ARANCINI

ARANCINI

  Arancini Ahh! leftover risotto! It doesn’t happen very often but it’s worth making extra risotto just to have these ‘little oranges’ the next day.   Such was the case from a recent dinner party of Fresh Mushroom Seafood Risotto… 3 cups of leftover risotto I added 1 egg, some extra parmesan, a little more salt & pepper formed the mixture into golf-ball-sized balls (keeping your hands dipped in water helps keep you from becoming a sticky rice mess) roll…

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ROASTED BROCCOLI CHICKEN QUINOA BAKE

ROASTED BROCCOLI CHICKEN QUINOA BAKE

I’m a big fan of ‘cooking once eating twice’. …Who wants to be in the cabin cooking when you could be in the cockpit sailing?… So planning ahead we have grilled chicken breast, grilled broccoli to add to this delicious and healthy little casserole – Omnia Stove Top style…     Roasted Broccoli, Chicken and Cheddar Quinoa Bake 4 servings 3 cups broccoli florets 1/2 large onion roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves sliced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Pinch…

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FRESH MUSHROOM SEAFOOD RISOTTO

FRESH MUSHROOM SEAFOOD RISOTTO

For me, Risotto is the ultimate comfort food. It does require hands-on attention while cooking but for a mere 20 minutes… Fresh Mushroom Seafood Risotto 2 ounces sliced shitake mushrooms 2 ounces sliced oyster mushrooms 2 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 1/2 small diced sweet onion 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 cups arborio rice 3/4 c port 8 cups chicken stock 3-4 cups fresh seafood (I used shrimp, scallops & langoustine) 1-2 tbsp butter 1/2…

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MEATLESS MONDAY: Spicy RED Lentil Chickpea Stew

MEATLESS MONDAY: Spicy RED Lentil Chickpea Stew

A cold snowy wintery day for the ‘dirt people’…   What do I have on hand for a tastey one dish dinner? …a dinner with lots of thermogenic seasoning…   …the perfect solution!     Spicy Red Lentil Chickpea Stew 1 large onion finely chopped 1 T olive oil 2 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger 1 T finely minced garlic 1 tsp. ground turmeric 3/4 cup celery finely diced 1 tsp. Garam Masala 1 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom 1/2 tsp….

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POTATO LATKES

POTATO LATKES

Another snowy day in paradise calls for comfort food…   Potato Latkes are quick and easy addition to breakfast or just on their own… ….grate 2 medium potatoes & 1/2 cup onion add 1 egg stir in 2 tbsp flour salt & pepper   Heat oil on grill pan Scoop portions of the potato mixture onto the grill. Brown well on each side and serve.   Today I served with eggs for breakfast but my all time favourite is to…

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GRILLED PANCETTA WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

GRILLED PANCETTA WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Grilled Pancetta-Wrapped Asparagus   1-1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil 1-1/2 Tablespoon Brown Sugar 1 clove Garlic Minced Or Pressed 1 bunch of Asparagus (20-25 Spears), woody stems removed 4 slices pancetta 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds       Heat grill. In a small bowl, whisk together oils, brown sugar and garlic. Set aside. Bunch together 5-6 asparagus spears and tightly wrap a piece pancetta around the bundle. Repeat for rest of asparagus. Using a pastry brush,…

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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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THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

Tomato Salad 2 1/4 pounds mixed ripe tomatoes different shapes and colours   Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper   A good pinch dried oregano Balsamic vinegar Extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic peeled and grated 1 fresh red chili seeded and chopped Fresh basil Prepare tomatoes (slices, chunks, whole, halved & quartered for variety) Place in colander and sprinkle generously with sea salt tossing a couple of times to distribute the salt. The residual salty juice will be…

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MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

Another snowy day in the Galley Kat neighbourhood… …and I needed to prepare a box lunch for Francois’ work day. …so I took the opportunity to try out these little pies that I found on the Betty Crocker site They are really versatile: ham, broccoli and cheese, totally veggie, or when limited to fresh things onboard… (tinned cocktail shrimp, lemon zest and drained & chopped tinned asparagus with Swiss cheese) …another of my Omnia oven creations   Mini Chicken Pot…

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BISQUICK CLONE

BISQUICK CLONE

I love finding these ‘clone’ recipes… I kept a good supply of this onboard this summer Bisquick Clone 10 cups All-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder 1/4 cup Baking Powder 1 tablespoon Salt 2 cups  all Vegetable Shortening Combine flour, milk, baking powder, and salt in a very large bowl. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in tightly closed covered container in a cool place. Use in your favourite Bisquick recipes (same proportions) pancakes…

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