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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition

Chorizo and Mussels, as promised, with toasty ciabatta to soak up all the delish paprika-scented juices. Yum. Even the BF loved it. alongside i served some charcuteria (fennel salami, jamon serrano, chorizo cantimpalo) to ensure he got his allotment of meat for the evening. also, a simple salad of butter lettuce, heirloom tomato (meh), basil, Spanish extra virgin olive oil, vinagre de Jerez, and Maldon salt.

even tho this was a particularly Spanish-type meal, i've got Venice on the brain. just reserved our apartment and bought tix for the Biennale!

Now to go check out that super moon, if we can....

about 21 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition

just woke up.... sounds promising!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition

bien sur.
i'm still around until early sept!

1 day ago
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What is this sauce called?

youth. so impractical.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition

welcome, candy!

1 day ago
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What is this sauce called?

sartorial elegance is exactly my vision of you, Mr. H. stained or unstained.

2 days ago
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What is this sauce called?

balsamic and olive oil? where you just put a bit of both in a dish and dip bread in?

ETA - Sorry, on my phone and didn't immediately see other responses.

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition

dinner out last night - oyster and porky things and planning the euro adventure with my seester. out tonight with the bf - mexican, too much chips and salsa before but good. i'd planned on making spanish chorizo and egg tacos first before we decided to go out. not feeling taco-like dinner twice in a row, so I'm thinking chorizo mussels for sat. night... bf doesn't love but will tolerate and I know once he has them, he'll like them. happy weekend!

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

big phew! happy for you and the man. now go enjoy!

Jul 11, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

so hungry now...

Jul 11, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

I've done thighs with lemon too. they can take it.

Jul 10, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Chimichurried chicken thighs, prepared as noted earlier. You know, people often say don't let chicken marinade too long in something acidic, but i find thighs hold up perfectly well. 9 hours in the chimichurri sauce, which is made with red wine vinegar - great texture, but more importantly great flavor throughout (i forked the thighs all over this a.m.)

on the side was couscous made with thyme, fresh corn and scallions sauteed in butter, some cayenne, and crumbled blue cheese on plating, and tomato wedges. mixed with the chicken juices, the couscous was heavenly!

salad of red leaf lettuce, mint, shallot, toasted pine nuts and a pomegranate vinaigrette.

Jul 09, 2014
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ah - the woman's touch. prettier than our sushi dinner in S.M.? did it taste as good?

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

thanks! it was a bit over two weeks, then they put it in, then it stopped working the next day! then it worked for one day, then stopped again. they finally fixed it - supposedly just plugged in improperly (but nothing we could have done ourselves). too bad it's the same cheapo model we had last time, but glad to have it back - and new is new.

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

I think you have "greens" on the brain... (:
hee hee...
then again, it's all "Greek" to me.

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

bone-in/skin-on chicken thighs are now marinating in the rest of the chimichurri I made the other night for the steak. they'll be seared in the CI pan and then into the oven (finally got our new one) to finish. maybe a couple minutes under the broiler to char. i'm thinking some kind of taters will go with that. maybe.

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

welcome, Ruthie! I visited Montreal about 11 years ago, sadly, too short a time.
keep posting your Montreal favorites!

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

lovely again. hopefully eaten on that porch!

Jul 08, 2014
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insanely bad pic - the steam wouldn't stop! leftover duck breast was diced and made into hash - diced potatoes fried in duck fat, with the addition of garlic, onion, scallions, and parsley. oh, and a half a jalapeno which added nothing. the whole thing was very delish and homey, tho afterward I thought it could have used some thyme. poached egg on top.

Jul 08, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

that salad sounds amazing!

Jul 08, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

very sorry about your buddy, EIP. it's awful to watch them go through any kind of discomfort.

your meal sounds lovely, as usual.

Jul 07, 2014
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What's for Dinner #310 - The Yankee Doodle Dandy 4th of July Edition! [through July 6, 2014]

haha! nonsense. but thank you.

Jul 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

lazy, lazy day. the bf did his crazy thing with the steaks - indoor grilling! before anyone calls the FD on us, there were no actual flames. and no one died. he took a big pan of coals (actually, mesquite), then individually lit them on the gas burner, until they were all glowing. he let them get hot, and then plopped the steaks over a grill he'd laid on top of the pan. steaks were done in less than 8 minutes. lovely smokiness, minimal amount of smoke in the apt. (tho we did have fans on and windows open). the biggest downside is ashes get everywhere in the kitchen, but he's on clean-up duty (his odd rules - he who cooks, cleans up their own mess!) he also made fries (deep-fried idahos), and a delicious salad of red leaf, shallots, cabbage, tomatoes, and blue cheese in a vinaigrette. my only contribution was a chimichurri-like sauce which was a bit too watery but tasted like the real deal. went really well on the fries, too.

so sad the long weekend is over....

Jul 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

yah know, my roots are from the lands of empanadas, but i've always found them to be a titch dry. i think they always need a sauce. but i've never herd of pulled-pork ones - fusiony!

Jul 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

yes, welcome, sue, with that summer-evocative post. lovely.

Jul 06, 2014
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those scallops are gorgeous! i can see i've never gotten them brown enough.

love the rib-eye-loving baby!

Jul 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

thank you, sweetie!

Jul 06, 2014
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Venice: Alle Testiere and Antiche Carampane price update?

ohhhh i loved Alla Madonna...

thanks for the recc of All'Arco.

Jul 06, 2014
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Mostly meat in Venice -trip report

thanks for this, we will be in Venice in September. i'm glad you talked about places that have fish as well as meat, too.

Jul 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

ribeyes are air drying in the fridge. and there will be duck-fat-fried taters, for sure. and probably a simple red-leaf lettuce salad.

Jul 06, 2014
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