PAN SEARED SALMON


One of our favorite restaurants in California is Don Giovanni, just north of Napa. Every time we visit the valley, we stop in to enjoy yet another delicious dish off the menu. Years ago, after sampling their salmon, I decided it was time to start making it at home.

SHRIMP JAMBALAYA


What is jambalaya? It is basically a one dish vegetable and rice dish comprised of a variety of pork, chicken and/or seafood carried in a sauce of tomato or broth. Gumbo is similar, but is typically based in a roux, which is a brown sauce thickened with filĂ© (FEE-lay) or okra. It is then served…

SALMON CAKES


These go wonderfully well with a handful of baby arugula drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, finished with a pinch of kosher salt. It is a beautiful, tasty way to round out a main with very little effort. I always think of it as “Marcella’s Salad”, because she introduced it to us in Florence, Italy.