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Dinner! 2013 (Part 4)


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#541 ScottyBoy

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:02 PM

Been too long since I've posted. AMAZING stuff everyone! I haven't been using my smoker enough so... Baby backs, smoked maple beans, collards and mac n cheese. My roommates are spoiled.

 

Yeah... time to sleep...

 

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#542 basquecook

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

Hanging out solo with our daughter these last few nights.  My wife is out of town.. She was adamant in her request for buffalo wings.  Her favorite in town right now are at Dram Shop.  She always asks to stay home for dinner but, when I asked her two days ago, if she wanted to go out or stay home, she paused for a moment.  I detected a hint of doubt in my cooking abilities.  She said, well, how are you going to cook them?   Are they going to be the big pieces of chicken or the little wings?  My response said, I am going to cook them they way they do at Dram Shop.  She was also pretty concerned with the blue cheese dressing.  I made sure to make it two days in advance in order for the flavors to meld properly.. 

 

The morning of, i placed the wings in a brine of salt water.  

 

My built in deep fryer need oil so, I decided to go the old fashion way.  

 

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Flour the chicken.  I think it's important to let the wings sit for at least an hour with the flour on.  This way the flour becomes part of the skin.. Instead of an outer layer that all comes a part in one piece. 

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Blue cheese and vegetables. 

 

 

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Cooked them for around 7 minutes with the temp close to 400.  

 

They came out perfectly crispy, I tossed in sauce.. The first batch I got a little over zealous with the sauce.  I adjusted.  I cooked them 6 at a time which allowed us to eat them perfectly hot out of the fryer with each batch. 

 

I am not out of my mind, I just happened to have a small bag of chopped chives in my fridge left over from earlier this week. 

 

 

Wingers. 

 

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The result, better than dram shop on the wings, she felt my blue cheese dressing tasted more like blue cheese than Dram and she preferred it to taste more like sour cream.  Can't win them all. 


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#543 Norm Matthews

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

Looks great as does your kitchen.


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#544 Ann_T

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:39 AM

Basquecook, Great looking wings.   What sauce did you toss them with?

 

 

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#545 rotuts

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:44 AM

Yum to all of the above!



#546 basquecook

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:59 AM

I want to eat that steak dinner.

 

Thanks all.. The wings, were tossed in franks wing sauce with a pad of butter.  My favorite commercial buffalo wing sauce is from the anchor bar but, I haven't used that in years.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had zero calories in the contents.  Not that it was health food but, even still.  The Frank's wing sauce does taste different than their regular sauce.   


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#547 huiray

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:04 AM

It might be an idea to just simply go to this "Dram Shop" next time. Just a thought. :-) 

(What is this place?  This one?)


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#548 basquecook

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

That's the place.  It's a car ride and a whole process.. It wasn't too difficult and I am happier to be in the comfort of my home.  I got home at 6 and we were eating by 715. Not to mention, it was probably 50 dollars cheaper staying home.    With perhaps, 12 minutes of prep time. 


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#549 rotuts

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

50 dollars cheaper staying home

 

+ gas, your time, etc.

 

+ a Personal Beverage or 3



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

So many lovely meals posted here!

 

Time for me to catch up again! Haven't been making any thing new or special, just tried and true comfort food.

 

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Chicken Thigh and Carrots Braised in Sherry Vinegar Sauce with Buttered Corn

 

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Grilled Pork Steak and Black Beans with Pico De Gallo

 

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Panko Crusted Chicken Strips and Broccoli Florets with Asiago Garlic Cream Sauce

 

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Meat Loaf and buttered Carrots and Peas with Onions

 

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Pecan and Panko Crusted Chicken with Dijon Mustard Sauce, Broccoli Mornay with Panko, and Buttered Corn

 

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Grilled Montreal Steak Seasoned Beef Rib Eye and

 

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a salad of Spring Greens, Cucumber, Tomato, Mushroom, and Red Bell Pepper with Ranch Dressing

 

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Grilled Wings tossed in Sriracha Butter Sauce

 

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Meat Sauce on Spaghetti, topped with grated Asiago.

 


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#551 mm84321

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

I've made this once before. I liked it so much, I made it a second time. Poularde (fattened hen) is stuffed with a generous slice of pre-cooked foie gras, then cooked on the bone, sous vide for 1.5 hours at 65ºC. In the bag is beef consommé, truffle juice, a peel of preserved lemon, and a pinch of fleur de sel. The infusion of this flavor into the chicken is truly delicious. The sauce is perhaps one of the best chicken sauces I've tasted. Cook the carcass in beef consommé for an hour and a half, then add to a roux with a little truffle juice and the flesh of a preserved lemon. Cook until syrupy, pass, then add some whipped cream, and finish with foie gras butter (mix equal part cooked and sieved foie gras with softened butter). 

 

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#552 Panaderia Canadiense

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

OMG, why do I always end up following mm84321?

 

Beef stuff of some sort - I can't recall what exactly it was, just that it was really really tasty.

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A mushroom-fried take on Chicken and Taters

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Pomfret cooked in its own juices with applesauce and oranges, and of course the obligatory carrots

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And for dessert, an obscene amount of cheesecake, none of which I actually got to eat :hmmm: .

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

Elizabeth, the cheesecake is gorgeous, but other than the tangerine section and the strawberry slice, I don't recognize anything in it, except cream cheese. Is that a mango fruit topping? What type of seasoning is in the cheese? Inquiring minds and all that!
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

In the foreground is mandarine orange topping and large mandarine slices; in the midground with melon slices is strawberry-melon topping, and in the deep background with the black grapes is maracuyá passionfruit topping.  The cheese is quite neutral - it's a blend of gingered sugar with vanilla and three cheeses (I use mascarpone, cream, and ricotta).

 

Mangoes are not quite yet in season - the first of the ambassadors have just arrived, and the good mangoes for cheesecake topping will be at least another two or three weeks.  When I do have mango cheesecake, though, I tend to blend the pulp in with the cheese, then top with additional mango gelée.


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#555 rotuts

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

mm84321

 

stunning.  bet delicious.  but cant say unless you send as an attachment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Moderator note: This topic continues here, Dinner! 2013 (Part 5)]


Edited by Mjx, 28 September 2013 - 01:37 AM.
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