Tag Archives: Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Portuguese-Style Clams and Pork (Cataplana)

Southern Portugal is three quarters surrounded by the sea so it is not surprising that fish and seafood are heavily featured in the Portuguese diet and gave rise to the unique invention of the perfect vessel, the cataplana, for steaming shellfish. Cataplana, much like the word tagine, is the name of both the recipe and […]

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Roasted Bell Pepper and Pasta Salad

Bell peppers have been referred to as the Christmas ornaments of the vegetable world.  Their beautiful bell shape featuring three or more lobes,  glossy skin and variety of vivid colors from green to red to purple to yellow and orange shout out festive excitement all twelve months of the year.  In spite of the varied palette all are […]

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Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork

The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 commemorates the defeat of a large French army by a much smaller Mexican army of about four thousand soldiers during the French intervention in Mexico.  In late 1861 Napoleon III, under the 1861 Treaty of London, sent troops to Mexico alongside English and Spanish forces to collect debts owed […]

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Fabada Asturiana

Even though spring has officially arrived we in Northern California have been subject to a series of very cold winds and rains this past week that are way too reminiscent of the bite of winter!   Last night was one of those nights so instead of lighting the outdoor barbecue we fired up the Wolf… Dayton was inspired […]

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Yucatan Style Arroz con Pollo

During my years of professional business travel I have been fortunate  to dine in many venues all around the globe.  How much better could it get for someone who loves great food than being required to travel to exotic international destinations as well as the great metropolitan cities of our country, spanning East to West and North to […]

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Salmon Cakes with Lemon and Fresh Dill

We love salmon… period!  One indulgent dining out lunch to which we always look forward is a seasonal trek to Skates by the Bay, a local restaurant perched like a seagull on pilings out over the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley.  For a very short period of time, mid-May to mid-June only, Copper River salmon is on […]

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