What did you have for dinner?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by mrmexico25, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. teamfat

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    Watched an episode of Iron Chef America last night where the theme was Oktoberfest, so went a little German tonight. Pork schnitzel, spaetzle and some sauteed shrooms.

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    Not going to bed hungry tonight!

    mjb.
     
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  2. mike9

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    I wanted to do meatballs for our Christmas Eve party so I thawed out 3lb. of goose breast, 2.5lb. of venison and 1.25lb. of bacon. After trimming I ground it once through a medium die and again through a fine die. I season it up and added raisin bread torn and soaked in milk and four eggs. (I had to do this in two batches) I ended up with 94 meatballs that I cooked in the slow cooker in whole cranberry sauce, apricot preserve and cabernet along with sage and bay. I did that on Saturday and yesterday they were perfect. I even have some leftover to give to friends.
     
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    Fresh Columbia river salmon, seared in the cast iron skillet and finished in a hot oven. Hoisin glaze.
     
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  5. butzy

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    lazy evening...
    Made some small meatballs and had meatballs and wine for dinner :)
     
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  6. scott livesey

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    gorged on sushi at a new place in Durham, NC Rockin' Roll Sushi Express. (http://rockrollusa.com/) pretty interesting concept, all you can eat with drinks and salad for $14. a conveyor belt passes each table and you grab a plate of 2 or 4 pieces as it comes by. 6 of us cleaned 42 plates.
     
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    I made "Nacho Shooters" again for NYE. It's a labor of love, but very tasty and always a hit.
     
  8. teamfat

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    New Year's Day. For some folks black eyed peas are a tradition, bringing prosperity for the coming year. Did a beef loin roast as well, trying the technique of 5 minutes per pound in a 500 F oven, then turn off the oven and let it sit for 2 hours. Turned out pretty well, a nice brown crust and even degree of doneness inside.

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    IMG_1071.JPG Big ol pot of beef stew.
     
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    Veggie and tofu stir-fry in my carbon steel wok :)

    Red bell peppers, zucchini, celery, onion, spinach, marinated firm tofu and some rice noodles.
     
  11. scott livesey

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    looks so good, I made a pot for myself tonite.
     
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    Ribeye steaks, roasted sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli.

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    I can't blame him (her). I would do the same :)
     
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    She (KT) is a very food motivated dog, always has her eye on the prize, but is respectful.
     
  15. mike9

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    I did a take on Raymond Blanc's Squid and Chorizo Stew recipe. I can't get good Spanish chorizo locally so I substituted andouille. Thawed squid tubes were available and that was the impetus for the dish. Slow cooking the squid takes it to a whole different level than we're used to with fast fried calamari. The collagen breaks down and the texture improves so much not to mention the flavor is much more enhanced. I made this yesterday and it was delicious. My wife soaked dried chick peas overnight and cooked them today in seasoned water. (so much better than canned). After resting overnight this stew was exquisite tasting.

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    Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Lime Cilantro rice, Roasted street corn... ( Camera sucks in Halogen light)

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  17. mike9

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    Some cold here this weekend. I thawed out 3.5 lbs. of venison and while I had chili in mind my thoughts went to a ragu ala Bolognese/chili hybrid.

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    It still need a thickener and I didn't want to make a roux, or use starch . . . Hmmmm . . . "cracker meal" - perfect, worked like a charm and made a great topping as well.

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    Broiled Alaskan cod with capers, vermouth and butter, agave glazed carrots and roasted potatoes.

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    Leek and Potato Soup, topped with crumbled bacon.
     
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    Lasagna made with leftover sausage gravy as the béchamel
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