Recipes

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: PAN SEARED TILAPIA WITH A PERKY QUINOA SALAD

Another seafood special from Chef John Howie that makes home-cooking a veritable gourmet experience. This is a fun, whimsical recipe with pan-seared tilapia – a mild, white fish – accompanied with a quinoa salad that has the lively taste and flavor of a Greek salad. With spring coming along to open the doors for summer,…

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COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: CLAM LINGUINI

“In Washington state, we’ve got some wonderful saltwater manila clams or butter clams as people often call them, and they’re the star of this simple, fabulously aromatic, seafood dish,” says Chef John Howie. “I will also be adding some sea clam meat to fortify the pasta and make it really yummy.” Then there are Roma…

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

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

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…

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COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: GRILLED SALMON PASTA SALAD

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…

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

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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COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: DUNGENESS CRAB AND SWEET CORN BISQUE

What could possibly be more comforting in cold, January weather than a smooth, creamy, seafoody bisque? One of Chef John Howie’s favorite recipes straight out of his cookbook Passion & Palate, this soup is seeped in the Pacific Northwestern aroma of fresh dungeness crab, texturized with pureed sweet corn. “The only thing better than bisque…

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