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#1 Post by Brandon R »

It's Friday! I haven't been home for a weekend in what seems like months, so I'm excited to cook something. That said, I'm at a bit of a loss for ideas. What are you all planning to cook this weekend for dinner? I suppose we should all add what wine we're planning to crack with the meal. I could use some inspiration, please! TIA [cheers.gif]
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#2 Post by Jay Miller »

the momofuku pork belly bao recipe. The pork belly is chilled in the fridge right now so I just need to make the sauce, steam the buns (I'm using frozen), and slice and heat the pork.
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#3 Post by CliftonD »

Might as well add the Momofuku Bo Ssam to that as well then!

It's pretty damn easy - you do a dry brine overnight... throw that bad boy in your dutch oven in the morning.. and it'll be ready by dinner.

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/121 ... us-bo-ssam

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#4 Post by Jorge Henriquez »

Very nice Clifton.

Gonna throw this Chicken Chile Verde in the pressure cooker tonight.

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#6 Post by Joe Chanley »

the bo ssam is so easy and awesome.....huge winner with company

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#7 Post by Mike Evans »

Nice, Clifton, but why just two servings of lambcicles?

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#9 Post by Brian Tuite »

Filet wth Madeira Prune Sauce (for 2)

5 large Shallots
EVOO
1Tbsp fresh Thyme, chopped
Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
2 - 6-8oz Filet Mignon
3/4 C Madeira
2C Beef stock
1 Tsp Butter
1 Tsp Flour
1 Tsp Tomato paste
1/4 C pitted Prunes corsely chopped

Peel and halve Shallots, toss w/EVOO nd roast in a pan @ 425° for anout 25 min.

Combine Thyme, Salt and Pepper and generously coat steaks. Add some EVOO to hot skillet and sear to desired doneness. Remove steaks and tent wth foil.
Add Madeira to pan and dook 1 min. Add beef stock, bring to boil and reduce by 1/2.
Combine butter and flour, add tomato paste to pan and dissolve. Add butter/flour mixture and incorporate. Add Prunes and Shallots and continue cooking until sauce thickens. Add steaks and juices and cook until heated through.
Serve steaks w/pan sauce.
I normally pair this up with roasted root vegetables. It can easily be multiplied for a larger crowd and tastes way better than it should for the amount of work involved.

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#10 Post by AlexS »

Jorge Henriquez wrote:Gonna throw this Chicken Chile Verde in the pressure cooker tonight.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015 ... ecipe.html
I basically did that one in the Instant Pot last night, ended up going with:

3 tomatillos
2 large jalapenos
1 giant poblano
1 medium onion
1/2 a tomato
4 cloves of garlic
green tabasco
1 heaping teaspoon of cumin (too lazy to toast my own)
S+P
2 pounds of cubed pork butt

Did a rough chop on all the veggies, quick sauté in the pot and then under pressure for 30 minutes with a natural release. Removed the pork, added a huge pile of cilantro plus more green tabasco before using the immersion -- turned out absolutely delicious. Only critique, the sauce could be just a tiny bit thicker...will remove a little liquid next time.
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AlexS wrote:
Jorge Henriquez wrote:Gonna throw this Chicken Chile Verde in the pressure cooker tonight.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015 ... ecipe.html
I basically did that one in the Instant Pot last night, ended up going with:

3 tomatillos
2 large jalapenos
1 giant poblano
1 medium onion
1/2 a tomato
4 cloves of garlic
green tabasco
1 heaping teaspoon of cumin (too lazy to toast my own)
S+P
2 pounds of cubed pork butt

Did a rough chop on all the veggies, quick sauté in the pot and then under pressure for 30 minutes with a natural release. Removed the pork, added a huge pile of cilantro plus more green tabasco before using the immersion -- turned out absolutely delicious. Only critique, the sauce could be just a tiny bit thicker...will remove a little liquid next time.
Liked my result but needed a bit more salt and heat at the end. Will do pork next time.
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#12 Post by Chris Blum »

Thai scallops.

Seared then a pan sauce of lime, coconut milk, sautéed red pepper strips, peanut butter, sriracha and cilantro.

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#13 Post by Ruth_Morrison »

I'm thinking of making a strawberry pie.
INGREDIENTS
Cream Cheese Filling
8 ounces cream cheese softened
5 Tablespoons sour cream
Strawberry Glaze
3/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Finishing the strawberry pie
1 pre-baked 9" pie crust either homemade or store-bought
2 pounds fresh strawberries washed, hulled and divided
This recipe came from https://chopnotch.com/, where you can find detailed instructions on how to make this pie. I hope you enjoy it!

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#14 Post by Victor Hong »

Sourdough scallion and shrimp toast, with ginger, soy, chili dip.
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#15 Post by TimF »

Ruth_Morrison wrote: May 4th, 2021, 9:15 am I'm thinking of making a strawberry pie.
INGREDIENTS
Cream Cheese Filling
8 ounces cream cheese softened
5 Tablespoons sour cream
Strawberry Glaze
3/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Finishing the strawberry pie
1 pre-baked 9" pie crust either homemade or store-bought
2 pounds fresh strawberries washed, hulled and divided
This recipe came from https://chopnotch.com/, where you can find detailed instructions on how to make this pie. I hope you enjoy it!
Strawberry pie for dinner. Interesting.
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#16 Post by alan weinberg »

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Coq au vin.
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#17 Post by Ed Steinway »

alan weinberg wrote:
Coq au vin.
Looks great! Our son is coming over for dinner tomorrow night and we are making coq au vin, which was his request.

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