Fresh Fish! Salt and Pepper Semi-Cured Hamachi Sashimi Recipe

Fresh yellowtail sashimi served on a salt block
Jun 27, 2013 12:01 pm
salt block sashimi
Photo: Mark Bitterman

One of our favorite books of the summer (along with these other 7) is Mark Bitterman's Salt Block Cooking. We've never been so excited to see a big pink slab of salt! First up, a barely-cured sashimi served on a natural salt brick.

What's The Difference Between Carpaccio And Tartare?

There are so many excellent ways to eat raw meat
Jun 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Let's get one thing straight: raw meat is delicious. That zucchini carpaccio, crunchy as it is, is not carpaccio. That vegan tartare, not tartare. (But those are both really good recipes you should try.) We're talking strictly flesh — our two favorite kinds.

8 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Raw Fish

These fresh, healthy fish recipes like it raw
Feb 27, 2013 1:01 pm

Just because you're eating light and healthy tonight doesn't mean you're confined to tofu and steamed vegetables. There's a far tastier way to get your lean protein in, and it just involves a trip to your local fish market or Asian grocery. We're talking sashimi, tartare, crudo, gravlax — all manners of raw fish recipes.

Curried Tuna Tartare Recipe

A spicy recipe for tuna tartare to make at home
Feb 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Ever wish you could eat at New York City's legendary Le Cirque every night? We sure do, but thankfully (for our wallets) we received a copy of A Table At Le Cirque and have been cooking our way through ever since. Next up, a classic tuna tartare recipe with an Eastern twist.

Tangle Of Raw Vegetables With Smoky Eggplant

An easy vegetarian recipe packed with veggie flavor
Jan 4, 2013 3:02 pm

Leave it to a renowned chef to make a meatless hybrid of salad and pasta we can't wait to eat. Such is the case with Tyler Florence's Tangle of Raw Vegetables, from his new cookbook we're working our way through, Fresh.

When Is It Okay To Eat Raw Food?

An exploration of that which can never be cooked
Nov 26, 2012 2:01 pm

A wise man once said “Oh baby I like it raw. Yeah baby, I like it rawwwww.” That man was Ol' Dirty Bastard. Since I'm neither old nor dirty, I don't share his sentiments. I've never been much of a fan of the raw movement.  I know there's a ton of health benefits to eating raw, but I couldn't get past the nagging question that kept popping up in my head: Can raw food actually taste good?

Fluke Crudo With Meyer Lemon Recipe

A lesson in crudo from an Italian fish master
Aug 16, 2012 3:01 pm
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Ready for a simple crudo recipe with just the teeniest dash of molecular gastronomy? Source a little of the congealing agent ultratex and a couple of Meyer lemons and try this dish from newly opened NYC trattoria and crudo bar Isola, by executive chef Victor LaPlaca.

Tips On Buying and Handling Raw Seafood

Sashimi, crudo and ceviche fans, lend us your ears
Aug 16, 2012 2:01 pm

I've heard fear expressed from even the most devout of seafood lovers on the subject of preparing raw fish, and I'm surprised. It's way harder to cook fish properly than to serve it raw properly. Key word: properly. Pro tips to put you on the right road to sashimi-land afer the jump.


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