Seattle Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From The Emerald City

Seattle Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From The Emerald City

by James Fraioli


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Celebrating Seattle's best restaurants and eateries with recipes and photographs Hot chefs are setting the Seattle restaurant scene ablaze. With innovative ideas and culinary surprises, the city's most heralded restaurants and eateries continue adding spark to an already sizzling food scene. From James Beard winners Holly Smith and Maria Hines to Chris Mills, who competed on the original Japanese Iron Chef in Tokyo, and restaurants like Volterra, which Rachael Ray named one of her "favorite restaurants in the world," the Emerald City is filled with celebrity chefs, heralded restaurants, and Food Network star eateries that serve up delicious cuisine to locals and tourists. Seattle Chef's Table is the first cookbook to gather Seattle's best chefs and restaurants under one cover. Profiling signature "at home" recipes from almost fifty legendary dining establishments, the book is also a celebration of the growing sustainable food movement in the Pacific Northwest. With full-color photos throughout highlighting fabulous dishes, famous chefs, and Seattle landmarks, it is the ideal ode to the city's coveted food culture and atmosphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493044481
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/26/2019
Series: Chef's Table Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,186,121
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

James O. Fraioli is the published author of 15 cookbooks. His work has been recognized by dozens of national radio shows, including Martha Stewart Living Radio, Food Talk with Rocco DiSpirito, The Gene Burns Show, and The Tom Douglas Show. He is notorious for teaming up with celebrity chefs and world-renowned restaurants to showcase the best the culinary world has to offer. His titles: Ocean Friendly Cuisine: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the World’s Finest Chefs and Wild Alaskan Seafood: Celebrated Recipes from America’s Top Chefs proves Fraioli is experienced in contacting numerous chefs and restaurants and getting them to participate in collection-style cookbooks. Notable chefs who’ve teamed up with Fraioli over the years include: James Beard award-winners John Ash, Tom Douglas, Bradley Ogden, Jacques Pepin, Holly Smith and Allen Susser, as well as Emeril Lagasse, Roy Yamaguchi and Martin Yan. Fraioli’s cookbooks have been featured on The Food Network, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and given as gifts to members of The White House staff. The author’s beautiful and well-crafted books, continually noted for their exceptional prose, high-production value, exquisite photography, and savory subject matter, have received further praise from such esteemed periodicals as Forbes Traveler, Reader’s Digest, The San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times. Visit him at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Northwest Bites 1

Andaluca Restaurant and Bar 2

Spicy Calamari

Crisy Duck Cakes with Apricot Chutney

Cactus 6


Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos

Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union 10

Prime Filet Mignon Steak Strips

Spicy Barbecued Prawns

Chandler's Crabhouse 13

Dungeness Crab Cakes

Dungeness Crab & Artichoke Dip

Joey-Lake Union 17

Chicken Jalapeño Corn Dogs

Purple Café and Wine Bar 20

Baked Brie with Candied Walnuts & Caramelized Onions

Seafood Starters, Soups & Salads 25

SkyCity at the Needle 26

Razor Clam Fritters with Herb Rémoulade

Palouse Lentil Soup with Smoky Bacon, Roasted Grapes & Sorrel

Ray's Boathouse 30

Penn Cove Mussels in Thai Coconut Curry Broth

Ray's Dungeness Crab & Corn Chowder

Emmer & Rye 34

Mussels with Summer Vegetable Broth

Pear & Celeriac Soup with Crispy Leeks

Barking Frog 38

Hazelnut-Dusted Sea Scallops with Creamy Polenta & Vanilla Drizzle

Butternut Squash Soup

Poppy 42

Panfried Mussels with Lovage Aioli

Coriander Potato Soup

Volterra 46

Oil Soup

Polenta Custard with Wild Mushrooms

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa 50

Chestnut-Apple Soup

Roasted Beet Salad

Tilth Restaurant 56

Spot Prawns with Baby Chickpeas, Meyer Lemon & Herb Ceulis

Winter Root Vegetable Salad with Crème Fraîche Vinaigrette

Salty's Seafood Grills 60

Fennel Pollen Honey-Glazed Salmon Salad

Bastille Café & Bar 62

House-Cured Bacon Maison Warm Cabbage Salad & Chèvre

Arugula & Beet Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette

Hearty Pastas 65

Andiamo 65

Penne with Sausage, Tomato & Porcini Sauce

Spicy Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Dungeness Crabmeat

Assaggio Ristorante 69

Ravioli Maruzza (Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms)

Rigatoni alia Pepperonata e Salsiccia (Rigatoni with Peppers & Sausage)

Bizzarre Italian Cafe 72

Clam Linguine

House-Made Gnocchi Cavolfiore

La Spiga 76

House-Made Tagliatelle al Ragu di Prosciutto (Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Ragu)

House-Made Gnocchetti di Ricotta e Tartufo alla Norcina (Ricotta & Truffle Gnocchi with Sausage & Cream Sauce)

II Fornaio 80

Penne Vodka (Ribbed Pasta Tubes in a Creamy Tomato-Vodka Sauce)

Spaghetti alle Cozze (Mussels, Anchovies & Tomatoes Tossed with Pasta Strands)

Palomino Restaurant & Bar 84

Truffle Pea Trenne

Sicilian Meatballs

Fish & Shellfish 89

Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar 90

Rockfish & Grilled Prawn Ceviche

Bis on Main 92

Curried Halibut Cheeks with Beets, Grapefruit & Dill Emulsion

Bacon-Wrapped Trout with Lentils, Currants & Hazelnuts

Cafe Juanita 96

Spot Prawns with Citrus Risotto

Spot Prawn Brodetto

Elliott's Oyster House 100

Alder Ranked King Salmon with Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc

Spicy Grilled Dungeness Crab

Flying Fish 104

Lingcod in Kasu Marinade

Lingcod Tacos

Rover's 108

Mackerel with Tomato Confit & Caper Vinaigrette

Tuna Sashimi with Sea Beans & Wasabi Sesame Dressing

Trellis Restaurant 112

Fresh Wild Alaskan Halibut with Shoestring Vegetables & Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Wild Salmon with Granny Smith Apples

Aqua by El Gaucho (Formerly Waterfront Seafood Grill) 116

Stuffed Prawns with Piquillo Pepper Sauce

Dungeness Crab Macaroni & Cheese

Beef, Lamb, Pork & Poultry 121

Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar 122

Tomato Braised Beef Brisket with Greek-Style Creamed Spinach

Coho Café Restaurant & Bar 124

Kogi Short Rib & Egg Stack

El Gaucho 128


Metropolitan Grill 131

Rib Eye with Bourbon-Braised Onions & Roasted Garlic

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Herb Mint Jus

Luc 136

Grilled Leg of Lamb Moroccan Style

Grilled Pork Chop with Dijon Mustard, Asparagus & Walla Walla Sweets

Earth & Ocean 140

Braised Pork Belly with Anson Mills Rosemary Polenta & Pomegranates

La Boucherie & Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island 143

Seared Pork Chop with Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Celeriac Puree & Apple Cider Butter

Summer Pork Chops with Grilled Sweet Corn Polenta & "Salsa Cotto"

Palisade 148

Macadamia Nut Chicken

Sweet Finishes 153

Basil's Kitchen 154

Northwest Black Cherry Crème Brûlée

Blackberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

Fuji Bakery 158

Cake Citron

Reauleau Caramel Chocolat

Harvest Vine 164

Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Flan de Cafe

The Herbfarm 168

Douglas Fir Sorbet

Madison Park Cafe 172


Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Matt's in the Market 176

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

Maple Crème Brûlée

Pearl Bar & Dining 180

Brown Sugar Peaches with Vanilla Bread Pudding

Pearl Fritters

Regent Bakery & Cafe 182

Oatmeal Cookies

Green Tea Cheesecake

Metric US Approximate Equivalents 186

Index 187

Photo Credits 191

About the Author 192

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