What did you eat last night for dinner?

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  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    How cranky do you want? It looks fine. The brunoise is a bit messy, and the eggplant looks to be cooked improperly, and I don't know what is sitting on top of those towers, but it looks tasty. not sure about glazed onions and a brown sauce with a fish cooked in that manner, but the execution looks good. Not sure what the fish is, maybe Dory or sole, but it looks like it could be cut more cleanly.

    Overall, it is an improvement.
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    A big honking bone in ribeye, caramelized onions and fried mushrooms. Pairing it with my last 97 Burgess.
     


  3. SField

    SField Senior member

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    I think if you're going to make something as structured as that sort of napoleon you have going on there, I wouldn't give it the jackson pollock treatment with the sauce. Even the cliche brush/smear would work better. Second dish looks nice but I'd make more even cuts. You spend so much time at your cutting board, make it show. It seems like you're working with a very dull knife.
     
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  4. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Those are figs, not eggplant. And sitting on top is shaved fennel.

    The sauce is a reduction of the broth the onions were cooked in.

    It is halibut. In the back is a sweet corn purée.


    I'd like to buy a new knife. I hone mine every day, and I had it professionally sharpened two months ago.

    The uneven dice on the brunoise bothers me greatly; I'll be cleaner next time.
     
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  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    For figs, they look like they are cooked nicely.
     


  6. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    They aren't cooked; just marinated in vinegar and olive oil.
     
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  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Is the little dash of what I think is white pepper on the plate your new signature?
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Sharpening every few months is not enough. You need to learn to do it yourself and learn how to tell when it's needed.

    Also, hone more than once a day. Hone every few uses. That is, if you cut two or three things, then put the knife aside and do something else, hone before you use it again.
     


  9. Johnny_5

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    Made a caprese to start off, and then carbonara which turned out to be a disaster.
     


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    Did you end up with scrambled eggs in your carbonara? Barring that, I don't see how you could mess it up. One of the easiest things around to make.

    I'm making roasted chicken legs with a sage garlic herb mixture rubbed under the skin, ratatouille (no saffron), plain ole boiled red potatoes, and some sort of cherry bread pudding.
     


  11. gomestar

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    simple dinner, but it was wonderful.

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  12. mgm9128

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    That's ground fennel.
     


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    Yeah, I need to get a stone.
     


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    ama Senior member

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    More than one. You need at least two, a low thousands and a mid thousands.
     


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    Just get one that is two glued together.
     


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