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  1. 41 minutes ago, Duvel said:

    Heading out tonight to the Augustiner Bierkeller





    Dinner was: Wiener Schnitzel mit Bratkartoffeln and a mixed plate with roasted duck, Haxe, braised suckling pig and a Nuremberg sausage …



    And of course the beer - fresh from wooden barrels !



    Chase by a Williams pear Schnaps !



    As the sign says „The world will rather end badly before a Bavarian will die of thirst“




    No complaints !

    Ive not been to Munich for a few years now - I really need to go back 

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  2. Tonight we had butter chicken. This is a big family favourite when we go out for Indian, eldest kitchen porter often asks to order two. 

    I’ve tried a lot of different home recipes, lots have been nice but ultimately none really tasted quite like the ones at our favourite restaurants. 

    Until now that is…


    I decided to have a go at the serious eats pressure cooked version tonight. It’s a lot simpler than most recipes I’ve made so wasn’t sure how it would turn out.


    The answer is that it’s bloody perfect! Has a really nice tang to it and that great balance of creamy richness with spice and a little heat. 100% I’ll do this again. 


    Chicken thighs done under the broiler then charred a touch with the blowtorch to give a bit of tandoori flavour. 


    The finished article - even passed the “kitchen porter test”, both boys loving it and going back for seconds. 

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  3. 7 hours ago, KennethT said:

    Last batch of kapitan chicken curry. I'm very happy with the curry, but my prata recipe needs work so I'm happy we finally finished all the ones I made (I make them in batches of 4 meals for 2 people).







    This looks great @KennethT  


    do you have a recipe for the curry?

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    5 minutes ago, Anna N said:

    To me it is a very simple and economical dish that is put together  quickly and left to do it own thing. As soon as you start fancying it up like this it becomes something entirely different. I am not saying it is not good, I am saying it is not traditional. 

    Yeah I get that, but have you read the recipe? The hot pot is simply lamb dusted with flour, softened onions and sliced potatoes. It’s the very epitome of a traditional hot pot! 

  5. 7 minutes ago, Anna N said:

    Sounds like a fabulous dish but it's as far from a traditional Lancashire Hotpot as one can possibly get. 

    why do you say that? The presentation is a bit fancy but the hot pot part of the  dish is very normal. 


    7 minutes ago, Dejah said:

    Good to have approval from @&roidfrom Manchester. And my friend who lived in Lancashire also gave his thumbs up ❤️


    I might have mentioned this on here before but we love hot pot so much we had it for the main course of our wedding meal at Northcote. It was spectacular. 

    This is the recipe which nigel howarth took the final banquet of great British menu: 


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  7. 2 hours ago, Dejah said:

    @Ann_T I am pleased with the yellow curry powder and Vadouvan spice blend from Silk Road, and as @Okanagancook mentioned, QUICK to ship out.
    I have the spices for curry, and an English friends shared his recipe, so I will have to try and mix my own as well.
    To not over-do the spices for a couple of days, I made Lancashire Hot Pot for supper. Saw a mention of it in eGullet somewhere, may be in Ladies Who Lunch? So I looked up a recipe, and it was perfect as the Polar Vortex settled over Manitoba! It warmed the kitchen AND my belly!

    Once prepped and into the oven, it was perfect so I could continue sorting and cleaning out my pantry!








    Nothing better than a hot pot when the weather turns nasty. Looks a great example @Dejah

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  8. Next up, browning the onions and spices for the brown rice:



    The trick with this is to take them to a very, very dark point. More than you’d probably want to eat on their own as it gives the finished dish a lovely deep flavour. 

    spice mix is cumin, cardamom, caraway, cassia, cloves and star anise with a grating of jaggery goor to take the caramelisation even further. E4FF1593-F4AA-406B-B437-7291A474925F.thumb.jpeg.ab932d13301f24b2b8e1d4a659ca4d40.jpeg

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  9. On the trip back up north from my parents over Christmas the author of this book was on the radio talking about how he’d come to write it. Was a really interesting history lesson about a topic I’d previously known very little of. His enthusiasm for food is infectious. Before he’d even finished the interview I’d summoned a copy from Amazon. 

    It’s a beautiful book, well written and a combination of history and recipes that I really enjoy. 

    I’ve made a couple of dishes from it which were very nice. Today we have a couple of friends coming over so I’m doing the following:


    chicken in an almond gravy


    prawns in a spicy tomato sauce


    parsi brown rice


    Starting off with a really slowly darkened masala spice mix - the kitchen smells amazing, I’ve really enjoyed watching the transformation of onions, garlic and ginger into a deep, spicy paste. 


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  10. Loving it, @rotuts


    seeing those chickens on the grill really gives an idea of the scale of it - what a beast!


    Looking forward to hearing about the salmon - I still have a cold smoked side on my list of things to try. 

    What are the overall impressions now the society has had some time to get to know the monster?

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  11. 1 hour ago, Katie Meadow said:

    That's why oxtails are nice too for long cooking: great flavor stock, tender meat.

    Indeed. And I’d add cheeks to that too - they really hold their structure and moisture well despite the lack of bone. 

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  12. 6 hours ago, Anna N said:

    I must say that looks and sounds fabulous. I love your addition of Lancashire and dolcelatte cheeses. 

    There’s nothing that can’t be made better with a dollop of cheese (or two!). 

    The soup was really quick and easy too, perfect weeknight supper. 

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  13. Nigel Slater’s cream of onion soup for dinner tonight. This recipe popped up in the paper this weekend and immediately grabbed my attention - as much as I love a nice dark French onion soup, I almost prefer the soothing, silkiness of a white version. 

    I tweaked the recipe a little to add some cheese - crumbled a little creamy Lancashire in before blending then dropped a few blobs of dolcelatte on top to serve. 



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  14. On 1/20/2023 at 6:27 AM, ChefChrisYoung said:

    WiFi isn’t on the current roadmap. Based on my experience with Joule and ChefSteps, WiFi is incredibly costly for the company to maintain and provide customer support. Every router is a snowflake, and users often have them configured in ways that don’t reliably work

    That’s really interesting - as a naive end user I’d kind of assumed Wi-Fi would be simple to implement. Clearly not!


    What sort of range can we expect between the probe and the base unit (assuming the probe is inside a kamado)? Would it work with the base unit about 5-10m away indoors? 

    Matter is interesting too - our house is chock full of Apple TVs so this might work well. Is HomeKit support a thought?

  15. Steak night date night yesterday. Mrs roid found a beautiful looking ribeye at the butchers so we had this with a radicchio and blue cheese salad, some tomatoes with a made up kind of salsa verde and onions cooked in the dripping from the beef. 

    The meat was really nice and fatty so I went for a very hot, hard cook. This gave a great crust and was a nice contrast to the low and slow/reverse sear methods I’ve been favouring lately. 

    The “kind of salsa verde” was made of what I found in the fridge - cilantro, mint, nocellara olives, gherkins, pickled Turkish chillies and red wine vinegar. 

    Nice bottle of claret to wash it down. 


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  16. 9 hours ago, Okanagancook said:

    @&roidyour stuffed squash looks delicious.  I was curious as I have not seen Delica squash here in Western Canada.  We tend to grow Kabocha squash which are related to Delica…there are no strips on the Kabocha.  Both supposedly have a good nutty taste.  I really enjoy Kabochas.  https://specialtyproduce.com/produce/Delica_Winter_Squash_18579.php
    Thanks for sharing.

    I reckon this recipe would work really well with lots of types. Something quite dense like a kabocha would be perfect. Can’t recommend the method highly enough if you’re a pumpkin lover. 

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