Iconic Recipes

These are the dishes that represent a place on a plate, they're those classics you just gotta try from Lebanese Lemonade to Portuguese Pineapple Cake, and, of course, our easy, healthy version of those recipes.
{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak | http://saltandwind.com

{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak

This is a very simple preparation, a favourite on the menus of trattorie or restaurants when a bistecca fiorentina is a bit too much but customers still crave a good steak. Like the bistecca, this is always cooked rare or, at the most, medium–rare in Florence. Served with a scattering of fresh ro...

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{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp

On my last trip to Tijuana I stopped and tried every Aguachile I came across. On our second day, we started out at the Mariscos El Paisa street stand to get a taste of Sinaloan aguachile aka Aguachile Verde. I'm not the master coctolero that these guys were so by now means is this their exact recipe. But, I recreated my favorite parts of the dish to make this shrimp aguachile.

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{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers | http://saltandwind.com

{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers

Inspired by my latest trip to Provence, I updated the classic salad from Nice with the addition of tons of basil, super-high quality tuna, smashed potatoes, and fried capers. 

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Classic Madeleine Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Madeleine Cookies

We all have our own romanticized vision of the perfect day in France. For us, it would be incomplete without a classic French Madeleine to savor at the end of our meal. Buttery and delicate, these are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Enjoying a view of the Burgundy countryside with these cookies is optional, but recommended. 

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{Kanelbullar} Swedish Cinnamon Buns  | http://saltandwind.com

{Kanelbullar} Swedish Cinnamon Buns

I traveled to Sweden recently, Stockholm to be exact. I discovered my love for kanelbullar, aka Swedish Cinnamon Buns. Some of my favorites were at the amazing Saluhall food hall in central Stockholm Ostermalm district and I had to recreate them when I returned home. 

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Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito | http://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

It's getting pretty ridiculous: I'm way too frequent a flyer at the coffee shop near my house. And, no, it's not for the coffee. I mean, the coffee is totally fine but it's all about the Breakfast Burrito for me. I never knew I could like a Breakfast Burrito sooo much until I tried the Smoky Brekfast Burrito at Cofax Coffee. 

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Black-and-White Pancake Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Black-and-White Pancake Cake

If there's one deli treat that defines New York City, it's the black-and-white cookie. Seriously, it's hard to find a deli in Manhattan that doesn't serve the half vanilla-half chocolate-frosted cookie and that makes us very happy. The other thing that makes us happy? That Shauna took the classic cookie and turn it into this epic breakfast treat!

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Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos | http://saltandwind.com

Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos

One of my all-time favorite things about Austin? The breakfast tacos, of course! I've tried (almost) every taco in the city and here's my slightly fancified version. 

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Dublin-Style Irish Coffee | http://saltandwind.com

Dublin-Style Irish Coffee

There are a lot of not-so-great Irish coffees out there—lots are too sweet, too boozy, or just not well balanced. But Dublin's Chapter One changed that for me. 

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Classic Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai

After eating my weight in Pad Thai in Thailand, I figured it was time to make my own version. Here is an easy recipe for Classic Pad Thai with shrimp, tofu, and peanuts in a sweet-sour sauce. 

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Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp

I've got a thing for finger food. Or tapas. Small bites. Whatever you want to call them, I could easily have each and every party I throw be made up of teeny bites of this and that. And the bite I'm into right now are these Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp. 

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{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a go-to for me. It feels like France in the midst of California wine country: the zinc counter, the bakery, and swoon-worthy salmon rillettes.

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