What did you have for dinner? - Page 35
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It was a warm, sunny spring day here in Salt Lake, a great day for grilling. The local Sprouts had a 6 bone rack of spares in the case. Here it is getting the rub applied:
Didn't take a picture of the finished product. Very tasty, even though grilled for only about 2 hours instead of doing the real barbeque thing. A portent of things to come.
after looking at what all ya'll made, mine sounds bland. Since I had smoked a brisket today, very thin slices of brisket, a combo of satuee onions and portabello mushrooms, a slice of provalone cheese and grilled it like a grilled cheese. topped it off with a slice of Baked Georgia Cheese Cake ,(my invention)
If I offered a bowl of soup to my wife with fish heads in it, she would NOT approve. What a shame.
It might be time to offer some sort of dish with head on shrimp, she how she handles that.
You might profit from that - In my case, she hands me the shrimp heads so I can suck the juice out of them :D
I'm much the same. The picture I posted is stock in the making. The broth was used to make soup. The fish heads and little red mullets were dissected by hubby who loves eating that stuff.
I'm not cooking too much these days, but love to look at your plates. Great dishes.
About that fish soup, wife loves to eat fish heads. She will let bones alone and the favorite part are the eyes.
Thanks! Consider it my tribute to my western neighbours - my butcher has ducks from Loué, which are simply to die for. Yes, I know, source locally and all, but those, I can't resist. Anyway, as soon as I get instated in my rightful place as Eternal God-Emperor of the Civilized Worlds and the Realms Beyond, my first edict will be that those who overcook duck shall be punished harshly and mocked mercilessly.
In honor of my last day in town before I head back to school, my mom asked me to cook. (funny how that works) We had fajitas. seasoned some beef with Mexican Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Pepper, Lime and a few other things put it on the grill to a nice medium rare for my pops and me. Had some chicken already seasoned the way my mother likes it, for my mom and sister, then finally threw some olive oil, salt, and crack pepper on some assorted veggies and tossed those on the grill for my vegetarian sister. Keeping with the theme I made some guacamole to snack on while we waited. Happened to have a few serano peppers laying around so chopped those up and threw them in there gave it a phenomenal kick.
Tomorrow in honor of St. Paddy's day, after my 3 hour drive home I'm whipping up some Taters and Sausage, and for desert I'm doing my own take on Apple Duff. Of Course all served with a Guiness or glass of Whiskey.
Happy St. Patrick's day to all of ye
May Good Luck be with ye where ever ye go
And my your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow
• Potatoes are quickly colored in lard and placed in a few layers at the bottom of the dish.
• Bacon is rendered, onions sweated in the rendered fat with the bacon, some scallions added at the last minute,
• The onions go on top of the potatoes.
• More potato layers (here you see me build the first one after I've added the onions).
• Covered with homemade chicken stock and baked.
French Fries that looks amazing. My heart belongs to the humble potato
Yesterday was the first day of Lent known as "Kathari Deftera" (Clean Monday) and marks a 7week period of fasting before Easter. Orthodox Lent is a bit different than other types of fasting periods observed in other cultures/religions. Lent indicates to abstain from eating any animal that has red blood, and any products of animals with red blood. Certain seafood is allowed, as are snails. Traditionally on Kathari Deftera in Greece we go out to fly kites. A typical meal for this holiday is taramosalata (fish roe spread), gigantes (giant beans cooked in tomato), grilled octopus, horta (boiled dark greens), various vegetable dishes, and the meal is always accompanied by lagana which is a type of flat bread made especially on this holiday.
It was snowing here, no kites and couldn't even go out to get lagana which they sell at our local bakery. We had a simple lentil soup instead.
Fantastic fish. I'm cooking eggplants filled with egg and parmigiano cheese mix. Very easy recipe i got from my grandmother. I posted the recipe in Recipes.
Looks sloppy, but makes spectacular sandwiches with baguettes.
@Jake. Lovely fish (and avatar). I loved it so much that i decided to skip the parsley for you. Hope you're not offended.
Thanks! I shall definitely try those eggplants - my girlfriend is crazy for the things, could serve eggplant every day :)
@Jake - nicely plated!
Nothing fancy, just some traditional Polish fare.
Savoy cabbage rolls with meat stuffing
Gołąbki z kapusty włoskiej z mięsem
You need a large head of savoy cabbage, about 4 lbs. Cut out the tough core with a knife and discard it. You will now need to parboil it in salted water so that the leaves can be separated (it takes maybe a minute), put it in there the core-side down. Keep all the large leaves and reserve the rest for a soup or something else.
The stuffing. The meat can be pork, beef or a mixture of the two and you'll need about a pound of meat that you coarsely grind or finely chop with a really sharp knife. You'll need two kaiser rolls (or similar white bake goods), that you dice and soak in 3/4 cup milk until soggy. Finely chop a large onion or two and sauté it in butter. Mix the meat, the onions, the soggy kaiser rolls, a raw egg, salt, pepper and, if you want, hunter's seasoning (a spice blend of marjoram, black pepper, juniper, caraway, allspice and bay leaf).
Now you fill the cabbage leaves by placing some filling (about two heaping tablespoons) in the center, tucking the sides in and rolling it to form a cigar. Line a deep baking sheet with some surplus cabbage leaves, place the cabbage rolls neatly in one or two layers on the leaves and then cover with some more leaves or shredded cabbage. Cover with aluminium foil and place in a 180°C/350°F oven for two hours, but baking the last 30 or more minutes uncovered. Serve with sour cream and mashed potatoes. Lots of fiber, fills you up for a long, long time.