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Confessions of a Chef’s Wife: Part V: .Shellfish -- I’m Scared!! Let’s Dive In! PART 1
One magical winter, THE CASE appeared in our freezer. We had an entire case of Alaskan King Crab Legs for the eating at whim. Dad hauled some frozen goods for a seafood company and they gave him a case for us at home. That was the most magical winter ever.
Confessions of a Chef’s Wife A Blog Series by Leslee McGowan Part IV: Big Knife for a Big Man...
I couldn’t believe it! $150 on a knife? You’ve got to be kidding me. (As a side note, I thought nothing of dropping $50 on a moisturizer that lasts a month…but please, people, wrinkles last a lifetime...so that’s another story.) I think we had been dating a month when Rob bought his super fancy Chef’s knife. I had no idea how much they cost but being in the new girlfriend role, I decided to keep my mouth shut (sort of). But now I understand. You know why? You really only need one knife in the kitchen but it had better be a good one….and it’s going to cost you. Bring your checkbook.
Confessions of a Chef’s Wife Part III: Let’s Get Down and Dirty McGowan-Style
Now let’s take a little lesson out of the French Rustic Cooking Playbook for a moment. French country cooking methods were developed because the French needed to use what they had and it wasn’t always the best or the freshest. Rustic French cooking uses braising and stewing methods and marinades to get the most out of tough meats and non-animal proteins. Usually, you can save some bucks using tougher cuts of meat that will cook up tender and delicious with the right methods.
Confessions of a Chef’s Wife A Blog Series by Leslee McGowan Part II: Whole Food Shortcuts: Real-Food, Real-Fast
Hi McG & S Fans!!! So to continue the story...I met Rob the old-fashioned way -- at a dive bar in Milwaukee. It seems right if you know us and if you don’t yet know us, it will explain everything! After dating for three months, we moved to San Diego, where we were spoiled with fresh produce and seafood year-round. I was also spoiled by my built-in chef. But life took over and eventually I had to pitch in, cook for us and try to keep up with Chef Rob.
Confessions of a Chef’s Wife: A Blog Series by Leslee McGowan
Oftentimes, I find myself commiserating with other moms about our hectic schedules; the trials and tribulations of keeping all the balls in the air at once. You know the drill…work, yard, house, always running to some practice, game, appointment, blah blah blah. Don’t even try to think about jamming in a little fun time for yourself!
Yes, We’re Open!

 

In the wake of COVID-19 and social distancing, McGowan & Sons remains open to provide fresh, nutritious seafood to the Northwest Indiana community. Food is essential, and we are proud to continue to support the wellness and safety of our customers.

As a grocer, we understand that safety is alw...

3 Meals in Just Minutes

3 meals in just minutes with McGowan and Sons

Simple Savory Salmon and Asparagus Packets  

Ingredients

  •        5-7 fresh salmon fillets
  •        Lemon juice or lemon pepper
  •        5-7 teaspoons minced garlic
  •        1 stick of butter divided for each fillet
  •        2 lbs. of trimmed asparagus
  •        Salt and pepper

Instructions

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5 Reasons to Order Our Lunch Today
When your stomach rumbles at work and the limp salad in your lunch box doesn’t appeal, what can you do? Don’t work through it or eat something uninspiring. You deserve a midday boost!
5 Reasons to Join Our Cooking Class
Do you wish you had more skills in the kitchen? Cooking is an important, healthy life skill that many adults could improve. If you are lacking in the cooking department, what are you waiting for? Sign up for some cooking classes with Chef Rob! Cooking class is useful and fun. You can eat and drink while you sharpen your skills!
Boost Your Health with Fish

 

Fish is a delicious dish! Besides the savory, delectable taste, the best thing about consuming fish is that it is one of the healthiest foods on earth. In fact, The American Heart Association advises that Americans should consume at least 2 servings of fish per week (heart.org). Fish is heart-h...