Bloody Mary

  • 1  part Chicaoji
  • 8 parts of your usual Bloody Mary recipe

A professional bartender and friend came up with this ratio. She said that most people have their own Bloody Mary recipe or they buy pre-made mix off the shelf. There isn’t really any point in trying to give people a recipe that they already have. She said with her beautiful North Carolina accent, “Just tell them to do their regular Bloody Mary thing using 8 parts of theirs and 1 part of yours.  They’ll figure it out.

This doesn’t really require much of an explanation.

Chicaoji Shrimp Sandwich With Avocado On Baguette

Noel McKeehan’s Recipe page is loaded with good ideas. Among them you will find the Chicaoji Shrimp Sandwich. Noel includes nice photo montage to illustrate his recipe. Simple and effective.

Quoting from Noel’s blog below:

I eat these for breakfast during the part of the year – May to September – when fresh caught Oregon cocktail shrimp are available.  The frozen ones available at other times are invariably a disappointment.

This creation came into existence via a time honored personal channel.  “The Voice” spoke to me.  It said something like, “…damn that Chicaoji is good.  I’ll bet it would be great mixed with some Best Foods mayonnaise (Julia Child specified Best Foods mayonnaise as the accompaniment to go with the Dungeness crab in the menu for her request for her last meal) and mixed with some shrimp.  It happened I was eating a baguette when the voice spoke these words, so it was natural that I would decide to put the mix on a baguette.  The avocado came about because I can’t eat anything without an avocado being part of it.

Chicaoji Shrimp Sandwich Ingredients:

  • Chicaoji
  • “Best Food” Mayonnaise
  • Fresh Oregon Shrimp
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Baguette

Preparation:

Mix some Chicaoji in a bowl with some mayonnaise.  Add the shrimp and mix.  Split the baguette and spread the shrimp mix on the bread.  Add slices of avocado.  Put the top piece of bread in place.  Stand back and admire your handy work.

When eating it have a salad fork at the ready to replace shrimp and avocado that squirt out the sides, and have lots of napkins.  A Bloody Mary is the official alcoholic accompaniment if you desire to indulge in such a thing.  See my youtube video on that subject to assure that the Bloody Mary meets offficial McKeehan standards for that drink. Or you can click on the Bloody Mary tab in this recipes section. The movie is more entertaining.

Rice Bowl (or other grains)

Chicaoji makes a simple bowl of rice or other grains into a meal. Goji berries and cacao are two of the highest antioxidant foods; apple cider vinegar has been touted since Hippocrates was filling out prescriptions; chilies just make life better; agave or maple syrup add some sweetness and Celtic Sea Salt is world famous for its micronutrients.

This is simplicity made manifest: filling, nutritious, and delicious. Complicate this or not with other ingredients.

Pineapple

From Joan of Port Townsend

Grilled slices of pineapple with Chicaoji and a squeeze of lime juice.

Pretty self explanatory!

Soup

A few drops of Chicaoji can make a bowl of water into nourishing soup;  a pleasant addition to any variation on “Stone Soup.” I don’t think it matters what kind of soup you have, a bit of Chicaoji can be a nice complement to the flavor.

Grilled pineapple

Peel pineapple and slice the whole fruit into “wheels”

Lay out pineapple on grill and brush/spread on the Chicaoji

Flip wheels and do the other side, if you want

Grill as long as desired (We like to blacken the pineapple a bit)

This makes a great cold snack for the next day

BBQ Sauce

from Tina A.

1 part Chicaoji + 2 parts blackberry jam (or raspberry) = the best BBQ sauce ever!