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A Pound of Lovely Dover Sole - No Parsley. How Would you Cook it for Dinner??

Great idea - the butter and lemon sound great. I don't have enough tortillas otherwise I'd do the tacos.

Thinking now to use the butter and lemon and serve with pasta as I'm afraid the bechamel is a little heavy for tonight...

Thanks to you both!

about 12 hours ago
yumfactr in Home Cooking

A Pound of Lovely Dover Sole - No Parsley. How Would you Cook it for Dinner??

This is a great idea! That could totally work...

about 12 hours ago
yumfactr in Home Cooking

A Pound of Lovely Dover Sole - No Parsley. How Would you Cook it for Dinner??

Hi all-

I bought a pound of sole because it was on sale, wild, green certified, etc. and it looked great. But I had no plan for it and now that I'm looking online every recipe I find has parsley in it, which of course I don't have. Weather here is kind of lousy and I'm not going out just for parsley, so wondering if anyone has any ideas for this fish that is supposed to be tonight's poorly planned dinner? :)

I have fresh rosemary and thyme but they are both pretty old. I have lemon. I have spices in the pantry but no dried oregano, basil, or parsley (all of which I'm thinking would have been helpful here...)

I was thinking about sprinkling sumac on it and baking it, but last time I baked a whitefish it came out kind of gross....

So any thoughts?
Thank you!! :)

about 12 hours ago
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Englewood - Jerry's Deli?

Lol -so true

I frequently saw people behind the deli counter working without gloves, touching every single non-food related thing and then serving people. Just a grubby feeling frequently frankly. Nothing there seems particularly clean to me...but I am picky...so maybe it's just me lol

about 12 hours ago
yumfactr in New Jersey
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Englewood - Jerry's Deli?

Haven't been there in some time but when I use to go I thought they had an amazing chocolate selection at great prices and some nice jarred imported options that were also very reasonably priced. I know everyone raves about the deli but I never really liked the food, nor the hygiene factor...

Feb 24, 2015
yumfactr in New Jersey

Cauliflower cake

Looks delicious! Ottolenghi is supposed to be wonderful. Looking forward to trying it!

Feb 24, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Oh my! This looks delicious!!! Thank you!

Feb 24, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Not 80's at all (or if it is, I like the idea!) - I was thinking about lasagna but nixed it because of the beef. Hadn't thought of a chicken or veg option. This is certainly a great inexpensive option...thanks!

Feb 23, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Interesting combination! I like OJ and chocolate chip cookies. Most people think I'm nuts :)

Feb 23, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

I've never heard of this - it sounds interesting - I will look it up - do you have any recipes you like?

Feb 23, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

It's so kind of you to say that. I don't mind accommodating if I can (in my case I am picky and can appreciate when others think of that), but yes as you said, I do not expect it from others and our guest I know does not expect anything either.

Feb 23, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Exactly-and that sounds all sounds wonderful and very doable...I think I am leaning towards the sub/soup thing for this time....but so many great ideas here!! We plan to have everyone over again so there will be time to make all the ideas :)

Feb 23, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Great - thanks!

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

LOVE the idea of tacos! Esp because we could have chicken/turkey/beef, so everyone would be happy.

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking
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Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Didn't realize you could keep Pierogi warm! That would go well with the beer too...

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Fewer than 15 people...interesting idea about the egg rolls/fried rice-

How would you do the bites? Just cut the whole potatoes into pieces after they are cooked?

Hand pies are a great idea - actually the guest of honor LOVES Jamican meat pies. I don't actually know how to make those but i can't imagine it's that difficult.

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Fajitas might work with chicken - and people could make them on their own which is good. I'm afraid Reubens would be too messy since we don't have a lot of table/counter space.
What's a Rachel?

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Love the idea of 2 soups, especially with the weather we've been having, and I love all the other finger food ideas! Simple and not terribly expensive either.

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Hi All!

We will be having a group of friends over soon and I am looking for meal ideas that are not insanely expensive. This is a hungry crowd that drinks a lot and eats a lot. One friend does not like red meat (beef), so that is out. I am thinking snacky yet (and?) filling foods that will go well with Belgian beer and cold weather. I considered a Shepards Pie with lamb, but that is kind of messy I think to eat on your lap. I thought sandwiches, but what kind? This is not the frou frou type crowd and what I could eat and be happy on (i.e. avocado sandwiches, tofu) would potentially lead them to starvation and riots ;) lol.

I was thinking about making the pull-apart cheese bread from Smitten Kitchen as an appetizer, but that seems like it would be better with red-sauce type foods to follow up, so maybe not.

I have a stove/oven, microwave, and a bbq (though I'm not sure about the bbq as it is so cold out and SO might not want to stand out there...)

In reading the above I think I may not be very clear - so essentially looking for filling apps, and sort of a main (but a sandwich would be fine), to feed a hungry crowd :)

Thank you!!!

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

A Proper New York Corn Muffin Recipe

Agreed - I think a bit more sugar might work. I think you may be right about the cornmeal...first I thought the 2 kinds were necessary like she said, and all I had was the Indian Head one... I thought perhaps a different grind might be more helpful...but maybe not...

Feb 22, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

A Proper New York Corn Muffin Recipe

I was literally just about to post this!!! I tried them on Tuesday and while they are not exactly what I am looking for, they are the closest I've found! SO loved them and I was very pleased. She calls for 2 different types of corn meal and I only had 1 so I will try with the 2 next time-

Highly recommend. Great recipe-

Feb 19, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

One of my favorite foods! I love that it keeps! Thanks!

Feb 18, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

Thanks for the heads up - I've heard lots of things about Eataly but have never made it there - didn't realize it was in the area.

Feb 17, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

Thanks for the tip. SO is insane for rugelach and I would love to bring some home. What they call rugelach here where we live are embarassing :)

Feb 17, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

Exactly the sort of places I was looking for...
Sigh...garlic knots...those may not make it home ;)
I'll try to make time to get to Zucker's - I think there may be mutiny if I come home without bagels - lol

Thanks!

Feb 16, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan

Roast Recipe with the Oven Turned Off - has anyone tried this with a gas oven?

Ok so threw caution to the wind and went for it. We decided to cut the giant roast into three pieces and just cook 1 piece (wedge?) today. Cooked it for 10 minutes at 500 degrees and then left the oven off for 2.5 hours. Sliced it super thin. Really, really, really delicious. Completely unexpected frankly.
I can see how this method might be unreliable...but at least this first round went quite well.

Feb 15, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

Roast Recipe with the Oven Turned Off - has anyone tried this with a gas oven?

Hi Kaleo,

I actually am planning to buy one of those thermometers! They seem very handy!!

Feb 15, 2015
yumfactr in Home Cooking

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

Looks like I can get some very nice cheeses and meats there-seems like it will be simple to stop there-
Thank you!

Feb 15, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

Dang...

Kalustyan's might be nice as all we've got here is Mcormick and the like.
Don't know if I have time to go up to GCT but it sounds like it would have multiple great stops-

Thanks!

Feb 15, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan

NJ/NY'er coming into town for one day - what would you bring home

Where we now live there is no food of interest. You can buy staples, fruits, veggies. You cannot buy meat (drive a ways to get to whole foods) and you cannot buy anything ethnic or frankly, tasty. I greatly miss real pizza, bagels, etc. Don't get into Manhattan much and am looking for any ideas for an upcoming visit there.
Will be in the 30's near Madison ave. for one day in a month and would love to bring some delicious things back home. Travel is not an issue but time is as I will be rushing through the day for work. Any tips for delicious bagels, pizza, Italian pastry, or anything else that's New Yorkish in that immediate area?

Wow I am from NY and I can't believe I'm asking a "tourist" question ;)

Thanks!

Feb 15, 2015
yumfactr in Manhattan