Teriyaki Salmon

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN TERIYAKI SALMON INGREDIENTS: TERIYAKI SAUCE: 2 ounces Sake  (basically it’s brewed rice) 3 ounces Mirin  (basically sake but sweet) 4 ounces soy sauce 3 tablespoons sugar (I cut this way back or leave it out altogether as the Miren is sweet) 1 tablespoon cornstarch combined with 1 tablespoon of water SALMON TERIYAKI: 2 pounds salmon fillets, [...]

Miss Linda’s Seafood Gumbo

The Papa's Kitchen LINDA’S SEAFOOD GUMBO INGREDIENTS: ½ cup of bacon grease or butter 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour 1 lg can (14oz) tomato puree Kitchen Bouquet (darkening agent) 5-6 lbs of fresh, raw shrimp/peeled 1 lg carton of “jumbo lump” crabmeat 3 (14oz) Hillshire sausage (or one of your favorite) diced or sliced to [...]

Lemon Capellini

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN The original recipe for this dish is by Ina Garten. The link we found is as follows: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-capellini-3742575 LEMON CAPELLINI I paired this with the lemon chicken, but, I have been using this recipe for years and it goes with just about any meat/fish.  I love pasta anyhow, and this just kicks [...]

Roasted Lemon Chicken

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN The original recipe for this dish is by Ina Garten and the link we found it on is as follows. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/skillet-roasted-lemon-chicken-3517965 ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN Ingredients: 2 tsp of fresh thyme 1 tsp whole fennel seeds Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper 1/3 cup good olive oil 1 Lemon halved and sliced [...]

Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

The Papa's Kitchen CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO CHEESECAKE CRUST: 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs (10 crackers) 5 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon FILLING: 5 oz of bittersweet chocolate 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee or you can use instant coffee 1 ¾ pound of cream cheese - - at room temperature [...]

Being Productive in Every Season

We recently purchased our first Hydroponics garden. It came equipped with all the stuff we needed for it to produce a lot of good fruit. I thought all we had to do is keep the water level up and put in some fertilizer once in a while. Being first-time hydro farmers is realizing our countertop [...]