Seafood Yum

Salmon Frittata with dill sour cream and cucumber Sauce

May 29, 2015

Salmon Frittata with dill sour cream and cucumber Sauce by Chef Jason Peru

Ingredients Needed For Salmon

  • 4 Oz of Atlantic Salmon
  • 1 Tsp of Maggi Season Up Fish
  • 1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil

Ingredients Needed For Frittata

 

  • 3 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ Cup of Purple Onion Minced
  • 3 Tbsp of Fine Diced Pimentos
  • 4 Tbsp of Chopped Celery
  • ½ Cup of par boiled – small diced potato
  • 3 Tbsp of Red Bell Peppers
  • 3 Tbsp of Green Bell Peppers
  • 3 Tbsp of Yellow Bell Peppers
  • 2 Tbsp Diced Mushroom
  • ¼ Cup of Whole Kernel Corn
  • ¼ Tsp of Chili Powder
  • ¼ Tsp of Paprika
  • ¾ Tsp of Black Pepper
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Carnation Evaporated Full Cream Milk
  • 1 Pk of Maggi Season up, All Purpose
  • 2 Tbsp of Chopped chives
  • 2 Tbsp of Chopped Parsley
  • ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup of Cream Cheese

Ingredients Needed For Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • ½ cup of Grated cucumber,  and excess water squeezed out
  • ½ cup  sour cream
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tsp. chopped fresh dill, plus extra sprigs for garnish (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Dash of Black Pepper

Methods

For the Salmon

  • In a medium skillet, Heat 1 Tbsp of Vegetable oil on high heat.
  • Season Salmon on both sides with Maggi Season up Fish and place it inside the skillet.
  • Cook 2 Minutes on each side and Remove and place on napkin to rest away from heat.
  • When cool, flake into bite size pieces and set aside in a bowl.

For the Frittata

  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, evaporated milk and Maggi season up, all purpose, the cream cheese, half the cheddar cheese and set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, Heat 3 Tbsp of Vegetable oil on high heat.
  • Add garlic and onions, pimentos and sauté for one minute. Add potatoes, mushroom, celery and corn and continue to sauté, Lower heat and add the peppers, chives and parsley. Season with chili powder, paprika and black pepper.
  • Add the flaked salmon to the skillet, followed by the egg mixture to the pan with the ingredients and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.

Continue to cook Frittata on stove top for for 8 – 10 Minutes on low heat until eggs begin to firm up slightly and then place in oven for 10 – 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and frittata is set firmly and cooked. Remove skillet from oven and let sit for 15 Minutes before cutting.

 For The Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • In a small bowl, stir together the cucumber, sour cream, yogurt, dill, lemon juice, and pepper to taste. Set aside.
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Leaving the root on the onion

May 26, 2015

Tip Tuesday:

Leaving the root on the onion

This tip comes from Chef Jason Peru – We all know that cooking should be a joyous thing. However while cutting up onions we cry as if we just heard some horrific news, well you can put away the napkins because this tip will surely help. Leave the root of the onion on before you cut it, by doing so you will avoid the layers from breaking and releasing sulfuric compounds which causes us to cry.

So from now on you can leave the root of the onion for a smother happier chopping.

 

Pic credit: cilantropist.blogspot.com

Dessert Yum

Banana Rum Raisin Bread

May 22, 2015

Banana Rum Raisin Bread

Chef Jason’s Banana Rum Raisin Bread pudding. He says “sure it sounds tempting, but believe me, its taste so much better”

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 Bananas Medium Diced
  • 6 large beaten eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 Tsps vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup of Dark Rum
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 5 cups cubed bread
  • ½ Cup of Raisins

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 6” baking Dish with Oil

In a large bowl whisk together granulated sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla essence.  Then add cubed bread into custard egg mixture together with Raisins, Bananas Cinnamon, Dark Rum, and nutmeg. Combine and let sit for 1 minute.

Pour bread mixture into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven, cool and serve warm as or with a scoop of Rum raisin Ice cream or any ice cream of your choice. Hmmm, Even Vanilla.

This recipe will surely warm hearts this season, and even though we love and are familiar bread puddings here in Trinidad, this one just seems to be a little different and exciting for the holiday season.

 

Pic courtesy: leaandjay

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Interview with singer KI Persad Part 1

May 20, 2015

I sat down with the Future of Chutney Soca KI Persad for his first In-depth and Candid Online Interview. We spoke about his Career, his choice in music producers, his perceptions of his fellow competitors in the industry, his supporters, his detractors, love life and family at home.

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Interview with singer KI Persad Part 2

May 20, 2015

I sat down with the Future of Chutney Soca KI Persad for his first In-depth and Candid Online Interview. We spoke about his Career, his choice in music producers, his perceptions of his fellow competitors in the industry, his supporters, his detractors, love life and family at home.

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Tip Tuesday

May 19, 2015

Tight Bottles

Ever tried opening a bottle of pasta sauce or jar of honey and it just refuses to open? Sometimes grabbing a piece of cloth doesn’t help,what works for me every time is tilting the bottle and running it under HOT water while spinning it. It saves the day!

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Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

May 18, 2015

Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

Wow what a way to build anticipation for a music video, and its finally out.

Forget the song I am just loving the direction of this mini movie. The hair, makeup and bad a$$ females with weapons looks super sexy.

Ok ok, lets talk about the song, she sings about a true life exp with a certain female telling Rolling Stone that the unnamed subject of the song “basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour” in 2013. Some eagle-eyed commentators noted that Perry had hired away some of Swift’s dancers for that tour.” So is the song about Katy Perry?

Well Taylor what a way to tell your story, its kind of elaborate.

This song and video is BAD in a good way 😉

Yum

Cream cheese and Roasted Eggplant Dip

May 15, 2015

Cream cheese and Roasted Eggplant Dip

It’s nice to sometimes stay traditional with the things we cook, and sometimes it’s great to try new dishes. If you’re not much of an adventurous one venturing into new terrain, I say meet me in the middle, and that’s exactly what this delicious Christmas recipe is all about. We love Roasted bhaigan choka, ever try pairing it with cream cheese to make a quick dip as a snack. Trust me, this one will be epic. Let’s make my Cream cheese and Roasted Eggplant Dip

Here are the Ingredients that you will need

  • 1 – 8 Oz Bar of Room Temp Cream Cheese
  • 2 Medium Roasted Eggplants
  • ¼ Of Sour Cream
  • ½ Tsp of Roasted Geera
  • ½ Tsp of Salt
  • ½ Tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp of Minced Chadon Beni
  • ¼ Cup of Small Diced Cucumber ( Insides Removed )

Method

Prepare to Roast your eggplant as per the way you prefer, whether it be on the stove or in the oven, by sticking the flesh of the eggplant with a knife and then roasting on the stove for about 12 – 15 Minutes total time turning as the skin and flesh chars up. It’s the same way you would normally do if you are making bhaigan choka.

Let cool, and remove the flesh from the skin and place in a bowl to cool.

In a medium bowl, place the room temperature cream cheese and all other ingredients and stir to combine. Add the Roasted eggplant flesh and mix thoroughly. Now taste the Eggplant dip and add more seasoning if desired to please your palette.

Place in a dipping bowl and serve with tortilla chips or any type of crispy bread. This works well as a quick inexpensive snack that can be done in less than 15 minutes when guess pop by for the Christmas season