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#1501 Post by Bdklein » May 17th, 2020, 4:06 pm

Those are some nice looking dishes .

Tonight was beer can chicken. So good and easy (beats cooking pieces of chicken).
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#1502 Post by TGigante » May 17th, 2020, 4:42 pm

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#1503 Post by Brian Tuite » May 17th, 2020, 8:26 pm

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#1504 Post by Brandon R » May 18th, 2020, 9:18 am

On Saturday, I was craving some pasta and was also craving scallops, but didn't want anything too heavy. I found a great recipe that called for fresh corn to be cooked and then pureed to make the "cream" in the sauce. My blend was on the fritz and my hand blend didn't do too well in getting it very fine, but this was excellent nonetheless, if not a bit "chunky." Lots of scallion and fresh basil, a little pepper flake, and some Parmesan...delicious. Went well with a 2018 Paolo Scavino Langhe Sorriso.
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#1505 Post by Rich Salsano » May 18th, 2020, 9:53 am

Looks great. And that Sorriso is such a lovely white wine. Need to seek some out.
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#1506 Post by Mike Maguire » May 18th, 2020, 10:03 am

Nice looking scallops Brandon.

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#1507 Post by LMD Ermitaño » May 18th, 2020, 11:18 am

Spaghetti with Small Asian Shore Crab Roe (“taba ng talangka”) & Scallops.
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#1508 Post by Brandon R » May 18th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Thanks, Rich/Mike.
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#1509 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » May 19th, 2020, 5:17 pm

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#1510 Post by Scott Brunson » May 20th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Sorry, the pic sux (blurry for Blursday) but I did a Mesquite-smoked pork shoulder pulled pork, 9 hours on the Weber Kettle.
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#1511 Post by B. Buzzini » May 20th, 2020, 7:52 pm

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Re: What did you cook tonight?

#1512 Post by Bdklein » May 21st, 2020, 12:15 am

Brandon R wrote:
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On Saturday, I was craving some pasta and was also craving scallops, but didn't want anything too heavy. I found a great recipe that called for fresh corn to be cooked and then pureed to make the "cream" in the sauce. My blend was on the fritz and my hand blend didn't do too well in getting it very fine, but this was excellent nonetheless, if not a bit "chunky." Lots of scallion and fresh basil, a little pepper flake, and some Parmesan...delicious. Went well with a 2018 Paolo Scavino Langhe Sorriso.
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Looks great. What's your method for cooking the scallops ? My wife likes them well done on the outside , but not overcooked. Hard for me to find that balance
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#1513 Post by Brandon R » May 21st, 2020, 8:10 am

Thanks. I always rinse my scallops in cold water, rubbing the flat surfaces. If nothing else, it seems to remove any "fishy" flavor that might be there (which is rare anyway, but I still do it). Use room temperature scallops, then SUPER dry their surface, kosher salt and ground pepper right before going into a very hot cast iron skillet with just a little bit of canola oil. I give them a gentle "push" on top when I put them in the pan to make sure they're in full contact. On flip, I drop in a tab of butter and "baste" the up-side with the butter for several times with a spoon and the pan slightly tilted so the fat collects on one end. The side you see in the pic above was the side that first hit the pan, and then got butter basted to finish.
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#1514 Post by Brian Tuite » May 21st, 2020, 8:36 am

Brandon R wrote:
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Thanks. I always rinse my scallops in cold water, rubbing the flat surfaces. If nothing else, it seems to remove any "fishy" flavor that might be there (which is rare anyway, but I still do it). Use room temperature scallops, then SUPER dry their surface, kosher salt and ground pepper right before going into a very hot cast iron skillet with just a little bit of canola oil. I give them a gentle "push" on top when I put them in the pan to make sure they're in full contact. On flip, I drop in a tab of butter and "baste" the up-side with the butter for several times with a spoon and the pan slightly tilted so the fat collects on one end. The side you see in the pic above was the side that first hit the pan, and then got butter basted to finish.
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#1515 Post by Scott Brunson » May 22nd, 2020, 4:59 pm

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#1516 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » May 23rd, 2020, 10:28 am

Smoked ham & Swiss sandwich, with fresh-baked French bread and hand-poured Maille mustard brought back from Dijon
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#1517 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 23rd, 2020, 7:20 pm

Flannery hanger steaks with rosemary and garlic. Delicious.
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#1518 Post by Brian Tuite » May 24th, 2020, 6:22 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
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Looks good! I did mine with an Asian Sticky Sauce marinade/baste.

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#1519 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 24th, 2020, 9:26 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 6:22 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Flannery hanger steaks with rosemary and garlic. Delicious. 0950C816-EAB7-41BD-B346-8ABF3BDD6F1D.jpeg15C26633-0E9B-4C0E-8AF7-AE68AE161CEC.jpeg
Looks good! I did mine with an Asian Sticky Sauce marinade/baste.


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#1520 Post by Craig G » May 24th, 2020, 5:14 pm

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#1521 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 25th, 2020, 7:37 am

@Brandon - running behind on this thread, but damn those are great scallops. I have a long history of searing them (and leaving the best part stuck in the pan), overcooking then until they’re rubbery or c) trying to prevent the former and coming out with half-cooked scallops. So, I basically suck at cooking scallops :)
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#1522 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 25th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 6:22 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Flannery hanger steaks with rosemary and garlic. Delicious. 0950C816-EAB7-41BD-B346-8ABF3BDD6F1D.jpeg15C26633-0E9B-4C0E-8AF7-AE68AE161CEC.jpeg
Looks good! I did mine with an Asian Sticky Sauce marinade/baste.


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Recipe? We loved the rosemary/garlic marinade we used, but open to trying some other options out.
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#1523 Post by Kenny H » May 25th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Veggie curry with garden turnip and radish greens, toum garlic sauce, canned garden tomato jalapeño relish, duck eggs from my buddy boiled then sous vide for max goo.
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And some duck.
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#1524 Post by Brian Tuite » May 25th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 6:22 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Flannery hanger steaks with rosemary and garlic. Delicious. 0950C816-EAB7-41BD-B346-8ABF3BDD6F1D.jpeg15C26633-0E9B-4C0E-8AF7-AE68AE161CEC.jpeg
Looks good! I did mine with an Asian Sticky Sauce marinade/baste.


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Recipe? We loved the rosemary/garlic marinade we used, but open to trying some other options out.
Wish I had one. I just threw a mess of ingredients together one day and came up with it. Used the last of it the other night.
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#1525 Post by Scott Brunson » May 25th, 2020, 5:10 pm

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#1526 Post by Lonnie F. » May 25th, 2020, 6:22 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 7:37 am
@Brandon - running behind on this thread, but damn those are great scallops. I have a long history of searing them (and leaving the best part stuck in the pan), overcooking then until they’re rubbery or c) trying to prevent the former and coming out with half-cooked scallops. So, I basically suck at cooking scallops :)
Yeah me too. I'm going to try Brandon's method.
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#1527 Post by Brandon R » May 26th, 2020, 8:42 am

Andrew/Lonnie, I think the most important part might be emphasizing how dry they need to be when you put them in the pan. I squeeze each one in paper towel and salt immediately before going into the pan. Cheers.
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#1528 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 27th, 2020, 4:51 am

Lonnie F. wrote:
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Andrew Kotowski wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 7:37 am
@Brandon - running behind on this thread, but damn those are great scallops. I have a long history of searing them (and leaving the best part stuck in the pan), overcooking then until they’re rubbery or c) trying to prevent the former and coming out with half-cooked scallops. So, I basically suck at cooking scallops :)
Yeah me too. I'm going to try Brandon's method.
You can also try the one-side method. Leave the seasoned side down in the pan the entire cooking time without peeking under them or trying to move them, then take the pan off the heat entirely, flip to the other side and baste with butter (I like clarified butter for high heat) for maybe 10 seconds off the heat. You'll only get a crust on one side, which is the side you present up, obviously, but it gives you a little more leeway to get the balance between cook through and crust. It's really important not to peek or try to move them around - that's how you'll leave some stuck to the pan. They release in their own time.

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#1529 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 27th, 2020, 5:08 am

Garlic Studded Monkfish with Fennel Cream Sauce. The sauce is almost entirely fennel, pureed with just a bit of cream and put through a tami sieve, so the dish is actually much lighter than it looks.


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#1530 Post by Brandon R » May 27th, 2020, 8:05 am

That looks tasty. I really enjoy sauces when the body of the sauce is from pureed veggies and not from just cream. We do a pork shoulder that we cook with veggies that we then puree with the de-fatted jus and it's so luxurious, even without any cream. Never done it with fennel, though.
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#1531 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » May 27th, 2020, 11:46 am

Sous vide warm-aged sirloin with homemade Teppanyaki sauce (114°F x 90min + 131°F x 120min).

Made a huge batch of this sauce and froze portions. Nice to see it thaws without breaking.
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#1532 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 27th, 2020, 2:11 pm

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That looks tasty. I really enjoy sauces when the body of the sauce is from pureed veggies and not from just cream. We do a pork shoulder that we cook with veggies that we then puree with the de-fatted jus and it's so luxurious, even without any cream. Never done it with fennel, though.
Thanks! We're on a fennel kick. We love it, it's incredibly versatile - especially good with pork, btw - and there's always tons of it in the store, I assume because no one in this neighborhood knows what to do with it. :)

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#1533 Post by Alex N » May 31st, 2020, 8:11 am

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#1534 Post by Milton Hudson » June 1st, 2020, 5:33 am

Chicken Tender and Wings Satay w/ Peanut sauce
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