Rogan Josh Lamb Curry

Rogan Josh Lamb Curry

Rogan Josh Lamb Curry The kitchen now has the aroma of a Kashmir Rosai [kitchen]. The slow cooking in all those aromatic spices and vegetables made this lamb taste like exotic comfort food. I added some chickpeas with sauce for fibre and a simple butter basmati rice. The first tastes were most delectable today but after it sits tonight, the flavours should be perfect for a delish dinner. Ingredients 1 3 inch piece fresh ginger , peeled and grate 8 large cloves garlic , mince 1 tsp. turmeric 4 tbs natural yoghurt 1 tsp crushed black peppercorns 1 kg quality lamb shoulder ,...
Star Crab Cakes

Star Crab Cakes

Back in 1984 I was asked by several of the celebrities that I cooked for if I ever had eaten at Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. My reply was no but after reading about the chef in charge and his fusion food menu I knew it would not be long before I would be there in the flesh. Stars were noted as being the birthplace of New American Cuisine.The restaurant was an instant sensation and quickly became the top-grossing restaurant for years. Chef Jeremiah Tower and his posse of celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck became the pioneers of California Cuisine. Today Spago...
Café Mozart’s Chocolate Cake

Café Mozart’s Chocolate Cake

Café Mozart’s Chocolate Cake Trying to learn everything you need to know to become a chef takes years of theory and practice. Baking is one area that I only studied when time allowed. While in college I was tutored by a Peter Basin an Olympic medal winning pastry chef. I learned how to prepare all the required items that a hotel chef would need to know. I soon learned it was very tedious work to pipe fillings into a thousand bite size sweets for a buffet or show piece. Making layered cakes, flavoured mousses, danishes, cream pies and french pastries took a lot of...
Italian Deli Cold Cut Sandwich

Italian Deli Cold Cut Sandwich

Italian Deli Cold Cut Sandwich. One must prepare a true Italian Deli sandwich by using original cold cuts from Italy. I shop for the best and Deli Italia has a great selection to choose from. This fresh baked focaccia loaf from Fieldstones Bakery make a great foundation for this deli sandwich. I used a stack of thin sliced, salami, capicola, mortadella, the Italian version of cooked ham, is a lean, whole muscle dry-cured with a nice fat cap delicately cured with salt, garlic, and rosemary for a rich and inviting flavor. I chose picante provolone cheese slices and crisp...
Alaska King Crab Cocktail

Alaska King Crab Cocktail

Alaska King Crab Cocktail. I love King Crab because it is so crab chunky delicious. When you get a nice leg portion the centre cut makes for a great cold cocktail presentation. When the season here on the BC coast arrives you can purchase king crab at the local grocery stores. I find about 2 center legs yield about 60 percent meat. So pick your crab for meat density. Avoid frost bitten ends and the claws and joints weigh the most, but the edible crab meat yield is low. Not hard to spend 50 bucks on 2 nice legs. Ask to see the catch info to make sure your getting Alaska...