Kimchi Jjigae with Kanikama and Tofu

A Korean classic, kimchi jjigae is one of my favorite ways to consume kimchi. In this recipe, the broth is umami-rich and spicy, and the texture of the tofu and kanikama (imitation crab) are light but satisfying, harmonizing with the mildly crunchy kimchi.

Into Something Rich and Strange IV: Three Takes on Umami-Rich Seafood Stocks

Seafood stock, like bone broth, is a unique mix of of seemingly strange ingredients, a devotion to wasting nothing, and a rich result. Packed with umami, seafood stocks are fast to make, use few ingredients, and those ingredients are ones that are not only cheap, but would normally be thrown away or disregarded by our modern Western food culture.

Grilled Chicken Legs with Basil and Mozzarella

This recipe is all about highlighting the natural flavors of really good ingredients. Good olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and the essential oils of freshly chopped herbs infuse the chicken legs, which are then grilled, topped with fresh basil leaves and mozzarella, and finished off quickly in the broiler. Easy, delicious, and a perfect summer recipe that won’t heat up your kitchen!

Seasonal Minestrone

Celebrate the freshness of seasonal herbs and produce with this simple, flexible recipe! The acidity from the wine and the fresh, subtle flavors of the herbs gives it a real depth of flavor and the lightness of the final dish make it appetizing even in hot weather.

Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Fried in their shells, these shrimp have an awesome crunch, and the meat inside is super succulent. They’re crave-worthy, and you’ll be hard pressed not to scarf them down like potato chips!