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Butternut Squash Soup

November 16, 2012 1 comment

I love the flavors of fall. Apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, orange, cranberry etc. – it’s the best. Slow roasted meats, various pies, and warm spicy drunks are also seasonally amazing. With that said, I was inspired by my favorite time of the year to make the following butternut squash soup.

Note: The following recipe resulted in a really flavorful soup, but the texture was very thick. I think it was because my butternut squash was really big, so the extra meatiness of it lent an extremely thick texture.

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Salmon Filet vs Salmon Steak

November 12, 2012 5 comments

It never occurred to me that salmon filet might taste different from salmon steak. After all, filet is just the side of the fish, and steak is two sides of the fish joined by bone. It should taste the same, right? I decided to pan sear both and see if I liked one more than the other, thinking that there would be no difference. There is no big difference, but I do like the filet more. Either way though, salmon is one of those quick and easy ingredients that can really shine on its own.

Steak:

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Nước Mắm

November 11, 2012 3 comments

Nuoc Mam, aka fish sauce, is a staple of Vietnamese cooking. It has a very fishy (surprise!) and salty taste. It can be used both as an element in the cooking process and as a condiment (this condiment dipping sauce is not the same though!)

In its pure form, as it would be used for the cooking process, fish sauce looks like this:

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