Blackened Catfish

This dish was part of a meal that was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Southern”. I have a few friends from the South and I have been there a couple times so I had a few different options for dishes. The hard part was trying to make something that I have never had before. Then I realised that I have never had blackened catfish even though I have seen it on a bunch of menus. How could I not like this? Catfish and Cajun spices? Sign me up!

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Paella

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “One Pot”. I have never cooked with mussels before but have always really liked theme so I thought this would be a perfect time. Also, my friend made paella recently and it looked really good and I wanted to try my hand at it.

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “chowder”. The first thing I thought of was clam chowder because I love it but then I realised that I have never even eaten Manhattan Clam Chowder. After looking online, I found that most people either love or hate it and there was very little in between. I decided to give it a shot since looking at the ingredients, it seemed like it would taste really good.

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Meyer Lemon Garlic Salmon

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “local ingredients” and my second theme was “citrus”. You know what the pacific northwest does not grow a lot of? Damn citrus. Then while researching this, I found a couple meyer lemon farms. Mix that with the fact that salmon is everywhere, I got myself a dish. Normally I do not like seasoning my salmon with too much stuff because I just like the taste of salmon but this came out incredibly good. Full of flavour, the skin cooked perfectly, and it flaked off just looking at it.

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Cajun Shrimp Salad Jar

This dish was created for the subreddt, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “brown bag lunch” and my second theme was “salad”. Yes, I know this is not a brown bag but I did not have any so my Doctor Who lunch box will have to do! This meal was so easy to create and it goes well, warm or cold. This morning, it was a nice change to just grab one of these jars and when I ate lunch, just give it a good shake and pop the top and dig in. If you do not want to eat out of the jar, you could easily just dump it out into a bowl or plate.

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Sandwich Sushi

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “foods in disguise” for April Fool’s Day; my second thing was sandwiches so this was a pretty easy choice. To this day, I am really horrible at rolling sushi; real sushi or just sandwich sushi. The taste is good but it is just ugly. That being said, I’m not sure what to say about this since it’s just a rolled up sandwich. But damn do I love a good sandwich. Continue reading “Sandwich Sushi”

Nasi Lemak

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Malaysian” and my second theme was “breakfast”. When I came across these two themes, I was a bit worried. I did not know any Malaysian dishes yet alone breakfast dishes so this one took a little researching. I found on a few sites that suggested this was a breakfast dish but after making it, I felt that it was a bit involved to be a breakfast dish. Maybe I am just lazy in the morning. Also, I am not the biggest anchovy fan but I really liked this.

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