SEA SALT GALLEY KAT

SOPA DE AJO

In celebration of National Garlic Day… Spanish Garlic Soup is super easy, super healthy and super inexpensive to make. I made this with being onboard in mind – that is to say with limited fresh ingredients. There isn’t really a right or wrong way of making it. Sometimes chopped Spanish ham is added. Quite often the eggs are poached on top of the soup. I […]

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CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE

  What started out as a Happy Hour blog post turned into a full scale meal… …some Mache greens drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sprinkled with salt & pepper and grated parmesan completed this Happy-Hour-turned-main-course. CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE 12 fresh cheese & spinach ravioli cooking oil 1 cup of your favourite marinara sauce 6 Merguez sausage, cut into 2″ pieces 1 egg […]

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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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SPICY CHIA STRAWBERRY JAM

Considering all of the apparent health benefits of chia seeds, and the relative ease and success of my chocolate chia pudding (link), I decided to translate these little miracles into a spicy jam. …just a few simple ingredients… …takes less time and effort than traditional jam… …and we get the added health benefits… We aren’t big jam eaters but a touch of this spicy ‘confiture’ […]

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GRILLED SCALLOPS with MANGO SALSA

I can’t get enough grilled scallops. They take so little time to cook and the simplest of seasonings make them melt-in-your-mouth delicious… ….a little spice, a little citrus… …a little butter, a little coconut oil… oh so simple… oh so good…   GRILLED SCALLOPS with MANGO SALSA 2 servings for salsa… 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped 1 avocado, chopped 1 serrano chili, minced juice […]

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R.E.D. SEASONING

I’ve heard so much about Old Bay Seasoning but I have yet to find it where we live so… thought I’d make my own version… Now, since I have no idea what Old Bay seasoning tastes like, I can’t say if this is similar or not but it makes a very tasty rub for fish, chicken, pork or beef… I call it R.E.D. Seasoning… R.E.D. […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #9

Hmm…blood pudding might sound a bit ghoulish to some… images of Sweeney Todd… …but I have fond memories of east coast Lunenburg Pudding – savoury, spicy… There were many tasty looking recipes using Black Pudding… one in particular with braised red cabbage and apple but the closer to boating season I get the more I want to simplify… so simplify I did… I made a […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #8

This next recipe is a standard… classic comfort food… and, of course, an easy fix up for the simplest of galleys… My Mom made it using up leftovers from Sunday’s roast beef dinner. I in turn made it for my kids so my recipe usually included ‘hiding’ lots of veggies in the mix. The classic version uses mainly onions, garlic and sometimes corn. Regardless…add…subtract… the […]

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PUDDING IN A PINCH

I bought a small package of chia seeds the other day at the market after reading so much about the health benefits…. Rich in manganese, phosphorous and calcium (makes my Kat bones stronger) Rich in fibre (we could all use more fibre) Packed with protein (have to create some new Meatless Monday recipes) Rich on Omega 3 (2 tbsp apparently my daily requirement) and my […]

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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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