Spot Prawns in Sweet Chili Sauce

BC Spot Prawns from Tide to Table – Walcan Seafood. This was a very easy work night dinner. Rather than the wok I used the big cast iron griddle. Sauted the onions and red peppers in peanut oil, when almost done, added julienned ginger and minced garlic. Sauted for a minute with the onions and…

Tide to Table – Walcan Seafood

We will be eating fish more often over the next month or two. Not something you would normally hear me say. Moe is the fish lover in the family. Me not so much. Except for Halibut. I love halibut. We both do. And even though I grew up in Ontario, Halibut Fish and Chips was…

PORTUGUESE CUSTARD TARTS

I wanted to make something sweet today and decided to bake Portuguese Custard Tarts. I had never made these before so I went looking for a recipe. The custard recipes are basically the same with little variation but the pastry recipes varied. I decided to use my favourite quick Puff Pastry recipe. Came out of…

Baguettes and Olive Boule

Made three batches of dough Monday morning. All with 500g of flour, 50g of starter and 1 gram of yeast, 16g of salt. At 72% hydration. Two were identical and the third I added Kalamata olives during the stretch and folds. After the final stretch and fold, one batch went into the fridge and is…

SOURDOUGH BAKE

Revived both my sourdough starters this week. Fed them both for the first time in two months on Friday night and again on Saturday night. Made two batches of dough Saturday night and baked Sunday morning before leaving for work. I fed both starters again Monday and then Monday night I made two more batches…

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Working yesterday so got a head start on dinner. I still had half of the puff pastry left from when I made the Lobster Newburg. So made individual Beef Wellingtons. I seared the beef tenderloin steaks and made a mushroom duxelle. Immediately after searing I placed the steaks in the freezer to quickly stop them…

New Year’s Eve

Again keeping with a tradition Moe and I started before we were married, we had lobster. After moving to the west coast, we vary between lobster and Dungeness Crab. This year I made Lobster Newburg with homemade puff pastry. I used Deana Sidney’s recipe which can be found on her blog Lost Past Remembered I…

Between Christmas and New Years

Low on bread so made two batches of dough. One for baguettes and one for Pizza. The bread was baked same day and the Pizza dough was given two days in the fridge. Still waiting for the table I ordered for the Ooni so this pizza was still baked on the grill. Spatchcocked a little…

Holiday Meals

Keeping with our tradition we had Tourtiere Christmas Eve. Moe loves Chile Sauce with his but I like gravy so the night before I roasted a small pork roast just for the gravy. Two years ago I used our own tomatoes to make the Chile Sauce and canned a few jars. Still had one left…

Green Peppercorn Steak

I bought a whole strip loin recently. Shopping while on my way to work. I cut it into five thick steaks, each big enough for two, one slightly smaller steak and a roast. I wasn’t I made Moe one of his favourite meals with the smaller steak. Green Peppercorn Steak. Roasted potato wedges cooked in…