#TasteofThursday Smoked Duck Breast recipe – Chef Castro Boateng

  Smoked Duck Breast Poached Rhubarb, Miners Lettuce, Salmon Berry & White Balsamic Dressing serves 10 Duck 4 Duck Breasts ½ tsp Black pepper 2 oranges (zest)   1 ½ Cup Curing Salt 1 cup brown Sugar 1 tbsp Cinnamon Powder 3 Star Anise (broken into pieces) ½ tbsp. Ginger Powder ¼ tsp cloves 4 … Read more

Cauliflower & Almond Soup recipe

Chef Castro Boateng’s Cauliflower & Almond Soup recipe for #TasteofThursday     1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 onions (roughly dice) 2 heads of cauliflower (roughly dice) 6 heads of confit garlic or 3 raw garlic Sprigs of thyme Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups white wine 5 cups almond milk 1 cup toasted chopped … Read more

Wine Recommendation for Braised Short Ribs #TasteofThursday recipe from Chef Castro

Fall has arrived.   With the arrival of the new season, and the leaves turning colour, it’s time for bringing out the sweaters and a time for new dishes in the kitchen. Chef Castro Boateng has presented a mouth-watering recipe for Braised Short Ribs Confit with garlic pommes puree and wild mushroom jus. We tend to … Read more

GIVEAWAY – two tickets to The Great Mushroom Hunt

GIVEAWAY two tickets to The Great Mushroom Hunt (details and how to enter below) Attention Foodies: Chef Castro Boateng is offering two tickets to The Great Mushroom Hunt in November. Your choice of date: November 1st or 8th     The hunt will take place at a secret location in Sooke on Vancouver Island. The … Read more

Chef Castro Boateng #TasteofThursday Braised Short Ribs recipe

Braised Short Ribs Confit garlic pommes puree, Wild mushroom jus   1 1/2 kg short ribs 1 1/2 tbsp black pepper 1 1/2  tbsp kosher salt 1/2 bottle red wine 1 cup onion (roughly dice) 1/2 cup carrots (roughly dice) 1/2 cup celery (roughly dice) 6 garlic gloves few sprigs of thyme few bay leaf 2 … Read more

TasteofThursday welcomes Chef Castro – Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops recipe

Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops Butternut squash risotto, Vanilla curry oil Serves: 8 portions   Vanilla curry oil 1 tbsp Shallots’ (chopped) 125 ml vegetable oil 1 1/2 tbsp curry powder 1 vanilla bean 1 lemon (diced) 1/2 grapefruit (diced)   Sauté shallots in 1 tbsp of oil over low heat, add curry powder and continue cooking … Read more

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