Fresh oysters encased in a crispy tempura batter are served in their shells on a dollop of apricot puree - simple, delicious, and very impressive. Surprisingly easy too and perfect for a romantic evening or a dinner party.
This dish originated in Russia, but made its way to Alaska via fur trappers. It's a wintery dish, but as we all know, coastal California gets some of its coldest months in the summer. You can use either smoked salmon bites or fresh salmon with this recipe. It's also fabulous with Carmel Canyon Smoked Black Cod.
Herb-Seared Sand Dabs with Warmed Arugula and Fire-Roasted Tomato Salad
This recipe is courtesy of Paul Jansen and is shared via foodnetwork.com. Serves 4-6. We don't have a photo so if you try making this, please send us one and we will post it here! The recipe calls for fillets, but you should just use your pan-ready sand dabs as is.