Whether it’s pronounceable or not, this soup (compliments of Rick Field of Rick’s Picks and found on page 36 of Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook) is a real winner on crisp autumn days.
At Brushstroke with chef/owner David Bouley, chef Yamada created this dish for Americans, who he realized don’t like the salted, grilled fish beloved in Japan for its strong flavor and chewy texture. To create a very moist fish, Yamada created this recipe for sea bass, where the fish is marinated for 24 hours with sun-dried tomatoes and grapeseed oil.
Fishmonger Gabrielle Stommel, aka Gabe the Fish Babe, calls this recipe for fluke crudo “delightfully simple.” It takes seconds, or for a little more effort, try chopping it into a medium dice with red onion, fresh chilies and herbs and dousing the lot with citrus juices for an easy fluke ceviche.
Gabe the Fish Babe, aka fishmonger Gabrielle Stommel, usually gets bluefish from day-boat fisherman Dean Pesante in Point Judith, Rhode Island, and often sells it to Calliope in the East Village. “Bluefish is an oily fish and can stand up to other bold ingredients,” says Stommel, “the combo of harissa, avocado and sweet bluefish make for a splendidly balanced dish.”
In our current issue, St. John Frizell takes a closer look at Portland, home of a burgeoning food scene that spans everything from food trucks to craft beer. One of his favorite dishes from his trip to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest was from a restaurant called Smallwares, which calls its culinary approach “inauthentic” Asian.
The emerging disorder among the sustainable set strikes at the height of the fall harvest season, when some locavores break out in a cold sweat at the sight of yet another kale salad, roast chicken or apple crisp.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Michael Pesce makes limoncello in Carroll Gardens using culinary geranium–an ingredient he discovered on the Amalfi Coast. The citrus-scented herb grows in the city, too, but with or without it, making limoncello at home is a snap.
The menu at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has changed little since the 40’s, with standards like these veal meatballs, which have been made for at least three generations.
Eleven Madison Park has been in the news lately regarding the–some would say–radical changes to the menu, the presentation, the atmosphere, the prices. But a few weekends ago I was able to sample some of Daniel Humm’s food in a simpler setting.
In the current issue of Edible Brooklyn, we went into the fridge with Ted Allen, TV celeb and host of the Food Network’s program “Chopped.” He shared with us this recipe for summer pasta salad topped with ripe peaches and tomatoes.
In our current issue, Gabrielle Langholtz–editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn–reviews Mindy Fox’s latest cookbook, Salads: Beyond the Bowl, which features this recipe for blueberries with feta and mint. Refreshing, seasonal and oh so yummy.
Here’s a recipe from our current issue for gazpacho (read the whole story here), which jazzes up the classic soup with anise hyssop leaves–available at the Greenmarket if you don’t have a field to forage it in.