Category Archives: Side Dishes

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic Chips and Rosemary

I love these little gems. These fluffy pockets of joy just waiting to be filled with flavor!  Some recipes you just don’t mess with. This is one of them, Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic Chips and Rosemary! The harmony of flavors that are created in this dish are hard to beat.  Crispy caramelized garlic chips, herbaceous and crispy bits of rosemary, fluffy caramelized baby potatoes, and a heavy hand of fresh ground black pepper.

That amazing bronze statue is actually my prized pepper grinder!  I have yet to find another grinding apparatus that can produce the same amount of pepper.  Should I name it?  Suggestions?

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Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

Nicole used to hate brussels sprouts. That was until I made this version. David Chang is a genius with flavor combinations. I guess one could argue that the flavor of the sprouts is masked by this flavor-bomb of a vinaigrette.

 Slice the sprouts in half and toss them in canola oil and spread out on a sheet pan for maximum exposure of surface area. There is no need to season them at this point.  The vinaigrette has plenty of flavor. 

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Cauliflower Mash

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If I had a dollar for every time someone said “I love these mashed potatoes!”…. I love serving this mash with the most elegant dishes.  I goes so well with pan seared and grilled fish or just about any dish that you would serve mashed potato.  Even cauliflower haters will love this side dish.

cali Cut the cauliflower into florets and the potato into large dice.  Boil them together in salted water (make it taste like the ocean) until soft Continue reading