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GENIUS NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

GENIUS NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

I’ve been heavy into easy cooking lately.  Now that we are back on the water I have absolutely no interest in complicated.  Some grilled meat or fish and a fresh salad is about as complex as it gets.  I came across this next recipe and it is just the best idea I’ve seen in a long while.  Made soley with tomatoes and butter and the best part…no cooking. The coolest part is I can make up a batch, pack it…

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STOVE TOP BAKED APPLES

STOVE TOP BAKED APPLES

I love all my galley gear, especially my little Omnia stove top oven.  Even though our boat is out of the water for this season, I still use it in our land galley.  And because of our recent packin-up-and-movin-out, it’s been the one appliance I haven’t packed.  Our land oven was scrubbedd clean for the future owner so it became a no cook zone before moving out of our condo (catch up with that story here) With apples in season,…

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SHRIMP IN BUTTERY BEER SAUCE

SHRIMP IN BUTTERY BEER SAUCE

I made these delicious little morsels for a recent cocktail-with-friends evening.  SO GOOD!…and so easy! I was so caught up in the preparations that I totally forgot to take more pictures.  Maybe one was all I needed.  Look at those succulent pink creatures bubbling in that tasty beer butter sauce.  I made them in advance then gently heated just prior to serving to take the chill off a bit.  Grab some cocktail forks or tooth picks and pass them with…

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PARSLEY GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER

PARSLEY GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER

I made a couple of baguettes today and just seeing them cooling on the counter all golden and inviting started me craving garlic bread. This should go together very well with something else I’m cooking up for supper today and will make my bread-lovin’ Captain over the top happy to have some freshly baked bread to dive into. Since I seem to be on a compound butter kick, I decided to throw together some parsely and garlic compound butter. PARSLEY…

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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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FISH FILETS with BUTTER and SHERRY

FISH FILETS with BUTTER and SHERRY

Just five ingredients… so easy… so delicious… so elegant in its simplicity… FISH FILETS with BUTTER and SHERRY 2-3 fish filets 3 – 4 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil 3 tbsp sherry 1 tbsp chopped parsley sea salt and pepper   Melt 1 tbsp butter in fry pan. Add a swirl of olive oil and heat until sizzling Liberally salt and pepper the filets and drop in the pan. Dot top of fish with the rest of the butter….

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TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER

TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER

Would you like a simple no-fuss breakfast this morning? …mixed up the butter, honey and lemon. ….toasted some Panettone. …just boil an egg of two to serve with and maybe some fresh fruit. I halved the original recipe thinking that would be enough. We couldn’t stop eating it! a little more toast to go with a little more butter to go with a little more toast… and on and on…. TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER 1/2 stick unsalted butter,…

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HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

WHEN EASTER HAS PASSED… All this talk about baked hams and scalloped potatoes has left me craving Easter food. Not those chocolate eggs but the real food of which childhood memories are made. I’m talking about rich creamy scalloped potatoes.. I don’t have my Mom’s recipe but I do remember that she used to also make the best new potatoes in a creamy parsley sauce. So I’m adding parsley. I’m not sure if she added cheese to her sauce –…

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GRILLED ASPARAGUS w/ MISO BUTTER

GRILLED ASPARAGUS w/ MISO BUTTER

Spring has sprung and the markets are filled with spring veggies… Have to take advantage of them while they last…   GRILLED ASPARAGUS w/ MISO BUTTER   inspired by the Tart Tart asparagus olive oil 2 parts butter 1 part miso eggs toast …toss asparagus in a bit of olive oil… …lightly salt and pepper… …grill until edges are lightly browned… Now for the eggs… …my favourite way of poaching eggs… crack egg into a fine mesh strainer (this way…

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COMPOUND BUTTER

COMPOUND BUTTER

Sounds involved doesn’t it. Compound butter simply butter to which seasonings have been added. I used it mainly to slip under the skin of chicken or turkey before roasting but from time to time a dab on a steaming juicy grilled steak adds that one bit of deliciousness that’s missing.   Compound Butter       1/2 cup butter at room temperature 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped 1tbsp fresh thyme chopped 3 cloves fresh garlic minced Cream all together scoop…

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