No Recipes vol. 10

After last week’s fancy schmancy v-day edition of No Recipes, we’re back down to Earth with this week’s lot. For those new to the site, these semi-weekly roundups are where I post all the things I made that didn’t get their own post. That’s not to say they weren’t good. Some are variations on things I’ve posted about in the past, others incorporate leftovers, and then there’s the occasional dish that I was just too lazy to write up.

Hoisin and Maitake PizzaHoisin and Maitake Pizza – Emboldened by the success of my Kimchi Pizza, I’ve been experimenting with some other Asian flavours. This one has a sauce made from a mix of hoisin sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce. Maitake mushrooms, scallions and sesame seeds round out the toppings with a trio of earthy flavours straight from the forrest. Unfortunately it was devoured as it came out of the oven so I didn’t get any pictures of the finished pie.

Cod Roe and Butternut Squash Tagliatelle – Continuing along the Japanese Italian theme, this black pepper tagliatelle is tossed with olive oil, cod roe, roasted butternut squash then topped with scallions and nori. The Japanese have an odd affinity for tossing pasta with cod roe and for this one, I cheated, using a package of cod roe “pasta sauce” which came with the nori. The irony is that I made the black pepper tagliatelle from scratch.

Eggs Benedict over Salami – There’s nothing unusual about this one except that it’s served over salami instead of ham. Why salami you ask? It’s the only cured meat I had in the fridge that morning. A soft poached egg with a lush tangy hollandaise, over a crisp piece of toasted bread, is about as perfect as brunch gets.

Butternut Squash, Onion and Gruyere Pizza – I’m obviously not a pizza purist but I do believe that the best pizzas are simple. This one has butternut squash, sweet onions, and Gruyere with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. The squash comes out sweet and nutty with rings of caramelized onions and salty patches of crisp cheese that’s fused to the crust.

  • http://www.selbyfood.blogspot.com/ Selba

    The Benedict over Salami is a good idea :)

  • http://www.selbyfood.blogspot.com Selba

    The Benedict over Salami is a good idea :)

  • http://www.sophiesfoodiefiles.blogspot.com/ Sophie

    The last pizza looks so yummie:)!!! This is a pizza for me!!

  • http://www.sophiesfoodiefiles.blogspot.com Sophie

    The last pizza looks so yummie:)!!! This is a pizza for me!!

  • http://www.pigpigscorner.com/ Pigpigscorner

    I want those pizzas!!

  • http://www.pigpigscorner.com/ Pigpigscorner

    I want those pizzas!!

  • http://www.everydaycookin.com/ Darius T. Williams

    Whew – now that’s some good eating right there!!!

  • http://www.everydaycookin.com Darius T. Williams

    Whew – now that’s some good eating right there!!!

  • http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com/ Natasha – 5 Star Foodie

    Delicious dishes! Love the pizza and the eggs.

  • http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com Natasha – 5 Star Foodie

    Delicious dishes! Love the pizza and the eggs.

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com/ Elra

    They all look scrumptious Marc!
    I like the last pizza with butternut squash an caramelized onion. Sounds really delish!
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com Elra

    They all look scrumptious Marc!
    I like the last pizza with butternut squash an caramelized onion. Sounds really delish!
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    The hoisin and maitake pizza looks amazing!

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    The hoisin and maitake pizza looks amazing!

  • http://chefholly.typepad.com/holly_hadsell_el_hajji/ Holly

    Again, everything looks great. The pizza especially. Maybe you could explain cod roe on ingredients. I have never had it.

  • http://chefholly.typepad.com/holly_hadsell_el_hajji/ Holly

    Again, everything looks great. The pizza especially. Maybe you could explain cod roe on ingredients. I have never had it.

  • http://onlinepastrychef.wordpress.com/ Jenni

    Please, sir? May I eat at your house? I’m very little trouble, really. :)

    Everything looks amazing, as usual! I’m glad that I’m not the only one who can’t restrain themselves long enough to take a picture sometimes!

  • http://onlinepastrychef.wordpress.com Jenni

    Please, sir? May I eat at your house? I’m very little trouble, really. :)

    Everything looks amazing, as usual! I’m glad that I’m not the only one who can’t restrain themselves long enough to take a picture sometimes!

  • http://duodishes.wordpress.com/ The Duo Dishes

    Tagliatelle, eggs benedict and butternut pizza…amazing! You eat so well every night. No skimping for you.

  • http://duodishes.wordpress.com The Duo Dishes

    Tagliatelle, eggs benedict and butternut pizza…amazing! You eat so well every night. No skimping for you.

  • http://www.practicallydone.com/ helen

    You cooked up a storm, Marc! They all look delicious. I especially heart the cod roe tagliatelle. Must try it soon.

  • http://www.practicallydone.com helen

    You cooked up a storm, Marc! They all look delicious. I especially heart the cod roe tagliatelle. Must try it soon.

  • http://theworldtastesgood.blogspot.com/ David

    I agree with everyone else. These dishes are creative and look great. I really like what you thought of doing with the first pizza. Hoisin sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce sounds like a great combo!

  • http://theworldtastesgood.blogspot.com David

    I agree with everyone else. These dishes are creative and look great. I really like what you thought of doing with the first pizza. Hoisin sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce sounds like a great combo!

  • http://www.buffchickpea.com/ Hayley

    I could eat pizza everyday, and yours look incredible!

  • http://www.buffchickpea.com Hayley

    I could eat pizza everyday, and yours look incredible!

  • http://www.nilarosa.com/ Nila Rosa

    I’m diggin the hoisin and maitake pizza.Hoisin is definitely one of my go to ingredients. It goes perfect with pretty much anything.Well maybe not ice cream, but it could possibly work one day.

  • http://www.nilarosa.com Nila Rosa

    I’m diggin the hoisin and maitake pizza.Hoisin is definitely one of my go to ingredients. It goes perfect with pretty much anything.Well maybe not ice cream, but it could possibly work one day.

  • http://schweetnsavory.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    Mmmm…that Hoisin and Maitake Pizza looks like it was full of a lot of delicious flavor!

  • http://schweetnsavory.blogspot.com Melissa

    Mmmm…that Hoisin and Maitake Pizza looks like it was full of a lot of delicious flavor!

  • http://scalloped-edge.blogspot.com/ Joanna

    Whoa, hoisin and Thai sweet chili sauce are two of my favorite sauces/condiments, and now you’re telling me that I can COMBINE them? What a fabulous idea! Would love to hear more details on that pizza…

  • http://scalloped-edge.blogspot.com Joanna

    Whoa, hoisin and Thai sweet chili sauce are two of my favorite sauces/condiments, and now you’re telling me that I can COMBINE them? What a fabulous idea! Would love to hear more details on that pizza…

  • http://www.veggiebelly.com/ veggiebelly

    both pizzas look great. i love the miatake idea!

  • http://www.veggiebelly.com veggiebelly

    both pizzas look great. i love the miatake idea!

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com/ we are never full

    i really like this Asian-flavored pizza experimentation you’re doing – keep it up and keep showing us what you’ve come up with.

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com we are never full

    i really like this Asian-flavored pizza experimentation you’re doing – keep it up and keep showing us what you’ve come up with.

  • http://www.tan-kitchen.com/ Tan

    Roe and Butternut Squash Tagliatelle are interesting as I am a pasta lover. But Benedict over Salami so good Idea and lovely dish. Yum..Yum..;)

  • http://www.tan-kitchen.com Tan

    Roe and Butternut Squash Tagliatelle are interesting as I am a pasta lover. But Benedict over Salami so good Idea and lovely dish. Yum..Yum..;)

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