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What's for dinner?

Post by judik » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:37 pm

Yesterday made pea soup* for dinner later in the week using my leftover Easter ham bone
Today I am making carnitas
I usually just do the pork plain because I like the flavor of unadorned pig but thinking of branching out
Any suggestions for spices,flavorings?

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by EMG » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:58 pm

I do my carnitas with just s&p but there's always a healthy dollop of salsa on top when I put it in the taco. And lime and cilantro and onion.

Tonight I'll probably have pad thai. There's a new vendor in my office 'pantry' that does Pad Thai, Thai spring rolls, and a few other Thai dishes, it's really good and only about $2.50 for a meal.

That's twice the price of the Filipino meals but I get tired of plain white rice with a small meat side.

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Post by Bill Barilko » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:00 pm

Probably a cup of Chai and some Dates & maybe a Banana.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by judik » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:02 pm

I do my carnitas with just s&p but there's always a healthy dollop of salsa on top when I put it in the taco. And lime and cilantro and onion.

That's basically how i do mine
I also use avocado
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by guruwil » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:59 am

Shipped the kids off to the grandparents so Mrs G and I got excellent takeaway Laksa and Roti and watched Argo on Bu Ray and then had an early night. Bliss.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by section8 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:04 am

Lamb chops, wild rice, corn. Not bad but nothing spectacular.
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Post by northern_goddess » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:07 am

Some leftover lamb vindaloo that I made on the weekend. Bunch of cilantro thrown on top of it. It was SO damn good...
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 am

I have a chicken breast baking in the oven, but I think I have a fever and I don't know why I'm cooking. Food does not sound good right now.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by pezworld » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:22 am

Ah, you're looking for my* Carnitas Bobbyshame recipe, culled from a craigslist foodie forum post years ago. I've made a variation of this a few times. Coincidentally, I was gonna do it yesterday but couldn't be arsed.

*It's bobbyshame's recipe. He lives/d in the bay area somewhere. I just keep it on my computer in RTF format for these occasions.

Note for EMG and others: this is in no way an attempt to be "authentic," whatever that means.

Not in the mood for mushrooms and inspired... < bobbyshame > 11/17 09:27:37
by Pez, I decided to save the savory bread pudding for another night and try my hand at Carnitas as well. Carnitas is one of my favorite foods. It is certainly my favorite way to eat pork. I had always assumed that this dish was made through pure mexico magic and was not something a blanco gringo cholo vato like myself could whip up at home on a Tuesday evening before the awesome 2 hour premiere of The Amazing Race 6.

Gatita Caterina posted a recipe from The Chronicle or ""Da Chron"" as I like to call it and I thought I had most of the ingredients listed and decided to give it a try. I mean, it was going to suck. I was going to totally screw it up. It was going to turn out to be fatty knobs of chewy, indeible pork. being the defeatist that life has taught me to be, I just knew it.

I didn't quite have what I needed for the recipe and I forgot to get most of it at The Bowl so I was forced to improvise. At this point I couldn't help but laugh at how surely awful this would turn out to be.

Here is what I did:

2 1/2 lbs of Pork Shoulder cut into 2 inch cubes
4 cups of water
4 strips of lemon zest
1 large shallot, diced
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 3 inch cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp crushed oregano
4 whole cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3 cerrano chiles, gutted and diced
2 jalapeno peppers, gutted and diced

I cut the pork away form the bone and into 2 inch cubes. I seared the pork in about a tablespoon of peanut oil and then added it into a large pot with all of the other ingredients. I brought it to a boil and then kept it just above a simmer for an hour and half, uncovered, adding water every now and then to make sure the pork was submerged. The original recipe said to scoop any scum off of the surface as it formed. Mine didn't form any scum. Maybe my meat wasn't fatty enough? Then I did as teh recipe said and brought it up to a boil but not a violent, angry boil. Accoding to the recipe, all of the water would evaporate off in half an hour. I was skeptical. I was wrong. It happened just like the recipe said it would and in half an hour it was sizzling and frying in its own fat and it was looking and smelling delicious. I fried it until it was getting deliciously brown and falling apart from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

The tast test: I almost dropped dead. I didn't beleive it. I had to get a second opinion. My girlfriend couldn't beleive it. It was, in her opinion the best thing I have ever done in the kitchen including last New year's when we had a little too much champagne and... just kidding. That never happened. We're saving it for marriage.

We served it on corn tortillas with those refried beans with the green pepper on them and salsa on top. I had purchased some jack cheese as well but forgot all about it and didn't care.

My carnitas was equivalent to or better than anything I can remember having eaten in any taqueria ever. I'd certainly like to make sure I have garlic and onion on hand for the next time I make it but it wouldn't matter to me if I didn't. It was awesome. Heart-breakingly delicious. I gorged myself on it and kept going into the kitchen afterwards to eat little pieces of it cold.

Carnitas had been demystified for me and in a way I am saddened by that. In another way I am full of delcious pork that was fried in its own fat and somehow that outweighs the sadness.


I saved his second take on it as well:

Carnitas ad infinitum. < bobbyshame > 11/30 08:54:07

Rejuvenated with new ideas from the craze, I made it again. This time I added a little orange juice and a bottle of Negro Modelo. Mmmmmmmodelo. I added a bottle or so to me as well along with some Merlot that I wasn't too fond of. I got a late start so I didn't boil it as long either before reducing and frying. I probably only boiled for about an hour. I remembered onions and garlic this time and it totally helped with the overall flavor. I meant to snip up some chiles guajillo I have sitting around to add a little extra snap but I totally forgot. I wish I hadn't. It still turned out freaking deliciouslt but I don't know what I am going to do with all those dried chiles. I think next time I will leave out the red pepper flakes. I'm just not a fan. If I want heat I'll leave the jalapenos and serranos more intact. I should have picked up some habanero sauce at the duty free. Do I dare add a habanero? We'll see next time.

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3 serranos partially spayed
8 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp Oregano flakes
1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes (wish I'd left this out)
1 snipped up guajillo (wish I'd put this in)

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by northern_goddess » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:45 am

lolasf wrote:I have a chicken breast baking in the oven, but I think I have a fever and I don't know why I'm cooking. Food does not sound good right now.

If you have a fever you should be drinking over-proof alcohol.

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Post by muthafunky » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:01 am

I made some large shrimps I got at Pike Place Market. I sauteed the shrimp in some olive oil and added garlic, parsley, oregano, chile powder, lemon juice, and butter to make a sauce. Served it over rice. Simple and tasty.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by judik » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:32 am

Yum,pez. Will try that next time

Since I was left hanging without input from youse guys I had to improvise
I got a recipe off Food Network for carnitas from a Mexican restaurant in Flagstaff
I improvised because I didn't have all the ingredients
I got my pork,cut it up into medium sized pieces,put a seasoning salt on it made with TJ's smoke bbq rub,cumin,pepper,Chipotle seasoning rub,onions and garlic.That's all
Put it in the crock pot without any liquid because that is what several reviewers said worked to make the meat moist and not dried out
Cooked it for 6 hours and voila-yummy carnitas
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by pezworld » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:30 am

CARNITAS PEZ!!!

2.5 pounds pork
a beer (didn't have Negra Modelo; just used a Sapporo)
Juice of an orange and a splash of OJ
Half a large yellow onion chopped roughly
3-4 cloves garlic minced
Some oil for browning (I even added a splash of sesame oil because that's what I do)
Stick of cinnamon, broken in 3rds
Three bay leaves
Five cloves garlic
A jalapeno pepper chopped and half-neutered
Salt and pepper.

(Note these ingredients are largely dictated by what I had lying around and my whims. This is no exact science.)

So here's what I did.

I browned the pork in some vegetable oil and a splash of sesame oil, again, just because, in the dutch oven on my stove top. I threw in a bit of the chopped garlic with the pork. Got it so it was a little brown and crusty.

Meanwhile I chopped the onion and jalapeno and prepared the other ingredients.

Threw all of the above into my crock pot, put it on low for 6 hours. I checked it every so often and stirred stuff around. Probably didn't need to because that's the great thing about crock pots.

At that point I turned it up to high because I wasn't sure if it was cooking til tender. I kept that going for about an hour. It was looking good.

Then I started fishing out the pork and onions and maybe the jalapenos and transfered them back to the stovetop dutch oven. I also transferred most of the liquid but I was careful to fish out the cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves and not add them. I cooked all this (not much moisture was left) on med-low on the stovetop for maybe 20 minutes while I made my own corn tortillas from masa/scratch. Damn they're good that way. I happened to have leftover homemade salsa in the freezer, which I defrosted.

So, the tacos were 100 percent pez-made from scratch! Woo Hoo! We have lots of leftovers, some of which I may freeze if I'm so inclined.

ehs loved it.

Gotta say, this was my best and easiest batch yet, mostly because the part taking most of the time was done in the crock pot, so I didn't feel compelled to watch it while it was cooking most of the day. Active prep took maybe 30 minutes in the beginning and 20 at the end, not counting the making of the tortillas. YAY.

Browning the pork:
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Chopped onions and garlic:
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Into the crock pot:
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Back in the dutch oven, sizzlin'
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My taco and ehs' burrito!*
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Post by northern_goddess » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:40 am

I need to know how you make tortillas, pez.
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Post by pezworld » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:55 am

Easiest thing evah, well, if you have a tortilla press and masa (corn flour). ETA: my press looks like this:
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The masa bag has the proportions, but I think it was 1/2 cup masa and 1/3 cup water for four tortillas (corn size), as well as a pinch of salt. I just mixed into a bowl with a fork, then rolled it all into a ball w/my hands, then divided it into four equal balls and rolled each of those to a ball. Each ball was maybe 1" in diameter when I was done.

Get a tortilla press... and this is the tricky part - line both sides with one long piece of plastic wrap. Put one ball in the center of the press, then close and press with the handle/crank thing, gently first then firmly. This takes a little practice to know how hard you should press, not too little or too much. If you screw it up you can usually just scrape up the dough, re-roll into a new ball and try again. Also taking it out of the plastic wrap without tearing it can take practice.

But all you do at that point is put it into a hottish pan, say a non-stick fry pan over medium heat, no oil. Flip it when it starts to curl a bit on the sides and doesn't stick anymore. Cooking them takes just a few (2-5?) minutes each.

It's trial and error the first few times but it's fun. And soooo good.
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Post by northern_goddess » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:03 am

Can you freeze them? I wonder if stores even carry tortilla presses here...
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Post by pezworld » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:09 am

Not sure. I wouldn't freeze them.

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Post by northern_goddess » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:11 am

Ok, thanks!

I'm going to look at the specialty kitchen store here. I have to go over by where it is tomorrow anyway. If not.. then Amazon it is.
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Post by pezworld » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:11 am

I assume you can find masa too?
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pezworld wrote:I assume you can find masa too?

I would think so... but you never know. I will take a look.
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Post by Iolar » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 am

Probably beef rendang from the takeaway.
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Post by guruwil » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:10 pm

Moussaka and salad.
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Got one from the local specialty kitchen store and corn flour from the grocery store next to it.
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Post by pezworld » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:39 am

Nice!

If I were motivated I'd make some now. We're hoping to hit a pub or other dining establishment, though a desperate colleague somewhere in LA wouldn't approve as he's wanting to call me every half hour or so for help with Word. We may order in.
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Post by judik » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:43 am

Having the leftover carnitas(with non homemade tortillas)and leftover pea soup
Perfect for this cool rainy weather
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Post by pezworld » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:49 am

judik wrote:Having the leftover carnitas(with non homemade tortillas)and leftover pea soup
Perfect for this cool rainy weather

That does sound good. I wish I had tortillas. I'm overdue for a massive grocery run but work got too busy.

Yeah I could make 'em....
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Post by judik » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:56 am

Yeah I could make 'em...

That impresses me to no end
But you must have some good latin grocery store to get fresh ones?
There is a latin grocery near where I get my pedis
I need to check them out
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Post by pezworld » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:58 am

judik wrote:
Yeah I could make 'em...

That impresses me to no end
But you must have some good latin grocery store to get fresh ones?
There is a latin grocery near where I get my pedis
I need to check them out

But it's so easy once you get the hang of it!

Masa, water, salt, tortilla press, plastic wrap and nonstick frying pan. Thatsit.

The latin grocery sells all the same kind you buy at the big chains, but also a house brand with their name on it. I don't know that they sell fresh made. Of course, you can buy masa there, and tortilla presses, and tortilla warmers too.
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Post by judik » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Making chicken in my slow cooker for a potluck
I should just call it " throwing everything in the the frig slow cooker chicken"!
I saute boneless chicken thighs, then onions, whole garlic, carrots,sun dried tomatoes, capers and then deglaze with white wine. I also added some balsamic vinegar this time. Sometimes i saute some bacon or prosciutto with the onion mixture if I have it around
Put fresh herbs on top and cook on high for 5-6 hours
Will add some mushrooms at the end of cooking
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by section8 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:43 pm

This weekend I'm making:

smoked pork ribs
smoked black cod
Sri Lankan salmon curry
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Post by judik » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:45 pm

The salmon curry sounds interesting
Can I have the recipe?
I tend tocook salmon the same way all the time
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by section8 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:50 pm

Probably something like this:

Serves 4
Ingredients

4 x 225g/8oz salmon steaks
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 fresh curry leaves
2 small pieces rampe (screwpine), optional
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp sri lankan curry powder (see below)
2 medium-sized tomatoes , skinned and chopped
50ml/2fl oz tamarind liquid
1 x 400ml can coconut milk
salt
Asian-style chutneysuch as mango, lime, aubergine or tamarind to serve


http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/4813/sri-lankan-fish-curry

I have everything already, except for the curry leaves.

I might also make a pot of "turkey masala" for lunches during the week.
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Post by judik » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:59 pm

Interesting.Can you buy the curry powder or do you have to make it yourself? I have access to an asian food superstore
Also I have tamarind paste in the frig-can i just mix it with water to make the liquid?
I can get the curry leaves easily but don't know what the heck rampe is
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by section8 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:49 pm

We have a really good spice shop in town now and they carry a Sri Lankan curry powder that I like. According to google screwpine = pandanus leaves, which the place that carries curry leaves sometimes has as well, but I'm planning to just not use it.

I may use some amchur powder+lime in place of the tamarind juice. Not the same thing but I don't care, as I usually use recipes as general guides - I cook with gay abandon. The tamarind paste in water would probably work fine, though.

I'm making fish stock with the black cod carcass I just broke down for the smoker.
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Post by judik » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:55 pm

The fish stock will really add another level of flavor
My PCC market carries pre made fish stock in their frozen food section
Think I will make it this week
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by guruwil » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:46 am

judik wrote:Making chicken in my slow cooker for a potluck
I should just call it " throwing everything in the the frig slow cooker chicken"!
I saute boneless chicken thighs, then onions, whole garlic, carrots,sun dried tomatoes, capers and then deglaze with white wine. I also added some balsamic vinegar this time. Sometimes i saute some bacon or prosciutto with the onion mixture if I have it around
Put fresh herbs on top and cook on high for 5-6 hours
Will add some mushrooms at the end of cooking
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That sound really good.
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Post by guruwil » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:48 am

section8 wrote:Probably something like this:

Serves 4
Ingredients

4 x 225g/8oz salmon steaks
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 fresh curry leaves
2 small pieces rampe (screwpine), optional
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp sri lankan curry powder (see below)
2 medium-sized tomatoes , skinned and chopped
50ml/2fl oz tamarind liquid
1 x 400ml can coconut milk
salt
Asian-style chutneysuch as mango, lime, aubergine or tamarind to serve


http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/4813/sri-lankan-fish-curry

I have everything already, except for the curry leaves.

I might also make a pot of "turkey masala" for lunches during the week.


That also sounds great, I would never have thought of trying a fish curry until I went to a great fish restuarant here in Sydney which is owned by a chef with Sr Lankan heritage and had a salmon curry and it was fantastic, now I am a big fish curry fan.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by section8 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:59 am

Since I have too much fish I've become a fan of fish curries, too. This one has expanded from salmon to include yelloweye rockfish, black cod (and BC stock), and halibut.
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Post by suck it up » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:11 am

I had this at a restaurant in Chicago this week. Was simply amazing!
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Post by Scrubb » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:26 am

yummmm, s_i_u.

I had a truly delicious fish curry at a Sri Lankan restaurant in Belize. If I could make one that tasted like it, I'd consider myself victorious.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by cleverhandle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:52 am

I'm making a coconut, sweet potato and spinach soup with garlic bread.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by cuchulainn » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:23 am

I ate spicy pork at a Korean restaurant in the adjoining mall where I buy groceries.
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Post by Scrubb » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:23 pm

We ate out at my favourite restaurant, but I think it's going downhill. First meal there in ages, and none of it was as good as usual. They change their menu monthly so there's always new things, but for years and years every dish has been excellent. Well balanced flavours, depths and richness, creative combinations, and just plain delicious.

This time the starter was mostly very good, though one part of it wasn't as good as it should have been (it was smoked caviar mousse on crostini, with mussel salad and flavoured chevre [one blop was sour cherry, one was caramelized onion]. The mussel salad was kind of tasteless. It was supposed to be citrus-y and there was some of that, but not quite enough. The rest of the pieces all worked well together and it was good, but small.

However, the mains were the disappointment. The meat was very good - I had duck breast and it was tender and very very good. But the glaze on the root vegetables was just too sweet - it went well with the duck, but overwhelmed the veg. The presentation was also pretty poor. Mr_Scrubb had smoked trout filet, with rosti & squash and housemade BBQ sauce. It was all good except the BBQ sauce which was extremely ordinary, and did not complement the smoked fish.

It was still a good meal and we had a really nice evening, but it's disappointing when you're used to a restaurant serving really wonderfully put together meals with just the perfect flavours balanced and melded, and instead there are jarring, poorly matched tastes. We'll have to try a few new places and see if another chef has stepped into the gap.
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Post by northern_goddess » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:32 pm

Scrubb wrote: it's disappointing when you're used to a restaurant serving really wonderfully put together meals with just the perfect flavours balanced and melded, and instead there are jarring, poorly matched tastes. We'll have to try a few new places and see if another chef has stepped into the gap.


That really sucks.

I bought mussels this morning and the plan is to make green curry mussels for dinner tonight. I've never made them before but really love them when I eat them in restaurants.

Cuch's pork looks good.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by pezworld » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:58 pm

Scrubb, do they have Yelp! where you are?

I love reading (and sometimes writing) restaurant reviews on Yelp. Yelpers do tend to notice when restaurants change/go downhill, and call them on it.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by pezworld » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:03 pm

judik wrote:Making chicken in my slow cooker for a potluck
I should just call it " throwing everything in the the frig slow cooker chicken"!
I saute boneless chicken thighs, then onions, whole garlic, carrots,sun dried tomatoes, capers and then deglaze with white wine. I also added some balsamic vinegar this time. Sometimes i saute some bacon or prosciutto with the onion mixture if I have it around
Put fresh herbs on top and cook on high for 5-6 hours
Will add some mushrooms at the end of cooking
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by judik » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:24 pm

I really should do that as I use fresh herbs all the time
But I would have to get rid of some orchids as my garden window is pretty full
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:12 am

pez, I feel too guilty to write them up on yelp - it's a husband & wife owned restaurant. He's the master chef and she managed and hostessed, and they developed the menus together. ~18 months ago he had an affair and left her and their 2 kids. They've managed to keep the restaurant going but it is obviously suffering. I really like her and don't want to contribute to their business going down the tubes.

Tonight we had some leftover blackened salmon and quinoa - wasn't enough for both of us so I threw together a red curry shrimp noodle bowl that was pretty good, though not excellent (I didn't have any lemon grass, and just used some ancient dried lemon grass and a bit of lemon thyme instead).
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by section8 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:01 am

It's toast. Go on Yelp and write them an epitaph.
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