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favorite fish dish

@zackly Your list is great, BUT I'd say no to the bluefish and I'd substitute ling or whiting instead (both fish found in NY waters). Bluefish in a bouillabaisse could be *very* unappealing to some, myself included.

about 5 hours ago
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Talk to me about cooking wild game (venison)

Having a deer professionally butchered is always a very smart option.
The cost is likely fifty to a hundred dollars per deer and the meat is butchered, packaged, and labeled for you. One of my favorite experiences with venison is that the butcher is also willing to make sausages with the meat he's given. Breakfast sausage (made with sage) will cover up any gaminess your meat might have. You can search online for recipes and hopefully you will keep venison sausage as an option. My favorite venison meal however was prepared in a braise. Venison braises are delicious.

about 10 hours ago
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Tips from the commercial kitchen for the home kitchen

This too from KC ...

"What exactly is this mystical mise-en-place I keep going on about? Why are some line cooks driven to apoplexy at the pinching of even a few grains of salt, a pinch of parsley? Because it’s ours. Because we set it up the way we want it. Because it’s like our knives, about which you hear the comment: ‘Don’t touch my dick, don’t touch my knife." Kitchen Confidential

about 11 hours ago
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Hot fudge sundae, what flavor ice cream?

Peanut butter ice cream

about 12 hours ago
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Hot fudge sundae, what flavor ice cream?

All this, and don't forget the whipped cream.

about 12 hours ago
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Wok fried broad noodles

I've always wanted to try some good char kway teow ... Now I know where.

Oct 20, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Wok fried broad noodles

Now that you mention it, it's also important that the HF not be overly dry.
I love the char that you describe (resulting from the beef and sauces caramelizing), but it's also important not to overcook the noodles and dry the whole dish out. I like the sauce the HF creates, and it's nice for it to pool a little bit on the bottom. JMO.

Oct 20, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Substitutes for Cento Light Tuna Packed in Olive Oil

This is one ... http://www.starkist.com/product/stark...

And, this is another ... http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Sol...

Both are good and both come with a small price tag.

Oct 19, 2014
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Wok fried broad noodles

Chow fun is real comfort food. I will *definitely* give it a try
(especially with the cold weather now quickly approaching).

Oct 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Cooking ground poultry?

Putting this recipe out there also:

Chicken Seekh Kabab ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9pyMu...

Oct 18, 2014
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Wok fried broad noodles

I love Singapore Mei Fun and one of the reasons I like it so much is because of the curry. Matter of fact, I'm craving some right now.

Oct 18, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Wok fried broad noodles

Singapore (any choice of noodle) is the best way to go ...
it usually includes all 3 of these proteins: beef, chicken, and shrimp.

Oct 17, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Cooking ground poultry?

Ground turkey makes an excellent chili. Be reminded that the store bought turkey is seasoned with spices. I remember when ground turkey was first introduced. It tasted awful. Later, the meat companies decided to add spices to the meat so it would be more appealing to customers. Plain (unseasoned) turkey tastes awful.

Ground chicken cooks up into this *squeaky* meat and has the tendency to not brown all that well. I use ground chicken primarily to make meatballs where I add shredded zucchini in the mix (helps combat any dry results). Because of the high water content in the meat though, these meatballs are VERY difficult to shape. I get by. I use a sufficient amount of breadcrumbs and I use the inside of a spoon to round them out before they take a plunge into my sauce. Once in the sauce, let the meatballs cook for 15 minutes before stirring them.

Oct 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

favorite fish dish

Favorites are:

Red Snapper Livornese
Poached Salmon
Fish n' Chips
Skate
Monkfish (bouillabaisse)
Sesame & Wasabi Seared Tuna

Oct 16, 2014
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Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Take a bow ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPZucY...

Nice find ns1 ... !!!

Oct 16, 2014
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Shipping Frozen Food

Oct 15, 2014
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Need ideas for cooking meals without a kitchen

The OP should get something that resembles a polypropylene bus box.
You can fill that box with sudsy water and wash your dishes and pots happily. If you use the bathroom sink, that will make washing dishes more of a miserable task than it already is. HTH.

Oct 15, 2014
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Makloubeh question

If you're concerned with the flip, use kitchen twine and fasten the plate to the top of your Dutch oven BEFORE flipping. An even safer way is "layering". Plate first, kitchen towel next (completely opened), and then wrap with twine. This prevents any chance of slippage. HTH.

Oct 15, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Need ideas for cooking meals without a kitchen

I'd probably keep my regular cooking routine.
A hot plate, a crock pot, a microwave, and an outdoor grill should do the trick.

Oct 15, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Shipping Frozen Food

Styrofoam shipping container and dry ice probably works best.

Oct 15, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles...not the noodles I remember

Also duly noted (by me) downthread.

Oct 15, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Brooklyn Pizza around Barclays

I'd like to try Barboncino for their pizza some day.

Oct 15, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles...not the noodles I remember

Wow, I am gonna have to try these.

I was a big fan of Mrs. Millers noodles http://www.mrsmillersnoodles.com/ , but for some reason they've become very ordinary to me. Maybe Coe's noodles could be
my new replacement.

Oct 15, 2014
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ISO Fluffy Moussaka Topping

Add potato flakes from a box of instant mashed potatoes to stiffen the bechamel a little bit. That can become your secret ingredient. If it works, great. Carlo's might have a secret ingredient of their own. You just have to find out what it is.

As an aside, I use cream of wheat in my mac and cheese to create a whole new texture.
It works great.

Oct 14, 2014
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Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles...not the noodles I remember

Oct 14, 2014
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Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles...not the noodles I remember

Age (long dryness) would darken an egg noodle. The OP got a bad bag possibly.

Oct 14, 2014
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Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles...not the noodles I remember

Pennsylvania Dutch is one of the *better* brands -- plus they give you a full pound of noodles as opposed to just twelve ounces.

Other brands that you can try are: Light 'n Fluffy, David's, and Manischewitz. Also, No Yolks Noodles might be to your liking. They have a somewhat sweet taste to them and they're made with durum flour, corn flour, and egg whites.

Oct 14, 2014
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E-Pie in Flushing: Sweet, Savory Xianbing and More from Eastern China

Thanks Scoop.

These look like nice replacements for the peanut butter and red bean bings I reminisce about from Savor Fusion.

Oct 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

My Chinese supermarket items to get

I believe it.

I order spicy tofu threads plus an order of peanuts (boiled and shelled) and mix that all into the Chinese hand-pulled noodle soups I usually get.

Oct 11, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

Deep fried. You should get a royalty for suggesting that.

Oct 11, 2014
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