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post #511 of 4287

@ordo, Maika’i (Very Good), I’m impressed! (pronounced my-ka-ee)

 

Dinner tonight: Fish VeraCruz Style, at least my way.  It’s hard to find fish in the middle of the desert.  It’s frozen, watery, mushy, not so great.  Fresh fish in the desert?  No thank you, I don’t trust it.

I make my VeraCruz with onions, carrots, celery, Hatch chilies, Red Bell Peppers and manzanilla Spanish olives stuffed with pimentos.  

(Mister k~girl is allergic to capers, and I don’t care for raisins in anything but baked goods)

And of course, its all served over steamed white rice! 

Very ONO~licious!! (Very delisious, Hawaiian style)

 

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post #512 of 4287
Ordo, those shrimp look really, really tasty! Are those little chunks garlic, ginger or both? I almost did shrimp tonight, ended up with a sausage and cream sauce over angel hair pasta. The star for me, though, was the sliced Cherokee Purple tomato with the mozz blobs and basil, sprinkled with a bit of balsamic. I will be sad when there are no more fresh, homegrown tomatoes. mjb.
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post #513 of 4287

So far, 3 PBR Tall boys, and debating on some leftover Whole Foods smoked Pork shoulder, maybe pull into a sammich, OR, I also have some of their 5 cheese mac 'n Cheese gratin, that I was thinking would make a GREAT grilled Cheese filler between some sourdough, and some sliced tomato. . . hell, maybe even some of the aforementioned pork. Eother that, or I am just going to throw something in the nuker...

 

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post #514 of 4287

Jono, never easy!

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post #515 of 4287
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Originally Posted by kaneohegirlinaz View Post

Jono, never easy!

 

 

lol, ok. . .  .well, I may require a mai tai or two :wink:, lol.

 

Ended up with the Mac n' Cheese grilled cheese, SCREW YOU, ATKINS!  If I wasn't sleepy and ready for bed before, I am now! Good lord!

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post #516 of 4287

Veal rib chop with milk sauce, celeriac fries and zucchini salad:

 

 

post #517 of 4287

Kgirl, your going to put tem pounds on me by just looking at your food and road trips !

 

@ FF: Looks terrific. I have not had veal in a long time and that looks great and the celeriac fries.....ummm.

 

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post #518 of 4287

Thanks Petals, we only eat veal chops once or twice a year, they're so ridiculously expensive, it's a treat when we do. It's the first time I cooked celeriac that way, to get away from the typical celeriac puree I usually do. Simply sauteed in hot oil, then added some butter and covered the pan for a few minutes. They were delicious!

 

BTW haven't commented on your dishes but they always look amazing, truly. Those little shrimp stuffed limes and stuffed walnuts looked yummy and fun! :D

post #519 of 4287

I made this very early today.

 

Batter : 1 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk , 1/2 cup orange juice, pinch salt, 2 Tbls butter. (set in fridge 2 hours)

 

Filling : 400g ricotta, 2 1/2/ Tbls sugar , 1/2 tsp cardamon, 1/4 cinnamon. 1/2 nutmeg, 1 tsp rose water

 

Made mini crepes suzette & stuffed them with filling, candied orange peel , rose syrup. Dessert being served tonight , test run.

 

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post #520 of 4287

 the mini crepes are as perfect as the day you have going on there.....truly delightful chef

joey

is that really your phone camera?

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post #521 of 4287

Thanks Joey,

 

I have an iphone 4 and it works better than alot of camera's I have owned (in fact I don't use a camera anymore) . You can go to Zagg online and custom design your own sleeve for the back of it. The pic has good lighting because I stepped outside to take it.

 

It is beautiful here today, as I hope it is by your way.

 

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post #522 of 4287

A T-bone for tonight: 544 grams, U$ 5.

 

 

I cook it on this years seasoned pan grill (sensible ladies, do not look), barely cleaned (no dets) to keep the carbon taste:

 

 

Just rubbed with S&P. Sometimes a touch of black vinegar. We grease the pan with the same fat of the steack.

Lots of smoke. The price to pay.

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post #523 of 4287

Petals, you've inspired me. 

Mister k~girl says he doesn't care for crepes but I think that if I try a play one your mini's... and those look nice and hefty, LOVE IT!  no whimping around here...

Where's my fork?

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post #524 of 4287

"Pasta e Fagioli"

post #525 of 4287

Chicken (thighs) chili with chipotle, black beans abd sweet corn (oh and gotta' have my two scoops rice)

 

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post #526 of 4287

I picked up a couple of racks of lamb that were on sale at Fresh Market the other day.

Today took one rack and marinaded it in a mix of 1/2 cup of evoo, juice of 3 lemons plus the zest, a tbs of za'atar, 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of rosemary and a couple of cloves of garlic and wizzed it up with a stick blender and poured it over the rack of lamb and let it sit for a couple of hours

Heated up the smoker to 220 and tossed in a bunch of pistachio shells and let it smoke for a while until I was getting thin blue smoke and then tossed the rack on for a reverse sear. Smoked the lamb until it was hovering around 100 then tossed it onto a hot grill to sear and finish until it hit 140-145 then removed it to rest.

Had some brussel sprouts roasting in the oven which were just done when I took the meat off. Made a salad to complete the meal.

 

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post #527 of 4287

Ordo, Yes, Shrimps in sweet and sour tomato paste sauce to die for.

 

French Fries, what a well made Veal rib chop!

 

Eastshores, Mediterranean shrimp crostinis, what a nice appetizer!

 

Petals, beautifully plated crepes suzette. That Stuffed limes with shrimp ceviche. Is outrageous!

 

pcieluck, What is in that wonderful looking "Pasta e Fagioli"

 

Kgirl, Absolutely delicious Chicken thighs chili with chipotle, and the Fish VeraCruz Style ain’t bad either.

 

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Not in the mood for cooking, So I threw a few leftovers together and made sashimi.

 

dcarch

 

 

post #528 of 4287

dcarch, 

yo...that is one FUN and fantastic plate!

joey

not in the mood eh? 

so, i'm guessing the white is daikon radish, but what is the background mat? looks like nori sheets with beets if there is such an animal....please don't tell me you made those as well....again, not in the mood? really?

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post #529 of 4287

Oh My Gravy, dcarch, ya' killin’ me!  That’s some good lookin’ fish!

... and scuba, man, killer lamb, I want to dive in head first...

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post #530 of 4287

Thanks kaneo.

 

Nice sashimi dcarch.  Very pretty
 

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post #531 of 4287

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Kane is Hawaiian for Man

Ohe is thin in Hawaiian

Kaneohe is the town that I'm from in Hawaii

I'll take the thin...

K~girl is better though   wink.gif

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post #532 of 4287

Wow, dcarch: is that a "not in the mood for coocking" dish? Amazing.

 

An anecdote here: It's well know that Jorge Luis Borges, the extraordinary writer, was a rice devotee. While in Madrid, to receive the Cervantes award, he was invited to eat a Paella, and when asked if he had liked it, he replied: "Yes, because each grain of rice has kept its individuality".

So, today at lunch, in his memory, i will eat a very simple dish: al dente rice with butter and grated parmesan topped with fried baveuse eggs.

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post #533 of 4287

Thank you all.

 

Yes, that was a no-cooking dinner.

 

Three kinds of leftover rice, red, white and yellow.

 

Two kinds of leftover beets, red and golden

 

Previously pickled diacon

 

Hosta blossoms from my garden.

 

Shiso from my garden.

 

Fish from the store.

 

About 5 minutes prep and plate time. :-)

 

dcarch

post #534 of 4287

yum, gimme' my chopsticks!

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post #535 of 4287

We usually eat dinner at lunch time on a Sunday.

 

Today was a traditional UK 'Sunday roast'.  Roast Aberdeen Angus beef, with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, honey-glazed carrots, Spring greens, and spinach.  Served with a red wine reduction sauce.

 

YUM!

post #536 of 4287
Ishbel, I missed those late Sunday lunches we used to have , my mother stills puts one on every so often . Yorkshire pudding we could never have enough of, and that horseradish....and pickle trays.....

@ Scuba & DC: you inspire me in so many ways. Gosh when I showed my mother those plates she said, " Such talent ! " I told her "I know mom, you haven't seen nothing yet, they are true, pure, and gracious in their cooking styles ! "

When I showed her other pictures.....she was just amazed at all the meals she saw. What moved her was the fact that everyone posting was sharing from their heart and she felt that.

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post #537 of 4287

aahhh, petals, what a sweet Mom you have

two hugs for her from us here in the middle of the desert!

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post #538 of 4287

Thank you petals for such kind words. 
 

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post #539 of 4287

Ishbel, what was for dessert on Sunday?

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post #540 of 4287

Tonight: quick fusion Dou Ban Jian-Parmesan spaghetti.

 

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