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What'cha Cookin' Tonight II

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by onejayhawk, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. civvver

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    We eat a lot of sweet corn in michigan in the summer for sure, but I usually pull the husk off and clean off all the silky stuff, then wrap in foil and grill. Copious amounts of butter and salt applied afterward.
     
  2. onejayhawk

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    One of the nice things about using the microwave is that the silk just slides off. It's also moister, having been steamed. Butter is not needed to make salt stick.

    Grilling is great but why use foil? You seal out the smoke.

    J
     
  3. Ironsided

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    Heatwave in Sweden atm (relative). Last night’s gamingfoods (lamb fillets) of the grill, tomatoes and salad are my own home grown, I have chilies too but not ready yet so these are store-bought:

    gamingfuuuds.jpg

    Should probably add it's also our national day so I made an effort. :)
     
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  4. onejayhawk

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    Very nice. I love the use of color and those peppers look very interesting.

    J
     
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  5. civvver

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    It's a gas grill, there's not that much smoke without some meat drippings. I thought foil sealed in moisture.
     
  6. rah

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    I always throw in a few pads of butter before rolling in foil. Adds moisture into the cooking process and some taste
     
  7. yung.carl.jung

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    Propane! Taste the meat, not the heat!
     
  8. onejayhawk

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    The foil will seal in moisture but you don't get the flavor. You would be better doing them in the microwave where the husk seals in moisture. Grill corn on a hot fire and keep turning. You lose moisture but get caramelization which is a big flavor addition.

    Smoke flavor is an easy fix, just get a smoke box. This one is $12. Any fruit or nut tree can provide chips and soaked dry wood is better than green.



    One thing you can do in foil is onions. Peel, scoop out the flower. Add a pat of butter and a cube of bullion. Wrap and cook like a potato. Dead easy and very tasty.

    J
     
  9. Ironsided

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    Thanks J. Grilled peppers are delicious, and especially hot peppers. A little oil and a little sea salt is all they need.
     
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  10. civvver

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    I discovered I REALLY like goat cheese on a burger. So here's a burger recipe I'm going to make this Sunday. Technically it's a list of toppings. Just cook the burger however you prefer.

    6 ounces of 80/20 ground beef formed into a half inch thick patty with lots of kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper. I'm grilling mine a little past medium with a touch of pink in the middle.
    Grilled brioche bun
    A smear of goat cheese from a plain chevre log
    Caramelized onions
    A dab of steak sauce, A1 is my preference. I think ketchup is too sweet for this recipe.
     
  11. yung.carl.jung

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    yes. YES. if you wanna go full banana don't use ketchup nor BBQ nor steak sauce, but do an onion marmalade/relish. both sweet and tart at the same time, but instead of the saccharine sweetness you get the molassey, rich flavor of caramelized onion. goat cheese on burgs is really nice and 10x better than blue imho.

    In Europe we have lingonberry jam, if you can get your hands on that it's godly with goat cheese. much less sweet than storebought jams.
     
  12. civvver

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    Ikea has lingonberry something but it might be Americanized. You mean like an onion jam instead of caramelized onions?
     
  13. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    yeah exactly :)
     
  14. hobbsyoyo

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    Ikea sells food? I've never been to one
     
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    It's standard fare. Some of it is alright, but those buildings are absolute eyesores (especially in a city which actually has an aesthetic, like Beer Sheva).
     
  16. Ironsided

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    I was about to strongly agree with you here. The very thought of an IKEA box in a setting of beautiful and cultural millennium old Palestine architecture would be an eye-sore to say the least. So I google-mapped Be’er Sheva IKEA and I no longer agree. It’s a perfect area for an IKEA.
     
  17. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    they've been selling food for decades bru

    it's complete garbage food, but people looooooove those hot dogs
     
  18. civvver

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    Yes they have a whole cafe setup kind of like costco.
     
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    Never been in a costco either...
     
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    And the elderberry juice! Not to be found anywhere else in Italy!
     
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