Category Archives: Chef Recipes

Fish Shop Halibut Recipe

San Diego Food FindsAre you looking for new ways to prepare lighter dishes? Enter a sea of possibilities from Hermosa Beach Fish Shop, Pacific Beach Fish Shop and Encinitas Fish Shop. Offering the freshest seafood, as well as seasonings and sauces made from scratch, it’s a breeze to get hooked on tasty entrees such as the Lemon Butter Halibut. Infused with the flavor of lemon and accompanied by a blend of sautéed vegetables, the recipe is so easy and versatile, you can switch out the fish for salmon, cod, shrimp or scallops.

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Easy Miso Soup Recipe

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Recipe and Photography By Maria Desiderata Montana

While shopping at Trader Joe’s, I make it a point to pick up a box or two of their Miso Ginger Broth. It’s the perfect base for my favorite Miso Soup With Tofu and Mushrooms. After all, nothing tastes better then a light and healthy soup for lunch or dinner!

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Magical Voodoo Tacos Recipe

Photo Courtesy of The Duck Dive
The Duck Dive Voodoo Tacos

After one bite, you will be under the spell of The Duck Dive’s magical Voodoo Tacos. The coastal eatery gives the salmon tacos a kick with a special Sriracha- and Sculpin-based sauce that will surprise and impress taste buds. The unique sauce paired with the refreshing flavors of Napa cabbage and papaya salsa will leave you hungry for more. Celebrate Taco Tuesday the Southern California way. Set the buns and hot dogs aside, and dive into these delicious tacos.

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Bracero Offers Unique Recipe

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Carrot Aguachile

For casual or romantic dining experiences, Bracero Cocina de Raiz offers lively street-level dining with an open kitchen so that guests can view the artful preparation of their meal. Specialty cocktails and fresh bites can also be ordered table-side from carts. Bracero’s entire second level features an exclusive mezzanine, indoor and outdoor seating and floor-to-ceiling interactive vertical bar towers.

Honoring the history of Mexican cuisine, Chef Javier Plascencia presents authentic Mexican flavors, ingredients and dishes that people haven’t had the opportunity to taste. Now you can make his easy to prepare recipe for Carrot Aguachile in the comfort of your own kitchen. 

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2 Chef Recipes For Halloween

Chef Recipes For Halloween
Superfood Popcorn

Halloween is around the corner and two of our favorite chefs have created recipes to enjoy while watching scary horror movies all weekend long. The first recipe is Superfood Popcorn by True Food Kitchen’s Executive Brand Chef, Arik Markus and the second is Here’s Johnny Johnny Cakes by Chef Andre Fuentes of The Patio Group

Executive Brand Chef Arik Markus of True Food Kitchen recommends snacking on superfood popcorn while while watching your favorite horror film this Halloween. Made with freshly popped corn and sprinkled with nutritional yeast, hemp, chia seeds and salt-free herb seasoning, it’s a guilt-free way to make it through any spooky movie. True Food Kitchen has 11 locations nationwide, and offers cuisine inspired by the world’s healthiest populations, focusing on wholesome, all-natural dishes that are prepared simply to highlight the natural health benefits and tastes of each ingredient. 

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Alaskan Halibut Recipe

Alaskan Halibut With Fava Bean Puree (Courtesy photo)
Alaskan Halibut With Fava Bean Puree (Courtesy photo)

It’s no secret that I love Fava Beans. It’s been a staple in my Italian household since I was a child. Executive Chef Executive Jason Knibb of Nine-Ten Restaurant in La Jolla gave me his delectable recipe for Alaskan Halibut with Fava Bean Purée. I make this often for my own family and it’s always a delectable hit!

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