Posts in: sauces and pickles

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

I love basil, pine nuts and cheese, so it’s only logical that I like pesto. What isn’t logical is how long it took me to finally make my own pesto at home. Pesto is quick, easy and tastes fantastic on almost anything.

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Bo Ssäm and Ssäm Sauce

I’ve been putting off making the bo ssäm for a while now, for reasons I’m not too sure of. It might have been the idea that Chang’s bo ssäm is quintessentially Momofuku or because I haven’t bothered to find myself a bone in Boston pork butt. Excuses aside, I finally gave my butcher a call and had him order me an extremely large piece of meat.

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Pickled Carrot & Daikon Julienne

I know quite a few people who can make a simple meal out of pickles and steamed white rice. I’m not one of them, but Mike has a deep love for pickles and rice together, probably due to his growing up with giant jars of homemade pickles in the fridge.

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Fake Shack Burger Sauce Recipe

Many people have waxed poetic about the Shake Shack burger, and I, while usually adverse to hype, couldn’t agree more with the superfluous, crazy-wonderful things people are saying. The burger really is that good. So good in fact, I get the shakes when I think about how far away Shake Shack is from Vancouver and how there is nothing here in Vancouver that even remotely compares.

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Scallops with Buttermilk, Soy and Poppy Seeds

This is another one of Chang’s three-in-one recipes, but two of the recipes are just dressings and the other is arranging, so I’d say this is one of the easiest recipes in the Ko chapter. Fresh, sweet scallop is placed on top a tangy, slightly spicy buttermilk dressing with shoyu vinaigrette.

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