Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings

Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings

Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings Throughout the world, there are dumplings everywhere but nowhere is the dumpling more popular than in China. And of all the assorted dumplings available, the simple pot sticker is the most common. Originating in Shanghai, the two Chinese characters that illustrate them, “wor tip,” translate as pot stick. In other areas of China such as Beijing and Guangzhou they are translated as “little dumpling. “A bit of folklore suggests that these dumplings were created by accident when an Imperial chef, making dumplings, forgot them on...
The CBC

The CBC

The CBC; I love a good wrap. Chicken, Bacon and Cheddar is a good combination and makes a most satisfying lunch or light dinner entrée. I’m  starting with some BBQed grilled creole seasoned chickens along wrapped with some double smoked apple wood bacon that was first crisped over the grill then wrapped in aged cheddar and then grilled to a golden brown perfection. This adds so much more flavour when you char the cheese. A few leaves of butter lettuce and some spinach tucked inside, drizzled with a mandarin orange honey dressing and wrapped up together in a fresh...
Camp Fire Chicken and Hot Biscuits.

Camp Fire Chicken and Hot Biscuits.

Camp Fire Chicken and Hot Biscuits. I spent lots of time at resorts and lodges throughout my career doing fireside cooking for the guests. I worked the many different positions as I was learning how to cook. My favourite form of preparing food is using a natural wood and charcoal fed fire. I found I did some of my best recipes when I had simple cooking utensils and an outdoor heat source. I started as a young cub scout which procured my interests to anything done with fire. There is something about fire that brings out the best in all foods. I found that the manifesto for...
Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

My new Insta-Pot pressure cooker. Today I’m doing a Beef Stroganoff in my pot. I trimmed a sirloin tip with some marble just under a KG. I started by sautéing on high some of the beef trim and fat with 1 lg. chopped onion, 1 big shallot and 3 bulbs of Russian Garlic. Stir-Stir 10 minutes and then added the seasoned beef with pepper salt. Stir-stir. The butter will start to brown and then I deglazed with 8 oz. good red wine. To some freeze dried toasted onion flakes with some Knorr beef powder bouillon, good shot of worcestershire 8 oz. more wine 8 oz. water mix, and...
Prime Rib

Prime Rib

Deluxe Prime Rib For the beef to qualify it has to be free of bruises, evenly marbled steer meat, dry aged for at least 29 days and be no more than 13 pounds. A one inch thick fat cap is also required. Start by rubbing a spice mixture which contains equal amounts of kosher salt, garlic powder, beef base, ground black pepper, keens mustard powder and mild paprika. The spice rub is most important to making a tender roast. Massage this mixture all over the room temperature beef until it was well coated. Now place the roast onto a thick roasting pan and pour about a cup of...
Wok Fried Pork Belly Bacon Stuffed Shrimp

Wok Fried Pork Belly Bacon Stuffed Shrim...

Wok Fried Pork Belly Bacon Stuffed Shrimp One of my favourite Asian recipes using tasty cold water gulf shrimp that I tried was from Kwong Chows in Toronto China Town. I was taken there by one of my employers who was showing me the dishes that he would like duplicated and served in his new restaurant Charade. We ate at Kwong Chows about a dozen times and this shrimp dish Woo-Hip-Har or Wok Fried Pork Belly Bacon Stuffed Shrimp. I tried the shrimp dish several times before I could figure out all the flavours used to make this such a tasty dish. At first, I used 12/15 size...