Saks Craves: Keep It Light with Spanish Mackerel Crudo

Turn Your Next Summer Dish Into an Experience With Diptyque and L’Objet.

One way to satisfy your palate on a hot summer day is with a light, delicious meal. Our own Executive Brand Chef Alex Reyes has come up with the perfect dish for our food series, Saks Craves. This delicious Spanish Mackerel Crudo was inspired by the sweet and citrus notes you find in Diptyque and elegance you get when using L’Objet silverware. Before the summer ends treat yourself by recreating this dish for a nice dinner at home or impress your friends and family with it at your next dinner party.

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Chef Alex Reyes Impeccable Presentation of The Spanish Mackerel Crudo

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One way to satisfy your palate on a hot summer day is with a light, delicious meal. Our own Executive Brand Chef Alex Reyes has come up with the perfect dish for our food series, Saks Craves. This delicious Spanish Mackerel Crudo was inspired by the sweet and citrus notes you find in Diptyque and elegance you get when using L’Objet silverware. Before the summer ends treat yourself by recreating this dish for a nice dinner at home or impress your friends and family with it at your next dinner party.

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Chef Alex Reyes Impeccable Presentation of The Spanish Mackerel Crudo

4 oz Spanish mackerel (chilled), 1 kaffir lime, 5  tangerine segments, 2 sprigs coriander leaves, 1 tsp capers, 1 tbsp Persian lime oil, 150 g gooseberries, 150 ml white wine vinegar, 25 g caster sugar, 3 g yellow mustard seeds, 2 g juniper berries, Fleur de sel, Fresh cracked white pepper

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 Chef Alex Expertly Slices This Beautiful Mackerel

  1. Slice the fish into thin slices and place randomly on a plate.
  2. Zest the kaffir lime with a microplane and juice it. Transfer into a spray mister bottle and spray the fish with it.
  3. Season the fish with fleur the sel and fresh cracked pepper.

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    Light Touches of Tangerines, Capers and Gooseberries Bring all The Flavor

  1. Cut the gooseberries in half and place randomly on top of the fish.
  2. Arrange the tangerine pieces, capers, kaffir lime zest and coriander randomly on the plate.
  3. Drizzle with Persian lime oil and spray more kaffir lime juice on the dish.

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Indulgence Before Summer’s End

Pickled Gooseberries

  1. In a small sauce pan add all the ingredients except the gooseberries. Bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat off and set aside to cool.
  3. Take the husk off the gooseberries and rinse.
  4. Transfer the gooseberries to a sterilized jar and cover with the pickling liquid.
  5. Seal tight and refrigerate

If you’re more of a visual person and like to see how something is made step-by-step you can watch Chef Alex easily create this dish along with other summer citrus favorites.

 

 

Make it a special night and head over to Cafe SFA or your nearest Sophie’s Restaurant for more of Chef Alex Reyes’ signature dishes.

Photos Courtesy of Billy Rood


THESE #SAKSSTYLE STARS ARE WHITE-HOT FOR SUMMER

See How Saks Customers Are Riding the Summer Whites Wave on Our Selfie Hub.

With temps at an all-time high in August, the looks coming out of the #SaksStyle community on Saks.com are officially white hot. The end of summer is all about keeping it cool in flowy, breathable pieces — and our stylish community has taken note, showing off their best whites, creams and trendy all-white-everything looks, which you can shop right here at Saks.com

Saks Style Community Summer Whites

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With temps at an all-time high in August, the looks coming out of the #SaksStyle community on Saks.com are officially white hot. The end of summer is all about keeping it cool in flowy, breathable pieces — and our stylish community has taken note, showing off their best whites, creams and trendy all-white-everything looks, which you can shop right here at Saks.com

Saks Style Community Summer Whites

These Fashion Mavens Keep Cool in Sophisticated Whites & Creams

Chloé - Drew Mini Leather Shoulder Bag  I  @bethsusu - Christian Louboutin: So Kate Metallic Leather Pumps  I  rag & bone - The Frayed-Hem Capri Skinny Jeans  I  Paul Smith: Woven Straw Hat  I  @carollmalloyfashion - rag & bone: The Dre Distressed Skinny Boyfriend Jeans  I  @thestylebungalow - Ramy Brook: Jolie Cutout Blouse

Tag your summer best with #SaksStyle and shop more stylish selfies at Saks.com/SaksStyle.


Saks Craves: Citrus Dishes with Diptyque and L’Objet

Delve Into a French-Inspired Feast That Will Excite All the Senses.

Last month, our very own Brand Executive Chef – Alex Reyes – delved into his rich culinary archives and prepared some of his favorite American grilling recipes for Saks Craves, but with modern twists. A burger was not your typical burger in Chef Alex’s hands. For August, he got even fancier and prepared a feast on the roof of our New York flagship store that was rich in floral and citrus notes.

A Month of Delectable Floral and Citrus Dishes Featuring Diptyque and L’Objet

This month, prepare to feast on Spanish mackerel crudo, Paddlefish caviar toast, Golden beets and citrus and Lemon verbana poached peaches on Saks Craves.

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Last month, our very own Brand Executive Chef – Alex Reyes – delved into his rich culinary archives and prepared some of his favorite American grilling recipes for Saks Craves, but with modern twists. A burger was not your typical burger in Chef Alex’s hands. For August, he got even fancier and prepared a feast on the roof of our New York flagship store that was rich in floral and citrus notes.

A Month of Delectable Floral and Citrus Dishes Featuring Diptyque and L’Objet

This month, prepare to feast on Spanish mackerel crudo, Paddlefish caviar toast, Golden beets and citrus and Lemon verbana poached peaches on Saks Craves.

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An Exquisite Dinner Set-Up Overlooking New York’s Fifth Avenue

Diptyque: Le Bazar du 34 Ceramic Candle Holder

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The Scene Was Aglow and Fragrant with Citrus and Floral Notes from Diptyque

Diptyque: Verveine Candle  I  Choisya Candle

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The Opulent Quality of L’Objet’s Fine Cutlery Truly Elevated an Already Exquisite Eating Experience

L’Objet: Salad Servers

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Chef Alex Carefully Composing His Meal on L’Objet’s Fine Plate Settings

L’Objet: Han 24k Gold/Porcelain Dinner Plate

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The Table is Set for a Floral and Citrus Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

L’Objet: White Porcelain Serving Bowl Swan

Check back for all these must-have recipes and dine-in at Cafe SFA and Sophie’s Restaurant.

Photos Courtesy of Billy Rood