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Im trying to create a recipe catalog and to try some new stuff. Please post your favorite dish(es) to make and instructions and ingredients with which to make them.
This is the best dish I make right now my boss from work taught it to me, he calls it sex on a plate. The following is about one serving for me:
Take two lightly floured chicken breasts and cook on med-low heat, in butter until golden brown on one side. Flip chicken, add salt, pepper, garlic, mushrooms( I pre-saute these), red roasted peppers, and artichokes. Cook until chicken is brown. Add one ounce sherry to pan, pour it around the rim so it can soak into the middle. Cook for about 2.5 minutes. Add 5 oz Heavy Whipping Cream, 1oz of parmesan, 1/2 ounce of Basil Pesto. Let sauce thicken, add once slice of swiss cheese to each piece of chicken. When melted, cover the chicken with the sauce then serve over linguine.
Something easier, yet a favorite of mine is to use ground turkey in red meat sauce as opposed to ground beef. Edited by: Iniigo Jalkdijist at: 3/25/04 5:34 pm
Im not quite sure how I came to be logged in under that old name. How peculiar.
03-25-04, 05:23 PM
RAR! I'm gonna bookmark this this time. Maybe write up a "rogue's recipe guide" or something for the main page so this stuff doesn't get lost again.
Here are the ones I've got recipes typed up for (and are really awsome)
Paella is a very popular dish in Spain. Whether or not itís the national dish I donít know. However when I lived there for a month with a family back in high school, we sure did eat a lot of it. So if itís not the national dish, it probably should be.
This my motherís recipe. My folks lived in Barcelona for several years back in the 1960s, where they became quite good friends with a local landowner, Don Federico. No, his first name wasnít Donald, it was a title of respect (like the Mafia Dons, but with much less crime involved =) ). It was he who taught my mother to cook Paella, so Iím relatively willing to accept this as a reasonably good approximation of the real deal.
Please note that all of the meats below are optional. Feel free to add extra chicken or sausage or get rid of the squid or mussels if you donít like it. I personally donít use clams. However for anyone worried about the squid, it really is quite good. Enjoy!
3 large cloves garlic (or more)
Ĺ red pepper, sliced thinly
1 large chicken breast, cubed
Several turkey Italian sweet sausages Ė squeezed out of their casings and sliced. Iíve found that regular turkey kielbasa works too
5 squids, both body and legs. Clean and discard head (if you donít buy them cleaned) and cut into pieces.
Ĺ lb mussels
6-8 extra large RAW shrimp, skin body but leave tail for decoration if youíd like. Or you can just get a bunch of smaller shrimp. They donít look as good, but thereís more shrimp in each mouthful! &#61514;
Ĺ lb bay scallops (the small ones)
1/3 package frozen peas
2 cups Rice
6 cups chicken broth (Ďoriginalí recipe calls for 3 cans of chicken broth and Ĺ cup water)
2 fairly large pinches saffron, crumbled
Salt and pepper
Saute in olive oil the garlic and red pepper strips, add sausage and chicken, and sautť until slightly browned. Remove chicken and sausage and red pepper and set aside
In same pan, sautť bay scallops and squid. When slightly browned, return chicken, sausage and pepper to pan. Briefly sautť mixture to allow flavors to mingle.
Add the rice, saffron, salt and pepper and mix well. Add all the liquid and stir. Set temperature on Medium-High. As mixture cooks, it will cook more in the middle than on the edges, if you use a large pan. Stir the mixture so that the rice cooks evenly in the pan.
At first, you wonít see the rice. Once you begin to see the rice, add the shrimp, mussels, and clams. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, sprinkle the peas over paella and cover.
If paella looks too liquid, continue cooking until all liquid disappears. Be careful, however, that you donít overcook it and it becomes dry. This is the trickiest part. It should be moist Ė dig down into the bottom of the pan and it should be moist, not wet liquid.
COQUILLES SAINT-JACQUES DUGLERE
(High fat recipe first, low fat ingredients below)
2 Lbs. fresh scallops (halved or quartered, depending on size)
2 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 cups cored, seeded and cubed tomatoes
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
2 egg yolks
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
l. Heat the butter in a saucepan and add the shallots. Cook
briefly and add the scallops and salt and pepper to taste. Cook one minute,
stirring, and add the wine. Cook, stirring frequently, about three minutes.
Do not overcook.
2. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the scallops. Set them aside.
Reduce the liquid in the pan by half. Add the tomatoes and salt and pepper
to taste. Cook over brisk heat about five minutes and add any liquid that
has accumulated around the scallops. Continue cooking the tomatoes briefly
until they are thickened but not dry.
3. Add the cream and cook over hight heat, stirring often, about
4. Beat the yolks and spoon about one-half cup of the hot sauce into
them, beating constantly. Add this to the sauce, stirring rapidly. When
thickened, add the scallops. Sprinkle with lemon juice, stir and add the
parsley. Serve immediately in scallop shells or ramekins.
Yield: Six to eight servings
1 Lb scallops
2 Tbsp. butter
1/6 cup finely chopped onion
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup fresh tomatoes
3/4 cups skim milk (3/4 cups powder & enough water to make 3/4 cups
1 egg yolk
1/8 cup chopped parsley
Proceed with recipe
Peanut Butter Dessert
This is my mom-in-law's recipe. Make sure you have an extra pair of underwear handy when you eat this. You may need it.
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
2/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth, not crunchy)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
8 oz (1 pkg) cream cheese
2 large Cool-Whip tubs
1 small package instant chocolate pudding (I use Jello sugar-free)
1 small package instant vanilla pudding
2 3/4 cups milk
1) Mix together butter, flour, sugar and peanuts. Press into the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees (Farenheit) for 15-20 minutes, cool.
2) Beat together Peanut Butter, Confectioner's sugar, Cream Cheese and 1 tub of Cool Whip. Spread over crust.
3) Beat puddings and milk together until thick, and spread on top of Peanut Butter Layer
4) Top with other tub of Cool Whip, and shaved Chocolate on top for decoration.
5) Change your underwear
Spinach Cranberry Salad
1/2 cup cranberry juice concentrate
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. raspberry vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups chopped red apples
1 cup dried cranberries (the frozen ones work fine too, just thaw 'em and make sure they're fairly dry.)
8 cups torn spinach leaves
1 cup chopped celery
Spiced Pecans (recipe below)
Whisk together cranberry juice, olive oil, vinegar and salt. Pour over apples and cranberries. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Toss spinach & celery in large bowl. Top with the refrigerated apple/cranberry mixture and spiced pecans.
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups pecans
Mix together everything, coating pecans well. Place in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 16-18 minutes at 350 degrees. These things STICK to the foil so don't leave them on the foil too long after cooking.
1 pound boneless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup lemonade (Kool-Aid lemonade works just fine)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 bay leaf
Tortillas, fixins, whatever you like on tacos
In a large skillet, combine chicken, lemonade, olive oil, lime juice and Worcestershire sauce over medium heat. Season with garlic powder, onion powder and bay leaf. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink (15-20 min.) Serve with yer favorite fixins (I like putting it in a tortilla with some sour cream and shredded cheese). The chicken has an awesome lemon flavor.
I will do more at another time, got lots of recipes.
03-25-04, 09:22 PM
I got logged in without actually logging in, too.
03-25-04, 10:18 PM
2lbs ground beef
1 can of fiesta nacho cheese soup (the campells stuff)
some Tater Tots
Packet of Taco Seasoning, SPICY!
2/3 cup of water
Brown/Drain TEH BEEF
then add the water, taco seasoning and soup, and heat it up a bit (to get the sauce mixed all in)
Then pour that into a pan (dunno dimensions), and cover the top in Tater Tots.
Bake uncovered for 30-45 min at 350
VIOLLA Ghetto'd Taco Bake
03-26-04, 10:48 AM
Good time shrimp:
pan cover (or plate that wont let steam out
crushed red peppers
1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup of water (optional. written below)
can of tomato sauce (according to taste)
prep time 5 min
cook time 15 min
prep the sauce:
1.get a pan and fill it with enough oil to cover the base of the pan
2. in the oil add juice from half a small lemon, a dash of crushed red peppers, salt to taste, and a pinch of garlic powder.
3. turn the stove to low-medium and angle the pan so all the oil and the seasoning flows to a side and mix it all up with a fork.
4. spread it all back evenly across the pan and increase heat to high medium
(dont add in the tomato sauce until later)
When the oil begins to sizzle the spices add in the water if you wish at the same time as you add the shrimp and cover the pan. (if the shrimp are frozen dont add water)
let 3 minutes pass by and stir the shrimp and sauce.
when the shrimp start to become orange add the tomato sauce and cover again.
(at this time you should be cooking spaghetti or linguini and water should be boiling at this point)
When sauce begins to boil again remove cover 1.3 of the way to let steam out.
When pasta barely sticks to your mouth drain it, put the pasta in the pan with the sauce and mix it over medium heat until the sauce is evenly spread
Serve with parmesan cheese
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03-26-04, 11:53 AM
Made what my brother called THE BEST STIRFRY EVER last night.
Chicken w/ Black Bean sauce
1-2 lbs chicken breast cutlets, cut into thin strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, cut into thin slices
2 stalks celery, cut thin on the bias
2-3 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1/4 cup Chinese fermented black bean in oil
Salt, pepper, soy sauce to taste
vegetable oil (canola, corn, safflower, peanut - NOT olive oil)
Sprinkle chicken strips with some ground black pepper, ground cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Add about 4 tbs soy sauce, toss, and marinate in the refrigerator for about 6 hours
Use wok or stirfry pan on high heat - heat well, and then add a tablespoon of oil to stirfry the carrots first until they are slighly bendable, then add the celery and onion, finishing off by adding the garlic & a pinch of salt. Toss this around until everything is cooked, vegetables should still be firm not mushy. Remove vegetables from pan.
Allow pan to return to temperature, and add a tablespoon of oil. Add a handful of chicken strips and saute until cooked through, slightly browned. Remove, and continue until all chicken is cooked.
Remove everything from pan, and use some water to deglaze the bottom of the pan, adding black beans. Stir and add all vegetables and chicken back into the pan, coating with the black bean sauce. Add soy sauce to taste, and serve with rice or noodles. (Back In Black)
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Grandmaster Poisoner (250), Master Potter (195), Grandmaster Lush (200)
Why is it that the last piece I've needed from EVERY armor set, from Ravenscale on up to Stanos' Wicked is the PANTS?
I honestly am beginning to think it's a conspiracy founded by Glip!
03-27-04, 01:41 PM
Whoa, really cool, guys. I'm going to be cooking for my sister this summer and I'm collecting recipes. Thanks a ton 'jijo for starting this.
Here's my contribution.
1 Large package flour tortilla shells
1 Lb. hamburger
1 can pinto beans
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can mild enchilada sauce (I like mild, but I suppose you can change this)
16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Onion to taste
Brown hamburger and onion. Drain. Add soup, enchilada sauce, and beans. Lay shells on bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Then add hamburger mixture and then cheese. Make 3 layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Long live "Skeletons Kill Us Sometimes"!
Beef Stroganoff(man I love this)
2 lbs stew meat
1 lb onions, chopped into large pieces or rings
lots of Paprika (I prefer the spanish paprika).
1 cup beef stock
In a large stew pan, melt some butter and brown all the meat on every side. Take out meat, add onions and carmelize (add a tiny bit of liquid if you need to). Add back in the beef, and add paprika and beef stock. Cook for at least an hour, until onions and stock are cooked down and you're left with mush and meat. Serve with egg noodles and sour cream.
I've also added some white wine also, it works great. This is just a general recipe, you can add mushrooms, black olives, whatever you like in your stroganoff. Yummers.
I stole this one from Pampered Chef but it's awesome:
Tomato Alfredo with Sausage
1 1/2 pounds mild Italian sausage links
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into strips
2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 tsp sugar
16 oz uncooked mostaccioli, rigatoni or penne
1/4 cup whipping cream
Remove casings from sausage links; discard casings. Cut sausages crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cook sausage over medium heat 8 minutes. Add garlic, continue cooking 2 minutes. Drain if necessary. Stir in onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally. While sauce is cooking, start mostaccioli. Remove pan from heat. Gradually stir whipping cream into sauce mixture. Serve over mostaccioli and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top if desired. "I NOW INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE TOO FAR FROM REALITY." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
03-27-04, 03:57 PM
Vegetarian Spaghetti alla Bad-Ass.
Okay, you take all the vegetables in your fridge that you know you wouldn't eat otherwise, and dice 'em up. Broccoli, zucchini, spinach, cauloflower, those little corn thingies that you find in chinese food, anything. Oh, and hot peppers are a must. Don't rub your eyes after handling them. You will end up calling 911.
Then you pour some oil into a frying pan and saute a @#%$ load of garlic. You gotta do the garlic right, though, which is kinda tricksy. First you skin 'em. Then you cut each clove in two and pull out the little green stem on the inside. These cook too quickly and burn if you leave them in. Then you just get the oil to the point at which the garlic sizzles when its put in, and you cook it for like fifteen minutes until they're golden. Not yellow-white, not brown, but golden.
Cook the veggies in some oil likewise until they are of suitable cookedness to your own taste. Mix them in, pour in some crushed tomatoes. Pour in some Oregano and dice some basil for it. Stir stir stir, let it simmer.
Boil al dente some good pasta and then pour the sauce on.
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03-28-04, 01:45 PM
The perfect steak:
Using a coarse sea salt and coarsely ground pepper salt and pepper the steak before cooking.
Turn the heat to maximum, and leave the pan on the heat for at least 5 minutes.
Throw the steaks on (don't crowd the pan).
Heat 3 minutes on one side, and 1-2 minutes on other side (1 minute for rare, and 2 for well done).
Let rest at least five minutes before serving.
If you wish to go an extra step..
While the steaks are resting, add a light amount of oill to the pan and some garlic and shallots (or half a yellow onion) and cook until translucent. (You can also add sliced mushrooms.
De-glaze the pan with a cup of red wine or sherry and cook until it is reduced by one third.
Bring wine to a hard boild and add 1-2 tablespoons of butter and stir constantly. This should thicken the sauce.
Coconut rice pudding:
This recipe is best with Japanese glutinous rice, but "regular" rice or even jasmine will do well. Stay away from Basmatii rice.
Soak 2 cups of rice in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Drain the rice and bring 4 cups of milk up to a boil along with two cans of coconut cream (or coconut milk).
Add the rice and sugar to taste (usually about a cup) and reduce to a simmer.
Stir occaisonally and add milk as needed, just enough to keep the texture "puddingly". When the rice is fully cooked add a dash of salt, a dash of cinammon (or leave out if you want to keep the color) and a splash of vanilla. You can also add shredded coconut for more flavor, but the consistency won't be as nice.
Serve hot, cold or room temperature with sliced mango or other tropical fruit.
Something a little more roguish:
this is edible, but I dont recommend eating it because its wayyyy sweet-tasting.
For roughly one pint of "blood":
One bottle light Karo corn syrup
One bottle red food coloring
pour the syrup into a mixing bowl. add the red food coloring one drop at a time, mixing it in after each drop, until the mixture is the appropriate color.
always test your blood two ways as you go. one drop on the finger, one drop on a paper towel.
when enough food coloring has been added, the drops should look like a bright red, not pink.
once the right shade has been reached, start adding chocolate syrup to the mixture, again only a few drops at a time.
keep adding syrup and testing until you've got a rich, dark red, and until it looks like fresh blood on both your hand and the paper towel.
NOTE: it's fundamentally corn syrup. It's never going to look EXACTLY like blood because of the consistency, but its edible and looks really good on camera.
also: red food coloring stains, so make sure any clothes it gets on aren't important.
03-28-04, 07:05 PM
1 (or more) fat loaves of french bread, the big ones.
1-2 Bulbs of garlic, as in that bundle of little cloves of garlic, peeled.
sundried tomatos in olive oil,
pour olive oil into blender aproxx 1-1/2 cups. might be more, I just eyeball it.
add garlic and tomatos to taste, I use about 4-6 tomato halves.
blend on high til its a redish paste.
Preheat oven to 350...
slice french bread in half Legnthwise.
with a brush (like a paint brush only for food) spread evenly on both halves of the bread and place in oven.
cook for about 5 min. then turn the oven on to broil for a minute or so, watch carefully so you dont burn it.
when oil starts to bubble the bread is done,
take it out, put the halves back together and slice into 2 inch slices and enjoy.
add a bit of basalmic vinigar to the mix, some people like a bit of salt. but the basic mix is so good I have eaten it for dinner. with nothing else. Edited by: Diabalein Avidyia at: 3/30/04 3:49 pm
03-29-04, 01:20 PM
Diablein, I think you meant 'bulb' of garlic there - it's made up of multiple 'cloves'
Interesting to put sundried tomatoes in there, I'll have to try it, but I think I'll go with a nice crusty Italian semolina bread rather than the French, because Italian bread is baked fresh in town.
Balsamic Vinegar is the nectar of the gods. There is a nice restaurant here in town that uses an awesome balsamic for their salads... they won't give out the secret but it's a VERY thick, light brownish substance that really sticks to your greens. I'd love to know how to make a dressing like that... all balsamics I see are dark brown and runny. Is there something I can use for a thickener that won't change the taste?
Hope I didn't derail too much... it's still recipe related.
03-29-04, 02:09 PM
Dorla, have you tried just using cornstarch? To thicken with cornstarch, you take a small amount of the fluid you want to thicken (say a quarter to a half cup), add in a small amount of cornstarch (start with a quarter teaspoon and see what happens), blend it really well, then add back to the rest of the fluid and let it sit for a few minutes. If it's not as thick as you'd like, repeat.
I hate restaurants that won't let you in on their 'secrets.' Chances are any competitor that they've got could reproduce it in a second if they wanted to, so all they're doing is screwing the customer, so to speak. I love to watch chefs prepare what I'm eating when I go out so I can try to reproduce what they did at home. Almost always they've answered any questions I've had..."so what's in that sauce you're pouring in there? how hot is your burner right now?" That's the best part about restaurants with visible kitchens
03-29-04, 09:14 PM
Cornstarch Slurrys usually leave a distinct starchy flavor if its not cooked after being added.
Dorla - I'd suggest buying a cheaper Balsamic (just for experimenting, I'd hate to waste a nice quality balsamic on a messup), reducing it at a simmer by half, and just comparing it to the origional. It will still taste like crap (due to it being cheap) but you should get an idea of how simmering effects a balsamic and if it would work on the real deal.
Thanks Gaav and Llabak... I was thinking of cornstarch but like Gaav said, it can change the taste. I guess there's no harm in cooking a batch and seeing what happens.. I was trying to avoid cooking it, but I'm not sure why.... my husband can't stand the smell of vinegar though, so I'll have to kick him out for a while why I try it. The smell of hot vinegar is pretty strong.
I'll give it a try one of these days... thanks!!
03-30-04, 09:28 AM
Real Balsamic vinegar IS thick, and really expensive - the stuff you usually get at the market is diluted with white or wine vinegar.
DON'T thicken with cornstarch - unless you're using it in a hot sauce for poultry or fish - it would be disgusting on a salad. Edited by: Dragynphyre at: 3/30/04 9:29 am
03-30-04, 09:52 AM
This is simple, but I love em. My fiance just threw stuff together when we were on vacation once and it worked.
-Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches-
4 slices of turkey
4 slices of cheese; I prefer 2 slices white american and 2 slices muenster but you can pick whatever you want to taste.
2 slices bread
Break up and brown the turkey in frying pan. Season lightly with MSG if you like. Place turkey to the side and lightly butter the bread on the outside so it can be browned. Place the first piece of bread on the pan and then put two pieces of cheese down on it. Take the turkey and put it on the cheese, then take your remaining 2 pieces of cheese and put it on top of the turkey. Top it with the other piece of bread. By this time, the bottom piece should be brown, flip and toast the other side now. Reduce to low heat and keep it from burning while the cheese cements everything together.
Got another here - stole it from my friend.
-Garlic Smashed Potatoes-
1 bag red potatoes
4 cloves of garlic
1 stick of butter
Enough melted butter to fill a shotglass
Don't peel the potatoes. Boil the entire bag of potatoes until soft. Usually bags of red potates come in small bags anyway but use judgement so you don't end up with too much. Test em with a fork to make sure they're soft. If the fork slips in without any effort, they're ready. Drain em and set them aside. While the potatoes are boiling take about 2 tbsp of butter and melt it and pour into a shotglass. Take 4 cloves of garlic, peel until smooth and place in the shotglass. Put the shotglass in the oven and bake at 350ish until the garlic is soft. Use gloves, the shotglass will be hot and the butter will be molten. Once the potatoes are boiled and drained and the garlic is soft, add 1 whole stick of butter and the garlic clove/butter solution. Get a potato masher and smash the living hell out of everything in the pot. It recommend using a hand masher instead of electric because you don't want to liquify the potato skins. I like the little chunks of skin. Serve.
EDIT: Speelung gnmish.gearbinder.ring.warden.sullon.zek
'Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest... Honestly.'Edited by: Gnmish Gearbinder at: 3/30/04 9:52 am
03-30-04, 10:33 AM
Just an FYI, the BEST Balsamic Vinegar I've ever come across came from Costco. GOD that stuff is good.
03-30-04, 10:42 AM
Here's a tip for Gnmish's Garlic Smashed Potatoes, or,
How To Roast Some Garlic.
A little safer than putting a shotglass in the oven, especially if it is not made of Pyrex (and thus under high temperatures could shatter pretty easily, regardless of gloves), is to roast some garlic.
Take an entire bulb of garlic and cut the top off, just so the cloves are slightly exposed. Wrap loosely in aluminum foil (you want steam to escape), and bake in the oven at around 350F for about 15-30 minutes, or until garlic is soft. Your house will smell so yummy while you do this.
To use, just pull off and squeeze a clove out of its little white wrapper. Refrigerate unused portions.
EXCELLENT in mashed potatoes, spread on bread, eaten as is... very nutty flavor, none of the harshness associated with raw garlic
Also, a good rule of thumb when making potatoes - for each person, 2 medium-large potatoes should be good. For small potatoes, you can go by the rule of 2 handfuls of potatoes per person. Edited by: Dragynphyre at: 3/30/04 10:43 am
03-30-04, 11:14 AM
Yea, you got a point DP. First time we did it all we had was a shotglass. The second time I used aluminum foil because I didn't have a shotglass available. Just because we weren't riddled with glass shrapnel the first time we did it doesn't reduce the chances of it happening though.
Important safety tip, thanks Egon.
03-30-04, 12:12 PM
Gnmish: DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS! I've seen even Pyrex shatter under high heat, in a laboratory situation when we were heating sulphur in Pyrex test tubes - you think that cutting onions makes you cry?
Hey, good segue...
Here's some Tips for Cutting Onions
Use a very sharp blade
Cut near sink, with water running
Do not rub eyes with hands (also important when working with chilis)
My favorite way to eat onions is to slice them thick put in a grill basket, and grill on high heat until they're a little charred on the surface.
This works especially well with large sweet Bermuda or Vidalia onions - Walla Walla not being terribly available in my area.
Lets out all of the natural sugars, and calms strong onion flavor while retaining a bit of crunch.
Save the onion skins - you can use them to make an yellow-orange Easter Egg dye... I'll scrounge up the recipe and post it here too.
03-30-04, 03:46 PM
BULB omg I was drawing a complete blank when I posted that, I knew there was a word for it though...editing now.
for roasting garlic I highly recomend you get a roaster. its a ceramic base with a dome lid and a glazed lining inside, put in the garlic after you cut the top off the bulb and drizzle some olive oil directly on the garlic, not alot mabe a couple spoonfuls.
for even more delicious stuff to do with olive oil here a short list.
get some wine, drink wine, clean out wine bottle and dry. (I use clear wine bottles for this and get somone else to drink it.)
now heres a list of flavored oils you can make at home.
crushed red pepper olive oil.
1/4 cup (more a bit more) crushed red peppers in wine bottle, fil with olive oil, let sit for a week or 2, oil will turn a nice red, use to add some zip to just about anything, I use it alot when making eggs/potatoes/vegies all mixed together. its good to toss in a hot bean dip (or even a cold one). Note this stuff is hot, I use about 2 spoonfuls in a quart of beans and it adds plenty of heat.
Garlic olive oil.
1/4 cup or more dried diced garlic in wine bottle.
fill with olive oil and let sit for a week or 2.
its olive oil and garlic you figure out what NOT to put it on, the list is shorter that way.
Sundried tomato olive oil.
get some dried (not in oil) Julienne cut sundried tomatos. put a bunch in the bottle (the juleinne cut fit in easier if you have halves just chop them up. it takes more of these to add the flavor you want so I put in close to a full cup. maybe even more. (its not like youre going to ruin the flavor, hell put in the whole bag.)
my favorite use for this is to pour on the garlic I am about to roast mmmm goodness. I make it for my mom and she usess it on salads in place of whatever oil is called for.
Edited by: Diabalein Avidyia at: 3/30/04 4:04 pm
03-30-04, 04:16 PM
Honey Mustard mm mm good.
take some honey, you will be adding about even amounts of mustard to this but it keeps well in the fridge. microwave honey for 10-20 seconds, til its runny but not smokin hot. you just want it liquid instead of the thick state its usually in.
add some expensive stone ground (coarse ground) mustard, I use inglehoffer stone ground. what you are looking for is a fairly dark mustard with lots of whole seeds in it, not that american crap you see at bbq's
add about as much mustard as you have honey, sample now and then til you like the balance.
put on chicken, sandwiches, salads, dip vegies/fries in it. so easy, so good, I busted this out at a bbq over the weekend and everyone who tried it loved it.
03-31-04, 06:36 AM
Spanish Garlic Shrimp
1 pound peeled, deveined, raw shrimp - I tend to like the ones that are just bitesize when cooked - forget what count # those are.
5 large cloves garlic, crushed & minced
5 tbs annato oil
pinch dry hot red pepper flakes
salt to taste
saute garlic & red pepper flakes in pan for a minute, and then add shrimp. Season with salt. Cook until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
It's an oily dish, but don't throw away the oil - olive oil is good for you! Sop that garlicy goodness up with some Portuguese bread.
To make annato oil - soak annato seeds (aka achiote - available in your supermarket's ethnic foods aisle - usually Goya or Badia brand - they look kinda like red mini chocolate chips) in olive oil (virgin is ok for this, heats better - use your extra virgin for salads and other cold dishes) for a few days at least - about 1 part seeds to 2 parts oil.
04-02-04, 09:55 AM
04-03-04, 10:56 PM
Man you suck, all Single EQ Guys know that Ramen can be eaten in its crunchy form, then you take a swig of water and let the noodles marinate in your mouth till their chewy!
04-07-04, 10:32 AM
Brelkors Barbeque Spice Mix
3 parts Chilli powder
3 parts Garlic powder
3 parts Black Pepper
1 part Lowry's Lemon Herb Seasoning
add Chyenne pepper to desired hotness
works best with pork and beef, any cut.
Also try it in your eggs Brelkor the Blackhammer, The Masta Back Stabba, retired rogue
"And it's lend me ten pounds, I'll buy you a drink
And mother wake me early in the morning "[i]
04-07-04, 11:00 AM
Here's my version: (roughly 6 large servings)
9 cups of water
6-8 shitake mushrooms (or any kind of mushrooms), cut into slices (add more if you're a mushroom nut)
1/2 tub of firm tofu
1 stick of wakame, broken into 1/2" - 1" pieces (can be omitted if you really hate the smell of seafood, you may substitute with spinach or bok choy)
3 table spoons of miso (I used red, but it also comes in brown and white, with white being the least saltiest)
Soak the shitake mushrooms in a large bowl for a few hours until they've fully expanded, then cut them into slices. (Shitake mushrooms usually comes dried.)
Boil the 9 cups of water in a large sauce pan.
Once water is boiling, add in the wakame, tofu, mushrooms and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in the miso, stir, and mush the miso so it dissolves in the soup. Once all of the miso is dissolved, bring to a very brief boil, and the soup is ready to serve.
(Be sure to not cook the miso too long as doing so negates its nutritional values.)
* Wakame expands a lot...I mean A LOT. Initially I had so much in the pot of water that it stunk like a 4 week old fish tank. I had to fish most of the wakame out and start all over again, adding very little at a time.
* It'd be a good idea to have some boiling water on the side and dissolve the miso in it in a seperate bowl first before adding it to the soup. It makes it a lot easier to see and dissolve.
04-07-04, 12:30 PM
Good idea is to soak a few inches of wakame first, then just add as much as you want.
If you soaked too much, make a salad too! I'm approximating on how much I use, because I usually make this by just tossing stuff together and tasting until it tastes 'right' to me.
Wakame (about 1 cup pre-soaked, soak and cut into strips)
Bonito flakes (handful - lovely smoky fish flavor)
toasted white or black sesame seeds, about 2 tbs
Make a vinagrette with soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar - about 1-2 tbs of each
You can also make this with spinach, or add the Japanese crab sticks (singly wrapped, frozen) that fall apart when you defrost and roll them between your fingers... danged if I can think of the Japanese name for them.
04-10-04, 06:08 AM
Awesome Alfredo Sauce:
* 1 tbsp butter per serving
* 1/2 cup half and half per serving (could use whole cream if desired)
* 1/2 cup parmesean cheese per serving
* one clove of garlic per serving, depending on tolerance.
* 1/2 tbsp cream cheese per serving
* pinch of nutmeg at the end.
Melt the butter in a good pan. When butter is melted, add the half and half (or whole cream). When half and half is bubbly, add the parmesean, garlic and cream chese. Mix with whisk until it is creamy (with some parmesean cheeses it might still be kinda mealy looking, but trust me, even with that cheap Kraft crap it tastes great). Add the pinch of nutmeg.
This is so much better than that crappy alfredo you get in the stores.
You can cook this while your noodles are boiling. And, it is idiot proof. It isn't hard, so as long as you don't burn anything you are golden. Edited by: Kinare at: 4/10/04 6:09 am
04-10-04, 06:12 AM
Fast and easy chicken parmesean:
* one chicken breast per serving
* One can of diced tomatoes per serving
* italian seasoning and garlic powder (more garlic if desired!)
* Slices of white cheese
Cook chicken enough on each side until browned, then add the diced tomatoes, seasoning and garlic powder. Cover and put heat on medium. Cook for about 20 mintues. Cut with a knife to test doneness. If done, put a slice of cheese on each breast.
Serve over noodles.
Anyone got a good beef stew recipie?
04-10-04, 06:15 AM
Kung Po Chicken:
Put rice on to cook.
* One chicken breast per serving (best if soaked in teriyaki sauce for 20 mins)
* one cup of frozen chinese veggies per serving
* forkfull of corn starch
* spicy red pepper seasoning (not chili seasoning)
* Garlic powder
* 1/4 cup Amaretto (the liquor)
* 1/4 cup water
* soy sauce to taste
Slice chicken, cook until nearly done. Make a circle in the middle of the pan and add the veggies. Cook until hot. Make another circle in the pan to pour the remaining ingredients into.
Mix the last 6 together. Pour into center. Cook until thick. Mix thoroughly. Edited by: Kinare at: 4/10/04 6:16 am
04-10-04, 07:58 AM
If you like food made with beer, this beef stew recipe is pretty good for how extremely easy it is. Recipe uses canned veggies; I usually use chopped up fresh veggies instead, but the canned taste fine (& much faster obviously). Anytime you make any beef stew you should quickly brown the meat first- keeps it more tender. Throw it in a pan with some cooking spray or oil and brown each side for a few seconds.You don't have to, but sometimes the meat can get tough if you don't.
Throw it all in a crockpot and leave on low all day, or you can throw it in a pot in the oven (375ish) for like 2-3 hours. If you can, wait to put the peas and mushrooms in until 30min-hour before serving, so they don't get too mushy.
*1 pound of stew meat, cut into small chunks + browned
*1 bottle of beer (I suggest something decent- if you use cheap beer you can tell the difference. I usually use Fat Tire but thats kind of a local thing...)
*1 can of tomato soup
*1 can of corn, drained
*1 can of sliced new potatoes, drained
*1 can of sliced carrots, drained
*1 small can of sweet peas, drained
*1 can of sliced mushrooms, drained
Makes 4 large servings. I serve with a good crusty bread. Great leftover too, just microwave for a few minutes.
I've also tried the same recipe with beef stock instead of beer and tomato sauce instead of the tomato soup - very good as well. So you can play with it some Lisy Mynx
Prophet of CypherEdited by: LisyCat at: 4/10/04 8:01 am
04-10-04, 08:46 AM
The Colon is Evil and Must Die Chili
1/2 lb Ground Beef
3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
3 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Jar Sliced Jalepenos
Habernero Tabasco Sauce
Tony Chaceries Seasoning
Crushed Red Peppers
Shredded Chedder Cheese
In a deep skillet, brown the Ground Beef, lightly sprinkle Tony's on the beef. Once browned, do not drain, rather keep the greasy goodness and add all the remaining ingredients. Be sure to pour a good portion of the juice from the jar of Jalepenos into the Mix. Cook Over Medium heat for about 5 to 8 minutes. Pour into Bowl, and top with Shredded Cheese.
Follow up the meal with "The Liver is Evil and Must Die" Beer of your choice.
** Edit ** I Spelll Gud Edited by: Daton Everon at: 4/10/04 8:48 am
EZ_Boddi the ranger
04-22-04, 05:46 PM
Boddington's Carne Asada
--Flap Steak. I get it at costco, comes in about 2-3 pounds per package, so there's leftovers. Flank can be used as well, whatever you can get. You don't want it any thicker than about 1/2 inch or so.
--2 or 3 limes, peeled and smashed up
--Enough garlic to kill a horse. Usually a bulb or 2 does it for me, finely diced.
--Olive oil. Again, like Pedric said about basalmic, Costco has the best stuff. Enough to coat all the meat.
--Cilantro. Love this stuff, usually i use about 1/4 cup or so diced up.
--Sea salt. Or kosher, whichever you can get. I prefer sea salt though, alot better taste i think.
--Fresh pepper, to taste.
Grind up the lime, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a food processor or mortar & pestle (my choice). Add the oil inand let it sit for a bit, to get the flavors in. Pour over the meat in a baking dish or whatever and let it marinate for 4-6 hours. Drool every time you open the fridge from the smell.
Now, for the cooking. Turn on or light your BBQ. If you have a gas grill, you want to go at least 20 minutes here. It needs to be like nuclear reaction hot. If you have charcoal, you can get the desired heat by using a blow dryer to get the coals hot enough. Slap the steak on, and cook for 3 minutes each side. no more, no less. VOILA! shred/dice for burritos, or eat as steak if you prefer. Goes really good with some of this......
--4 good sized avocados. Nice and ripe. Get them softer if you like your guac smooth, or a little firmer if you like it chunkier, like me.
--4 plum tomatoes. Soooooo tasty. take the seeds out and just use the meat, or it makes it too watery.
--Cilantro again. good stuff. If you can't get it, don't make guacamole. Nuff said.
--Roasted garlic, a la Dragynphyre. about 6-8 cloves will do.
--Walla Walla onion, about 1/4 cup. This is optional. Other onions are too strong and override all the other flavors in here, sweet types are the only ones to use IMHO.
-- juice of 1 lime.
Peel and de-stone the avocados. Try not to eat them on the spot. Chop up into small cubes, add the garlic, and then mash them up a bit with a fork till you get your desired consistency. Dice up the tomatoes, onion, and cilantro and toss them in. give it a hit of lime juice and mix it all up. Pig out accordingly.
04-23-04, 06:15 AM
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04-23-04, 09:53 AM
A few tips for Kinare's Alfredo sauce recipe:
If you can find them, buy whole nutmegs & get yourself a microplane (also good for zesting lemons, grating hard cheeses like Parmesan or Romano, ginger, garlic, etc.) or a cheese grater with small holes. I will NEVER use pre-ground nutmeg again...the smell and taste of the freshly grated whole nutmeg is absolutely phenomenal!
Try grating up some Parmesan Reggiano cheese if you can get it, in place of the green "can of Comet" Kraft variety (though that's ok in a pinch). It's considered the best - you can keep it wrapped in the fridge for quite some time. If it gets a little moldy around the edges, that's ok, just cut that bit off before use.