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Whacha Cookin' Tonight?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Jan 3, 2009.

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  1. BvBPL

    BvBPL Pour Decision Maker

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    Shallots are great because they have a more mild flavor so I can use them raw or partially cooked. And while they are more expensive than onions or garlic they are hardly a costly luxury item.
     
  2. Sofista

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    May I add on shallots: as I live alone, I would have to consume an onion very quickly or regularly waste a lot of it. Shallots solve that easily.
     
  3. yung.carl.jung

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    Depends.. If they're raw they taste very different from raw onion imo. Less harsh, less biting, less hot, more sweetness. If they're cooked in a sauce for hours.. I doubt you'd taste any difference.

    Apropos shallots.. Recently made this beautiful delicious Pho!







    ingredients for soup: an entire chicken, roasted spices: star anise, cinnamon, coriander seeds. charred ginger, charred shallots. lots and lots of rice noodles!

    soup was made with: pickled shallot, steamed bok choy. fresh coriander, fresh mint leaves, topped with pulled chicken and crispy chicken skin.

    one of my favorite vietnamese dishes, takes 3+ hours to prepare, but definitely worth it :)
     
  4. Zkribbler

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    We're off to my favorite restaurant, Kayla'a, for lunch today. :thumbsup:
    The owner has been talking up his new rib & chicken platter, so I will try that.
    I'm sure it will be filling, so for dinner, I will bring home only a quesadilla and a twice-baked potato.
    For breakfast, I will bring home huevos rancheros.
     
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    A 3 pound bag of yellow onions is $1.69 at my store. Shallots are sold not prepackaged at $3.99 a pound. It's like 700% more to buy shallots. While not breaking the bank, that's a huge difference.
     
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    Last night was tea-brined roast duck, wild-rice mushroom risotto, and smashed cucumber salad.

    The risotto wasn’t ideal. Wild rice isn’t the right grain for it. Still tasty though.

    Orange-sage pork from a few days ago:

     
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  7. BvBPL

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    Homemade gyros. Banging.
     
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    If there's any leftovers I'm coming over..
     
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    Snerk shows up like "is there any banging left?"
     
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    "Any leftovers beckons, coz I don't mind sloppy seconds!"
     
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    I must admit, I have not tried this (it's deep fried which I am avoiding) but the picture is solid gold.

     
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    Here's the recipe. It assumes you have a heavy skillet to use as the fryer. Cast iron is best.

    Bottle Caps

    3 fresh jalapeno peppers sliced into rings
    ½ cup all-purpose flour
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon paprika
    salt and pepper to taste
    2 large eggs
    4 ounces light beer
    2 to 3 cups peanut oil enough to cover the battered jalapeno peppers

    Heat the oil in a large pan to medium heat. Do not let it boil.
    In a large bowl, mix flour, garlic, paprika, S&P. Mix well.
    Beat eggs into a batter.
    Stir in the beer.
    Dry sliced jalapenos with paper towels.
    In batches, coat the sliced peppers in the batter and fry til golden, about 5-6 minutes.
    Drain on paper towels and serve.


    J
     
  14. ori

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