Blistered Romanos with Roasted Tomato Gochujang Sauce

Romano beans are a true summer treat! They stay sweet and crisp even after braised, and these romano beans get a serious flavor boost from a roasted tomato, garlic, and gochujang sauce. It’s sweet, a little spicy, and crunchy (thanks to the roasted almonds). Best of all, it’s easily made vegan (though I would highly…

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Black Garlic Salsa Verde

Say hello to your new favorite summer sauce. Here, Italian salsa verde, a piquant mixture of parsley, capers, anchovies, lemon, and EVOO, gets a savory boost from the addition of fermented black garlic. It goes well on just about anything, but is particularly delicious smothered on grilled or roasted vegetables, fish, and steak, or slathered…

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Radicchio Salad with Balsamic, Chili Crisp, and Black Garlic

I’ve made a lot of recipes over the years, and but this may be my favorite. Radicchio is tossed is a sumptuous mixture of balsamic vinegar, chili crisp, and black garlic, resulting in a sticky sweet and deeply savory glaze that perfectly balances radicchio’s bitterness. Did I mention its vegan and gluten free? Recipe Notes…

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Roasted Maitakes with Gochujang Butter

These gochujang and butter roasted maitakes pack some serious wow factor as a vegetarian dinner centerpiece. Due to maitake’s loose structure, the craggy fronds get crisp and deeply caramelized, while the stems remain lusciously tender and buttery. This has quickly become a house favorite, as it’s easy to throw together, while boasting some serious funky-umami…

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Charred Spring Veg with Miso Butter and Chili Crisp Panko

Spring is in the air! Spring onions and radishes are charred then tossed in a savory miso butter and topped with spicy chili crisp breadcrumbs. Recipe Notes You could certainly use asparagus or another spring veg of your choice here, just note that cooking times bay be different.

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Crispy Fish with Celery Olive Salsa Verde and Charred Broccolini

Fish and green sauce go hand in hand, so this crispy skin sea bream with celery and olive salsa verde and charred broccolini is a perfect table centerpiece. Recipe Notes If you are new to crispy skin fish, I will outline the technique below. However, I highly recommend reading through this tutorial first. You will…

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Simmered Squash with Pickled Pine Nuts and Chili Oil

We all love a roasted squash dish in the winter, but this recipe is here to prove that simmered squash, in all its soft, comforting glory, deserves a spot at your dinner table. I was inspired to embrace mushy squash after having an incredible banchan from Joodooboo in Oakland: winter squash simmered in anchovy dashi.…

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