Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crepes

crepes

Ingredients

  • cup water
  • cup flour
  • pinch salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix together.
  2. Pour in pan.
  3. Flip after they are done.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bastard salmon, clams, seafood or other chowder

This is a salmon chowder from a few years back. I've been tweaking the recipe over time it is really turning into a great great dish! I borrowed this recipe originally from somebody else I think gourmet magazine and have turned it into my own kind of - it's still most theirs!


Paul's  Iditarod salmon clam seafood chowder adaptation 

Pint canned salmon, juices reserved 
1lb filet fresh or frozen salmon 

4 bacon slices, minced
or 4 Tbsp butter
1 sweet sized yellow onion, diced

2.5 pound potatoes, peeled, 1/2" diced

4+ tablespoons all-purpose flour
Seafood or chicken stock, about 3 cups

1 bay leaf
3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

quart heavy cream or half and half
5 tablespoons dry sherry, or to taste
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
Oyster or saltine crackers, as needed

preparation

Skin the fresh/frozen salmon and remove all bones. Chop in 1/2" pieces, store in fridge.Alternatively,  
Chop canned salmon into 1/4" pieces and reserve juice. 

Cook the bacon slowly in a soup pot over medium heat until lightly crisp, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile place potatoes in boiling water. Cook 5 mins , drain in cold water 

Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Whisk in the flour a tablespoon at a time, and cook over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 2-3 minutes until light brown

Whisk in the fish or chicken stock plus reserve canned salmon juice 1/4 cup at a time. bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The liquid should be the consistency of heavy cream. If it is too thick, add more clam juice to adjust the consistency.
Add the bay leaf and fresh thyme.

Meanwhile, place the clams and cream in saucepan and simmer together until the clams are cooked, about 5-8 minutes.

When the potatoes are tender, add the clams and cream to the soup base. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in the sherry. Season to taste with salt, pepper, Tabasco, and Worcestershire sauce. Serve in bowls with the crackers on the side.






Tuesday, June 3, 2014

First Deep Dish Pizza

Well it looks like my first attempt at a deep dish pizza was a resounding success!
After a nice grilled lamb and Midra(sp?) meal last night with my special lady friend, I decided that tonight I should make some pizza. But as I got to thinking about what to put on the pizza, four example some canned tomato sauce I made last fall, I decided that I should better use some of the ingredients in my refrigerator. I had some Costco mushrooms that were on their way out, quite a bit of leftover lamb from yesterday, and a fair amount of kale. I have quite a bit of kale in the refrigerator. Some of it I got at the Safeway last week because I was inspired to simmer it with onions and mustard and I got some kale from Costco last week because I wanted to use more of it. I also have some that managed to survive the winter in my cold garden and has survived and doesn't taste too bad yet though it didn't taste very good last year and that is why it survived last summer's picking process. I also had some tomatoes. 

I sautéed all of those ingredients together until most of the water had evaporated. I put a home made pizza crust in to a pretty heated cast-iron oven put some cheese at the bottom, and put the main ingredients in the shell layered with more cheese.

I must say I think it turned out pretty fantastic. See the photos.







Friday, January 10, 2014

Monday, August 12, 2013