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…

More of our Tide to Table Seafood

BC Sockeye Salmon with Spot Prawns in a garlic butter with parsley and lemon. Salmon and Prawns from #TideToTable– #walcanseafood. Really enjoying having a selection of fish in the freezer to choose from. We also had homemade fish and chips this week. Using more of the LingCod. Tempura Batter 1/2 flour1/2 cup cornstarch1 teaspoon baking…

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…