The Cooking To-Do List for 2015

The New Year is upon us and it’s time to make some plans for 2015. I’m not going to do anything stupid like promising to post every 5 days, because we all know that ain’t going to happen. But there are a few things I would like to cook or improve upon this year.  Basically, this is my cooking to-do list for 2015.
Grilled Halibut
For me this is going to be the year of the fish.  Over the years I have struggled with cooking fish.  Fish is very delicate meat that requires a lot of fineness and is not well suited for my bull in a china closet style. I’ve never been much of a fish eater either, so it will be an adventure trying different fish and finding ones that I like.  Then learning to cook it properly, and in one piece will be a challenge.  It should be a lot of fun though, and I might actually get a little healthier in process.
Grilled Lobster
Last year Cheryl asked me to make the Smoked Lobster from one of Myron Mixon’s cookbooks, well I never got around to it. Kind of like how she has never gotten around to washing my running shoes that have been sitting the garage for 6 months, but I digress.  She has now demanded that I make it for her birthday. Her birthday is March 25, so look for the Smoked Lobster Post or the I’m Getting Divorced post in early April.
I love tacos!  Rolled, fold, hard, soft they are all delicious.  With a plethora of Mexican restaurants here in Albuquerque I eat them all the time, I just never make them at home. This year I’m going to change that!
One of our best sandwiches ever, The Cubano!
Last year we made some great sandwiches, the Cubano and the pastrami on homemade rye, it was a delicious trend that I want to continue in 2015.  Cheryl will continue to bake beautiful loaves of bread, I’ll keep smoking the meat and we’ll make ever more spectacular sandwiches.
Just a few of my cookbooks
I have amassed quite a collection of cookbooks over the years.  I do consult them frequently for ideas and inspiration but I never quite follow the recipes.  I always have to put my own spin on it or take shortcuts.  This year, when I pick a recipe I’m going to stick to it, should be a good exercise in culinary discipline and I might actually learn something.
Along with my usual BBQ I think I’ve got plenty to work on this year. If there is something you would like to see me cook, just leave me a comment below.  If I use your suggestion I’ll give some free AlbuKirky Seasonings products.  Send me some suggestions and let get cooking!

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