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Made some smoked lamb ribs with a mint faux BBQ sauce the other day. It was delicious, but I didn't get the ribs as tender as I would've liked. They were way cheaper than pork or beef, so I think figuring these out is going to be my summer cooking goal.
I bought some fresh basil at the Farmer's Market yesterday, made some spaghetti sauce for tonight, then made some pesto which I'm freezing for later.
I'm trying to grow my own basil, I had a small pot on my windowsill that barely sprouted, until someone told me you have to put it outside, it loves the sun and the heat. So now I'm trying that.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
In what dish?
One option - maybe not applicable to a small dinner - is to provide enough dishes/sides that one can make a vegetarian meal.
Possibly more useful, I have loved tempeh instead of chicken in a number of different ways, sauteed and served on salad, in a stir-fry type dish or battered and fried like boneless buffalo wings. That being said I also have known vegetarians that do not like tempeh.
So it might be best to ask?
Cannellini beans? Eggplant? Polenta? Gnocci?
Nice of you to be so accommodating! I had a friend fix a "vegetarian meal" for me, "except for the anchovies"!!!!!????
For all intensive porpoises presale finally sold out
I'm in the middle of trying to clear out my kitchen and get rid of as much stuff as possible, so I have been cooking a lot of weird things recently. Tonight, I made a baked penne in a sauce of San Marzanos, leftover bits of various cheeses (swiss, gruyere, parmesan, sour cream, cream cheese), capers, pickled peppers, oregano, basil, onion, and garlic. It felt like the most unhealthy thing I have probably cooked in at least a year, but totally delicious. However, I'm quickly running out of ideas on ways to use my remaining ingredients, so I welcome any suggestions on how to get rid of the following without going out and buying a lot more stuff:
whole wheat couscous
steel cut oats
red wine vinegar
whole wheat bread
frozen salmon steaks
... and most dried spices you would want
Mmmm salmon with nutella. My favorite.
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Sounds like a mole chili would do the trick on a number of those! Nuts, beans dark sugars. Get adventurous with 'corn' bread if you use some of those grains after you crack/stone grind them they could be subbed for the cornmeal in a recipe..with cheddar and another dark sugar! Have fun!
I currently have the rest of the Burgundy Red Rice cooking in a liquid from a shallot, Crimini mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes plus chicken stock and Pinot Noir. It works well as a side but tonight it is my full dinner.
I understand it's a standard cooking thing but I really hadn't gone there.
Had a bunch of sorrel from the garden, and some lake trout a friend brought over. I made trout with a sorrel cream sauce and a side of snap peas also from the garden. Also made some summer squash and basil soup topped with some yogurt and pine nuts. Got the summer squash from the tsa and basil from the garden. Everything turned out great
enjoy your stupid Dodgers cookies (nothing personal).
Update on my DIY sous vide machine project: Abandoned it after my gf gave me the Anova immersion cooker. All I can say is holy shit. Done a few steaks in it that were unreal. Today I did a couple lobster tails sealed with butter. Not only were the tails done to perfection, but the butter/lobster juice that was saved inside the bag was insanely good. Usually when I bake or broil a tail I lose all that, but no more.
Anova is coming out with their second generation one this fall (getting rid of the unnecessary touchscreen, and making give it more flexible immersion options). I think It'll retail for $179. Highly recommend it. It's nearly impossible to screw something up with this thing.
i use a le creuset stovetop grill in lieu of going down to my apartment complex grill. after using this for awhile now, i don't think i am using it right. does anyone have experience with these? i feel like the outside gets brown too quick in comparison to the inside. what is the secret to getting the perfect cook of meat?
here's what i have tried:
- not using any oil (meat stuck to pan)
- olive oil on the meat
- olive oil on the pan
- accidentally setting my burner to high (wouldn't recommend and neither would the fire alarm)
- setting my burner to medium, letting it heat up, then placing the meat on, cooking at even intervals, and turning
should i be using lower heat? should i vary the heat? any suggestions are appreciated. thanks
For chicken, pork chops or anything else I would start it at a medium high to high heat for a good sear on the outside, then lower the heat to medium and cover.
$33 instead of $70 or whatever. i am working early friday and going to a 2-4pm class at kierland if you are interested, the menu looks YUMMY! you get a meal of everything you cooked and i have been told you can bring wine.