Posted in Dinner, left overs, Pasta, Seafood
Tagged alfredo, alfredo sauce, cream, dinner, homemade alfredo sauce, homemade pasta sauce, lobster, pasta, recipe, sauce
Let’s start off with some confession time.
Confession: I have never had a lobster roll.
Now that I’ve got that off my chest we can proceed.
Posted in left overs, Lunch, Sandwich, Seafood
Tagged butter, easy, french bread, lobster, lobster salad, Mayo, recipe, roll, Sandwich
Another killer grilled cheese to report here! After buying some tuna for another recipe, it dawned on me that I could take the classic tuna melt, give it my signature twist and turn it into an amazing grilled cheese! And oh boy, was it delicious! Gruyere and cheddar holding it down on the outside, mixed with salty dill pickle, crunchy celery, a bite of fresh dill and green onion here and there, all surrounding the main attraction: Seared Tuna. Toss out your dry flaky canned tuna, there is a new sheriff in town! You’re still getting your beloved flaky tuna, but now it’s nice and moist, flaking off from around the juicy, tender, rare center of your tuna steak. Talk about gourmet grilled cheese!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Fish, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich, Seafood
Tagged 2013, april, celery, Cheddar, cheese, classic, dill, gourmet, Grilled, gruyere, Mayo, melt, national grilled cheese month, Pickle, seared, tuna
Lobster grilled cheese…really? YES. Rich meaty lobster chunks, surrounded by melting cheese, and toasty buttered bread…this was one rich, tasty sandwich! The idea for this one stemmed from thought of lobster mac & cheese which seems to be fairly popular, although I have never had it! That may need to change.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Seafood
Tagged 2013, april, butter, Cheddar, cheese, clarified, gouda, Grilled, gruyere, lobster, national grilled cheese month, Sandwich, seafood
Let this mark the beginning of our month long ode to the almighty Grilled Cheese! As part of National Grilled Cheese Month (possibly the best month ever), we are going to be posting a new grilled cheese EVERY DAY, yes you read that right! Every day tune-in to BS’ in the Kitchen and treat your visual tastebuds to some amazing new grilled cheeses (and THEY WILL be amazing!).
To start things off I present the Smoked Salmon Bagel Grilled Cheese, all the classic flavours of a smoked salmon bagel, with some Gruyere cheese, grilled to perfection! And when I say perfection, I mean it! This sandwich/bagel was amazing! I don’t even like smoked salmon that much, but it paired really well with the Gruyere cheese, I couldn’t get enough! You get the crisp exterior of the bagel, a smooth, creamy layer of cream cheese, a subtle bite from the red onion mixed in with the smokey, nutty flavour from the salmon and Gruyere. Then every couple of bites, there is a burst of pickled-vinegary flavour from the capers and a fresh bite of dill. The ingredients balanced each other so well and made for one unreal grilled cheese!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Fish, Grilled, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Panini, Sandwich, Seafood
Tagged bagel, breakfast, capers, classic, cream cheese, dill, grilled cheese, gruyere, lox, national grilled cheese month, recipe, red onion, salmon, smoked salmon
Every time I cook a recipe from Bon Appetit, I am consistently impressed with how good it is, and this one is no exception! What a great trio of flavours this dish had. At it’s base there was rich, flaky salmon with a beautiful pan-seared crust, on a bed of hearty collard greens, finished off with a side of cool, refreshing Radish Raita. Having never actually eaten collard greens, and having seen them recently at the local Sobey’s, my interest was peaked when I came across this recipe in Bon Appetit’s March issue.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, Seafood, Vegetable
Tagged bon appetit, colard greens, collard, dinner, easy, Fast, fresh, greek yogurt, march, pan roasted, radish, radish raita, raita, recipe, salmon
I must admit, I was expecting this weeks recipe to be the popular boeuf bourguignon, but maybe that will be next week for the big finale! Of course, receiving a recipe with scallops was no disappointment as I LOVE seafood and scallops are no exception! As usual the recipe did not disappoint, making for a rich and delicious appetizer that left me craving more (as good appetizer’s should!).
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, Fish, JC100, Seafood, Side
Tagged cheese, Chives, Garlic, gratinee, gruyere, herb, jc100, julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, scallops, shallots, swiss, week 14, white wine, wine
Well let me start this post off with explaining why this recipe is a bit late…. Saskatchewan was slammed with a heat and humidity wave all of last week and the last place I wanted to be was inside, let alone my kitchen (my house was 27°C in the evening…. I don’t even want to know what the humidity levels were inside) and to start boiling a hot pot of soup….Nope – no thanks! Originally, I was hoping to do some walleye fishing and use some local fish, but then got rained out on that plan. Because of the rain, I headed to the grocery store to buy some seafood and was happy that I found some mussels. To continue the adventure, when I got home I opened the package and was hit with the nasty smell of seafood gone bad – wowza, talk about an awful smell. Note to others: if the mussels are even SLIGHTLY open, they have spoiled! So much for mussels in the soup. I was a bit sad too because I knew their beautiful shells would add an extra dimension to the plating. But in good news, the heat cooled off thanks to buckets of rain and I was able to make the soup. So now that it’s here, let’s get to this recipe… Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Fish, Fresh herbs, Healthy, JC100, Seafood, soup, Summer Fresh
Tagged 100, bouillabaisse, child, cod, fresh, julia, mediterranean, seafood, shrimp, soup
This week the folks representing Julia Child finally decided to bring out the infallible Sole Meuniere, the recipe that changed it all for Julia! Now I can’t attest to having an “AHA” moment like Julia Child upon first bite, but I must say this was some pretty tasty fish! I will be honest, I was ready to be underwhelmed just based off the fact that this recipe has so much hype surrounding it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying what became a very simple and delicious meal! The Sole had a wonderful browned, crisp and buttery exterior, with a soft, flaky interior, which, topped with some lemon juice, was excellent.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, JC100, Seafood
Tagged butter, child, clarified, dover, easy, fish, france, jc100, julia, Lemon, meuniere, parsley, sauted, simple, sole, the way to cook, week 7, white
Time is flying by with the Julia Child 100 year celebration and it’s already onto week 4! This time with the fancy and filling Salad Nicoise [nee-SWAHZ]. With each assignment Carlene and I receive, we try to stay true to the recipe, but add a little extra flare if possible! This week is no exception. Instead of piling a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, we wanted to use some great fresh tuna and a different plating style to class things up a bit!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Fish, Fresh herbs, JC100, Lunch, Potato, Salad, Seafood, Side, Vegetable
Tagged 100, anchovies, anchovy, birthday, boiled, capers, celebration, child, egg, Fancy, french, hard, jc100, julia, lettuce, nicoise, olive, parsley, pesto, plating, Salad, tomato, tuna