A ribeye steak is hard to improve upon. It doesn’t need bells and whistles, it doesn’t even require that much time. But it does require attention and instinct. I have overcooked many a steak. And having dealt with that level of disappointment more often than I care to remember, I can confidently say, I know when my steak is cooked to my preferred doneness. Now, this unfortunately is a difficult skill to teach via the Internet but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try. So without further ado, let’s tackle this Seared Ribeye with Chili Crisp Butter and Soy Sauce Noodles.
Today’s recipe is a pretty piece of fusion. Yes, I know, what a surprise. This Lobster Curry Noodle Soup is yet another product of simultaneously food cravings. In this case, my brain zeroed in on the seafood chowder of my youth and curry laksa. To my mind, this is almost poetic. The chowder is a taste of my childhood, while the laksa represents all the dishes I was introduced to when I moved to Toronto. My past and present are contained in this soup. But that’s not particularly important to you. What is important to you is how this soup tastes. And I can assure you, it is beyond divine.
Since the beginning of January, I’ve found myself reaching for lighter things. Not necessarily diet food but certainly more fruit and vegetables than I was consuming in December. After a parade of Thanksgiving indulgences, Halloween candy splurges, and a deluge of Holiday treats, my tastebuds are screaming for a refresh. Not because I want to find my way into a pair of my high school jeans. It’s more a desire to shock my system and wake myself up from a sluggish parade of potatoes, pasta, and bread. If you share these sentiments in any small way, these Braised Tofu Fresh Rolls are for you.
We have arrived at soup season, which is a very good thing. I don’t much care for winter but I do love soup. And I particularly enjoy soup when my cheeks are stinging from the cold and my feet are outfitted in loud, chunky socks. Perhaps there is hope for winter after all…probably not. Today’s Braised Mushroom Soba Soup is the perfect companion to obnoxious winter socks. It’s loaded with umami and equipped with hearty, slurp-able noodles. It’s a brothy, meat-free number, so it also happens to be very January-friendly without being bland. This is definitely the type of soup you could dive right into, so let’s do just that.