Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce

Braised Lamb Shanks in a red wine sauce served with Duchess Potatoes, rutabaga, zucchini and carrot.Got the dish started before leaving for work. Lamb was browned and in the sauce. Moe just had to put the pan in the oven late this afternoon. All I had to do after work was make the mashed potatoes…

GREEN PEPPERCORN STEAK

This is one of our favourite ways to prepare a steak dinner. Peppercorn Steak No real recipe  – just salt the steaks,  ( use either beef tenderloin or  New York Strip steaks)  and rub with fresh garlic, and, coat with lots of coarse black pepper.Soak a tablespoon or two of green peppercorns in hot chicken…

A CATCH UP POST – SEAFOOD

I haven’t posted much to the blog this summer. So I’m going to do a few “catch-up posts” Starting with all the fish/seafood we have been eating this summer. All from @Walcan Seafood. Delivered to the door. June 3rd – Sablefish (Black Cod) in a ginger soy glaze. Halibut is my favourite fish but Sablefish…

Gazpacho Prawn Cocktail

I made a Mexican Style Prawn Cocktail for Moe tonight. A kind of gazpacho with small cubes of cucumber, green pepper, jalapeno, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, cilantro, avocado, a splash of clamato juice, salt, pepper and fresh squeezed lime juice.Spot prawns marinated for about 15 minutes in minced garlic, hot red pepper flakes, olive oil…

Tuna Sashimi

My first order from Walcan Seafood contained a variety of BC seafood, including a sashimi quality Albacore Tuna loin. The only raw fish I actually like is tuna so yesterday I pulled it out of the freezer and Moe and I had sashimi for dinner. We were so happy with the quality of the tuna…

Halibut Fish and Chips

Moe loves halibut fish and chips and prefers mine over any of the local restaurants. Lucky for him, we have a good supply of halibut in the freezer. Delivered to the door by #walcanseafood. I make a very light tempura style batter. Light and crispy. Using beer. Soda water also works. Tempura Style Batter I’m…

HOMEMADE HOTDOG BUNS

Grilled European Wieners on homemade hot dog buns with twice fried fries. Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns 1000g flour650 g  liquid ( I used half milk and half water in this batch, but in the past I’ve used,all milk, or half buttermilk and half water. )26 g salt35 g honey8 g yeast75 g melted butter…

Halibut Fish and Chips

What is so nice about having a selection of fish in the freezer from Walcan Seafood, especially Halibut, is being able to make Halibut fish and chips. A meal that Moe and I both love. I can make halibut fish and chips whenever I feel like it. I make a tempura style beer batter for…

March Seafood Meals

Tonight’s dinner.Spaghetti and Prawns. Dinner tonight was lobster with brown butter garlic pasta. BC Wild Spring Salmon.This is a recipe I have been making for over 40 years.Adapted from an Umberto Menghi recipe. Salmon topped with Julienned vegetables and baked in the oven. Moe’s dinner. Spot Prawn Cocktail with Homemade Remoulade Sauce. Prawn and Avocado…

Vintage Guardian Service Ware

These showed up on the local Facebook Marketplace recently and I decided that I had to have them. Definitely an impulse buy. Five pieces of Vintage Guardian Service Ware. Bought specifically to use as Dutch Ovens for baking bread. Picked them up last Monday. Made four batches of dough that night. Two 500g batches each…