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EASY PRESERVED LEMONS

EASY PRESERVED LEMONS

Have you ever tried using preserved lemons in your cooking?  They add such a wonderful extra ‘something’ to a dish but sometimes they can be quite pricey to purchase.  I’ve made them myself with success (my recipe here) but they take several weeks to cure properly.  Not always practical.  Well, I now have a way for you to have them ready in about three hours of sitting time.  Make them in the morning.  Have them ready to spice up that…

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Steak with Coffee Cocoa Rub

CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Steak with Coffee Cocoa Rub

Our first barbecue at anchor and the Captain really aced dinner. Perfectly grilled steak with Galley Kat’s special rub Grilled radishes with Potato Puttanesca Salad on the side. COFFEE COCOA STEAK RUB 1 tbsp cracked coffee beans 1 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp cracked black pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp sea salt Mix altogether and keep in an airtight container When ready to use rub steak liberally on all sides….

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POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

I’ve been using crumb topping on the boat for the past 2 years. It works really well to simulate that crusty finish to casseroles à la Stove Top. But when I started reading more about this Poor Man’s Parmesan, it kicked up my topping game several notches. Yes good quality Parmesan is expensive but a little adds so much to a recipe. After trying this though I am a convert. Add as a topping to your next pasta dish, a…

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R.E.D. SEASONING

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. SEASONING 2 tablespoons bay leaf powder 1tablespoons ground celery seed 1 tablespoon sea salt 1…

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GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

  Sesame seeds are supposed to be a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, calcium and play an important part in macrobiotic diets. There is nothing like the aroma of sesame…  GOMASHIO 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 tbsp sea salt (typical proportions are 12-15 to 1) Heat a small skillet Add sea salt and ‘toast’ gently until salt turns slightly grey Set aside Add sesame seeds to pan and toast carefully swirling as they burn easily. Add toasted seeds and…

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TACO SEASONING MIX

TACO SEASONING MIX

MSG and I don’t get along very well, so whenever I can I avoid packaged things. Taco Seasoning Mix 1 tablespoon Cornstarch 2 teaspoons Chili powder 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Paprika 1 teaspoon Sugar 3/4 teaspoon MSG free chicken bouillon powder 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Make 1 serving