Zesty Orange Asparagus

Zesty Orange Asparagus

Zesty Orange Asparagus. Blanche the asparagus in a cup of some fresh squeezed orange juice. Chill down in an ice water bath. Squeeze of some fresh lemon juice, 2 oz of water and a tbs of washed orange peel zest and simmer till aldente, [slightly crisp to the tooth]. Chill down in an ice water bath. Segment an orange and lay out on a plate in a crescent shape for best presentation. Toss the chilled asparagus in some white balsamic vinegar, light extra virgin olive oil, dash of sesame oil, and fresh ground white pepper, a little sugar and a sprinkle of toasted rice salt....
Tuna Poke Bowl

Tuna Poke Bowl

    Tuna Poke. Finding Fresh caught Tuna weather it be Albacore, Blue Fin, Yellow Fin or some good Caribbean or Canadian line and pole caught. The smaller the tuna the less mercury and also the taste is sushi delish. thekitchenman loves his tuna bowls and smoked tuna in place of salmon. These simple dishes are easy to construct and making a chop-chop cobb style or a stacked Poke with wonton crisps, glazed flash grilled or BBQed with some Asian fusion flavours. I love to add some avocado, pickled mushrooms, with fava bean humus to make a nice simple smoked tuna...
Expresso Bourbon Chocolate Cake:

Expresso Bourbon Chocolate Cake:

Expresso Bourbon Chocolate Cake; Apprenticing to become a cook/chef takes years of theory and practice. Baking is one area that I only studied when time allowed back in college. I was tutored by Conestoga’s Peter Basin an Olympic medal winning pastry chef. He taught me on how to prepare all the required items that being a resort/hotel chef would need to know. I soon learned it was very demanding and tedious work to pipe fillings into thousands of bite size sweets for a buffet or decoration extraordinaire show pieces. Making layered cakes, flavoured mousses,...
Creole Surf and Turf Gumbo w/ Hush Puppies.

Creole Surf and Turf Gumbo w/ Hush Puppi...

Creole Surf and Turf Gumbo w/ Hush Puppies; I have wowed a lot of people with these abilities to create some great Cajun recipes. I would fry up big batches of fresh caught seafood for shore lunches and back yard parties. Gathering the fresh ingredients for a good Seafood Gumbo is using what fits your personal tastes. I like using all kinds of available seafood and adding in some good artisan smoked sausages. I use a Wok or a steamer Pot to get all the flavours to be added and times for the proper cooking. Once the Gumbo is on it’s time to make the star of the...
Wild Leek Pesto Penne

Wild Leek Pesto Penne

Ramp up your Pasta or Salads. Foraging Season is coming on this spring and finding some new places to search is my goal. This culinary wild leek is making good dishes taste so much better. It’s what most culinary foodies and the top chefs are twittering about. I will check out some sources as I travel to the Ontario river watershed. I just talked to a friend grower who is going through the stages of a long wet winter. Start up is ongoing and have been hit with frost here is turning up a limited supply. I will check out some more known sources as I travel to the...