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Dutch Baby Pancake

Nevermind. I should have expanded the comments beore asking!

Dec 28, 2010
ph001c in Recipes

Dutch Baby Pancake

What size skillet? It says large and from the volume of ingredients I think a 12in would be appropriate. But I am not sure how much this will rise and I don't want to risk overflowing the skillet. Any suggestions?

Dec 28, 2010
ph001c in Recipes

Pineapple-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Did anyone try this? Grilling shrimp for 15min sounds like 11min too long. I normally use 2min/side with a grill (or hot iron skillet).

Aug 23, 2010
ph001c in Recipes

Braised Belgian Endive

I have made this recipe, or a variaton of, three times now. My approach is to enhance the natural flavor of the endive without burying it. First, I use half the sugar and salt, 1tsp each. I found the orginal recipe too sweet and salty. On the third attempt I substituted 1tsp of golden syrup for the sugar. This lends a beautiful caramel flavor that balances the natural bitterness of the endive without overpowering it.

Apr 28, 2010
ph001c in Recipes

Aria: Japanses Sushi and Korean BBQ

Does anyone have any feedback on this restaurant. We are going for my wife's birthday tonight.
http://www.wix.com/mouse006/aria

What's good? What's not?

Feb 26, 2010
ph001c in San Diego

Novi, MI. - DJ's Bistro

It was definitely pork. Two loin pieces about 3" in diameter and 1/2" thick, enough to fill but not stuff, which I also appreciated. The entree was 15 or 16 bucks, maybe 18. Certainly less than 20. I didn't pay too close attention as it was going on the work Amex.

Dec 16, 2009
ph001c in Great Lakes

Novi, MI. - DJ's Bistro

At SonyBob's several recommendations, and others' abetment, I went to DJ Bistro tonight for dinner. First, the ambience is spot on. The lighting is low but not dark, the music is soft enough to have a conversation and everyone around me seemed to be having a lovely meal, laughing and talking. The decor fits the intent, as well.

I sat at a table in the bar area as I was alone. (Traveling for business.) I ordered the Jerk Pork special with a Caesar salad and Beamish Stout. The Caesar was disappointing: too much cheese, too many croutons and the lettuce seemed a bit limp. The amount of dressing was just right but there was not even a hint of anchovie flavor to the dressing and it was more oily than creamy. The parmesan was roughly grated; I prefer mine shaved but I understand this is only personal preference. So with trepidation I waited for the entree.

The jerk pork with mango, red pepper chutney, fried banana and mint drizzle over corn+quinoa more than compensated for a lackluster salad. The pork loin was perfectly medium rare and gently spiced with the jerk season. The chutney added fruity sweetness while the few pieces of fried banana were like soft bits of candy. I saved one bit of banana for last. The mint drizzle added surprise as a wonderful counterpoint to the other flavors. The corn and quinoa was a bit dry but can be forgiven.

Overall a solid effort and the price makes it a winner. Recommended.

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Diamond Jim Brady's of Novi
26053 Town Center Dr, Novi, MI 48375

Dec 09, 2009
ph001c in Great Lakes