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BASIL AOLI

BASIL AOLI

Making aoli is so easy to do. With just a handful of ingredients and an immersion blender you can whip up a wonderful sauce in seconds, to serve with your next fish dinner, use as a sandwich spread or smeared on your burger. BASIL AOLI 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 egg 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 small garlic cloves, chopped 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup good quality EVOO Add basil, garlic, egg, lemon juice…

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EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE

EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE

This recipe is truly a ‘have-nothing-in-my-kitchen-so-raid-my-pantry’ recipe. EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE 1 – 28 oz can of diced tomatoes a generous 1/3 cup unsalted butter here’s the plus 2… 1 medium onion cut in half 3 cloves garlic sea salt and pepper to taste (I don’t count these as ingredients because who doesn’t always add salt and pepper to their tomato sauce?) Place all but salt and pepper in a sauce pan. Bring to a gentle simmer…

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SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

When you are craving something easy, using up pantry stock… wanting something healthy… and super tasty… …dinner can’t get much easier than this… …sauté your veggies… …add the tomato party… …a bit of grated cheese and some fresh basil flash fried… …perfect Yum for a cold winter night… SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA 1 small onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 carrots, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 2 – 14 oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes 2-3 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp dried oregano…

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AHI CHOMBO (Panamanian Hot Sauce)

AHI CHOMBO (Panamanian Hot Sauce)

So remember when I said that Costa Rican food isn’t particularily spicy? …well they do serve some very hot stuff on the side. The two women whose home we visited and with whom we enjoyed a typical Costa Rican meal, also prepared a homemade Ahi Chombo (literally ‘black pepper’)… …a golden looking sauce, somewhat resembling a pico de gallo (salsa) but more finely processed. I added a bit of it with the Gallo Pinto (black beans and rice). Yep! very…

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HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

Even the most ordinary can be turned into something special with a bit of thought…. Our little cockpit snack… some of our favourite chips (black pepper and lime)… some homemade tzatziki (see recipe below)… some fresh veggies… and a frosty can of Captain’s ‘double O’ beer. HOMEMADE TZATZIKI 1 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 large English cucumber, cubed 1 tbps sea salt (for salting the cucumber) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp fresh mint 1 tbsp fresh dill…

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EASY HOLLANDAISE

EASY HOLLANDAISE

I know that keeping packaged Hollandaise mixes onboard is an easy quick fix but the real thing is just as easy and quick and tastes SO much better… All you need is the following: 2 egg yolks 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup butter , melted pinch of cayenne dash of sea salt Method: In metal bowl whisk yolks & lemon juice together until thick and creamy (about 3 minutes) Place bowl over simmering water (be careful bowl doesn’t…

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RUSSIAN DRESSING

RUSSIAN DRESSING

Russian Dressing   1 cup       1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup ketchup (link to my homemade version) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons onion, grated 1 tablespoon horse radish 1/2 lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon chili sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika salt and pepper to taste   Mix everything well and chill           Adapted from Closet Cooking

HOMEMADE KETCHUP

HOMEMADE KETCHUP

This is another example of trying to make healthier choices. We don’t use ketchup often but when we do it’s good to have a bit more control over the amount of added salt and sugar… Homemade Ketchup 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1/4 cup agave syrup 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder   Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until…

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MAPLE ORANGE CRANBERRY SAUCE

MAPLE ORANGE CRANBERRY SAUCE

I get than having canned thing onboard make a whole lot of sense but sometimes it rewarding to prepare from scratch. This recipe for cranberry sauce is so easy, needs just 3 ingredients, and can be made in a matter of minutes. I use it not only for traditional poultry dishes but also as a topping on plain yogurt and my favourite as a tangy addition to turkey sandwiches.     Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce   1-1/2 cups fresh or…

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