Baked Sausage Peppers & Onions

This is my design.

I decided to try a familiar type of sausage recipe but done entirely in my trusty old cast iron skillet. From start to finish, just the skillet. Don’t have a cast iron frying pan? Really, you should have one. Properly cured and cared for they last more than a life time and provide just as much non stick as them new fangled ones. Continue reading “Baked Sausage Peppers & Onions”

Tomato Sauce with Chicken Meatballs

So here’s the thing. I made a tomato sauce last night based more or less on a couple of traditional style Italian recipes I looked at. I also made some ground chicken meatballs to add into the sauce and it all turned out pretty good served over spaghetti noodles. What I didn’t do was actually make notes of the recipe I created so what follows is from memory and guess-timation on the amounts of ingredients. Continue reading “Tomato Sauce with Chicken Meatballs”

I Was a Sailor Once

I was a sailor once- Author unknown

I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds  whipping in from the four  quarters of the globe.  I liked the sounds of the Navy – the piercing trill of the boatswains pipe, the syncopated clangor of the ship’s bell on the quarterdeck, harsh, and the strong language and laughter of sailors at work. Continue reading “I Was a Sailor Once”

Broiled Prawns in Beer, Lime and Cilantro

Okay, I admit it. I have a fondness for marinades based on beer, lime, chili, cilantro etc. Whether it be for prawns/shrimp, chicken or beef I like how it tastes and works. By working I mean the flavor brought in by the beer (it also really helps tenderize tough cuts of beef by breaking down the connective tissues) but also how those ingredients work together. Stir fried, grilled or broiled take your pick how to cook them. I think the marinade makes the simple and quick meal all the much tastier. Besides, it usually means you have to finish off a bottle or can of beer left over from the recipe!! Bon appetite Continue reading “Broiled Prawns in Beer, Lime and Cilantro”