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IS THERE MANY who think pan rosted thick steak much "superior" than grilled one??

I much prefer pan roasting but enjoy a grilled steak every so often to break up the monotony.

Sep 07, 2008
elgordoboy in General Topics

What would you add to this roast beef sandwich to make it PERFECT?

Salt. Directly onto the sliced beef.

Aug 30, 2008
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

Yucca Root (aka Cassava) info needed

Check the frozen food section for them already peeled and ready to cook (follow package directions and skip to putting them into the fridge as follows). If you buy them fresh they should be cut into 2" to 3" long pieces. On the freshly cut end you will see the "ring" of bark that needs to be removed, it is about 1/16' thick, I use a knife or peeler. Once the bark is removed use your knife to score an "X" on each cut end of the yuca pieces (this helps them split later on). Drop them into boiling water and boil until they are soft and can be pierced with a fork or knife (20 to 30 minutes). They may also be splitting open at this point. The yuca can be served at this point with a simple mojo sauce of oil, lime juice, and fresh garlic spooned over the top. For the fries you like the yuca should be put in the fridge to cool. Once it is cooled, and the yuca is firmed up a bit, cut the yuca pieces in halves or quarters (it will naturally let you know what it wants) and remove the fibrous strip out of the very center. Squeeze the quarters (or halves) lightly in your hands to compact them. Drop them in oil to deep fry or you can pan fry in less oil, turning a couple of time until browned or golden. I, personally, like to use a mojo to dip the fried yuca in also, though my cuban ex-gf looked at me like I was putting ketchup on pancakes. You will find that how long you boil them (and how hard you squeeze them) for will vary the consistency of the final product considerably, from denser (less time boiling) to looser (more time). Good luck!

Aug 30, 2008
elgordoboy in General Topics

Lazy way to brew teabags without kettle (not for purists)

Put 4 cups of water in a pyrex measuring cup and a family sized Luzianne teabag then microwave for 6 min 30 secs or so. Dunk a few times, let it steep a bit and add water if needed as you pour a glass. If the bag ruptures you are microwaving it too long.

Jul 26, 2008
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

Saveur Index?

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May 27, 2008
elgordoboy in Food Media & News

Rice crisis?

Stop eating meat and start eating tofu.

Apr 24, 2008
elgordoboy in Food Media & News

Solution to get food then take a seat vrs reverse order

Fist fight on checkout 4 the day I see that. Tough world indeed. The grocery store thing I mean.

Apr 04, 2008
elgordoboy in Not About Food

chewy croutons?

Ruby Tuesday's? I figured it was that the bread was too fresh when lightly toasted. I sort of liked it but haven't been back in three years.

Mar 22, 2008
elgordoboy in General Topics

Allergic to Alcohol?

I always figured I wasn't metabolizing the alcohol well. I get hot ears, splotchy chest, and sometimes restless legs when I try and sleep. It is all very uncomfortable and I rarely drink anymore.

Mar 14, 2008
elgordoboy in Not About Food

Portable Gas Grill

http://www.academy.com/index.php?page...
Get an adapter and you can connect the 20lb propane. It gets very hot- you can read about it on bbqsource forums I think it is. Google the grill for a better idea on the forum. Folks have pics of food there.

Mar 14, 2008
elgordoboy in Cookware

Staub 8 qt. is Amazon Gold Box Deal of the day

ty

Mar 10, 2008
elgordoboy in Cookware

Buying a new set of cookware... what are your favs?

What you can't lug around 100+ pounds of pot and stock? Lol. I am with the Cuisinart Multiclad rec earlier and the price leaves you with cash to buy a couple cast iron pieces and a dutch oven if you shop well. I got 12 or 14 pieces and use every one of them. They look good and keep nicely.

Mar 08, 2008
elgordoboy in Cookware

Per Se reservation idiocy

Maybe if they fill the table up with 4 people those people will be bigger winos still and 2 will drink their share and the extra share like your two people and the extra two people will drink the same for a difference of $1100 more gross.

Jan 12, 2008
elgordoboy in Not About Food

Truffle Paste Question

*drool*

Jan 12, 2008
elgordoboy in General Topics

Bought the wrong cut of beef, how can I make it yummy?

Incise an x in the center and stuff it with a sausage (andouille, chaurice, span chorizo, etc..) Braise away. Google boliche.

Jan 10, 2008
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

Goat cheese haters?

Ahh...huitlacoche.

Jan 03, 2008
elgordoboy in Cheese

Goat cheese haters?

If I were to describe the taste of goat cheese it would be...like what the beard of the billy goat smells of since he has been "spraying" it. Totally digusting and gamey. I used to enjoy some kinds now I can enjoy none.

Dec 29, 2007
elgordoboy in Cheese

Garlic Bread...To Die For!

Have at it.

Dec 23, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

Mexican Spanish <> English Food Lexicon

Awesome! Thanks a lot.

Dec 16, 2007
elgordoboy in General Topics

lemon in ice water

Might rethink your chosen profession if providing a lemon slice is doing you in. If a restaurant were to begrudge me a lemon slice the first thing that comes to mind is definitely cheapskate.

Nov 30, 2007
elgordoboy in Not About Food

Gordon vs Ramsey

Revelatory. A great show in its original form. Good show still. Operative word "show".

Nov 05, 2007
elgordoboy in Food Media & News

Gordon vs Ramsey

Pre-empted by the world series is the correct answer. It happens every year. The Series was a sweep and the television schedule for Ramsay's Nightmares was already set I am sure. Do you think you are watching live tv btw? Episodes are in the can.

Nov 03, 2007
elgordoboy in Food Media & News

how to cook 10lbs of pork shoulder?

350 is as low as your oven goes?

Nov 01, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

Oily lumps in gumbo?

Skim it.

Oct 26, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

Awesome! good work

Oct 02, 2007
elgordoboy in Cookware

Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

What was the measuring thingy for the level of nutrition?

Sep 21, 2007
elgordoboy in Cookware

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

Yeah..it's cracking me up, wish I'd thought of it

Sep 17, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

sweet tea

Another vote for Luzianne it has more briskness imo, besides why take off more packaging than you have to? My way (usually) is 4 cups water in the pyrex plus one one family size teabag. 6m30s in the microwave dunk a few times upon removal. I add splenda as I pour out each glass.

Sep 16, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

The perfect pernil

My usual is a paste of garlic, cilantro, pepper, an oil. Make piercings an inch or so deep all over and stuff full with paste. Salt and rub paste on the outside of the skin and let it marinate 4 hours to overnite blah blah the usual. Preheat the oven 450 degrees. Slide the roast into the oven and lower the temp to 325 degrees. Don't use a wet rub as this can "steam" the skin and prevent crispiness. Cook to 165 degrees or so and check the skin by rapping on it with a knife. This method results in nice cracklings over at least 75% of the skin. My ex gf's mom (native cuban) somehow managed to get it all crunchy, even the delectable part on the underside. I thought she was kidding the first time she offered me this piece with all the fat rendering underneath the skin. I din't want to be rude so I ate it...glad I did..wonderful stuff. Good luck. Oh and if you boil the yucca as Cheese Boy suggests (frozen really is as good and much easier) try lightly frying them after boiling by squeezing them into shapes about the size of two thumbs and drop into an inch of oil turning until browned. Mojo is not traditionally served with yucca frita, but I like to have them with that anyway. An avocado and tomato salad also as something lighter.

Aug 23, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking

How to stick two tortillas together? (taqueria style)

OP seems to want them stuck together, I agree as my favorite taquero serves them that way..I assure you he is not lazy. DanaB's post is correct .

Aug 23, 2007
elgordoboy in Home Cooking