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Healthy, filling soups/stews for repeat lunches

Haven't tried this veg chili, but it sounds versatile.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

Mar 19, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

I've tried it in a quick-fix chicken soup with boxed broth and fresh veggies. Tasty and the texture is better than their frozen grilled strips, which were tough.

Mar 19, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Is there a "quick" bolognese sauce?

That sounds great, thanks!

Mar 19, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Bought too much deli roast beef. How should I use it up tonight?

I'd chop it up and make a quick vegetable beef soup with boxed broth, veg & spices of choice, and maybe quick-cooking barley. TJs sells small bags of it, very handy.

Mar 18, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Hey, sorry I didn't see this until now, spam filter strikes. The title is Charleston Receipts Repeats, compiled by the local Junior League. It's a good one.

Mar 18, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

How to use up a cup of lemon basil syrup ?

That's not much, store in fridge for lemonades.

Mar 17, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

I know it's a "Finds" thread, but I feel like a bit of community service. A NAY for the prepared lamb stew. It was gross, fatty and bland. Did not refund as we ended up eating it anyway.

Mar 17, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trying to duplicate take-out lo mein

Great topic, RMJ. I'd also like to try it at home. Thought I was going to have to order the noodles online, but I found them at Cost Plus World Market. They are yellow dry wheat noodles, not rice which is all the grocery stores carry. Now all I need is the flavoring, can't be called a sauce, really. My local makes pretty good ones, we like them with bbq pork and chewy fried tofu w/ the veg best. They are oily, so I request easy on oil. I do think the wok plays a part, but it may be fun to try anyway.

EDIT: Had to read the whole thread, lol. Thanks for the update, and if you scroll up, I think OldTimer in 2008 had my ideal about right. I'm going to combine your methods and try.

Mar 12, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

OK, here goes a long post, apologies. As I mentioned, I think smaller shrimp would typically be used in such a dish. If using your jumbos, I'd cut them in halves or even quarters.

Shrimp is very common in SC, my cookbook has tens of recipes for casseroles and saucy preparations, which I think are also more suited for smaller shrimps.

Another poster mentioned stuffing them, which I think a fine idea and would be most impressive for company. There's a recipe for such in my book, let me know if interested. Basic crabmeat stuffing, fwiw.

NOW, pickled or marinated - no less than three in the book. Each one says to marinate cooked shrimp overnight, then serve with toothpicks. This must be VERY IMPORTANT, lol. I'll list ingredients for each. Hope this is useful, letsindulge.

1. 1 lb shrimp, 3 lg bermuda onions & 3 green peppers sliced rings, 1 16 oz bottle Catalina dressing, 16 oz vinegar, shake to mix occasionally.

2. 3 lb shrimp, 1 lg onion & 1 green pepper sliced thin, 1 c veg oil, 2 c ketchup, 1 c vinegar, 2 T sugar, 2 T prepared mustard, 2 T W sauce, 1 t salt, 1/2 t pepper, 2 dash Tabasco, garlic powder to taste.

3. 2 lb shrimp, 2/3 c oil, 1/2 c tarragon vinegar, 1/4 c chopped parsley, 1 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t pepper, dash Tabasco. Layer shrimp w/ 2 onions & 2 lemons sliced very thin, and 2 T capers w/ liquid.

Mar 12, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

I just got some, they're not bad, but pretty sugary. Interesting about the rehydrating.

Mar 11, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

I make pizzas with them. Quick and cheap.

Mar 11, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

I had to try these, but didn't like them as much as the regular ones. The gummy part was too thick and chewy to me.

Mar 11, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

That sounds worth a try. I first encountered pickled shrimp years ago down south. They included thin sliced onions and peppers and a sort of sweet-sour dressing reminiscent of Catalina style, if that makes sense. I have a cookbook from Charleston SC that I believe has a couple variations on this, will post later if I can find anything of interest. I do think the smaller sized ones, as noted in your link would be better for such a purpose. That's not a bad price!

Mar 10, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Let us know what you choose! They do look amazing. I'm wondering if you noticed the country of origin, if so, thanks. Might have to get over to see if my store has them.

Mar 10, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

I've honestly never made the mint sauce, which I'm sure gilds the lily. Also, when I made this, I halved the cayenne for the younger set. Still great, but want to try it with the full amount for the record. It seems to me that any sauce of choice would be nice, or none. As angelsmom said, the sweet+hot flavors really suit shrimp.

Mar 10, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Help me out my people!!! What to do with 1.5# of ginormous wild U15's

Maybe too late, but this is a good one.

GRILLED SWEET-AND-SPICY SHRIMP WITH MINT DIPPING SAUCE
You can view the complete recipe online at: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined
2 cups (packed) fresh mint leaves
Metal skewers
Mix brown sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon peel, cayenne pepper, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Let marinate 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, place mint, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 cup oil in processor. Blend until mint is finely chopped and mixture is smooth, scraping down sides occasionally. Season mint dipping sauce with salt.
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with mint dipping sauce.
Bon Appétit
July 2003

Mar 09, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Recommendation for 30" residential gas range?

I have an electric smooth top range which replaced my vintage GE that kicked the bucket. Gas was not an option for us. After much shopping, I chose the GE Cafe 30" range. It looks great, very sturdy, and performs well. Think I paid ~ $2K and got a discount for an invisible dent on Ebay.

Mar 07, 2015
Jimisi in Cookware

Stock question--need answer fast-ish

Perfect solution.

Mar 05, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Hot mustard for corned beef and cabbage

Sounds great, thanks!

Mar 05, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Breakfast Idea

Standard muffin tin is too small. When I want a mcmuffin, I use a glass or ceramic dish near muffin diameter, stir a bit, nuke for about a minute. That could work using your sautéed veg mixed with a well-scrambled egg. If you wanted to have them often, you could cook more veg and have the leftovers in the frig for a very quick healthy meal.

Mar 01, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Breakfast Burritos

I'm kinda mystified by the love for the originals. The only thing remarkable about them would seem to be the convenience. As I pointed out before, they're easy enough to make. On a related tangent, I recently sampled organic frozen hash browns at Costco, and immediately bought some, box of six bags. They're already seasoned and delicious. My DD gave them high praise, said she'd eat them without ketchup. :)

Feb 27, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Newburg Sauce

Nope, not the classic recipe at all. I don't do seafood with cheese generally, can think of maybe two exceptions.

Feb 23, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I think I must finally Nay the Pajeon. They're just too oily, although the flavor is good. I tried baking longer to get them crispy, but then they were like a crispy sponge, lol.

Feb 19, 2015
Jimisi in Chains
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Help doctoring "crab casserole" leftovers

I have a recipe for something called crab corners, basically your dip with added sautéed chopped green onion and pimiento for color. Toast English muffin halves, top moderately with the mix and broil til hot. You can also top and then score them in quarters and freeze in a bag to break up and broil when you want. Great snacks or appetizers.

Frozen Dinners aka TV Dinners: Why are they so Popular?

Wow, that's awesome.

Feb 17, 2015
Jimisi in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

That sounds good, going on the list!

Feb 16, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Yes, they are good, but pretty greasy!

Feb 09, 2015
Jimisi in Chains
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Need Ideas for My Menu for Two

I'm not the op, but thank you for Kafka's recipe, it sounds like we'd love it.

Feb 09, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

ISO, Boneless Pork Loin Recipes

Chile verde or posole.

Just saw this elsewhere; "a quick brown and twenty minutes in the oven with apple compote", sounds interesting.

Feb 09, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

What to do with huge bag of frozen tiny shrimp?

Mexican shrimp cocktail with avocado, white onion, and lime instead of lemon.

My grandma used to make egg and shrimp salad for sandwiches.