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What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    That looks like a perfect meal to eat while watching television.

    How'd you know [​IMG]

    What's your recipe for the slaw?

    Mix the carrot with a teaspoon of salt and a table spoon of sugar, and let rest for 20 minutes. Rinse and dry, mix with half an apple, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of red wine vinegar (or whatever vinegar you prefer).
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I still have another piece of halibut for tomorrow, so I'll hunt for a different preparation.

    I can't take credit for this but holy crap is it good.

    Get some fresh basil and blanch it in boiling salted water. Once it's totally wilted, shock it in ice water. Then put it in a blender with some fish stock if you have it or if not some clam juice, which nearly any store will have. Blend on high. Remove to a small pan and hold warm on low.

    Mince equal parts ginger, chives and shallot. Mix and set aside.

    Season fish with S&P and cook in a pan with oil. Remove fish to rest, add some butter to the pan and quickly saute the shallot/ginger/chive mix.

    To plate, spread a small circle of the sauce, place the fish on that, and spread the aromatic mixture on top.
     
  3. kwilkinson

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    Great food day for me. Went to a buddy's house and we grilled. Huge sirloin from a farmer that lives in my old town, then grilled oyster mushrooms that had been marinated in PBR, orange juice, worcestershire, serrano, and ginger, and grilled asparagus. Had a Carmenere from the Chilean producer Errazuriz with that. Dinner tonight is braised chicken legs with asparagus and baby bok choy, with a Chateau Marac bordeaux blanc.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Miso marinated black cod and chawanmushi. Yum.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    God, I love black cod, after tasting it for the first time in Feb. and a very good restaurant.

    Had smoked ribs, home made coleslaw, and wine.
     
  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    The texture of a good chawanmushi gets me hard.
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The texture of a good chawanmushi gets me hard.
    Well that's just wonderful to hear.
     
  8. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Well that's just wonderful to hear.

    I'm sure you will think about kwilk being hard every time you put a bit in your mouth.
     
  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Well that's just wonderful to hear.
    I'll snap a pic next time
    I'm sure you will think about kwilk being hard every time you put a bit in your mouth.
    Most people do.
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    K-dub, that avatar is so eff'ing cute.
     
  11. kwilkinson

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    Indeed it is. Hopefully Edina doesn't act like a damn fool this time.
     
  12. binge

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    Thanks for the suggestion and info Manton. Don't allow my janky execution sully his recommendation.

    Three things I did wrong/to improve:
    • I skimmed to close to the top when spooning the sauce. It could have easily been thicker if I spooned it better. You can see the thicker dollups in the photo, it should have had more of that I think.
    • Seared the fish too much. I ran the pan too hot and seared the surface too much. The associated taste crowded out others.
    • Too much ginger. As I added it to the pan, I thought maybe it was too much. Yep, it was. Too strong a ginger taste.

    Overall though, I can see how the flavors should combine, but didn't in this instance. So, I'd give this another try before the one from last night.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. gomestar

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    polenta cakes with morels, bluefoot mushrooms, and ramps.
    glazed carrots.
     
  14. tropics

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    /\\ wow halibut looks amazing
     
  15. tropics

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    and there is no such thing as too much ginger [​IMG]
     
  16. impolyt_one

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    The World Atlas of Pricks?

    that's about how my meals have been for the past week. Can send you some of the black Dick stick grissini if you want, don't want to hog all the dick for myself. [​IMG]

    I am making my Japanese gf make me some Old El Paso white people tacos right now. All the ingredients seemed to align tonight and I've been drinking, so that sounded fun. I should put my white people tacos in that guilty pleasures thread, along with the spaghetti napolitan w/ canned mushrooms that I ate the other night as well...
     
  17. coolpapa

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    and there is no such thing as too much ginger [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I'm going to go ahead and disagree here.....
     
  18. jobro

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    [​IMG]


    I'm going to go ahead and disagree here.....


    Prime example of one (the only?) of the down falls to having a smoking hot red-headed wife.

    Edit: haha thats not her kid!
    Edit 2: and thats a female!?
    \t[​IMG]
     
  19. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Prime example of one (the only?) of the down falls to having a smoking hot red-headed wife.

    Edit: haha thats not her kid!
    Edit 2: and thats a female!?
    \t[​IMG]


    They are each others' wives.
     
  20. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    that's about how my meals have been for the past week. Can send you some of the black Dick stick grissini if you want, don't want to hog all the dick for myself. [​IMG] I am making my Japanese gf make me some Old El Paso white people tacos right now. All the ingredients seemed to align tonight and I've been drinking, so that sounded fun. I should put my white people tacos in that guilty pleasures thread, along with the spaghetti napolitan w/ canned mushrooms that I ate the other night as well...
    Wait... hold up... canned mushrooms? [​IMG] People who are not 70-year old Midwestern farm folk eat those things?
     

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