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Steve Irby

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  1. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Tonight's dinner was deboned chicken thighs stuffed with fresh chorizo sausage and topped with a jalapeno cream sauce. A couple of nights ago we had salmon seasoned with a spice blend including fennel, cumin, guajillo, cardamom, and cinnamon cooked over apple slices. Served with escarole dressed with a pear and champagne vinaigrette. We were given a prime rib roast at Thanksgiving that I sliced into steaks. The darn thing would have been way too fat as a roast but the steaks were unbelievable. And you could have knocked me over with a feather when Iwas told it was from QVC!
  2. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    More pork than people! 10# dressed roast for 8 people plus the turkey. I have a chamber vacuum bagger to keep the love alive.
  3. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    In keeping with the not-to-traditional route I served a porchetta roast along side more traditional turkey. I bought a primal cut from from a local Vietnamese grocer and sectioned out the belly and loin. The roast was terrific! Dinner included the white cheddar cauliflower gratin Anna N linked to and a terrific pear bread pudding from Lidia's Table. The bread pudding Early week meal from breaking down the primal cut And a few photos from the start of the process.
  4. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    I found a small sirloin steak in the frosty recesses of my freezer and decided to mince and grill as a kofte kebab. Served with a reasonable facsimile of a greek salad and grilled shrimp.
  5. Mississippi Delta Tamales

    Here's a few photo's from a recent trip through the MS Delta following the Tamale Trail -https://www.southernfoodways.org/interview/hot-tamales-the-mississippi-delta/ .
  6. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Trying to expand my okra repertoire. Fresh okra, corn and poblano pepper sauted until "al dente" with tasso/poblano cream sauce. Served over jasmine rice with a smoked chicken thigh and fresh tomatoes.
  7. Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

    We've been getting really delicious, fresh corn the past couple of weeks. Makes the decision for dinner real easy. I cooked the first ear and added it to batter for the Mexican cornbread.
  8. Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

    I checked my triglycerides mid-week and they were only moderately elevated. I felt kind of bad for passing up the PopEyes Fried Chicken earlier so I prepared a nice dinner of fried oysters and catfish with a greek wannabe salad to bring the cholesterol levels into historic ranges. Our cat was evaluating a slightly larger box at the same time and ultimately decided the previous box was fine. Tonight was a little home cooking Italian style -mushroom ravioli with ricotta and baby bella's. Last week I made a green casunziei with vidalia onion, ricotta and potato filling. I going to prepare a stuffed pasta tri-fecta for a derby party next weekend.
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

    Really looks tasty. lots of nice char as a base. Were the greens a second trip into the oven?
  10. Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

    Somebody didn't finish their vegetables in that second photo
  11. Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

    Great oysters today prepped a few ways. My brother-in-law was in town and I always try to have oysters in one form or the other. I thought grilled oysters would be safe given the time of year so lunch was grilled oysters with a few other dishes from a great Vietnamese grocer. Gulf Coast oysters can be all over the place taste wise but the oysters today were primo-salty and fat with that mineral taste. Prepped three ways for lunch loosely on the style of Rockefeller, Casino and Drago. Lunch morphed into dinner with the oyster'straight off the shell, suck-em down.
  12. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    After a rough week on the road, lined with chain restaurants, it was nice to be home and eat a little home cooking. I made a Greek style salad last night with really good Romanian feta. Tonight was a combination of a prepped food from the freezer which included sausage stuffed SV chicken thighs, homemade andouille sausage and with a fresh KC strip. Buttery pommes anna and a simple romaine to accompany.
  14. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    Guanciale wrapped turkey tenderloin and chicken skin wrapped around a tarragon chicken sausage. I used meat glue and sous vide in the prep of both items. A quick pan fry and finished in the oven. I was going to cook them over the weekend but ran out of steam late yesterday. Served with the usual culprits plus pan charred fresh vidalia onions. Topped with a simple tarragon infused cream sauce.
  15. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    I bought the Campari's at WD on Sunday and they were $3.49/#. Definitely on the high side but the other four types/brands were not in the best of shape. I had my heart set on a greek salad that night so I bit the bullet bought them. The salad was great and the tomato premium turned out to be worth it.