New York Strip Steak and Saucey Pasta

New York Strip Steak and Saucey Pasta

New York Strip Steak and Saucey Pasta. The spring green house tomatoes and mini cucumbers are making it to the produce department. A good Greek style salad is the best way to bring out all those fresh veg flavours. A quick sauté of mushrooms in butter to season up the pan. Some ragu sauce, chili parmesan and some fresh blanched noodles. Seasoned with salt and pepper the steak was grilled at 550 degrees on the hottest grill part on the bbq. 3 minutes a side and let rest. Get out the beer and enjoy. There’s always room for dessert.
Mushroom Pepper Steak Sub.

Mushroom Pepper Steak Sub.

Mushroom Pepper Steak Sub along with some crispy Duck Fat Fries! When the New York Strip steaks come in bulk at a super price, I like to vac seal and freeze. They are great to be first offerings on the bbq. The trusty cast iron skillet has a good collection of duck fat and the chunky fries will come out crispy crunchy. Another way to achieve the almost taste is to mix some duck fat with beef stock and spritz it on after frying in vegetable shortening. Slice up a few green bell peppers, a whole onion and 1/2 pound of mushrooms. I saute with butter and soya sauce. A nice...
Mussels Clams and Oysters with Dennis Hopper

Mussels Clams and Oysters with Dennis Ho...

Meeting Dennis Hopper! I just finished my last shift before some holidays working at the Hotel Vancouver as a apprentice cook. I covered lots of shifts from early am till after midnight. It was time for a break and the Summer was mine to do whatever I wished and I figured about two months of traveling in B.C. and eating someone else’s cooking was all I would need to build up my spirits and strength again. I made it back to Ontario but couldn’t wait to get back to Beach Ave, I arrived back in Vancouver just as the much talked about Kettle of Fish restaurant was being...
Table Hopping on Vancouver Island.

Table Hopping on Vancouver Island.

When I get to visit Vancouver Island for a few days, it automatically makes me feel like I’m on holidays. The BC Ferries ride over is pleasant and sets you up to get to the island well rested and ready to explore. Ucluelet and Tofino are two of my favourite getaways, So many sights and places of interest. I love restaurant hopping in Victoria and all the island which sure has its share of some fine eateries. The more places I visit where good cooks serve showcase quality plates, I’m there! So many new eateries to choose from. I love seafood appetisers. This...
Wicked Jalapeno Laced Cornbread

Wicked Jalapeno Laced Cornbread

  thekitchenman Cornbread; I was in Louisiana on a quest to learn more about Blackened Skillet Cooking. I went to several New Orleans restaurants including K-Paul’s and well known The Commandors Palace. I loved Chef Paul’s cast iron collection in which he had a story about each of them. Paul Prudhomme first gave me the version of real corn bread the way it should be made with pork belly bacon fat, unpasteurized buttermilk and duck eggs made in a well seasoned cast iron skillet. It sure was a tasty version. I began to make this recipe by the fire for shore...