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barberries substitutes

Are the barberries used in cooking the recipe, or as a garnish? If the latter you can sub in sumac which has a similar tart/sweet taste.

Jan 27, 2015
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How do korean fried chicken places get their chicken to have that "ballooned" look?

It's a batter that's double deep-fried.

Jan 23, 2015
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Have leftover roast chicken and sourcream in the fridge.....

Tostadas or burritos ( tostadas or flour tortillas, refried beans, shredded lettuce, diced tomato or salsa), enchiladas suizas (corn tortillas, monterey jack, or swiss cheese, green chile sauce.

Jan 21, 2015
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Chicken Cacciatore?

My cacciatore is basic but with the addition of marsala wine, capers, and olives.

Jan 20, 2015
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Lost in Translation ... Cassoulet

Cassoulet started on stovetop, then oven-braised for 3.5 hrs. at 300 degress.

Jan 20, 2015
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What do with Slovene Smoked Sausages? Soup Recipes?

Don't know the seasonings used in Slovene sausage but gumbo might be a good option if there isn't caraway, fennel etc. involved in the mix. This particular one had sausage (linguisa), shrimp, and chicken.

Jan 20, 2015
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Okonomiyaki in South Bay/Peninsula

Haven't had it in a while but Gochi in Cupertino serves it. Their 2nd location is in Mtn. View.

Chinese Rice Wine - Shao Xing

I've bought both in the past and have always wondered the same. The brown label was more costly so I assumed that it was either aged, or more "refined" in some way. Make sense that either be more desirable in cooking different proteins. Thanks for the post.

Jan 14, 2015
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Filet Mignon... lots of it.

Vietnamese Shaking Beef Stir Fry! Wellington's for now, and later. They freeze great. Carpaccio.

Jan 13, 2015
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Marinating Chicken Adobo

As with most recipes there are numerous variations. Admittedly my version growing up in HI includes pineapple, and oregano. Mom's original recipe was chicken, abundant garlic, apple cider or palm vinegar, soy sauce, and black peppercorns. Cooked covered until chicken is 3/4 way cooked, then uncovered to allow the sauce to reduce to a syrupy consistency. I'm thinking that excessive moisture from crockpot cookery dilutes the sauce. NO GINGER!!!

Jan 12, 2015
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How to convince wife to go to TJ

Four years ago we took the trolley from SD to the border. Had no problem crossing either direction. We made the trip in the daytime which I believe makes a difference.

Jan 12, 2015
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Lots of poached salmon - what to do?

Make a Thai red curry preparation, or my 2 favorite entree salads. Salmon Nicoise, and Japanese-style on a bed of brown rice, cucumber, radish, and avocado, chopped peanuts or toasted sesame seeds drizzled with a Wasabi vinaigrette and finished with chopped scallions, and norifurikake.

Jan 11, 2015
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Help with planning a meal around Anne Burrell's turnip gratin, please.

Admittedly I didn't view the gratin recipe but I think a roast pork loin, or chicken with a fruity/sweet glaze to offset the "fusty" taste of the turnip would pair nicely.

Jan 11, 2015
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What to serve with Jerk Chicken

Easy to make in a food processor but in a pinch I'll use Eaton's or Walker's. I'm thinking sweet potato (fries, or puree) would pair OK lending a sweet element similar to plantains, and Jamaican-style greens. Tonight's dinner is in the bag! Now to get my chicken marinating. YUMM.

Jan 11, 2015
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Soy Sauce: Dark vs. Light

Agree with LorenzoGA. I mainly use dark in finishing a dish rather than cooking with. Regular soy can be substituted for dark, but not so much the other way around.

Jan 08, 2015
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Too Much Turnip in Soup -- Solutions?

You might consider adding small diced potatoes that would break down and dilute the strong turnip taste.

Jan 06, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Romesco, and compound butters. Yes! Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Yumm. A raita/ tzatziki/ mast-o khiar concept. Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Honey/mustard is a definite. Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Positively. Thanks.

Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Unquestionably. Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Right on. Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

Loving the lemon, butter, and soy but the sriracha/honey has me intrigued. Thanks.

Jan 02, 2015
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Homemade, OH SO TASTY sauces to accompany unadorned chicken breast, and fish

2015. My hubs is requesting simply prepared proteins, and then there is moi that craves a sauce or drizzle with mine. Plan is to grill chicken breast cutlets, and 1 whole salmon filet on Monday that will be readily available for quick lunch, and/or fast, simple dinners during the week. Addition of veg, and starch will be on the fly. Please share your favorites to dress up the naked. Not soliciting marinades, and rubs at this time. Fresh, healthy, and tasty most important. If it pairs well with both poultry, and fish all the much better. Make in advance with minimal ready-made ingredients, and storable in small amounts is much desirable. Vast ethnicity is all good. TIA.

Jan 02, 2015
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Anyone else sick of people using the term "proteins"?

It's always been a culinary term in the food service business pretty much. Not new.

Dinner Party Additions & a Roast

Spiral-cut ham, roast turkey. Both are readily available, and on-sale prices. Another option is various sausages.

Dec 26, 2014
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Help with osso buco recipe

Can be done in a one large, heavy roasting pan single layer.

Dec 22, 2014
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Stupid lasagna noodle question

Make certain that your lasagna noodles are very well doused in sauce when you make your layers.

what to bring from mainland??

I never want for anything when I'm on the islands. Maybe a few choice bottles of CA wine, and cheeses but their Costco even has those.

Dec 19, 2014
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Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

This weather is perfect for a braise so why not a savory/sweet lamb or beef tagine with either dates, or dried apricots? It's something a little out of the ordinary for food-centric people I think. Accompany with buttered couscous, and oven-roasted tomatoes. Mixed veggies (think carrots, mixed squashes) tossed with EVOO, minced garlic and ginger and sprinkled with an Egyptian/Moroccan spice blend is delicious and adds the color to the plate. Garnish all with plenty of chopped cilantro, and mint. Play in Moroccan mint tea, and decadent chocolate cookies for dessert.