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Offline blue911

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #50: March 22, 2020, 12:33:28 PM »
Since I’ve got the time, I wanted to try a recipe I always wanted to. Turkish Manti.  Lamb dumplings with three sauces: Brown Butter, Caramelized Tomato sauce and garlic yogurt sauce.
Making the dumplings from scratch is incredibly time consuming.

https://www.panningtheglobe.com/turkish-manti/


I bought a dumpling maker (a cutter with two presses) for $15 from amazon, dumplings are still a pain in the ass. Even if you cheat and use egg roll wrappers they’re a pain. Looks good though

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« Reply #51: March 22, 2020, 03:43:46 PM »
Can't stand asparagus ???

Have you tried roasting asparagus by spraying with butter, adding spices, and baking at 400 until asparagus is crisp ?

That sounds pretty good. I’m bookmarking that for some weekend when we have nothing to do.

Funny, we had lamb last night too. My mom came over for dinner and brought a rack of lamb with her. I didn’t do anything fancy to it, just some pink salt and Florida seasoned pepper before grilling it (five minutes over direct medium, then the rest of the time over indirect medium). The Weber iGrill Bluetooth meat thermometer I got last summer worked perfectly—I told it I wanted a target temperature of 130°, and the meat came out just right. It had been a really long time since I’d cooked rack of lamb, which is why I used the thermometer. Had I followed the timing recommendations I had, it would have been undercooked. Tasted really good. My wife made some potatoes and sautéed some asparagus; I can’t stand asparagus, so I didn’t eat that, but she and my mom really liked it.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #52: March 22, 2020, 03:46:25 PM »
Can't stand asparagus ???

Asparagus makes my pee stink. :mg:

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #53: April 11, 2020, 12:06:29 PM »
ok, so I'm a notorious non-cook with no skills in a kitchen.  Opening cans of beans and salmon, chopping vegetables, throwing them over spinach is like the most I've done in about 5 years. This thing that's going on has forced me to at least try to prepare stuff at home.  Thursday I actually had 2 pans on the stove and the microwave going at the same time! and it all timed out right!

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« Reply #54: April 11, 2020, 01:48:38 PM »
Binge watch Good Eats. That’s how I learned to cook.

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« Reply #55: April 11, 2020, 04:44:58 PM »
JCA - something simple to do:
Buy a piece of salmon, sprinkler lemon pepper on it & bake at 350 for 50-60min
Microwave a bake potato for 4 min, then put in the oven with the salmon.
Buy some green beans or asparagus, spray with butter spray, sprinkle with garlic pepper, then put in the oven with salmon.
Bake all 3 at same time - a gourmet meal that's easy to make

ok, so I'm a notorious non-cook with no skills in a kitchen.  Opening cans of beans and salmon, chopping vegetables, throwing them over spinach is like the most I've done in about 5 years. This thing that's going on has forced me to at least try to prepare stuff at home.  Thursday I actually had 2 pans on the stove and the microwave going at the same time! and it all timed out right!

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #56: April 11, 2020, 07:43:17 PM »
JCA - something simple to do:
Buy a piece of salmon, sprinkler lemon pepper on it & bake at 350 for 50-60min
Microwave a bake potato for 4 min, then put in the oven with the salmon.
Buy some green beans or asparagus, spray with butter spray, sprinkle with garlic pepper, then put in the oven with salmon.
Bake all 3 at same time - a gourmet meal that's easy to make

thanks. I will get more adventurous but that really isn't my goal. I am eating ok, but it's passover so my diet is more limited than usual. Your recipe would work, but I am not going back to the grocery for a week

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« Reply #57: April 11, 2020, 08:11:41 PM »
If you’re looking for cook books- America’s rest kitchen or cooks illustrated- if you follow the recipes, they work. About as idiot proof as you get

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« Reply #58: April 11, 2020, 10:05:58 PM »
This book is what got me into cooking. It’s easily the best cookbook I’ve ever bought. It made me see cooking as basic chemistry. That mad it much more compelling and much more easy to understand. It’s the Joy of Cooking for our generation.

I’d also recommend looking at the Serious Eats website. The main guy is the guy who wrote this book.

It’s in the same vein as America’s test kitchen and Cooks Illustrated. And Good Eats.

https://www.amazon.com/Food-Lab-Cooking-Through-Science/dp/0393081087

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« Reply #59: April 11, 2020, 10:10:14 PM »
Chris Kimbell’s milk street is a fantastic cooking show if you like ATK

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« Reply #60: April 11, 2020, 10:15:05 PM »
To further plug Serious Eats. I just cooked this Jambalaya recipe. It’s just as good as my Mom’s who was born and raised in Louisiana. It was incredible. And they described why it’s so flavorful.

Of note. They have not found a recipe that equals my Mom’s gumbo.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/03/creole-style-red-jambalaya-chicken-sausage-shrimp-recipe.html

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« Reply #61: April 11, 2020, 10:22:35 PM »
I made jambalaya tonight as well. Similar recipe but no shrimp as the kids don’t like it and I used a homemade Cajun spice blend. It’s really hard to make a bad jambalaya.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #62: April 11, 2020, 10:23:03 PM »
So true - I am truly obsessed with recipes from Milk Street:  www.milkstreet177.com

Chris Kimbell’s milk street is a fantastic cooking show if you like ATK

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« Reply #63: April 11, 2020, 10:32:29 PM »
So true - I am truly obsessed with recipes from Milk Street:  www.milkstreet177.com


I need to try their ropa vieja and picadillo recipes. I have some others I make frequently. Cuban food is also pretty easy to make. 

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #64: April 11, 2020, 11:58:46 PM »
JCA - something simple to do:
Buy a piece of salmon, sprinkler lemon pepper on it & bake at 350 for 50-60min
Microwave a bake potato for 4 min, then put in the oven with the salmon.
Buy some green beans or asparagus, spray with butter spray, sprinkle with garlic pepper, then put in the oven with salmon.
Bake all 3 at same time - a gourmet meal that's easy to make

50-60 minutes?   Christ.   That thing would be like a Trump steak.   

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« Reply #65: April 12, 2020, 12:17:12 AM »
50-60 minutes?   Christ.   That thing would be like a Trump steak.

An hour would absolutely Destroy a piece of salmon.

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« Reply #66: April 12, 2020, 12:43:04 AM »
I’m assuming he meant 5-6 minutes?   

My go-to is blackened salmon. Heat a bit of oil, put the salmon skin side down, cook for five minutes, cover the flesh side in Cajun spice mix, flip and cook the spice side for five minutes. Easy-peasy


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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #68: April 12, 2020, 09:19:33 PM »
It does not destroy the salmon.  I've done this over 200 times. 

I’m assuming he meant 5-6 minutes?   

My go-to is blackened salmon. Heat a bit of oil, put the salmon skin side down, cook for five minutes, cover the flesh side in Cajun spice mix, flip and cook the spice side for five minutes. Easy-peasy
An hour would absolutely Destroy a piece of salmon.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #69: April 14, 2020, 12:29:37 AM »
This book is what got me into cooking. It’s easily the best cookbook I’ve ever bought. It made me see cooking as basic chemistry. That mad it much more compelling and much more easy to understand. It’s the Joy of Cooking for our generation.

I’d also recommend looking at the Serious Eats website. The main guy is the guy who wrote this book.

It’s in the same vein as America’s test kitchen and Cooks Illustrated. And Good Eats.

https://www.amazon.com/Food-Lab-Cooking-Through-Science/dp/0393081087

Serious Eats is awesome.  I used their technique for oven-roasted potatoes/fries this weekend, and they ended up being delicious.

Offline blue911

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« Reply #70: April 14, 2020, 10:06:14 AM »
Serious Eats is awesome.  I used their technique for oven-roasted potatoes/fries this weekend, and they ended up being delicious.

Probably the best potatoes I’ve ever had.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #71: April 14, 2020, 12:22:19 PM »
Serious Eats is awesome.  I used their technique for oven-roasted potatoes/fries this weekend, and they ended up being delicious.
Probably the best potatoes I’ve ever had.

As someone who struggles getting oven roasted potatoes right I'd love to know the secret!

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #72: April 14, 2020, 12:36:41 PM »
As someone who struggles getting oven roasted potatoes right I'd love to know the secret!

trying it tonight:

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/12/the-best-roast-potatoes-ever-recipe.html

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2020)
« Reply #74: April 14, 2020, 09:08:59 PM »
2IPAs loved this shrimp in a cream sauce on pasta.  One change I made to to replace the cayenne pepper & salt with blackened spice.

https://healthyrecipesblogs.com/shrimp-cream-sauce/