Garlic Spotted Prawns with Zara’s Pasta

Garlic Spotted Prawns with Zara’s ...

The spotted prawns are at the markets and the cold water first catch are usually extra plump and delicious. The deeper and colder the water the tastier the prawns. I love making a simple garlic butter using capers, garlic, and parsley with slat and cracked pepper. After I clean and trap the prawns I give them a quick bath in a sea salt water brine. This sets them up and makes a nice crisp texture when cooking in butter. I add a touch of vermouth to some chopped tomato, garlic and parsley with a few heaping tablespoons of garlic butter. Some fresh al’dente pasta...
Strawberries Are Ready

Strawberries Are Ready

The first crop of Baker Breeze Farms strawberries are being picked while I add this post. Rhubarb is close and should be ready by Sunday. I just got some rolled oats and almond flour. A one pot strawberry rhubarb with raw honey cooked down and spread on a crust of buttered almond flour and buttered and toasted rolled oats. Love these simple to make squares. Simple is...
Cinco de Mayo Spit Roasted Hog.

Cinco de Mayo Spit Roasted Hog.

The art of spit roasting a whole pig takes a few rehearsals to make it perfect. Learning from the professional BBQ pit masters has been long an slow in the learning. Some times you have to go full circle. Knowing the perfect rubs and having the bang on timing is essential to achieving the best results in taste and appearance. When I was chef at the famous Red Hot and Blue Pit Bar-B-Que. Knowing the quality of the pork and brine were key to perfect flavour. Setting it up takes lots of pre preparation. The source of heat is about the most important thing one must be in...
Victoria Chat and Chew

Victoria Chat and Chew

When I go to Vancouver Island for a few days, it automatically makes you feel like your on holidays. So many sights and places of interest. I love restaurant hopping and Victoria sure has its share. The more places I visit where good cooks serve showcase quality plates, I’m in! So many new eateries to choose from. I love seafood appetisers. This Lobster Street Taco and Dungeness Crab Fritters was the perfect start to get the taste buds activated. Cod Fritters are my favourite when made like soft little pillows of joy. A nice selection of Sushi with a cocktail or...