October 16, 2011

spot prawns and their roe

Nothing is quite as exciting as fresh spot prawns full of tiny reddish-orange pearls of roe. Live spot prawns in good condition are hard to come by now that the ultra-local spot prawn season is over, but Alaska's season is still in full swing with fresh gems available at shops like Mutual Fish.

Sauteed or salt roasted at high heat, count these among the things that make L's eyes sparkle at first sight.

October 9, 2011

short rib sandwich

I love leftovers. Short rib ragu from the prior evening--not enough to dress another serving of pasta, but just the perfect amount for a glorious sandwich on toasted sourdough with melted manchengo. It never made it to the plate from the cutting board.