In this special weekly feature, TODAY food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
THIS WEEK: Rice Crusted Alaskan Halibut in Coconut Curry Sauce from Mizuna in Denver.
What could be more refreshing for a summer dish than fresh, wild-caught halibut from the cool waters of the Pacific Northwest? This week's "stolen" recipe puts a twist on this eco-friendly seafood with a coconut curry sauce reminiscent of Southeast Asian flavors. The coconut flavor will surely put you in the mood for summer, as it reminds you of warm, tropical destinations.
1PfalsefalseAbout the chef: Frank Bonanno was shaped by culinary experiences at an early age. The aroma of fresh pastries and pastas made by his Italian grandmother permeated the Bonannos’ New Jersey home, and weekends were spent testing Julia Child recipes with his mother.
In March 2001, Bonanno, along with his wife Jacqueline, opened Mizuna in Denver’s historic Governor’s Park neighborhood. The menu is inspired by classic French techniques, but exhibits simplistic American fare. At Mizuna, Bonanno provides a unique working experience for his staff by allowing each cook to contribute dishes to the restaurant's seasonal menu, which changes monthly.
While food is the star at Mizuna, Bonanno feels that it is the staff that makes the dining experience exemplary. From knowledgeable servers to dedicated and creative chefs, Bonanno takes pride in selecting his team and is personally invested in their growth within the industry. As is evident in his restaurants, Bonanno feels that food is a way to express oneself and make people happy.
Rice Crusted Alaskan Halibut in Coconut Curry Sauce is served at Mizuna for $26.00. The recipe is for a serving size of two.
225 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
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