Dashi is a basic stock used in Japanese cooking which is made by boiling dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish). Instant dashi granules are sold in conveniently-sized jars or packets and vary in strength. Add more dashi to your soup if you want a stronger stock. You can use yellow, white or red miso paste for this soup. Yellow miso is sweet and creamy, red miso is stronger and saltier.
Cedar Planked Salmon
This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.
Gourmet Tuna Salad
The combination of green olives, almonds and capers in addition to the usual ingredients in tuna salad makes this recipe exceptionally good.
See how easy it is to make crepes. You'll need just 6 common ingredients for these French-style pancakes.
Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
Simple yet elegant Cornish game hens served with a wine and garlic sauce.
Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon
Easy and elegant enough for the in-laws. Be sure, when filling the chops, not to stuff it too full, or the meat will be done cooking before the cheese has had a chance to melt.
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, these Vietnamese spring rolls are a refreshing appetizer for an Asian-inspired meal.
Avocado Toast with Crumbled Crispy Pancetta
If you're expecting company for brunch, cook up this recipe for gourmet avocado toast with crumbled crispy pancetta and poached egg on rye.
Best Fried Green Tomatoes
You can also fry up red tomatoes with this recipe but make sure they are not over ripe or they will be mushy. Serve these tomatoes outside with a glass of iced tea one summer night and enjoy the sunset with someone you love.