Aug 30

Hatch Chile Quesadilla with Avocado and Shrimp

With the arrival of the Hatch Chile Season I find myself thinking of numerous way to prepare and eat fire roasted Hatch Chiles. The irony of this is that in today’s age of perishable fruits and vegetables crossing the world by airplanes and refrigerated ships we are almost never without fruit and vegetables that were …

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Aug 16

Mud Bug Sausage (Louisiana Crawfish Boudin)

Cajun and Creole Cuisine from the steamy streets of New Orleans to the back bayous of Louisiana is a unique mélange of cultures, frugality and inventions of necessity that has brought us Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etouffée, Dirty Rice, Beignets and Andouille sausage. There is another contribution that although not as well-known but for me personally defines …

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Aug 04

Cullen Skink – A fishy tale of Smoked Haddock Chowder

As used on UK Celebrity Masterchef 2014. Last night (10/7/14) Millie Mackintosh was given a basic recipe and our photo to make Cullen Skink. Unfortunately she made a stew and not a thick hearty soup. Even though I know what ‘Cullen Skink’ is, this is one of the harder posts I’ve written. I grew up …

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Aug 03

Linguine con gamberetti e rucola – Linguine with prawns and arugula

This is one of my last minute dinners if I haven’t planned anything else. I always have pretty much all the ingredients in the fridge, freezer and cupboards so it can be prepared and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes. I first saw this dish in Jamie Oliver’s book from when he travelled …

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Jul 27

Sweet Salmon Success

Recently I was challenged to prepare salmon for a meal that was low on sodium, not overly spicy yet still flavorful. Low sodium and not overly spicy are two requisites that quickly take me out of my comfort zone. There is no lack of recipes on the internet on how to prepare, season and cook …

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