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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1351 Post by Nola Palomar » August 20th, 2019, 8:26 pm

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Ventresca paella with Veleta tuna and Paella seasoning, and leftover stuff.

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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1352 Post by Jim Stewart » August 22nd, 2019, 4:31 pm

‘Farm to table’ basil pesto.

My backyard “farm” is about 70sq. ft., and my summer crops are usually tomatoes and basil. This year I spread wildflower seeds instead and dropped in a handful of basil plants to fend for themselves. I am usually very attentive about growing the basil: pinching flower buds, fertilizing, watering, weed picking, etc., but this year the basil was left to grow wild among the wildflowers.

Today was the last harvest. I cut the stalks, picked off the leaves, washed them, soaked them in ice water, then spinned them dry. Our favorite way to make pesto is to go heavy on the basil and combine it with toasted pine nuts, parmesan and a little romano, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. We routinely let the food processor do the work of getting everybody to hold hands, but we tried a new recipe this time, which calls for a manual chop and mince of the ingredients rather than the food processor smash up. https://www.101cookbooks.com/pesto-reci ... ovjXUJTnCU

We served the pesto over pici, a thick Tuscan noodle. The recipe called for no salt or pepper, so our first tastes were “as is”. Different and tasty, but we added some salt, pepper, and grated parmesan. By the end of our meal we both agreed that we preferred this new version to our “usual”. Seemed rustic and sophisticated at the same time; less processed with flavors and textures closer to the source ingredients. Recommend giving it a try. We had a lemony-salty Roulerie Anjou Chenin blanc with it ($18 at Total Wine). This was a good match but on a less warm day I would try a Chianti.

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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1353 Post by Scott Goodwin » August 22nd, 2019, 8:58 pm

Craig G wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Ventresca paella with Veleta tuna and Paella seasoning, and leftover stuff.

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Dang, that paella looks awesome! I just recently received my Veleta order with some tuna and have been trying to think of some recipes that are "Veleta worthy". Any paella recipe secrets you can share? TIA

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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1354 Post by Craig G » August 22nd, 2019, 9:08 pm

Scott Goodwin wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Craig G wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Ventresca paella with Veleta tuna and Paella seasoning, and leftover stuff.

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Dang, that paella looks awesome! I just recently received my Veleta order with some tuna and have been trying to think of some recipes that are "Veleta worthy". Any paella recipe secrets you can share? TIA

Scott
I’m not sure I have much to offer. This was truly just what was in the pantry. Not even the right type of rice. I added some Aleppo pepper on top after the tuna, and some lemon slices (also leftover!). Great weekday dinner, though.

I’ve been reheating the leftovers by chopping up some skinny asparagus, sautéing it in olive oil, and throwing the paella into the pan until hot with some more Aleppo and black pepper.

BTW my rice was basmati which makes it a bit more like Spanish biryani. You do what you can when you’re on a Webex and trying to make dinner.
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1355 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » September 2nd, 2019, 5:49 pm

Lemon semifreddo with raspberry and wild Maine blueberry sauce
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1356 Post by B. Buzzini » September 25th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Meursault-head!

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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1357 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » September 25th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Apple pie, with sous vide Granny Smith apples.

If you look closely, I tried to emboss the crust before putting on the yolk wash, which totally didn't work. Will have to try that again...
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1358 Post by Nola Palomar » October 20th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Pulled out the smoker and made a bunch of chicken quarters.
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1359 Post by Brian Tuite » October 30th, 2019, 7:56 am

Kincade Fire/Breakfast Version on the wood stove.

Breakfast Quesadilla, eggs, bacon, cheddar, pepper jack, Totrtillas, Tapatío.

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#1360 Post by Milton Hudson » October 30th, 2019, 12:06 pm

Dolphinfish/Mahi Mahi "fajitas." Marinated for about 30 minutes in Lime Zest, Lime juice, Soy, Chinese Rice wine and Olive oil. Spiced primarily with Chili powder. These were much better than i anticipated.
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1361 Post by Nola Palomar » October 30th, 2019, 5:38 pm

No judging. I don’t have the desire to cook for myself every night. Often the girl has other plans, so I’m reduced to alternative cuisine...of sorts.

I sautéed some chicken breasts, mushrooms and veges and added it to this...
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#1362 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » November 24th, 2019, 6:27 am

THE BEST: Waffles I've evah had...Classic Fanny Farmer yeast recipe, but the key seems to be Ron B's new All-Clad Belgian waffle maker
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1363 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 24th, 2019, 4:38 pm

Cornbread, using Jimmy Red cornmeal. Also had some rendered Benton’s bacon fat saved up, so went all out!
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1364 Post by Milton Hudson » November 29th, 2019, 6:41 am

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
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THE BEST: Waffles I've evah had...Classic Fanny Farmer yeast recipe, but the key seems to be Ron B's new All-Clad Belgian waffle maker
I'm using my sourdough discards for waffles and they are coming out great. Didn't tell my wife beforehand, served blind. She said these are the best waffles i have ever made, what did i do differently.

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#1365 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » November 29th, 2019, 8:19 am

A mini-appetizer of gnocchi à la Parisienne with Schwerter Adrian mustard and toasted Parmigiano-Reggiano
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#1366 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 1st, 2019, 11:48 am

Leftovers... but for breakfast. Yam, turkey, onion, cherry tomato and red chili hash, served with a Bloody Maria. More pics on my Instagram @AKGrill
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1367 Post by Brian Tuite » December 7th, 2019, 6:40 pm

Duck Confit Roasted Cauliflower Soup, flavors worked real well together.
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1368 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 7th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Chris Lilly’s Mac and Cheese, with crumbled Benton’s bacon on top (and a little fat in the mix).
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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1369 Post by Jim Brennan » December 7th, 2019, 9:53 pm

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Chris Lilly’s Mac and Cheese, with crumbled Benton’s bacon on top (and a little fat in the mix).
Totally missed telling us what you're drinking on the right.

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#1370 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 7th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Weller Antique 107 and Carpano Antica Manhattan.
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#1371 Post by Jim Brennan » December 8th, 2019, 5:50 am

I was thinking Manhattan, thanks for the confirmation!

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#1372 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 9th, 2019, 6:42 pm

Spatchcocked and partially deboned roasted chicken
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