Saturday, April 26, 2014

Breakfast - CCC (Creative Cooking Crew Challenge)

This months challenge for The Creative Cooking Crew is BREAKFAST - now if you have been following this blog even a little bit you will know just how fond I am of breakfast and brunch and brinner (which is Breakfast for Dinner). I love to make poached eggs.
Eggs benedict with quail eggs, steak, shrimp, wilted spinach asparagus and a salad of grape tomatoes and cucumbers. This is a breakfast sure to delight even the most seasoned of "brunchers" with its wonderfully seasonal variety.
I froze the steak so that I could cut it into perfect little squares and then I grilled it while it was still a little frozen so I could get it nicely rare while still giving it deep grill marks. If you have never poached a quail egg before let me just tell you that it happens in less than a minute so be prepared. This breakfast  was a hit and I would serve this to anyone at anytime. Thanks again Creative Cooking Crew for another great challenge.

Lets throw one more into the mix - this was so good I had to make it again.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Check Out My Latest Post For Char-Broil - RIBS BABY

As a Char-Broil All Star I am fortunate enough to be around some of the best BBQ people out there and I have to say that a little bit of it has rubbed off on me - check out my latest post - all about the tasty rib - a chocolate and thyme tasty rib with a nice grilled apple finishing sauce -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gotta Feed The Kid™ - You Keep Seeing This - I know!

Gotta Feed The Kid™ 
is a little project I am working on - and I admit I am moving pretty slow. I did secure the URL and I have bounced the idea around with a few "people" to enthusiastic responses but like I said I am moving pretty slow. 
You might have noticed me mentioning it a lot on my FaceBook Page - that is about as far as I have come with this and I am hoping to kick start it a little more.
Today was a simple lunch of pulled pork I made in my Char-Broil Big Easy . Trouble free cooking. 
I made a simple yellow mustard with agave, lemon juice and white vinegar "bbq sauce" to go with these sandwiches. Delicious.

One of the most popular and frequent dishes is what we call "Food Truck Chicken" and this is based off this little to go platter that my son likes to get just outside his school from a Halal Food Truck. There is a Mosque just up the block so this food truck is strategically placed.

My son is also my food tester so he gets to eat a lot of pretty food too.
I am hoping to find the time to commit to this project with all the attention it deserves and I hope that by posting this publicly I will - wish me luck.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Catch Of The Day And A Little Plating Fun

No surf and turf here - this is all surf baby unless you count the potatoes and veggies as turf. Lately I have been experimenting with newer techniques to me and also trying to visualize plates differently than what is commonly seen. 

Experimenting with the techniques is the easy part but putting it on a plate is not.

I have a small assortment of fish here, I have a flounder roulade, a grilled salmon and a sesame crusted cod all cooked to their most juicy perfection.

My vegetables are green beans, a colorful carrot medley and both yukon gold and purple potatoes cooked in avocado oil with rosemary.

I plated everything up and garnished it with a little kiwi coulis and some sprigs of baby cilantro.

Simple foods cooked simply and plated elegantly can make all the difference in the world. Cooking With Color - I am certain it enhances the flavor.
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