Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Grilling time

I have done this before, but refined the recipe.  It is not so simple now and it has a picture!

Cod on a Grill

·       1 package of bacon
·       2 pieces of Cod, trimmed and halved
·       1/2 teaspoon salt
·       1/2 teaspoon ginger
·       1/4 teaspoon hot pepper
·       juice of 1 lime
·       2 tablespoons chives or scallions, minced
·       1 tablespoon parsley, minced
·       1 teaspoon butter, soft

Mix the salt, ginger and lime juice together and slather the Cob pieces
mix the herbs and butter and place on one side of one piece of cod
place the second piece of cod on top and wrap completely in bacon
place in a removable wire rack
The grill must be a 2 tier grill
The charcoal should be getting white
add wood for some smoke just before placing the cod on the grill
The target temperature for the grill is 275 F
·       if the temperature goes above 300 F or
·       if the fire starts to flame
use these methods to reduce the temperature as the fat renders from the bacon:
·       use a pan of water to place between the cod and the fire
·       keep the grill closed and reduce the air flow
allow the bacon to cook to a soft doneness, it should not crisp about 20 minutes
Remove and serve

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cold Avocado Soup

Avocados are inexpensive and very good so for a hot summer day i give you:

Cold Avocado soup

·       2 avocados
·       2 tablespoon cilantro, minced (reserve one)
·       1 Tablespoon lime juice
·       1/2 cup sour cream
·       1 cup chicken broth
·       1 teaspoon salt
·       Corn tortilla chips

Cut avocados and place in a blender with every thing else.
blend on low until completely mixed.
Chill in the refrigerator until serving

serve over tortilla chips and minced cilantro on top

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Accolades for a food chemist

The Food chemist who produced the flavors in this bag of potato chips has my respect.  He nailed the flavor, COMPLETELY!
Lately there has been a huge surge in artificial or extracted flavors in foods that do not usually have these flavors and i have been very disappointed.  I run into this bag of flavor and i think this guy needs a BIG bonus and the other companies need to fire the food chemists.
Most notable fail - Nathan's sour cream and onion pretzel - I will only say it is horrible.
Another fail was Lay's Southern Biscuit and gravy.
An honorable mention goes to a crab flavored potato chip (Cape Cod possibly was the manufacturer?), but its success was only okay (probably due to the use of Old Bay Seasoning) and paled in comparison to what 7-11 accomplished.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

London Broil

 That cheap, tough, not fatty, dry cut of beef that no one in my house likes, but i fixed that

a three step process

1)  Dry rub ratio:
·      dry ginger - 1
·      garlic - 1/4
·      salt - 1
·      black pepper - 1
·      hot pepper - 1/4

2) injection - I ingredient Worcestershire sauce
        (i would have added bacon fat, but did not have any on
        hand, but that lead to step 3)

3) wrap in bacon

I left this in the fridge for 6 hours then grilled it at 275 F with the cover closed to prevent flare-up, flipping once after 10 minutes, cooking for another 10 minutes

Sliced thin after resting and it was awesome!