Monday, December 21, 2009
Smoked Salmon on a cracker
16 slices of smoked salmon
1/2 cup of cream cheese or goat's cheese
1 tbsp of mustard or if using goat's cheese you can use a tbsp of honey
2 green onions (thinly sliced)
On your work surface lay out an approx. 45 x 30 cm plastic wrap and on top of it overlap the salmon slices to form a rectangle.
On a food processor toss the remaining smoked salmon, cheese, mustard, green onions and puree until smooth. Spread the mixture in an even layer on top of the smoked salmon slices.
Roll the smoked salmon into a tight log similar as making a roll of sushi. Use the plastic wrap to help you roll the salmon tightly. Pinch the plastic wrap on both ends and then roll the log until it tightens and forms a cylinder.
Freeze for a couple of hours to help it firm. When it's firm enough to cut, slice it into even rounds and place each one on top of the cracker.
Monday, November 30, 2009
So I will share my beach day with you guys!!!
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
3 dry red chiles or chili flakes
1 pound of shrimps
the juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp of Paprika (add more if you like)
steamed white rice
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Even though I am not in Mexico we had the chance to celebrate this festivity at Harbourfront Centre. Every year the Mexican embassy organizes it. We heard mariachi, saw great costumes and enjoy the Day of the Dead in Canada.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Last Wednesday I met my favourite Food Network Chef!!..
Monday, October 12, 2009
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp sugar
1 envelope yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour, more if needed
2 cups milk
1 x bay leaf
1 piece of onion
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 tin crab, about 4-1/2 ounces, drained
1 cup goat cheese
6 ounces hot-smoked salmon, cut into small, bite-sized pieces
2 x slices cold-smoked salmon (optional)
About 5 green onions, chopped
For the Pizza Dough
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We had an amazing time.. we started with the Guacamole, later on, to my surprise, everyone seemed to enjoyed the Pozole.. even Hailey!!!.. and for dessert, Ms. Chow brought Baklavas .... I ate 4!!!.. I am such a Pig!.. Allison was in charge of the mojitos!!!.. which were specially made with sparkling wine!.. and a couple of yummy salads were also part of the menu!..
2 tbsp canola oil
500 g shredded chicken
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
3 minced garlic cloves
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder (I use a brand called Tajin you can find it in Kensington Market).
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
3 cups of chicken stock
1 can (around 450g) of tomatoes
1 can (around 450g) of hominy (you can find it in Loblaws).
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and diced (In case you like it hot).
Salt & pepper
For more garnish you can add a tsp of sour cream.
In a soup pot heat the oil, working in batches to avoid crowding, brown the chicken. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and set aside.
Add the onion to the pot and sauté for 3-5 mins. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Stir to blend the spices evenly. Add the stock, tomatoes, hominy, jalapeño and browned chicken with any juices. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low heat and cover. Check the chicken is fully cooked and everything is warm and nice.
To serve, ladle the soup into soup bowls and garnish with the avocado slices, green onions and cream.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Ok so here it goes!!!..
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup golden brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups grated carrot
1 cup diced or crushed pineapple, fresh or tinned (drained)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease an 8-inch square pan. Whisk together oil, brown sugar, eggs, maple syrup and grated ginger. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and stir into wet mixture to blend.
Hope you all enjoy this recipe because it is very very very GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
My first creation was a success!.. I cooked one of my good friend's recipes. Michael Smith makes it soooooo easy that anyone looking to prepare a delicious dinner can do it. Following the recipe was really simple and I was surprised of how much I was enjoying it!!.. After almost 1 hour, I had cooked a great dinner!
I prepared a colourful and delicious salad, 1 big tomato tart and for Dessert a very Purple Berry Smoothie!!..
For someone that was simply an amateur, the food was really good!!!