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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston
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Living In: Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Fishing, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Baked Haddock, Tartar Sauce and Tomato Salad
Vegetable Medley I with Whole Wheat Gnocci and Lamb Chop
California Roll Prep
About this Cook
I grew up overseas so I have a diverse palette which allows me to try almost anything at least twice. I am a huge fan of Andrew Zimmern and would love to be on his show one day sampling fare from around the world; as long as its unusual/unique and is not an insect.
My favorite things to cook
Sushi/Sashimi, Steaks on the grill, fish dishes, BBQ Ribs (I start them in the crock-pot for 4-6 hours and finish them in the broiler), Dim Sum,
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookouts on the weekends: lobster, shrimp, steaks, portobello mushrooms, you name it. Whatever the menu is, they are prepared on the grill.
My cooking triumphs
Baking my first Lemon Meringue Pie at the age of 10. Matter of fact I could bake anything better then than I can now.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to smoke fresh caught rainbow trout in a cheap smoker. Whoopsie.
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Cajun Spiced Pork Chops
Great flavor, easy to prepare.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2011
Veggie Fajitas
Very Good. I love fajitas, but this recipe did not have much of a southwestern flare which I think a fajita should be. Since I did not have a fajita seasoning pakect, I used about a 1/4 tsp of red cayenne pepper, and approx 1/8-1/4 tsp of garlic salt, onion powder, paprika, ground sea salt, and ground roasted ancho chili powder. I also added an additional 1/2 tsp of lemon pepper after cooking the final 2 mintues in the instructions. For those that don't like spicy food, adding the additional spices did not make the hotness overbearing, likely due to the sour cream. Other condiments I served the fajitas with included store bought salsa, chopped tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese. Had I had an avocado I would have made guacamole. Oh, and for the spicy food lovers, I had a bottle of hot sauce on the table as well.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2011
Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Excellent scampi. I did not discard the marinade. Instead I cooked it in a pot till boiling, then reduced to simmer until the the shrimp was done on the grill. I layed the shrimp on a bed of whole wheat spaghetti, and drizzled with the heated marinade. Delicious. Thank you for sharing.

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2011

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