Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seafood Extravaganza with CBC's Weekend Morning Show!

This morning I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the following recipes for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Terry MacLeod.  These dishes are all easy to prepare with amazing results.  The freshest seafood from Gimli Fish.  My hands smell like the sea.

1. Mussels with Pernod and cream

2 lbs mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1 cup chopped chives
1 � cups dry white wine
� green pepper, finely chopped
� cup whipping cream
3 tbs Pernod (or Ouzo or Raki)
3 tbs chopped fresh parsley

Combine chives, white wine and pepper in a large pot.  Add Mussels.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Cover pot and cook until mussels open, about 5 minutes.  Remove mussels to a bowl, discarding any unopened mussels.  Add whipping cream and Pernod to pot and bring to a boil and reduce slightly for about 4 minutes.  Mix in chopped parsley.  Return mussels and juices to pot and bring to heat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve with broth, breads for dipping or Frites.

2.  Drunken Scallops

Scallops (2-4/person, depending on scallop size and if entr�e or appetizer)
1 cup mixed tropical fruit (frozen, mango, papaya, pineapple, etc.)
� cup vodka
2 oz Disorenno
2 oz Mirin
� onion
2 tsp Turkish Baharat
drizzle olive oil

Blend  all ingredients together, except the scallops.  Season with salt and pepper.  Marinade the scallops  in the fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours.  Sear or grill on high heat on each side and serve immediately.

3. Lobster Tails

1-2 tails per person, cut open for ease of service
Season, grill until bright red and meat is not opaque and let rest with a prepared butter.

Prepared butter
1 cup butter
favourite flavouring, i.e, saffron, roasted red pepper, kiwi, fresh herbs,  spices, garlic, etc.
In a food processor, combine butter with choice of flavouring.  Place in plastic wrap in a roll and chill.  Use on steaks, lobster, etc. as the meat rests.
 Have fun and enjoy!
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Omelettes for Mother's Day on CBC's Weekend Morning Show

 This morning I had the pleasure of presenting this recipe that I found on Savoir's page for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Terry MacLeod.  It is very yummy and so easy to prepare if you are looking for such a thing for Mother's Day tomorrow.  I would also consider substituting the peas for fiddleheads if any are available where you are.

I used Nature's Farm eggs, Pecorino from DeLuca's and Gunn's Bagels.  


Brown Butter, Peas and Mint Omelette
? cup fresh or frozen peas
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 eggs
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 tbsp. grated pecorino romano
2 tbsp. thinly sliced mint leaves


1. Bring a 1-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add peas and cook until tender, 1 minute; drain and transfer in a bowl. Stir in oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper; set aside.

2. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Heat butter in a 12" nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook until milky foam settles at the bottom of the skillet and turns nut brown. Add eggs; cook, without stirring, until large curds form, 3-4 minutes, then gently stir until eggs are almost set. Using a rubber spatula, pat eggs into an even layer. Place peas, half the cheese, and mint leaves over eggs. Remove from heat and using spatula, roll omelette up and over filling; slide omelette onto a plate and garnish with remaining mint and cheese. 
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