When I started The Sunday Dish, I told myself I was going to do everything I could to not miss a week. To stay consistent. To not break the chain. And three weeks in, I broke the chain 😉 This is why I usually don’t do regular features around here on Kitchen Konfidence. My work/personal life schedule can sometimes get hectic, so the only regular standard I hold myself to is to share at least 1 recipe a week. However, today, I am getting back up on the horse, because I really enjoyed writing and sharing The Sunday Dish parts 1 and 2, I want to keep this going, and I’m not going to beat myself up over missing a week ;)!
PS. I missed last week’s article, because my wifi situation was unexpectedly nonexistent while at a bachelor party in Mexico (more details below). Let’s dish!
- When we last left off, I shared the incredible Thai meal Jorge and I cooked on Valentine’s Day. Several days later I treated Jorge to my own over-the-top dinner as a belated-Valentine’s Day treat (I was working that entire weekend). Similar to a dish we love at Davanti Enoteca, the appetizer was homemade bread topped with freshly made ricotta and honeycomb. For an entree, I served two big, fat grilled steaks (1 lb each) topped with porcini butter along with braised fennel and dill fingerling potatoes. And dessert was this walnut variation on Sweet Paul’s World’s Best Cake (pictured above). Everything turned out really well, and Jorge was very happy 🙂
- Around the Internets, I found these tasty morsels:
- Brian made the most vibrant Beet Dip with Hazelnuts. Seriously check this one out.
- Gaby made this Bacon Brussels and Leek Pizza, and I really, really want a slice (or two). There’s also a layer of roasted garlic paste. YUM!
- Steph recently shared these Easy Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken Thighs. They look so sticky and golden. I could see this recipe making it’s way into my weeknight chicken repertoire.
- 6 words: Chocolate Poundcake with Bacon Bourbon Frosting.
- Sam made this Fennel and Radish Salad that looks so simple and so tasty (and healthy too!).
- Joy made these decadent brownies, and so did I!
- Sarah shared this No Bake Key Lime Pie and I wish I was eating it right now. It looks SO tasty.
- Claire made this Cauliflower Brie Soup. I’ve never had soup with brie in it, but I love the idea. Brie is a fav.
- 30 minute Cinnamon Rolls?? Yes please!
- I’ve been on a shrub kick recently, so I’m loving this Ginger Shrub Dark & Stormy Cocktail.
- The weekend following Valentine’s Day was spent in Las Gaviotas, a small community just south of Rosarito, Mexico. I was there for a bachelor party. One of my best girlfriends is getting married next month, and I’m in the wedding party! I won’t get into all the details of the weekend, but I will share some food highlights. On Saturday, we ventured down to Ensenada, where we tracked down La Guerrerense, a street vendor known for tostadas and seafood cocktail. I first heard about La Guerrerense on the Good Food Baja Show, and I’ve been dying to go ever since. Pictured above is the seafood cocktail packed with large pieces of shrimp and octopus. The liquid is flavored with tomato juice, hot sauce and lime juice. I just couldn’t believe how tender and fresh the seafood was. Octopus can be tough, but this was just perfect. I also ordered two tostadas, one with octopus and one with mussels. The seafood is coarsely chopped up with fresh herbs and vegetables, then spread over a crunchy tostada. Laid out across the front of the cart were jars and jars of La Guerrerense salsas. I drizzled the hot salsa over my tostadas, and couldn’t have been happier. Later in the day, we stopped by a fish market in Ensenada to pick up fresh seafood for dinner. I prepared these Ceviche Tostadas as an appetizer, and for the main course, tequila-lime shrimp and grilled sea bass steaks with pickled onions. Accompanied by cold beers and margaritas, the dinner was incredible. Not a bite of seafood left on anyone’s plate.
- I wrote my first article for Lifehacker!
- Looking for some fun cocktails in San Diego? Check out this article.
- If you live in the San Diego area, you must check out Green Acre, a hidden little gem of a restaurant by Brian Malarkey. Pictured above: root fries with ginger aioli, pickled things (green strawberries, fennel, onions and cucumber), and a shocking pink agua fresca made with pitaya (cactus fruit) and meyer lemon. Each pickled thing is soaked in a different brine. The green strawberries are spiked with lavender!! For a good laugh, try reading this like Stefon from SNL (joke compliments of Billy). Check out some other restaurant highlights on Instagram.
- Season 4 of Girls started out a bit slow, but it’s reeeaaaally getting good. Are you following along this season? Jorge made me a gif of one of my favorite moments so far:
- Speaking of TV programming, Netflix recently released House of Cards Season 3. We are two episodes in. If you’re not a fan already, I’d recommend watching Seasons 1 and 2 asap. So good.