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Meatball Sandwich With Homemade Sour Cream Dressing And Fried Sage

We’re not sure this is a classic Danish open faced sandwich in the sense that the toppings are a bit untraditional. Fried sage and Dukkah? That’s not what you would typically see in a Danish sandwich shop. But the concept is very typical: Meatball sandwiches are seen everywhere and classic toppings includes sweet pickles, lettuce and mushrooms. We just improvised on the theme, adding a bit of San Diego flair…

Meatball Sandwich
Meatball Sandwich

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Warm Liver Patê Sandwich With Danish Bacon, Fried Onions, Sweet Pickles and Beets

Unlike many of my American friends who were tormented by liver as children, I actually do like liver. Well, I do if either my mother or I made the dish. Oh… and I shouldn’t forget that liver breakfast served by the Pegasus hotel in Jamaica. At least, they used to when I frequented that place about 10 years ago. Liver just happens to be one of those dishes that can so easily cross the very thin line between sumptuous and sickening, light and leathery.  This is especially true of cow’s liver, which I have been unfortunate enough to dive it only to find myself masticating like a cow!  For that reason, I prefer to eat liver only from people whose cooking abilities I can entrust my liver eating palate only to – those who have consistently demonstrated the ability to respect that line of demarcation.  Until I discovered liver pate, I thought that was a realm occupied only by myself and the chef at Pegasus. Liver pate is one of those dishes that are remarkably forgiving of overcooking.  I’ve never made liver pate myself but have been happily eating it since Anders introduced me to it on my first trip to Denmark a few years back. It is the key part of one of his favorite smørrebrød items.

Liver Pate Sandwich
Liver Pate Sandwich

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Pizza: Apricot with Prosciutto, Thyme and Arugula

As we promised, we will be posting pizza recipes from all of our Pizza Cookoff Fridays. Actually, I should confess that that title is the more sanitized and hence publishable version of the actual title.  Here’s another of our creations – this was week 2. This is a sauce less pizza (distinct from the saucy pizza with all her insolence and impertinent attitudes :-)) that we find works best early in the evening of pizza debauchery. Light and pleasing, it was a nice introduction and palate opener to the heavier pizzas that were to follow that night.

Apricot prosciutto pizza with mozzarella and arugula
Apricot prosciutto pizza with mozzarella and arugula

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Sesame Tuna Appetizer with Ricotta Cheese, Sage Infused Olive Oil and Fried Sage Leafs on “Banh Da” bread

During a recent visit to an Asian grocery store, we found some bread called “Banh Da”. Honestly, we’re not sure if that’s the manufacturer or the bread type, as it’s all in Vietnamese. It’s a rice bread, and it says on the package it’s made entirely from rice flour and water. We’re not quite sure what all the little black spots are, or how it got so shiny, but it’s all part of the mystery we guess. So, we decided to try it out with a seared salmon appetizer arrangement.

Sesame Tuna Appetizer with Ricotta Cheese, Sage Infused Olive Oil and Fried Sage Leafs on "Banh Da" bread
Sesame Tuna Appetizer with Ricotta Cheese, Sage Infused Olive Oil and Fried Sage Leafs on "Banh Da" bread

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Seared Tuna Appetizer on Cracker With Ricotta Cheese, Mustard And Cumin Salt With Fried Sage Leaf

A simple appetizer, but not cheap due to the tuna. However, well worth the money if you like us love seared tuna. We got a few nice steaks at Costco and decided to make Tuna Sandwiches, and appetizers from the leftovers. This is one of them, and it belong in the very tasty food group 🙂

Seared tuna appetizer on cracker with ricotta cheese, vodka mustard smear and cumin salt with sage fried leaf
Seared tuna appetizer on cracker with ricotta cheese, vodka mustard smear and cumin salt with sage fried leaf
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