What did you have for dinner?

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I wanted to experiment, I made Italian style home made hamburgers.


Seasoned the meet like I would for pasta, mixed marinara sauce in with the meat, and in place of buns home made garlic bread
 
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I made sourdough pizza in my little uuni pizza oven. Well, more a combination of torte flambee and pizza in that I used cream cheese as sauce (cream cheese, mixed with garlic, finely chopped onions, bacon, and olive brine).
Some of them with some extra cheese and tomato.
That little pizza oven can make some awesome pizza in no time ;)

I love Uuni pizza ovens! Or Ooni whatever you prefer to call it. I have both Uuni 2 and Uuni 3, so that wasn't a surprise when I wrote an article about it for my blog. As for the tarte flambée I still don't know how to properly cook it :rolleyes:
 
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Sundays are tomato processing day this time of year. Today I did a sheet pan with whole garlic bulbs roasted for an hour at 350F. Drained off the "tomato essence" and reserved. I ran the whole lot through the food mill and made a sauce with some. Home made Italian sausage, onion, green pepper, parsley and basil. Got the Mandolin out and sliced up zucchini and yellow squash, made a mixture of Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan. black pepper and freshly grated nutmeg. I dried the Zucci and squash slices in the oven to remove water then built my dish using layers of everything and topped with mozzarella and baked at 350F for an hour then cranked up the oven to 450 for 15 minutes. A really great dish that was a hit all around. Luckily there is left over 'cause it's going to taste even better later. ;)

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Our garden is going gangbusters this year with tomatoes and peppers coming on strong. I had some meatballs leftover from the other night and a couple hunks of grilled pork tenderloin (not to mention tomatoes and peppers) I though I'd make stuffed peppers.

I started by blanching a dozen tomatoes then running them through the mill. The guts went back in the blanch water for a bit then I decanted 2 cups and added 2 teaspoons of chicken granulated chicken bullion. I cleaned the pot then added the water back and cooked 1 cup of Jasmine rice then cooled when done. I made a simple tomato sauce with a little garlic, anchovy paste, balsamic reduction and parsley. Sauteed a little onion and the pepper tops, broke down two meatballs and mince some of the pork. All of this went into a pan along with rice and a little of the sauce. I steamed the peppers till almost done, assembled, topped with and into the tomato pot topped with some pecorino.

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Set the oven for 350, covered and baked for 1/2 hr. the removed the lid and upped the heat to 400 for another 30min. It's hard to describe just how good these tasted and everything but the meats, cheese and seasonings came off the property.

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Picked a Golden Buddah tomato, first one off that plant. Picture perfect.

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Made a sandwich with it:

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A toasted store bought deli roll, some slices of that souvlaki inspired pork roast from the Greece challenge, a hefty slathering of Duke's and topped with some sliced pickled peppers. It was quite tasty. But it was a small sandwich, just enough to keep me going while I work on another challenge entry.
 
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We had Gyros last night - leftover chicken chunked and seasoned up, a beautiful tomato from the garden I marinated in olive oil, salt an red wine vinegar, an eggplant from the garden sliced, scored then pan fried cooled and marinated in olive oil, balsamic reduction & a dash of smoked paprika. Sliced a pita in half and opened it up and heated it in a dry pan with a lid. I had made tsatziki earlier and used orange juice in place of lemon. No pics, but it was very tasty.
 
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Had Gyros again last night this time with the bulk Loukaniko sausage I had leftover from stuffing. ˆ picked up a red onion and shaved some to go in them too.

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I got my rotisserie basket out and grilled some chicken thighs. I had onions in the drip pan and later added some more veges to the drip pan
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I had some leftover Loukaniko that I smoked yesterday and an eggplant I had sliced and fried last week. I blanched a bowl of tomatoes (yes they're still coming!!) and made what turned out to be a very interesting ragu for pasta tonight. Some of the intense smoke flavor mellowed in the cooking and the eggplant went in last. I gotta say it was really good.

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Gardens are still coming in!!! I made eggplant lasagne from one I picked the other day. Because I had sauce leftover with that smoked Loukaniko I decided to put a Greek spin on it. Filling is ricotta, Italian cheese blend, fresh egg, fresh nutmeg, oregano, parsley and cracked pepper. I sliced eggplant then salted, rinsed and fried in evoo/bacon drippins' then drained. Heated the sauce up a bit then assembled.

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Baked at 375 for 45 min. since the eggplant was cooked and man was this good - maybe my best one yet and I make them fairly often. I would have loved some Greek cheese with this, but it's unobtanium around here.

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Our garden is going gangbusters this year with tomatoes and peppers coming on strong. I had some meatballs leftover from the other night and a couple hunks of grilled pork tenderloin (not to mention tomatoes and peppers) I though I'd make stuffed peppers.

I started by blanching a dozen tomatoes then running them through the mill. The guts went back in the blanch water for a bit then I decanted 2 cups and added 2 teaspoons of chicken granulated chicken bullion. I cleaned the pot then added the water back and cooked 1 cup of Jasmine rice then cooled when done. I made a simple tomato sauce with a little garlic, anchovy paste, balsamic reduction and parsley. Sauteed a little onion and the pepper tops, broke down two meatballs and mince some of the pork. All of this went into a pan along with rice and a little of the sauce. I steamed the peppers till almost done, assembled, topped with and into the tomato pot topped with some pecorino.

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Set the oven for 350, covered and baked for 1/2 hr. the removed the lid and upped the heat to 400 for another 30min. It's hard to describe just how good these tasted and everything but the meats, cheese and seasonings came off the property.

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This looks beautiful, the colours are great and I really like the look of the plate as well :emoji_smile:
 
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I thawed out a pound of grass fed beef & veal mix thinking I'd make burgers tonight. Then I thought "burger" sounded too pedestrian and remembered a recipe I saw a week, or so ago. Then it hit me . . . Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy . . . The last time I had that it came frozen in a box -
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. I tweaked a few ingredients like substitute for soy sauce, but in the end it was fabulous. The only thing missing were table trays and Star Trek.

I made the gravy first - butter, mushrooms, onion, minced peeled celery stalk, thyme, salt, pepper, catchup, worcestershire sauce, flour, 1/2 cup of red wine reduced, 2-1/2 cups of beef broth and a little lovin' to taste.

The patties were as I said beef, veal, salt, pepper, catchup, worcestershire, oyster and fish sauces, beaten egg, bread crumbs. Like a mini meatloaf only better. I served this with roast garlic and parsley mashed potatoes - oh yeah!!!!

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Start the patties then all in with the gravy like so -
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Almost forgot the money shot - o_O
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"Then it hit me . . . Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy . . . The last time I had that it came frozen in a box"

I hear that! Oddly enough about a week ago I watched a couple Salisbury Steak videos on YouTube, got me thinking about it. Maybe Shotgun Red and Cowboy Kent Rollins videos, can't quite remember. But I did remember it is something I've not eaten in a LONG time!

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And mike9 mike9 that eggplant lasagna looks tasty! Here's the sum total of my eggplant harvest thus far this year.

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The head of garlic should give you an idea of the size of this beast!

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The recent steak shares got me inspired so I'm sharing an Asian styling of steak - Beef Pasanday

w/English Subtitles


In this I used:

Beef 2kg, small steak cuts
Yoghurt 2 cups
Oil 1 cup

Salt 1 tbsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp
Garam Masala 1 tbsp

Garlic and Ginger 3 tbsp, minced
Coriander Seeds 2 tbsp, crushed (dry-roasted)
White Cumin Seeds 2 tbsp, ground (dry-roasted)

Desiccated Coconut 1.5 tbsp
Cashews 1.5 tbsp
Almonds 16-17
White Poppy Seeds 2 tbsp

If anyone tries this out, please tell me what you thought of it :emoji_smile:

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