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Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

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6 hours ago, kayb said:

Is that anything like nduja? I ordered some of that. I'm afraid of it. I'm not sure what to do with it.

 

 Do a search on eG.  We have found many ways to use it. 

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11 hours ago, kayb said:

 

Is that anything like nduja? I ordered some of that. I'm afraid of it. I'm not sure what to do with it.

 

I believe nduja is a salami from Calabria that is known for it's hot spiciness. Finocchiona is flavored with fennel and is not hot at all. I was so taken with it, that I took Italian lessons, so that I the next time we traveled to Italy, I could go to any deli and order it with confidence. The first time I pulled that off, was a truly empowering experience.

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3 hours ago, Anna N said:

 Do a search on eG.  We have found many ways to use it. 

Only thing I found was a thread on making nduja and other salamis. I've seen I can scramble it in with eggs, and crumble it and brown it to scatter over fish dishes. I'm contemplating putting it in a tortilla. My concern is that I may have gotten myself something that's entirely too hot for my tastes.

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Returned to Mambo Seafood today.

 

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Got the same dish as last time - Mixed Grill with Mambo Shrimp Rice and Grilled Vegetables.

 

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Chicken curry made with a commercial paste. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do when you are out of time and/or stamina.  It was actually very good.  And there is enough left over for at least two more meals. 

 

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 Leftover smothered pork chops, broccolini and grape tomatoes. 

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Lunch on Friday was a quick bite at the airport of Zhengzhou, China:

 

Liang Pi (cold flat rice noodles, doused with vinegar and sesame paste and a couple of herbs and spices), accompanied by Rou Jia Mo (griddled flat bread with braised meat filling, in this case donkey). Satisfying ...

 

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Yesterday's lunch - or better snack - at the fishing village of Tai O, Lantau Island:

 

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Red braised cuttlefish with a bit of the sweet & herbal braising liquid.

 

 

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Broccoli, Cheddar, Wild Rice Fritters from Smitten Kitchen Every Day.

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I used broccolini and Trader Joe's Brown Rice Medley with a handful of wild rice thrown in. Served with a kimchi mayo sauce (~ equal parts chopped kimchi & mayo) that I learned from @HungryChris
With the brown rice, they have a great crunchy on the outside/chewy on the inside texture. Should be a fun recipe to play around with different vegetables and rice/grain blends.

 

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 More cock-a-leekie soup.  It improves with age. 

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I want to thank @Anna N  for reminding me of Wasa. At one time it was always in my house, but when I moved to where we now live, it simply was not around and I stopped looking.

This morning, I was making the marinade for tonight's Korean BBQ chicken, and discovered that I had no sesame oil. I returned from a quick trip to remedy that problem with Wasa, as well. After tucking the trussed chickens into the marinade (and weeding and top dressing the asparagus bed), here is what I had for lunch: Wasa with a spread made from diced kimchi and cream cheese, topped with sliced marinated mushrooms, pickled onions and the last of an open growler of 8 Days A Week.

 

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This, I followed up with a second, topped with marinated sliced jalapeno.  I would be hard pressed to say which one I liked more.

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Good BBQ is hard to find in San Francisco and it doesn't seem as if the offerings at 4505 Burgers & BBQ match up to their reputation.

 

Beans were the best thing offered; I could make a meal of those alone. Nice balance of spice and sweetness.

 

Brisket was just "ok" and the chicken faintly redolent of smoke. Good coleslaw is exceedingly difficult to come by, and this batch had barely any interest. I might as well have been eating rabbit food. Pozole was fine.

 

BTW each of those plates cost about $11. Quantity isn't an issue (although B did remark "chicken looks skimpy" iirc), it has more to do with execution.

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Chicken noodle soup Liuzhou style.

 

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Tofu, reconstituted dried shiitake, 'white' chilli pepper.

 

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Mung bean sprouts and Chinese chives

 

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Fresh rice noodles

 

I had previously made a chicken stock and reserved the meat. So added the meat to the strained stock, added the above along with a tablespoon of white rice vinegar, salt and copious amounts of white pepper. 

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Put in mouth.


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Salad with Diced Ham, Shredded Cheese and Honey Mustard Dressing

 

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Unexpected lunch invitation today.

 

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The centrepiece is a whole big head carp (大头鱼 dà tóu yú) with pickled vegetable in broth. Soup and main in one.

 

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Lemon and garlic white bean hummus on wasa with marinated vegetables.

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Some moderately good, take out sushi and some sesame oil pan seared ahi tuna from Aldi. All washed down with a cold Dogs & Boats DIPA.

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Cheese and onion tartlet with a simple tomato, scallion and romaine salad. 

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Monkfish with sautéed cabbage and salsa verde.  Cabbage was very cheap and very fresh

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It's Saturday, but it feels like a week day since I've been working all day....

 

No time to get away for lunch, but my wife made Fish and Chips - I had Halibut fish and chips in  Alaska 11 years ago, so I love recreating that.

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She said it's harder to do all this solo, but she pulled it off!  Very yummy (And she had an excuse to drink 1/2 a beer for lunch)

 

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macaroni and cheese, sautéed burger with (sorry I am soooooooo late to the party) a sauce of Cain's mayo, Lactaid sour cream and some Bermuda onion jam I picked up in (surprise) Bermuda along with some red cabbage and some smashed cucumbers.  First thing I have actually cooked from scratch for myself in over a week.  

Thank you electric workers from MI who reconnected us to power after a week.

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Undecided as to whether to post in the breakfast or lunch topic, as it was the first thing I ate today, but it was 1:30 when I did so.

 

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Quiche with tasso ham and Gruyere. Will be good breakfasts here the rest of the week.

 

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18 minutes ago, kayb said:

Undecided as to whether to post in the breakfast or lunch topic, as it was the first thing I ate today, but it was 1:30 when I did so.

 

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Quiche with tasso ham and Gruyere. Will be good breakfasts here the rest of the week.

 

I don't give a rat's patootie but just invite me to share it WHENEVER!!!!!!!  I adore tasso and can't find a good place to get it up here.

 

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1 hour ago, suzilightning said:

I don't give a rat's patootie but just invite me to share it WHENEVER!!!!!!!  I adore tasso and can't find a good place to get it up here.

 

Daughter brought it back to me from a road trip to LA.  But you can order it from cajungrocers.com. 

 

I got a tad too much ham in it. Wasn't enough to keep for something else.

 

And you're welcome to come eat breakfast with me any time this week.

 

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Fresh handmade tofu (not by me), celery, scallions, peanuts, white soy sauce, sizzling chili and sichuan pepper oil poured on top.

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