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July 2016 - Vol 7, Issue 7                
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Another Raving Fan
Chef Selwyn's Cooking Tip

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It is not my prerogative to publicly comment on politics or religion, yet lately I am wondering if there is something in the Kool-Aid. If the ones we choose to lead have no vision and clearly defined goals, then I am very worried for the next generation. We look at the United States of America that has proclaimed itself to be the greatest country on earth; oh what an example they have set for the rest of us. By all accounts Moses was an amazing leader, yet he could not lead the Israelites to the Promised Land! Leaders everywhere and at every level need to stop acting and reacting on EMOTION.

We need to understand that we're one race! We might have different ethnicities but it is the differences that make us unique. We all belong to the human race, and all of our lives matter.

Desiderata reminds us that, "we are children of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; we have a right to be here." It goes on to tell us, "Therefore be at peace with God, whatever we conceive Him to be."

1 Timothy 4:12 - Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

It is carnival time again! There is no shortage of fun festivals to attend this year: Caribbean Carnival, Jambana, Jerkfest, Palaver Festival and CariVaughan. 
Whatever you do, please be safe.

Wishing you an amazing stress-free week - encouraging you to pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Stay Blessed,


Chef Selwyn
President & Executive Chef
The Art of Catering Inc.

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Another Mouth Watering Recipe
Grilled Citrus Sirloins  
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons steak seasoning
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 - 1-1/2 pound sirloin steaks, trimmed

steak with sauce
1.  Place the orange juice, lime juice and vegetable oil in a large zip lock bag.  
2.  In a small bowl combine the steak seasoning, oregano and cumin.  
3.  Rub seasoning mixture on both sides of the steak.
4.  Any remaining seasoning can be added to the juice mixture in the zip lock bag.  
5.  Place the steaks in the bag and seal.  
6.  Refrigerate 1 hour.  
7.  Be sure to turn the bag a few times to marinate all sides of the steaks well.  
8.  Remove the steaks and discard the marinade.  
9.  Heat grill to medium high.  
10. Grill steaks 6-8 minutes on each side or until desired doneness is reached.
11. Can be served with some grilled lemon, lime or orange slices as a garnish.  


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The Secret For A Great Barbecue: Is It Really In The Sauce?

We have heard a ton of times that the secret for a great barbecue is in the sauce.  Well, it might be!  What is a barbecued chicken, a rack of barbecued ribs or a T-bone steak without an accompanying sauce? Well I am sure this can spark a debate among different schools of thought (or I should say barbecuing?)  about the need for sauce, but my own personal experience has led me to believe that the secret is in the sauce.  

Let me share with you four barbecue sauce recipes and you be the judge!

barbecue sauce on grill Simple Pork Barbecue Sauce
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
Hot sauce to taste
Rosemary (crumbled) to taste

Mix all ingredients together. A good brand of hot sauce for flavor is Grace Hot Pepper Sauce. Brush on pork spare ribs, steaks, or chops while barbecuing or baking.


Honey Tomato Barbecue Sauce
1 package taco seasoning
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, diced

Sauté onions in butter until soft, about 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients and simmer another 5 minutes. Adds a little "zing" to your chicken or meat on the grill.


bbq ribs Easy Barbecue Sauce  
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped onion

Mix together and cook over low heat 5 minutes. Easily doubled.


Barbecue Sauce with a Spicy Kick
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Dash of cayenne
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion salt
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons water
Red pepper
1/3 cup butter

Heat all ingredients, stirring frequently until butter is melted.

As I said before, you be the judge.  Pick the one that best suits your barbecue venture and enjoy!

Another Raving Fan
"Please be assured that the entire office staff and guests were all very impressed with the quality of the items prepared, the service and the presentation.  The professionalism displayed was indeed extraordinary.
We look forward to doing business with you in the future."
E. Bernard John, Head/Eastern Caribbean Liaison Service

Chef Selwyn's Cooking Tip
sauce and spoon Get The Most Out Of
Your Leftover Sauce  

Save leftover sauce in ice cube trays. When frozen, add to bag of same type of sauce cubes. Reheat and use for quick dishes.