Goa, India’s smallest state by area, happens to be a seafood aficionado’s heaven. In addition to flaunting some of the most fascinating beaches in the world cradled in the bosom of the imposing Western Ghats, Goa is known for her signature Indo-Portuguese style of seafood cuisine, especially the way Goan culinary style does justice to shrimp dishes.
My Bengali palate never gets tired of fish and seafood; like any other Bong (slang for Bengali), the never dying love for seafood must be ingrained in my genetic blueprint. And what can be a better place than San Francisco Bay Area to look for the best quality dungeness crabs caught off the California coasts in winter ?
Fish to taste good, must swim three times, in water, in butter, and in wine….Polish Proverb. Add a few tweaks to this adage and a Bong (slang for Bengali) would say “Fish, to taste good, must swim three times, in water, in a spice flavored marinade, and in oil.” Yes, Indians, especially Bengalis, go absolutely gaga over flavorful fish fries, especially if… Read more →
Before I knew about this solution, I’ve put off frying and cooking fish at home for an umpteen number of times. Being a sea food lover, that too coming from the Bengali community which is known across the world for its passion for fish and sea food, ostracizing fish from my kitchen was not an easy option.
Cooking on a weeknight after a long, tiring day at work is not always fun. Your brain feels so worn out at the end of the day, that let alone cooking dinner, even thinking about what to cook grinds your gears. To add on to that, your gut howls for food and expects it to show up within seconds by… Read more →
The world of fusion cooking is like an endless maze; once you get into the groove, a looping action sets in and makes you churn out more and more of these recipes. Given the fact that we’re ardent admirers of fusion dishes, it’s like a fun game for us. Hence, I thought after Indo-Italian fusion pasta, now it’s pizza time.
“Epicurean Bucatini with Bengali Chicken Kasha” : how does it sound? Sounded pretty exotic to us. We, me and hubby, are no big fans of conventional cuisine. Even our GSDs, Enzo and Oly get bored with their regular food pretty often. We’re a variety seeking family.
As promised in a previous post, here’re the pictures and detailed recipe of our oven roasted whole chicken:
We (me and Hubby) are no big fans of Turkey. Occasionally a Turkey sausage or ground Turkey cooked in spicy Indian style does the trick; but having the whole bird for dinner is not our cup of tea. Hence, being avid chickenvores, we usually roast a whole chicken for our Thanksgiving. We feel, as long as we’re roasting a bird… Read more →
I love going to San Francisco; not only because it happens to be an ever vibrant hub of fun activities close to our little town of Danville, but also because SFO in a way reminds me of my home city Kolkata.