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serving seared tuna

What's the preparation -- by itself? In/on a salad? Sauced/not? Hot/cold? Seasoned/plain? etc/etc.

Leaving it on the counter won't hurt anything, but it won't help either.

about 23 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

A tableful of Egyptians joined us tonite. Included among them was the varsity athlete's coach from Cairo, his lovely wife and her brother, a major Egyptian movie star. The NYC halal cart guys went apeshit when they saw him on the street.

Dinner was the default Egyptian setting -- fried chicken, squash casserole, macaroni & cheese (the soft kind), & green beans (ham hock replaced by smoked turkey leg), Carrot cake courtesy of roxlet. Free flowing Martinelli.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Love that film.

Sep 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Second course: haddock filet sauté meunière with a crabmeat & mushroom velouté. Shaved asparagus on the side

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

First course: "Chicken salad." Ballotine of game hen with arugula, tarragon-Dijon vinaigrette & Maldon salt.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Linguine with swordfish puttanesca. Extremely fresh fish and tomatoes from the garden.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Friday night fridge scrounge yielded something resembling pasta carbonara. Pancetta, garlic, red onion, black pepper, with frothed egg & a touch of cream to hold it together. Plenty if Romano & a fried egg on top.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Very nice looking. Olive oil drizzle?

Sep 12, 2014
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Sort of a French colonial theme tonite. Southeast Asian pork tenderloin with a ratatouille timbale. Both amplified by generouse use of Vietnamese chiles. Tickled the innards.

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

John Paul I, 1978. Lasted about a month and they had to do it all over. Hence the headline from the legendary Not the New York Times strike paper.

Sep 10, 2014
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

But not at the college of cardinals....

Sep 10, 2014
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Sort of. But more important.

"Pope Dies Again -- Cardinals Return From Airport"

Sep 10, 2014
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

A little midweek indulgence while waiting for the smoke to come out of a certain chimney. Strip steak sousvide & seared with duck fat hash browns. Preceded by a Caesar; accompanied by Bordeaux.

Use red or white wine for braising veal stew Osso bucco-style?

Traditionally white, though red might be an interesting change. Might be a little overpowering for veal.

Sep 09, 2014
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Looks lovely. Sort of masculine.

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Ultimate simple Monday nite dinner out of the icebox -- haddock sauté Meunière, lemon & parsley beurre blanc & jasmine rice. A very nice piece of fish.

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Spit-roast chicken. Preceded by yet another arugula & goat cheese salad & accompanied by corn. Over & out.

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Had the great good fortune of getting a call from some old friends who were in the vicinity around dinner time. Fortunately had sufficient fresh haddock to stretch into dinner for a group. Arugula with lemon vinaigrette with toasted walnuts & goat cheese followed by haddock sauté meunière with a shrimp & mushroom cream sauce. Basically pompano en papilllote done with haddock and minus the papilllote. Big hit.

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Ice for the knee, not the glass.

Sep 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Welcome back. Hope the mechanics did their work well and you're full speed soon. And ice is your best friend.

Sep 06, 2014
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Will duck wings be as tasty as chicken wings?

Duck wings have almost no meat on them and what's there is very tough. They're very good for stock but not much else.

Sep 05, 2014
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What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Cheap but good Bordeaux Superieur. 2010 I believe -- great value.

Sep 05, 2014
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What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Working thru an abundance of arugula. Seared lamb loin on arugula with a lemon vinaigrette, Maldon salt and garlic & shallot crunchies

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

They taste good too.

Sep 05, 2014
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What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Kartoffel, kartoffel, kartoffel...

Sep 05, 2014
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Keeping ravioli fresh before dinner

Dust them well with corn flour, cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate. Uncooked.

Sep 05, 2014
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition! [through Sept 3, 2014]

And I used to sing at Carnegie Hall

Sep 04, 2014
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What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

What exactly makes it feminine -- the fried egg surrounded by things that swim?

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Visit Boulangerie Poilane on rue Cherche-Midi. Legendary bakery; I used to work there

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Cold pizza among them