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Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:12 pm

I need some suggestions for what to make for dinner tonight. We've been stuck in a rut of roasted meats and salad, with the occasional pasta entree. We had that last night, and I don't want to have baked chicken again.

So Swamp, tell me what I need to make for dinner tonight. Bonus points issued for originality and tastiness.
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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Broiled tuna with roasted sesame seeds and udon noodles tossed in sesame oil. (Also currently being eaten as lunch.)
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Grapefruit pith, orange zest, pine needle, and zesty florals. Honey malts. Musky mango with light additions of passion fruit and peach.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:35 pm

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Re: Dinner

Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:58 pm

That broiled fish sounds like a winner. Thanks!
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Re: Dinner

Post by bfj » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:05 pm

Sabo wrote:That broiled fish sounds like a winner. Thanks!
Did you not see the caramelized onion risotto with bacon? Holy crap!
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Re: Dinner

Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:12 pm

bfj wrote:
Sabo wrote:That broiled fish sounds like a winner. Thanks!
Did you not see the caramelized onion risotto with bacon? Holy crap!
I did, but I need to make something that's quick and easy. Risotto definitely doesn't qualify for that.
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Re: Dinner

Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:43 pm

This was delicious. I substituted the flounder with cod and the bread crumbs with almond flour. Side dish was herb roasted potato wedges. This recipe is going into the rotation.
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Re: Dinner

Post by mister d » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:56 pm

I feel like lazy risotto is still atleast 75% as good as laborious risotto. And that risotto in general is overrated. And I'm making it tonight.
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Re: Dinner

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:20 am

Sabo wrote:
This was delicious. I substituted the flounder with cod and the bread crumbs with almond flour. Side dish was herb roasted potato wedges. This recipe is going into the rotation.
We use this as a base recipe with all kinds of variety.

I have had a food and wine and cooking light subscription for years. My dad just kept renewing whenever they asked. I think my subscription will end in 2020 at this point. So each month I just go and rip out anything that sounds interesting. I now have several binders worth of stuff. I have passed the binders around to friends and these were just a few that one of my friend pulled out and put on her cooking blog as things she wants to try.

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Re: Dinner

Post by The Sybian » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:10 am

Sabo wrote:
This was delicious. I substituted the flounder with cod and the bread crumbs with almond flour. Side dish was herb roasted potato wedges. This recipe is going into the rotation.
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Re: Dinner

Post by Sabo » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:30 am

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This was delicious. I substituted the flounder with cod and the bread crumbs with almond flour. Side dish was herb roasted potato wedges. This recipe is going into the rotation.
If there are no pictures on Instagram, it didn't happen.
My colleague is one of those guys who takes pictures of EVERYTHING he eats. When we go to dinner together, he always takes pictures of my meals, too. At first, I wanted to slap the shit out of him but now I'm used to it. He's so bad about it that he'll ask his girlfriend to turn on the flashlight on her cell phone so he'll have better lighting. Despite these flaws, he's a good guy.
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Re: Dinner

Post by The Sybian » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:39 pm

Sabo wrote: My colleague is one of those guys who takes pictures of EVERYTHING he eats. When we go to dinner together, he always takes pictures of my meals, too. At first, I wanted to slap the shit out of him but now I'm used to it. He's so bad about it that he'll ask his girlfriend to turn on the flashlight on her cell phone so he'll have better lighting. Despite these flaws, he's a good guy.

Does he have ironic 1880s facial hair, too?
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Re: Dinner

Post by Rush2112 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:31 pm

Green chile, cheddar, and bacon stuffed elk burgers. Yum.
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Grapefruit pith, orange zest, pine needle, and zesty florals. Honey malts. Musky mango with light additions of passion fruit and peach.

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Re: Dinner

Post by phxgators » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:48 am

Well, leftovers from dinner anyway...

Scrambled eggs with chopped up burnt ends and topped with salsa is one hell of a way to start the day.

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Re: Dinner

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:40 am

phxgators wrote:Well, leftovers from dinner anyway...

Scrambled eggs with chopped up burnt ends and topped with salsa is one hell of a way to start the day.
You're making me hungry.
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Re: Dinner

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:10 pm

I'm a bit burned out on recipes from epicurious, so I'm trying something from a website I heard about on a podcast...budgetbytes. I'm doing lemony cucumber couscous salad and greek chicken on the grill.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:02 am

[/quote]My colleague is one of those guys who takes pictures of EVERYTHING he eats. When we go to dinner together, he always takes pictures of my meals, too. At first, I wanted to slap the shit out of him but now I'm used to it. He's so bad about it that he'll ask his girlfriend to turn on the flashlight on her cell phone so he'll have better lighting. Despite these flaws, he's a good guy.[/quote]

Based on the part above that, I have to question this.

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Re: Dinner

Post by Sabo » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:26 am

I stand behind my statement.
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Re: Dinner

Post by sancarlos » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:52 am

DaveInSeattle wrote: greek chicken on the grill.
We do this one a lot. My wife has a great marinade. We put chunks of chicken breast in a greek marinade (olive oil, lemon juice, white wine, garlic, basil, greek oregano, marjoram, salt and pepper) and let it sit for a day. Put the chicken on skewers with pieces of bell pepper and onion. Grill. Yum.
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Re: Dinner

Post by mister d » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:11 pm

Hosting non-grillable events is tough, huh? Trying out a french onion dip, then short ribs with a bullshitted braising liquid / sauce* that turned out really stellar, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels and creamed corn, homemade french bread then brownies then cookies later on for Santa**. And muffins for the morning.

* Vegetable stock, coffee, pureed fire-roasted tomatoes, onions, brown sugar

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Re: Dinner

Post by rass » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:03 am

How many peoples?

Our turn to host tonight. Should be 19, including kids (mine are the two youngest). Throwing out the Seven Fishes again (did it three years ago when we last hosted). About 1/3 apps other people are bringing, 1/3 dips spreads I'm making, and 1/3 out of the box (frozen, I felt like I did too much work last time). For #7 I'm putting together bacon wrapped scallops. Making sauce, meatballs and pasta, too.

mister d wrote:...cookies later on for Santa**...


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Post by The Sybian » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:50 am

mister d wrote:Hosting non-grillable events is tough, huh? Trying out a french onion dip, then short ribs with a bullshitted braising liquid / sauce* that turned out really stellar, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels and creamed corn, homemade french bread then brownies then cookies later on for Santa**. And muffins for the morning.

* Vegetable stock, coffee, pureed fire-roasted tomatoes, onions, brown sugar

** I know, J-Lo
Damn, that sounds good. Got an extra seat at the table? I need to start making time to cook. The kids are developing a taste for finer foods, and my son likes cooking. I did make a Korean rib recipe that involved cooking the ribs in boiling water in a frying pan. Sounded kind of gross, smelled bad, but damn were they good. extremely tender, then flash fried in a wok, then cooked in an Asian BBQ sauce.
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Re: Dinner

Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:26 pm

The Girlfriend and I just spent 3 days up in Vancouver, and we had one of the most amazing meals ever. Place is called Vij's (http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Absolutely incredible Indian food. Blew my mind. Long wait (about 2 hours) but worth it. We walked around the neighborhood for an hour, then stood at the bar having drinks for an hour. They had this cocktail called a "Dark Army"...basically their take on a dark and stormy....that was fantastic. And then the food!!!!! My favorite was a lamb Popsicle, in a fenugreek cream curry sauce. I would have drank that sauce in a shot glass if that was an option. So damn good.

At the end of the meal, the maitre'd came over to chat and I said "You guys should do a cookbook!", and he said "We already have one!", and of course, I ended up buying it. Can't wait to dig in and start cooking stuff out of it.

Anyways, if you're ever in Vancouver, its a must....

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Post by Johnny Hotcakes » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:05 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:The Girlfriend and I just spent 3 days up in Vancouver, and we had one of the most amazing meals ever. Place is called Vij's (http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Absolutely incredible Indian food. Blew my mind. Long wait (about 2 hours) but worth it. We walked around the neighborhood for an hour, then stood at the bar having drinks for an hour. They had this cocktail called a "Dark Army"...basically their take on a dark and stormy....that was fantastic. And then the food!!!!! My favorite was a lamb Popsicle, in a fenugreek cream curry sauce. I would have drank that sauce in a shot glass if that was an option. So damn good.

At the end of the meal, the maitre'd came over to chat and I said "You guys should do a cookbook!", and he said "We already have one!", and of course, I ended up buying it. Can't wait to dig in and start cooking stuff out of it.

Anyways, if you're ever in Vancouver, its a must....
To add to that, if you ever go to Vij's and don't want to wait two hours, then just walk into the restaurant right next door (same building and everything). It is also owned by Vij, and it is like a scaled back version of Vij's (but without the wait). The only thing that throws me off is the bright blue contacts that Vij insists on wearing all the time. Unsettling.
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Re: Dinner

Post by Pruitt » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:27 pm

Searing a couple of tremendous looking Ahi Tuna steaks.

Side of bok choy and fried rice and copious quantities of alcohol filled beverages...
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Post by brian » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:28 pm

I'm cashing in my comps for steaks at a downtown steakhouse (a NYE tradition).
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:35 pm

Johnny Hotcakes wrote:
DaveInSeattle wrote:The Girlfriend and I just spent 3 days up in Vancouver, and we had one of the most amazing meals ever. Place is called Vij's (http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Absolutely incredible Indian food. Blew my mind. Long wait (about 2 hours) but worth it. We walked around the neighborhood for an hour, then stood at the bar having drinks for an hour. They had this cocktail called a "Dark Army"...basically their take on a dark and stormy....that was fantastic. And then the food!!!!! My favorite was a lamb Popsicle, in a fenugreek cream curry sauce. I would have drank that sauce in a shot glass if that was an option. So damn good.

At the end of the meal, the maitre'd came over to chat and I said "You guys should do a cookbook!", and he said "We already have one!", and of course, I ended up buying it. Can't wait to dig in and start cooking stuff out of it.

Anyways, if you're ever in Vancouver, its a must....
To add to that, if you ever go to Vij's and don't want to wait two hours, then just walk into the restaurant right next door (same building and everything). It is also owned by Vij, and it is like a scaled back version of Vij's (but without the wait). The only thing that throws me off is the bright blue contacts that Vij insists on wearing all the time. Unsettling.
They also have a sister restaurant here in Seattle (we had no idea)....we'll be sure to be checking it out soon...

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Re: Dinner

Post by sancarlos » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:14 pm

You guys are all listing wonderful dinners, while I am eating "St. Louis-style" pizza. Which translates to "bad cheese and limp crust". Sheesh.
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Post by brian » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:38 pm

Saint Louis style pizza isn't even a style of pizza. You'd be better off eating a piece of cardboard with Velvetta on it.
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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:18 pm

Dinner for breakfast, made english muffin bread (not as good as english muffins), bacon* and eggs** and an Edmund because porters/stouts are so great with breakfast. Am I the only one who almost always badly times atleast one of the three?


* Baked. Neater, just as good.

** Ruhlman double boiler method. Didn't find it revolutionary like some but its certainly easier cleanup on a glass bowl than a non-super-fatted-up skillet.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:33 pm

Isn't that breakfast for dinner? Also, Ive been using the Ruhlman spoon to make some sweet poached eggs. That man knows his shit.
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Post by mister d » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:35 pm

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Post by A_B » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:02 am

Corned beef and cabbage. Beer bread. Excellent.
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Re: Dinner

Post by mister d » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:26 pm

Someone needs to explain to me why (1) "bone broth" is a trend and (2) why it's not being called stock.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:14 pm

mister d wrote:Someone needs to explain to me why (1) "bone broth" is a trend and (2) why it's not being called stock.
Just guessing, but does it have something to do with the paleo diet fad?

And a disturbing and grotesque dining trend seems to be bone marrow. Maybe by calling "stock" "bone broth" you can make a few more bucks?

"Bone broth" is also a great euphemism for baby batter.
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Post by mister d » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:18 pm

Pruitt wrote:Just guessing, but does it have something to do with the paleo diet fad?
Maybe, but I always thought stock = bones, broth = meat.
Pruitt wrote:And a disturbing and grotesque dining trend seems to be bone marrow. Maybe by calling "stock" "bone broth" you can make a few more bucks?
But its goooooood.
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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:37 am

Anyone got any good (non-chili) crock-pot recipes? Quick and easy is always a plus.

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:42 am

P.D.X. wrote:Anyone got any good (non-chili) crock-pot recipes? Quick and easy is always a plus.
Pork shoulder is my favorite. Leftovers for a week. goes great on sandwiches, on it's own, in tortillas...
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BSF21 wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:Anyone got any good (non-chili) crock-pot recipes? Quick and easy is always a plus.
Pork shoulder is my favorite. Leftovers for a week. goes great on sandwiches, on it's own, in tortillas...
Prep?

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P.D.X. wrote:
BSF21 wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:Anyone got any good (non-chili) crock-pot recipes? Quick and easy is always a plus.
Pork shoulder is my favorite. Leftovers for a week. goes great on sandwiches, on it's own, in tortillas...
Prep?
The way I do it, the prep is more or less nonexistent. Buy a 4 lb pork shoulder, plan on cooking it on low for 12 hours. Put it in the crockpot and then pour a can of Coke over it and then let it cook for 12 hours. (You can get a little fancier here and add some spices and stuff, but it's not necessarily required. I usually spice what I'm making with it later -- like tacos or BBQ pulled pork, etc.

After 12 hours, pull it out and shred it and use it for whatever you want to make with it. Like BSF said, pretty much anything. I generally will make that when I'm having ppl over for a game or something. I put the pulled pork back in the crockpot with my BBQ sauce recipe for another 4 hours. (Recipe is basically Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, but I cut it with apple cider vinegar, some mustard and a few other basic spices like black pepper and some cayenne pepper).
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