what's cooking? part 5: 2017-2027

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Last night made Greek style roasted chicken with cucumber yogurt sauce.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 18:51 (six years ago) link

sounds delish - recipe?
I made puff pastry tarts with leeks, bacon, goat's cheese - really easy and yum

kinder, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:53 (six years ago) link

Poke last night. Super easy. I feel "on trend" but if you tell anyone in Hawaii how it's taken over the mainland they are kind of astonished.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:58 (six years ago) link

I hope you made 5 outrageous island sauces that you kept in squeeze bottles

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:04 (six years ago) link

No, we just make regular poke. I put some spicy garlic sauce in mine though.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:06 (six years ago) link

sounds like the only sauce one needs

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:09 (six years ago) link

Pretty much. Even when we would get it from the grocery store the regular poke is always the best. The spicy poke sometimes has too much mayo.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:10 (six years ago) link

We do put avocado in ours though, which isn't entirely common in Hawaii.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:11 (six years ago) link

it is strange how "spicy" = "some mayo" only in the context of raw fish

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:12 (six years ago) link

Yeah, I am not into it. The sushi where I am right now often has too much cream cheese or mayo because it's Nikkei style (Japanese-Peruvian).

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:14 (six years ago) link

re:avocado, it is best to be authentic to the idea that avocado is good in poke imo

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:18 (six years ago) link

there must be at least 5 poke places opening here this summer, it’s p crazy

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:11 (six years ago) link

I think they are just opening everywhere since it's easy and you don't need a kitchen. We make it every time we see tuna on sale. In Hawaii I think most places sell it $8-14ish/lb depending on whether it was fresh or flash frozen fish or if it had a fancy salt/shoyu.

Yerac, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:31 (six years ago) link

i made a rotini pasta + tomato and meat sauce. pancetta, italian sausage. onion, red bell pepper, garlic, butter, san marzanos, dried basil, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, shredded cheese blend. fun to make something so good from really basic "dollar store" type groceries.

map, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:39 (six years ago) link

man that sounds good

we got a subscription to Milk Street magazine and have been making a lot of stuff from it, tonight it was a cool egg/bread/chorizo/kale scramble. I'd prefer to eat less meat but when you cook for an 86 year old Italian dude yr options are limited

sleeve, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:34 (six years ago) link

Carbonara with broccoli rabe.

Moo Vaughn, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 05:48 (six years ago) link

making a vegan banana cream pie w a oreo crust. have never done this before but so far all signs point to success. just made the custard to make sure the recipe works. took abt 5 minutes to make. it's got silken tofu, coconut milk, and soy, vanilla, sugar & cornstarch. gonna finish putting pie together tomorrow and make coconut whipped cream for topping for vegan friend coming to town

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:51 (six years ago) link

yum

amasake also works really well for vegan custards

sleeve, Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:54 (six years ago) link

Chicken w Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, brown sugar, bell peps, snow peas.

This time I let the packaged curry paste be the star and didn't add 100 bits of extra grated ginger, lemongrass, etc etc. I did take out the fat layer from the coconut cream and then reduce it until it separated and then coated the chicken in that oil before adding back the more liquidy coconut milk and other flavors.

It's pretty good tbh. I might pick up some palm sugar for this kind of thing just to have that more complex flavor.

This is my paste brand: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71cLxSxh6bL._SY450_.jpg

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:01 (six years ago) link

Mmmm that looks really good. I love green curry. I kind of feel like I have incompatibility issues with coconut milk/cream though and it's not something I want to test out a lot.

Yerac, Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:05 (six years ago) link

I have/was having those too and it's really sad but one thing I hope will help is buying a brand that doesn't use chemical stabilizers like guar gum and soy lecithin. Weirdly cheapo Goya doesn't use them and all the other, pricier ones do (that I've found).

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:18 (six years ago) link

Oh, I am going to start looking at the labels for them. Next, can you figure out what ingredient in most lipsticks/lip balm I am allergic to?

Yerac, Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:21 (six years ago) link

Idk but this is the only one I use, also for chemical irritation reasons: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NqpJG3U0l6E/T1Z2Gast13I/AAAAAAAANAs/nw6lR4Dr7Ik/s1600/Jordana_LOLLipOutLoudLipGloss_1.jpg

Again, ironically, it's the super-cheap version that is perfect.

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:26 (six years ago) link

Oh god sorry hueg

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:26 (six years ago) link

Ha! Thx. I was about to say the only thing I know I am not allergic to is cheap rose's salve and revlon.

I am making a tofu and broccoli stirfry tonight (brown sauce). I am going to use that link above's recommendation about pouring hot salted water over the tofu first to dry it out.

Yerac, Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:30 (six years ago) link

we made lasagna tonight, it wasn't anything too epic but I found some italian-style sausages at lol marks & spencer near work & since I live in a heavily muslim part of the city I can't find sausages excepts the most basic kinds near home so I snapped them up. although now that I think of it, I think of "italian sausage" from a north-american perspective & don't actually know anything about Italy-italian sausages. I should correct that! we have plenty of "genuine" italian food shops in the city, I just don't frequent them. really all I'm looking for is a spicier sausage than the generic-for-france saucisses de toulouse that I can find in the supermarkets around our apartment.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:31 (six years ago) link

No bechamel!

Yerac, Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:35 (six years ago) link

ABSOLUTELY NOT

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:36 (six years ago) link

wait what

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:49 (six years ago) link

but merguez is already the best sausage

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:50 (six years ago) link

we eat plenty of merguez! it is readily available in my neighborhood. but for lasagna ?

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:55 (six years ago) link

I just googled to see if there are boudin noir lasagnas. Of course there are. I would try.

Yerac, Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:59 (six years ago) link

if you are taking it out of its casing, you can probably make any sausage into any other type of sausage, approximately

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:02 (six years ago) link

just read some moroccan recipe blogs with lasagna à la merguez, still, I'm not sure

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:03 (six years ago) link

that sounds good

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:08 (six years ago) link

no i mean what is yr problem with bechamel in lasagna

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2018 00:06 (six years ago) link

Ha! Bechamel in lasagna on the controversial opinion thread set off the whole cheese discussion that led to the changing of the I Love Cooking Board to The Cheese Board. Bechamel in lasagna is a huge disappointment. Always. Granny jizz.

Yerac, Friday, 23 March 2018 00:10 (six years ago) link

isn't it the most traditional tho?

gbx, Friday, 23 March 2018 00:15 (six years ago) link

Post a controversial opinion

Yerac, Friday, 23 March 2018 00:18 (six years ago) link

some traditions are not worth saving

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 23 March 2018 00:18 (six years ago) link

I've never encountered this tradition

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:33 (six years ago) link

If your benchmark is granny jizz you are doing it wrong.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:39 (six years ago) link

Damned autocorrect bechamel

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:39 (six years ago) link

I've never had good bechamel in a lasagna. It's only needed if you can't get cheese.

Yerac, Friday, 23 March 2018 01:46 (six years ago) link

I like goat cheese in lasagna

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:48 (six years ago) link

I assumed it was added on top or something. bechamel alone seems like it'd be so mild what's the point

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:50 (six years ago) link

kinda hitting me that i don't really like lasagna. or better said, i'll take its component parts in just about any other form.

call all destroyer, Friday, 23 March 2018 01:53 (six years ago) link

What form would the lasagna take, though

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:55 (six years ago) link

I guess it is just pasta, so you would like a different noodle

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:57 (six years ago) link

yeah, like i'd rather have a ricotta-filled pasta with some sauce or something like that

call all destroyer, Friday, 23 March 2018 02:00 (six years ago) link


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