|With Chef Rafael Palomino--in front of one of his many kitchens!|
(Photo thanks to my daughter Sofia Markusfeld)
What are Chef Palomino's top five favorite ingredients to work with?
Tuna, salmon, shrimp, mango--and white balsamic vinegar.
His favorite herbs/spices?
Cilantro, basil, coffee, mint, and chives.
Prep as much as you can! Have your mise en place--all your ingredients ready--the day before.
Now I have to add that I’ve known this chef for a loooong time. In fact, I wrote four of his five cookbooks—so I’ve logged some hours in the kitchen with this man.
|Chef Rafael Palomino's Bistro Latino Crab Cakes|
(Photo thanks to my daughter, Sofia Markusfeld)