Standing baked chicken

This can be done on a grill, but I prefer the oven so I can control the temp. I used about 3/4 full can of lemon sparkling water since I didn’t have a beer can. I lined the pan to avoid scrubbing later. I seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne. Then into a preheated…

Crab legs at home!

Had a craving yesterday and decided to give into it! I started with a few new potatoes, the small ones, and just enough water to cover them. Boil for 10 minutes. Then carefully pile the snow crab on top. Mine were frozen, so I covered it and let it steam for another 10 minutes. I…

Chicken in tomato and thyme sauce

I’m a big fan of chicken thighs, especially for long cooking stews. If you have good knife skills, chop your veg first before you start. If not, chop everything, then start. I put the stove on medium high heat, that’s a 6 for me. Then I put some oil and the chopped onions in the…

Butternut Squash with Asian Spiced Cod.

Butternut squash can be a challenge to cut so I get it straight from the freezer. You can easily find diced frozen organic squash in most stores. Over high heat I saute the frozen squash with nutmeg, coriander, cardamom, and some ancho chilli powder for heat. That is frozen ginger you see in top. Add…

Scallops and rainbow carrots in an orange sauce.

Not everyone has a fully stocked fridge and pantry at all times. Here’s what happens when all you have are frozen scallops, a bag of carrots and some OJ! I started by cleaning and dicing the rainbow carrots. Then sear on high heat with EVOO, deglaze with the OJ and a little water, cover and…

Blackened shrimp with pesto pasta!

This is a quick weeknight meal that is done in a jiffy. First, put the water on to boil. Then saute the zucchini or your veg of choice. Set aside. Add pasta to boiling water. Then saute shrimp. Turn off heat. Remove from pan and add garlic, spring onions, and pesto sauce. Add cooked pasta…

Sanbeiji, Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken!

I saw this on a cooking show the other day and wanted to give it a try. If you’re making the true recipe of 1 cup of sesame oil with 1 cup of soy sauce, and 1 cup of rice wine you will need to use 2 large whole chickens. I modified this to make…

Oxtail and eggplant curry!

Trying something very different for the carnivore in my life! I’ve never made it before, so I’m winging it. I washed the oxtail with some AC vinegar, rinse, and pat dry. Then season with ground cardamom, coriander, ginger, and salt. On medium heat in a Dutch oven, I brown with a little vegetable oil. Place…

Whole baked chicken on a can!

Beer can chicken is quite a thing these days, I wanted to try it in my oven since I didn’t want to clean the grill 🤫 This chicken was about 5 pounds. I removed the packet from inside and rinsed it out. Then season with salt, black pepper, and ancho chili pepper powder. Stand it…