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Has anyone used fish tweezers?

If you break down whole fish then it pliers FTW! Tweezers you have to pinch, pliers you grip.

Mar 23, 2015
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Host gifts for challenging hosts

Here is where your stealth work will come in. On your next visit take notice of what they already have and gift them with the same. E.g preferred hand/dish soap, kitchen towels, candles, house wine. Especially things that need to be replaced, or replenished over time.

yet another review of Per Se

$800 w/out wine pairing?! Had no idea. Good you enjoyed.

Mar 21, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I didn't go heavy with the jerk marinade to let those shrimp shine in all their deliciousness.

Mar 19, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Wow, mouth watering now. Lol.

Mar 19, 2015
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How long will my freshly shucked oysters stay good in fridge?

Especially if the liqueur is murky, and cloudy I wouldn't chance it.

Mar 19, 2015
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What's a good salad to serve with soup as the main course?

What about a tabbouleh-style salad but with quinoa. The soup isn't very filling. Do pita, or flatbread. Wait...you said gluten free and garlic bread ain't. :)

Mar 16, 2015
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What's a good salad to serve with soup as the main course?

Greek, or panzanella salad incorporating the bread. Tomatoes, cukes, red onion, bell peppers, olives. Red wine vinegar and oregano vinaigrette, or basil vinaigrette and parmesan to finish.

Mar 16, 2015
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What's a good salad to serve with soup as the main course?

Depends on what soup will you be serving.

Mar 16, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I'm most intrigued by #3 because of the tarragon. What is your cookbook called Jimisi?

Mar 14, 2015
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How to improve intensity of flavour in chili con carne?

Pump it up with dried chipotle, or even minced chipotle en adobo.

Have bundt cake recipe, but no bundt cake pan

A tube, or springform pan is most similar.

Mar 10, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I also want to try pickled shrimp.

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

Any tried, and true recipes?

Mar 10, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I believe a pound was $15.99. Wow...u10's huh? Jelly.

Mar 10, 2015
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When measuring ground spices, should I pack them?

I scoop, then level.

Mar 10, 2015
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Chicken stock isn't gelatintous?

Using abundant bones with the most cartilage will produce gelatinous stock.

Mar 10, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Sorry, I don't have an answer. My husband actually chose them unknowingly by moi. Lol. When he brought them to me I thought they were a bit costly. Totally worth it.

Mar 10, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

So ended up making a quick jerk marinade with fresh thyme from the garden, scallions, and jalapenos. Grilled asparagus accompaniment. I'm totally inspired by all your recommendations. Thank you.

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

This past summer. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Mar 10, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Love Indian food so this is right up my alley. A must try for sure. I had everything else but yogurt to make tandoori which would have been great too. Thanks.

Mar 09, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I'm a fan and will not hesitate to purchase again. Thanks for your response.

Mar 09, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I've enjoyed this tapas before and especially love finding uses for my smoked paprika. Didn't have fresh cilantro at the time. Thanks.

Mar 09, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I enjoy coconut shrimp very much, and this rendition sounds delish. Thanks.

Mar 09, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

We are like minds! I saw this on Epicurious but didn't have the fresh mint at the time. I am excited to try this, especially with your recommendation.

Mar 09, 2015
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Fajita Veggies - Tender/Crisp or Fully Cooked/Soft?

Not one for "dead" veggies ever.

Mar 09, 2015
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Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Our loot from a Costco run with the hubs yesterday finds me with these beautiful giant wild shrimp for tonight's dinner. Want to use whole, in a simple yet tasty preparation with ingredients already on hand. FYI my pantry, and fridge is quite extensive save for fresh herbs other then sage, and thyme in the garden. Almost 7PM now, and dinner 8ish would work. Bonus for grill ideas. BTW I have corn on the cob, asparagus, haricort vert, and kale salad. TIA.

Mar 08, 2015
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Help me build a dinner menu to host a friend/former colleague

3 of my special yet easy appetizers are bacon-wrapped smoked oysters, party pumperknickel rounds with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, pinch of cayenne, and dill sprig, and last but not least dried apricot, goat cheese, and pistachio truffle.

Mar 05, 2015
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Help me build a dinner menu to host a friend/former colleague

Of the entrees you mentioned the short ribs are the only "do ahead" preparation and would be a good choice if you know they eat red meat. Maybe do a small amount of a similar chicken dish just in case. The polenta is easy if you go the instant route. Asparagus is in season now. Both sides are nice with the chicken, and beef. Cake for dessert is perfect, and fruit along side is a accompaniment, or option. You can choose to go more elaborate with your starters for that WOW factor.

Mar 05, 2015
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Where Can I Find Banana Leaves?

They defrost beautifully. Package contains 2 - 3 full leaves trimmed to the maximum width. Great for table covers, and plating foods. You could easily do 4 full pork butts. Inexpensive. For fresh it pays to have friends/family in HI or a neighbor with a banana tree. :)

Mar 03, 2015
letsindulge in Los Angeles Area

Tempted by Try The World - Subscription plan

Celebrity chefs with local expertise...select local and authentic delicacies...so you can taste new foods at home.

http://www.trytheworld.com/#how_it_works

Mar 01, 2015
letsindulge in Food Media & News