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post #61 of 4259

Last night my husband and I had dinner

with a very dear couple that we just met

Tonight was pasta night

Rigatoni with Chicken Cacciatore, made with portabella mushrooms, sweet red bell peppers that I froze last summer, sweet onions, white wine and tinned tomatoes.

Not shown in this photo was a snowfall a grated Parm on top of it all.

Mangiamo!

 

 

pasta night, MANGIAMO!!

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post #62 of 4259

Last night was shrimps in lobster sauce over stir fried pak-choy tips with black tree fungus, steamed white rice, pork shu mai, steamed red bean buns for dessert.

post #63 of 4259

While walking through the market yesterday, they had shelled rock shrimp on sale.  Not something I see often so picked up a pound and a half. Since fresh corn was on sale a grab a few of those as well.

 

I took some of the shrimp and some little Patagonian scallops to mix together to make burgers.  

Started out by rolling an ear of corn over the gas stove to get some color and flavor, cut the kernels off and put them in a bowl to cool.  Finely diced an onion and a couple of small garlic cloves and sweated those down and added it to the corn.  

 

Put the scallops in the food processor and before it got too ground up pulled a small handful to add it to a bowl then finished grinding the rest to a paste and added that as well.  Next came the shrimp which I coarsely chopped and added that to the mix.  Then a beaten egg, a little dried bread crumb, some of the corn/onion/garlic mix, chopped poarsley and cilantro, green onion, a squeeze of a 1/2 a lime, a small amount (maybe an 1/8 tsp) of some very finely diced lemongrass and kafir lime leaf, salt and pepper and mixed it up well.

 

Formed into patties and coated with more bread crumbs and browned in olive oil.  Made a Thai chili paste and shiracha mayo to spread on the bread and dressed the burger with lettuce and tomato. Some homemade grain mustard would have been killer as well.  Actually I put the mustard on the left overs for lunch today.  It's a toss up??

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post #64 of 4259

Fennel, sauté in butter and water mix. Salt, white pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest. Optional: whole cream(better!)

 
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Parmigiano and bread crumbs on top.
 
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Gratin:
 
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A simple twist on fennel.
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post #65 of 4259

Very fine cooking, everyone.

 

Some leftover chicken from the freezer.

 

Made a couple of quickies.

 

dcarch

 

 

chicken, black garlic on pickled radish

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Chciken, lime sauce on fiddlehead fern

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post #66 of 4259

DCarch, the presentation looks awesome on those dishes.  

I expected something different when I read "Leftover chicken from the freezer".  lol.gif

 

Anyways, I made some mashed potatoes and have Manicotti in the oven (hopefully I didn't butcher it too much).  

I am a beginner in the world of cooking.  If you have any tips, feel free to send them my way.  Advice is always appreciated.

 
 
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post #67 of 4259

Those shrimp patties sounded interesting, maybe I'll do something similar for dinner tonight.
 

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post #68 of 4259
We started with a light salad, then French toast -- or pain perdu, if you must and roasted bacon. The whole thing started because I wanted to make Monte Cristos; but Linda wanted French toast so we compromised and had French toast. Funny how that works.

As to the French toast, I like to cut the bread thick and soak it for a long time so that the soaking liquid is more custard than batter. Unsurprisingly it's a little hard to handle without tearing up the bread; and when done it tends towards bread pudding more than your standard, diner grade French toast. Linda got us into some sort of "Bacon of the Month" club, and the bacon was high quality, brown sugar / maple / hickory. The syrup was real maple, and it's a shame that the "real" needs to be mentioned but there you go.

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post #69 of 4259

I've got a hunk of pork shoulder out in the cooker but had an afternoon snack.  That fennel dish inspired me, I just poached in butter and vermouth, seasoned and tossed a modest amount of parm on it.  A pleasant bit of eating.

 

Time to go throw another lump on the fire, I imagine.

 

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post #70 of 4259
We went to an old haunt, Young's Fish Market in Honolulu
My husband ordered the Combo Plate consisting of a Laulau
(think of a Hawaiian burrito made with Taro leaves as the wrapper, stuffed with a piece of fish and your choice of chicken, pork or beef and then steamed in a Ti leaf),
Kalua Pork (a whole pig that is roasted in pit dug in the earth, covered in hot lava rocks, banana and Ti leaves, topped off with a layer of dirt),
Lomi Lomi Salmon ( chopped up tomatoes, onions and salt salmon),
a hunk of baked sweet potato ( it's purple here), and your choice of either steamed white rice or Poi (mashed taro), he asked for the rice,
and Pipikaula a type of jerky.
Myself, I ordered a mini Kalua Pig which comes with a side of Lomi Lomi Salmon and your choice of rice or poi, I like Poi as old as I can get it with some Hawaiian sea salt on top. I also asked for a side dish of Squid Luau (taro leaves cooked down with coconut milk and throw in some tender squid) and Opihi, which is kinda like small abalone, served raw.
OH MY GOD!
The only thing that would have made that a better meal would have been an ice cold beer, but this is not that kind of joint.
I just sat there after a bite of each dish, closed my eyes and sighed. It's about HOME!

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post #71 of 4259
A quick lunch dish. Roasted pork flank steak. No fancy plating. The cut is very thin. As you see I degrease it using a ham knife working with the handle always out of the board.
 
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I like it flat. Flat means a better, even cooking, with no curling. So I make some border cuts:
 
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In this case, marinated in salt, black pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and dried thyme about an hour.
 
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Roasted:
 
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Close up of flat crust and meat:
 
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Edited by ordo - 5/10/12 at 3:58pm
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post #72 of 4259

Sorry, no pictures, but I made Corn Tortilla Enchiladas with Tofu Burger. I added Rice, Chickpeas, Mushrooms and Greenbeans.

post #73 of 4259
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A quick lunch dish. Roasted pork flank steak. No fancy plating. The cut is very thin. As you see I degrease it using a jam knife working with the handle always out of the board.
 
375
 
I like it flat. Flat means a better, even cooking, with no curling. So I make some border cuts:
 
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In this case, marinated in salt, black pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and dried thyme about an hour.
 
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Roasted:
 
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Close up of flat crust and meat:
 
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ummm.....yes please?  do you deliver to Texas?

post #74 of 4259
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ummm.....yes please?  do you deliver to Texas?

 

Why not? It's just 5,254 miles away.

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post #75 of 4259
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Why not? It's just 5,254 miles away.


haha Im sure it'll be fine ;) 

post #76 of 4259

had a few ears of corn that needed to be used. And boy is it super sweet.

I made a roasted corn, onion and snow pea medley ringed by some dry scallops seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked in butter till browned but still near raw. I held them icy cold until use.scallopsandcorn2.jpg

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post #77 of 4259
Oh My IGosh!
Today we took a ride around Oahu
We stopped in Kahuku and picked up some veg at the farm stand, the real stuff!
We have Kahuku corn, THE BEST, SWEETEST, MOST DELISH!!!!!
I threw in some Japanese Cucumber Kim Chee that I made ...
I need to tell you at this point that the cucumber was developed by the University of Hawaii and I will make sure to take home packet of seeds!!!

I only wish that I could post the photos that I took, but I'm having troubles with our new IPad ...
We're having the most AMAZING meals here in Honolulu!

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post #78 of 4259

Those scallops look GOOD!  I did a pizza pasta - threw together some mushrooms, green onions, black olives, tomatoes and pepperoni for a quick sauce, over some linguini.  I always like it when my wife says "yummy" several times during a meal.

 

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post #79 of 4259

Last night I made a seafood paella with some Patagonian scallops and medium pink shrimp

 

 

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post #80 of 4259

Looks great Scuba !!!

 

Last night we had lobster at my brother's place  395.JPG

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post #81 of 4259

Lot's of great looking seafood!

 

I made Sea Scallops ceviche.

 

dcarch

 

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post #82 of 4259

All I can say is Damn, there is some great food pictured here.  Petalsandcoco and Dcarch,  fantastic!
 

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post #83 of 4259

Dcarch,

 

Excuse me while I go and get my defibrillator.......Merveilleux !

 

 

Scuba: Keep it coming......Terrific !

 

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post #84 of 4259

Wow. Beautiful presentation! And great picks also.

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post #85 of 4259
Tonight I grilled veal chops. Made a mushroom sauce with a full pack of criminis sliced and cooked down with a little shallot, butter, cream and half and half. Hit it with some bourbon before adding the liquid and flamed it off. Finished with a touch of acid and green pepper corns

A salad of mixed leafy greans as a side

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post #86 of 4259

Cold meatloaf & iceburg salad......Stood over the garbage can in the kitchen eating it, just like at work!.

 

I was tired, hungry and that was about the only thing in the fridge.

post #87 of 4259
dcarch, that's a pretty fancy looking plate, do you always serve dinner to your family like that? I'm just a home cook, I try to use my time judiciously cool.gif

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post #88 of 4259
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Cold meatloaf & iceburg salad......Stood over the garbage can in the kitchen eating it, just like at work!.

 

 

What, no pictures?

 

 

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post #89 of 4259
Quite the contrast
In SouthWest America, meat is big
Here in the South Pacific (Hawaii) the Asian influence brings us vegetarian ways do eating ...
Tonight was a bit different, we had a beautiful salad of Big Island Tomatoes that are as sweet as candy (really!)
Sweet Maui Onions, Waimanalo greens and Japanese Cucumbers. A large plate of Kahuku corn and veggie fried rice.
I know that doesn't seem to make any culinary sense, but MAN!!! It was soooooo good!

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post #90 of 4259
Wish we could find tomatoes that good here in Florida. When vegetables are that good you don't need to do much to enhance them

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