I have been on this crazy fish kick lately. Not just any fish, and no its not Salmon, I honestly do not like salmon fish. A few years ago I tasted Barramundi fish for the first time. If you have not had this fish, and you are a picky eater, I urge you to give this one a try.

And why would you just run out and buy this expensive fish you ask? Well hear me out…first off it is a delicate, light, flakey, sweet fish. It is NO WAY fishy.

I have tried it, fried, curried, grilled and steamed. It is delicious any way you cook it. The down side is that it is $12.99 per pound at least in MN it is. And I don’t always get it.

For the last month I have been making it lightly dusted in flour and fried crispy. I eat it with tacos, or with roasted potatoes or even rice. My monster was over the other day and I made this fish a day before I needed to head to NC for a work meeting. I mentioned to her that it will have fresh seafood there as its is close to the ocean.

Her response was then why did you making us eat fish for a whole month! I guess she is fished out!

So if you have not eaten this fish before, go check it out! Its dah-licious. Oh and like always remember to pop on over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe to see more awesome videos!

Click here for Pan Fried Barramundi Fish recipe.

 

Every time I go back home to Trinidad, one of my most favorite things to eat is a Roast Pork Sandwich. I have never been able to master how Trini’s make their roast pork. It does not help that everyone has a different process either.

One of my fondest memory is every Friday buying a roast pork sandwich from the neighborhood bar (rum shop). The lady that owned it only made it on Friday and Saturdays. I believe she fried her pork pieces and smothered it in the best sauce ever!

I was finally able to find a butcher close to my house that I can order a whole hogs leg. It takes a few days to get it but at least I know its fresh and not frozen for months. The marinade for this hog leg is so simple and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. What’s the catch to this delicious roast pork?

It takes time to cook. My hog’s leg was 10 pounds and I cooked it for about 4 hours on the charcoal grill. It is important to get a leg that has skin and fat on it. The fat keeps it juicy and who does not love a crispy skin?

I made a video of this to show you exactly how to do it. Head on over to my YouTube Channel for more recipes like this and be sure to subscribe to get it right away in your in box.

Click here for Roast Pork recipe.

 

I have been missing in action again! I feel like lately most of my posts start with that sentence. This time I seriously have a legitimate answer, maybe?

One of my very long time school friend’s from way back in the day…like 20 something years, came to visit me with her two little kids. Well they are not so little, one is 10 going on 15 and the other is 7, who reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil. Not kidding. First off he can talk your ear off and second he never sits still!

I so wanted to put my Fitbit on him and see how many steps he racks up in a day. Super smart kids though.

Although I loved seeing and hanging out with my friend for 2 weeks, I was exhausted. I literally had no energy to cook, further more to blog. They are also serious vegetarians, like not even eggs! That was a challenge by itself. My friend also has a shopping bug, in that she had to have been the slowest shopper in history! This coming from a gal who does not like shopping or malls.

Needless to say I barely survived. I sure do appreciate my quiet, moody teenager more now.

During all that time, my garden has been thriving! I usually plant like 20-25 trees of egg plants every year, because I roast them and store them in the freezer for use during the winter months. I harvested my first two babies this week and decided to make an Eggplant lasagna since I am trying to lessen my carb in take. What is it about when I want to try to eat healthy, thats when I want to eat pasta? I don’t usually eat pasta to begin with.

This dish was a pleasant alternative that won’t have you missing your carbs! I promise, the sauce in this dish is to die for! I really wanted a bread stick to sop the sauce up.

The trick to this dish, is to make sure you get as much of the water out of the egg plants as you can and grill instead of fry it. Don’t worry if you think after grilling that it still looks raw, it will bake in the sauce and cook through and become tender.

Although I did not do a video of this dish, you can still pop on by my Youtube Channel and see whats new over there!

In the meantime, check out the recipe for this Eggplant Lasagna.

Quick post today to share with you the video of a Cambodian Curry Chicken I did in partnership with @196flavors.

As usual if you like this recipe video and want to see more head on over to my Youtube Channel and hit the subscribe button!

Until then head on over to 196flavors for this recipe.

 

Is everyone watching the Soccer World Cup? Its kind of hard to watch it when it starts at 4 am here, but I trying to catch the highlights after work. I don’t have a favorite team per se. I am hoping one of the under dog teams come out on top.

Someone said lets do a bet that every time the players fall down injured we needed to do squats. I kept thinking omg I will be doing squats till the next World Cup rolls around in 4 years!

Today I am sharing with you a post that I collaborated on with 196flavors.com. This month they are traveling to the beautiful country of Cambodia. Not many people have heard about Cambodia, but it is nestled between Vietnam and Thailand. So their cuisine is heavily influenced by asian flavors.

Fish cakes is one of those universal appetizers that most every country has its own version. In Trinidad we use salted cod and add flour to ours. Its called fritters.

Cambodia’s version is different in that it does not use any binding agent. so its all fish. However, I promise you it is not fishy at all. The combination of all the ingredients masks the fish flavor.

Head on over to 196 flavors to read about the history of fish cakes and for the recipe.

Check out the video below and head on over to my Youtube Channel for more great recipes!