Dungeness Crab Cakes

Dungeness Crab Cakes

I like to go to the market when looking for some good fresh seafood and the Asian markets here on the coast sure do have a lot of good bargains when the Dungeness supply is plentiful. The Dungeness Crabs are coming in at $10.50 a pound and are fresh caught and shucked of their meat if you wait around. It sure saves doing it at home sure makes a nice treat. Cracked cold crab claws are most delish but I like tasty crab cakes more. Once you have your supply make sure the rest of the ingredients are fresh. Let’s start with; 1 lb fresh shucked crab meat picked over for any...
BC Wild Caught Sea Food.

BC Wild Caught Sea Food.

Genuine BC wild caught seafood. How does one know for sure? If the seafood is true wild caught than it will have a barcode that will give you all the pertinent details. Where it was caught, how with pole, line or net, the date and time of the catch. Once you find a fish monger that can give you honest answers, the fish is worthy of the price asked. I usually shop at several different locations for a particular type of shell fish or ocean fish. Rock cod, sole, skate, scallops, dungeness, king crab, oysters, mussels, clams and all the seasonal stuff like spotted prawns,...
Korean Style Marinated KFC

Korean Style Marinated KFC

  Korean marinated KFC. It’s a little bit of prep work, but well worth the effort.       This style of doing chicken alfresco on a char grill first requires a 24 hour soak in a favourable lemongrass fivespice, cilantro and coconut milk brine. Just add the ingredients, stir together and add some chili’s if you like it piquant! Some prefer using butter milk and kiwi fruit, some like yogurt and  mango. I like the tasty finish that fresh coconut milk and lemongrass bring to the flavour table!   After the chicken parts marinate over night,...
Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Crostini Toasts

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Crostini Toast...

Bruschetta or window bread is always welcome as a nice appy. I have found that as a simple item to assemble, nothing is tastier than some scrumptious roasted tomato bruschetta toasts. Cheap and cheerful way to use up some stale baguette and those ripening tomatoes. Start with some day old bread and cut into squares or rectangles. Old focaccia bread works great. Brush with some garlic infused virgin olive oil or herb garlic butter. Place in the toaster oven and crisp them for a bout 5 minutes. Set aside covered with a towel. Now in a bowl toss 2 cups sliced cubed pieces of...
Cuban Style Roasted Pork Shoulder

Cuban Style Roasted Pork Shoulder

Cuban Style Roasted Pork Shoulder. My Cuban born chef friend I worked ewith in Seattle showed me this homestyle way to make this mouthwatering roasted pork shoulder. The bitter orange condiment may take a little effort to find, but will be … well worth it when you taste the results. Using a mortar may take some time but the results rather than being pressed will not bruise the garlic aand make it bitter. This rub and marinade simple to make and creates a great backyard pulled pork BBQ! You will need; One 8 pound leg or shoulder of pork 10 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon...