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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #180 on: April 15, 2017, 03:50:33 PM »
Barth - those mussels look awesome.  Wish you'd let me know and I could've joined you!
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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #181 on: April 15, 2017, 03:54:36 PM »
Sorry , just decided to have them while shopping this morning.  :)
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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #182 on: April 16, 2017, 04:27:19 PM »
Tonight for Easter dinner we have a simple fare.... paella.
1/2 lb of clams
1/2 lb of mussels
1/2 lb of shrimp
2 chicken breasts
2 chorizo sausages
2 tomatoes
2 cups of rice
White wine
Chicken stock
Red onion
Garlic
Smoked paprika
And the secret ingredient... actual Saffron! About $10 worth!


Roasting at 450F....


Plus about 3/4 a bottle of white wine for the chef.  :)


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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #183 on: April 17, 2017, 07:04:50 AM »
Rarely get the chance to flex my muscles in the kitchen. Got the chance to go to the stores today. So tonight I made a kangaroo steak seasoned with lemon myrtle, mountain pepperberries and wattleseed on top of a parsnip puree with rosemary, all topped with a red wine sauce (Barossa shiraz). Served with a garden salad.

Would post a pic, but its ugly AF. Tasted brilliant though, should of boiled the parsnips in a stock though for a bit more flavor.

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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #184 on: April 20, 2017, 06:40:01 PM »
Not the weekend but close enough.  :D

Homemade Ricotta and Parmigiano Gnocchi with peas and bacon in a white wine cream sauce, with fresh baguette and grated Parmigiano cheese.

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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #185 on: May 03, 2017, 05:33:11 AM »
I had splurged on a few steaks over the weekend for the family.  It wasn't much, but we don't do steak very often right now w/ the job uncertainty and irregular paychecks

Then Bayonet Jr invited a soccer friend over for the evening...  no more steaks on the pan - into the slow cooker they went.  It's not that they weren't good; it's that I could've just bought some stew meat for less :-\

(no, I couldn't've saved the steaks; one reason I got them cheap was they needed to be cooked that day)
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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2017, 11:05:37 PM »
I had 8 people for poker Saturday night & three extra to eat/socialize.  The host provides a meal and everyone chips in $5 to the host for the cost.

I made:
a] Grilled Pork Chops - my buddy Pig Man raised them at the AU Swine Unit about 7 miles from where I live.
b] Corn on the Cob (fresh - good deal for white corn right now)
c] Cornbread
d] Grilled Zucchini.  The Grilled Zucchini was the biggest hit of all.  I skinned it.  Cut it into thin slices (about 1/8th inch thick).  Take paper towels and dry both sides for an hour.  Lightly baste with olive oil.  Then sprinkle a grilling spice of roasted garlic & herbs.  Both sides are basted and sprinkled.  I let it sit at room temperature in a lattice stack.  This drained off more water.  Then grilled them outside at approximately 350 turning once.  You have to watch them carefully because slight differences in thickness mean a lot in grilling time.  Grilled them first followed by the chops.

If you have never skinned zucchini, you will get a skin tight dry covering of squash juice on your hands.  You look like a ghoul.  If it dries, you have to use Lava soap or your fingernails to scrape it off.

Entire cost of the meal was about $30 for 12.  Corn was $4.  A dozen pork chops were $12.  Zucchini was $6.50.  Cornbread was $6 or so. 

My prep time was pretty long.  I trimmed all of the excess fat off the chops since I was making so many and wanted the heat under control.  Getting the 12 ears of corn ready was about 30 minutes.  The squash took more than an hour to prep.  I had people watch the corn and the cornbread since I was doing the grilling outside.

My wife says she would have bought me this great grill twenty years ago if it would have gotten me interested in reading cookbooks and cooking.

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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #187 on: May 15, 2017, 03:35:59 AM »
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Crappy photo, scared to embed because of size.

Duck breast, celiriac puree, black berry sauce. Served with a side of wilted spinach, garlic and walnut salad.

I was so happy with it ^_^

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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #188 on: May 15, 2017, 09:05:47 AM »
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Crappy photo, scared to embed because of size.

Duck breast, celiriac puree, black berry sauce. Served with a side of wilted spinach, garlic and walnut salad.

I was so happy with it ^_^

That looks wonderful.  A classic sauce for the duck.

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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #189 on: May 28, 2017, 02:44:53 PM »
No pics but I smoked up some ribs and beef chuck roasts yesterday along with some cast iron cornbread, corn on the cob and steakhouse beans. It was good and leftovers for days.
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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #190 on: May 28, 2017, 02:47:33 PM »
No pics but I smoked up some ribs and beef chuck roasts yesterday along with some cast iron cornbread, corn on the cob and steakhouse beans. It was good and leftovers for days.

Sounds great! Would love to get yer cast iron cornbread recipe.  :)
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Re: Weekend Eats
« Reply #191 on: May 29, 2017, 07:25:12 AM »
No pics but I smoked up some ribs and beef chuck roasts yesterday along with some cast iron cornbread, corn on the cob and steakhouse beans. It was good and leftovers for days.

Sounds great! Would love to get yer cast iron cornbread recipe.  :)

Shouldn't be difficult...it's literally the one off the back of the Indian Head cornmeal package - as made by my daughters...I just "baked" it on the grill which reminded me I need to get a heat deflector when I try to do that - bottom got a little burnt.
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