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100 Of My Favourite Easy Recipes
by Michael Smith
Chef Michael Smith, Canada’s most popular chef, is back with a brand-new cookbook for all his fans! Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen is a fabulous new collection of Michael’s all-time favourite recipes that he regularly cooks at home. Simple, easy to make and packed with tips, all you have to do is follow the instructions and you will be making the best version of the recipe that Chef Michael Smith creates consistently in his own kitchen. Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen includes 100 recipes—from Oatmeal Crusted French Toast or Buttermilk Waffles, to Coconut Crusted Chicken or Honey Mustard Barbecue Baked Baby Back Ribs, or a great fish dish like Grilled Tuna Steak or Pan Seared Scallops. Also included are lots of recipes for delicious vegetables, grains, and side dishes like Nutmeg Roast Sweet Potatoes or Sausage Sage Bread Pudding—and, of course, Michael’s favourite desserts including his Iron Chef Strawberry Shortcake!
I had not heard of Michael Smith but the pictures in the book looked good so I’d thought I would give it a try.
I followed all the recipes exactly as written.
Iron Chef Battle Snack: Avocado, Tuna, and Tomatoes
From the salad section. I like this idea of serving avocados in there shell with tomatoes cilantro and tuna.The first time i made it I used tuna in those packets so the tuna was not in big pieces so the picture came out looking a little gross. I made it again with tuna in a can and left them in bite size pieces it looked much more appetizing as you can see in the picture above. The second time I also drained the tuna before adding it. The recipe calls for you to add the tuna juice but I thought it made everything taste a bit too fishy. I really like this dish and it is perfect for my site, great for couples and if you make it a meal instead of an appetizer, single people.
Curried Coconut Spinach
Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs
Old-Fashioned Doughnut Factory
Makes 36 to 48 doughnut balls
Very happy with the outcome on these recipes that I can overlook the spinach dish that wasn’t very good. Recipes run the gambit on traditional favorites to some pretty unique recipe ideas. Great flavors,measurements in metric and empirical, and just like the title says EASY! Most of the recipes serve 4-6 people but seem to be pretty easy to cut in half. I can definitely recommend this book.