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Braised Daikon (plus other winter veg I need to use up)

This is normally made with some beef. Today I went vegetarian.

Build a sauce of Chu Hou paste, hoisin, peanut butter, red fermented bean curd, doubanjiang. Add some sugar. I also added the juice of some mandarins I used for peel.
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Other aromatics: star anise bay leaves, galangal (dried in the sourcerecipe but I have some fresh on hand) also should have some dried licorice root, but fennel seed will do.

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Fry up ginger and garlic, then add the paste, fry until aromatic and savory.
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Add vegies: daikon, potato, lotus root, acorn squash, carrot, soaked tofu skin and water, soy sauce and related seasonings. Bring to a boil, simmer 20 minutes.
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Squash is the darkest, the daikon will go translucent if cooked a bit longer, but is there on the left. Don't worry, I took more. The daikon is the star of the dish.

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Discussion Starter · #42 ·
Great
Tangarine done as well :)

Interesting dish Phatch.
Not something I would be able to do without a recipe. It reminds me a bit of a Chinese winter recipe I make occasionally. That has daikon & beef. If I remember correct it's by Ken Hom.
Suddenly realise that I haven't seen daikon here for a long long time
 

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Almost the end of the month, I better get this posted!

Butzy mentioned grapefruit. So I thought I would do a simple roast chicken, grapefruit flavor.

The Players

Nothing complicated here.

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This is my first attempt at using a Tyson "Air Chilled" chicken. Not that impressed with this one, the skin is kind of strange. Thin, no real fat underneath. The wings were hacked, and no giblets. And when I made this, it was like 10F outside, my herb garden not looking good, so I used store bought fresh herbs. Sage, rosemary and thyme. No parsley. And of course a pink grapefruit.

The Process

The chicken was put on a rack and placed in the fridge, uncovered, while I went to work.

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You can see the weird skin and the hacked up wings. This is about 12 hours in the fridge. But the skin is certainly dry!

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The grapefruit. Actually looks pretty good. Cut into chunks. Stuffed into the salted cavity of the chicken, along with some garlic and that pack of "Poultry Mix" herbs.

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Rack was put over a cast iron skillet, with some potato wedges and onion slices lining the bottom. Outside rubber with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper. Into a 425F oven for about an hour and a half.

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It was done, but the skin didn't look quite golden brown and delicious. Close, though, so I pulled it out and let it rest.

Meanwhile, worked on a gravy.

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Basic roux based gravy. Added some extra grapefruit juice once nearly done.

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The Product

Carved some chicken, got some patoot wedges, smothered it all with gravy. I had meant to put a green veggie on the plate, but the spinach was too old and not useable, so fifty shades of brown it is.

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It was good, Very well roasted, the grapefruit flavor was there, but not overpowering. I think I prefer lemon and chicken instead of grapefruit and chicken. But if you want to try something a bit different, well worth it.

And I hope to do another entry using the leftovers with some lemon.

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Nice idea of using grapefruit that way @teamfat !

Just one more day left
Wondering if @summer57 ever did anything with that buddha's hand?

I just decided on bonus points for a last minute entry with kumquats :)
 

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Sorry, Butzy, no kumquats. But a pomegranate, as well as lemon.

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The pomegranate and lemon, as promised. As well as scallions, sweet peppers, Greek yogurt and some leftover grapefruit chicken.

The Process

First, get the seeds out of the pomegranate.

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Then small dice on the peppers, the scallions.

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Add in some lemon zest, and some fresh oregano.

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Stir in the yogurt and chicken, squeeze in the juice of the lemon.

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And yes, I used the zester to strain out the seeds from the lemon. Salt and pepper to taste.

The Product

First time I have ever made a lemon pomegranate chicken salad. And I doubt it will be the last.

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Another basic, simple recipe with such tasty results, here in a chicken salad sandwich. Good stuff!

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The pic says what this is. The zest is from a navel orange. It’s in a Glencairn glass.
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This is the stuff that “Fast Eddie Felson” of “The Hustler/Color of Money” fame drank.
 

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Entry #2 ...
“Crab Rangoon-Moons ... the lemon zest" is the key.
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I wanted to use Whoosty Sauce, but for some odd reason (go figure) I didnt have any. TAMARI came in as the "Relief Sauce.
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Everything went into the stand-mixer for general blitzing.
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This is how it came out.
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On to the won-tons. I wanted square but I had round. NO big deal.
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All wrapped up. ... You can see where the moon idea comes from.
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Sprayed with some butter-oil. Into the air-fryer for 6-minutes. Served with sauce (a combination of a bunch of stuff from the refrigerator).
SERVED UP ...



... There were NO leftovers.

"We work in kitchens ... It ain'te rocket surgery."
 

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OK, this was a very tricky one to judge.
I loved all the entries and wanted to taste them all! . Some real outstanding work!
I wanted to throw all entries in a hat and pick one ;)
But in the end I went for the crepes suzette. A real classic with orange. So @chefross you are next (y)
 
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