prepared to be used and that every one three parts are accomplished earlier than meeting.


● 3 ripe avocados (I like avocados from my yard, however Hass is extra available)
● A squirt of lemon juice
● A splash of additional virgin olive oil
● Salt and black pepper

Lower the avocado in half, take away the pits, utilizing a big spoon, scoop out the avocado, and gently lower it into 1/4-inch items. Season with lemon, oil, salt, and pepper, and put aside.


● 2 cups cooked child artichokes (see observe beneath)
● 2 soup spoons of cornstarch
● Salt and pepper
● A pinch of nutmeg
● A pinch of paprika

● 2 cups candy bread items (see observe beneath)
● 1 cup flour

Artichokes may be bought or just cleaned, cook dinner in a decent broth, halve and thinly slice, and put aside.

Sweetbreads should not a family merchandise, however they’re scrumptious. I like to make use of boiled candy bread, rinsing it nicely in water first. After poaching, separate into nuggets.

Dredge them in seasoned flour after which deep fry them or fry them in a forged iron skillet for about 5 minutes. Drain them on paper towels.

Tuna tartare, home chips, huancaina

Serves 4

Tuna has been served uncooked all through the ages, whether or not filleted, diced or minced, relying on the place on the earth it’s served. Throughout my time within the Speedo 690, the place the idea was East meets West, fusion was earlier than that time period was broadly used, and we relied closely on soy and different Asian flavors, like avocado and sesame. However due to my dedication to wine-friendly meals, the Far East was not the place I used to be on the lookout for inspiration when making tuna tartare. The pantry of Asian substances, so to talk, is much more difficult when contemplating what wines go nicely with sure preparations. The truth is, I believe I first served this dish at an Italian press luncheon, as a result of as one can see the substances are very a lot impressed by Italian delicacies.

Served with potato chips. Crisp and uncooked produce at all times work nicely collectively.


● 8 ounces uncooked tuna loin, or bluefin, whichever is on the market; I choose the bluefin
● 3 Idaho or Russet potatoes (I like Idaho due to their longer form and decrease sugar content material)
● 1 ounce of white truffle oil
● 1 / 4 cup of chopped basil, chiffonade
● 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
● Peanut oil for frying (sufficient to a depth of three inches in your chosen pot)
● Salt and black pepper

Utilizing a pointy knife and really clear chopping board, lower the tuna into brunoise items. In a steel bowl, combine the tuna with the remainder of the substances, season, depart it apart and maintain it chilly.

Leaving the pores and skin on, slice the potatoes utilizing a mandoline; Not paper skinny however wafer thickness. Place the potato slices in a pan or giant bowl of chilly water, then rinse them a number of instances till the water runs clear. The starch should be washed out in order that the slices can fry crispy and, most significantly, keep crispy.

In a big pot, warmth the peanut oil to about 275-300 levels. Seize a handful of potato chips, then pat them dry on a towel or paper towel for a minute. Then gently drop it into the pan, and stir it fastidiously with a spoon. Prepare dinner till crispy and golden brown, then take away with a strainer or spider spoon. Drain it on a towel, then repeat the method till all of the chips are gone.

Huancaina is a well-liked ingredient in Peruvian delicacies, normally served with ceviche. I really like the flavour, very similar to aioli, however distinctive, and works nice with tartare.

Huancaina sauce:

● 2 aji amarillo peppers, boiled 3 instances in contemporary water, with pores and skin and seeds eliminated
● 4 egg yolks
● 2 ounces Dijon mustard
● Juice of 1 lemon
● Zest of 1 lemon
● 3 ounces creamy goat cheese
● 2 cups olive oil
● Salt and black pepper

In a blender, puree all substances besides olive oil for 30 seconds, then slowly add oil till a mayonnaise-like combination varieties. Maintain it chilly.

Make the tartare in a 4-ounce ramekin or pan, invert it onto a plate, organize the chips subsequent to the tartare, and end by spooning a dollop of huancaina on high. Huancaina’s recipe is beneficiant so there’ll doubtless be leftovers that can be utilized in sandwiches. It should maintain for a number of days within the fridge.

Duck confit quesadilla, toasted lemon cream

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This dish originated at Speedo 690 restaurant in San Francisco. Flour tortillas had been as soon as ubiquitous in lots of California households due to widespread Latin American cultural influences. Speedo 690 (named after an outdated carburetor manufacturing unit situated at 690 Van Ness Boulevard) was the primary restaurant of its variety with an East-meets-West idea earlier than the time period was coined. In fact, this idea is changing into extra refined, however all the things has to begin someplace. I am proud to be a front-line pioneer of this model of cooking. The dish accommodates taste substances that in the present day can be known as Mexican – cilantro, jalapeno, lime, poblanos, tortillas, and many others. Duck confit and crème fraîche is of French origin. East meets West.


● 12 6-inch flour tortillas
● 3 cups outdated yellow cheddar cheese, grated
● 3 cups duck confit, trimmed and chopped
● Olive oil for frying

Place 6 tortillas on the counter, divide the cheese between the tortillas, then do the identical with the duck confit. Place one other tortilla on high of the filling and gently press right down to seal what’s now technically a quesadilla.

Add a beneficiant quantity of olive oil to an 8-inch skillet, elevate the skillet to medium warmth, and as soon as scorching, gently place the quesadilla into the recent oil. Press down with a big spoon to flip the quesadilla within the pan till any melted cheese that runs out is golden brown and crispy. Prepare dinner till crispy and golden on the underside, then gently flip and do the identical on the opposite aspect. Place the cooked quesadilla on a paper tray, then repeat the method with the remaining quesadilla.

Roasted Lemon Cream:

● 2 cups creme fraiche
● 3 lemons, lower into quarters
● 1 poblano pepper, seeded, lower into small items
● 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and lower into items
● 2 leeks, peeled and lower in half
● 2 cloves garlic, peeled
● 1 spoon of honey soup
● 1 bunch of coriander
● A pinch of floor cumin
● 1/4 cup olive oil
● Salt and black pepper

Mix lemon, pepper, shallots and garlic in a bowl with olive oil, then switch to a small roasting pan. Cowl it with aluminum foil and put it within the oven at 325 levels for half-hour. Let the combination cool to room temperature. Switch the toasted substances to a blender. Add half the quantity of coriander, honey, and cumin and mix till easy. Add contemporary cream, salt and pepper to style. Pulse a few times to mix however not an excessive amount of in order to not over-process.

Reheat the cooked quesadilla in a scorching oven, then lower into slices and serve with the sauce on the aspect. Choose giant sprigs of remaining cilantro and organize over chopped quesadillas, and serve household model or in particular person plates.

Glazed sea scallops in hazelnut custard

Serves 4

Scallops have at all times signaled a tender delight to the ready palate, and it doesn’t matter what form or kind they’re offered, they at all times win applause. I typically like to make use of nuts after I’m working with seafood as a result of they add a really earthy, umami taste to the dish whether or not within the type of pesto or, on this case, mashed hazelnuts — a type of “pesto” with out the olive oil, garlic, and garlic. Basil or different herb.


● 16 sea scallops, lower ¼ inch thick
● 4 egg yolks
● 1 cup bitter cream
● 1 cup heavy cream
● Juice of 1/2 lemon
● 1/4 cup hazelnuts, very finely chopped
● Pinch of nutmeg
● Salt and pepper to style

Toast the hazelnuts first within the oven, then roll them in a colander to take away extra pores and skin. Chop it finely in a meals processor.

Preheat grill to excessive. Prepare the scallop fillets (4 scallops per serving, lower into strips) on 4 ovenproof plates.

Utilizing an electrical hand mixer, beat the yolks, bitter cream, heavy cream, lemon juice, hazelnuts, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl till creamy. Divide the combination evenly among the many scallop fillets. Place the plates about 1 inch away from the grill and grill till the custard turns golden brown. Serve instantly. Dishes shall be scorching, so serve them on racks.

I hope I’ve impressed you to have slightly enjoyable, and perhaps problem a dusty pot and pan to get again on the range. In any other case, name 305-663-2100 for reservations.

Jan Jorgensen, Two Cooks Restaurant

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