Bravotv.com: What’s the story behind the green sauce? What makes it so magical?
Asa Soltan Rahmati: I love creating recipes and making food for my loves. I've been like that since I was a kid. In fact I "wrote" my first cook book when I was six. It was a series of recipes I had created, written down on pieces of colorful origami paper and stapled together. My green sauce is magical and everyone becomes addicted and obsessed with it.
Bravotv.com: How did you come up with the recipe?
ASR: There is a balance in cooking. Certain ingredients go perfectly together and the combined flavor profile becomes something magical.
Bravotv.com: What are some of the main components?
ASR: Fresh herbs. That's all I will share about my secret recipe. But it's very simple and has less than five ingredients. I originally created it for my grilled garlic shrimp and grilled whole branzino.
Bravotv.com: Why are you keeping the recipe a secret?
ASR: I love seeing people's faces when they try it; their whole face lights up. I think mystery is beautiful. There's hardly anything left in the world that remains mysterious. My secret green sauce is just that, a delicious magical green sauce that inspires.
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