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Filling a lot of cups with mousse.

Aug 23, 2015
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Help w creative lamb rack ideas ~

My first thought would be tagine so you could have your veggies (freeze LO's for hubby). Stir-fried Sichuan-style lamb with cumin, or a lamb version of Shaking Beef. You'd of course have to de-bone the rack.

Aug 23, 2015
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Filling a lot of cups with mousse.

Use spray release, or periodically dip scoop into hot water. I'd have several going at the same time.

Filling a lot of cups with mousse.

#8 stainless steel scoop is 4 oz., #70 is 5 oz. Uniform, and neat. Done.

Who carries day boat ( or dry) scallops in the penninsula or sf?

I seem to recall getting them at Schaub's in Palo Alto before. I'd try Cooks Seafood as well.

Thai Red Curry / Thai Panang Curry

I add peanut butter, and palm sugar when making red curry. Balances the flavor, and tempers the spiciness.

Aug 14, 2015
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Favorite avocado toppings?

Sea salt, and smoked paprika on a toasted sourdough muffin, or bagel.

Aug 05, 2015
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Would you/have you put stainless steel counters in your kitchen?

Use stainless only where the major food prep is going to happen.

Aug 05, 2015
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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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