Making the Perfect Pina Colada

Pina ColadaThe Best Pina Colada

Being served a dressed up Pina Colada is Awesome.  It’s refreshing and it makes you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere if you’re not already.  Making one your self can be fun, however, side fruit and umbrella’s aren’t really necessary.  By the time I get everything blended, I just want to drink it already.  So here is my version of the Pina Colada.

Pina Colada 101

First, it’s all about fresh Pineapple.  If you’re planning on using pineapple in a can, put it back, put it back!  I’ve been scoring fresh Pineapples lately for under 3 bucks, so there is no reason to make a crappy mug of dead pulp.  Besides, you will NEVER get enough flavor, or at least the flavor you are expecting out of a can of pineapple; and just so you know, I am never taking the credit for a recipe someone half ass followed.  That being said, follow these instructions to a “T” and your Pina Colada will kick ass!

Pina Colada IngredientsSecondly, you have got to find yourself a can of Coco Lopez.  They aren’t your average size cans and it can usually be found in 1 of 3 different locations of your grocery, if not your liquor store; Mexican, Asian or with the Mixers.  P.S., don’t ever buy the Pina Colada Mixer, it’s a mistake, trust me.  And, just in case you don’t know, Coco Lopez is Coconut Cream.  Be absolutely certain that you don’t confuse it with coconut milk because it isn’t anywhere close to the same thing.  Okay?

Now, that we’ve covered the important basics of the recipe let’s just dive right in shall we…

Pina Colada Ingredients:

1/3 of a fresh chopped Pineapple
2 cups Ice
½  cup Rum
1 1/4cup Pineapple Juice
½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream or Half and Half
3 oz Coconut Cream
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Combine and blend all of the ingredients together and add more ice, juice or rum as needed.  Ice is for the thickness, juice to thin it out and Rum just for fun! 😉  Then serve and enjoy your Pina colada!

Cheers

Homemade Guacamole

More, with Homemade Guacamole!

If you’re lucky, you’ve stumbled upon my recipe for Homemade Guacamole and not some other “plain Jane” Witch’s brew.  Even the most popular sites have a very mediocre version of what they think the recipe should be and they are missing the very thing that makes Homemade Guacamole exciting; FLAVOR!  You know the saying that sometimes less is more?  Well, in this case, more is more. That being said, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got all of the ingredients in the list below before you venture off to the kitchen to make this pot of gold.

Homemade Guacamole Ingredients:

4 Avocados
2 Chopped Garlic Cloves
1 Pinch of Fresh Cilantro
1 Chopped Jalapeno
2 Green Onions (Scallions)
1 tbs Bouillon
1 tbs Oregano
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Squeezed Lime

Mix all the ingredients together and add salt to taste.  If you like more of a kick, add some Cayenne or Paprika.  If you can control yourself, over night it in the refrigerator so that the Guacamole can marinate and it will really brings out a ton of flavor.  Just make sure that you cover your Homemade Guacamole so it doesn’t turn brown.

Steamed Smothered Salmon

Why should you learn How to cook Salmon?

If you are going to cook fish you better know How to cook Salmon. That’s what I decided anyway.  It seems to be a real crowd pleaser and anyone that likes fish seems to love a good Salmon. So why not learn a great way that’s easy to do and not only keeps the fish real moist and succulent, but also has an everlasting burst of flavor from the first bite to the last.

Now, How to Cook Salmon

My preparation for this dish is actually ironic.  A few simple things that are done in this recipe are very commonly used for other recipes similar to this one but I have since found that one of the main things I feel really sets this fish off is considered a huge faux pas amongst many other chefs.  What others consider a No-No I throw down a Hell Yeah when I cover my Salmon with CHEESE!  That’s right I said it…Mozzarella Cheese tops off this Salmon recipe after it’s steamed in a puddle of Onions, Bell Peppers, white wine and butter!  Then I add some fresh chopped Parsley, Bacon bits and then I broil it in the oven for 2 minutes to give it that blow torched burnt marshmallow look before I splash it with Balsamic Vinegar and cold sliced tomatoes.  Once that’s all done, it’s time to serve the best damn fish to my loving wife who can’t ever seem to get enough of me and my finger lickin’ cookin’!  Now if you feel like you can handle all that, then watch my do it yourself video below so you can learn How to cook Salmon yourself!

How to Cook Salmon Recipe

1 Salmon Fillet
1/2 Bell Pepper
1/2 Onion
1/2 cube butter
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup white wine
1 tbsp fresh or dried Parsley
2 tsp minced garlic
1 to 2 tbsp chopped Bacon or bits
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper Salmon to taste
Pinch of ceyenne pepper if you can stand it