PACIFIC BOB'S RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Olsen aka Mid Pacific Bob
Fresca & Guacamole
Arizona Style Rice
Uncle Jimmy's Roast Capsicum Delights
Vic's Patio SauceMango-Chile
Spinach Salad with Orange-Chile Glazed Prawns
Artichoke and Chile Bruschetta
Chicken Breasts Rosado
Eggplant with Chile
Bean and Chorizo Chilli
sized tomatoes, sliced then chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
fresh chiles (to taste)
3-4 "plants" from a bunch of fresh corriander , chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
in a bowl. Will last 2 days refrigerated.
avocados, peeled and mashed with a fork
4-6 Tblsp of salsa
1 quantity of Rice
2 quantities of water
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 slices red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp tomato paste
Put the rice
in a dry cast iron skillet, and dry fry it, stirring constantly so it
doesn't burn, until the rice turns a milky colour. At the same time put
everything else in a saucepan and bring liquid to a boil. Add the rice
carefully, turn down the heat (use a heat dispersion pad), cover tightly
for 15 minutes.
1 Tblsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 Ancho Chiles, 2 Guajillo Chiles, (Optional : Chipotle Chiles) Roughly
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp fennel or anise seeds
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup raisins or sultanas
1 large ripe banana, cut in small pieces
2-3 slices fresh pineapple, cut in small pieces
1 apple, peeled cored and cut in small pieces
1 corn or flour tortilla or 1 slice of bread, torn in small pieces
2 cups (salt reduced) chicken broth
30g semi-sweet chocolate
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 Tblsp sesame seeds
In a dry cast iron skillet, put almonds over medium heat. Cook stirring
often 4-5 minutes. Put in small bowl. Do the same with the sesame seeds.
Add to the almonds.
Heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion 5 minutes. Add chiles, garlic cinnamon,
cloves and anise/fennel seeds. Stir about 3 minutes until mixture is dry
and somewhat darker. Add the tomatoes and raisins. Cover and cook 3-5
minutes until the tomato is tender.
Put mixture in blender with almonds and sesame seeds, banana, pineapple,
apple, tortilla/bread, and ½ cup of broth. Blend. Return mix to
skillet and bring to a simmer. Add chocolate and stir until melted.
Add the rest of the broth and reduce heat to low. Cover and allow to simmer
for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Jimmy's Roast Capsicum Delights
Several red capsicum
12+ cloves of garlic - minced
Bunch of parsley - chopped
Fillets of anchovy
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Top and tail the capsicum and trim out any bits of seed and membrane.
Lay out flat and grill either on the BBQ or in the stove until the tough
outer skin has charred. Place on damp tea towel and roll up. Set aside
Put the minced garlic and parsley in a bottle and add the oil and vinegar
in your favoured proportions as per a salad dressing.
When the capsicum has cooled, peel the charred skin off and cut into 3
-4 cm squares.
Put a fillet of anchovy on each square of capsicum and then cover with
the oil, vinegar, garlic and parsley dressing. Let sit overnight, then
slip onto a slice of good crusty French bread.
The left over dressing makes a good base for a hefty little salad dressing
2-3 kg Corned
Brisket of Beef
Set up your
Weber for Indirect cooking. Tightly cover the corned beef with aluminium
foil, place on grill, cover and cook for 3 hours.
Turn ½ way through.
During last 10 minutes remove the foil. Brush with Vic's Patio Sauce and
grill on each side for ~5 minutes.
1 cup of
red wine vinegar
1 cup of oil
4 tsp mustard
Fresh Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme and Basil, chopped
1 cup catsup (tomato sauce)
2 Tblsp ground pepper
12 cloves crushed garlic
pinch of salt
ingredients and store in a jar in the fridge.
Sweet and hot is a combination that sounds odd, but quickly becomes addictive.
This sweet and hot whipped cream goes exceptionally well with chocolate.
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup sugar
1 ripe mango peeled and pitted
1/2 Fresh hot chile chile seeded
l-1/2 cups whipping cream
In a small saucepan, combine the wine and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring
to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes
to form a syrupy consistency. Remove from the heat and let cool.
In a blender, combine the mango pulp, chile, and wine syrup and blend
until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until well chilled
In a chilled bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream
into the chilled mango mixture. Use immediately.
4 rashers of bacon, cut in small strips
3 Tblsp flour
2 cans clams, drained and liquid reserved
3 cups reserved liquid plus water
4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups of milk
1 Bay leaf
In your soup
pot, slowly simmer bacon, covered, ~5 minutes. Add onion and saute until
soft. Sift in flour, 1 Tblsp at a time, stirring constantly and adding
a bit of the liquid so it doesn't go all lumpy. Stir in the rest of the
liquid. Add potato, clams and Bay leaf and simmer until potato is cooked,
about 20 minutes.
Add milk, and bring to serving temperature, do not boil.
If you can, make it the day before, it's so much better the second day.
½ kg red snapper, cut into small cubes
1 cup lime juice
½ white onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 tomato, peeled and diced
1-2 jalepeno chiles, seeded and chopped
½ tblsp olive oil
2 tblsp vinegar
2-3 tblsp chopped cilantro (coriander leaf)
sliced avocado (optional)
in a glass or porcelain bowl. Pour lime juice over fish, using enough
to just cover. Marinate at least 4 hours (overnight in the fridge). Stir
Add other ingredients and refrigerate another 2 hours.
Place lettuce leaves on a plate , arrange seviche on top and garnish with
Salad with Orange-Chile Glazed Prawns
2 tsp sesame
¼ cup orange juice
1 tblsp vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp honey
½ tsp (+) minced chile
1 mango, sliced or diced
young spinach leaves - enough for a bowl of salad
½ cup crumbled feta
Orange-Chile Glazed Prawns
Heat a small,
non-stick frypan over medium heat. Add sesame seeds, toast lightly until
golden. Pour out into bowl. Add orange juice, vinegar, garlic, orange
peel, oil, honey and chile. Stir to combine, then set aside.
De-stem, wash and dry spinach and put in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing
from the small frypan, then top with mango slices feta and Prawns.
cup orange juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp minced chile
10-12 Green Prawns, peeled and deveined
garlic and chile in a large non-stick frypan. Bring to a boil over a high
heat until mixture reduces. Reduce heat to medium and add prawns. Cook
2-3 minutes until prawns are done and juice mixture coats prawns.
and Chile Bruschetta
1 cup artichoke
hearts - fresh cooked is best, tinned in water is ok
2 cloves garlic, minced
cilantro (coriander leaf), chopped
1 tblsp chopped dried chile (Poblano, negro, or New Mexico)
juice of 1 lime
extra-virgin olive oil
hearts, add other ingredients and mix. Then stir in a few splashes of
olive oil. Serve on slices of crusty bread.
cups cooked pumpkin
1 ½ cups undiluted evaporated milk or pure cream
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1/8 tsp crushed/powdered clove
4 slightly beaten eggs
(if whole) and bake with skin on in 180 C oven for 1 hour + until very
tender. Don't use any oil.
Mash and put in double boiler with all the other ingredients and cook
until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
Cool slightly and add
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tblsp brandy or rum
Pour into a baked pie shell and let cool.
Serve with whipped cream.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts soaked for a few minutes in salt
1 cup plain, non-fat yoghurt
½ cup pink grapefruit juice
1 tsp crushed arbol or pequin chile
1 tsp ground cumin
1 Tblsp chopped fresh corriander leaf
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground white pepper
GARNISH: 1/3 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 180 C
Coat baking pan with oil. Put chicken breasts in pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Mix all other ingredients together and pour over chicken and cook for
15 minutes more or until chicken is done.
Serve with rice.
Pork Spare ribs (As many as needed)
BBQ sauce (commercial)
Sweet Chile Sauce
Juice of 1 Lime
Fresh Herb minced
is a bit "free form". In a bowl, put equal quantities of BBQ
Sauce and Sweet Chile Sauce, Mustard and Fish sauce are there to provide
the "salt" and an underlying flavour. Add in Lime and fresh
herb and mix.
(Use fresh chiles or a hot chile sauce to add a bit of a hit.)
Coat the ribs well and let stand for an hour
BBQ over hot coals (cover if using a Weber) for 5-10 minutes each side,
depending on the temperature of the coals.
Spread a bit more marinade on the cooked side and turn and cook for another
2-3 minutes on each side.
Cut into individual ribs and serve.
I take no responsibility for stained linen and/or garments. We give everyone
dampened wash cloths instead of serviettes)
½ cup Chicken Stock
2 cloves garlic minced
3 - 4 Green Onions, chopped
2 ribs Celery, chopped
2 tblsp Fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp Fresh cilantro, chopped
2 firm ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 (dried) Chlie Negro, chopped
(good) splash white wine
¼ cup sliced Kalamata Olives
½ tsp Allspice
Fresh Ground salt, Pepper
Cut the stem
end off the eggplant, pierce the other end. Nuke fo 10 minutes on High,
or until the eggplant starts to collapse. After it has cooled, peel, then
cut flesh into 1 cm cubes.
Simmer the garlic, celery and onion in the stock for 3-4 minutes Add all
the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook over a low heat untilwarmed
as an antipasto with fresh tortillas or your favourite bread or serve
cold the next day. Nicely accompanied by thin slices of (Felino) salami
and Provolone Cheese.
and Chorizo Chilli
1 tblsp Olive
1 medium sized onion chopped
1 medium sized red Capsicum, seeds and membranes removed,
2-3 Chorizo sausages, sliced
2 clove garlic, minced
2 medium sized red potatoes, peeled and diced
Tin of beans (red, kidney, pinto) or 2-3 cups of cooked Black Beans
Fresh chiles (to taste), minced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tblsp cilantro, chopped
3-4 cups chicken stock
in a large skillet, sauté the onion and capsicum 3-4 minutes. Stir
in the chorizo and cook until lightly browned. (Drain off any excess fat).
Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and bring to a boil, Reduce heat
and simmer for 30 minutes.
rice and/or salad for lunch or dinner or with scrambled eggs for breakfast.
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