Swamp Cooking Thread

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Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

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Made Chili on Friday. I always mix it up and make different variations. This time I used ground beef and andouille. I like beans, but keep it to a small amount. Flank steak is usually in the mix. I like multiple cuts of meat to add some texture. I use a mix of peppers, but this time I added a smokey hot sauce that added a great depth to the chili.

Here is where I'm going to lose most of you. Until my daughter finally stepped up to the plate, I'm the only one who eats chili in the house, so I get 4 or 5 meals out of it. To mix it up, I'll add it to spaghetti one day, or basmati rice. Friday I substituted butternut squash cut into spaghetti-shaped strands. Sacrilege, I know, but the sweetness of the squash with the heat and smoke was a great combo.

The problem with my daughter liking chili, I need to separate her portion before I add the peppers. Friday I didn't make any for her, and damn was she pissed. She insisted on eating it, and used half a bag of taco cheese to dampen the heat. Proud of her determination, but that can't be healthy to eat that much cheese.
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Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

Post by mister d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:01 am

Thanks, BSF. Might sub in cumin if I'm too tired that day.
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I think the most upsetting thing is that reads so much like what I do aside from the meat switch. I'm thinking this is going to be the key.
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Thanks, BSF. Might sub in cumin if I'm too tired that day.
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:23 pm

So cheese and oyster crackers.

I'm a chili with Cheeze-It's guy...and it has to be traditional or the extra toasty.
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Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

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So cheese and oyster crackers.

I'm a chili with Cheeze-It's guy...and it has to be traditional or the extra toasty.
Oohhh, Cheeze-Its with chili. That's genius.

I love the oyster crackers in garlic idea.

I once made a Tex-Thai chili that actually came out great. Wish I wrote down what I put in it, because I don't remember. I was perusing an Asian market and got inspired. I bought a giant bag of Thai Bird's Eye chili peppers pictured below. They are about an inch or two long, so I used a bunch of them. Not sure if I added habaneros, jalapenos or neither. I added ginger with the usual garlic and I think Chinese 5 spice to the usual cumin and cayenne. I put in a lot of Sriracha for a bit sweetness.

This last batch, I decided to throw in a poblano pepper to the mix because they looked really good and fresh. Never again. They were flavorful, but just bitter and they and didn't cook down nearly as well as any of the other peppers. I'm wondering if you need to fire-roast poblanos before cooking with them. I knew they were mild, but they added no heat at all.


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Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

Post by mister d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:39 pm

Yeah, roast/blister and peel them poblanos.
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Yeah, roast/blister * and peel them poblanos.
* if you don't know, once you roast put the peppers in a ziploc as they cool the humidity makes peeling that much easier.
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Some of us use dish towels #environmentalist #reducewaste #thetowelsareclosertothestovetopthanthedrawerthetargetbrandplasticbagsarein
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Post by elflaco2 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:15 pm

Hot Sauce on its way
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Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG

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Now they're gonna think they placed double orders. Fucking POS POS.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:09 pm

I am excited, thank you, Flaco.
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Post by BSF21 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:43 pm

ElFlaco has given my wife great excitement.

Just putting it out there that way so no one has to ... it
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ElFlaco has given my wife g...out ...
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Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG
Thanks man! If you didn't include a bill let me know how to pay you.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:23 pm

Flaco, I'm not sure how I didn't say I'd take some earlier, but if you've got any more that you're willing to part with, I'm happy to pay.
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Post by testuser2 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:20 pm

Around a month ago I discovered cast iron pizza. Couldn't be easier. Pre-heat pan in 500 degree oven. Tablespoon of olive oil. Store made dough. Sauce. Cheese. 15 minutes later it's done.

I'm new to cast-iron. Does anyone have anything that works well beyond using it as a non-stick stove top?

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Around a month ago I discovered cast iron pizza. Couldn't be easier. Pre-heat pan in 500 degree oven. Tablespoon of olive oil. Store made dough. Sauce. Cheese. 15 minutes later it's done.

I'm new to cast-iron. Does anyone have anything that works well beyond using it as a non-stick stove top?
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elflaco2 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG
Delivered, please LMK how to pay you.

And I fucked up because I made taco salad for dinner last night and forgot about the box of hot sauce sitting by the front door!
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rass wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:28 am
elflaco2 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG
Delivered, please LMK how to pay you.

And I fucked up because I made taco salad for dinner last night and forgot about the box of hot sauce sitting by the front door!
Guess you'll have to make taco salad again...
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testuser2 wrote:
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Around a month ago I discovered cast iron pizza. Couldn't be easier. Pre-heat pan in 500 degree oven. Tablespoon of olive oil. Store made dough. Sauce. Cheese. 15 minutes later it's done.

I'm new to cast-iron. Does anyone have anything that works well beyond using it as a non-stick stove top?
Best steak you can make at home. Get that baby ripping, preheat the oven to 500. Sear the everloving shit out of both sides of a ribeye for 90 seconds, throw in the oven for about 1:00-1:15 depending on how done you want it, flip, another 1:00 to 1:15 and you'll wonder why you ever paid 80$ at a steakhouse for that.

Throw some compound butter on there es magnifique.
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rass wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:28 am
elflaco2 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG
Delivered, please LMK how to pay you.

And I fucked up because I made taco salad for dinner last night and forgot about the box of hot sauce sitting by the front door!
PMd you details.

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Post by elflaco2 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:59 am

Chedda and Syb will get theirs next -- likely ship out tomorrow.

next batch of hot sauce .. this weekend.. playing w the recipe.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:38 am

rass wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:28 am
elflaco2 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG
Delivered, please LMK how to pay you.
Mine also arrived yesterday. Payment was just sent.

Not sure what I will do with it first...
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Post by BSF21 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:49 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:38 am
rass wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:28 am
elflaco2 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Hot Sauce on its way to BSF (8oz) & 4oz jars to RASS & DSG
Delivered, please LMK how to pay you.
Mine also arrived yesterday. Payment was just sent.

Not sure what I will do with it first...
Ditto and paid.
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Alton Brown off the deep end.
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Alton Brown off the deep end.
He is? I don't see it. Saying he's been a conservative most of his life as a white man in Georgia who has worked in television for the last 20 years is hardly a revelation. He's been pretty clear in his videos and interviews that he's wanted no part in the recent GOP crap and condemns it.

I don't agree with conservatives at all but I think outside of Trumpism, there was at least room for common debate as far as policy structure goes.

Trump has really lead to some ex-post-facto stuff I'm not a fan of. People who stand by this should be condemned, but Brown doesn't seem to be one of them.
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:49 am

ElFlaco -- Loving the hot sauce. Fruity with a nice heat build at the end that didn't explode my brain.

Nice work.
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That's since been deleted, but his feed still seems a bit unhinged over the past week or so.

ETA - Nov 2 is a string of all caps nuttiness
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BSF21 wrote:
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ElFlaco -- Loving the hot sauce. Fruity with a nice heat build at the end that didn't explode my brain.

Nice work.
good to hear! thanks!

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Post by mister d » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:01 am

I don't think Brown was making a holocaust joke, like where the subject was intended to draw cheap or shock laughs. Seems much more like gallows humor / despair manifested with questionable wording.
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Leave the jokes to TT, AB!
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ElFlaco -- Loving the hot sauce. Fruity with a nice heat build at the end that didn't explode my brain.
What did you do with it? I'm looking for ideas.
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Post by A_B » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:10 am

Do you...not know how hot sauce works?
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:13 am

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That's since been deleted, but his feed still seems a bit unhinged over the past week or so.

ETA - Nov 2 is a string of all caps nuttiness
I've been watching his youtube live streams with his wife and he's certainly been drinking his fair share.

I think the holocaust thing was a dark humor thing but I can see how that shit rubs people the wrong way.

That said, I'm over people insinuating that if you make them mad you're canceled "as a (formerly) religious Good Eats viewer"...fuck out of here with that. Also I'm all for calling out people's bullshit but when your Twitter handle is "yesyoureracist", I tend to think you're not out there trying to correct injustice, you're out there looking to get offended.
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BSF21 wrote:
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ElFlaco -- Loving the hot sauce. Fruity with a nice heat build at the end that didn't explode my brain.
What did you do with it? I'm looking for ideas.
Tried a bit on some tortilla chips to make sure I wasn't gonna die, then dosed a bit of it on a fajita bowl I made last night: brown rice, half a red pepper and sweet onion, and some thin sliced strip steak I made in the cast iron last night. Little cojita, avocado, and some of the Juansauce.
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Post by mister d » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:25 am

A_B wrote:
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Do you...not know how hot sauce works?
"Of course I do, AB, shut the fuck up." [places bottle sideways in a pot with raw chicken and rice and puts in oven]
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