Month: October 2007

Autumn’s Mashed Potato

Autumn’s Mashed Potato

This past week, I decided it was time to make something that I truly love, however do not make that often, the beef tenderloin. As I could probably write about how delicious the tenderloin was, as it was marinated with course pepper, and a few […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

We are seeing signs of Fall in the mid-west. A season both my wife and I really enjoy. It is a season where the cool is among us, the smell is different in the air, and it is a time where we begin to cook […]

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber SaladThe summer garden is gone now. It is somewhat sad to see it go. We had an abundance of cucumbers this year, as my wife simply loves them. The cucumber was on the table throughout the summer in some form or another, typically sliced thick, with a bit of salt. As I am not that big a fan of the cucumber as my wife, I do enjoy it from time to time. A recent meal included barbecue meat on the grill, asian flavored to some degree, and I thought it needed a great, refreshing side. I decided to put together an cucumber salad, as we had many on the counter that day. This recipe is super simple, and yet ultimately fresh and delicious. Ingredients could not be any simpler:

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes
  • 1/3 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar

Mix the vinegar, chili flakes, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss in the other ingredients and coat. Refrigerate for up to an hour, then plate and serve. As stated, this was a great side and would accompany bbq beef, chicken, or pork really well. Enjoy.

The Lakeshore Salty

The Lakeshore Salty

In my last post, I mentioned the Lakeshore salty, a fish dinner I often make for the kids. I recently made the salty (fried fish tilapia filets), and created a delicious sandwich out of it. The sandwich is easy to make. Ingredient breakdown: Flour Cornmeal […]

Fish Fry, Kinda

Fish Fry, Kinda

Ever since I was a young child, I loved fried fish. I remember fishing off my grandma’s pier, and catching a ton of bluegill fish. After catching them, we would walk down, have them cleaned by my dad, and bring the fillets back for breakfast. […]