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Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by nicko, Sep 17, 2010.
Braised Cabbage is one of my favorites to make in the fall with a nice roast chicken.
Once it starts to cool off I like doing roast root veggies. And, of course, heavier soups.
Can't beat baked squash. Cut in half and remove seeds, cut side down in a baking dish with a 1/2 inch of water and cook until almost tender. Flip over, add a bit of salt, butter and lot of brown sugar and return to the oven until done. Great side with pot roast, roast chicken etc.
Cabbage rolls? I put a bit of Sriracha sauce with the beef/pork filling and a bit of orange zest with the tomato sauce. I put cabbage leaves between layers in my dutch oven. Extra tomato sauce and cabbage to top roughly mashed potatos. Wow! A good mix of thick and thin rolls makes all happy. Low and slow in a heavy dutch oven. A sure sign of fall!
Well I guess now that we have established that Fall is almost everyone's favorite season to cook this is the next natural progression of threads.
I have a particular fondness for leeks and I like roasting them or using them in pasta dishes where they are the main ingredient.
I love love love to make mashed sweet potatoes and find a lot of excuses to serve them as a side.
Its hard to define a particular fall dish but at the moment I am using a lot of parsnips, they are wonderful here. Pureed with slow roasted pork belly, curried in soup and honey roasted every sunday. Oh and there are fantastic mussels here too, we are cooking them Normande, mariniere and Thai steamed. I love September!
How about a fall side dish?
Beets, onions, garlic, and sweet potatoes baked with a light sprinkling of sugar (can be made with or without), oil, salt, pepper, etc, etc. It's such a delicious side dish, and adds the best color to your plate!
Also, I haven't made any to speak of, but I'm really excited for spiced cider, too. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
It's chili-roasting season. My favorite dish(es) right now all have green chile. Today I made green chile chicken soup. Other offerings would be green chile chicken enchiladas, green chile stew, chile rellenos, huevos rancheros with green chile. Of course, we have a good supply of chile in the freezer to enjoy these delightful dishes all winter, but right now, with the aroma of roasted chile hanging in the air, all these foods taste even better.
When it gets closer to Thanksgiving, I'll opt for the heady scents of cinnamon and nutmeg in pies & cakes, and the savory smells of poultry seasonings...oh, the joy of it all!
Roast Chicken, with Roasted potatoes carrots,onions and garlic with baked butternut squash and home made Rhubarb pie and ice cream for dessert.........Take me home Mama
Butternut Squash Risotto......
Roasted Cornish Game Hen stuffed with Wild Rice Duxelles
Roasted Sweet Potatoes or Acorn Squash
Roast chicken and apple pie. Rhubarb optional.
Pot roast, long slow braised beef.....made it twice last week.
apple crisp, apples are abundant and wonderful right now. I'm using bourbon barrel vanilla sorghum, orange oil, Missouri pecans, oodles of butter,flour and some sugar. YUM
Guiness beef stew in bread bowls
winter squash roasted with butter and maple syrup
roasted rainbow carrots and cippolini onions
SO has promised to make some colcannon. Never had it, but it sounds great. Can't wait.
Oyster po' boys.
Braised lamb shanks.
Chicken with 40 cloves in the Romertopf.
Chile verde de cerdo.
Arroz con pollo.
"Trolley Noodles" with fish balls, blood tofu, and gut.
Latke season starts in the fall for us.
Latkes with apple sauce
Latkes with sour cream
Latkes with sour cream and caviar
Latkes with smoked brisket
Latkes with sauerbraten
Latkes any which way with anything, pretty much.
Smoked brisket. Smoked a lot of things. In fall the ratio of smoking to grilling goes up, that's a nice change.
Sauerbraten and all sorts of pot roasts.
Goat vindaloo, pillau and saag paneer. It ain't football season without goat vindaloo.
The height of the late summer fruits (hey, it's California)
Just made one of my favorites. Found a package of chestnuts that had hidden itself in the freezer, and used it to make a chestnut soup. Ummmmm, ummmmm.
-Duck fat fried sweet potato fries!
-Lamb and butternut squash ravioli with shitake mushroom and sage parmesan cream.
-Golden Beet gratin
-Tomato, pesto, mozzarella, grilled chicken, and avocado on brioche grilled cheese
-Any kind of squash or pumpkin bisque with panko fried chicken, caramelized onions and chantrelles
Those must be dang good!
PUMPKIN GNOCCHI WITH A BROWNBUTTER SAGE SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!