Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

One of the best kitchenman back yard nibbles are my Creole Hush Puppies. I have wowed alot of people with these. I would fry up big batches for shore lunches and back yard parties. They go so well with any seafood dish or bbq smoked meats. There simple to make and can be made and refrigerated ahead time and will keep for up to a day. The pork belly lard is important and you will recall the tastes it brings out is similar to old school creole flavourings. They used the fat fro…m the cooked chicken skins and from ducks too. Just use good quality no-nitrite bacon or...
Lemon Ginger Thyme Roast Chicken.

Lemon Ginger Thyme Roast Chicken.

Lemon Ginger Thyme Roast Chicken. I brined this roasting chicken in a kosher salt, lemon juice and thyme base for 12 hours. I rinsed off in a cold water bath. Placed on a large sheet of parchment paper. Rub the bird down with a tablespoon of soft butter. Massage it into the legs and breast. Now grate some fresh lemon rind and pick the leaves of fresh thyme.  I also grated one Tbs. of fresh ginger and fine chopped two spring onions and minced 2 garlic cloves, sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Add half rind less lemon and place into the cavity. Completely wrap up into a...
Black Bean Prawn Stuffed Egg Plant.

Black Bean Prawn Stuffed Egg Plant.

Black Bean Prawn Stuffed Egg Plant. This is one of my favourite dim-sum items that sure hits all the right flavour notes. Very light and satisfying. The Asian tube eggplants are mush sweeter and very digestable. Give this a try.       The wild caught prawns at the Steveston Pier are fresh head on and alive. Find 150 grams of fresh peeled salad prawn meat and place it in a mixing bowl. Fine grate one large clove of garlic, one inch piece of ginger, and mince one spring onion and adding  to the prawns. Add a dash of tobasco, sesame oil, soya sauce and 1/2...
Fried Egg with Chili Pork Belly Bacon

Fried Egg with Chili Pork Belly Bacon

The Thai, Mandarin, Vietnamese fusion foods are usually found on the Victoria, King Edward corridor in East Vancouver. Literally hundreds of little family run pop-up diners line the streets. Even the market stores have a BBQ or a wok fryer going full steam somewhere in the store. I found that these store cafeteria style eateries are providing cheap eats for the average street New Canadian. Some of these diners use real plate ware and some just a box or a napkin. Like dim-sum,… only hundreds of more interesting tasty options. This simple Fried Egg with Chili Pork...
Knotty Pine Ham, Onion and Cheesy Quiche

Knotty Pine Ham, Onion and Cheesy Quiche

Some of you may remember having a slice of the Knotty Pine Quiche. It was very popular and made a great meal. I love a slice of a good egg pie served with a tasty side salad. Here is that simple recipe using the pillsbury store bought pie pastry found in the grocery cooler. In a bowl crack; 4 large eggs, 1 cup 10% cream, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tbs baking powder, salt pepper, mix well. 1 cup of cubed cold ham, 1 cup of chopped green onion, 1 cup of aged grated swiss and cheddar che…ese. Follow the direction on the pastry box, Heat oven to 400. Flour a deep dish cake pan or...