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Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

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New Years Day 2018

 

Bizarrely for me, today I went vegetarian. Rest assured it was highly temporary and to placate a friend who is going through one of her food fad tantrums. Next week she will only be eating raw whale meat or something.

 

Anyway, dinner was more pleasant than I expected. Most vegetarian restaurants here like to recreate non-vegetarian dishes using vegetable substitutes. I can't figure why? If you want a steak, eat one. Don't make a pretend one!


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Don't know what half of it was, but it was OK. The "eggs" are sticky rice with a shell made from rice (somehow), I was told.

 

Then I went for a burger!


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New Year's Eve dinner:  Prime Rib was on sale at Smart and Final for $4.99/lb.  I'd never cooked one before, but the price was right and the meat looked good.  It was about 5.8 pounds, bone in, and didn't require me to trim any fat off.  The day before I cut the bones away, salted it and gave it a light dusting with herbs, tied the bones back and vacuum packed it.  I cooked it sous vide for 6 hours at 130F, patted dry, applied more herb rub and then browned it in the Breville Smart Oven Air on the super convection (airfry) mode at 480F for about 12 minutes, then sliced.  Served with roasted carrots in EVO and honey, salad and a few glasses of 2012 Moss Roxx Lodi Zinfandel.

 

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Not bad for a first attempt!:P

Seriously, wow.  You know how to cook meat.

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Green salad with avocado, tangerine, and leftover cooked chicken breast. Some white balsamic/tangerine juice for dressing. Much needed respite from carbs.

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New Year’s Day Dinner ~

 

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Black-eyed Peas in the form of Texas Caviar for luck in the new year!

 

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Prime Beef Ribeye with Pepper Jack Cheese, Onion and Horseradish Cream Sauce on a toasted Ciabatta Roll.


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All the traditions satisfied. Along with my urge for potato salad.

 

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The mustard greens, cooked in the IP,  were very nearly edible. I would not go so far as to call them good. I cook them because I'm afraid not to.

 

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Time to start the low carb diet!  Although I may indulge with a little bit of beer tonight as part of the taper9_9.   

 

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Further evidence of my commitment to healthy eating.  Roasted cauliflower, leek and potato soup.  I bumped the flavor profile up (judiciously) with a little cheddar and almost-streaky bacon.

 

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Roasted pork and cast iron blistered shishito peppers.  Peppers behaved and were mild and flavorful.  

 

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  • I've had a beautiful head of cauliflower flower waiting for this recipe:

Tonight's the night.

Sorry, can't get the link to work but it's White cheddar cauliflower gratin.

 


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In addition to leftover oxtails, there was also this:

 

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Spaghetti with leftover sugo from last night's dinner, dusted with pecorino cheese.

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Dinner tonight:

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Moulard duck breast with potato galette cooked in duck fat, and kumquat sauce... obligatory greens are spinach sauteed in duck fat.

 

This concludes the fancy cooking for the rest of the year!

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3 hours ago, Okanagancook said:

Not bad for a first attempt!:P

Seriously, wow.  You know how to cook meat.

 

Thanks!

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My first time ever for black-eyed peas! Decent provenance though:

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And they are so pretty soaking in the bowl! 

 

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And a very tasty result, from Rancho Gordo's website, the Black-Eyed Pea Stew, but I added some luscious homemade chicken stock I'd been keeping in the freezer and upped the vegetable content. 

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Happy New Year! 

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11 hours ago, mgaretz said:

New Year's Eve dinner:  Prime Rib was on sale at Smart and Final for $4.99/lb.  I'd never cooked one before, but the price was right and the meat looked good.  It was about 5.8 pounds, bone in, and didn't require me to trim any fat off.  The day before I cut the bones away, salted it and gave it a light dusting with herbs, tied the bones back and vacuum packed it.  I cooked it sous vide for 6 hours at 130F, patted dry, applied more herb rub and then browned it in the Breville Smart Oven Air on the super convection (airfry) mode at 480F for about 12 minutes, then sliced.  Served with roasted carrots in EVO and honey, salad and a few glasses of 2012 Moss Roxx Lodi Zinfandel.

 

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Mark - Mr. Kim gave me an Anova for Christmas.  I just showed him this and he is so excited.  We have a rib roast in the freezer and he's ready to brave the 14F temperature to go out the the shed freezer and unearth it!  Wow!

 

New Year’s Day dinner.  Cornbread and Scalloped Tomatoes:

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Ham, collards, black eyed peas, tomatoes and cornbread:

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28 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

Ham, collards, black eyed peas, tomatoes and cornbread

 

I'm just learning about this NY tradition and yours is so complete and looks so delicious! 

 

Also, have you shared your scalloped tomato recipe here? I think you have, but didn't find it with a search. 

 


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Pork loin tonight...

 

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Served with wild rice, Brussels sprouts, parsnip mash, and Maraschino cherries.  No bread.

 

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@mgaretz

 

outstanding find

 

and outstanding work.

 

and not too much fat !

 

as a curiosity  

 

what do the MeatPalers do w the Cap ?

 

take it home and SV it Id hope !

 

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Ramen. Homemade chicken broth with some ginger, garlic, soy sauce, mirin, rice wine vin, and miso. Roasted shiitake mushrooms, scallions, kimchi, pork belly, soft boiled eggs, chili oil, and furikake. 

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9 hours ago, FauxPas said:

 

I'm just learning about this NY tradition and yours is so complete and looks so delicious! 

 

Also, have you shared your scalloped tomato recipe here? I think you have, but didn't find it with a search. 

 

 

Here you go: Scalloped Tomatoes.

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My New Year's Day good luck dinner was corned beef & cabbage with boiled red rose potatoes and baby carrots. 

The beef was put into a slow cooker for most of the day. When it was done, I used the beef broth to boil a chopped head of cabbage, and in another pot, used the beef broth to boil the potatoes and carrots. Twenty minutes later dinner was ready. Easy peasy and delicious.

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@Toliver is entirely to blame for my dinner this evening.

Because one cannot open this book (Hog) without craving something porky. 

 

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Bacon butty with brown sauce. 


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Pan fried potatoes with chanterelles and Benton's bacon.  Oh so good!

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18 hours ago, FauxPas said:

 

I'm just learning about this NY tradition and yours is so complete and looks so delicious! 

 

Also, have you shared your scalloped tomato recipe here? I think you have, but didn't find it with a search. 

 

 

Got to have my collards and black-eyed peas on New Years.  Corn bread too.  Both parents and their families  spent time in Macon Ga 

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10 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Here you go: Scalloped Tomatoes.

 

Not too far from Vivian Howard's recipe for stewed tomatoes. Those babies, btw, are awesome with eggs baked in them. Over a layer of cheese grits in the bottom of a casserole dish, they're even awsome-er.

 

 

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