Friday, July 31, 2009

Snacks: Dried Squid and Shrimp Chips

I had almost forgotten how much I love these until Kelly brought some into work... the stinky things taste so delicious!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blue Stilton and Sweet Olive Oil Tortas

Tasty Penicillium Roqueforti

I know it should be Pears but these grapes sure were tasty with it!
A 2005 survey carried out by the British Cheese Board reported that when it came to dream types, Stilton cheese seemed to cause odder dreams than other cheese, with 75% of men and 85% of women experiencing "odd and vivid" dreams after eating a 20-gram serving of the cheese half an hour before going to sleep.
"With appologies to Chris because it could kill him."

Stilton, thou shouldst be living at this hour
And so thou art. Nor losest grace thereby;
England has need of thee, and so have I--
She is a Fen. Far as the eye can scour,
League after grassy league from Lincoln tower
To Stilton in the fields, she is a Fen.
Yet this high cheese, by choice of fenland men,
Like a tall green volcano rose in power.
Plain living and long drinking are no more,
And pure religion reading "Household Words",
And sturdy manhood sitting still all day
Shrink, like this cheese that crumbles to its core;
While my digestion, like the House of Lords,
The heaviest burdens on herself doth lay.
- G.K. Chesterton

Monday, July 20, 2009

Buffalo, it's what's for dinner.

Just a shot of my receipt.

Ginger Sesame Salmon

First you have a nice salad with a silly tomato rose and some Balsamic vinegrette...

Then you have a nice piece of Salmon with a Ginger Sesame glaze made by reducing some light Soy sauce with Ginger paste (ground Ginger and Sugar) and Toasted Sesame Oil. Add in a side of Jasmine rice and your good to go.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

An interesting find...

Oh, um... how do you say it in Spanish? Escamoles?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cap'n jucy's

So I went with Allynn downtown to cap'n jucy's today, and had a veggie pizza dog, and might I say it was the best hotdog I've ever had. However, it did not occur to me to take a picture.
Post script;
they have normal hot dogs for you carnivores, too!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beer Butt Chicken... Again.

So Matt surprised me with a Beer Can Chicken, Grilled Oysters, and Roasted Garlic. I was tired... but y'know, somehow I found the strength to eat all of this!

The chicken going on. Cute little buds of garlic too.

If this was a song, it'd be a love song.
Love the reflection in the bottle.

Something so Nice.

Dinner, at eating time!
Funny... there's no room for salad!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garlic Lime Marinated Steak with Steamed Chard, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Onions

O.K. use a Mortar and Pestle to grind some Garlic, Salt, Pepper and Cumin to a smooth paste. Slowly add 1/2 cup fresh Lime juice and 2 tbsp E.V.O.O. and work until you achieve a smooth texture. reserve some to baste with and pour the balance over the steak of your choice and marinated for 30 min. Meanwhile back at the ranch, spin up a little R.L. Burnside and chop some Chard to steam. Slice some Onions 1 inch or so(brush with E.V.O.O. + S&P)to grill. Mash some Potatoes. Grill Onions til carmelized. Grill Steak Brushing occasionaly with reserved marinade. Eat.


Matt aint kiddin' around! That was some good steak!

and steamed Chard...

and grilled Onions...

Friday, July 10, 2009


Yeah Yeah Yeah, I know I didn't make it and I am sure it doesn't really count but I did eat it and it looked so good I just had to take a picture...

Clearwater Eel

Yellow Tail Tuna

Spicy Tuna Roll

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

bbq brisket sandwich

After hoarding some Brisket aside for yourself, it makes an excellent Brown Bag Lunch.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July Smoked Brisket

Rub Brisket with the rub of your choice. I went with a standard rub here but added a bunch of Garam Masala just to spice it up...

Laying it on the grill at 8 AM... I put the Brisket directly in a foil pan this time (instead of using a drip pan) to help protect the brisket from heat and mopped it with cider vinegar and the juices right out of the pan.

Here we are after smoking for 7 hrs. Just resting before the feast. It turned out fall apart tender. I always love the look on peoples face when they first see a smoked Brisket. That "you want me to eat that ?" expression. Then I get to watch them devour a plate and go for seconds... I guess it is a compliment but no one touched the bar-b-que sauce I made. Plates were wiped clean with crusty bread.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Kalbi ( yes this is the 3rd time but different I promise)

Many of you know that I use "Kalbi" to refer in general to a tasty Korean style marinade for meat that is to be grilled. This time I thought I would use the traditional short ribs... To make some delicious Soe (beef) Galbi (rib) Gui (grilling)

Gather the ingredients for your marinade. Here we have Sesame oil, Soy Sauce, Pear Sake, Black Pepper, Honey, Pear, Green onions, Garlic and Blonde Sugar.

Puree til smooth.

Butterfly 2# Beef Short Ribs.


Mix up a dipping sauce.

Grill to desired doneness.

Tasty Goodness

Put slices of Kalbi in a Romaine leaf. Dip in sauce. Eat. Sauce will run down arm. Tomatoes make a nice side. Dont forget to gnaw the bones...