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Duvel

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  1. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Lazy evening - put some burgers on the grill …
  2. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    It depends … Now, if there would be a picture of the progress of your ongoing hot dog hollapalooza (including, but not limited to the appropriate Mai Tai pairings), I would gladly take time to assess both of your burning questions … 🤞
  3. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Or - from your standpoint - rather the opposite ☺️
  4. A bit of thyme I wouldn’t mind at all, but more herbs would distract from the onion/beef theme for me as well …
  5. Onion action starts at 6:50 min …
  6. Well … if any recipe based on caramelizing onions is your idea of rushing 😝 Applying the cognac to the cook who hast to stir every few minutes seems to be the better deal …
  7. I use what you would call “yellow onions” … I also don’t think you’ll miss the stronger alcohols, but I think white wine gives a nice, complex, tart undertone. But again: what is it you’d call a disastrous outcome ? What would you like to improve ? Texture, flavor, the “oomph” ? Just some help where you want to steer …
  8. It’s all in … the cook. Edit: I have never used vermouth. I usually put whatever white wine i have open. Could add some brandy next time, though …
  9. I honestly think it doesn’t matter as long as you get them caramelized and soft. If they are too thin you might generate some stringy onions that will need longer softening in the cooking process later (with the stock). Thicker ones just need longer to caramelize. if you need a number: 1 mm …
  10. Not fully sure what can go wrong - can you specify ? Soup lacking texture, body, flavor (which flavor), ..? Chop the onions (I’d lean towards the thinner side, but it doesn’t really matter). Sweat in oil & butter until caramelized. Adjust sweetness with a bit of (brown) sugar, if required. Dust with flower, add some white wine (if you like) and some really decent beef stock. Salt. Cook for maybe 1h, so you can still feel the onions, bit there is no stringy bits left. Soup should be viscous by now. Adjust saltyness, sweetness should be well rounded now. Do your fancy stuff with roasted bread & cheese or eat directly …
  11. I’d question that choice …
  12. I'd say that "shelf" is pretty much a placeholder for a circulation vent. I also agree on your assessment that installation should be straightforward, as it is pretty much a contained unit, that you have to fix onto the wall and plug in. So ... let's go for it 🤗
  13. I remember … was more meant as a joke for the non-silkie initated 😜
  14. I'd say the whole chicken is just one big bruise ...
  15. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Thanks, @Ann_T ! I preheat for about 25 min to min. 450 oC, measured at the left far corner of the Ooni. I then turn down the flames in order to avoid premature charring and cook in about 75 sec. …
  16. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    I returned from my parents in the early afternoon with the little one … and my father, who will spend a few days with us while my mom gets better from her cold (it was her idea, to keep him & the little one entertained 😉) … After a round of minigolf, we quickly returned to our weekly schedule: Pizza & Movie night. Today I restarted the Ooni outdoor season. A necessary, yet seldomly pictured state of the kitchen … Fire in the hole ! Mushroom & fuet … Capers, olives & anchovies … Tuna & onions … Sweet ham, mushrooms & mozz … No complaints whatsoever 🤗 Cheers !
  17. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    I used canned. For the sweet & sour profile I find that canned fruits (with a bit of extra sugar) work just fine … That being said, we do get fresh lychees here, seemingly when there is a season somewhere. They pop up for 3-4 weeks and then are gone again.
  18. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Yes, it’s the first picture. Normally, beer duck would call for cubes of konjac jelly. But I know my parents do not care for the texture, so I added potatoes which fit in nicely …
  19. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Little one spend the last week with my parents in Northern Germany. They were supposed to bring him back today and stay over the weekend, but unfortunately my mom developed a nasty cold (luckily not that kind), so I drove up today to pick him up. Caveat: my father asked for Chinese food for their weekend at our place, so I had all ingredients already purchased. Sooo … I cooked in the afternoon, bagged everything up and doubled as a delivery service. Some starters prepared to be last minute didn’t make their appearance, but my parents enjoyed and finished everything 🤗 Sichuan beer duck, double cooked pork, (kinda) Yangzhou fried rice, lychee shrimp and loo’ed chicken wings & quail eggs. Plus a cooks treat after cooking, driving and eating …
  20. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Ok … I just need to ask: how do you skewer that cauliflower and make thin slices out of it ..?!
  21. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Nice - exactly my type of comfort food 🤗
  22. It doesn’t. Either you keep the sides free at “the top” or you leave maybe 10 cm free between the top and the ceiling. I use the latter, as I had the ventilation installed inside a cupboard. You pull out the base to activate the hood. The exhaust is at the very top - you can see a light shadow/reflection from the metal “pipe”. Please ignore the messy kitchen …
  23. I use a Siemens iQ300 model, similar to this one (my one is not sold anymore): Siemens LC67BHM50 iQ300 Dunstabzugshaube/Wandhaube / 60 cm / LED-Beleuchtung / touchControl / Metall | Dunstabzugshauben | Haushalt | Monbeck I had it installed together with the kitchen, but you can order online (see above, also at Amazon, etc.) and ask a contractor ...
  24. Duvel

    Dinner 2022

    Ok, I get that. They had veal shanks (whole) on offer and I had the butcher cut mine into four pieces. The piece pictured might be from the upper end (so larger diameter bone), and had some shrinkage on the meat. I think it was maybe 2.5” “high” (bone & meat before cooking). It had overall a smaller diameter than - let’s say - beef shanks …
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