This week, I had some colleagues up from NYC and, in addition to working hard, we had a lovely dinner at an Italian steakhouse. Being somewhat contrarian, I ordered the duck. It was fantastic, but HUGE!!! The menu said it was half a duck, but I didn’t connect that that meant they’d serve me HALF A DUCK. It was as big as my face!! Needless to say, I went home with at least a . . . → Read More: 15-Minute Mu Shu Duck for One
Sorry that we’ve been MIA. My cousin got married this weekend (Congrats, Peter and Holly!!) so we’ve been busy with travel and seeing family. We’ll have a few local Minnesota posts this week – we’re going to a local food restaurant in Minneapolis tonight and hopefully picking some chokecherries at the cabin in a couple of days. First, a salad that we made last week that blew us away.
I found this recipe in . . . → Read More: Green Bean Salad with Crispy Duck
Here it is finally! The long-awaited pork belly recipe from our fantastic weekend at Flying Pigs Farm. Sorry for the delay! I promise it’s worth the wait, though. Big hunks of pork belly glazed in a soy-based sauce using the Chinese technique of red-cooking. The resulting meat is both crispy and luxuriously soft with a delicious salty-sweet sauce.
It’s surprisingly easy, but impressive, making it a good dish to serve company. All the . . . → Read More: How to Make Red-Cooked Pork Belly