Monthly Archives: January 2011

Shrimp and Avocado Salad Stuffed Sweet Potato

Bizarre sounding but tastes good.  One of these big 1 pound babies is more than enough for two.  The next time I would stuff the shrimp and avocado into the hot potato and pass the sauce separately.  Decadent.  Try it.

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Sunday Dinner: Smoked Pork Roast with Red Endive

I know, I know.   I’ve just done a pork dish but this roast called our name as we passed the traiteur section in the supermarket.   I had planned to roast a chicken but it will have to wait … Continue reading

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Besh’s Fried Goat Cheese Salad

I’ve made this as a starter for formal dinners many times.   It never fails to impress.  These pictures are from Senegal.   There are several tastes happening here; frisee with a walnut dressing and olives, a plum sauce, salty prosciutto and … Continue reading

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Haitian Griot

Over the years, we have lived in quite a few countries.  Unfortunately, not all of these had what one would call a cuisine.   Meaning a studied, traditional, varied and many times, artistic manner of preparing food.  To be clearer, … Continue reading

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Mustard-Rosemary Rack of Lamb

One last thing from the bin; two tins of 6 chop, rack of lamb from the U.K.  I’ve noticed that many of the supermarket butcher/traiteurs like to market quite a few of their products in oven ready containers. This is … Continue reading

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I “Pimped” Wagamama’s Sake Amiyaki Gohan (Salmon)

I know that I’ve mentioned in an earlier post the Wagamama restaurants in London and Dublin and that I had bought the cookbook.   Today(market day), I decided to use my “bin” salmon by making a recipe from the cookbook. … Continue reading

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Mesquite Marinated “Bin” Pork Steaks

Every Wednesday and Friday, Carrefour Supermarket fills up a refrigerated bin with pre-cut packages of meats, fish and poultry that they couldn’t sell the day before.  The packages, many times, are doubled and you pay the price on top for … Continue reading

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