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Last night, a method of cooking I rarely do at home, I guess for any number of reasons. But a hankering was had (which is what happens when I happened to be channel surfing and stopped briefly on America's Test Kitchen while one of them was making this), so...

 

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I heated a quart of oil (peanut and sunflower mixed) and...

 

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made Japanese fried chicken thighs. Marinated first in soy, sake, ginger, garlic, mirin. The coating was cornstarch.

 

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Karaage and Japanese-style shrimp salad.  Not shown but eaten - cucumber salad and rice. The chicken, as Bridget promised, was super crispy outside and moist and lovely within. 

 

Mistake was probably cutting the chicken pieces too small. Also, the chicken had been dry brined, which when all is said and done, probably not necessary with that marinade.

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Pasta al forno - mozzarella, roasted peppers, tomatoes, walnuts, herbs, smoked paprika, herbs, ricotta with nutmeg.

 

 

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Today was kind of a belated spring cleaning ... after that I wasn’t feeling like cooking much, so I raided the freezer and came up with a dim sum dinner, that mostly required steaming ...

 

The full spread ...

 

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Steamed ribs with sha cha sauce & five spice ...

 

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Curried fish balls (a beloved Hong Kong staple) ...

 

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Dan dan mian (I used cornichons instead of the Tianjin pickled veggies, and it worked out fine. It was very spicy and laced with Sichuan pepper. I really missed that combo) ...

 

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(Taiwanese) fried dumplings with cabbage and pork ...

 

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Shui mai (commercial). In the baskets below there were also xiao long bao and har gow, but I was not fast enough securing my portion and taking a picture together. One has to set priorities ...

 

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Happy kid !

 

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And a treat for yours truly 🤗

 

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6 minutes ago, Duvel said:

Today was kind of a belated spring cleaning ... after that I wasn’t feeling like cooking much,

Wow. That is quite the spread for someone who doesn’t feel like cooking. 

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8 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Wow. That is quite the spread for someone who doesn’t feel like cooking. 


I was not a lot of work, maybe 45 min prep - and mostly steaming, as described. On Saturdays I like to cook a little bit more laborious things, and this definetely wasn‘t. But it was satisfying, nonetheless 🤗

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7 minutes ago, heidih said:

@Duvel Intrigued by your son's chopsticks. I've never seen that style for kids or inexperienced chopstick users.

 

Yes, they are very helpful for beginners - courtesy of our time in Hong Kong. There, you can find teo varieties: a simple flexible „clamp“ to hold two chopsticks, and the more kids-friendly variety with finger rings. My father enjoyed the former one so much when visiting us that he purchased a few and brings them to his visits to Chinese restaurants (and he is very happy to eat with chopsticks this way) ...

 

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On 5/6/2021 at 12:16 AM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

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Ma Po tofu.

 

Dry fried green beans, rice, and wine not shown.  I cheated.  The beans were deep fried.  Does anyone really, really dry fry their beans these days?

 

@JoNorvelleWalker are you aware of this recipe 

 

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29 minutes ago, scamhi said:

@JoNorvelleWalker are you aware of this recipe 

 

 

Oh My Goodness! It's been a long time since hzrt8w  been on eGullet. He was pretty regular for a few years. I am still in touch with him via email. Will have to remind him of this!

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Black Bean Garlic Chicken, Butter Melon over Ho fun. Always a favourite except for our kids' spouses! Definitely an acquired taste.
 

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Had forgotten these fun plates:

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Made wontons for a friend and had lots of filling left over: Stuffed bell peppers, fried then simmered
with oyster sauce


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Breaded veal cutlet with katsu sauce, tater tots and roasted carrot. Thought of doing a brown gravy like my Dad used to in the little prairie cafe, but thought of the extra calories!

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48 minutes ago, scamhi said:

@JoNorvelleWalker are you aware of this recipe 

 

I miss him too - he gave me great advice before a trip to Hong Kong.  But I find it odd that the recipe doesn't have any doubanjiang, which I always thought was an important ingredient in ma po.

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57 minutes ago, KennethT said:

I miss him too - he gave me great advice before a trip to Hong Kong.  But I find it odd that the recipe doesn't have any doubanjiang, which I always thought was an important ingredient in ma po.

The chili bean sauce he mentioned in his recipe is doubanjiang

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Burgers stuffed with feta, with a sour cream/dijon mustard/chive sauce and air-fried home-made pickles. Sous-vide potato with sour cream and butter on the side. #BurgerMonth

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2 hours ago, Dejah said:

Oh My Goodness! It's been a long time since hzrt8w  been on eGullet. He was pretty regular for a few years. I am still in touch with him via email. Will have to remind him of this!

I truly loved his pictorials and his old farberware fry pan

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45 minutes ago, scamhi said:

I truly loved his pictorials and his old farberware fry pan

That pan could convince anyone that they could cook anything anywhere if he could make such great looking food in it. 
 

See!

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Smothered okra with shrimp and smoked sausage. 


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4 minutes ago, patti said:

Smothered okra with shrimp and smoked sausage. 


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"Smothered okra with shrimp and smoked sausage"  from a cook from Lafayette, Louisiana?    Set me a place!   

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@Margaret Pilgrim and @Shelby, and Shelby’s step-father, I wish I could feed y’all! Sharing food with my friends is what I miss most from pre-pandemic times. 

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