The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The First Alaskan Red King Crab are now at the Steveston Docks! The Red Crab are also ready for the crab boil at a more economical cost. Brought to the docks still living from the boat aqua tank and sold by the kilo. I had to push my way through the huge Asian contingency to get at least one crab. One restaurant owner was yelling, he will take all that’s left. The sale is over. I did get a few large red crab legs and did a quick seafood boil. The smaller red crab made a nice alfresco plate I saved some of the broken off  big fat legs centre cuts that I got...
Louisiana Jambalaya Creole’

Louisiana Jambalaya Creole’

  LOUISIANA JAMBALAYA CREOLE’   One of my favourite jobs back in the early eighties was chef for a turn of the century musical called One Mo Time. I took on this position because it gave me a chance to work inNew Yorkand it was something I wanted to add to my repertoire. While there I was to be mentored by Chef Paul Prudhome well known for his avant-garde approach to Creole Cuisine and the art of blackened grillingLouisianastyle. The producers of this show wanted to have an authentic Creole style menu that would compliment this dinner theatre musical...
Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Life without Dim Sum would be a boring weekend for me. I love to have other chefs feed me. Dim Sum Brunches have become very affordable and busy. A good selection with tea and dessert will set you back 25 bucks. Check out what I had New Years Day. Started with a bowl of chicken corn chowder and a bowl of hot and sour soup. The veggie spring rolls with in-house made plum sauce were deluxe. The pork and mushroom wonton, wok fried in a chili pea-nutty sauce topped with steamed spinach tops. The main event was the seafood chow mien, the crispy noodle foundation with plump...
Cocktail Salad Shooters

Cocktail Salad Shooters

Years back when I was being groomed by a well known hospitality firm, I was offered several positions to make some extra coinage and meet and cook with other well know chefs. The Canadian Open and the Skins Games were held back in Ontario and was a place that I got to cook in the famous Champions Tent for the pro golfers and their guests. It was a great position to prepare lavish buffets and get to show off your culinary prowess. Back then the major banks, automobile, liquor and tobacco companies would host several big name players and invite their customers to attend...
Back in the 70’s, Guinness record size cheese and the House of Vera Ernst McNichol

Back in the 70’s, Guinness record ...

  Wayne Conrad Serbu Back in the 70’s I was making my way around Ontario searching out small independent cheese makers that would make artisan branded cheese for a large conglomerate food manufacturer. Millbank Cheese was one of the first I stopped at because of my familiarity being sold at the Galt market. I stopped in and saw that this Giant Cheese being made to be in the Guinness records. After doing my business with the owners I asked what are all the people doing over at that house? Don Tanner’s reply that it was the house of Vera McNichol. Millbank...
India Inspired Six Pack!

India Inspired Six Pack!

          India Inspired Six Pack! My love for Indian Foods has giving me a much broader respect for the word curry. Curry is a generic description used throughout Western culture to describe a variety of dishes from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, African, Thai and other Southeast Asian cuisines. The major spices found in most South Asian curry powders contain turmeric, coriander, and cumin; but a wide range of additional spices may be additions depending on the geographic regional location and the food items being included; meats,...