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Chilean Seabass with Leeks, Potato, Asparagus, and Citrus

What makes some dishes so incredibly delicious, while others fall a little flat? As we all know, the combination of ingredients, flavors, and textures play a big role in creating a meal that tastes wonderful. Assuming the flavors and ingredients go well together, two of the most important factors are cooking technique and the specific ingredients used in the recipe.  For example, steamed asparagus is good but not great. Asparagus cooked in olive oil and seasoning, with virtually no liquid is delicious! Regular olive oil will work, but lemon infused olive oil makes it even better. Technique and ingredients are...

Parsnip Puree with Duck Rillettes

Parsnip Puree with Duck Rillettes by Crimson Gourmet   Ingredients: 3 tablespoons duck fat or butter ¾ cup finely chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger root ¾ cup thinly sliced carrot ½ cup thinly sliced leek (one large leek white and light green part only) ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon salt 1 bay leaf 3 ½ cups parsnips 4 cups chicken broth 2 pinches cayenne pepper 1/8 cup cognac or brandy ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup shredded duck confit or duck rillettes 4 toasted slices French baguette freshly ground black pepper black or white truffle...