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What's for Dinner #293 - the "little, leafing, and growing green" Edition!

I know. I hear it's very popular with folks who work for rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften.

about 7 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #293 - the "little, leafing, and growing green" Edition!

Trockenbeerenauslesen?

about 10 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #293 - the "little, leafing, and growing green" Edition!

Bearnaise would have been nice but I'm out of tarragon.

Apr 22, 2014
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What's for Dinner #293 - the "little, leafing, and growing green" Edition!

Pan seared salmon, pasta with pesto. 15 minutes end to end.

Apr 22, 2014
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Easter spit roasted boneless lamb leg with sous-vide vegetables. The lamb was meat glued back together after boning, which made for a nice slice.

Apr 22, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Apr 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Hot. As was the flan.

Apr 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Cream of asparagus soup with a Parmigiano flan. Happy Easter.

Apr 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Thx. Thunk it up my ownself, with a nod to David Chang.

Apr 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Half, but they were on the large side. Makes a sensible serving if you have a first course (mi-cuit salmon, for instance ). The cool thing is that you can make all the balls you want & keep 'em in the freezer.

Apr 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

It's actually not that hard, but jt takes a little technique. Bone out a Cornish hen (or small chicken), legs & wings included. Season, dust with meat glue, wrap In plastic skin side out & torque into a ball, Refrigerate overnite in a small bowl to keep the shape, then freeze. When frozen, vacuum seal. To serve, thaw the ball, sous vide at 60c for 4-5 hrs. Unwrap, wipe off & let dry in a 150f oven for 10 min. Deep fry at 340 until crispy on the outside. Plate & eat.

Apr 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

This was my first experiment with both meat glue & sous vide, so I kept it simple -- didn't want to add more variables. But with this one working perfectly, the possibilities are considerable.

Apr 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Second course: Chicken ball with vegetables, aka deconstructed chicken pot pie. Boned Cornish hen meat-glued into a sphere, cooked sous vide then fried to crisp up. Reduction beurre blanc, sous vide baby carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, pearl onions & favas. A fun day of playing with my new toys.

Apr 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

First course: sous- vide salmon mi-cuit with watercress purée, lemon sour cream, pickled onions & Maldon salt.

Apr 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Going to pop a few wheelies this evening. Stay tuned.

Apr 19, 2014
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Asparagus Assistance Please

Won't work -- oil from the first fry will shed the batter

Apr 16, 2014
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Asparagus Assistance Please

Medium thick asparagus, peel the stems, dust with cornstarch, dunk in batter, fry. AKA tempura

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Forgot this

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

Poulet a la crapaude with a tarragon reduction beurre blanc & black pepper mashed. All came out spot on.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition! [Through April 21, 2014]

What a winnin' hand

Apr 16, 2014
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Hollandaise sauce, do you use whole or clarified butter?

On a blender (mine anyway) it gets very thick -- sometimes barely pourable it it sits a few min. I use whole butter melted int the micro until boiling. Works every time & takes no time or technique

Apr 13, 2014
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Hollandaise sauce, do you use whole or clarified butter?

Do you do it manually or in a blender? If the latter, you need hot melted butter to cook the yolks. Doesn't matter if whole or clarified as long as it's hot (~212)

Apr 13, 2014
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Have you ever lost your cooking Mojo?

Nope. Fortunately I was edited out.

Apr 12, 2014
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Have you ever lost your cooking Mojo?

Yep. Season 2 of the Taste audition episode. Felt like an elephant on ice skates.

Apr 12, 2014
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Impressive side dish

Nuclear tater tots

Apr 08, 2014
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What is "fruited hazelnut praline"?

Part of the lyrics to "America"?

Apr 08, 2014
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Euell Gibbons

Poke Salad Annie was written & performed by Tony Joe White, not Elvis. Gator's got yo' granny...

Apr 08, 2014
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Whats the best way to make hash brown potatoes ?

Do a search -- there is a long & involved thread on this.

Apr 07, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Thanks. And a major breakthrough -- the resident Egyptian ate the green stuff. A first.

Apr 07, 2014
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Cooking time concept eludes me. Please help one more time

Use a thermometer, not a clock. Regardless of the size.

Apr 06, 2014
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