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I was so looking forward to boiled crawfish. These were picked up at a drive through crawfish joint that we’ve ordered from any number of times and enjoyed, but it’s been awhile. They’ve changed their seasoning blend and I didn’t love it. Not only that, but they’re too salty.  I’ll be glad when we buy a sack and boil them ourselves. And by “boil them ourselves” I mean my husband does all the work. 😉
 

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1 hour ago, patti said:

I was so looking forward to boiled crawfish. These were picked up at a drive through crawfish joint that we’ve ordered from any number of times and enjoyed, but it’s been awhile. They’ve changed their seasoning blend and I didn’t love it. Not only that, but they’re too salty.  I’ll be glad when we buy a sack and boil them ourselves. And by “boil them ourselves” I mean my husband does all the work. 😉
 

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I am dying for a good crawfish boil right around now....

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57 minutes ago, KennethT said:

I am dying for a good crawfish boil right around now....

Me too! 

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A pair of salads, one of which confirms to me that nope, I still don't like beets. They taste like dirt.

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The other is chicken salad in a mildly sweet dressing made of mayo, chili sauce, curry powder and Worcestershire sauce, which I nailed. Close to the best chicken salad I ever made. It has apples, cranberries and sliced almonds in it.

 

One of my card playing friends made us a chicken salad made with Costco canned chicken, miracle whip, onion, celery, s&P and softened Craisins.   It was terrific and the best chicken salad I'd ever had.  I'm making the same this weekend for sandwiches.

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Rustichella d'abruzzo bucatini with a riff* on Modernist Bread pizza sauce.  Not to be confused with Modernist pizza sauce (which is vile).  Served with glass of Chianti.  Only one.  Really.

 

 

*I added a small clove of garlic.

 

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Nearly one pot dinner: chicken leg meat slow cooked with potato and black garlic. Served with crisp chicken skin (from legs) and celtuce rounds. The celtuce was cooked separately with the chicken skin.

 

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Whole Foods had bay scallops on sale, so I made a quick detour after gettiing my Covid vacc...needed an easy pantry dinner since I did not feel great that evening. Pantry dive...had some leftover canned plum tomatoes, artichoke hearts...cooked a little red onion until soft, added garlic. Tomatoes and seasonings simmered with a bit of chicken broth, added the scallops at the end and cooked for 5 minutes. So good, very sweet. Mixed in cooked Banza rotini since DH requested a repeat appearance.

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@liuzhouI'm putting celtuce on my list of veggies to try.  I'm not sure I've ever seen it around here.

@pattiYeah, we are wanting crawfish, too.  Looks like LA Crawfish has some!  I'm sure that price makes you feel faint because I know you can get them SO much cheaper.

@Margaret PilgrimWhat a pretty salad!

 

I had some bags of pasta that needed to be used up--wheels etc.  Made a sort of cavatini with Italian sausage and pepperoni.  Salad to go with.

 

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It was dark and stormy and cold yesterday so lamb stew was needed.

 

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Another Almost All-American dinner - Southern style. Salad (big) with crab cake and house-pickled shrimp (a first!).

 

Mel Bakery's baguette with 3 flavors of beurre Bordier...espelette, seaweed (seemed apropos), and lightly salted.

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Slow cooked mixed legume soup with various vegetables and grains (kohlrabi, turnip, carrots, celery, parsley root, onion, mushrooms), spices and herbs, etc. Served with warm crisp bread and sour cream, some dill. The leftovers were great with pasta.

Roasted stuffed cabbage filled with lentils, mushrooms, wheat berries, spices (incl coriander seed, paprika, pepper, caraway, allspice). Served with sour cream and stewed sweet peppers with wine vinegar, tarragon and dill.

 

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@ShelbyDoesn’t make me feel faint at all. If I lived away from here, I’d pay that!
 

We paid $60 for ten pounds of boiled crawfish and didn’t love them. You can bet I will still be using the leftovers, though! Right now, live crawfish are $3.00 a pound. A sack usually runs between 30 and 35 pounds. I hope we get a sack soon. 

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Some weeks ago I ran out of garam masala, so I decided to make some today. While happily pounding the roasted spices my wife remarked that “we haven’t had Indian for a while” (wink, wink). 
 

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So saag paneer, dal tadka, mughlai kofta, coconut turmeric rice and fresh garlic naan. 
 

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Plus a new (and rather light) beer I found today at Aldi. 

 

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3 hours ago, Duvel said:

Some weeks ago I ran out of garam masala, so I decided to make some today. While happily pounding the roasted spices my wife remarked that “we haven’t had Indian for a while” (wink, wink). 
 

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So saag paneer, dal tadka, mughlai kofta, coconut turmeric rice and fresh garlic naan. 
 

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Plus a new (and rather light) beer I found today at Aldi. 

 

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Once toasted, do you pound all of the dried spices in a mortar or do you use an electric spice grinder?  Also, are you toasting them all at once?

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Which seaweed did you use ?

 

I wish I could say I made it with x seaweed, but this is stuff I buy, made in Brittany...

 

https://www.lebeurrebordier.com/en/collection/beurres/le-beurre-aux-algues/

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1 hour ago, KennethT said:

Once toasted, do you pound all of the dried spices in a mortar or do you use an electric spice grinder?  Also, are you toasting them all at once?


I use a mortar, but half way through (about 5 min), I sieve the mix, separate and pound the coarser part for some minutes more ...

 

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I toast all spices at the same time, but break down the cinnamon and crush the cardamom with a rolling pin before.

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

 

I wish I could say I made it with x seaweed, but this is stuff I buy, made in Brittany...

 

https://www.lebeurrebordier.com/en/collection/beurres/le-beurre-aux-algues/


Ok, looks like it’s a variable mix of undetermined species ...

 

I made some compound butter with a wakame/kombu mix, but was never really happy with the results. I’ll try to source this one to try ...

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Scraping the bottom of the barrel for dinner, we are trying to postpone a major shopping until Monday. What we had on hand was home made white bread, eggs and two packs of frozen spinach. We made Indian Railway Omelet sandwiches and a faux Stouffer's spinach souffle which is actually better (less salty!) than the original if only a few minutes extra work. Pickles, cucumbers, kohlrabi on the side. Never made either before (and I'm not partial to breakfast sandwiches either), but both sandwich and soufflé were very good for an emergency meal. Tomorrow will be either brilliant something from nothing, or take out.

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