Tuna Salad

04. September 2003 Fish, Vegetables + Salads 0
I bought a jar of Calypso tuna in olive oil during one of my visits to Di Palo in Little Italy. It is more expensive that the tuna-in-a-can that you see in the regular supermarket so I was curious to taste the difference. First of all, the olive oil that Calypso uses tastes good on ...

Beef Steak Fajitas

24. August 2003 Beef 0
I adapted this recipe from an issue of Saveur Magazine. The flank is the underside of a cow’s belly. It’s a bit more chewy than the sirloin right above it, but it has a great beefy flavor for a cheap cut of beef. Marinating it for a couple of hours or even overnight makes it ...

Sopas de Nopales, Cactus Soup

08. August 2003 Vegetables + Salads 0
I was walking in the Washington Heights area one Saturday afternoon when I saw cactus pads, or nopales in Spanish, on display in one of the grocery stores. I immediately remembered our trip to Mexico where we had numerous unforgettable meals. In the town of Pochutla in Oaxaca, we ate several times at Lichita Restaurant ...

Green Tea Noodle and Cucumber

I adapted this from a Nigella Lawson recipe from The New York Times. In New York City, you can get green tea noodles from Sunrise Mart for less than $5 for two bunches. You can use soba noodles as a substitute, you just won’t have that interesting green color. If you don’t have an Asian ...