Why your cast iron griddle is the tool for this grilled salmon burger

I’ve been toying with using a cast iron griddle pan on my grill lately. “Why are you doing that,” you ask? Thanks for asking, and I understand your confusion. Isn’t grilling about those sexy crosshatched grill marks, not cooking in a pan? Sure, but we were looking for the perfect combination of the smoke of…

Pesto with an Asian influence

Pesto is usually associated with Italian cooking, but you can tweak the basic basil/olive oil/Parmesan formula to fit other cuisines. With a little Thai basil and bok choy in hand, we wanted to turn it into a side dish for an Asian-influenced meal. The results were a definite keeper. The name pesto is the past…

When friends provide salmon, try this miso-ginger glaze recipe

A friend recently texted us with some of our favorite words: I have some fish for you. He’s an avid fisherman, and we knew he was coming back from Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado, where he was fishing for the delicious kokanee salmon found there. Kokanee is landlocked sockeye salmon that you can find it…

A festive ahi appetizer for poke fans

One of the best parts of loving to be in the kitchen is taking the flavors and ingredients you want (new or familar) and creating something fun to serve. Our love of poke, sushi, ahi and the like guides us in reinventing different dishes. One such dish is sashimi-grade tuna marinated in Asian flavors set…