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...
One Very Sexy Salad

One Very Sexy Salad

                Over the years working as a chef for high profile socialites you get a lot of requests to be inventive and perform outside the box when it comes to pleasing clients who have tried it all. Back in 1984 I was working for a hospitality agency that found small projects for maverick chefs that were between jobs. A lot of projects that I was involved in were being designed and built to specs and would fall behind schedule for whatever reason. This gave me lots of slack time to take on other short term cooking positions. I...
Brome Duck Confit

Brome Duck Confit

              Confit of Brome Duck Once venerated as a preservation method, cooking and keeping duck in its rendered fat results in meltingly tender, moist, and extremely flavorful meat which can be used in a variety of simple preparations. Sear the duck legs in a hot skillet or shred the meat and add it to salads, or, perhaps best of all, make duck rillettes. Just remember the duck must be salted a day before you plan to cook it. 3 tbs kosher salt 4 large cloves garlic, smashed with a knife 1 large shallot, peeled and sliced 6 sprigs...
Back Yard  BBQ

Back Yard BBQ

When the BBQkitchenman is doing his work at a back yard alfresco party, it is important to make the food as exciting and unique tasting as possible. I want my host to get lots of compliments. When I put together a menu for the party, I like to hear how much of a Gourmand the host wishes for me to be! One of the BBQkitchenman sure hit back yard chow downs is this menu.  Now this meal started with a BBQ grill full of fresh caught prawns, some spicy wings, garden fresh salad and a cold watermelon spritzer too start. Mian course, New Orleans rubbed seasoned Chicken Legs....
Happy Fathers Day Lobster and Steak

Happy Fathers Day Lobster and Steak

    Nothing tells dad that you love him more, than lobster and steak! This Sunday, pour dad a cool one and bring out his favourite chair and make him comfortable close to the back yard Q. Now if you did the right shopping and you play your cards right, all you have to do is fill the grill with these bad boys. Dad will not be able to resist getting his apron on and get this party a rockin! Dad like’s his steak and lobster too much to let anyone interfere, being the king of his backyard BBQ! Lobster on at Thrfty’s 2 east coast tails or a whole a raw...
Fresh Oregano Lamb Kebabs

Fresh Oregano Lamb Kebabs

Fresh Oregano Lamb Kebabs are simple to prepare. Use a good cut of lamb with a little marble [fat] intact. Cut the meat into small bite size cubes and place in a bowl.  Adding 2 tbs of olive oil, a healthy squeezed fresh lemon juice, 2 tbs of dijon mustard, dash of kosher salt some fresh ground pepper, fresh ground cummin seed to tatse and fresh ripped oregano leaves.  Toss till well coated and store chilled for 3 hours to marinate. Remember to give it a mix at least once an hour. Skewer the lamb nugets using some peppers and onion for added flavour. Preheat your...