RECIPES

  • "Mom's Meatloaf" aka Bobbie's Boat Loaf

    "Mom's Meatloaf" aka Bobbie's Boat Loaf

    Though I'm sure there are people out there who don't like meatloaf, I still have yet to meet anyone who doesn't hold a candle for this comfort classic.  And like nothing tastes as good as the water you grew up with, so goes for meatloaf recipes...that is until you put your own spin on it.  I present to you my mom's recipe, with an umami infusion of both mushroom powder and Bobbie's Boat Sauce.
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  • Zucchini Pancakes

    Zucchini Pancakes

    Is it really basic to say that zucchini is my favorite seasonal vegetable?  Maybe just because it's such a great vehicle for my favorite flavors, but I look forward to bumper crops from my CSA, and my neighbors, and it just occurred to me to start trolling Nextdoor for zucchini offers. 

    After scanning dozens of recipes and spending weeks trying out different techniques and finally landed on that makes me proud.  These are protein packed, yet light, and versatile : omit or change up the cheese, change the herbs, use yellow squash instead of zucchini.  I really like these with Bobbie's Marinara, but OG Boat Sauce is great too.  And as a leftover fetishist, I almost like them better the next day! 

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  • Grilled Flank Steak Bobbie Cauda

    Grilled Flank Steak Bobbie Cauda

    I am a lifelong lover of anchovies, and the Italian dish Bagna cauda, or hot bath, is one of the most decadent things you can do with some raw, fresh vegetables.  It's also a great preparation for everything from steaks to seafood to pasta, but I had the idea to turn the major components into a marinade for flank steak.  But instead of using anchovies, I reached for my favorite fish sauce. Instead of butter I chose olive oil, and apropos of nothing, I added some Bobbie's Boat Sauce, because it makes great flavors greater.  Cook this steak hot, serve it rare, and enjoy the results.
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  • Moules a la Hey Sailor

    Moules a la Hey Sailor

    My take on Moules Marinière, these are effortless and cry out for improvisation, so don't be afraid to add cured meat, or try with clams instead.  Serve over pasta or with just a great, crusty baguette, and spoons for slurping.
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  • Ddukbokki Helper

    Ddukbokki Helper

    Tteok, dduk, or gara-tteok are all names for the chewy, distinctive Korean rice cakes featured in traditional soups, and the more modern street-food, ddukbokki.   You can find them in most Asian markets and, refrigerated, they have a long shelf life.  If you have these,  Boat Sauce, soy sauce, and gochujang on hand (as you should), you have the essential tools for making this dish with whatever might be on standby in your fridge.
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  • Salmon with Boat Sauce Brown Butter (a guide, not a recipe)

    Salmon with Boat Sauce Brown Butter (a guide, not a recipe)

    I have been playing with slow-cooked salmon for 20 years, since learning a method from Jean-George Vongerichten and Mark Bittman in their collaborative cookbook, Simple To Spectacular, which may now feel a little dated but has yielded some very rewarding dishes for me over the years.  Your fish is cooked  in an oven-proof pan at low temperature, so the flesh retains near-raw translucence but is cooked enough to flake. Because I like the contrast of a maillard reaction, I've taken to searing the fish on the flesh side in butter right before it goes in, and then make the simplest pan sauce of (more) butter, browned and nutty, hit with Boat Sauce.  From there you can add some quality capers, or some slivers of preserved lemon, a finely diced shallot, or all 3 of these things, or nothing. A squeeze of lemon is never inappropriate.  
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