Cuisine

The Ultimate Katerer: Dayna Latrice Kline

Dayna Latrice Kline is Chicago born and bred and is the daughter of one of my besties, Pat Kline.   I held her as a baby, and it would be years later that I would first taste Dayna’s divine cuisine at her mom’s gathering.  It was a pasta dish…

Caribbean Cabbage and Saltfish

Some folks just love to cook, and some folks can burn!!  If there is one kitchen I love, it is that of my sister-friend,  Chrisje Comvalius.  She cooks from any tradition,with zest and fervor,  but my favorite is her Caribbean cuisine, especially Surinamese. We heard from Contributor Que,…

Sarin’s Thai: Papaya Salad

Life’s need perfectly balanced!!!! –Sarin Basley   Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 5Tbsp. lime juice 3Tbsp.  palm or brown sugar* 2Tbsp.  fish sauce 2T bsp. dried, chopped shrimp – chop 1Tbsp.  olives 1 yellow tomato sliced and diced 1 -1/2 pounds green papaya, halved and seeded Equipment:  Julienne peeler…

Sarin’s Thai: Spicy Catfish Salad

Spicy Catfish Salad Ingredients: 1 pound catfish fillet 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce, plus more for brushing 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3/4 teaspoon  light brown sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons chile powder 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions 1/4 cup sliced ginger 1/4 cup…

Sarin’s Thai: Veggie Up!

This is Sarin’s Kitchen, year round – VEGGIES!  How to get them goin’?  Buy ’em! Cut ’em up! Prepare ’em   Som Tom (Green Papaya Salad) with Seafood Ingredients: 2 cups of shredded green papaya 1-2 tbs Thai snake beans (or green beans) cut into 1 inch sticks…

Caribbean Black Cake

In celebration of St. Maarten/St. Martin  as it recovers from hurricane Irma devastation and in remembrance of wonderful holidays spent there, here is a recipe for a traditional specialty for all holidays and celebrations – Black Cake.  I can remember hosts divvying out a small slice for each…

Sarin’s Thai: Tom Yum Koong

Tom Yum Koong Ingredients: 12 medium-size shrimps, deveined – Leave tails on for appearance 10 Shitake or Portebello mushrooms 1 stalk of lemon grass (lightly pounded and cut into 2″ long) 3 lime leaves 1 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of fish sauce 3 tablespoons of lime juice…

Sarin’s Thai

These days you can find Sarin at the Thai Cooking School.  She is introducing her “love” to students that crave this cuisine. “I have a great passion for Thai food. I like to share enthusiasm, my knowledge and my experiences with you. I cook with happiness and from…

Sarin’s Thai: Prawns and Wings

From the mouth of Chef Sarin:  “I cook from Love, I cook from my heart. When I’m gone from this world, my top-secret recipes will die with me…lol” – Sarin Basley Prawns with Tamarind Sauce Ingredients: 4 Large prawns ¼ cup Tamarind puree (Tamarind can be purchased at…

HONEY LIME CILANTRO SALMON

  This is one of my favorite recipes and this is very easy to make as well. Although I make this with Salmon fish, this can be very well used with any other fish. The idea is to marinate mix and serve good quantity of protein and veggies…