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Dinner 2022


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Had a friend visit for dinner last night

 

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Peranakan chicken curry with belacan yu choi

 

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Some kuih from Lady Wong

 

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Friend brought homemade ice cream made with coconut cream.

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@weinoo-

 

there was the time I was tasked with shucking 20 dozen day-boat scallops from Maine, for an event. While easy to shuck, I thought If I ever see another scallop in its shell, I'll scream! (HEARD )==  I cleaned just twenty today and I will never do that again.

 

 

Note in the lower left assorted tiny fish, crabs, etc.  These are all part of the scallop diet, at least from where this batch came.

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1 hour ago, Paul Bacino said:

@weinoo-

 

there was the time I was tasked with shucking 20 dozen day-boat scallops from Maine, for an event. While easy to shuck, I thought If I ever see another scallop in its shell, I'll scream! (HEARD )==  I cleaned just twenty today and I will never do that again.

 

 

Note in the lower left assorted tiny fish, crabs, etc.  These are all part of the scallop diet, at least from where this batch came.

I actually think it is cool to see the food chain. Lovely dosh you ade :)

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I hadn't had a steak for months.  At Shoprite I found a package of two club steaks.  The steaks looked well marbled and they were on sale.  Turns out what I thought was marbling was connective tissue.  It's bad enough to be eaten but I pity the poor creature's years behind the plow.*

 

I'm sure I've had worse meat but I can't remember when.

 

 

*technically I think in front of the plow.

 

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On 8/27/2022 at 2:00 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

A google search suggested one should not eat cilantro leaves once the plant had flowered, as the leaves would be tasteless.  But rather wait and collect the seeds.  I saw no mention of anyone using flowers themselves.  I would love to learn more.

 

I did this earlier this summer, and got better than a cup of coriander from two plants.  It's rather fun, and has encouraged me to start using coriander in ways I never have before.  Coriander corn muffins are on the list I really want to try.  A coriander heavy bean dip is my favorite so far.

 

All that said, the winnowing is fiddly business.  Be prepared to spend more time separating the seed from the chaff than you expect.  I also probably lost a fair bit using wind to carry off chaff.

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2 hours ago, Paul Bacino said:

I ended up shucking the last twenty scallops

That always reminds me of the chef that I worked with that ordered 400 whole chickens for a banquet and had to cut them up. The next day he came roaring out of the back hollering "I found it, I found it." When we ask him what he had found, he said " The last one!"

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7 hours ago, Tropicalsenior said:

That always reminds me of the chef that I worked with that ordered 400 whole chickens for a banquet and had to cut them up. The next day he came roaring out of the back hollering "I found it, I found it." When we ask him what he had found, he said " The last one!"

I can';t imagine keeping track of 40 chickens! It was hard enough for me to keep track of 24 Cornish hens I had hidden in the cupboards (after cooking them while hubby was away at work) for his surprise bday party many moons ago. All he saw were 2 of the hens out at a time as I did a deep fry as I got our supper ready. I had to find them all when the guests all arrived!

It was a busy week as I prepped for my third joongzi making session! Saturday, my cousin and a friend came and we did up 80 packets. Some were taken home to boil, but I did about 40, ate some for supper, then finished boiling the last 12 by 11 pm.
WE had Moo Gwa and pork rib soup, stir-fried gai lan, and joongzi for supper before every left, My cousin picked up tarts at a bakery and I made Agar jelly for dessert.

My cousin (Caucasian) and Chinese friend

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Joongzi for supper~

 

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And now, off to Chilli Chutney East Indian restaurant for our 56th wedding anniversary supper!

                                                                        

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Dejah said:

And now, off to Chilli Chutney East Indian restaurant for our 56th wedding anniversary supper!

Wow! CONGRATULATIONS. 

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Birthday Dinner.
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Chateaubriand for Two.
Started dinner as soon as I got in from work, just after 5:30.
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Cut the corn off the cobs and got individual corn puddings into the oven.
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Prepared the vegetables and got the potatoes for the Duchess potatoes on cooking. Mashed the potatoes with cream, butter and a couple of egg yolks and piped onto parchment, ready for the oven.
The beef tenderloin, centre cut was seasoned with salt and lots of pepper. Seared in olive oil. Added a whole garlic bulb cut in half and placed cut side down in the pan along with a bunch of fresh thyme and a sprig of rosemary. Topped the garlic with the herbs and placed the seared beef on top. Added butter to the pan and as it melted, basted the beef with the butter. Pan went into a hot oven for 8 minutes, along with the potatoes. While the beef rested , the vegetables, carrots, cauliflower, asparagus and zucchini were steamed.
 
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And I cheated and used a package of instant Béarnaise Sauce.
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12 minutes ago, Ann_T said:
 
Birthday Dinner.
 
Chateaubriand for Two.
637202714_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th20221.thumb.jpg.908cf46dd9d22a92a88415ec60ff2114.jpg
 
And I cheated and used a package of instant Béarnaise Sauce.

OMG! This is over-the-top gorgeous! Happy Birthday, and thanks for describing the prep for this fabulous meal. Not sure I can duplicate the Béarnaise Sauce tho'!

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33 minutes ago, Ann_T said:
 
Birthday Dinner.
89111010_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th2022.thumb.jpg.1151299d5e12dff53b1deec872461a79.jpg
Chateaubriand for Two.
Started dinner as soon as I got in from work, just after 5:30.
369403078_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th20223.thumb.jpg.7c6bf8db967d420d8d320534a7e3914d.jpg
Cut the corn off the cobs and got individual corn puddings into the oven.
637202714_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th20221.thumb.jpg.908cf46dd9d22a92a88415ec60ff2114.jpg
Prepared the vegetables and got the potatoes for the Duchess potatoes on cooking. Mashed the potatoes with cream, butter and a couple of egg yolks and piped onto parchment, ready for the oven.
The beef tenderloin, centre cut was seasoned with salt and lots of pepper. Seared in olive oil. Added a whole garlic bulb cut in half and placed cut side down in the pan along with a bunch of fresh thyme and a sprig of rosemary. Topped the garlic with the herbs and placed the seared beef on top. Added butter to the pan and as it melted, basted the beef with the butter. Pan went into a hot oven for 8 minutes, along with the potatoes. While the beef rested , the vegetables, carrots, cauliflower, asparagus and zucchini were steamed.
 
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And I cheated and used a package of instant Béarnaise Sauce.

 

Bearnaise I can make.  Not sure about the rest of it.  Beautiful meal.  These days I can't even cook a steak.

 

 

Cooking is cool.  And kitchen gear is even cooler.  -- Chad Ward

 

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7 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Bearnaise I can make.  Not sure about the rest of it.  Beautiful meal.  These days I can't even cook a steak.

Thanks @JoNorvelleWalker.  I can too, but considering it was a work night, I decided the Bearnaise was the one thing I could cheat on and get away with.  

Can't remember the last time I used that cheat but actually, anything with half a cup of butter isn't half bad. 

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13 hours ago, Dejah said:

                                                      

And now, off to Chilli Chutney East Indian restaurant for our 56th wedding anniversary supper!

                                                                       

 

Happy Anniversary!

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9 hours ago, Ann_T said:
 
Birthday Dinner.
89111010_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th2022.thumb.jpg.1151299d5e12dff53b1deec872461a79.jpg
Chateaubriand for Two.
Started dinner as soon as I got in from work, just after 5:30.
369403078_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th20223.thumb.jpg.7c6bf8db967d420d8d320534a7e3914d.jpg
Cut the corn off the cobs and got individual corn puddings into the oven.
637202714_BirthdayDinnerAugust29th20221.thumb.jpg.908cf46dd9d22a92a88415ec60ff2114.jpg
Prepared the vegetables and got the potatoes for the Duchess potatoes on cooking. Mashed the potatoes with cream, butter and a couple of egg yolks and piped onto parchment, ready for the oven.
The beef tenderloin, centre cut was seasoned with salt and lots of pepper. Seared in olive oil. Added a whole garlic bulb cut in half and placed cut side down in the pan along with a bunch of fresh thyme and a sprig of rosemary. Topped the garlic with the herbs and placed the seared beef on top. Added butter to the pan and as it melted, basted the beef with the butter. Pan went into a hot oven for 8 minutes, along with the potatoes. While the beef rested , the vegetables, carrots, cauliflower, asparagus and zucchini were steamed.
 
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And I cheated and used a package of instant Béarnaise Sauce.

drool

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Last night, spaghetti* con le sarde from Chris McDade's The Magic of Tinned Fish (pp 61-62).  At first bite it was the most delicious pasta of my life.  When finally I finished what was supposed to have served two people I felt I might be ill.  It was 2:00 am.  If you want a picture buy the book.

 

 

*actually bucatini, because bucatini was what I had.  Besides, from what I've googled, bucatini is more traditional for the dish.

 

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5 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Just Googled it and it sounds delicious. Was it pretty salty?

 

No, just right.  But then again, I used Pinhais sardines and Ortiz anchovies.  No added salt except the pasta water.

 

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I finished the horrid rib steak I'd cooked two night's ago.

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Trying to masticate it into submission I pulled out a crown.  One of the more expensive steaks I've had in some years.

 

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