Leek Cream Sauce

One of the cool things about knowing the basics of cooking is that you get to the point that you can have a really cool idea and have the know how to actually pull it off. Long story short I had to make this with only a basic concept but …

Aioli

Aioli is more or less a term for a sauce/condiment that is very similar to Mayonnaise and though they are two different things, the term is used interchangeably. When you go into a place and the grilled tuna has Wasabi Aioli, it’s really Wasabi flavored mayo. And this can be …

Herb oil

A bit of heat, some fresh herbs a medium to capture the flavor, you have a lot of room with this. You can take just about any fresh herb and make a simple condiment with a lot of flavor. Dill oil goes great with seafood and adds a bright green …

Basic red sauce

This is yet another one of those things that, no matter how I tell you to make it, someone else’s grandmother made it better. No shit, but for this is for those of you who don’t have old school grandmothers that make sauce from scratch. This is a simple base …

Sesame dill Anti Ranch

My long-standing hatred of Ranch dressing is well documented with my main issue being that it undermines my work. When I make my wings, I brine them, then smoke them and then I fry them, I’m not pulling them out of a box in the freezer. People don’t seem to …

Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette is more or less a fancy word for salad dressing. It’s a blend of an acid, typically vinegar or fruit juice and maybe a few seasonings with some type of oil. If you have a blender or a food processor it will make your life a lot easier and …

Rosemary Simple Syrup

This is one more step to the basic simple syrup recipe and is a good way to show you how to adapt the basic recipes into something more dynamic. Yes, I know this sounds strange but this goes really well over ice cream or in a mixed drink Mise En …