Category: Recipes

Mushroom Broth with Seared Halibut and Orzo Soup

One of my favorite top five fish to eat is Halibut.  Recently, I got finished a month of Salmon fishing on the Columbia river in Oregon and got to take a break to go up with my friends called the “Horseman” to Alaska.  We…

Sweet Heat Peach Salsa

We have a friend that we have known for almost 15 years, Dawn Morse.  She was telling me that she was going to go pick peaches this past weekend.  I said to myself “Self, that sounds pretty interesting and fun.  What can I do…

Bacon Crusted Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple-Ginger Glaze

I am always doing research on food and recipes.  I know I am coming into one of the best Oregon salmon seasons in the next few weeks so I am mentally preparing and conducting my research.  I know my clients are going to ask…

Homemade Pheasant and Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

I am going to be the first to tell you that you can substitute chicken for pheasant with this dish.  You can also use chucker, and or quail.  The tomato basil sauce comes from a little Italian joint in South Shore Lake Tahoe called…

Lasagna with Elk and Goat Cheese Ricotta

I have been working on this Italian classic for nearly a decade, each time making it better and better with new little twist and turns that takes me this.  I am honored to say it was collaborate effort of not only people like Ken…

Grilled Asparagus & Onions with Balsamic Vinegar and Oregon Blue Cheese

I do not do a lot of Vegetable side dishes on my site, probably because I focus on the main and the side dishes are just a part of the program.  However, this one is very good and involves a Green Egg and BBQ…

Sundried Tomato Pesto with Andouille Sausauge, Mushrooms, and Prawns

After our recent successful spotted shrimp season we had last weekend, I thought what can I do with these prawns/shrimp?  I had left over Andouille sausage from my oyster competition.  I had a nice jar of sun-dried tomato pesto in the pantry.  No problem, I got…

Return to the Hood Canal for Spotted Shrimp

One of my favorite times of the year is the late Spring up at the Hood Canal.  We have some friends up there that have been generous enough to be patient with us Oregonians and teach us about shrimping.  When Trevor and I think…

Springer Salmon Miso-Glazed with Sesame

Springer Salmon season came and went fast.  We had high water with the heavy rains, then the sun came out to basically give us two weeks of good fishing.  Those two weeks produced some good fish and great smiles. I hate fishing the Willamette….

BBQ Oysters with Garlic, Shallots, Bacon, and Pepperjack Cheese

This is my second post of my 45th birthday celebration.  The group had moved down to the fire pit while I was putting together some bbq oysters, they had just finished off four huge fresh Dungeness crabs. So the boys were getting prime rib…