Portraits of Scotty
All photographs of food herein are cooked and plated by myself unless otherwise noted.
The best ramen I have made to date with pork tenderloin, ramen, soy sauce/mirin/sake soft boiled egg, cucumber, and mushroom!
Homemade sausage, squash and parsley stuffed ravioli drizzled with a tarragon brown butter sauce.
Lobster tacos - Macaroni Bar chef Sergio Mattoscio, Montreal, QC.
Fried shrimp - Macaroni Bar chef Sergio Mattoscio, Montreal, QC.
Mexican crusted tofu tacos with mango chutney and red cabbage slaw.
Great Slave lake deep fried Cod - Bullocks, Yellowknife, NT.
Vietnamese pork sausage and shrimp take out - Pho Gold Train Express, Vancouver, BC.
Pumpkin, chorizo and arugula pizza.
Lobster and pea fettuccine Alfredo with a side of pomegranate salad.
Shrimp and asparagus risotto.
Egg pappardelle with clam sauce and parsley.
Beer roasted rabbit with thin beet chips and thai chillies.
Moscato raspberry sabayon.
Pan-fried pork chop with honey glazed carrots and a spinach and chive mash.
The essential ingredients to my homemade chicken stock.
Guacamole: sometimes you don't need to go crazy. As the dictum from most food shows states , "less is more". Pure humble fresh ingredients tossed in olive oil and freshly ground salt and pepper. A little squeeze of lemon for acidity.
Salmon tartar amuse-bouche with capers.
Red pepper and baked egg galette from the Jerusalem cookbook. www.amazon.ca.
Best Cappuccino you will ever have in Montreal, QC - Olimpico Cafe.
Tofu, beet and fennel whole wheat pizza drizzled with honey and garnished with green onions and roasted garlic.
Surf n Turf my way: filet mignon, oysters, and an arugula salad with shaved lemon zest with balsamic glaze.
Seared scallops atop a fresh avocado cream with arugula and baby tomato salad.
A close up if you will of an Italian classic: Peperonata.
Rebecca's fragrant shrimp curry with thai basil and rice.
My first attempt at banana bread: chocolate chips, cranberries, chai seeds.
Shell pasta mac n cheese with pancetta, burnt bread crumbs, and dill.
Healthy living: cod, baby tomatoes, rapini, capers, cured black olives.
For Easter, I always crave lamb, just the way I was brought up. Rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes, rapini, and these cute little cucumber rolls I made with a cherry tomato slaw and balscamic vinegar caviar.
Smoked salmon croustini with smoked salmon infused cream cheese, red onion jelly and dill.
Cappuccino made right from Itsuki Coffee Factory in Miyajima, JP.
Beastly affogato from Itsuki Coffee Factory in Miyajima, JP.
Takoyaki from the famous Dōtonbori food district in Osaka.
Black sulphur hard-boiled eggs from the volcanic vents of Owakudani in Hakone, JP. Fun fact: supposed to be 20% more umami than regular hard-boiled eggs.
Raw salmon salad with an agrume vinaigrette, green onion, avocado, sesame seeds and balsamic vingegar caviar.
Sourdough toast with egg scramble, ricotta, chives, cantaloupe and a black tea.
Casserole of broccoli penne with anchovies and bread crumbs.
Penne primavera with whatever ingreadients were found that day.
The best sourdough pepperoni and mushroom pizza. Added a touch of chili oil to make this even better.
Tuscan beef with scallops.
Best chickn n waffles I've ever had at Chewies Smoke & Oyster Bar in Kitsilano, BC.
Amazing old-fashioned from Murrieta's Bar & Grill in Calgary, AB.
Seared ahi tuna with a citrus vinagrette, minced chillies, carrots atop a bed of avocado, mango, and wild rice.
Poutine with my favourite smoked meat from Montreal.
Hearty breakfast for a hearty day. Sourdough toast, smashed avocado with maple glazed ham, fried egg, cherry tomatoes and an espresso.
Salmon fillet with a medley of fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, dill, capers, onion and garlic.
Italian mac n cheese called orecchiette with classic slice cheese.
Ingredients for vegetable stock before it hits the pot!