Steak Frites with Grilled Carrots

This simple dish is grilled New York strip steak with fries. The steak was coated with cilantro garlic sauce, made from cilantro, garlic, salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil and red wine vingear. The grilled carrots were mixed with cinnamon, white pepper, salt and olive oil. The fries were sprinkled with cayenne pepper, white…

Tagliatelle Pasta with Clams, Mushroom in a Creamy Sauce

This homemade Tagliatelle pasta was made from extra virgin olive oil, sliced mushrooms, diced onions, frozen clams, white wine (Chardonnay), fresh thyme, fresh parsley and heavy whip cream. The fresh pasta was made from 2 eggs, extra virgin olive oil, basil and garlic powder, lemon pepper, kosher salt, 1/2 cup of semolina flour and 1/2…

Chimichurri Flank Steak with Fried Plantain and Caribbean Salad

This colorful dish brings Caribbean Carvinal to a late September day! The flank steak is marinated with Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, fresh minced garlic, ground coriander seeds, black pepper and oregano. It was pan seared on a cast iron skillet and dip into Chimichurri sauce. The Chimichurri sauce was made from mixing fresh cilantro, red…

Panko Crusted Pork Chop with Fiesta Rice and Black Beans

Today’s meal is a Mexican fusion flare. The pork chop was marinated with Chinese five spice powder and balsamic vingear. Then it was coated with an egg and Japanese panko before frying it in canola oil. The rice was made with butter, chicken broth, diced onion, diced Roma tomates and diced green pepper bell. The…

Stir Fry Flat Rice Noodles with Beef and Chinese Broccoli

This is an authentic Chinese-Cantonese dish featuring fresh Asian rice noodles (aka Chow Fun), thinly sliced and marinated flank beef and Chinese broccoli. The sauce is made with oyster sauce, five spice powder, chicken broth and canola oil. You may have seen the same kinds of noodles as Drunken noodles at many Thai restaurants. The…

Spaghetti Bolognese with Arugula Salad

I just learned how to make pasta from scratch about a week ago. This is my first time making whole fresh wheat pasta. The pasta dough was made from semolina flour, whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, lemon pepper, roast garlic and cheese powder and eggs. The sauce was made from ground beef, sweet…

Thai Noodle Soup

Noodle soup dishes are very popular in East Asian countries. This Thai noodle soup dish uses Southeast Asian rice noodles, spring roll, shrimp, fresh shitake mushroom, fresh cilantro and julienne carrots. The broth was flavored by a plum tomato, one small onion, one sliced jalepeno, Vietnamese fish sauce, lime zest, lime juice and leftover Yakisoba…

Spaghetti ai Frutti Di Mare

This dish looks savory but it’s nothing fancy except that I used fresh ingredients, which is more important for any international cuisine. I used organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh garlic cloves, fresh basil leaves, fresh clams, fresh mussels and fresh shrimp along with whole wheat spaghetti and first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. It’s topped…