Lemongrass & Pork Belly Soup with Dandelion Greens

lemongrass pork belly soup

Hey guys, this week I got my paws on some fresh lemongrass stalks, so I decided to make something Thai inspired. This is directly influenced by tom gai soup. A good helping of lemongrass, ginger and coconut. Instead of chicken, I tried pork belly, with some great results. this recipe is a one pot dish – set it and forget it for an hour, and return to a flavourful, comforting … Continue reading

Roasted Ham Hocks + Dandelion Greens

roast ham hocks

Hey guys. Ham hocks have been a traditional cut for centuries, but they’re good for more than just pea and ham soup! I paired this with some rosemary and fried dandelion greens, for an low effort lunch. Serves 2 You will need: 2-3 sprigs rosemary 4 ham hocks (also called pig knuckles, ankles or pork hocks) 1t salt 1c red wine 2 bunches dandelion greens (roughly a handful for each … Continue reading

Orange Pork Chops w/ Papaya-Lime Enoki Salad

citrus-pork-salad

Hey guys. Last night I had to quickly whip something up for dinner, as we were going out that night for something where I wasn’t sure that we’d be able to eat. I have a bunch of citrus and tropical fruits around, so I experimented a little. What I came up with was a bright, fresh way to prepare pork chops. The pork is sweet and savoury, and the papaya-lime … Continue reading

Slow-cooked Tomato Pork Bones

sc pork bones

Hey guys. Today’s dish is super simple and budget friendly. Set it and forget it while you’re working; and pop out a delicious melt in your mouth meal afterwards. Pork bones are usually a budget cut, but with the right prep, it can taste like a more expensive one. The trick is to deal with all that sinew and gristle. We’re gonna use some acidic ingredients like tomato and wine … Continue reading

Chunky Veal Spaghetti Sauce

veal sauce

Hey guys! This week is something simple – A slightly upgraded spaghetti sauce. It’s still very easy, it just got a rather fancy twist. There’s also a subtle tribute to my adopted country of Canada, in honor of Canada Day, this July 1st. It’s smoky, smooth and herby, with melt in your mouth veal chunks. (Canadian veal, of course) Serves 2. You will need: 1/2 baked and shredded spaghetti squash … Continue reading

Pork Belly & Plum Fry Sauce

pork belly plum fry

Hey guys! Did you enjoy the first weekend of summer? I did! Thankfully, we had a lovely sunny day out on Saturday, and I got to hang out with an old friend. But onto more edible things – this pork belly with a chunky plum sauce is just delectable. A mix of salty, sweet, tart, and fatty, it’s a simple recipe that will have you dreaming of it for days … Continue reading

Rosemary Roast Duck

rosemary roast duck

Hey guys. This week, I’m doing something simple, but it’s a little work. Just a little! I’ll show you how to make a fancy lookin classic: Rosemary Roast Duck. The extra? We’re gonna use this to make stuff for another recipe, for your leftovers. Serves 2.  You will need: 1 fresh, gutted and cleaned duck 5 fresh rosemary sprigs 4T garlic butter (check out our compound butter recipe here) Salt & … Continue reading

Balsamic Beef Ribs + Fried Green Apples

balsamic beef ribs

Hey guys! You loved the beef rib recipe so much, I devised another one. This is a balsamic vinegar infused, garlicky, melty recipe, with that hint of tart, fresh, green apple. Far from being vinegary, the slow roasting reduces the balsamic to a sweet, tangy syrupy glaze. Serves 2 adults.  You will need: A good quality balsamic vinegar 2 heads garlic, peeled 4 beef ribs, trim off the skin on … Continue reading

SK’s Spring BBQ Recipes

chipotle honey ribs

Hey guys! I’m a bit short on interesting food this week, so I put together a collection of my most BBQ-tastic recipes. all of these can either be prepared over a fire/BBQ, or travel well, in case of pre-made food. Chipotle Honey Beef Ribs with Crimini Mushrooms Lemon Cilantro Roast Chicken Spicy Ribs + Sautéed Onions & Potato Mash Roast Acorn Squash Bowl with Pico De Gallo Mushroom Steak Burgers w/ … Continue reading

How to fry the perfect pork chop

perfect pork chop

Hey guys! Now that BBQ season is here, it’s time to pull out the grill (or frying pan) and sear some meat. Let’s start with something basic, but it’s good to have a refresher: The perfect pork chop. Now, this is a matter of personal opinion, but this is a quick, easy and popular to do it. It can be transferred from the pan to the grill as well You … Continue reading