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Good Fish for Fish Hater

My wife was a fish hater when I met her. Started her off on poached white fishes. Now she is a fish lover and it is her protein of choice. Haven't done poached fish in ages but it was the right move at the time.

about 15 hours ago
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

syrian apricot paste

Lovely book. I grew up eating these dishes and still make them today

2 days ago
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USDA introduces new maple syrup grading system

It's about time!

All those times I bought grade A thinking it was the best until I learned better

Feb 27, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

A rant on pickles

Oh that was funny. Thanks

Feb 27, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

How long will you stand in line for food?

Franklin BBQ is a good example. With all the excellent BBQ in Austin is Franklin really that much better? Many in Austin and Texas think not

It's got the hype for sure and it's crazy what people will stand in line for. A Pink's hot dog, really? Doesn't have to be that special or Chow worthy for People to stand in line. Voodoo donuts is another one I don't get

Feb 27, 2015
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Breakfast Potatoes: Home Fries versus Hash Browns | Epicurious.com

My mother like her mother before her did a lot of cutting in hand. Did use a cutting board for some things but the knife was most likely a Rada stainless

Feb 25, 2015
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Before I complain to the grocery store about the chicken...

Rule of thumb. Food is done when it's done. It's not the grocers fault

Feb 25, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

How many at home dishes have you truly mastered?

Agreed. Master of nothing but can cook and don't follow recipes

Feb 25, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

How to Remove Aluminum from Bottom of Oven

Yes but still had to scrub

Feb 25, 2015
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What to do with Gosling's 151 Rum?

No but you will be pouring another and not worrying about it

Feb 25, 2015
scubadoo97 in Spirits

How to avoid a "livery" flavor in ground beef ?

Flatiron or upper blade is not close to the liver and filet can sometimes taste livery and it certainly is not close to the liver

Feb 25, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Sous Vide pork roast+ potatoes - when to add

Correct. Vegetables are often cooked at around 190.
I cooked mini potatoes SV for a potato salad. Did them at 190 and it took a good while before they got tender. At least an hour

Feb 25, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Un-impressed with Vitamix

You would think super sharp blades would chip and dull when used in a blender. The Vitamix blades are not particularly sharp and the BlendTec blades are absolutely blunt

Feb 25, 2015
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Un-impressed with Vitamix

This isn't just any plastic. It's polycarbonate. Bullet proof high impact plastic

Feb 24, 2015
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Tipping on self serve? Really?

But aren't these people hired to do a job in a friendly helpful manner? Do you think management would be happy to know they are paying none caring robots in automation mode?

Feb 24, 2015
scubadoo97 in Not About Food

Breakfast Potatoes: Home Fries versus Hash Browns | Epicurious.com

Like this?

Feb 24, 2015
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To those with a sous vide

Bummer!!!

Feb 24, 2015
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Breakfast Potatoes: Home Fries versus Hash Browns | Epicurious.com

Potatoes and eggs are a fav in my kitchen

Feb 23, 2015
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Tipping on self serve? Really?

I thought you did those things because IT'S YOUR JOB!

any ideas for smoking something new/unusual?

I smoked lamb ribs today
Fatty as hell but tasty

Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

Feb 21, 2015
scubadoo97 in Cookware

How long will you stand in line for food?

I've heard the wait is longer than 2 hrs. You can avoid the wait if you order 5 lbs or more.

Me, I don't wait in line for food if I can help it. My biggest pet peive is waiting in line at a brunch restaurant. It's eggs and toast for goodness sakes

Feb 21, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

What is a Covina Fish?

I my limited experience, I've only had it a couple time sourced from Costco. Flacky white fish but not large flakes like grouper. It almost had a crab like texture. Like leg meat.

It was different than I had anticipated from seeing it raw. I need to try more of it from more sources. I liked it

Feb 21, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs. Not the same?

The Crutch works. After you've given it smoke it doesn't matter if it finishes in the smoker or an oven.

Things to do with tiny salty shrimp

Use tem like a seasoning. They are good in Pad Thai

Feb 21, 2015
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #15 – Finale - 02/11/15 (spoilers)

That would be my guess

Feb 20, 2015
scubadoo97 in Food Media & News

Flavorless chicken breasts

Try injecting the brine with a small gauge needle in different areas of the breast and letting it sit overnight to disperse in the muscle

Feb 19, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

My Baratza would be, but is priced too high for grinding pepper. You could go from pepper dust to a chunky grind every easily.

Feb 19, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

The grinder on the magnum looks very much the same as my Baratza burr coffee grinder

Feb 19, 2015
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Ricard challenges meaning of ‘craft’ re: whisk(e)y

I too question the meaning of craft whiskey when in reality it's often bulk Indiana whiskey with a "craft" label and a story to go with it

Feb 18, 2015
scubadoo97 in Spirits