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Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

Post by mister d » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:48 pm

Anyone have a baking steel? I feel like I've taken my pizza game as far as it can go with my current setup and I don't ever foresee a serious pizza oven so this looks like the cheaper step to improvement.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm

Anyone out there ever make gnocchi from scratch?

I got the 'Pasta Grannies' cookbook for Christmas, and I tried using a gnocchi recipe from there, and it totally didn't work. They were all sticky and gummy. Very frustrating!

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Post by mister d » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:34 pm

Same thing happened to me a while ago and I think it was due to adding too much flour to get it to hold.
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DaveInSeattle wrote:
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Anyone out there ever make gnocchi from scratch?

I got the 'Pasta Grannies' cookbook for Christmas, and I tried using a gnocchi recipe from there, and it totally didn't work. They were all sticky and gummy. Very frustrating!
I took a cooking class close to 20 years ago and we made gnocchi from scratch that turned out great. Doubt I have the recipe anymore.
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Post by rass » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:49 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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Anyone out there ever make...Grannies...k.is.s...d...I tried...and it totally didn't work. They were all sticky and gummy. Very frustrating!
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Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

Post by mister d » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:41 pm

mister d wrote:
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Anyone have a baking steel? I feel like I've taken my pizza game as far as it can go with my current setup and I don't ever foresee a serious pizza oven so this looks like the cheaper step to improvement.
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Post by A_B » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:44 pm

I am intrigued. I love homemade pizza.
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Post by rass » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:31 pm

A_B wrote:
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I am intrigued. I love homemade pizza.
Who wouldn’t, down there...
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Post by A_B » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:32 pm

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A_B wrote:
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I am intrigued. I love homemade pizza.
Who wouldn’t, down there...
Ba dum cha!
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Post by rass » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:33 pm

(made scones this evening because one of my kids was pissed I walked to SB and got a coffee but no petite vanilla scones while she was a track practice and they turned out pretty damn great for so little work)
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Post by mister d » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:01 pm

A_B wrote:
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I am intrigued. I love homemade pizza.
This phrasing is wrong, but it changes the homemade pizza from baked to cooked or something. If they make it to 6 minutes it’s on the cusp of being burnt where it used to take 10+ on a fancy pan or stone.
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Post by mister d » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:02 pm

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(made scones this evening because one of my kids was pissed I walked to SB and got a coffee but no petite vanilla scones while she was a track practice and they turned out pretty damn great for so little work)
(Did you do the one big piece scored into eighths or individuals?)
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Post by A_B » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:09 pm

mister d wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:01 pm
A_B wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:44 pm
I am intrigued. I love homemade pizza.
This phrasing is wrong, but it changes the homemade pizza from baked to cooked or something. If they make it to 6 minutes it’s on the cusp of being burnt where it used to take 10+ on a fancy pan or stone.
So it isn’t homemade? I’m lost but honestly I earned it today.
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Post by mister d » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:27 pm

No, it is, but it halves the cooking time and extended cooking time is the biggest difference between what you buy and what you make.
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Post by rass » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:49 am

mister d wrote:
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(made scones this evening because one of my kids was pissed I walked to SB and got a coffee but no petite vanilla scones while she was a track practice and they turned out pretty damn great for so little work)
(Did you do the one big piece scored into eighths or individuals?)
We were attempting to reproduce SB’s petite vanilla scones, so four discs cut into 6ths.
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Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:33 pm

Made Jamaican-ish beef patties tonight and they’re great and I will eat a half dozen, but they’re (1) not spicy enough due to kids and (2) just missing “something” against real ones. Now I have to find what that something is.
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Post by A_B » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:58 pm

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Made Jamaican-ish beef patties tonight and they’re great and I will eat a half dozen, but they’re (1) not spicy enough due to kids and (2) just missing “something” against real ones. Now I have to find what that something is.
What makes them Jamaican? Jerk seasoning?
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Post by duff » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:01 pm

A_B wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:58 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Made Jamaican-ish beef patties tonight and they’re great and I will eat a half dozen, but they’re (1) not spicy enough due to kids and (2) just missing “something” against real ones. Now I have to find what that something is.
What makes them Jamaican? Jerk seasoning?
Mister d touched it. It had plenty of jerk.
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Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:03 pm

Oh crap so mean! But it’s the allspice best I can decipher.
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Post by A_B » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:04 pm

duff wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:01 pm
A_B wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:58 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Made Jamaican-ish beef patties tonight and they’re great and I will eat a half dozen, but they’re (1) not spicy enough due to kids and (2) just missing “something” against real ones. Now I have to find what that something is.
What makes them Jamaican? Jerk seasoning?
Mister d touched it. It had plenty of jerk.
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Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:07 pm

[Charlie Brown voice] Auuuggghhh!!!
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:02 pm

Help me: I'm running out of ideas for things to make for dinner. Give me ideas...oldest daughter said 'something spicy', but it can't be too spicy (GF doesn't really do much spice).

For reference, we had lime-cilantro grilled chicken tacos last night. So probably not anything mexican.

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Post by mister d » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:54 pm

Shrimp or scallops + mushrooms + grits with either scallions/chives or scallion/chive oil. Hot sauce lets you ramp it up/down as much as you want and you can always add a little cayenne to the seafood?
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:01 pm

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Shrimp or scallops + mushrooms + grits with either scallions/chives or scallion/chive oil. Hot sauce lets you ramp it up/down as much as you want and you can always add a little cayenne to the seafood?
Gonna go with pork larb lettuce wraps. That way daughter can go more spicy with siracha as needed.

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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:50 pm

Normally, I'd send you to @frankprisinzano on Instagram, but he just deleted all his old stories so he could make new ones.
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:08 pm

It's too late, but spinach enchiladas with black beans, sauteed onions, peppers, and hot peppers are always good. You can add some rice to some to mellow the spice if your peppers are too hot. The typical enchilada sauce you can find isn't that hot either.

(funny I never got into enchiladas when I lived in NM, but now that I'm an "ex-pat" they're probably my most cooked thing in the NM vein.)
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:29 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
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It's too late, but spinach enchiladas with black beans, sauteed onions, peppers, and hot peppers are always good. You can add some rice to some to mellow the spice if your peppers are too hot. The typical enchilada sauce you can find isn't that hot either.

(funny I never got into enchiladas when I lived in NM, but now that I'm an "ex-pat" they're probably my most cooked thing in the NM vein.)
My wife makes this a lot, and it's delicious. She doesn't have the peppers, and her onions are diced, and she also adds artichokes to the mix though.
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:36 pm

Noted. I need to eat more artichokes.

(my culinary claim to fame is that I made a #10 (blue corn spinach enchiladas) for JFK Jr when I worked at El Patio in ABQ back in the day and he sent his compliments to the kitchen.)
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:35 am

Find some good marinades and/or rubs for chicken and grill 'em up!

Think of some of your favorite dishes you've had a restaurants, and try to recreate the recipes.

Try some different cuts of meat.
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Post by mister d » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:46 pm

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(my culinary claim to fame is that I made a #10 (blue corn spinach enchiladas) for JFK Jr when I worked at El Patio in ABQ back in the day and he sent his compliments to the kitchen)
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Post by BSF21 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:19 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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Find some good marinades and/or rubs for chicken and grill 'em up!

Think of some of your favorite dishes you've had a restaurants, and try to recreate the recipes.

Try some different cuts of meat.
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Post by BSF21 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:22 pm

Made J.Kenji Lopez-Alt’s chili verde tonight. Might be the best thing I’ve ever cooked.
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Post by rass » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm

Youngest made a chicken and veggie frittata this evening via a virtual cooking class and it was pretty damn great.
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Nice
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Post by rass » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:20 pm

She headed to our neighbor’s pool as soon as the frittata got out of the oven and just got home a bit ago to try some and didn’t like it...
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Post by bfj » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:53 pm

Rosh Hashanah dinner tonight:
Matzo Ball Soup
Gefilte Fish
Brisket with potatoes and carrots
Teriyaki salmon
Green beans almondine
Corn soufflé
Green Salad
Challah

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Post by Sabo » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:03 pm

Making fried chicken (fried in bacon fat!) sandwiches tonight with bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese. Yum.
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Post by A_B » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:39 pm

I don’t like cheese on fried chicken sandwiches for the most part. Grilled sure but not fried. No idea why.
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