Smokey Bacon Alfredo

Ingredients: yield 2 litres 7 strips bacon, diced ½ white onion, diced fine ½ cup butter ½ AP flour, sifted 2 litres 2% milk 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, hickory Salt and pepper to taste In a large saucepot, sweat bacon and onions over medium low heat until translucent….

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Tacos

Ingredients: yield 6 tacos 6 crunchy taco shells, parbaked 2 pc 6oz chicken breast 2 pc ripe avocado, sliced thinly 1 roma tomato, diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated Begin preparation by grilling the chicken on a barbecue grill, pan-frying it, or searing it and finishing it in the oven….

Turkey Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving

You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20 pound turkey will…

Gourmet Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon/Bechamel Sauce 5 Strips maple peppered bacon 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Cheese Sauce 4 ounces grated sharp white Cheddar cheese 1 ounce…

Grilled Sea Bass Skewers with Hawayaj & parsley

2 pounds Sea Bass 2 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon crushed chillies 1 cup chopped flat parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive oil Lemon wedge for serving Hawayej spice mix 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1.5 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom 4 garlic clove 1.5 teaspoon ground turmeric…

Summer Salmon Slow Cooked on the Grill

  Cooked low and slow for tenderness. Ingredients Two 5 oz fillets wild Salmon, pin bones removed with needle nose pliers ¼ cup low sodium Soy sauce 1 tsp brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, one minced, one sliced thinly ½ Pasilla or jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 tsp red chilli flakes 1 small piece…

Herb Crusted Grilled Flank Steak

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 teaspoon Sea salt or rock salt ½ cup olive oil Mix the above ingredients together. Two 1.5 lb Flank steaks- silver skin…

BBQ Skewered Shrimp

10-15 Large shell shrimp 1 cup vinegar 1 minced jalapeno – remove seeds if heat bothers you 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Red Hot sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons pepper 1 zucchini Colourful peppers Mix together vinegar, jalapeno, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce,…

A Chef’s Best Friend

Some kitchen tools are essential for making food magic happen! Here are three tools we think are a chef’s best friends. Immersion Blenders Chefs swear by immersion blenders; they’re great for pureeing hot soups and sauces and also for things that could be too much volume for a regular blender. The best things about immersion…

Honey Lavender Salmon

Ingredients  2 x 6 ounce Atlantic salmon filets, skinless 4 tablespoons smooth honey 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons lavender 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 375°F convection bake In a heavy frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Sear salmon…

Chef David Hamilton’s 2018 Food Trends

Transparency is the most notable food trend in 2018. Where your food comes from and exactly what’s in it is much more important now than it was ten years ago. Actively seeking foods that are sourced out through ethical, sustainable means is not just a trend, it’s a behaviour that is here to stay. Whenever…

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

1 white onion diced fine 1 tablespoon fresh garlic minced 1 red pepper diced 1 yellow pepper diced 1 green pepper diced 1 cup mushroom button sliced Fresh basil chiffonade 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 can crushed tomato 2 cans diced tomato 1 can tomato sauce Directions Sautee onion and garlic,…