Recipe’s From Today’s Show: Easy Exotic Entertaining

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Today on MHTV: Exotic doesn’t have to mean scary; this bold and brightly-flavored Asian-inspired menu is all about making exotic easy.  Seared sirloin sits on a bed of scallions and arugula with my Thai Beef salad while my Clams with Lemongrass and Chilies make a great, quick app. For a balance of hot and sweet,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: New Twist on Flat-Roast Chicken

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TODAY on MHTV: You’re all pretty familiar with my flat-roasted, or spatchcocked, chicken. This is the same approach except this time I’m giving it a boost with Asian flavors.  I’m roasting the bird with citrus, soy, and garlic and serving it with a side of coconut rice and a beet and watercress salad. More from… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Exotic Entertaining

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TODAY on MHTV: A few of my friends are coming over, so I’m making a couple  quick Asian-inspired dishes that pair well with one of my favorite wines: Rose. I’ve got a wine bar set up so everyone can just help themselves while you get started on a fast app of clams with lemongrass and… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Twist on Flat Roasted Chicken

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TODAY on MHTV: Flat roasted (spatchcocked) chicken is one of my go-to recipes it cooks quickly but the meat stays moist and the skin gets crispy. This time I’m changing things up and putting an Asian spin on it with a citrus, soy sauce, garlic marinade. On the side, coconut rice is a sweet complement… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Asian-Inspired Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: My friend Paul is here showing me how to make his family-style version of bibimbap, a traditional Korean rice dish. “Paulbimbop” as I like to call it, is a great one-pot meal with a Mediterranean twist to the ingredients. I like to serve it with a jar of kimchi too- a classic… View Article
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STEAK DINNER

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SteakDinner810″] I took one whole week off of blog/facebook/twitter etc. No special reason–just a little vacation from the techno-frontlines because I want these activities to stay fun–not burdensome. And, this is the first time all year that–with sons all out of town, hubs and I ate out four whole nights which is very… View Article
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BUT THERE’S NOTHING IN THE HOUSE TO EAT

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Once again, it’s dinner time. No one can figure out what to eat ’cause, well–“there’s nothing in the house.” So the inertia builds until I come home from work and try not to get irritated because there’s ALWAYS something to be made. Even a heel of cheese and some tortillas can be whipped up in… View Article
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THAI FRIED RICE

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It is impossible to describe what it means for me to have a new stove. All of you must think I have the latest and the greatest of all appliances in my home. Truth is, I have the oldest, the worst, the last legs-until-there’s-nothing -left appliances. All these boys of mine: their education, athletics, medical… View Article
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SUMMER SEAFOOD

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SummerSeafood710″] I eat fish when it’s fresh, local and of a sustainable variety meaning that that particular species isn’t in any known, imminent danger of depleted stock. Check the Monterey Bay Seafood watch for what is going in in your part of the country (USA). I’ve been really lucky lately to be in… View Article
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Japanese Dinner for Summer

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At a fav NYC restaurant, Yakitori Toto, here is one of the meals I crave in the summer. Fresh, homemade udon noodles are chilled and served over a platform of connected ice cubes with shaved scallions and a light soy dipping sauce. We drink a chilled, strong, piquant sake. Plus a few charred skewers of… View Article
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