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C. sapidus

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  1. Keith_W – Thanks! Your bivalves and taters look spectacular. By the way - plantains and black beans seem to be a common pairing in parts of Mexico and Central America. Speaking of which, I have been on a Mexican kick lately Peppered bay scallops – White onion, garlic, jalapenos, and black pepper, finished with mayonnaise. Green rice – Roasted Poblano chiles, garlic, white onion, spinach, flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, and chicken stock, pureed and cooked pilaf-style. Fried plantains
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    Breakfast! 2013

    Omelet with hard salami and feta cheese, fried plantains
  3. Scubadoo – Looking forward to the finished caldo verde! Keith – Beautiful ribs Pureed hearts of palm soup with chicken Rice with plantains and black beans
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    Breakfast! 2013

    Scrambled eggs with fried onions, jalapenos, wilted spinach, cilantro, S&P. Multigrain toast. I like taking a day off work! Even managed to replace the spark control module on our stove, so now all six burners work for the first time in, um, longer than I care to admit.
  5. Steve Irby, naguere, and Keith_W – Thank you very much for your kind words! And Keith – that chicken looks gorgeous! Steve - how did you like the falafel? Hi Kim – Sorry you were disappointed. The recipe you linked is a little different from the one in Into the Vietnamese Kitchen. Buy the book (highly recommended!) or try this link: http://www.francisfoodie.com/francisfoodie/tag/vietnamese-cookbook Speaking of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen . . . Pan-seared beef steaks (thit bo bit-tet, minus the appropriate marks): T-bone steaks, marinated with garlic, black pepper, Maggi sauce, and oil, and cooked on a cast-iron pan. Turned out nicely, although I prefer charcoal-grilled steaks. Mrs. C made black rice and salad.
  6. Chicken stir-fried with lemongrass and chile, from the ever-reliable Into the Vietnamese Kitchen. Red bell pepper, shallots, curry powder, fish sauce, cilantro, and simmered-down coconut milk made for a popular meal.
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    Breakfast! 2013

    Ann_T – fish cakes, poached egg, and hollandaise looks absolutely divine! huiray – your breakfasts look a lot like our dinners, but I wouldn’t complain Spaghetti with spicy sausage sauce – with butter, garlic, tomatoes, cayenne, and Parmesan cheese. I had planned this for last night’s dinner, but arrived home to find that Mrs. C had a meal ready to eat. Anyway, I had a taste for spicy sausage, and younger son was happy to help ensure no leftovers (even though it was his second breakfast).
  8. Ann_T – So glad you stopped by, the halibut and tomato/olive salsa looks/sounds fantastic. Dejah – Mmmm, lemongrass short ribs. You and your fresh green peppercorns. Soba – Spicy shrimp and boozy bread pudding, two of my favorite things. Patrick – Fascinating flavor combinations Crab and spinach quiche
  9. Kim - I love make-your-own sandwich dinners, for just the reasons that you stated. Baselerd - Butternut squash any way is one of my favorites, so I expect four ways would be four times as good (with shrimp a bonus). Speaking of sandwiches, younger son made pseudo-banh mi from tonight's dinner - garlicky oven-roasted chicken (ga ro ti), basmati rice, and unpictured salad. Mrs. C made the rice and salad dressing.
  10. Lawless Cooks – That looks and sounds delicious! Vietnamese tonight: Catfish simmered in caramel sauce, with black pepper, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, scallions, and bacon. The fish was simmered hard for nearly an hour, and emerged tender and delicate. Mrs. C, not a catfish fan, approved. Jasmine rice to go with. Pickled bean sprout salad: Mrs. C made this – bean sprouts, carrots, and scallions, quickly pickled in a brine of sugar, salt, vinegar, and water.
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    Breakfast! 2013

    This thread continues to inspire! Leftover potatoes fried with hot sauce, eggs, and Mexican oregano.
  12. Broccoli puree and carrot soup would hit the spot. Prawn – Thanks! Licking your iPhone voids the warranty . . . Pollo en escabeche, red chile rice with black beans, unpictured salad
  13. Tonight’s theme was garlic and red chile, slowly fried in olive oil. Shrimp with garlic and red chile, cumin, paprika, cayenne, S&P, and parsley. Served with spaghetti aio e oio and our usual salad. I will admit to licking the ridiculously compelling sauce off the plate.
  14. Thank you, Patrick. Your bean dishes, and Soba’s, are quite lovely. Antwaan – beautiful fish! Prawn – so do you like pork? Paul – That is a gorgeous picture Indian chicken with spinach (Saag murgh): Chicken marinated with garlic-ginger paste, yogurt, mint, fenugreek leaves, paprika, red pepper, garam masala, and nutmeg. The chicken was cooked with brown-fried onions and finished with milk and garam masala. Patak's hot mango chutney on top. Mixed vegetable pilaf with peas, carrots, fried onion, chiles, cumin, black cardamom, garam masala, coconut milk, and cilantro.
  15. Kim – Looks like it was shrimp night all around. Soba – I’m glad you didn’t run out of lentils, and your oysters had my mouth watering. Chipotle shrimp (camarones enchipotlados) – sauce of chipotles in adobo, tomatoes, garlic, and the ancho chile paste from earlier in the week (ancho, guajillo, and chipotle chiles, roasted garlic, cumin, cloves, Mexican oregano, black pepper, and chicken broth). These are the flavors that I crave – deep, complex, aromatic, and sneaky-hot. Red chile rice (arroz rojo) – with white onion, chicken broth, and more of the ancho chile paste. Jazzed-up refried beans from a can, our usual salad, and Mrs. C made guacamole.
  16. Chicken, lemongrass, and potato curry: Fried paste of lemongrass, ginger, and onions, flavored with curry powder, black pepper, and chile flakes, and then simmered in coconut milk and chicken stock. Served with store-bought ciabatta bread and an unpictured salad.
  17. Winter makes me crave dried Mexican chile sauces. Ancho-marinated roasted red snapper, Oaxacan-style: Sauce of roasted garlic, cumin, cloves, Mexican oregano, cider vinegar, sugar, and a mix of ancho, guajillo, and chipotle chiles. Garnished with sliced radish, cilantro and a sauce of the chile paste with chicken stock and sautéed onion rings. Arroz blanco: Our usual, with white onion, garlic, and chicken stock. Mrs. C made the unpictured salad.
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    Breakfast! 2013

    “With dried candied lemon peel.” It does have some lemon flavor, but not enough to be particularly noticeable against pasilla chile sauce. Queso fresco would have been my first choice . . .
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    Breakfast! 2013

    Kim – Nice morning bun! I gotta learn to bake some day . . . The kitchen was sorta empty this morning, but we did have pasilla and guajillo chiles, onion, garlic, Mexican oregano, eggs, and, um, lemon Stilton. That’s enough to approximate one of my favorite breakasts – Diana Kennedy’s huevos al albanil. Hit the spot – even without tortillas.
  20. ScottyBoy - looks good! Fried grated coconut with beef, with shallots, garlic, tamarind, coconut cream, brown sugar, coriander, and bay leaves Cucumber and pineapple pickle, with shallots, chiles, sugar, and lime juice Stir-fried vegetables with fermented black beans, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil Basmati rice
  21. Thank you, Kim Nyonya fish, cabbage and egg stir-fry, and coconut rice. The fish was steamed with ginger, pickled mustard greens, shredded black mushrooms, soy sauce, sesame oil, chicken stock, cilantro, scallions, and chiles. Will make again. Mrs. C had much of the prep done by the time I got home. I could get used to having a sous chef!
  22. I thought that was percyn's "egg" rule Dejah – Your Thai salmon cakes look fantastic! Have you tried steelhead trout instead of salmon? Steelhead is similar to salmon, but milder. Kim – I always like your salads, but Gorgonzola and spiced pecans sounds particularly good. I wish I could find some good half smokes around here! Butternut squash and sweet potato simmered in coconut milk – with cashews and flat-leaf coriander (again after the picture – doh!). I hit a few of the squash with a stick blender to enhance the coconut milk. Beef stewed with tomato, star anise, and lemongrass (Bo kho) – with five-spice powder, fish sauce, ginger, onion, bay leaf, brown sugar, fish sauce, and carrots. Garnished with flat-leaf coriander after picture time. Jasmine rice to go with.
  23. Patrick – Thank you! We haven’t made tortillas in a while, but one of the local Latino markets sells pretty good corn tortillas with no preservatives. They even puff up when we heat them over the flame. The taco recipe is from Rick Bayless’ Mexican Kitchen
  24. dcarch – Gorgeous! Tacos of creamy braised chard, potatoes, and poblanos (tacos de acelgas guisadas con crema), with white onion, Mexican oregano, thyme, chicken broth, and crème fraiche, topped with queso and Tapatio salsa Steamed corn tortillas and cowboy beans to accompany
  25. Dejah - Your lamb looks absolutely delicious, and I remain jealous that you can get fresh green peppercorns!
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