Month: June 2012

Restaurant Recommendation: Ohana Hawaiian BBQ, Las Vegas, NV | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Ohana Hawaiian BBQ: Las Vegas

It was shortly after Alex and I moved to Las Vegas when we accidentally stumbled upon Ohana Hawaiian BBQ in a large strip mall near our house one afternoon.  It was a truly remarkable find.  Not only is the food…

Tomato Concasse

Tomato Concasse

Tomato concasse (cone-cass-SAY) is just a fancy term for tomatoes which have been peeled, seeded, and chopped to a 1/4-inch dice.  Although a bit laborious and time consuming, the end result of having fresh, peeled tomatoes is invaluable.  Many dishes will not…

Freshies: South Lake Tahoe

Tucked away in a small strip-mall (across the hall from a pirate novelty store), one of my favorite restaurants, and a true hidden gem…

Teriyaki Burger with Cheddar, Fried Egg, Avocado, Green Onions, and Mayo | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Teriyaki Burger with Fried Egg

Feigning a Bachi Burger-style burger (a thick and juicy meat patty bursting with teriyaki flavor, sweet onion essence, buttery fried over-easy egg, fluffy bun), but unable to make a trip to the scrumptious burger joint, we came up with the idea…

Good Reads: The Best Charcuterie for Your Holiday Party | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

The Best Charcuterie for Your Holiday Party

 

As I am helplessly addicted to the fine meats of charcuterie (cured meats like prosciutto, smoked sausages, pates), I fortuitously stumbled across this article on The Best Charcuterie for Your Holiday Party.  This is a truly a great representation…

Roasted Vegetable Gazpacho | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Roasted Vegetable Gazpacho

If you are not familiar with Gazpacho, it is a delightful and light cold soup with a tomato base, loaded with fresh vegetables like cucumber, zucchini, bell pepper, and onions — a perfect dish to serve during the warm, summer months.  I…

Kitchen Must-Haves: Green Onions | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Green Onions

 

Green onions are a requirement in my kitchen; their versatility is astounding.  Also known as “scallions,” green onions are a great way to add vibrant color and subtle onion flavor to a variety of dishes; they also make a beautiful garnish.  They…

Southwest Chicken Noodle Casserole | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Southwest Chicken Noodle Casserole

In a fit of creativity one night, I was in the mood for comfort food, and my legendary Tuna Noodle Casserole normally hits the spot… but I was also in the mood for something spicy.  With a little brainstorming and somewhat…

Charcuterie: Explained | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Charcuterie

 

Before culinary school, I had never heard of charcuterie before, so I didn’t know it is actually a part of my everyday life.  Simply put, it is a facet of cooking devoted to specialty meats like (to name a few) pancetta, sausages,…