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Turkey Gravy... long form

That is inspiring, cheers!

1 day ago
Jimisi in Home Cooking

pork loin roast

Some good ideas here.

TJs has had some lovely variegated carrots (purple, white, orange). I'd roast or steam, then add butter and dill. Second choice, broccoli with garlic.

Oct 18, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Those are them. Sometimes they're a bit hidden by other piles and you need to dig a bit, or ask an employee if they're in stock. They're always glad to help. Of course, every store is different.

Guess I stand corrected on the price. 8:99/lb yesterday in WA.

Those wild blue shrimp come and go too, pretty good.

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Just bought some at TJs yesterday. It did seem the price is a little higher.

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Will give it a go, ns1. I suspect that the open air beachside place's grilling technique played as big a part as freshness in their quality, but fer sure worth a try. Cheers!

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Wow, thank you.

On a side note, the best shrimp I've ever had were fresh from the Sea of Cortez. Have looked online to buy frozen ones in vain. Argentines do as a decent alternative, although a little different, the flavor is good.

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics
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Vanilla extract vs vanilla powder, white vs dark

I bought some vanilla powder awhile ago. On the bottle it says to use an equal amount as extract in a recipe. I'm guessing there's not TOO much difference.

Oct 12, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trouble with Avocado oil mayo

It's probably the oil. I use peanut oil, and the mayo always keeps well. I also use one whole egg, doubt that's it.

Oct 10, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

braised lamb shanks, including braised lamb shank one pot meal ideas....

Your first link looks too complicated for me, but the risotto sounds awfully good! I may have to try it.

I used to do shanks in the crockpot with the following easy method, but stew meat is even easier, so that's what I do lately (adding stew veg).

Mirepoix + garlic, chopped or sliced first. Add meat. Mix 1 c tomato sauce, 1/2 c red wine, 1.5 t salt, .25 t pepper, sprig thyme + 2 bay leaves, and pour over. A couple anchovies or bit of paste works well, also. Low for 8-10, high 4-6.

Oct 07, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking
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Anchovy Paste: advise, please

Yes to all those. I put some in a lamb stew once, and it really enhanced the flavors.

Oct 06, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Ideas for super healthy food...

Your op title asked for "super healthy food" with little detail, so please do elaborate, if you like.

Oct 05, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Homemade Mayonnaise

I use peanut oil for my mayo, which is much like many of the recipes here. The main reason I do so, other than it tasting better, is to avoid unhealthy canola, corn, or soybean oils.

Sep 22, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

That sounds brilliant. I've got a lot of eggs and am trying this for breakfast tomorrow, well except for the beer.

Sep 12, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Fresh Strawberries in glass jars - two weeks and still perfect

I will experiment with some fresh berries, 'tis the season, yay! Thanks for posting.

Jun 14, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Dried Beef

Hormel and Armour aren't the real thing. Neither is Stouffer's, at least anymore. They are chopped and formed faux dried beef. As far as I know, the real thin-sliced dried beef product is only found around PA, which is my home region. I've relocated to the West coast, so when I wanted to make this feature of my youth, I had to go home to get it, or have family ship some. The brand from my area is Knauss.

OP: Nope, it won't spoil in a day. Enjoy the trip.

May 14, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

When only SALT will do?

Cheers, Fydeaux!

May 01, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

When only SALT will do?

Oh my, please tell us more. Sounds like a perfect combo of salt, chicken umami, and crunch.

Apr 30, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

When only SALT will do?

Smoked salmon, olives, cheese, hot chicken bouillon.

Apr 28, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Three Highly Recommended Dishes at Spinasse

Thank you for the motivating report. I've wanted to visit Spinasse for some time, and will make the effort soon.

Apr 10, 2013
Jimisi in Greater Seattle

What's good in Kitsap?

Hi Tom,

I remember your posts from a long time ago. There is a newer Kitsap thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/837242
This one is old and very long. Please feel free to give the other a bump with any new thoughts. I hope to try your reco in Poulsbo. IMO, Green Garden has nice soup, but I haven't been as impressed with a couple other menu items. YMMV. I do want to try the banh mi as well.

Thanks!

Apr 09, 2013
Jimisi in Pacific Northwest

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Thanks and printed and planned. Yay for low tech kitchen chemicals. I love experiments.

Mar 15, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

I'm sorry too, wasn't laughing at you. Blessings to you and yr mom.

Mar 14, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Soup kitchen challenge! Whole boneless pork loins

Pork loin is really easy. How wonderful that you could make such an inexpensive, yet festive meal for your guests. Bless your heart for your work.

Mar 12, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Thanks Matt, I really want to try this. Does it turn out like frozen varieties?

Trying several recipes sounds like fun. Thanks to the OP for a great idea. I found a recipe that layers pasta with sharp cheddar, s & p and tomato juice then bake. Surprisingly good.

Mar 11, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

LOL

Mar 11, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Soup kitchen challenge! Whole boneless pork loins

If you have leftovers, I can recommend a soup I've made, almost like minestrone. Chicken broth, onion, garlic, rosemary, chopped tomato, potatoes, and pork, white beans and greens like kale optional. Very filling.

Mar 11, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

How do you get the fine cooked ground beef texture?

Use a deep skillet and a stick blender.

Feb 01, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Do you own a fondue pot? And what's in it?

I don't, but I remember this one thing that my mom did when I was a kid and we'd have some family or someone over. She had marinated small chunks of beef and veggies in something like vinaigrette and we'd skewer them and cook them in simmering oil in the pot. I remember it as good and fun for us kids. Sorry it's not more specific.

Jan 29, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

New Soup Thread for 2012...

I was intrigued by this soup last week, essentially similar to an Egg Drop, but with pork. Bought pork to make dumplings as well, so gave it a try.
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

We all liked it, great flavors. We agreed it would be better without the pork, instead I would add scallions and chopped water chestnuts. Very simple and comforting.

Jan 17, 2013
Jimisi in Home Cooking

New, from Jack In The Box!

While I don't know when it was put on the menu, it was new to me today, so I gave it a try. Sourdough cheesesteak melt. Steak, cheese, onions peppers, and I think mayo or some such. Ordered w/o sauce. It was pretty vile. Chewy meat and so greasy. I also realized that the sourdough "buns" are kinda disgusting. I also think they've gone downhill seriously in the ten or so years since I moved out west. I used to get their breakfast sammies and occasional cheeseburger then and I remember them as decent for fast food. The cartons of oj have shrunk and don't taste very good. Guess I'm done with them.

Jan 15, 2013
Jimisi in Chains