some easy recipes to teach a guy, just learning

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some easy recipes to teach a guy, just learning

Post by gnd » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:00 pm

It´s his first time living alone (as that is his culture SE Asia, and he is now abroad). He can barely cook. Was going to go over once he moves into his first place, and show him a few easy things to make. Plus I thought it´d be impressive to potential girlfriends. (Besides that imho everyone should know how to cook. Though no, he can afford to eat out)

Heavy on veggies/ not so much on meat.

main meals, like dinner (lunch), supper
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Post by DCComic » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:54 pm

Stir fry with noodles.
Pasta with a jar sauce or oil, chilli and garlic.
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Not much veggie, but chicken parm. I told a friend how to make it the first time his gf came over. They are now married with three children. All do to my chicken parm recipe. My first for my wife was stuffed lobster. We have been married nearly 38 years, but stuffed lobster probably isn't a started dish.
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Post by 5waldos » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:31 pm

Help him stock his kitchen with basic necessities both in terms of foodstuffs and utensils. And then teach him what the basic cooking terms mean. From there it depends on what he likes to eat. Give him the courage to try to make foods he likes. Courage in the kitchen is a huge first step.

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Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:02 pm

Has he got a cookbook? Probably better for ideas than the internet.

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Post by gnd » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:20 pm

no, I think not Vinny. Good idea Waldo5: tomorrow is his first day/night alone. ever. I reminded him to get food,)

thanks Stan, DCC
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Post by cuchulainn » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:56 pm

Beef Wellington
Lobster Thermidor
Xiaolongbao
Chocolate soufflé
Peking Duck

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Post by veronica_inheels » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:06 am

SE Asia?

Like Thailand?

What does he like? His native foods or European?
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Post by mishmish » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:23 am

What waldos said. Anyway, you should find out what he's hungry for and go from there. Basic carbs like rice and noodles might be a good starting point.

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Post by VinnyD » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:45 am

Does he have a rice cooker?

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Post by snowgirl » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:29 pm

Basics. How to cook an egg. How to cook noodles and rice. How to stir fry.

I don't know. I feel like I never didn't know how to cook.
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Post by veronica_inheels » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:43 pm

^ same. I always knew.

But i also know how to teach foods and nutrition. From the simplest recipes to complex ones.
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 pm

He must learn, MUST, not to constantly stir things as they cook. Let things stay contacted to the heat of the frying pan, to colour, to brown, to caramelise.

Doing this to onions, is the start of many dishes.


Never add garlic too early when frying, it’ll blacken and taste bitter.

Don’t over crowd a frying pan, itll lower the temperature, and stew meat not brown it.
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Post by gnd » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:51 pm

veronica_inheels wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:06 am
SE Asia?

Like Thailand?

What does he like? His native foods or European?
a bit of both.
onions
Good ideas Jess, atleast he yes can saute onions (if he does not get distracted and walk off,))
I feel like I never didn't know how to cook
thanks snowgirl, good basics. Yeah we grew up cooking/helping from toddlers...but I suppose in his culture (family?) only his mum cooked.
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Post by micvan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:15 pm

Polenta bowls are easy and kinda free form. How about eggplant pram? Ants climbing trees is fast and easy altho does have some pork

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Post by micvan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:16 pm

Damn spellcheck eggplant parm

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Post by Chi_Rup » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:48 am

Eggplant porn.

Daal is very easy and you can buy the rotis already. Stir fry! Don’t forget to parboil broccoli if you’re stir frying, it’s much nicer. The shape of chopped veg affects how long it needs to cook and a little trio of oyster sauce, rice wine and sesame oil pretty much works every time.

I can’t remember not knowing how to cook, but I think the first things I learned to make were a mixed veg pasta and a pistou stew, to impress women.

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Post by EMG » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:33 pm

I've been doing my stirfries with rice wine, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce lately. It's a good combination. It also saves the souls of those poor oysters. My GF says oysters do indeed have souls. Just very very small ones.

I also found a vegan (I hope) sauce that is made for stir fry that tastes something kind of like oyster sauce. It's pretty heavy so you just need a few globs into the pan with your veggies and no other seasoning required.

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Post by micvan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:05 am

Eggplant porn I can't even imagine...I laughed!

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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:42 am

How about:

A nice frittata

pesto

ratatouille

gazpacho

chicken soup

corn chowder
Sea kelp

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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:47 am

OH, I found this recipe last week and thought it looked good.

https://www.tastingtable.com/cook/recip ... =Editorial

Sweet Corn Cacio e Pepe
Recipe adapted from Michael Toscano, Le Farfalle, Charleston, SC

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Ingredients
For the Corn Stock:
6 medium corncobs, husked
6 cups water
5 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 thyme sprig
For the Pasta:
Kosher salt, to taste
1 pound dried spaghetti
1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
1½ cups corn stock
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
Reserved corn kernels
1½ cups grated Parmesan
½ cup grated Pecorino Romano

Directions
1. Make the corn stock: Slice off the kernels from the corncobs, reserving the kernels for later. Place the cobs in a medium saucepan with the remaining stock ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until reduced to 1½ cups, 1 hour. Strain, discarding the solids.
2. Make the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until very al dente, 6 minutes, then drain.
3. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, toast the pepper over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the corn stock, butter and corn kernels, and bring to a simmer.
4. Add the pasta to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the pasta is fully cooked and the sauce has reduced slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cheeses and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the cheeses have melted and the pasta is fully coated in the sauce, 1 minute more. Divide between bowls and serve immediately.
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Post by EMG » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:27 am

micvan wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:05 am
Eggplant porn I can't even imagine...I laughed!
Not all that hard to imagine for me, we only get the Chinese eggplants here

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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 am

Hahaha! Don't show Stephen D.
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