I like to think of this dish as an international delight, with components from Italian, Japanese, and Chinese cooking. Pan-Fried Udon Noodles with Garlic and Rapini is the perfect quick-cook meal with great flavor and texture.
Hatch chile grits cakes with peach-citrus salsa makes a delightful appetizer that could easily turn into a light meal. The combination of fresh fruit and vegetables to top hearty grits is an ideal pairing.
Shishito Peppers with Smoky Paprika Aioli make a tasty appetizer that is pretty much the easiest thing I’ve made lately. It’s fun to put them out in front of a group of people and watch the addiction begin.