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Lobster-Infused Rice

A pair of large lobster shells have been sitting in our freezer, and I finally got around to making stock with them. I covered them in water in a large pot and boiled for 1.5 hrs. At the end of boiling, I stirred in two packets of ramen powder (I keep extras in the pantry… Continue reading Lobster-Infused Rice

rigatoni with whole tomatoes and toasted garlic
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Kitchen Techniques: Toasting Garlic and Salting Pasta Water

I learned an important technique from watching "The Chef Show" Netflix series--how to toast garlic. This is invaluable for pasta dishes. I've never gotten this right before, and watching Roy Choi and Jon Favreau do this on screen really helped me nail this in my own kitchen. The process is simple: mince some garlic cloves… Continue reading Kitchen Techniques: Toasting Garlic and Salting Pasta Water