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Lunch! What'd ya have? (Late 2016–Early 2017)

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Confusion cuisine without apology. Pickled herring tidbits and nanjing saltwater duck on roggenbrot washed down with straight-from-the-freezer Taffel Akvavit. Let the season begin. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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@Anna N  

 

aside from the 

 

Akvavit

 

nice.  I have fond memories , as i've mentioned before

 

of the Danish Import House  , in Toronto  , now  sadly long gone

 

best Danish Open Faced Sandwiches  on the Street Floor

 

and the Once a Month  Down Stairs 

 

the   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smörgåsbord

 

as vile as that stuff is to me ,  maybe 1 AM  everybody thougt I and my wife needed what  Dill ? Caraway ?

 

fine time for all   esp  the Old Viking Songs  ....

 

but however , you seem to have presented the Stuff Very Well !

 

PS  how is Tiger ?

 

 

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Made a small excursion to get some fresh gulf U-10 - 12 shrimp that were on sale. I also found fresh local oysters fo 75 Cent each. My future has brightened!

Deb's reward will be baked stuffed shrimp tonight. I chose a more immediate gratification as mine. A little cicchetti lunch complete with a glass of  World at Large, a local APA (the minute hand was pointing at 5, that counts, right?). 

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47 minutes ago, rotuts said:

@Anna N  

 

aside from the 

 

Akvavit

 

nice.  I have fond memories , as i've mentioned before

 

of the Danish Import House  , in Toronto  , now  sadly long gone

 

best Danish Open Faced Sandwiches  on the Street Floor

 

and the Once a Month  Down Stairs 

 

the   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smörgåsbord

 

as vile as that stuff is to me ,  maybe 1 AM  everybody thougt I and my wife needed what  Dill ? Caraway ?

 

fine time for all   esp  the Old Viking Songs  ....

 

but however , you seem to have presented the Stuff Very Well !

 

PS  how is Tiger ?

 

 

Yes so very many of us miss the Copenhagen Room in Toronto. Taffel akvavit is an acquired taste. I will happily give an update on Tiger in the OT forum.


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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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A Good Time had by All.

 

Im Pleased I had the experience.

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We're having steaks on the grill for lunch and I made deviled eggs...first time cutting them crosswise...they look plumper and hold more of the luscious yolk filling 

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I only went out to buy some flour. I wanted to start a loaf of bread and was low on bread flour. I also had to transfer some money to a friend who was helping me buy something - I had to pass the bank anyway.

 

Then I called her to let her know the transfer had taken place. Just as I was approaching my flour purveyor's premises my cell phone rang. Friend again.

 

"I'm hungry. Where are you?"

 

She came out to meet me and my quick flour buying jaunt turned into a four hour lunch and shopping trip.

 

She had left it up to me to choose the venue and I remembered a new place I had spotted recently. A restaurant specialising in the cuisine of China's Shaanxi province named 陕西老碗面 (shǎn xī lǎo wǎn miàn - literally Shaanxi old bowl noodles.)

It has been a beautiful day so we settled into chairs outside and ordered:

 

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尖椒皮蛋 (jiān jiāo pí dàn)

Preserved (century) eggs with red and green chillies and soy sauce

 

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洋葱木耳 (yáng cōng mù ěr)

Onion and wood ear fungus salad

 

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岐山臊子面 (qí shān sāo zi miàn)

Difficult to translate - my Chinese eating companion was baffled by the Chinese, too. Qishan is a city in Shaanxi. 臊子面 (sāo zi miàn) means something like shy person noodles. Unfortunately the first character can mean "smelling of urine" - not the meaning here! It was noodles in broth with finally chopped pork, tofu, egg, etc. Very good.

 

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羊肉饺子 (yáng ròu jiǎo zi)

Mutton/lamb dumplings

 

We also had some 普通肉夹馍 (pǔ tōng ròu jiá mò) - ordinary rou jia mo which we both somehow failed to photograph.

This feast cost us ¥81 (just under $12 USD or just over £9 GBP)

 

Then we went to buy my flour and she bought two hats They cost more than lunch!.


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Wow. You must be buying different bread flour.  This has never once happened to me when I buy flour.  

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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13 hours ago, Anna N said:

Wow. You must be buying different bread flour.  This has never once happened to me when I buy flour.  

 

It did get a little confusing at one point. As we were leaving the restaurant I mentioned that I still needed to buy flour. My dear friend misunderstood me and thought I wanted to buy flowers. We then spent a good five minutes at total cross purposes - me thinking of bread and her thinking of some romantic event on the horizon which I had failed to inform her of in advance.

 

Hitting the flour emporium, I requested my usual flour (they know me) while friend went wandering around looking to see what else they carry. She ended up with curry powder, Kewpie sweet mayonnaise (is there anything more disgusting?) and something else which my sensitive brain has blanked in desperate self-preservation. Thankfully, I am the cook in this relationship of friends. I love her dearly, but don't tell her rather large fiancé! (Actually he knows!) But I do dinner!


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These local oysters were on sale for 75 cent each and I got 18. After having the first 6 for lunch today, I wish I had bought twice that many. I may have to return for more and hope they are still on sale.

 

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And, they repourpose well!

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6 is barely enough for the WarmUp.

 

look plump and tasty

 

try a drop of green tabasco a 2 drops of lemon next time

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1 hour ago, HungryChris said:

These local oysters were on sale for 75 cent each and I got 18. After have the first 6 for lunch today, I wish I had bought twice that many. I may have to return for more and hope they are still on sale.

 

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And, they repourpose well!

HC

 

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Love the wreath!

 

Missed a trip to NOLA this week,with this damned crud that's laid me low. I'm down there in February, though. There will be oysters!

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@kayb

 Please feel free to enjoy whatever my share might've been.

 

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When life hands you lemons...   I went downstairs to the basement this morning to take care of some chores and discovered that my freezer door had not been properly closed.  I will spare you the photographs of that.   A few slices of a duck breast I rescued with some potatoes fried in its fat.  

 

 

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Ham and Swiss on a Biscuit with Horseradish Mustard

 

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Biscuit (leftover from Breakfast), sliced and smeared with Horseradish Mustard, used to sandwich a slice of Honey Ham and Baby Swiss, wrapped in a damp paper towel and nuked at 50% power for 35 seconds to warm the biscuit and melt the cheese.

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On December 9, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Anna N said:

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Confusion cuisine without apology. Pickled herring tidbits and nanjing saltwater duck on roggenbrot washed down with straight-from-the-freezer Taffel Akvavit. Let the season begin. 

What is nanjing saltwater duck if I may ask?

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4 hours ago, HungryChris said:

These local oysters were on sale for 75 cent each and I got 18. After have the first 6 for lunch today, I wish I had bought twice that many. I may have to return for more and hope they are still on sale.

 

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And, they repourpose well!

HC

 

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That wreath is so cool!

 

I throw my shells out in the road that leads to my driveway.  Then, the dogs quickly pick them up and drag them back on the porch.  Not sure why I bother.

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1 hour ago, chefmd said:

What is nanjing saltwater duck if I may ask?

It is a recipe from Dunlop's Land of Rice And Fishes. There are many iterations if you Google it. It is very interesting and very much less in your face than soy sauce duck. Basically you rub duck legs and breasts with a combination of salt and Sechuan peppercorns. This rests in the fridge for a few hours and in the meantime you make a broth that contains star anise, ginger, scallion, cassia bark, cloves and salt. That is brought to a boil and the duck submerged in it.  You cover it, bring it back to the boil and then take it off the heat and let it sit for 20 minutes.  This is repeated a couple of times. The duck is then drained, chilled and cut up. It is served cold. Don't totally trust my memory.  Look up a recipe. Dunlop suggests that it need not be confined to a Chinese style meal but can also be used in western sandwiches and salads.


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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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4 hours ago, Anna N said:

When life hands you lemons...   I went downstairs to the basement this morning to take care of some chores and discovered that my freezer door had not been properly closed.

 

Oh dear.  I can't click "Like this" on the sad freezer incident. I'm glad the duck could be saved....or savored.  It looks lovely.

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16 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

Oh dear.  I can't click "Like this" on the sad freezer incident. I'm glad the duck could be saved....or savored.  It looks lovely.

 

16 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

Oh dear.  I can't click "Like this" on the sad freezer incident. I'm glad the duck could be saved....or savored.  It looks lovely.

 We need a "like" button which gives one the opportunity to say EXCEPT FOR

a) the unfortunate incident

b) the scrapple

c) the eggplant

d) the oysters

you get the idea!   Perhaps the next software upgrade. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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5 hours ago, Shelby said:

I throw my shells out in the road that leads to my driveway.  Then, the dogs quickly pick them up and drag them back on the porch.  Not sure why I bother.

Shelby, I believe you mentioned a few weeks back that you had friends in the chicken egg business. I know that crushed oyster shells are a requirement for laying hens, to get nice thick egg shells. You might want to ask them if they have more interest in those shells than the dogs. Just a thought.:)

HC

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8 hours ago, kayb said:

Missed a trip to NOLA this week,with this damned crud that's laid me low. I'm down there in February, though. There will be oysters!

I believe I can speak for the majority and say we all want a full report!

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Repurposed dinner. Yorkshire puddings heated in the oven from cold, gravy heated in the MW, cold roast beef added, and then piled on the yorkie, followed by a sinus clearing smear of hot english mustard.

 

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11 hours ago, Anna N said:

 

 We need a "like" button which gives one the opportunity to say EXCEPT FOR

a) the unfortunate incident

b) the scrapple

c) the eggplant

d) the oysters

you get the idea!   Perhaps the next software upgrade. 

Things are just fine the way they are, Anna!

HC


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