Sometimes a sandwich is what you need and what it’s all about. This is a killer sandwich, full of all sorts of goodness. Continue reading
We’re still having beautiful grilling weather and what better meal to fix on a grill but burgers!! These burgers, however, have several twists. First, they are pork, not beef. Here piggy, piggy, piggy… Continue reading
With summer’s flavors all around us, I tend to get carried away at the local market in the produce section. Everything is sooo pretty and looks soooo delicious. As a result, there are days you just have to clean out the refrigerator. This sandwich is the result of cleaning the refrigerator and it sure was good. Continue reading
This posts is for my friend Cecil. Cecil is a sandwich man. He occasionally visits the blog but not very often because Cecil hates seafood, of any kind. I try to tell him there are other things on the site that are good but Cecil doesn’t like to cook. He does like good food but his diet consists mostly of sandwiches. So CL, here is a new sandwich for you to try. For the rest of you readers, THIS IS A KILLER PANINI that you owe it to yourself to try, especially while fresh figs are in season. Better act fast otherwise you will have to wait until next year.
We hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July celebration. We had a very pleasant day, although we seriously overate (look at the size of that burger) and blew our diet out of proportion yet again. Continue reading
When we made the sous vide chicken last week there was one boneless chicken breast remaining. They were huge, weighing 14 oz each! Quickstep, being a young man, has never missed a meal nor has he met a meal he didn’t like so he had no problem with a 14 oz. chicken breast and all the trappings. Here is Quickstep engaged in his favorite activity.
He hates it when I do this to him but I just can’t help myself. He has his hands full so he can’t grab the camera. But I digress.
Baby Lady and I split one of the chicken breasts and it was still a lot of food for us lesser mortals. This left one beautifully cooked, moist breast in the refrigerator for another day. Today was that “another day” and was Quickstep’s leftover day. It’s also summertime so the meal had to fit the season and boy was it good. Continue reading
I don’t get some people’s ideas about crab. Crabmeat has a rich buttery, slightly sweet and delicate flavor. Because of its delicate flavor, many people tell you that you lightly season crabmeat so the crabmeat shines on its own. How many times have we all heard that nonsense? About 14 months ago, Baby Lady and I went to a nice restaurant where they served jumbo lump crabmeat in an avocado shell as an appetizer. The idea seemed good until they brought out the appetizer. Then you realized the execution was a disaster. The crabmeat was scooped on top of the avocado shell. Although the avocado was sliced inside it had not been loosened from the shell and you couldn’t tell by looking at the dish the avocado had been sliced. It was difficult to eat without making a mess and had very little flavor because there was absolutely NO seasoning, no salt, no nothing. Just cold lump crabmeat and an avocado you didn’t know what to do with. When we spoke to the executive Chef (the restaurant had been open less than a month), the Chef’s response was “crab is so delicate you just don’t want to season it. You want the crabmeat to shine on its own.” The real truth is the Chef had no idea what to do with crabmeat! No wonder the place went out of business 9 months later. This dish is a beautifully seasoned preparation of crab that I guarantee you will enjoy. Oh, and the crabmeat really shines despite being seasoned. Continue reading