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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1515 on: September 12, 2012, 11:40:17 PM »


A nice gift of about 3 pounds of frozen crappie.  I defrosted them for two days and am preparing to deep fry them in a beer batter this evening.  Along with them I am fixing a neat salad I stole from somewhere.



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Offline AndyBoy

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1516 on: September 13, 2012, 07:33:00 AM »
We visited a little farmers market yesterday in town, they close off this side street and set up the various tents, etc. We got a baguette, lady peas, squash, zucchini, a pound of fresh shrimp that we boiled in spices. Great local, food cooked simply, that was just delicious.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1517 on: September 18, 2012, 05:33:35 PM »


No grill tonight but I could do it on the Big Green Egg.

a marinated salmon chunk, some late-summer squash and a RealSweet onion with herbs and good things in the pan, to be topped with a bit of real parm.    I am going to measure about 4 oz of cooked rice and see how that goes, I am a starchaholic. 

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1518 on: September 18, 2012, 06:15:41 PM »
We are having leftovers from an Indian meal I cooked last night, tandoori chicken on the BGE, cauliflower, potato and okra curry, basmati and naan. Okra was from our garden and I used it instead of peas which the recipe called for.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1519 on: September 21, 2012, 05:52:33 PM »


Two different size pork tenderloin going on the Big Green Egg tonight.  A toss together marinade with a bunch of garlic.  Simple broccoli and some baked potatoes (small).    I don't think I'll use garlic in the mash.   


I didn't have fresh herbs so I went Moroccan and Thai in the marinade.  This should be interesting.

Lighting the Big Green Egg now.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1520 on: September 24, 2012, 08:39:03 AM »
We had gumbo last night made with okra from our garden, onion, green pepper, tomato and garlic served over basmati rice and cornbread. It was a simple meal that was so good.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1521 on: September 24, 2012, 01:00:29 PM »
We had gumbo last night made with okra from our garden, onion, green pepper, tomato and garlic served over basmati rice and cornbread. It was a simple meal that was so good.

That sounds good Andy, we had some terrific roll-ups with that LO pork tenderloin and a scratch-built tomatillo salsa. Along with that we had a Jicama slaw with sliced grapes that worked well with the rich pork and salsa.

No pictures last night I was in and out of the kitchen watching football and that grabbed my attention. 

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1522 on: September 26, 2012, 12:39:57 PM »
Saveur Magazine had 101 classic recipes in the latest issue and some of them look very good. It is a "keeper" edition for sure.

I did General Tso's Chicken last night and it was pretty good but I sort of got rushed toward the end trying to tie it all together. The real reason for this post is the Hot and Sour Soup I did last night was fantastic, almost as good as Frank Ma's in the day. It also was from Saveur and from Sour and Spice by Mei Chin, a book I am not familiar with but might have to check out.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1523 on: September 29, 2012, 04:16:21 PM »
Sounds great AB!

Jacques' Crusty Chicken Thighs tonight.

That sounds a bit odd.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1524 on: September 29, 2012, 06:13:48 PM »
Liz, I'll just have to trust you on that recipe. 

My exile from the kitchen has not yet ended.  Dinner was a generous piece of stellar Fromager D'Affinois that I found at our local Kroger.  I avoid Kroger and Publix like the plague so I was very, very surprised to see that Kroger has some really good cheese. 

Cooler weather will lure me back into the kitchen; if I made something like feijoada, would you give it a try?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1525 on: September 30, 2012, 07:53:16 PM »
Hey DD - here is a link to the "crusty" recipe. The picture is very misleading in this version, since you do really get crispy chicken skin on the thighs and no sauce on top. Like the Marcella recipe for tomato sauce with butter and onion, this is more than the sum of its parts. And really silly easy.

Anyway...http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2008/11/05/crusty-chicken-thighs-mushroom-sauce/

Feijoada sounds great (I did have to look it up).

Did the Kroger have a Murray's Cheese "booth" in it?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1526 on: October 13, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »


Burgers tonight with Brussels sprouts (the Cooks Illustrated method).   The grill is ready, the burgers go on in just a minute.  The Brussels sprouts go in first at 425º for 10 minutes and then the burgers will be looked at.

The Brussels sprouts take from 10 to 14 minutes AFTER the initial 10 minute cooking time to get them sortof crispy and good.    We do like this (old) recipe...


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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1527 on: October 13, 2012, 08:36:30 PM »


Burgers tonight with Brussels sprouts (the Cooks Illustrated method).   The grill is ready, the burgers go on in just a minute.  The Brussels sprouts go in first at 425º for 10 minutes and then the burgers will be looked at.


The Brussels sprouts take from 10 to 14 minutes AFTER the initial 10 minute cooking time to get them sortof crispy and good.    We do like this (old) recipe.


Bruissels sprouts were right-on, the burgers (2 minutes one side and 3 minutes the other) were slightly overcooked IMO..   They were good and all but I would have liked to eat them rare rather than what they turned out.  They were 7 1/2 oz. burgers. 

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1528 on: October 16, 2012, 05:59:55 PM »
Green beans, green salad, and Sloppy Louie's Catfish.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1529 on: October 17, 2012, 06:42:57 PM »


An after sleep-study beef stew.   recipe later. 

good stuff in there,   cooked exculisively on that Nuwave induction cooktop.


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