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Jims Galley

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Clams Ala Jim (Bouillabaisse pasta)

Here is one of our favorite Coastal Couples recipes. Talk about cheap and easy!! No…. Not me, this dish! Gourmet dining on a budget. This dinner comes out to be around only 3 bucks per serving and the leftovers are fantastic!! Here is what you will need:

Fresh middle neck clams
One spring onion
Once and plum tomatoes
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Onion powder
Heavy dash White pepper
½ cup white wine
¼ cup Dried or fresh basil
Teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons Sea salt
½ stick butter
Two cans baby clams
One box ww spaghetti noodles
Parm cheese dried.

First wash your clams, as many as you like in you pasta and set aside. Open the can of tomatoes and hand crush them set aside in a bowl.

In a skillet add the butter then melt. Add chopped spring onion, garlic and wine. Cook until the onion is tender. Next add all canned clams and seasonings.

Simmer for five minutes then add crushed tomatoes. Once almost to a boil then add clams and cook for five minutes then reduce heat to low simmer.

Sprinkle parm cheese in and stir, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Plate up some pre cooked pasta and pour sauce and clams on top. Garnish with Parm cheese and fresh parsley.

Awesome dish, totally fantastic!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quack Quack!!! Duck Egg Sandwich....the real Dynasty!!

Duckage Breakfast Sandwich

This one is a great breakfast dish that will keep you going all day! Absolutely delicious. 

You will need:

*One Duck Egg
*One Whole Wheat English Muffin
*Fresh Basil
*Fresh country sausage
*Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
*Horseradish and Mayo sauce.
*One pad butter
*Sea Salt, Pepper and garlic powder
My Duck eggs that I got from a local farmer.

First up brown up your English muffin texas toast style. Place a little pad of butter on each half of the muffin and sprinkle a little pepper, garlic powder and sea salt on the muffin. Then place in well oiled and medium heat cast iron skillet. Brown muffin then flip and cook an additional two minutes. Flip back over and place thinly sliced cheese on the muffin then set aside.

Add horseradish sauce to muffin top
Next cook your sausage patty in the skillet, brown very well, drain and set on top of muffin half.

Mostly drain your pan and while still hot add on Duck egg. Cook over easy then place on top of sausage.

Complete by adding some basil and horseradish sauce to the top of muffin half.

DELICIOUS!!!!! Below are some great facts about fresh Duck eggs, cant beat um!! (Actually you can, use a fork).

Duck Egg

* Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value of a chicken egg and stay fresher longer due to their thicker shell.

* Duck eggs are richer with more Albumen making cakes and pastries fluffier and richer.

* Duck Eggs have more Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 is thought to improve everything from Brain health to healthy skin and

* Duck Eggs are an Alkaline producing food, one of the few foods that leave your body more alkaline which is a great benefit to cancer patients as cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment. Chicken eggs are an acid food leaving your body more acidic.

Duck Eggs Vs Chicken Eggs: Nutrition:

6x the Vitamin D, 2x the Vitamin A, and 2x the cholesterol in duck eggs vs chicken eggs. Duck contains about 75% of the Vitamin E in chicken eggs. Duck eggs reportedly also have more Vitamin K2, Duck eggs also are higher in calories for the same weight quantity, probably due to it's slightly higher fat concentration. Also, keep in mind that the eggs of free-range, pastured animals generally have higher levels of vitamins and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The yolks are darker, yellower, indicating a higher nutrient density.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sausage and Peppers! Will make you an offer you cant refuse.

Talk about a simple recipe, this is it!!! For those that don’t cook, and even for those that do, this is a sure fire favorite that is cheap and easy. Reminds me a bit of myself.

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s versatile and is a one skillet dish. Easy clean up and can even be cooked on a campfire.

Like most good things whipped up in the kitchen, a cast iron skillet is a good tool for cooking sausage and peppers. The reasons are many, however for the most part the skillet enables one to properly char the veggies as well as brown the sausage to perfection

You will need:

Cast Iron well seasoned skillet
Onion halved and broken apart
Fresh garlic
Green peppers sliced
Can of your fav whole tomatoes
Black Pepper
Sea Salt
Fresh Italian Sausage
Olive oil
Red wine
Red wine vinegar
Parmesan cheese
Crushed red pepper flakes

Sides: Italian bread, or any variety of pasta.

First properly pre heat the cast iron, then bring to a good medium to medium high temp and brown the sausage with a bit of olive oil. Get a nice char on the meat and turn often. Remove from skillet when half done.

Next add some more olive oil and add all the veggies, garlic, etc. Let the veggies get a slight char to them and then stir. After slightly caramelized add a splash of red wine and one teaspoon of crushed red peppers and one teaspoon sugar.

Next add the sausage back into the mix and hand crush the whole tomatoes and add to the skillet along with a half cup grated parmesan cheese.

Stir in the skillet and as it thickens add about a quarter cup of red wine vinegar. Stir on medium for another 10 minutes then cover and let rest for 15-20 minutes covered. Salt and pepper to taste.

TO SERVE!!! Anyway you like. Just by itself, on a hoagie, on pasta, just about anything. Always have a little Parm on the side when serving and have at it. DELICIOUS, very inexpensive and something that is great for leftovers.

Lastly, NEVER by meat unless it is on sale. Get you sausage on a bargain and vacuum seal it for when you nee it.

Jim Baugh