This is what The Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen is all about! Eating well and not paying out the A-R-S doing it! I always get comments about the photo’s my wife and I post on all the top sharing sites. It seems that some think my recipes contradict the very idea I preach about; gourmet meals at a low budget wonder. But, I’m telling you folks it can be done very easily, and you don’t have to store up all of your coupons like all of those super moms that Groupon all the time.
Take these crab legs for example. These are called Santolla Reds, and most days they’re cheaper than Jumbo Shrimp. Here’s the really crazy thing… they are the size of King Crab legs! And, they look and taste just like them. To be completely honest, just a little bit saltier is all. So what… use unsalted butter and they are fantastic. I usually buy 4 to 5 lbs of these Santolla Red Crab Legs for under $40 bucks and it feeds my whole family, with left over’s. Try getting ½ a pound of King Crab Legs and a Baked Potato at any restaurant for under $26 dollars!
Budget those Threats
How about these Crawfish? Do you see the Budget price listed on the front of the carts in the pic above? It even got down to 99 cents a lbs shortly after I took this photo. Ironically, some guy on my Crawfish video freaked out on me, the other day, about it. He called me a liar and proclaimed in his well educated text, “no where is america its sold for 99 Cent per pound”. Shortly there after he threatened to come after me and get me evicted from my house when I proved to him they are. See for your self in the comment thread.
Budget and Save
Anyway, if you don’t budget and you’re paying top dollar for everything you are trying to cook at home, then you are either stuck on the wrong website or you are severely trying to learn. So if you haven’t closed out this blog yet and your still reading, and you truly want to know the trade secret to paying less, then whip out your note pad app and write this down: start talking to the chefs, start talking to the butchers, start talking to anybody and everyone that handles the service behind the refrigerated counters, AND(wait for it), MAKE NICE! Get in good with them; shit, flirt a little. It’s not going to hurt you. I’m telling you from experience and matter of factually, if you get in good with them, you’ll get in good with the prices and you will Budget and Save big!