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I make (blank) at home so I can eat my fill...

Reviving an older thread. Ate scallops to our hearts content last night.

What to do with leftover gazpacho pulp?

Make some sort of tomato vinaigrette then toss, or drizzle with blanched then chilled veggies. A mixture of wax, and green beans come to mind. Or add to a bloody Mary mix (homemade, or premixed).

Aug 02, 2015
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Cooking Rice for 80

I do the oven method. Spray hotel pan with spray release them add rice. Heat double amount of water until boiling. Pour over rice, cover with plastic wrap, then foil. Cook @ 325 for 1 hour then reduce heat to 170 for additional hour. Let steam for additional 15 minutes before uncovering.

Jul 30, 2015
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Need help- chicken breasts

Don't over cook. Pull @ 150. Brining helps as well.

Jul 30, 2015
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What's your favorite way to prepare shrimp?

Sounds like palabok. My favorite pancit.

Jul 26, 2015
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Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Ugh...I'm contributing the caprese at a potluck BBQ tonight. Will serve as is and monitor the results.

Jul 25, 2015
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Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Will seek it when next I'm at Costco.

Jul 25, 2015
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Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

This Galbini looks promising.

Jul 25, 2015
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Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Normally a few national brands (that slip my mind at the moment). What is your "go to"? How do you feel about using burrata? TIA.

Jul 24, 2015
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Beloved picky guests

Restaurant reservations.

Is a large skillet the best way to roast a whole chicken in the oven?

I do a single bird quite often in my SS All Clad 8" sauté pan. Tip out accumulated fat halfway through roasting time. Clean up a lot easier than a roasting pan.

Jul 20, 2015
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Pork Fish recipes?

Stir fry.

Jul 20, 2015
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Does anyone recognise this wine glass type?

Might it be lead crystal from Princess House? It looks like a 1970 pattern.

Jul 19, 2015
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what to do with mini sweet peppers

Simple preparation. Toss with EVOO, minced garlic, S&P then
toss on BBQ until charred but still crispy. Sometimes I add a drizzle of balsamic reduction to the EVOO, or dijon mustard.

Jul 19, 2015
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Electric Skillet and Toaster Oven - Justify Purge?

I've never owned a toaster oven. However I do have 2 electric skillets which I use exclusively for table-top sukiyaki gatherings. They are stored next to my also neglected cast iron tagine. Keepers. Lol.

Jul 19, 2015
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How to cook chicken drum stick?

Bold flavors with minimum ingredients. Sub in smoked paprika, and sesame oil. One of my favorite marinades. I've also oven roasted instead of grilling. DELICIOUS.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Jul 13, 2015
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Okra happiness

Bhindi Masala. Semi-traditional recipe, but still very delicious.

http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes...

Spicy Oven-roasted Okra is another favorite. Pre-heat oven to 450. Toss whole okra with minced garlic, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and generous drizzles of EVOO. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes according to your preference of doneness

How to cook Pork Chops for 180

Go back to my original post. Peace out and TGIF.

Jun 26, 2015
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How to cook Pork Chops for 180

The same thought occurred to me as well. Lol. Did they stop to post mid-prep? I thought they were soliciting finishing advice for the day of.

Jun 25, 2015
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How to cook Pork Chops for 180

hotoynoodle: In food service for 13 years, mostly catering. Both of our methods are one of many. Chill out. :)

Jun 25, 2015
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How to cook Pork Chops for 180

Brine, then par-bake whole loins day prior. Slice into chops day of. Then assuming that this is not a home-based catering gig that there is availability to various pans, multiple ovens (convection), and char broiler, or flat top grill? Totally doable the day of if you have the skills. No?

Jun 25, 2015
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How to cook Pork Chops for 180

I don't know if this was an option but I would have first brined whole loins, par-baked, portioned into 8 oz. chops, then seared ala minute. This method would have insured tender, moist results.

Jun 24, 2015
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2 VERY ripe avocados... WHAT to do with them??

Milkshake. Vanilla icecream base.

Jun 21, 2015
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What's for Dinner #367 - June's Summer Song Begins [through June 3, 2015]

In attempt to use up partial jars of condiments in the fridge I came up with Indian Mint Chutney marinated chicken cutlets, and potato salad with toasted cumin seeds, garam masala, shallots, mustard oil, lemon juice, equal parts plain yogurt, and mayo and chopped cilantro. Add a smidge of Major Gray Mango Chutney to dip the chicken in and voila. Left-overs were even better the next day.

Favorite Chicken Salad Mix-Ins?

Diced red apple, blanched carrot, and celery. The piece de resistance is diced marinated beets. Delicious pink chicken salad. Lol.

May 27, 2015
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Main dish suggestions?

Keeping with the Japanese theme you might consider Miso-glazed Broiled Salmon. Fool proof if you know how to time fish.

May 22, 2015
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Is it necessary to marinade a top round steak?

Not necessary, but a bold marinade with EVOO wouldn't hurt.

May 21, 2015
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Tired, and Bored With Meat, Poultry, and Fish - Uses For Veggie Fish Cakes

I'm familiar with fish cake, and balls, but because the word "veggie" preceded "fish cake" I was thinking vegetarian. No?! Lol.

May 20, 2015
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Help/Suggestions for Veggie Fish Cakes

Ok, I might be over thinking this. I've had Thai tod mun that are made with fish paste, green beans, and red curry paste. Also the infamous fish ball soup, also made with fish paste. So are these made with fish paste, AND includes veggies?! My initial thought was that this was a vegetarian product. Possibly a soy product?

Help/Suggestions for Veggie Fish Cakes

Using it for stir-fry, and soups are obvious. But it dawned on me that I don't know what they're made of/from. Realize that too much of anything is not good, but exactly what would I be ingesting? Purchased at Korean market. No ingredient list. Your favorite preparations are appreciated as well. TIA.