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...
Bread and Butter Pickles.

Bread and Butter Pickles.

Bread and Butter Pickles. The season for small pickling cucumbers are ready for old family recipes. This year I will be doing extra canning duties because of the current situation. Time to make as many condiments and side entrées ease the food costs having to buy and because you can prepare using such good ingredients. This retro Rockton’s Fair Cook Book is just chock full of Blue Ribbon winning recipes. Later I will be posting the ones I have tried and found to be rewarding for the effort like this most excellent Bread and Butter Pickles recipe. I learned to love a...
Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby

Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby

Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby. The Cherries are coming on strong here in Ontario Farm Country. I love cherries and once cooking for Ann Margret she told me her secrets to beautiful skin is adding pure cherry juice to your diet. I’ve eaten them from my aunts farm since I was a kid and must say my 73 year old face is still looking youthful if I must say. While looking through my dad’s old recipes that he made for summer weddings and BBQ’s, I found this old German Dutch Baby recipe. I remember how it tasted so good and my dad made it in minutes. It reminded...
Slow Roasted Kahlua BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Slow Roasted Kahlua BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Slow Roast Kahlua BBQ Beef Short Ribs. At one time these small joints of beef bones were cheap and used mostly for making stock or roasted brown sauce. Now they have become extremely expensive and have become a prime short rib menu item. Braised or slow crock pot done they are hard to make a bad meal with. Most restaurants just chop up an deep fry them like chicken wings or pork rib bites. thekitchenman likes to brine the small portions in bourbon, scotch or rum to break down the tissue and the sugars when BBQed low and slow for several hours. The choice is yours to which...
Calamari Squid and Shrimp Salads.

Calamari Squid and Shrimp Salads.

RRRRRR! Billy! Calamari Squid and Shrimp Salad. Cold seafood salads make a nice light lunch. Also make a good share plate. I try to find the best items like fresh micro greens and garden veggies. Option is to make a creamy hot sauté seafood salad dressing or make individual cocktail shooter salads. Ingredients needed are; 2 lbs. squid, cleaned and cut 4 oz. cooked small prawns or shrimp 4 cups of a good salad green mix with some fresh veggie sprouts and shoots 6 grape tomatoes halved. 1 cup sliver sliced red or green pepper 1/2 cup sliced Nero or green olives 1/2 small...
Drunk on Scotch BBQ Salmon Salad

Drunk on Scotch BBQ Salmon Salad

Drunk on Scotch BBQ Salmon. I started fishing with my dad back in 1955.  My dad would take us kids fishing down to the Hespeler Speed Dam or Puslinch Lake. We would catch some stream trout or lake pickerel pike, perch and pumpkin fish. These small Sun Fish from the Pumpkin Fish strain were what we would catch most all day. My dad told me way back then that these small fishes would feed you better than a big old bass. The pumpkin fish have more good omegas and nutrients in larger volumes than any other fresh water species that he told us back then. Like perch they can be...