Curry up

Pan-seared Pacific halibut with creamy apple-curry sauce, toasted cumin seeds, roasted red pears and parsnips.  Being shy in the background: an arugula salad with roasted cashews and a pomegranate-shallot-yogurt dressing. Properly searing a piece of fish at home might cost you some atmospheric purity– but in exchange you are rewarded with the luscious crunchy/tender union …

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You butternut pout, I’m tellin’ you why

Butternut soup drizzled with coriander yogurt and pomegranate molasses (yes, that stuff again). I modified my basic butternut soup recipe with the addition of some SunCrisp apples I got at the greenmarket last weekend.  A firm, sweet, orange-blushed relative of Cox’s Orange Pippin, SunCrisp are a relatively new variety, developed in NJ in 1994. They are officially …

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