Saturday, April 2, 2016

Chez Buddha - Seafood Boil

In the winter seasons, hot pot gatherings seem to be the norm at Chez Buddha, but what about the summer seasons?  How about some seafood boil?

Years ago, we had a test run of crab pot with Colleen & Marv of 604 Munchies.  Last year, we huddled with Seto-San, MomJ and the Little Lee's for some clam bake.  This time, we gathered up the same gang from last year along with our friends visiting from Taiwan (Mr. & Mrs. Skipper) for some seafood boil.

I wasn't really allowed in the busy kitchen, but I managed to snap a photo of the spot prawns waiting to be steamed...


To start, Buddha Boy made his version of the famous Phnom Penh Butter & Garlic Wings 牛油蒜蓉雞翼 with NO MSG!!!  He thought these didn't quite turn out the way he wanted, but everyone else seemed to be enjoying it.
P.S. We also had some tater tots to start...but I forgot to take the pictures.

Mr. & Mrs. Skipper showered us with a few bags of Marlin Fish Balls 旗魚魚丸 from Kaohsiung.  Since Buddha Boy had his fryer on, we immediately cut up a pack of the fish balls and split their ways between frying and steaming.  Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Skipper for pampering us with the wonderful treat!!!  ♥♥♥

After hearing from Buddha Boy that Mr. Skipper loves barbecue pork ribs, Mr. Little Lee wanted to show our captain the best way of having ribs.  Thank you Little Lee's for spending time prepping and smoking all the Smoked Pork Ribs!!!  ♥♥♥

The star of the night...Seafood Platter!!!  We had two trays and each had a mix of spot prawns, clams, mussels, scallops, farmer sausages, potatoes, corn and dungeness crab.

Due to my temporary dietary restrictions, I was not able to eat a lot of the seafood, so Buddha Boy and I picked up a dozen fresh oysters from The Lobster Man in Granville Island and made them into Steamed Oysters with Garlic 蒜蓉蒸生蠔.  Thank you Seto-san for shucking the oysters!!!  ♥♥♥

With mostly fresh seafood, we kept the dipping sauces simple...
house mix of Chinese-style hot sauce
house mix of soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, cilantro, garlic
Trader Joe's Seafood Sauce
Bertolli Balsamic Vinegar
Marshall's Haute Sauce (Ghost Chili & Apple)

Color-matching dinnerware with 50/50 alcoholics vs. non-alcoholics...what a fun night! Good company!  Good food!  Good times!  Couldn't have asked for more!  ♥♥♥


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