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Dinner! 2013 (Part 5)


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#421 Norm Matthews

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

I boned a chicken, except the wings, cut the pieces into chunks then prepared the dark meat for Japanese fried chicken  (soy sauce, sake, etc) and the white meat went into some buttermilk.  Later the dark meat was breaded with potato flour and the white meat breaded in seasoned flour and both were fried.  Meanwhile I made stock with the back and bones.  It isn't a very good picture but here it is with zucchini sauteed with tomatoes, garlic and basil.

 

That's ginger ale in the glass and the dish is a replica of the service they used on the Super Chief Santa Fe train which had a Southwestern route.

 

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#422 C. sapidus

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:55 PM

Beef kabobs with chimichurri – Marinated cubed strip steak in half of the chimichrri (two bunches of parsley, oregano, garlic, jalapenos, red chile flakes, and S&P, pureed with olive oil, vinegar, and lime juice). Charcoal-grilled kabobs to medium-rare and served with the remaining chimichurri.

 

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Cider-braised endive – with butter, thyme, S&P, and apple cider, cooked down to a glaze. This was remarkably good for minimal effort. Store-bought bread and leftover salad, with chimichurri as bread dip and salad dressing.

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

Emeril's Andouille/jalapenocornbread stuffed chicken leg wrapped in pastry with an Andouille Cream Sauce.  So good but very filling

 

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Roast Cornish Game Hen with spinach stuffed mushrooms and arugula ravioli

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#424 stephen129

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:46 PM

Thai Green Curry with chicken, purple aubergines and pineapple

 

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Nasi Goreng with shrimp, fried egg and kecap manis

 

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Fettuccine alla ragu

 

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Little gem wedge salad with shallots, anchovies and anchovy dressing 

 

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Slow cooked minted lamb curry, paratha, mint raita, lime pickle, mango chutney

 

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Spatchcocked chicken with homemade Peri Peri sauce and roasted onions

 
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Apple Charlotte with cinnamon and cream
 
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Asian style salmon with choi sum in chilli bean sauce

 
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Caribbean brown chicken stew with molasses, scotch bonnets and rum

 
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#425 heidih

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Welcome Stephen. I am completely on board with all your dishes.

Do you make your own green curry paste or use a prepared one? Also the Carib brown chicken stew intrigues me. I know some of the islands use a "burnt sugar" base as a flavoring and browning agent. How was the molasses incorporated, and did it just round out the flavors or is it a fairly sweet dish?
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#426 Anna N

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

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Rather an odd combination but when there's only yourself to please then you might as well please yourself!

Sous vide chuck tender with bottled horseradish and a Vietnamese roll and dipping sauce from lunch.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:21 PM

Hello!

 

It was a prepared one (and not a particularly good one if I'm completely honest, I had to do a lot of work to get the flavours to balance), I've never got round to making my own actually, I find the ingredients fairly expensive. Just a few sticks of lemon grass was £1.50 in the supermarket and the pre-made paste was £1.79 from an Asian supermarket.

 

I often make half-prepared food, for example I'll get a jar of curry sauce and 'pimp' it up with my own spices, flavourings etc. Other times as with the Peri Peri chicken and ragu I cook completely scratch. Depends how I'm feeling tbh. Although I like to go to the effort of making tasty food, I'm not the type to spend 8 hours putting together 8 separate components for one high end restaurant style dish. I like food that has a good taste to effort ratio, like a simple roast chicken with roasting juices mixed in chicken stock, white wine and a bit of marmalade for sweetness. 

 

When I say 'molasses' it wasn't the American style molasses which resembles British black treacle. It was a kind of dark brown sugar I had lying around in my house that called itself molasses. It was incorporated exactly like you mention. I just browned it off with the chicken at the start and then deglazed with rum. The dish overall is fairly sweet, it also has lime juice and lime zest in it. It's my own version of this recipe. I don't have a sweet tooth, so often find myself using sugar in my savoury dishes. I love fruit with meat for example.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:27 PM

I made Kenji Alt's turkey "porchetta" tonight. http://www.seriousea...?ref=box_latest

 

Breast butterflied, stuffed with sage/garlic/S&P, wrapped with turkey skin,  cooked SV then pan fried to crisp up the skin. Really good.

 

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#429 rotuts

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:03 PM

what time and temps on the T.Br?

 

I do this all the time in various ways but never 'pink'

 

have to give it a try.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:05 PM

140F three hours, then fried



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:08 PM

Stephen – Welcome to Dinner! I would be very happy eating at your house . . .

 

Smoke-grilled Buffalo wings – marinated with Tapatio salsa, lemon juice, garlic, oil, Worcestershire sauce, and S&P. Grilled with apple wood on the Egg; basted and sauced with a mix of melted butter, Tapatio, and Sriracha. Tossed with the sauce after picture time.

 

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Blue cheese dressing with jicama sticks (um, it was white - no picture  :rolleyes: ) - Blue cheese forced through a mesh and mixed with mayo, sour cream, minced onion, vinegar, S&P, and served with jicama sticks.
 

Roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic and an un-pictured salad, both courtesy of Mrs. C.

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

Looking good Bruce

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

recent 15 min dinner:

 

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Prime Foods FZ dumpling, bok choy, ck. stock, green onion, freshly grated ginger from FZ, chili oil.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:08 AM

Stephen, I would be happy with every one of your dinners.

 

Bruce,  Your wings look fantastic. 

 

Last night's dinner

 

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Grilled Baby Back Ribs , TBQ sauce and homemade fries.


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#435 mm84321

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

A farm just 15 minutes down the road from me is growing some delicious jerusalem artichokes. Tonight I cooked them en papillote, then finished with black truffle. Served with roasted poularde and New Zealand spinach (a variety I am growing) warmed in hazelnut oil.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:34 PM

Bruce... your wings... you're killing me...

 

Great food everyone, I hope to be back up and posting meals again soon



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

Ann that looks awesome. I've never tried this tbq sauce you speak of. Am I right in thinking it's a mustardy bbq sauce? Unfortunately in England, even London, there is a serious lack of good American barbecue, but I would definitely eat at your restaurant if you ever opened one up =). I love the idea of smoking my own food, salmon, brisket, sausage etc but I've never got round to it. I've read about liquid smoke, but I've never seen it in the UK. Does it impart a decent smokey flavour?

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:50 AM

Beautiful food everyone
Ann ribs and fries look delish
mm8 really nice prep on the chokes

#439 Panaderia Canadiense

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:34 AM

Amazing meals from everyone!  Here's the highlights of my past couple of weeks (when I'm not eating cuppa-noodles, that is…)  I am absolutely green with envy at the ingredients some of you can get your hands on….

 

Beef stews of some sort, over cheesy mashed potatoes.  Obligatory carrots.  The first two are estofado styles, and the third is a seco.

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Meat overload pizza on quinua-herb focaccia crust with Andina and Javierino cheeses.  This was excellent but so heavy it put all of us to sleep.

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Two presentations of Cazon de Leche, a type of shark that runs in our waters.  About this more in the Ecuadorian Fishery thread; the steaks were dredged in spiced flour, egged, coated in spiced breadcrumbs, and fried in the bare minimum of sunflower oil.

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Beef Teriyaki.  This one was really good.

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Ye olde standby of comfort food, meatloaf, with cheesy scalloped potatoes.

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And a sort of deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu re-imagined as a pasta sauce, using ground chicken and ham shreds in white-wine mushroom cream sauce.  It looks kind of like the cat's hangover, but it was delicious.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

Panaderia – Wow! Wow! Wowwww! I am speechless, except “wow!”

 

Mm – I think that is a historic dish. First time anyone has paired Jerusalem artichokes with black truffles.

 

Ann_t – great ribs.

 

Rotuts – very healthy 15 minute dinner.

 

Sapidus – you have done good with those wings.

 

Gfweb – turkey porchetta, what a great idea for the holidays.

 

Anna N – that is a perfect Sous vide chuck tender . Now everyone will run out and get a sous vide cooker.

 

Stephen129 – nice dishes to introduce yourself to this forum. Welcome!

 

Okanagancook – That is a very sophisticated stuffed chicken leg dish.

 

Basquecook – Delicious ravioli.

 

Huiray – your Tagliarelle with gorgonzola & walnuts is convincing me to go look for a recipe.

 

Nickrey – very delightful venison dish.

 

Franci – You will make Brooklyn famous with your fine cooking.

 

Shelby – Lucky you! I had pintail duck only one time.


 

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Yuzu oranges and calamondin oranges from my trees, and chrysanthemum greens from my yard.

 

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beef tenden chrysanthemum greens

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roast pork with cracklin skin, yuzu flavored

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#441 mm84321

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

Thanks dcarch, but I have seen the combo in the past. Bernard Pacaud, in particular, who does a veloute of jerusalem artichokes with scallops and black truffle, and similarly roasted with pigeon jus and chopped black truffle.

 

"Salade empereur"...basically poularde thighs and lobster with Caesar dressing..

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

dcarch, lovely meals as usual.

 

Regarding the tagliarelle w/ gorgonzola & walnuts - HEH.  Yes, there are various recipes out there, usually with tagliatelle or other relatively "wider" pastas or penne etc.  I do this in a manner patterned closely on what Tony Hanslits told me he did - unsalted butter, broken-up shelled walnuts tossed in the melted/heated butter, gorgonzola dolce (I use a generous amount), heavy/whipping cream (enough to keep everything together and add some "liquidity" but NOT the large amounts given in some recipes out there) (p.s.: half-and-half does not work properly, IMO), heat through/gently simmer to melt & meld, toss my al dente pasta in, stir around and fold in, serve and eat immediately.  I like the clear and straightforward taste of the simple combination of minimal ingredients. No scallions, no grated parmesan, no black pepper, i.e. nothing else.  At least that is what I do.  I know this might also come over as 'redundant' to some, but good quality ingredients (all) that I can get - within reason - affects the taste of this dish a lot.  I've tried it with cheap generic-supermarket-chain "gorgonzola" before and regretted it.


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#443 rotuts

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:14 PM

DInner tonight:

 

Turkey Burger w Breville'd Acorn Squash

 

Acorn Squash was sliced in 1/2, seeded then Micro'd until tender.  Cooled a bit, and scooped out.

 

flesh was placed on 1/4 sheet pan on parchment paper then 'Breville'd' under the BV broiler:

 

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to dry out a bit and add a little color.  Essence of burned parchment paper filled the cooking space.

 

Turkey Burger was saute'd with Sauer's Prime Roast Beef rub, deglazed with Eau d Tap w some butter:

 

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My Cat seems to have developed a late afternoon taste for TJ's lower shelf Chardonnay.  None left for the pan.

 

green onions, bit of butter on the Squash Sur la Plate and a few drops of TJ's Raw Blue Agave syrup.

 

Im a fan of Turkey Burger over beef.  

 

was quite good.  would have been 10 times better with the TJ's Chard. deglaze.  Have to keep and eye on the cat from now on.

 

No SV bags were used nor destroyed w tonight's dinner.   :huh:


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:03 PM

Whole Foods had strip steak on sale for $9.99/lb so I picked these that had really nice marbeling. Rubbed with a little sugar, salt and pepper for 18hrs and grilled over lump charcoal. Really happy with the results.image.jpg image.jpg
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#445 Anna N

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

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Shrimp coated in egg and milk and then in an equal mixture of flour and panko. Served with sriracha-spiked mayo.
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:30 PM

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#447 C. sapidus

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

Thanks, all, for the very kind comments.

 

I had plans for tonight, but Mrs. C was well-fed at her book club so I made guy food for younger son and I - spaghetti and meatballs with jazzed-up spaghetti sauce, and frozen peas with butter and thyme. Younger son was just as happy as if I had spent way more than 20 minutes on dinner . . .

 

Paul - that looks really good. What is it?  :laugh:


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#448 Anna N

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:39 PM

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Sous vide duck breast over stir-fried bok choy and shiitakes topped with crispy home-made shallots.
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:45 PM

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

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