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Dungeness crab recipes

Singapore Chili Crab
Roasted Vietnamese Black Pepper-Garlic Crab

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Peppers in Indian Cooking

Serrano are my Average Grocery Store pick.
But if available Green Cayenne Peppers are pretty close to the Indian Variety
It was discussed in this thread not too long ago
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1016...

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

My Vietnamese Pancake - It was NOT good!

You need a Seasoned Iron, Black Steel or Nonstick Pan for this.

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

great spicy noodles without soup

Imm Thai Street Food has a couple of dry Noodle Dishes as does Jayakarta. Just a couple of Blocks away from BART.

Jul 28, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Does this look like a paella?

No Paella Pan = some kind of Rice Dish but not Paella

Jul 26, 2015
chefj in Los Angeles Area

Late 1960's Trappist Dark

All most all the Trappist and Abbey affiliated Breweries have a "Dark" Beer or 2.
Achel Brune, Rochefort 6, Chimay Grand Reserve, Maredsous 8 and La Trappe Quad to name a few are all lighter in Color than the Westmalle Dubble if Memory serves

Jul 25, 2015
chefj in Beer
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Perceptions in taste, not preferences

The Yeast used in some Belgium and Bavarian Beers also produce that Ester that taste like Banana but the effect is intentional.

Jul 25, 2015
chefj in General Topics

Good Banh Xeo in Sunnyvale?

Sorry but I am not super familiar with Sunnyvale/Santa Clara Vietnamese Restaurant Scene. You do have a lot of very good South Indian Places there.
I have had some very good Vietnamese in San Jose albeit many years ago.
Grand Century mall Food Court is supposed to have very good Bánh Xèo
There are also a bunch of on Silver Creek Rd

Jul 24, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Good Banh Xeo in Sunnyvale?

There are a bunch of Threads with loads of Info on this very Topic including a "Dish of the Month"
http://www.chow.com/search?q=Banh+Xeo...

Jul 23, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Perceptions in taste, not preferences

The Flavor comes from the Lactic Acid that is produced Malic Acid is broken down by Bacteria. It can be very pronounced. Thankfully most Producers have move away from the Movie Popcorn Flavor that was popular in the past.

Jul 22, 2015
chefj in General Topics

total rise of pizza dough volume. Pizza expertise appreciated 100 or 50%???

I have always Doubled in Volume, Punch down, Ball and rest overnight in the Refrigerator.

Where to buy a large cutting board/butcher block?

Also try Counter Top Places you may get a Deal on a left over Piece. There are quite a few in Emeryville.
Also Chinese Kitchen places like B & T Trading Co in Oakland

Jul 22, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Scandinavian specialty store in Bay area - paprika chips?

Have you tried Nordic House
https://www.nordichouse.com/default.aspx

Jul 22, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Cocoa substitution

It makes no difference in most modern Red Velvet Cakes since they rely on Food Coloring for the (I.M.O) disgusting Color

Jul 14, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

red cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage

Does anyone know of this cookie from my childhood?

Nabisco Spiced Jumbles?

Jul 13, 2015
chefj in General Topics

Is there any reason to NOT wash fruit before canning?

I wash everything before canning or cooking. Dirt, Bugs and other Detritus should not make it way into your canned Goods.

cayenne peppers - dried vs fresh

Yep 1 for 1

Jul 08, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Do You Know the 5 French Mother Sauces?

You are completely missing the meaning.

Jul 07, 2015
chefj in Features

Gluten free eggs benedict

There are Gluten Free English Muffins that you can buy.
You may want to post this on the "Special Diets" Board

Jul 06, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Do You Know the 5 French Mother Sauces?

What?
The Title of the post is "Do You Know the 5 French Mother Sauces?". Salsa is not considered a "unofficial mother sauce" of French Cuisine. The fact that Americans buy more Salsa than Ketchup has no bearing on French Sauce making.
You could make an argument for it in Mexican Cuisine, but even there it is not used as a base for other Sauces it is more of a Condiment. The reason that they are called Mother Sauces is because they are used as Foundations of many other Compound Sauces as well as on their own.

Jul 06, 2015
chefj in Features

Do You Know the 5 French Mother Sauces?

"French Mother Sauces" Salsa is not a French Sauce much less one of the Foundations of the Cuisine

Jul 05, 2015
chefj in Features

Cocktail suggestions for a Low Country boil

How about a "Lowcountry Cocktail"
http://imbibemagazine.com/lowcountry-...

Also any thing Lemonade or Tea based would seem appropriate.

Jul 03, 2015
chefj in Spirits

Black bean noodle ramen? cold noodle salad?

In that case Japchae 잡채 would probably be a good Application as would Bibim-Naengmyeon 비빔냉면

Jun 29, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Dosa batter for the masses!

Yes you can make Dosa Batter using Urad Dal Flour and Rice Flour
There are literally thousands of Recipes out there for doing just that.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Dosa+...
I have used this one
http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/easy...

Jun 29, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Black bean noodle ramen? cold noodle salad?

Really for Ramen you need Ramen Noodles with out them it is not Ramen.
I imagine they would work for a cold Noodle Salad or in Stir Frys They would also work well in a Khao Soi like Soup
Their Site list lots of Ideas
http://www.explore-asian.com/recipes/

Jun 29, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Baking coconut macaroon batter from May 3rd - is it OK?

Oh yeah it is June, Duh!

Jun 29, 2015
chefj in General Topics

Onions in Indian Cooking

We often get locally grown Torpedo Onions here. I really like them for South Western Indian Dishes.

Jun 29, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Onions in Indian Cooking

luckyfatima covered the Onions typically used in India. They are much smaller than the typical Onion in the West I say half to a third.
There is no one way they are cooked. It changes Dish to Dish. A tip though if they say to cook the Onions dark they mean DARK. When teaching it is one of the hardest things to get westerners to do.
If Manjula's Recipes are Jain then you should find another site that is not if you want to use Onions and Garlic. Jain Recipes have added Hing and changed the balance of spice to adjust for the lack of Allums.

Jun 28, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Baking coconut macaroon batter from May 3rd - is it OK?

25 day old Batter with Dairy, Raw Eggs and Sugar. There is no way for Anyone on Chowhound to know that.
I would not use it or serve it but it is your Call and Health.
You can not smell or see most Food Borne Pathogens

Jun 28, 2015
chefj in General Topics
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