Pho on the Go

Pho on the Go

One of my favourite lunch meals is a bowl of good flavourful bowl of PHO. The Vietnamese street cart staple which was first introduced in 1920 at a place where one could sit to eat, instead of standing or squatting. Many new PHO restaurants are springing up everywhere here in BC. I took on a cooking position working alongside a Vietnamese Chef at the Green Papaya  who made a great tasting lemon grass broth using several different techniques that I watched and studied. Roasting some veal bones sided with an array of herbs and spices made the broth take on a more the...
Garden Fresh Salad

Garden Fresh Salad

Nothing tastes better then a garden fresh tossed salad. Mouthwatering tomatoes, crispy lettuce, some slices of cool cuccumber, a wedge of sweet bell pepper and maybe an olive or two. Mix 4 parts Virgin Olive Oil to one part Red Wine Vinegar 1/2 tsp of dijon mustard together in a small jar with a dash of dried oregano and basil with some kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Cap & Shake blending well. Add your favourite crumbled feta cheese pour over some dressing and toss together and watch the smiles. thekitchenman.ca
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...
Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots

Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots

        Steamed whole Barramundi with ginger and shallots and a little nest of cilantro, kimchi and winter melon. It sure is great having such a fresh fish market close at hand. T&T market and me had a little bit of attitude to hurtle when it came to buying fish from a person with a language barrier. It took a little push but now I get to cook some real neat species of seafood that I might not have ever known exsisted. This fish tatse way better than sea bass at a fraction of the cost. Prepare it steamed, fried or baked with any flavours that are...