This recipe, inspired from Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin, is just that: fast food. But you’ll find no greasy burgers or artery clogging fries here. Instead fresh tomatoes, tuna, olives, and anchovies are on the menu. This recipe can be a real crowd pleaser: it’s a simple and quick fix, yet the finished product is delicious and aesthetically pleasing.
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This post (and recipe) is dedicated to the life and memory of a good friend of mine, Tomoaki Sawada, a.k.a. Sawada-san. I had been working with him for several years, and met him multiple times here and in Japan. Every time, he had been so good to me. He liked good food, and he liked to drink, Sake, and Shoju. I made that recipe today, but was not planning to post for a while, but this is only fitting that I post today.
I first had Yakitori – literally translates to grilled chicken – in the smallest place in a back alley in Tokyo. The place could sit maybe 5 people, but the food was sumptuous. They have a tiny grill, and they can’t cook for more than 2 or 3 at a time, and they used ice cubes to clean the grill, quite an experience. So you don’t have to fly to Tokyo, here’s a recipe that should get close.
Summer is almost here, and this means barbecue season is among us, although here in Northern California, you can almost do this all year long. Here is a recipe for steak to enjoy on a hot summer day (any steak will work, I used ribeye). Very easy and sure to please.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love shish kebabs. This is an other tasty variation, with a northern african flavor: Paprika and Cumin. There is something special about these spices, they combine into such an enticing flavor, and create an unforgettable experience.
This recipe would be traditionally served with Harissa, but if you can’t find any, you can make this simple relish with tomatoes, shallots and hot Paprika.