Grilled Squid with Fennel, Blistered Shishito Escabeche, Chorizo Vinaigrette & Marjoram

I love the idea of eating a meal that’s both warm and cold on a hot summer day. Warm grilled squid with crisp, cold shaved fennel and blistered shishito peppers that have been swimming in sherry vinaigrette for a couple days is always a good idea. Chorizo vinaigrette ties everything together. Marjoram, one of the most…

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Sumac & Sancho Pepper Grilled Salmon with Summer Squash & Grated Tomato Vinaigrette

Staghorn sumac is a popular seasoning in much of the Mediterranean. Sumac adds a lemony citrus perk to any dish. It plays beautifully with the salmon in this recipe as well. Coupled with Japanese Sancho pepper, which is peppery with a nice citrus note, this recipe reinvents the classic “lemon pepper” seasoning of my childhood…

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Smoked Salt & Lime-Rubbed Striped Bass with Spring Peas, Radish, Coconut Green Curry & Cilantro Coconut Gremolata

This dish screams spring, from the zesty lime and cilantro to the beautiful bright colors of the radish and peas. One thing I like to do as soon as spring hits is bring more lightness to my meals since the weather is warmer. I also like to play with the idea of a dish being…

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