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Jan Primus

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  1. So I often marinate meat in a shallow dish in the fridge for just an hour or two...Is it necessary too cover the dish with plastic wrap? Is it about keeping the meat from drying out or absorbing flavours from other stuff in the fridge? TIA.
  2. With the BGE are you using indirect heat? If so, how many racks can you fit?
  3. It's in Canada, where the dollar is almost the same as the USA.
  4. I'm curious what is appropriate to tip on delivery food? Does it really need to be a % of the bill? What if the place charges $5 for delivery and it is not that far at all?
  5. Looks like I'll just stick with my plain Lodge cast iron pan...it's seasoned pretty nicely and I've just gotten used to dealing with it.
  6. Why do you feel the need for "pronounced grill marks"? It's not adding to the flavor (just cosmetics), and you'll probably make a better steak with a non-ridged cast iron pan... ← Good question...yes, I want the grill marks for looks. I just find a steak to be so much more appatizing with those cross-hatch marks. It may not taste better, but in my head it does.
  7. Thanks for the input guys...even though I'm more confused now=).
  8. I need a skillet primarily for steak that I can make pronounced grill marks with. I have heard that ridged cast iron skillets from lodge are a pain in the you-know-what to clean so that is not for me. The Le Creuset has some sort of coating and I'm wondering if it is easy to clean and leaves nice grill marks? I don't mind spending the extra $$ for this skillet since it should last forever.
  9. That looks great markk. This is what I did and it turned out excellent, duck breast is super easy. Slashed fat Salt & pepper Cooked fat side down in cast iron skillet medium heat for 6 mins Turned over, cooked on stovetop for another minute or two Into oven at 400 til meat reached 120 Rested for about 10 mins Cooked to perfection...thanks for the tips folks.
  10. Thank you...do you think I should use a cast iron skillet or non-stick? I figure not to add any oil or butter as the duck should release plenty of fat?
  11. Never prepared one, seen it done on the tele...here is what I plan to do let me know if there is anything I need to change...thanks. Slash fat (criss-cross pattern) Season salt & pepper...anything else recommended? Sear fat side down for 2-3 minutes on stove top medium high Turn over and put in oven at 400 til it reaches an internal temp of 120ish Let rest for about 5 minutes and slice it up.
  12. Hey folks, I could use a book with info on veg mainly in terms of proper storage, how long it's good for etc...not so much how its cooked...TIA.
  13. Jan. I think your instincts are correct. Cut the meat into a thick steak. Bring it to room temp and sear it on very high heat for one minute on a side. This makes for a wonderful steak. Tim ← This is exactly what I did...16oz slab brought to room temp, seared for about 1 minute per side on high heat on the Weber...cooked still under medium not bad at all.
  14. Oh I was way off I only have a 16oz slab plus about 16oz in two ribs. Thanks for the suggestion Nibor but I'm too lazy and lacking ingrediants for a sauce tonight.
  15. I have a good 24oz leftover slab from the weekend...not sure how to re-heat without overcooking it. It was orginally cooked between rare and med-rare. Thinking of searing it on the Q for a minute or two per side? Or in the oven low temp then cut into thin slices and prime on a bun?
  16. Well I left them on for a bit over an hour and they weren't really cooked enough imho.
  17. I have a prime rib in the oven right now, I wanna throw in some mini potatoes to cook with it at 325. Not sure how long, I've always done em in water before. They are about 1.5" diameter on average...was thinkin about an hour? TIA.
  18. If making Chili for tommorrow, should it cool down somewhat before if goes in the fridge? I've been told not to refridgerate hot food, but I really don't know. TIA...JP
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    Prime Rib

    What would be the rested temp here? Are you saying to do atleast a 4 bone roast?
  20. Thanks...I'm starting to find stuff now that I'm spelling it with one "L".
  21. Are there any recommended books out there with only chilli recipes? I love eating chilli at Mom's but have never made it myself...I'd like to get several recipes in one book to try, thanks.
  22. I have to agree with Bob on all counts. My preference is definately the 240 blade. There are many fine choices available (all from Japan), you'll probably love whatever you choose.
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    I ended up with the Mount Eden as per MKJR's suggestion and a Bordeaux that cost $90, both at the Summerhill location. I can't recall the name of the Bordeaux, just that it was a 96 vinatage...I choose it as per the advice of a helpful LCBO employee. They were both excellent. Thanks, I'm still open to suggestions for stuff that is good to go right now, usually $50 and under.
  24. Thanks for the replies....I will be taking it off from now on, just need practice. It was your pic Prawncracker that made me think to ask this question.
  25. Do you remove the silver skin and fat when prepping a rack of lamb? I've had trouble getting it off without taking some meat with it. TIA.
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