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  1. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    This was yesterday dinner, not a clue of what we are eating today beside a pizza😂 the neighbors suggested to buy a paleta from a friend, we got also fuet (absolutely delicious) and got as a present these picos, what a cool name. Duck breast definitely not d’Artagnan. For sure tonight some jamon. Edit to add:making some tofu, emergency food when I don’t know what to cook 😊
  2. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    It’s a fried food night. Fried artichokes, a few pieces of baccalà extra from making croquettas de bacalao, some shrimps chips just because my husband likes them. Salad, giant black bean from Rancho Gordon with tuna and a little plate of bruschette, eggplants.
  3. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    Pasta and baccalà
  4. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    In the mood for something fresh and light. Husband ate tu tuna raw, yellow tail is going to be dinner
  5. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    @Smithy, sure I don’t mind. I put the potatoes under the rack and the duck on top. I normally start only with the roast for the fist 20 minutes so the duck, chicken, whatever I am roasting gets a nice color and start dripping some fat (I also add a little bit of water or stock and also some wine sometimes at the bottom so the oil doesn’t burn and it doesn’t produce too much smoke). First 20 minutes at 410-420F, I take out the pan from the oven, carefully remove the rack with the help of a tong and add the potatoes shaking them well in the fat, put the roast back and lower the temperature to 4
  6. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    I did this time because I added the potatoes later toward the end of cooking so I just wanted to cook them faster...but I don’t think it’s actually necessary when I cook with a roast. The end result is more of a soft potato. Differently if I am cooking potatoes on their own on cast iron or blue steel. In that case, I always parboil drain well, dry with a towel or paper, preheat the pan, then add oil and potatoes and roast. Also with a roast I alway go with yellow potatoes and if I roast the potatoes on their own more often I use russet or Idaho.
  7. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    Yes! I use this very heavy roasting pan that I bought at Costco almost 20 years ago, I have a round rack that fits perfectly and it sits tall enough that potatoes have some room
  8. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    Roasted duck legs and potatoes, asparagus and salad
  9. Rest of the garden it’s in progress, ah btw, the husband read your comments, he said that I didn’t clarify that the raised beds do not have concrete at the bottom, it’s open to the soil. Anyway we got a dwarf Meyer lemon (which I do not like but they told me are the one doing better here) and a Persian lime. Plus a mango tree. The other day we also got a small bay leaf and a rosemary.
  10. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    I had some quinoa already cooked in the fridge but my mother in law has difficulties eating it, so I bake it. Also 2 duck leg confit, with potatoes and some sauté chicory
  11. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    Long time I didn’t make gnocchi and these came out just right
  12. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    my husband too...and it’s psychological, because if you cook just the outside doesn’t help, but after pulling a couple very long worms (from other fishes) I got a little squeamish. If we decide to redo the kitchen in a couple years, I am considering a blast chiller just for that
  13. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    Thank you, @JoNorvelleWalker. For my experience, the cooking it’s important but not as much as people think. It’s the tuna that makes the difference. This was freshly caught, more often we get the black fin than yellow fin because it’s more common...huge difference. And I’ve cooked my share of previously frozen tuna from supermarket...for some, no matter how careful I was with the cooking the result was mediocre. Some were better than others, you realize when you defrost 3 pieces and cook exactly at the same time and depending on the where in the fillet the particular piece come from or just c
  14. Franci

    Dinner 2021

    Yellowfin tuna
  15. Franci

    Lunch 2021

    Homemade cavatelli with zucchini, tuna and a spicy tomato sauce
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