Basic Chermoula Recipe

Make this classic Moroccan sauce for any protein
Oct 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Photo: John Valls

Scott Snyder is chef-owner at Portland's incredibly popular Levant, where his signature chermoula, a classic, tangy-savory Moroccan condiment and sauce, is a best-seller. Marinate your favorite protein in this simple preparation, or use it as a finishing sauce (especially if freshly grilled sardines are involved).  

In Praise Of Tiny Fish: Anchovies and Sardines

The smallest fish have the biggest impact on lunch
Aug 17, 2012 11:31 am

I typically require a little extra brain food on Friday to ensure that I won't just go home and sleep for 48 hours. If I don't go out Friday, I won't sleep til 2 on Saturday. If I don't sleep til 2 on Saturday, I won't be able to stay out til 4 Saturday night. If I don't stay out til 4 Saturday night I might actually get something accomplished on Sunday, which is not what the weekend is about. So I turn to tiny fish.

Light And Easy Pasta Dishes For Your Weeknight

Easy pasta dishes for homemade weeknight dinners
Jun 19, 2012 4:31 pm

As we look forward to game four of the NBA Finals tonight (nice trash talk, Serge) we're planning our meals around some of our favorite easy-to-whip-up pasta dishes. There's just something about an enormous plate of spaghetti that brings a smile no matter how dreadful your day (or game) was. 

Zakary Pelaccio's Pasta Con Sarde Recipe

Welcome sardines to your Italian pasta recipe
Jun 13, 2012 3:01 pm
pasta with sardines
Photo: Michael Schrom

I’ve yet to find a pasta dish using sardines that comes close to this Sicilian classic. Sardines: when they look like that, this is what you do.

Chilled Tofu with Crunchy Baby Sardines Recipe

A recipe for tofu with "bacon bits of the sea"
Jun 7, 2012 3:02 pm
recipe for tofu
Photo: Maren Caruso

Called chirimen jako, the dried young sardines are pearl gray, about a millimeter wide and less than an inch long. They are sold at Japanese markets in plastic bags. Out of the packaging, they are slightly soft, but they perk up in hot oil and turn wonderfully crispy — like oceanic bacon bits. 

Grilled Sardines, Charred Lemon & Chiles

A recipe for sardines, the great sustainable fish
Apr 19, 2012 5:01 pm
grilled sardines
Photo: kawanet on Flickr

Sardines are quick-cooking, versatile, sustainable and tasty! This is finger food at its best, perfect for outdoor cooking and eating.

An Experiment With Fish Oil Capsules

And health benefits aside, how do they taste?
Nov 11, 2011 11:01 am
Fish Oil Pills
Photo: hitthatswitch on Flickr

As a service to you, dear reader, I’ve done something potentially stupid. I just popped a fish oil capsule in my mouth and I’m not going to swallow it, as is recommended, while I write this piece. I’m going to let it dissolve in my mouth, so that I experience one of the few potential downsides of fish oil pills — the taste — while I relay to you the many...

Video Interlude: How to Eat Sardines

We've never been this inspired to eat canned fish
Jul 13, 2011 2:11 pm
mmmm. Sardines

We never knew that the process of eating sardines from a can could be made into a captivating video. YouTube user UPSO has created a how-to for the ages. Complete with swelling orchestral music, slimy fish, Triscuits and pretty funny on-screen riffing. So here's the video How to Eat Sardines.


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