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Dinner for one tonight -- what do I make?

leftover_salmon

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Girlfriend is out of town and I've been travelling the past two weekends...I just want to relax by myself, chill out and cook something. It has to be relatively easy to prepare make for one, since I am not home for dinner during the week to eat any leftovers (i.e. no 4lb rib roast and nothing that requires me to buy/prepare in bulk since any extra veggies will get tossed as well). At the same time, it needs to be involved enough to be satisfying. Meat/poultry/pork is favored -- beef, lamb, veal, chicken, sausages, etc...

I know some of you are very good home chefs and your input is appreciated.

Basics I have here are a decent spice cabinet, some chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, flour, rice...and that's about it.
 

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Originally Posted by leftover_salmon
Girlfriend is out of town and I've been travelling the past two weekends...I just want to relax by myself, chill out and cook something. It has to be relatively easy to prepare make for one, since I am not home for dinner during the week to eat any leftovers (i.e. no 4lb rib roast and nothing that requires me to buy/prepare in bulk since any extra veggies will get tossed as well). At the same time, it needs to be involved enough to be satisfying. Meat/poultry/pork is favored -- beef, lamb, veal, chicken, sausages, etc... I know some of you are very good home chefs and your input is appreciated. Basics I have here are a decent spice cabinet, some chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, flour, rice...and that's about it.
Can you go buy some arborio rice, some scallions and some mushrooms (dried porcini and chanterells would be best, but any would work)? You could do a mushroom risotto. Get some fresh asparagus, put them on a cookie sheet and drizzle with some olive oil and broil them for a few minutes. Serve the risotto with the asparagus and you're good to go. I can post the recipe for the risotto if you like. Not very expensive. Takes some time, but isn't really that hard to make.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
Can you go buy some arborio rice, some scallions and some mushrooms (dried porcini and chanterells would be best, but any would work)? You could do a mushroom risotto. Get some fresh asparagus, put them on a cookie sheet and drizzle with some olive oil and broil them for a few minutes. Serve the risotto with the asparagus and you're good to go.

I can post the recipe for the risotto if you like. Not very expensive. Takes some time, but isn't really that hard to make.


This is a good idea. I've made risotto before; it just didn't enter my thoughts at all.

Lock thread please.
 

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Red wine risotto with shitaake mushrooms and hot italian sausage was a resounding success.
 

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Originally Posted by ErnestoG.
leftover salmon?

LOL!!

Originally Posted by leftover_salmon
Red wine risotto with shitaake mushrooms and hot italian sausage was a resounding success.


sounds good!
 

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Scallions in a funghi porcini risotto?
 

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
Can you go buy some arborio rice, some scallions and some mushrooms (dried porcini and chanterells would be best, but any would work)? You could do a mushroom risotto. Get some fresh asparagus, put them on a cookie sheet and drizzle with some olive oil and broil them for a few minutes. Serve the risotto with the asparagus and you're good to go.

I can post the recipe for the risotto if you like.
Not very expensive. Takes some time, but isn't really that hard to make.


Please.
 

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Pretty cliche, but there might be nothing better than a steak dinner on this occasion. Grab some brussels sprouts, bake a potato, should be not much left in the way of leftovers. Use your butter and your S+P, and you need a lil veggie oil maybe, but other than that, you can get by without buying too much beyond a piece of meat, a good single potato, and some sprouts.
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Scallions in a funghi porcini risotto?

Sorry. That's wrong. Onions.
 

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Sorry to revive a dead thread, but PLEASE POST THE RECIPE! <3<3
 

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