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Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

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Nice, @sartoric. I had to Google gochujang, but that was a good idea. I liked it a lot but felt that it needed some zing. 

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A dinner from Diana Henry's Simple.  Cod with a crab & herb crust, roast potatoes with chili, mint & preserved lemon, and broccoli with harissa & cilantro gremolata. Loved the fish and the crème fraîche watercress sauce with shallot and capers. Love the potatoes.

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The broccoli with harissa isn't a good pairing with this - plain broccoli, asparagus or sugar snap peas would be better. However, I made the harissa dish this AM with roasted broccolini and wanted to compare with steamed while I still had the harissa butter and gremolata. I much prefer the roasted broccolini over steamed in this dish.

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With all my things still in boxes and new house in utter chaos, cooking is on hold for a few days.

 

 

So, dinner last night was in a nearby Chinese fast food place. Roast pork and cabbage over rice.

 

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Not exactly gourmet, but tasty enough and filling.


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11 hours ago, Ann_T said:

 

@liamsaunt, Beautifully cooked.  Your steak looks great on your board. 

 

 

Thanks!  I love the boards.  I'll be using the big one this weekend.  Massive antipasto planned :-)

 

Tonight, sort of baja style fish tacos

 

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Spent most of my afternoon making burritos for the freezer for Chris's lunch, so anything complicated for dinner was out of the question. Made him a steak sandwich with peppers and onions and cheese, wrapped and warmed in the oven since he was working late and I had a Bacon Buttermilk Pancake English muffin with some tea because I just wasnt in the mood for food. Muffin is very tasty, might get more for the freezer!
 

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On 4/22/2017 at 3:38 AM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I am ashamed.  "That imperfect quarter of dark" is me and my iPad.

 

 

That's like the renaissance artist painting himself into the scene. Next time a little more face please.


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On 4/23/2017 at 10:06 AM, Shelby said:

It was cold here yesterday so that called for red beans, andouille sausage and rice with cornbread and collard greens from the garden.

 

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The most comfortable of comfort food.

 

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Tonight:

 

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Lightly grilled hamachi, CSO roast potatoes, asparagus hollandaise Piment d'Espelette.  Ciabatta.  Good bread provides one sustenance from looking at it.

 

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11 hours ago, liuzhou said:

With all my things still in boxes and new house in utter chaos, cooking is on hold for a few days.

 

 

So, dinner last night was in a nearby Chinese fast food place. Roast pork and cabbage over rice.

 

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Not exactly gourmet, but tasty enough and filling.

 

I think I spied a kitchen :)  It looks like a nice place!

 

Is the place you ate someplace you've been before or is it a new one?

 

Spaghetti night

 

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35 minutes ago, Shelby said:

I think I spied a kitchen :)  It looks like a nice place!

 

Is the place you ate someplace you've been before or is it a new one?

 


Yes, there is a brief glimpse of the kitchen in the video. It's not a great video - cell phone job. My real camera is in a box somewhere! I'll post more when I have finally  unpacked - probably around Christmas!

 

I haven't eaten in that particular fast food place before, but they are all much the same. Usually simple dishes like that served over rice. I very seldom use them, though.

 

The problem with Chinese restaurants is that they are nearly always not geared to solo diners or even couples. The Chinese like to eat in groups and that is where the money is for most restaurants. The fast food and noodle shops are really the only alternative. When I was eating lunch the day before in the noodle,shop (see lunch thread), every table was occupied by one solo eater.


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Thanks @Norm Matthews....tonight's dinner will be tacos instead of poor man's stew which has been pushed to lunch in about 30 minutes.  I do love tacos especially if I have enough chili lime hot sauce and cheese to go on them (no lettuce - too expensive right now).

 

@Shelby can I come visit?  I really want some good fried chicken and Johhnybird does not allow frying in the house.  Most of the places around here deep fry but yours looks like a shallow fry in a cast iron skillet.  I keep trying to get to Hotel Chalfonte in Cape May when we are down the shore but keep missing them....

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Flat Iron Steak, mushrooms, honey glazed cipollini onions, IP mashed potatoes and green onions, fresh green peppercorn sauce and broccoli...last two not on the plate yet!  The steak was cooked for one minute a side in my carbon steel pan then put in a 400F oven for about 7 minutes then rested for 7 minutes.....recipe from Taste and Technique.  The steak almost looks like it was sous vide.  Very tender.  Grass fed beef.

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Call me a broken record - here's more Indian.

Eggplant and tomato curry, steamed rice, kale curry, chapatis, vegetable sambar, mint raita, tomato chutney, lime pickle.

 

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 Today I was watching some food TV and the chef was preparing lamb in various ways. My mouth was watering for a bit of lamb but I knew that my freezer was unlikely to reach out and meet my need.  But apparently my yen for some lamb travelled a very long distance and just around lunchtime a fairy godmother arrived with two racks of lamb ribs (or what I was raised to call breast of lamb). So nothing like a rack of lamb but very much like a slab of pork ribs.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Season them with nothing but salt and pepper and slow roast them for 3 to 4 hours before adding some colour on my tiny Japanese grill.

 

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Perfect!

 

Should anyone feel a need, out of concern for my health, to note that lamb ribs do not constitute a balanced diet, rest assured that these ribs were balanced by two glasses of perfectly adequate wine (whether it was red or white shall remain a confidence between me and my four walls).

 

 

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Spag Bol's.  A week night easy.

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Anna, I have a couple of packs of lamb ribs in the freezer.  I usually smoke them but yours look delicious.  They are so darn fatty.  Did you do anything with the coupious amount of fat given off?

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Green Chile Chicken with Seasoned Rice and Spicy Black Beans

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45 minutes ago, scubadoo97 said:

Anna, I have a couple of packs of lamb ribs in the freezer.  I usually smoke them but yours look delicious.  They are so darn fatty.  Did you do anything with the coupious amount of fat given off?

 I ditched it.  Lamb fat is about the only fat that I can find no use for! 

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I got way too much hake in my fish share yesterday, so tonight we had fish and chips.  I fried all of the fish yesterday--it was still really crispy after a reheat in a hot oven on a wire rack this evening.

 

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I went shopping for dinner late in the afternoon and looked for something that would not take a lot of time.  I ended up getting an Italian style roast that I just had to microwave.  I should have got one and seasoned it myself. I do have an instant pot now and didn't have to worry about  the time but it turned out OK. I served it on some pasta and with some roasted asparagus over bernaise sauce.

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I am on the road and will be in the Cincy area for 5 days.  My wife grew up here and missed Cincinnati Chili, so I make it for her based on the CI recipe. But I have never had the real thing until tonight.  Skyline is probably the most famous but many reviewers and my brother-in-law say it's not that good.  So I went to a place near where I am staying that got great reviews for their chili.  Meh.  Mine is so much better!  Maybe I will try Skyline tomorrow but if what I had is supposedly so much better, I can't say I'm excited about it.

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Tonight:

 

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Late* weeknight work dinner:  leftover Bugialli based sauce but with more tomato paste and parsley.  Would I had known of Bugialli in my youth...but of course he wasn't writing then.

 

Followed by last night's ciabatta and ammoniacal bits of ancient cheeses, the kind that makes the driest red wine taste sweet.

 

 

*or early, depending on how you interpret 12:00 am.

 

 

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Deb and I both like corned beef, so when it was on sale for St Patty's, I went all in. I took a flat cut out of the freezer the other day and last night we had it for dinner. The potatoes were a little over cooked to my taste, but this is the way Deb likes them. The corned beef, water to cover, cider vinegar, bay leaves, spice packet and a good quarter cup of Crystal hot sauce were in the instant pot for 90 minutes at high pressure with natural release. It went into a warm oven wrapped in foil. The potatoes, carrots and cabbage went into the pot with the same "juice" for 10 minutes at high pressure with natural release. The leftover sliced corned beef, potatoes and carrots went with Deb to work for lunch (she will not heat cabbage in the micro at work), and we have a nice piece of beef leftover for sandwiches.

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21 hours ago, suzilightning said:

Thanks @Norm Matthews....tonight's dinner will be tacos instead of poor man's stew which has been pushed to lunch in about 30 minutes.  I do love tacos especially if I have enough chili lime hot sauce and cheese to go on them (no lettuce - too expensive right now).

 

@Shelby can I come visit?  I really want some good fried chicken and Johhnybird does not allow frying in the house.  Most of the places around here deep fry but yours looks like a shallow fry in a cast iron skillet.  I keep trying to get to Hotel Chalfonte in Cape May when we are down the shore but keep missing them....

Yes, I always use the cast iron with an inch or so of oil :)  You're right, it's the best way :) 

 

I copied @HungryChris and his salad last night.  I have a lot of veggies that need using and we also had some leftover steak and fried chicken.

 

 I bought a couple of artichokes at the store the other day (apologies to people that live in places where the fresh artichokes probably look a lot better than the ones I can get here in Kansas).  I was in like 3rd or 4th grade I think, living clear up in the mountains, when we went to a party at someones house.  They had steamed artichokes.  SO exotic to me.  They showed me how to take a leaf off, dip it in butter and scrape the leaf with my teeth to get the good stuff off.  I was in heaven.  I got chased away from the table because it was supposed to be a treat for the adults and I was hogging it all lol.  Anyway,  Ronnie had never had a fresh one before, only the canned kind (which he does not like) so I thought I'd make one to see what he thought.  Perfect to go with salad night.  I did them in the IP--details on that thread.  

 

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