A Word On Food

Elotes Asados

Jul 11, 2020

ELOTES ASADOS

Norman Van Aken ©, All Rights Reserved

For a simpler preparation you can use store bought mayo but the addition of a spoonful or pureed chipotles en adobo (out of can from the store) are a nice, smoky-spicy addition.

Yield: This makes enough for 8 ears of corn

For the mayonnaise:

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 Cup canola or grapeseed oil

½ Cup extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground

½ teaspoon kosher salt

Robert is Here

Jul 4, 2020

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FULL MOON FISH SANDWICH, ‘FULL MOON SALOON’ Norman and Justin Van Aken © All rights reserved. “My Key West Kitchen" No sandwich in the history of Key West was consumed by more drunks on premise than this one. No sandwich saved more people from a certain, potentially lethal, hangover. Essentially it is a fresh as can be fish sandwich but smothered in cheese and mushrooms. This bar from whence the sandwich was wrought survived during the most ‘party til you drop’ years of a very substantial partying town.

Iced Tea

Jun 13, 2020

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Crayfish

Jun 6, 2020

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The Metric System

May 30, 2020

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The Meat Pickers

May 16, 2020

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Slow Foods

May 9, 2020

PORK HAVANA, KEY WEST STYLE

Source: “MY KEY WEST KITCHEN”, Norman & Justin Van Aken ©, 2012

Yield: Serves 4

2 sour oranges, cut in half

2 oranges, cut in half

4 limes, cut in half

1/2 cup pure olive oil, plus more for searing

8 whole black peppercorns, bruised

2 bay leaves, broken

6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced, plus 3 cloves, peeled and cut into studs

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

One 4-bone rack of pork (about 3 1/2 to 4 pounds)

Cafeteria Foods

May 2, 2020

Last Suppers

Apr 25, 2020

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Comfort Foods

Apr 18, 2020

TURRÓN STUDDED CHILLED CHOCOLATE BROWNIES                                                                         

© 2016 All Rights Reserved by Norman & Janet Van Aken

Yield: 1 9” x 9” baking dish/About 12 Brownies cut 2 1/2 inches by 3 inches

For the Brownies:

4 ounces unsalted butter

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (65%), chopped fine

2 ounces virgin coconut oil

1 1/2 Cups granulated sugar

3 ea. eggs, large

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

8 ounces all-purpose flour

Home, Cooking

Apr 11, 2020

CORNMEAL-RYE WAFFLES

© 2010, All Rights Reserved Norman Van Aken & Justin Van Aken, “My Key West Kitchen”

Yield: 5 ½ Cups Batter

2 Cups cornmeal

¾ Cups whole rye flour

¼ Cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons kosher salt

¼ teaspoon mace, optional

3 Cups buttermilk

2 large eggs

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Put the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and stir well to combine.

Spice Rubs

Mar 28, 2020

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ESCABECHE SPICE RUB

Norman Van Aken, © 2019

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