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Fish 4 Friday: Curry Crabcakes

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Crab season is drawing to a close in many places. Maryland’s blue crabs are an exception, as their spring season begins in May. Nonetheless, it’s still possible to get quality crabmeat at your fishmonger’s. (If you’ve gotta ask how much, you can’t afford it. Like […]

Better Roast Chicken, the Real Man Way: Cinnamon Curry Beer-Can Chicken

Who doesn’t like roast chicken? It’s a favorite, naturally. And since the invention of Beer-Can Chicken, even Real Men have enjoyed their roasted bird, because it involves drinking beer, setting fires, scorching animals and eating with their fingers. (If it also had something to to with nubile wenches of negotiable affection, said Real Men would […]

Month of Eating Dangerously: Curried Stuffed Potatoes

Okay, I didn’t want to start out too boldly here. I’m kind of a “rush into things slowly” sort of guy at times. So I chose an easy recipe; one you can hit over the fence on the first swing, with your eyes closed. And it’s not that spicy, unless you want to make […]

Thanksgiving Twist: Curry Fruit Salad

I’m cranking on the novels, and I reached a bit of a dead-end. Low blood sugar or something. Happens late in the day, when one has spent the whole day cooped up with felines and pushing keyboard keys. The low blood sugar thing got me to looking for some fruit, which got me to […]

The Secret of Ras el Hanout: There Is No Secret (Trust Me)

Morocco is an exotic place, a land of unique peoples, cultures and dishes. Their spices, and the way they use them, are part of the mystique. Anyone who has learned a bit about Moroccan food knows something of the spice blend called Ras el Hanout. However, what most folks don’t know (at least not […]

F4F: Red Curry Mahi Mahi Salad

Courtesy Food Network Magazine, November/December, 2008

If you enjoy spicy fish dishes, you should run right out and get the ingredients for this dish! The new Food Network Magazine presents this recipe as one of several seafood items, and it’s truly delicious! And good for you too.

My attempt to improve on this scrumptious dish:

Red […]

Gandhi’s Birthday Feast

Today is Gandhi’s Birthday, a major holiday in India. He is revered as the father of modern India, now 60+ years ago. A man of strong will and gentle ways, he led the (mostly) nonviolent ejection of the British from their largest colony, and was featured on the cover of Time magazine three times. He […]

Working Hard for You: Buffet Grazing in Hyderabad

There are so many good things to eat in India that I’m glad my hotel serves several buffets each day. It doesn’t matter to me that they feel obliged to serve Western and Far Eastern style dishes to accommodate the range of their visitors. I wave hi as I go by the maitre d’hotel (who […]