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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat May 19, 2018 7:55 pm

I just had a fishcake and coleslaw!
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Moethebartender » Sat May 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Made another stop at Los Altos today

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Torta Ahogada

Spicy as hell. Cleared my sinuses right up. I think this is the only place in Detroit that serves this. I had more than enough left over for lunch tomorrow.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Lincoln » Sat May 19, 2018 9:37 pm

Looks really good Moe but i sooo hope you get the shits tomorrow.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Sun May 20, 2018 1:58 am

I BBQed beef & bacon burgers for Mr_S and chicken burgers for myself. Melted cheese onto the buns, sliced tomato, some lettuce, and then I did one burger with chipotle sauce and one with sri racha mustard. (Mr_S just used catsup on both his.)

The chipotle sauce one was better so I ended up adding chipotle sauce to the sri-racha mustard burger too.

Also a whole bunch of swiss chard - sauteed with garlic, then steamed with lemon juice.

It was a LOT of food. Urp.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by cuchulainn » Sun May 20, 2018 3:29 am

Los Angeles Night Market

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Salted Brisket Wrap (?) and Spicy Pork wrap. They were delicious.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Sun May 20, 2018 3:53 am

Mmmm. I haven't had sea urchin since 1990, when we were picking them off the rocks somewhere south of Sydney on the east coast of Australia.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 am

Just grilled a ton of:
- marinated chicken thighs
- asparagus
- peppers
- mushrooms
- onion

on the BBQ. Also made wild and basmati rice pilaf, caesar salad, and garlic bread.

Oink! I also for the first time in a while cooked the chicken really, really low and slow. The last few times it's been tasty but a bit dry; this time I am hoping it will be juicy and amazing.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Tue May 22, 2018 1:33 am

Well, damn. Still managed to cook the chicken a bit too much so it wasn't juicy and amazing.Tasty, but not like I was hoping. Still, overall very yummy.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Stan In Maryland » Tue May 22, 2018 2:56 pm

Kind of like what EMG has been eating lately. Sunday was the head end of a beef tenderloin with fresh herbs from the garden (rosemary and thyme) grilled to a nice medium rare, grilled asparagus, strawberries and pineapple, mashed potatoes, cherry tomatoes with fresh basil and balsamic. Had the kids and grandkid over.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by EMG » Tue May 22, 2018 3:04 pm

Hah. The Vegan has made two attempts recently to cook food with meat in it for me after I get home from work. Thing is, since she doesn't taste when cooking, it has ended up super salty both times. But I don't have the heart to tell her, so I just eat it and tell her it's amazing.

I caught a bad stomach bug from something yesterday, so today was mostly tea and water and medicine, then a bit of chicken soup.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Tue May 22, 2018 3:29 pm

A friend has been staying at my house for a few days, and last night she made dinner. BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and a spinach salad with bacon and avocado. It was excellent, and she even cleaned up after!

She parboils the chicken before grilling. I've never done that, but it was juicy and amazing.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue May 22, 2018 3:47 pm

Tuna, pasta, sweet corn and mayo.
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Re: What's for dinner?

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lolasf wrote:
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A friend has been staying at my house for a few days, and last night she made dinner. BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and a spinach salad with bacon and avocado. It was excellent, and she even cleaned up after!

She parboils the chicken before grilling. I've never done that, but it was juicy and amazing.
Parboils the chicken? Say it ain't so. While I am somewhat open to saying it might be a good thing I am pretty leery about this. I don't see how parboiling can improve the flavor of any meat. After all, you boil meat to pull out the flavor for stock. But then again I am late to the brining party for grilling chicken breast and am a complete convert so there is an outside chance I could be wrong about parboiling.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by jessica_fletcher » Wed May 23, 2018 6:10 pm

Asparagus and streaky bacon
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by strife » Wed May 23, 2018 6:16 pm

Tonight will be simple. Mashed red lentils with sauteed garlic and shallot, spiced with mitmita and served with basmati rice.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Homerj » Wed May 23, 2018 8:27 pm

Ribs and corn on the cob
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Moethebartender » Thu May 24, 2018 2:37 am

From the frozen wastes of Canuckistan:

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Veal Piccata. Very good. It came with a pedestrian house salad that was pretty forgettable. Also with a side of rigatoni marinara which struck me as an odd pairing and I didn't think it worked well with the main. I almost ordered pasta as a main dish based on some reviews I'd read; glad I didn't. Plus this will no doubt piss of Lincoln, so it has that going for it as well.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by northern_goddess » Thu May 24, 2018 2:44 am

Mmmmmmm, veal piccata.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu May 24, 2018 2:57 am

Sliced fresh mango and Thai green curry chicken

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu May 24, 2018 3:07 am

Grilled filet mignon with fried mushrooms, roasted spuds and red peppers,asparagus with olive oil, balsamic , salt and Parmesan at the end. It didn't rain this afternoon, so we took advantage and bbq'ed.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Moethebartender » Thu May 24, 2018 3:26 am

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Mmmmmmm, veal piccata.
It really was quite good. I was surprised that the rest of the meal didn't live up to those standards though. There didn't appear to be a ton of other options around town. Perhaps we'll end up at the casino tomorrow night.
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Re: What's for dinner?

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Lincoln » Thu May 24, 2018 7:10 am

I wish the same suffering on all of you that eat Veal.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu May 24, 2018 1:44 pm

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I wish the same suffering on all of you that eat Veal.
I worked in a restaurant where live lobsters were on full display. A woman diner squealed, "oh that is sooo cruel blah blah blah...I'll have the veal chop."

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Moethebartender » Fri May 25, 2018 2:51 am

Sadly, I'm ending my trip to Canuckistan without having sampled poutine. Alas, this dish is to remain a mystery to me for the foreseeable future.

They did bring us in what I was assured was a classic of Coldie Cuisine - the Chicken on a bun. Literally, a chicken (broasted boneless chicken breast) on a bun. Oh, yeah, they served it with some Italian inspired tomato sauce on the side. Apparently, this differs in some significant way that eluded me from the standard chicken sandwich. I mostly thought it differed in that there was no lettuce or other vegetables - or anything else really to make it flavorful. Sorry, no pictures. I don't think it would have been easy to explain why I would take such a pic.

I'm not sure where this rates in the Coldie cuisine rankings, but I have to assume that it falls somewhere behind the all time classic Canadian dish - the ham sandwich. Perhaps Shamoo will be able to bring some clarity to this subject.

My final meal in the frozen tundra... We ended up at some place called Quatto. I was again leaning towards the pasta, but then I thought... Hmm... What would Lincoln do? And I realized that the twig eating fuckmunch would probably get some boring pasta dish. No one really wants to be like Lincoln. So, I opted to have the tenderloin. At least tonight's salad wasn't completely boring.

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Plating clearly isn't a strong suit here. The tenderloin in a peppercorn sauce was decent, but nothing terribly special. The carrots and the potatoes were better than they looked. I was going to go with the rabbit cacciatore, but the menu went on and on about free range this, hippy bullshit that. So fuck it. Tenderloin won out.

I am left to lament my missed opportunity to consume poutine. Until next time, au revoir, Coldies.
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri May 25, 2018 1:46 pm

That is a mess. I hate it when everything is thrown together like that. #texturematters

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Fri May 25, 2018 11:06 pm

We're having steaks and watching the Safe tv series later. Watched a few episodes and it's not bad.

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Post by Moethebartender » Sat May 26, 2018 12:47 am

Ok, I have to confess, that I was a bit moved by the Coldies attempt to have me arrested at the border by infiltrating a little care package into my luggage without my knowledge.

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In all honesty though, I've got to stay that everyone I met there was pretty fucking cool. It's not a place I can imagine existing in, but it has its merits if you're into the outdoors. And being cold about 9 months a year. I really feel it was time well spent in spite of being a cynical bastard, generally.
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Post by Usher73 » Sat May 26, 2018 2:26 am

It sounds like Chicken on a bun was inspired by airport Chick-Fil-A with ketchup.

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Ok, I have to confess, that I was a bit moved by the Coldies attempt to have me arrested at the border by infiltrating a little care package into my luggage without my knowledge.

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In all honesty though, I've got to stay that everyone I met there was pretty fucking cool. It's not a place I can imagine existing in, but it has its merits if you're into the outdoors. And being cold about 9 months a year. I really feel it was time well spent in spite of being a cynical bastard, generally.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 pm

Baked spuds

*burp*

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Post by veronica_inheels » Sat May 26, 2018 9:17 pm

Chip_Oatley wrote:
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Sliced fresh mango and Thai green curry chicken
Love that.

Mango season here, I have it often.
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Post by Moethebartender » Sat May 26, 2018 10:07 pm

Back in the D.

Opted for Salvadoran cuisine:

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Chicharron con queso and Jalpeno con queso Pupusas.

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The curtido that comes with the pupusas and plátanos con crema and frijoles.
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Post by EMG » Sun May 27, 2018 10:49 pm

The other day I picked up a lobster roll from a friend's weekend market booth. He and a buddy have gotten to importing live Maine lobster all the way to the Philippines just for this. It was good, but very expensive for the local market. Not sure how well they'll do.

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Then I went and had the 'Amsterdam burger' from a local burger place.

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Post by northern_goddess » Sun May 27, 2018 10:58 pm

What's in the burger? That lobster roll looks kind of mushy, for lack of a better word.
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Post by EMG » Sun May 27, 2018 11:32 pm

It was actually a good lobster roll. It's 100% solid meat, coated with a dressing. The meat of an entire claw fell out while I was eating it. No shredded lobster meat, they stick in whole tails etc.

The Amsterdam burger: Beef patty, fried onion, pastrami, gruyere, sauerkraut, mustard relish, and their special house sauce. I like it, I get it every time I go there. The Vegan had portobello mushroom sliders.

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Post by snowgirl » Mon May 28, 2018 3:42 pm

To be fair to Canadian cuisine, Sault Ste, Marie isn't really known as a foodie hotspot.
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Post by cuchulainn » Mon May 28, 2018 4:26 pm

I made meatballs with ground lamb, walnuts and parsley. I roasted carrots with ras el hanout and chill and garnished the carrots with mint and yogurt.
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Post by gnd » Mon May 28, 2018 5:21 pm

Chuck how much were those black urchins? (I can usually only find the pink ones on our local island beaches) mmm


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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by cuchulainn » Mon May 28, 2018 5:23 pm

The sea urchins were $16 each.

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Post by Moethebartender » Mon May 28, 2018 7:20 pm

snowgirl wrote:
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To be fair to Canadian cuisine, Sault Ste, Marie isn't really known as a foodie hotspot.
Honestly, what was on offer was better than we had expected. It's clearly a town that has seen better days. Parts of it were almost Detroitish in terms of downtrodden neglect.

It's one of the whitest cities I think I've been to.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by EMG » Mon May 28, 2018 8:00 pm

cuchulainn wrote:
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The sea urchins were $16 each.
Wow. There are urchins by the thousands out here on shallow reefs. Wonder how they know which are full of the uni.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by cuchulainn » Mon May 28, 2018 9:01 pm

I had some in Bohol that were much cheaper, like $4 each.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by jessica_fletcher » Mon May 28, 2018 9:09 pm

Pizza!
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Post by EMG » Mon May 28, 2018 9:17 pm

cuchulainn wrote:
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I had some in Bohol that were much cheaper, like $4 each.
I'm sure I could pluck a dozen of them up on a dive and no one would say a word. It's odd that they don't eat them more out here.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by cuchulainn » Mon May 28, 2018 9:22 pm

They're delicious!

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by strife » Mon May 28, 2018 10:23 pm

I just ducked down to the Turkish bodega for dinner. I'm eating a pile of artichoke hearts and stuffed grape leaves.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Tue May 29, 2018 1:43 pm

Preparing Snapper filets with a creamy prawn sauce.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue May 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Chicken Kiev and asparagus
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Stan In Maryland » Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 pm

Last night was shrimp tacos with a slightly spicy slaw, mango salsa and a corn salsa for a side. Tonight is pulled pork that I smoked yesterday, coleslaw and corn on the cob.
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