Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

When I taught myself cook I went through old recipes that my mom used to make, one of our favorites was roasted red pepper soup. It takes a lot of peppers and patience so I don’t make it often; but when I do I’m generous with the cayenne to slow the eaters down,...
Pineapple Coconut Curry Muffins

Pineapple Coconut Curry Muffins

52 weeks of baking – Cakes, cupcakes & muffins I have unique feelings about muffins, they can be delicious but they also cause mischief among students. When I first joined Sorlandet the ship board director (the principle) told me a lot about how the old cook did...
Poached Cod in Thai Curry Sauce

Poached Cod in Thai Curry Sauce

52 weeks of cooking – Poaching As a sailor you’d think the crew would be eating fish all the time, nope, we hardly ever eat fish. It comes down to two factors, it’s expensive and we don’t catch it often. We go into lots of ports that are known for their seafood and I...
Black Pepper Beef

Black Pepper Beef

Most of the time I don’t follow recipes, I use them as guidelines. I’m not a big fan of taking measurements, everything is eye balled, tasted and adjusted. It would be wonderful if everyone learned to cook this way, through the power of your own taste bud. Besides,...
Sourdough Biscuits

Sourdough Biscuits

52 weeks of Baking – Biscuits I use to think I made great biscuits, then I went to the south and had a real biscuit. The students on Gulden Leeuw devoured my biscuits. I did have to argue on several occasions with them that they weren’t scones, I even made...
Twice Marinated Azorean Roasted Chicken

Twice Marinated Azorean Roasted Chicken

52 weeks of cooking – Portuguese You know those dishes you’ve tasted while on vacation that are so fantastic they stick in your memory forever? I’ve got a few of those and most of the time I can recreate them to some degree, but when the name of the dish is vague and...