May 21, 2015

Fish Grilled Inside a Pineapple!

Take a fillet of any fish you prefer-
(I used haddock for this round but another
good fish would be salmon or tuna)

and sandwich it inside pineapple slices.
Take your pineapple and slice the sides up
using the whole length of the pineapple.

Liberally season your fish on both sides with coarse salt
and black pepper. Place the fish in between the
2 slices of the pineapple and then you can either tie
some kitchen cooking twine or use 2 skewers like I did.
(I ran out of twine)

Place your pineapple sandwiched fish on the grill and grill 
it on a high flame for about 12-15 minutes. You don't need to 
flip it over for the bottom pineapple slice will char a little and 
cook the fish literally inside the pineapple slice.
As the hot flame meets the ripened pineapple- the sweet natural
juices of the pineapple will give it great flavor.
It really makes you feel summery as well! 

Welcoming Summer Let's Cultivate Food

May 20, 2015

Cooking an Asian Fusion Menu for a Birthday!

Although every. single. person has a birthday--
it is always fun to celebrate with friends and or family.

Many of our In-Home Cooking Classes are where
people spend time together with a hands-on activity
that they can relish forever.
We spend time cooking, cutting, sauteing, baking,
learning, challenging each other, eating and most importantly
having and spending quality time with loved ones.


Celebrated another Birthday Let's Cultivate Food

Watermelon Rind side dish

Summer time is always filled with juicy, cold refreshing watermelon.
We always eat the red portion of the watermelon and toss
the rest out of course.
Have you ever tried the rind- the white part in between
the green skin and the red portion?

Yes, it's edible. It's served in salads at some restaurants.

Simply slice it up, rinse it, saute with
a little soy sauce (about a tablespoon)
a drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Saute for about 5 minutes and you can then garnish it
with scallions and roasted sesame seeds.

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food