44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #11

I’m back to picking away at my 44 Classics… this time Tartare… Several years ago now, we were lucky to have the chance to spend a month in Paris. I ordered Boeuf Tartare no less six times And each time the seasonings and presentation were different… different but delicious… ….this, from a little bistro and the portions were monstrous. With this next one I’m going […]

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ASIAN FISH & SHRIMP BURGERS

  ASIAN FISH & SHRIMP BURGERS 2 filets white fish 1 cup medium shrimp (approximately 10) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove, grated 1 egg Gomachio (see link) 1 cup Panko , divided 3 tbsp Japanese vinaigrette (see Galley Kat Note below) 1 tbsp grated ginger 1 green onion, chopped sea salt & pepper to taste coconut oil for frying Chop fish and shrimp […]

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QUICK VEGAN ASIAN “BEEF”

TVP or textured vegetable protein has turned out to be a very useful addition to our boat provisioning since it doesn’t require refrigeration (our little cooler space is at a premium). I don’t use it often but it is a great stand-in when a quick meal is required… and I mean quick… (see link to my vegan boat chili)   …once hydrated the TVP has […]

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FACIALS FOR THE FOODIES & COOKIN’ UP A STORM

Today is an extra special day for this Galley Kat so I’m skipping ahead to #14 on my list of ’44 Classic French Recipes to Modify for the Boat Gallley Before I Die’. My daughter and foodie blogger… of Rock My Mouth fame, asked if I would be interested in collaborating on a project she is involved in. We devised a menu, parts of which […]

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SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY

This recipe caught my eye… so pretty… so simple… (and I had one lonely steak in the freezer which didn’t want to be left behind when boating season starts)       SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY Adapted from The Clever Carrot 2 servings   for sauce 2 tbsp soya sauce (or Bragg seasoning) 2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup beef broth 1 generous tsp cornstarch Whisk […]

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PAJEON with DIPPING SAUCE

Several years ago we visited my daughter who was then teaching in South Korea. My first meal that first evening was Pajeon, a delicate, tasty, tender onion pancake. We returned to the same restaurant several times over our three-week stay, they were that good. I had four little green onions staring at me from the refrigerator this morning.. right beside my jar of kimchi paste […]

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JAPANESE PANCAKES

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pancakes) I can’t seem to get enough of these. Each bite is a flavour explosion with crunch. My version of Okonomiyaki is usually made with a mixture of cabbage and onion or broccoli slaw with the addition of chopped leftover grilled chicken. But today I decided to try root veggies… The beauty of these is that there are no set quantities but I’ll […]

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GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

  Sesame seeds are supposed to be a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, calcium and play an important part in macrobiotic diets. There is nothing like the aroma of sesame…  GOMASHIO 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 tbsp sea salt (typical proportions are 12-15 to 1) Heat a small skillet Add sea salt and ‘toast’ gently until salt turns slightly grey Set aside Add sesame […]

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KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

During a recent visit with my daughter she let me have a whiff of some beef she was marinating… Oh my!!!! I woke the next morning still thinking about that heavy delicious scent. So on the menu for dinner tonight…     Korean-style Grilled Steak ¼ c sugar ¼ c soy sauce 1 tbsp mirin 6 large cloves garlic, minced 6 scallions, white part only, minced […]

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SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING 6 tablespoons peanut butter 1 cup boiling water 4 tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp agave syrup (or 1 tbsp honey) 1 tsp sea salt 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 tsp lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil Hot sauce to taste       Add hot water to peanut butter and whisk until combined. […]

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