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Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

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Unsure whether I broke any cardinal rules in the canons of orthodox chili making, but this came out pretty damn tasty. Using the last of my green peppers, the largest shallot I've ever seen, and a proprietary spice blend including caraway, cumin, coriander and the seductive, smokey, black cardamom.

 

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21 hours ago, mm84321 said:

Thanks! Those are in fact apricot kernels! I processed them in a spice grinder. The filling is comprised of the pumpkin lightly roasted/dried, mixed with an egg, the kernels, diced mostarda fruit (apricot/orange) and a ton of parmesan!

Silly question but don't apricot kernels contain a toxin that our bodies convert to cyanide? I had always heard warnings about the center pits, but Googling the kernels I get the same warning.

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21 minutes ago, Toliver said:

Silly question but don't apricot kernels contain a toxin that our bodies convert to cyanide? I had always heard warnings about the center pits, but Googling the kernels I get the same warning.

 

From what I understand, the kernels contain amygdalin, a compound comprised of cyanide bound with 2 other molecules that I currently do not recall. One certainly wouldn't want to consume those seeds in high doses, but they are great for amaretti! 

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5 hours ago, mm84321 said:

 

From what I understand, the kernels contain amygdalin, a compound comprised of cyanide bound with 2 other molecules that I currently do not recall. One certainly wouldn't want to consume those seeds in high doses, but they are great for amaretti! 

I did a quick search, and found a site that seems reputable.  I was thinking that you were right about a dangerous dose working out to be a lot of apricot pits, but I got curious about the exact numbers and wanted to double check.  The actual recommended max dose was a lot lower than I thought it would be.  3 pits for an adult as a one time exposure. 

 

https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/160427

 

Now that I think about it, I was confusing apricot and apple seeds.  You would have to eat around 200 apple seeds to get a dangerous dose. 

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The plan was for Korean BBQ rotisserie chicken, but rain at the last minute moved the event indoors. Kielbasa, Brussels sprouts and scalloped potatoes.

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Garlic shrimp. 

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Stuffed chicken thighs (used some bread/sausage stuffing from the freezer) which were roasted in the Cadco convection oven; rice pilau with garden peas from the freezer; some lovely oyster mushrooms scored at the last Farmer's Markets in Penticton last weekend simply fried in butter and a little gravy.

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Beautiful meals everyone.

 

Honey Garlic chicken sounds right up my alley - would love to hear more about the recipe!

 

 

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No pics but had roasted red, pink and yellow beets the other day

 

diced them cold and served with French feta, olive oil and a dash of salt 

 

Made fish sandwiches of  seared mahi on toasted Cuban bread 

 

it was a 3 star yum

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I often refrain from contributing to this thread as I simply neglect (not due to desire, but rather 3 hungry kids!) to take any pics...

 

But I will follow Scuba's lead and share the following tasty meal; Indian tofu and zuccini patties with a coconut cilantro chutney and seared red cabbage.

 

 

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Baguette with pleasant though otherwise unremarkable reheated steak with almost certainly the last of this year's tomatoes.

 

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 Comfort food. Orzo with ground beef and mushrooms. 

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Charred broccoli reubens.  The recipe was in my local paper on Wednesday and I figured "why not?"  We really liked them and I would make them again.  I have a cookbook with some broccoli sandwich recipes in it that I have been meaning to try (A Super Upsetting Book About Sandwiches) and now I am going to cook those too.

 

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9 minutes ago, liamsaunt said:

Charred broccoli reubens.

 I could definitely get behind that sandwich.

 

 Edited to add that I also have that book. 


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Pad woon sen . Heavy on the vegetables with a lightly smoky sauce.

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Last night the weather cooperated, so I managed to do my Korean BBQ rotisserie chicken on the grill and included leftover scalloped potatoes and some peas.

HC

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Planned over orzo with beef and mushrooms and a tomato salad. 

 


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