CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG

Enjoy a collection of content from Chef Howie and members of his team.

THANK YOU FOR RAISING $118,189 TO FEED THOSE IN NEED!

By Chef John Howie | February 6, 2017

As you know, food is a big part of my life. That is why it breaks my heart hearing there are people going hungry right here in the Northwest. I’m grateful that we are able to do many things for our community, but our big effort every year is to raise money for Food Lifeline through…

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COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: MOM’S POTATO SALAD

By Nabanita Dutt | February 6, 2017

There are all sorts of potato salads, up and down the American taste spectrum. From bland, overdressed, gag-inducing dollops of something yellow and mushy to a perfect symphony of taste, texture and eye appeal – United States is a nation that cannot have enough of all of them. But the potato salad that would triumph…

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9 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OWN PLUMP, JUICY SAUSAGES

By Nabanita Dutt | February 3, 2017

Supermarkets have simply ruined sausages for many people. Filler, fluids, modifiers, all packed into tubular bags of intestines with the worst bits of waste meat collected off the floor once the butchery has been swept… Graphic, mental images of the contents of a pack of cheap, supermarket sausage can take people to some really fanciful…

SESAME AND PEPPERCORN CRUSTED AHI TUNA RECIPE

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: SESAME AND PEPPERCORN CRUSTED AHI TUNA

By Nabanita Dutt | January 31, 2017

This crusted Ahi tuna recipe is a food legend that was born in Chef John Howie’s kitchen at Seattle’s upscale Seastar Restaurant And Raw Bar. The fresh bricks of Ahi, seared perfectly on the outside, are finished off with some wasabi cream and a ginger-soy reduction. (Watch how Chef Howie swiftly `draws the lines out’…

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HOW TO EAT WELL AT A FREE HOTEL BREAKFAST BUFFET WITHOUT EMBARRASSING YOURSELF

By Nabanita Dutt | January 28, 2017

Mediocrity can be manipulated. Hotel breakfast buffets most certainly can be revived and upgraded if you approach the spread with optimism, originality and some careful pre-planning. After all, nobody serves you such an extensive selection of breakfast foods at home – oh, wait, nobody serves you at home! – and even if the congealed scrambled…

OVEN-BAKED PORK CHOPS ON CEDAR PLANK

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: OVEN-BAKED PORK CHOPS ON CEDAR PLANK

By Nabanita Dutt | January 24, 2017

Another fabulously simple plank cooking recipe by Plank Cooking guru Chef John Howie. This time, if anything, the recipe is even easier. You lay out some seasoned pork chops and red potatoes on the cedar plank, and the aromatic wood does its thing, flavoring the food while it cooks in the oven. “You simply cannot…

Can Wood Planks Be Reused Cooking

CHEF JOHN HOWIE ANSWERS: CAN WOOD PLANKS BE REUSED FOR COOKING?

By Nabanita Dutt | January 21, 2017

This is a question I’m asked very often by patrons who come to my restaurants in Seattle WA, to experience the woody flavors of food prepared in this authentic Pacific Northwest style. If they try plank cooking at home, can they reuse the planks? The short answer is yes. Depending on the state of the…

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE GRILLED SALMON PASTA SALAD

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: GRILLED SALMON PASTA SALAD

By Nabanita Dutt | January 17, 2017

Salmon is one of the most versatile ocean fishes out there –  grill it, bake it, sautée it, sandwich it, and there will still be ways left to enjoy a hunk of this fabulously flavorful, orangey-pink meat. Because of the density of its meat, salmon can hold up to heavier sauces and cooking methods better…

COOK AUTHENTIC CHILI CON CARNE LIKE TEXAN CHILI QUEEN

CHILI CON CARNE: COOK IT TEXAN `CHILI QUEEN’ STYLE, OR DON’T COOK IT AT ALL

By Nabanita Dutt | January 14, 2017

Mexicans refuse to own up to chili. Same way the Japanese deny having anything to do with California sushi rolls. It was yet another mysterious dish that emerged from the melting pot of immigrant cultures in United States, and therefore can only be identified as American. Or Tex-Mex, if you’ll pardon the expression. San Antonio,…

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John Howie Steak Named ‘Best Place For A Steak In Bellevue’

By Chef John Howie | January 12, 2017

  Since the beginning, John Howie Steak has strived to create a memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests. Whether you are a steak connoisseur or you just enjoy quality food, we have always wanted you to feel welcomed and cared for while dining with us. Because to your votes and feedback, John Howie Steak ranked Number…