Finding Seafood Nirvana

Finding Seafood Nirvana

Some of the best recipes start with a good selection of fresh caught and prepared Pacific Shellfish. Easy to make salads and hot pots of clear or creamy chowders. I shop at several docks here in Vancouver. Granville Island Market, Steveston, Sidney, Sooke, Ucluelet Tofino Prawns, crab, squid, rock fish, halibut ling cod. Salt Spring mussels and Effingham oysters tossed with tasty vinaigrette or stewed in a hot pot. It’s all healthy and good.
Welcome To Mary’s Garden

Welcome To Mary’s Garden

For over 20 years being thekitchenman I would get most all his seasonal fruit and vegetables from Mary’s Garden. No spray produce and fruit fresh from the farm field and orchards. Just picked produce arrives hourly from the pickers. The berries are in full swing and had this seasons first nugget peas, lettuce, potatoes, cukes, carrots and cherry tomatoes. One very well run garden market store. Happy 53th Year  
Pig Tails thekitchenman Way.

Pig Tails thekitchenman Way.

Pig Tails thekitchenman way from scratch. To some these pig tails are a culinary masterpiece and would  Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands Ivan Pavlov from just looking. Others, probably would be hiding their utter disbelieve that some would actually eat one. Hey, I put the sewer in connoisseur and am proud of it. I am thekitchenman.           The question is, could you eat the rear end of a pig? If you answered no! Than I suggest you leave the page now. On the other hand if you answered why...
The Best Oyster to Slurp.

The Best Oyster to Slurp.

These are oysters, the others dream to be. I will tell you that my quest to find the ultimate raw oyster has been a long one but came to and end in Ucluelet BC at the Raven Lady. I even travel with my own Lizano Salsa sauce for just this occasion. Effingham Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations by Vancouver Island, BC. They are farmed by the tray suspension and tumbling methods. Effingham Inlet Oysters are cultured in the deep cold pristine waters of Effingham Inlet, which is located in Barkley Sound on the West Coast...
BBQ Sesame Tamarind Tea Soaked Pork Belly

BBQ Sesame Tamarind Tea Soaked Pork Bell...

Sesame Tamarind Tea Soaked Pork Belly. Steamed Soya Guy-Lan with Sticky Rice.  I get some fresh pork loin or pork belly bacon and soak in some plum brandy and green tea. Chinese 5 spice is the ingredient main spice flavours. I have used Berbre Spice and found that it also makes a delicious flavourful tatse. Tamerid sauce can be made from the pod seeds or as a condiment like ketchup. These sauces are available at most grocery stores and by using a few different flavours you can make some traditional Chinese Street Vendor Pork. BBQed small portions can be stored vac sealed...
Winnipeg Goldeye

Winnipeg Goldeye

      The Western Goldeye             Slow and cold smoking to perfection 135 degrees and lower.                     I just got this seasons shipment of Winnipeg Goldeye. The scientific shad-like toothed hyoid from the mooneye family is also called Winnipeg goldeye, western goldeye, yellow herring, toothed herring, shad mooneye, la Queche, weepicheesis. The very feisty aggressive goldeye is considered a good fly-fishing fish, but not popular with most anglers because of its...