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GRILLED STEAK, DRUNKEN MUSHROOMS and BLUE CHEESE ROASTED POTATOES

GRILLED STEAK, DRUNKEN MUSHROOMS and BLUE CHEESE ROASTED POTATOES

This was one of those ‘super-suppers-at-anchor’ kind of meals.  A chilly damp day, lots of boat work and two very hungry sailors in need of a hearty dinner.  It was also  collaborative  – my fave way of cooking, sharing the work.  Captain ‘manned’ the grill (steak and potatoes) while I did some serious damage down in the galley (gettin’ the mushrooms drunk). Anyway, it was an awesome supper.  Tasty taters, mushrooms all drunk and saucy and that perfectly grilled hunk…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

The final in my cook-once-eat-three times recipe extravaganza. If you still have some leftovers from your French Onion Grilled Cheese (recipe here) and your French Onion Pasta (recipe here), here is a way to finish off your week in style.  No leftovers you say?  Well, make some more!  In a few hours those guests will arrive and I can promise they will love you even more for making the effort. Grilling the bread drizzled with olive oil has become our preferred…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM PASTA

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM PASTA

  Remember that extra effort we went through  the other day? Of course I haven’t forgotton. Here’s how you can make use of some, but not all, of that rich delicious onion mushroom mixture. I may have been overly creative throwing this together so feel free to add or subtract as you wish. It’s the way I get when I have the base of my meal sitting in front of me. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. This time according to…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

The process for this recipe may seem more time-consuming and complex for ‘just another grilled cheese’ but I have a plan for you, lover of leftovers that I am.  What began as a soup and sandwich supper will become the base for two more delicious meals. FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES what you will need 2 lbs onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 6 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 lb…

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WILD WEDNESDAY: VENISON BURGERS

WILD WEDNESDAY: VENISON BURGERS

A ‘hunter/fisherman and amazing wild life photographer’ colleague of Francois recently shared some of his hunting good fortune with us. Deer meat is typically very lean so if over-cooked the result can be dry.   VENISON BURGERS I have no particular recipe for the burgers. just added minimal seasoning: a healthy splash of Worchestershire sauce, a good pinch of tarragon, and a sizeable dollop of Dijon (has to be Maille according my Frenchman) Gently mix together. To offset some of…

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CROCKPOT CARAMELIZED ONIONS

CROCKPOT CARAMELIZED ONIONS

I don’t have a crock pot onboard but was curious about the result of this method… 6 medium onions, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp sea salt… …stir all together in crock pot and set for 10 hours or until preferred done-ness…   …Or… my onboard way of caramelizing.. same amount of onions as above 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar Stir all over medium heat until golden (approximately 20-25 minute) Make…

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