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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I just looked into Vietnamese caramel sauce for pork, which i'm going to try soon. can't imagine it with shrimp, somehow.... let us know how it works out, or have you already tried it?

6 minutes ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

mmmmmmm - duck banh mi!!

about 1 hour ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

my favorite is grilled pork banh mi. been too long, will have to make again soon....

about 3 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

poked the SLBL thighs with a fork a bunch of times, marinated overnight in fresh lemon juice, granulated garlic, chopped fresh oregano. drained, pan fried (just a little Pam olive oil spray) until good and browned, then stuck under the broiler for a few mins. since they're boneless, they didn't need a turn in the oven. squeeze of lemon on serving.

thanks! they were indeed.

about 3 hours ago
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mmmmm I love the fennel and pork combo!
lucky friends.

about 3 hours ago
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wow, that's ambitious - well, most dessert/baking endeavors sound ambitious to me!

looks marvelous tho... even to a non-sweets person.

good luck! i'm sure the libations will help.

about 16 hours ago
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what a great welcome home dinner.

and of course your boy "got it" - how could he not. he's gotten his culinary and cultural chops down good. good for him.

about 16 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

lemony oregano chicken turned out really well. with nice crispy bits, even without skin. i also made a cheater Realtor’s dressing (no buttermilk - used mayo, sour cream, a little milk) with fresh oregano, some parsley we had drying, granulated garlic, and finely minced scallion, for a salad of butter lettuce, cuke ribbons, and shallots. pearl barley salad had marinated for a couple days and was nice and flavorful, albeit a tad mushier than i’d like. the one site i looked at for cooking time had me use 5 c water to 1 c barley, and that’s just too much.

after dinner i dredged some short ribs in seasoned flour, seared in bacon fat, removed from pan, sauteed chopped onions in the fat, added smashed garlic, fresh thyme, s&p, Hungarian paprika, and then poured all that into the slow cooker, added a can of squished-up plum tomatoes and their juice, 2 cans water, tbs. of beef BTB, 2 cups Russian River pinot noir, 2 chopped carrots and some chopped parsley. added the short ribs, made sure they were covered, and turned it on low. they’ll cook all night. and voila - tomorrow night’s dinner, she is a-ready. i’m hoping to get a head of cauli for faux mashed potatoes.

about 17 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

hi there, sbp, welcome to WFD.
adding more Szechuan peppercorns - sounds like my kinda prep.

about 20 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

I had it at Southpaw, on Mission btw 17th and 18th. again, BBQ was blah, but that drink was perfect. except I wish they wouldn't serve them in the cutesy mason jars.

about 20 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

BL/SL chicken thighs were forked and have been marinating since last night in fresh lemon juice, granulated garlic, and fresh minced oregano. they'll be drained, pan fried, then into the oven to finish/under the broiler to char. yum.

Sunday I made a greek-ish pearl barley salad which will go on the side, plus a regular green salad.

I am hoping my cell phone has dried and recovered from its most recent unfortunate contretemps (don't ask) so I can take pics. I'm jonesing.

about 20 hours ago
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welcome AmandaBean! it sounds like a total comfort dinner.

about 20 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

that sounds DIVINE.
I totally would add a little cheese.

about 21 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

welcome, bustling!

about 21 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

i'm the same.
Plus, I've had the Zuni version, at Zuni, and it's not my favorite. it was good, but Range's, in the Mission, is better, in my humble opinion.

about 21 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

just had to chime in here, since it made the rounds here on WFD. not WFD for me, but WFL - here in SF, in the financial district, I just saw for the first time a Halal cart! Chicken over rice! Lamb over rice! Combo over rice!
Hot sauce - REALLY hot! White sauce! I got the combo and ran back to my office. Gulped down a quarter of it and then decided to put the brakes on and leave some for the BF (he can eat around the lamb). my cell phone is out of use so no pic, but this seems like the real deal. my eyes are watering and mouth is on fire. i meant to ask them if they were from NY.... soooooo good....

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2013...

ok, so ex-pat NYers don't love it. but I did:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/919128

1 day ago
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remember the fish-hating BF?

1 day ago
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Keller's is my favorite.

1 day ago
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those are gorgeous.

1 day ago
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love it. i'm assuming you stuck your tongue out at all of us too.

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YUUU-UUUM!!!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

like it!

1 day ago
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dayuuuum.... i want catfish now...

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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

so glad you'll have your boy back with you for a while, i can't imagine how happy a home-coming that will be. enjoy! and we'd love to hear how he enjoyed his culinary adventures!

2 days ago
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[Venice] Alle Testiere

thanks very much - lunch is a good idea.

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

you know, I didn't even think about that...

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

congrats you two! enjoy the hell out of it.
and great about his Dudeness!

Jul 21, 2014
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[Venice] Alle Testiere

Harters - bumping this because i'm heading to Venice in September, and i've been hearing a lot about this place. their website doesn't give much info - links didn't work to menus, or reservations.... i plan to be a seafood eating machine on this trip!

but anyway, it's good to hear a good word from someone i "know" and respect....

Jul 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

i actually love the idea of goat cheese with the sausage - really piqued my interest.

glad you had a fun weekend, LW!

Jul 20, 2014
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thanks!

Jul 20, 2014
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