Rib Eye

I came across the Imperial Meat Market while in Brooklyn last weekend.  I am as impressed about what I saw as I am in hubby's masterful grilling skills here.  BBQ season is officially open I think.


Tuna Sashimi

Slicing my tuna block...

Short Rib Sukiyaki

I love Hmart! Amazing selection of Asian goods, in addition to enormous meat and fish departments...oh, and a kim chi section where you can sample!  I've made a few things after the last shopping trip, including this one, since I've always wanted to say "I made sukiyaki!"

Heat the following just until sugar is dissolved:
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp teriyaki sauce
dash of rice vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 tsp sugar

1 lb beef short rib meat, sliced paper thin

1 package of rice noodles
4 green onions
5 baby bella caps
1 package of enoki mushrooms
1 cup of mango slivers
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Soak rice noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes and drain.  In a pan heat vegetable oil, and throw in the meat.  Add in a little of the soy mixture. Let cook on medium heat for 1 minute. Add in the rice noodles, green onions chopped into 1 inch pieces, portabellas, and the enoki.  Add in the remaining soy dressing and cook covered for 3 minutes.  Mix in mango and serve immediately. Yum.

Warm Octopus and Potato Salad

I have never made octopus. Saw these little baby ones at the fish market and really wanted to try. I like the result, but I don't think I'll be making them any time soon...and I am not usually squeamish. Let's just say the sight of tentacles moving wildly on the pan as the octopus is getting seared and they are "shrinking"..... I'll just order it in restaurants from now on.

1lb fresh baby octopus (fyi plural of octopus is apperantly not octopi)
6 baby potatoes
daikon radish sprouts
2 cloves of garlic
vegetable oil
In hot oil, sear octopus on both sides for about 6 minutes.  Pour off the water if any builds up in the pan.  Set aside.

Roast quartered, salted potatoes.  Set aside.

In a little olive oil, roast slivered garlic and paprika.  Take off the heat as soon as garlic is starting to turn color. Add a little lemon juice.

Mix potatoes and octopus with the paprika oil.  Decorate with daikon radish and a slice of lemon.  Pour a little tangerine glaze over and serve warm  (I will post the tangerine glaze recipe shortly).