Moroccan Pastilla

Moroccan Pastilla

A pastilla is a type of savory pie, consisting of spiced bird of some sort or another encased in puff pastry.  Variants can be found across the Mediterranean and into the Middle East, probably because they taste so good.  Some quick…

Not-Shahi-Paneer

Not-Shahi-Paneer

This is NOT shahi paneer.  That requires cashews, and maybe some other stuff that a guy like me just wouldn't have around the house on a Saturday night.  What it also isn't, is a Food Network "I love your recipe…

Paneer

DIY Paneer

Because Cheese.  Cheese is IMO one of mankind's greatest inventions, without which we could not have a proper pizza.  Also, wonderments like grilled cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, or indeed at least 1/3rd of my recipes would not exist at all….

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to make too much steak.  This becomes especially true where a large cut like tri-tip is concerned – you can make one, or two.  One is seldom enough around here, and two… well,…

Pasta and Cheese Fritters

Pasta and Cheese Fritters

One of the eternal questions in life is "how much pasta should I make?"  If you're familiar with bistromathics,  you know that the answer is, of course, a recipriversexclusion – i.e., the answer is any othe number than the one you've…

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Cook me like one of those French grills Okay, this is one of those things that are simple, but you'll pay a lot for in a restaurant.  It's not necessarily easy, but it's simple.  The trick is in the meat,…

Creamy Tomato Chicken Curry

Well, that's what I'm calling it for now, anyway.  Maybe someone can identify it for me. Anyway, this was partially borne from me wanting more curries under my belt, and partially influenced by Elderdottir's particular condition where certain things can overcome…

Naan (Or Something Like It)

If you know me, you know that I never bake.  Baking is as much science (chemistry, especially) as it is an art, and we don't get along so well – Screw up a step (which I'm good at) and there's…

Fajitas

Grilled Tequila Fajitas

I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican…