Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Greek Chicken and Pasta

Greek Rosemary Chicken and Pasta

This Greek Chicken Pasta is a healthy, flavorful dish inspired by the Olympian Restaurant on Galveston Island.  Featuring Rosemary, Olive Oil, Thyme and more fragrant seasonings, this dinner will please the taste buds and it's an easy week night dinner.

Enjoy my Greek Rosemary Chicken and  Pasta!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Queso Stuffed Pablano Peppers

Queso Stuffed Pablano Peppers

Queso Stuffed Pablano Peppers

Inspiration for my stuffed Pablano Peppers came from a fishing trip I took to Mexico in May.  This cheesy, meaty, flavorful dish will satisfy all areas of the taste buds.  The Pablano's provide a just above mild heat while the flavorful cheeses sooth the taste buds while bringing a smile to your face.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Gruyere Au Gratin Potatoes

Gruyere Au Gratin Potatoes

Gruyere Au Gratin Potatoes

I love Au Gratin Potatoes and this recipe gets a lot of attention at my house and it's very flexible. You can substitute your favorite cheeses to give it different flavors.

Here's what you need:

2 tbl spns butter
2 tbl spns flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup of milk (or you can do 2 cups of either)
1 cup Gruyere Cheese (grated) Substitute 1 cup Smoked Cheddar (Grated)
1 cup Italian cheese of your choice (I used mix Italian blend)
2 tbl spn Basil 
2 tbl spn Oregano
2 tbl spn Garlic Powder
1 tbl spn Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste

About 7 or so medium Golden potatoes.

Here's how you make Au Gratin Potatoes:

An older picture that I have but these are red potatoes.

I like to par-boil the potatoes for about 4 or 5 minutes to ease the cooking time in the oven.  But that's just me.

After you Par-Boil the potatoes, let them cool on a towel and drain.  Once cooled, slice very thin and line a deep dish (oven proof) pan or glass casserole dish with the potatoes, layer after layer using all of the potatoes.  Salt and pepper each layer as you go.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400.

The Cheese Sauce:

Don't panic but you have to make a roux here.  In a skillet on medium heat, melt the 2 tbl spns of butter completely, then add the 2 tbl spns of flour and stir continuously for about 5 minutes.  It should be the consistency of melted ice cream.  

Add 1 cup of milk (or the cream) then stir for 1 minute.  Add the other cup of milk and stir.  Continue to stir for about 3 minutes then start adding all of the seasonings.  Continue stirring. VERY IMPORTANT - TASTE THE MIXTURE BEFORE GOING FORWARD.  Adjust accordingly.  

After stirring for about 5 minutes and if you are satisfied with the flavor, add 1/2 of each of the cheeses (save the other half for later).

Stir the cheese until completely melted and taste the mixture again and adjust accordingly.

Pour the cheese sauce mixture over the potatoes evenly as possible.  Top the potatoes with the remaining cheeses.

Cover with foil and place into the oven.

Bake for 40 minutes and remove from the oven.  Remove the foil and sprinkle Paprika over the top of the Au Gratin Potatoes.

Place back into the oven for 20 to 25 minutes uncovered.  The potatoes should be golden brown and fully cooked.  It will be bubbly so be careful when removing.  Let set for 10 minutes before serving.


Sunday, July 5, 2015




Calzone with Scotty B's Italian Blonde sauce, chicken and Basil and an Italian Sausage Calzone with Spicy Marinara.  Cooking instructions for homemade Calzone and Pizza Dough.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Steak and Shrimp Scampi Date Night

Steak and Shrimp Scampi

Steak and Shrimp Scampi
Ribeye Steak with Shrimp Scampi
Rib-Eye Steak & Shrimp Scampi

Are you looking for the perfect place to eat for date night?  Consider staying home!  You can create the perfect date night menu from your own kitchen.  Rib-eye steak with Shrimp Scampi and a side of Grilled Smoked Cheddar Basil Potatoes will be the center piece of a wonderful evening at home with the special person in your life.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cajun Boudain Burgers

Grilled Cajun Boudain Burgers
Smothered with Smoked Applewood Cheddar

Cajun Boudain Burger
Served with Grilled Potatoes with Cajun Dressing

If you're in the concession and food truck business you are always looking to separate yourself from the competition.  You need a difference maker.  This Cajun Boudain Burger with Smoked 
Applewood Cheddar certainly does the trick.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Crawfish Pie Pistolettes

Crawfish Pistolettes

Crawfish Pies

Crawfish Pies
Crawfish Pistolettes /Crawfish Pies

These tasty Crawfish Pistolettes are the perfect Cajun snack.  Pistolettes are mini Crawfish Pies that you can find on just about any carnival mid-way or flea market strip.  Filled with the spicy, rich flavor of Crawfish and Shimp Etouffe, wrapped in a flaky pie crust - ummmm! When we had our concession trailer - The Java Hut & Paradise Grill, we had the pleasure of sampling many versions of this Cajun Food Truck classic and this is Scotty B's interpretation.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cuban Pulled Pork Tacos with Orange Mojo Sauce

Cuban Pulled Pork Tacos with Orange Mojo Sauce


Cuban Pulled Pork Tacos with Orange Mojo Sause
The Cuban pulled pork Taco's are full of rich flavor.  It starts with a light, fresh, flavorful marinade that brings out the delightful flavor of the pork. This Bobby Flay inspired dish is a great party pleaser.  When we visited Austin in November, we visited an outdoor mall called the Domain.  The food court was a large area with artificial turf, picnic area's, a stage with a live band and of course food trucks.  We zeroed in on a Cuban kitchen food truck that offered a variety of Cuban inspired dishes.  This is my interpretation of a few of the Cuban dishes we sampled combined with the Bobby Flay Cuban pulled pork Tacos.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saltgrass Queso Fresco

Salt Grass Queso Fresco

S&M Kettle Cheese Dip

This is my interpretation of the Saltgrass Queso Fresco.  It's more of an inspiration because I've taken some liberty's with it. I use white American cheese, Cilantro etc.,  but I also add a western flavors to dovetail with our Smoke House offerings.  We call it S&M Kettle Cheese Dip!