Random Food Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    I hope I can get some dory soon. I found a place by the water that will sell to me wholesale; the same place I got the bones. I just have to be there at 4 in the morning.
     
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  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Good to know, thanks.
     
  3. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Does octopus work well sous vide?
     
  4. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    Yes.

    There's a pretty good recipe in Under Pressure.
     
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    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Cool. Mind sharing the cooking time and temperature with me? I don't have that book.
     
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    ehkay Senior member

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    5 hrs/77 C, chilled, trimmed, grilled to serve
     
  7. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Great. Thanks.
     
  8. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I'll do a measurement to measurement comparison, but anything "smaller" is really needed in my kitchen. And I wouldn't be trying for full meals out of it, rather single and small portions.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    also, the octopus is sealed in the bag with a sachet of thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, coriander, cumin, and chiles. Looks like a good recipe.
     
  10. KJT

    KJT Senior member

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    Anyone ever had the fish swai? Was told it was a light, sweet catfish from Vietnam. It was fine, but it had NO flavor. Zippy. Made a nice sauce, which made the meal edible, but I was surprised at how boring the fish was.

    Lol, this is probably where it came from...

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  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    If I'm not mistaken, Swai is one of the forms of Vietnamese catfish often sold as Grouper in the US.
     
  12. impolyt_one

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    I want to try out some recipes, and I've really wanted to make a petit pate chaud - am I supposed egg wash this thing before I bake it? Before the top gets fluted? How do they get that nice two-tone look to them?
     
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    Kajak Senior member

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    1lb/person for turkey/ whats the minimum size of turkey that's worth buying, and I can scale guests/eat leftovers accordingly.
     
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    foodguy Senior member

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    smallest i've cooked is about 12. i think there are some 10-pounders out there, though.
     
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