Creole Hush Puppies

Creole Hush Puppies

    Mighty Fine Creole Hush Puppies; One of the best kitchenman back yard nibbles are my Creole Hush Puppies. I have wowed a lot 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 from the cooked chicken skins and from ducks too....
Jamaican Cod Fritters.

Jamaican Cod Fritters.

Jamaican Cod Fritters. Salted cod is a staple food for many Caribbean islands. Crispy Salt Cod Fritters with Chili Parsley and Garlic. This is uncompromising in flavour and glorious with a glass of ice-cold beer. Ingredients 1lb 2oz dried salt cod fillets 1 fresh bay leaf 2 medium-sized floury potatoes (about 8oz each), peeled and thinly sliced 2 tbsp. olive oil 1¾oz plain flour 3 medium free-range eggs 2 garlic cloves, crushed leaves from 2 large sprigs flatleaf parsley, chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper For the aioli 4 garlic cloves, peeled ½ tsp salt 1 egg...
The Caviar Bar; The King Fisher Platter.

The Caviar Bar; The King Fisher Platter.

The Caviar Bar; The King Fisher Platter. When I was cooking at the Kettle of Fish on Pacific Ave; My cooking station was known as the Caviar bar. It was what the owner Glen Anderson and designer David Vance used for the overflow and small private dinning room. The bar was made from solid marble and beside a libations centre it had a chowder steam pot and a wood/charcoal fired bbq. Caviar was sold by the ounce with frozen vodka. The chowder made to order which the customer picked the kind and the ingredients. I also bbq grilled just about anything from the sea. This Char...
Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce.

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Bl...

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce. The Pacific North West Coast has a lot of clam gathering shore line. Blaine Washington is right next door to White Rock BC. We share the same Semiahmoo Bay sandy beaches that yield several varieties during the DOF regulated seasons. Portland  Oregon has a yearly clam festival and over the years attracts thousands of clam diggers. The beaches up and down the coast become an active hunting ground for these Bi-Valves. Next to fried frog legs, razor clams are my next fav! After cleaning the clams, a plastic freezer bag...
Lasagne Bolognese

Lasagne Bolognese

Lasagne Bolognese. Fresh made pasta is available at Granville Island Market from the source Zara’s Italian Deli. Or you can make your own homemade lasagna pasta (sometimes called “lasagna noodles”) with a dough made of flour and eggs, with or without spinach—or using just semolina (durum wheat flour) and water. But today, the dried packaged ready-to-use lasagna noodles available in the grocery store are really excellent. When using regular store-bought lasagna noodles boil them in batches. To avoid the noodles sticking together, place them vertically on the...
Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake My aunt Marie was well into 80’s when I ask her to show and tell me her favourite recipes that she enjoyed making the most. She was a little hesitant, but took the time to explain the recipe procedures that she held in her brain. After many meetings and conversations over the phone with several trial and errors and I was able to reconstruct the recipes to resemble her originals. She stood proud that I was able to make the cake just like she would. From canning to baking and being mostly a home self taught cook from books, her...