Apple Butter glazed Chicken Breast

One of the most exciting jobs I had as an executive chef was at Panorama Resort in Invermere BC. Surrounded by several mountain ranges and valleys any winter skier or summer hiker could not ask for a better location. Heli Skiing and Hiking here in the Purcell’s, Selkirk’s and the Monasheese mountain ranges was opening up the back country and gaining popularity around the world It was my job to outfit the company’s wilderness lodges and stock the pantries for the many guests that would use the back mountain facilities. I would fly to these lodges by helicopter over the...

Sauces and Butters

When thekitchenman needs to add some sizzle to the steak he uses a range of different sauces and flavoured butters to get that optimum level of good taste. These next recipes are the ones that I use and once you add these to your cooking repertoire your next meal at home will be taken to another level. Onion Sauce This is a béchamel sauce flavored with sweet onion. It is a lovely silky sauce for delicate-flavored foods and perfect for baked-in-cream dishes. 4 cups chopped or sliced sweet onions Salt 5 tbs butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk Freshly ground pepper Stir onions...
Kwan Kee Noodle House

Kwan Kee Noodle House

                      For several years now the dinning_detective has enjoyed getting a traditional Asian Noodle Soup fix from the Kwan Kee Noodle House in Surrey BC. A great food court in the T&T Market 15 2ave and 101 Street This long time family run food kiosk has been pumping out some very tasty soup meals in a bowl. This picture shows off a shrimp wonton, beef brisket and rice noodle with a very stimulating broth that we had while out shopping for a few items to put in the smoker this weekend. The chicken...