January II: 2014
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Rainbow trout rubbed with oil, seasoned with
stuffed with Meyer lemon slices, parsley,
and kaffir lime leaves.
"Grilled" in the Big Easy for 25 minutes.
Not 100% successful hanging with hooks as
the fish both fell off after they started to cook.
I removed them and laid them on the half moon
racks and that worked fine.
Need a better system of hanging to get better
"gill marks" on the skin ;-)
Sides to go with the rainbow trout.
At 11 o'clock position is some of the bag
of baby greens that I picked up at Sobeys today:
spinach, bok choy, red and green chard.
Wilted down to very little but tasted great
with a light squeeze of Meyer lemon.
These could also be used for salad.
A juicy bite of rainbow trout cooked in the
A new product at Sobeys?
These cook down to very little but great taste.
Think tender beet greens.
Citrus Marinated Roast Chicken from Fine Cooking
- prepped and left to marinate all day in
at least 6 hours and up to 12 hours.
Cook for 15 minutes at 425 then lowered to
375 for 30 minutes.
I added kaffir limes and used Meyer lemons.
The juice was perfect as is - no need to thicken.
The pom seeds not only looked pretty, but
I actually enjoyed them!
Really good dish from Fine
It's not via Big Easy, and nearly as good
It was too dark and I was too lazy to go out
outside after the trip to the farm!
Chicken was juicy and tender, and the citrus
I had removed most of the skin,
but the little pierces left on were yummmm...
just a little bite ;-)
Eaten with ginger stir-fried bok choy.
Cooked the two chickens as with the recipe,
so there will be lots of leftovers for lunch
and another supper!
Slow-cooker Coconut Chicken Soup
- add baguette to sop up the broth at the
end - what a meal!
I used a mature stewing chicken instead of
boneless skinless thighs.
The dark meat is fine, but the breast is a
bit drier but fine with broth.
CAUTION: Think twice before cooking this through
The aroma will make you want to get out of
bed to taste-test ;-)
On the other hand, it's ready for breakfast
or lunch if you can't wait.
I added fresh bell pepper when I added the coconut milk
The previous lot pretty much cooked down.
Just HAD to have a taste test as soon as I
came home after a longggg day.
Soup was not kept hot but didn't matter.
The flavour is excellent!
The "mature stewing chicken breast meat" was
just fine after soaking in the broth all day.
Once heated thru', the soup will taste even
better, I just know it!
Chicken "braised" in master sauce:
soy sauce, aromatics (ginger scallions, white
peppercorns, star anise, cilantro,
Chinese cooking wine, rock sugar).
This was cooked in the slow-cooker for 2 hours.
Chicken was tender, juicy, just the right
amount of saltiness, and really flavourful.
This produced the "silky" chicken texture
preferred by Chinese folks.
Mom would have been proud :-)
Scrambled eggs with green onions and mushroom
stem on a grilled portobello mushroom.
Might have to call this a "scrambled egg salad"
... with the mushroom, watercress and tomato!
Sprinkled with "Slap Ya Mama" season to add
a punch to my morning ;-)
Lemongrass Baked Steel Head Trout - my preferred
fish over salmo.
Fillet is sandwiched between layers of lemongrass,
stalks of green onion, jalapeno peppers, Kaffir
Juicy bite of Steelhead Trout, eaten with
mushrooms, green beans, sugar snaps, bell
peppers, red onion.
Firm tofu was drained and fried in a dry heavy
non-stick pan... got a nice crust.
Thai Basil Chicken:
Diced chicken breast and thighs, stir-fried
with 4 chopped Thai chili peppers and chopped
Fish sauce and Thai basil leaves tossed in
at the last minute.
Haven't made this in a while and still not
sure if I REALLY enjoy this.
Broiled up some mini-bell peppers in the oven
along with a few grape tomatoes I found in the fridge.
Microwaved some grated cauliflower earlier,
so I made mock fried rice.
This dish might be better with real rice.
I had broiled a whole jalapeno pepper with
the mini bells and wow!
IT was hot...
The dish calls for Holy Basil which is impossible to get
Thai or sweet basil were available but I don't
know if it was as good as it could have been...
altho' I don't know what holy basil taste
At least it's healthy and the capisum boosts
sure boosted me off the couch looking for
yogurt to cool my mouth!
Omelet brunch for two:
1 whole egg and 4 egg whites, white mushrooms,
sweet bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, chopped
onion and fat-free mozza. cheese slices.
The salsa is from our friend Shahedah, with
whom we stayed in malaysia.
For mine, I stuffed fresh watercress between
the folded omelet
- a whole bunch of different textures and
a little bit of bite from the cress.
Turkey breast fillets seasoned with freshly
ground black pepper and lemon zest.
Grilled then "steamed" in chicken stock for
a couple of minutes.
Blanched sugar snaps and Shanghai bok choy
added to the grill to sautee for the last 5 minutes.
Eaten with carrot fries.
This was cooked on the new "stainless surgical
that I bought at The Green Spot: $50.00.
It made the perfect meal :-)
Blackened Red Snapper Fillets, carrot fries,
and spaghetti squash topped with fat-free mozza cheese.
Spicy Roasted Whole-Head Cauliflower, Cheater-curry
Chicken, Carrot fries.
The cauliflower recipe needs adjustments to
Marinade could be thinner so it would penetrate
down into the head.
Other than the crust on top, it was otherwise
and Sue-On Hillman Eclectic Studio