Side Dishes

  • Marinated Shrimp with Crunchy Vegetables

    Piment d’Espelette arrived in Europe from the New World 500 years ago, acclimated to south of France and now returns to the Americas. It is prized by cooking cognoscenti the world over for its sweet flavor with slightly bitter notes and medium heat that builds and lingers.
  • Zucchini Seafood Salad

    Zucchini Seafood Salad, full of flavor and ideal for summer. A simple and easy recipe. Preparation time is only 10 minutes.
  • Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

    Cucumbers often fall to the vegetable wayside, and most of the time, I think they belong there. That being said, the lengthy legumes make a great condiment and this curry-mint combo takes full advantage of their cool flavor and juicy crunch with minimal effort.
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil Risotto

    Try our recipe for Pumpkin Seed Oil Risotto, a great dish for autumn or any time of year.
  • Tomato Vinaigrette

    This is perfect over a bed of arugula and topped with some seared scallops. Throw in a grilled cheese made of crusty ciabatta and blue cheese and you have a fresh, flavorful, and easy meal that is worthy of a nice glass of wine and some candles.
  • Spicy Cold Noodles

    Our pure Chile Seed Oil, made at a family farm in Austria, is richly colored, has a spicy kick and is deeply flavored. A dash is all you need to add a unique note to everything from pasta, grilled meats, to sautes and beyond.
  • Classic Potato Gratin

    Using Yukon Gold Potatoes, heavy cream, and our Calvi Mosto Oro Monocultivar 100% Taggiasca Olive Oil, this French classic is rich with flavor.
  • Sweet Potato Mash with Brown Sugar

    This is a simple sweet potato mash that is delicious as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any time. Instead of adding butter to the mashed sweet potato I loosen it with little Kelp Stock made from Matsumaeya Makombu, and flavor it with Japanese Okinawa Kokuto Brown Sugar.
  • Kelp Stock

    There are two ways to produce kelp stock. Here I present the Easy Method. You can find another method which was newly developed and is often used by professional chefs in Hiroko’s American Kitchen. Matsumaeya Kombu is finely shredded in order to extract the most flavor from the kelp.
  • Watermelon Feta Salad

    Best summer salad in just four easy steps! I love this version of one of my favorites, serve this south-of-the-border salad with fresh chips, guacamole and tacos and have the perfect dinner party ready in minutes
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