Blackened Catfish Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo

Blackened Catfish Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo

Today is National Catfish Day. Davey likes his catfish blackened! When you’ve had blackened, you’ll never go backened! Lake Shasta produces beautiful, big catfish. What is your preferred catfish bait? Blackened Catfish Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo Four 8 oz. catfish filetsCanola oilUnsalted butter Fish Rub2 tablespoons smoked paprika2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning2 tablespoons dark brown sugar4…

Air-Fried Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Air-Fried Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

The Giants and Cardinals at Rickwood Field on Fox tonight, then later, “Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini” on Hulu. Must have wings! Air-Fried Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings 2 ½ pounds chicken wings, drums & flatsKosher salt and fresh-ground pepper, to taste1 teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder (see note)1 tablespoon…

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions

Happy Friday! Happy Father’s Day! Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions For the burgers:2 pounds 80/20 ground beef (R & R has the best)1 tablespoon onion powderA few dashes of Worcestershire sauceKosher salt & fresh-ground pepper, to taste12 ounces blue cheese, sliced from a block or wedge12 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and drained on paper towels6…

Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers

Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers

My Father’s Day wish…a perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked smash burger. Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef2 medium yellow onions peeled and sliced thinKosher salt6-8 hamburger buns6-8 slices American cheeseFresh-ground pepperMontreal Steak Seasoningcondiments of choice (I simply like pickles, maybe mustard)vegetable oil Using a mandolin or knife, slice onion into paper-thin slices, place into a bowl,…

Grilled Steak and Shrimp with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri

Grilled Steak and Shrimp with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri

Make Dad a beautiful surf & turf dinner on Sunday and he might just put you back into his will!   Grilled Steak and Shrimp with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri   1-pound green beans, trimmed 1-pint grape tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill grates Kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper, to…

Maui Waui Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

Maui Waui Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

The most important day of the year is this Sunday…Father’s Day! Make dad a nice meal…It wouldn’t kill ya. Maui Waui Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches 4 chicken breasts or boneless, skinless thighsTeriyaki sauce (recipe follows) or your favorite bottled sauce3/4 c. brown sugar (if using bottled sauce)4 slices deli hamFresh pineapple, sliced into rings4 slices Swiss cheeseRed onion,…

Italian Sub

Italian Sub

A recent visit to a sandwich shop in Redding for an Italian Sub, resulted in a skinny, wimpy, soggy resemblance of something my cat coughed up. Wow, what a $15 disappointment. The best food, is the food you make. Italian Sub 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced into half-moonsOne 12-inch loaf soft Italian bread5 tablespoons…

Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas

Hot, steamy fuh-jy-tas on the Blackstone last night. Steak Fajitas 1 ½ pounds flank steak or steak of your choice2 Tablespoons olive oil1 red bell pepper sliced1 yellow bell pepper sliced1 onion sliced3 cloves garlic minced2 Tablespoons vegetable oil Fajita Seasoning1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon cumin½ teaspoon smoked paprika½ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Mix fajita seasonings…