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Best fish to be served with a mushroom risotto.

I have been cooking salmon in my risotto for about 25 years!...along with shrimp, scallops and even halibut.

The first time I had risotto was in Florence Italy and served alongside were some grilled shrimp.

If shellfish or another fish is desired, serve it all together...sounds like you will have a nice meal...What are you providing for the "happy hour"?

1 day ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Happy Hanukkah Everyone! What's for dinner?

Making rough grated latkes with and over easy on top of each , as a first course, with a dollop of sour cream and some finely chopped red onions as a garnish.
The main tonight is potato crusted salmon pan fried in olive oil and butter.

Great Midtown Restaurants for first time visitors to NYC

Nobu

Dec 16, 2014
PHREDDY in Manhattan

A shortcut to making latkes?

Have the oven at 250 , place them on a cooling rack in an aluminum sheet pan and then pop them in the oven. They will be kept nice and crispy without being greasy. this way you can make them for service later.

Dec 16, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

non traditional latkes

Have made Zucchini and carrot /potato. I have used mashed potato added in peas and carrots, then dipped in egg and bread crumbs then fried.... (in that case the mashed were made with schmaltz).

I do agree, with the above and I do not measure anything when it comes to latkes...

Dec 16, 2014
PHREDDY in Kosher
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Christmas Day Dinner

On a more serious note, we recently hosted Thanksgiving, and we were reluctant because last year we hosted 18 but 5 more showed up, not-invited by us, but by two of our guests. We had enough food, but we became serving and cleaning slaves....We were annoyed and vowed it would never happen again. This year we were 10 and everyone pitched in. We had only 2 persons not from the immediate household...(they witnessed least year's fiasco) their gift to us, was they sent and paid for the person who cleans their house to clean ours the day after Thanksgiving. Let me just say, Friday the 28th we left for vacation and it was nice to know the house was nice and clean when we returned...
Perhaps some of his relatives can offer to come the next day, or send someone to help you.
PS: the guests who sent the cleaning person is by no means wealthy, I am sure they split the cost.

Christmas Day Dinner

MAKE RESERVATIONS!

Holiday cocktail party menu ?

Your quantities sound correct and your menu includes four items, plus a desert.
The time for your cocktail party is that of a diner party,three hours, wherein we generally have ours for about 90 minutes. We also generally space what is served and what is passed so people have the opportunity sample the different tastes and textures.

You can add the stuffed endive or some of the other suggestions as well as a grain. You might want to add some cut up fruit or a Fondue with the fruit. Cheese at the end of the meal is also easy and yummy. I guess your count includes you so there will be 10 persons.

If they're a wine drinking group, as you noted perhaps visit your local wine shop and pair some different wines with each item served. Each paring need not be a full glass of wine, but it will add a little twist to your party. You can then have your standby wines that your guests normally like.

Serve and enjoy!

Dec 12, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Christos Steak House

They do have a complete fixed meal for two for about $100 actually Ok for the price...then add in the extras....if you are only two persons,,,

Dec 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs
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Christos Steak House

I was there last on November 3rd...for someone's birthday....I ordered the BĂ©arnaise sauce...it was good...
Ask to sit in the back room...not the front...the more seasoned wait staff get assigned to the back room...service has been pretty good in the past...

Dec 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs
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Utopia Bagels...is there any better?

for me the best since 1972...and now down in Boca

Dec 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Borrelli's - East Meadow

It's ok...and consistently just ok...for what it is with no expectations...it is OK...

What's For Dinner #338 - Winter Wonderland Edition [through 12/14/14]

Best of luck ,,,,,and Happy Birthday to the little one!
Go for Chinese or Pizza!!!

Dec 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Holiday Party Queens/Manhattan: Spanish food

Blend in LIC....not Blend on the Water but the original one. Better menu, and prices.

Dec 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Christos Steak House

Have you been there before?...
I suggest a weeknight...

The veal sweetbreads are very good as a starter

Dec 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

Yes there is a maximum. The technical answer has to do with the amount of water and sewage disposal available in an area where the structure is built.
That part of the discussion is beyond the what was intended here. And yes you cannot just build as many bathrooms as you like in a structure.

Nov 16, 2014
PHREDDY in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #332 - The Wee Ghosties and Goblins Edition! [through Nov. 1, 2014]

I got your back if you have any issues..
LTge Phreddy , USN Ret.

Nov 01, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Matjes herring

My office for the last 28 years has been around the corner from Gem Street where they are located. Have you ever been there?
I am fully aware what this Kosher board is.

Oct 26, 2014
PHREDDY in Kosher

Matjes herring

You can try IKEA, or Costco, Acme Brand

Oct 25, 2014
PHREDDY in Kosher

What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

You may have a Johnson, but I have a Goldstein!

Oct 25, 2014
PHREDDY in Not About Food
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What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

Incorrect.
All building codes have minimum requirements with respect to the amount of sanitary facilities. (This from a plumber with 42 years experience!)

Oct 25, 2014
PHREDDY in Not About Food
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What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

Not cleaned on a regular schedule and then you see the kitchen personnel use it, (not that they shouldn't, if that is all that is available), and the absolute worst is POOR VENTILATION.

Oct 19, 2014
PHREDDY in Not About Food
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition [through 10/26/14]

Love the Phresh ingredients

Phreddy!

What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition [through 10/26/14]

Vegetarian tonight..
Roasted Japanese Eggplant
Baked barley
Black beans with tomato, onions and red pepper...
A glass of malbec

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Noodle Kugel with >>>>?

Oct 17, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

OOOOOOOOOOOOH! Baby!

Oct 17, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

4 cheeses, 4 courses

A white wine, a rose, a red wine and a bottle of 18 year old scotch with the Stilton!

Oct 17, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Meals for Family Struggling with Illness

To be more specific..I have done a chicken noodle soup, Lentils, with roasted potatoes, and diced ham, as a main along with a salad of tomatoes, red onions, and a vignette, Chicken with mixed vegetables, broccoli, zucchini and red peppers in a red wine sauce...and then some..

Oct 13, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Meals for Family Struggling with Illness

First off if you have others...you might want to buy a slow cooker...with 3 or 4 people to participate...then for the first week, each take a turn with a slow cooker recipe..thus to address the time sensitive issue....

Be it beef, chicken, pork,, soup, stew or veggies,...now I would have each do one day, so as not to overwhelm...3 meals for the week

The ingredients are for say 5 or 6 so that should be a great gauge///if it is a complete meal, do you need appys, salad, main, desert????
Indian and or Asian are great for slow cookers...especially the two compartment type..
Best wishes to them and for a speedy recovery...

Oct 13, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Would you stuff "deviled eggs" with a meat/protein blend?

Oct 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking