Always on the look-out for a locally grown treat, we at Bakersfield Magazine asked Joe Coughlin, owner of Coconut Joe’s Island Grill House to create a recipe exclusively for our magazine readers.
More than a mere vehicle for sustenance, food unites us all. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to dessert: The one, great equalizer. But a good dessert doesn’t just taste sweet. It restores the palate and invites diners to explore greater future culinary depths. The right dessert makes everything else seemed balanced and at peace. Rather than an expected conclusion, a dessert completes, surprises, and leaves a lingering sense of wonder on the tongue. Yes, dessert can do all this. And it does when you’ve got the Spot Light Café to guide you.
Hors d’oeuvres need not be cheese and cracker plates fussily attended to with just the right sprig of dill on each delicate wedge of Lacey Swiss. Who has that kind of time?
Sean Park of Miyoshi’s contributes a recipe for this special roll. What’s great about it is that you can change the recipe according to what you like, says Park. For example, instead of using crab or shrimp, try asparagus. That’s what makes this dish so versatile and such a hit with sushi fans. He also recommends going to a sushi restaurant and buying sushi rice from the chefs. That can save you a lot of time.
No sushi experience would be complete without a piping hot bowl of miso soup. A Japanese staple, it’s actually one of the easiest dishes you can make. It has only a few ingredients, but according to Toro Fusion Sushi Bar and Grill, timing is everything. Here’s something you might not know: miso is produced by fermenting rice, barley, and/or soybeans, with salt and mold.
Scott Cheon from Izumo Sushi gives us the scoop on one of their most popular rolls. The White Volcano Roll is made with spicy tuna and deep-fried shrimp. Here’s how to concoct this tasty, colorful delicacy. If you’re making it as an appetizer for a crowd or an entire roll for each member of your family, adjust the amount you make accordingly.