Sauce du Jour Culinary Institution: where every crazy chef gets a sharp knife
Cotija Crusted Quesadillas with Basil and Jalapeno, Topped with Sweet Balsamic Corn and Smoked Red Pepper Sauce
Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi in Coconut-Serrano Broth, Roasted Banana-Black Bean Mash, Mango-Jicama Salsa and Fried Plantains
Seared Sesame Crusted Ahi Napoleon with Sweet Potato-Crystallized Ginger Puree, Asian Slaw and Kecap Manis
Each month features a different cuisine or ingredient; such as Thai, South American, Tex-Mex, Mediterranean, Southwestern, Bacon, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Pasta, Beer, and more!
The class is hands on with everyone pairing up and taking on different recipes, covering 4 to 6+ courses per class. The wine flows, the laughter ensues and we eat a lot of damn good food!
This cookbook includes all of the recipes from the SdJ Cooking Classes 101-115. Most of, but not all of the recipes are created right here in the SdJ kitchen. I'm not above stealing an idea but I do have principals and I would never call it my own if it wasn't so. I am an improvisational maniac in the kitchen, not only because I like to have my way with a recipe, but because I live in the sticks (and/or the islands) so ad-libbing isn't just an egocentric quirk, it's a necessity.
When I'm not creating my own recipes I like to cook restaurant dishes. I also LOVE me some Bobby Flay so some of his recipes are featured here as well. (Thanks Bobby, love ya, call me, mean it!) That being said, if they aren't my own reckless creations I've given credit where credit is due.
Sauce du Jour also has a blog with many other great recipes and stories. It can be found at www.saucedujour.blogspot.com.
(P.S. Most of the photos are mine, taken with a cheap digital camera or an iPhone, and yes I know that many of my pix are crappy. There is no need to point that out. But thanks anyway. :) If the photos on here are not my own I have given credit to whichever website that I jacked them from. No need to call the iPolice.)
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