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X Strata

Anything will work. Quantities for a 9" x 13" casserole pan

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Thyme Out For Fun

Created for Iron Chef LA 2009, Bacon/Lemon battle...

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Pad Thai

Always make one serving of noodles at a time, cleaning out wok between servings

You can cook all the cook-in-advance stuff together and divide into multiple bowls

Total sodium here including sauce, bacon, and dried shrimp is around 2000mg (RDA is 1500mg)

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Whiskey Sour

We gotta get rid of all that booze we inherited from the Greglins...

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A Masala is a spice blend.

The two masala curries that you typically find on North Indian menus in the US are Chana Masala and Chicken Tikka Masala (the latter is a classic fake ethnic dish, supposedly invented in Glasgow).

Both curries have a pretty similar flavor profile: onion, garlic, chili and ginger; tomato; garam masala, cumin, and turmeric; amchoor powder or lemon juice.

For the tikka masala, the curry is then pureed and mixed with cream before simmering with browned chicken chunks.

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Herb-Infused Butter

Where a compound butter can be used for saucing or as a condiment, an infused butter can be used for baking.

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Spam Musubi

Take something really salty and fatty.

Then fry it.

Then cover it in a salty sauce.

Then sprinkle it with a salty condiment.

Then wrap it in a salty wrapper.


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Salt-pickled cabbage.

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Panna Cotta

Really it's a ratio. Add some kind of flavoring - vanilla with the gelatin step, or steep an herb in the cream when heating...

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