Romesco Sauce

It’s no secret that I love foods with a little bit of a spicy kick. More often than not, the spice is paired with bright, acidic flavors that I already love, and adding in the heat makes the dish practically addictive. That’s certainly the case with Romesco Sauce. This sweet, smoky, bright orange sauce comes… Continue reading Romesco Sauce

Oven-Fried Tonkatsu

The other day, I wrote about Japanese Curry being an example of yōshoku, Western food reimagined for the Japanese palate. Today, I’m covering another prime example of a yōshoku dish—one that’s as Western as they come—tonkatsu. Tonkatsu (pronounced “tone-KAH-tsu”) is a thin pork cutlet that has been breaded in light, flaky panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried.… Continue reading Oven-Fried Tonkatsu

Japanese Curry

Take a guess at which country considers curry a national dish. No, seriously, give it a shot. India? Logical, but no. Pakistan? Also a good guess, but not quite. Would you believe that Japan considers curry its national dish? Yes, really. It beat out sushi, teriyaki, miso, and just about every other dish you would… Continue reading Japanese Curry

Taco Tuesday Salsa

You know, I hadn’t gotten into Taco Tuesday until fairly recently. Up until last year, Taco Fridays are what I enjoyed with some friends back in Denver. Here, I recently started a new job catering lunches for a local tax preparation business, and Taco Tuesday is something they really enjoy. When it came to making… Continue reading Taco Tuesday Salsa