The New Year is upon us and it’s time to make some plans for 2015. I’m not going to do anything stupid like promising to post every 5 days, because we all know that ain’t going to happen. But there are a few things I would like to cook or improve upon this year. Basically, this is my cooking to-do list for 2015.
For me this is going to be the year of the fish. Over the years I have struggled with cooking fish. Fish is very delicate meat that requires a lot of fineness and is not well suited for my bull in a china closet style. I’ve never been much of a fish eater either, so it will be an adventure trying different fish and finding ones that I like. Then learning to cook it properly, and in one piece will be a challenge. It should be a lot of fun though, and I might actually get a little healthier in process.
Last year Cheryl asked me to make the Smoked Lobster from one of Myron Mixon’s cookbooks, well I never got around to it. Kind of like how she has never gotten around to washing my running shoes that have been sitting the garage for 6 months, but I digress. She has now demanded that I make it for her birthday. Her birthday is March 25, so look for the Smoked Lobster Post or the I’m Getting Divorced post in early April.
I love tacos! Rolled, fold, hard, soft they are all delicious. With a plethora of Mexican restaurants here in Albuquerque I eat them all the time, I just never make them at home. This year I'm going to change that!
|One of our best sandwiches ever, The Cubano!|
Last year we made some great sandwiches, the Cubano and the pastrami on homemade rye, it was a delicious trend that I want to continue in 2015. Cheryl will continue to bake beautiful loaves of bread, I’ll keep smoking the meat and we'll make ever more spectacular sandwiches.
|Just a few of my cookbooks|
I have amassed quite a collection of cookbooks over the years. I do consult them frequently for ideas and inspiration but I never quite follow the recipes. I always have to put my own spin on it or take shortcuts. This year, when I pick a recipe I'm going to stick to it, should be a good exercise in culinary discipline and I might actually learn something.
Along with my usual BBQ I think I've got plenty to work on this year. If there is something you would like to see me cook, just leave me a comment below. If I use your suggestion I'll give some free AlbuKirky Seasonings products. Send me some suggestions and let get cooking!