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Foodies BS Thread.

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by T4RFTMFW, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    Good lookin' stir fry Xaks! :cool:

    I like the broccoli stems too! Even better when you peel them. :)
     
  2. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    So I made homemade caviar out of paddlefish roe today. Pretty nuts. I guess paddlefish roe is legit caviar material that goes for big bucks, but you can't sell it. Anyway, I have a quart jar full of it, because that's how I roll, lol.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    Thank you, sir!

    I dunno if it actually qualifies as a stir fry per se, but the broth reduction and cornstarch slurry made a nice, clingy sauce base with a bit of kick thanks to the crushed pepper flakes. Really went well with the rice.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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  5. Apr 12, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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    Just out of curiousity, having never even tried caviar...

    ...

    why can't you sell it? is it one of those "like weed" laws that make no logical or scientific sense?
     
  6. Apr 12, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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    It's a gamefish. You can't sell game, at least in MO. Have to go get it yourself. :)
     
  7. Apr 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    But...but...but...

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    IT ISN'T GAMEFISH. Its like saying you can't sell milk because cows aren't kosher , or some other bullshit I can't think of at the moment. You aren't selling game fish, you're looking at a separate by-product.

    Shit like this is why I hate people and localized governments :p
     
  8. Apr 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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    I dunno man. All I know is that it goes for about 40 bucks an ounce and I have about 2 pounds of it in my fridge right now - lol.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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    So, I'm doing a bunch of reading last night about Sous Vide cooking and how it has made professional level kitchens hell easier and more efficient, plus a lot less wasteful.

    Since I am insane and a great example of why you shouldn't give some people free time and an internet connection, I of course jumped immediately to "What the hell, I gotta try this!"

    But, I'm also a kinda cheap bastard, and my wife will pinch a penny 'till it screams. There's absolutely zero possibility of spending $200-1000 on a pro-level recirculating unit.

    Thus:

    Assemble the hardware for the initial experiment:
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    Heat three gallons of water, dump into cooler, insert remote probe thermometer, and sit around playing Civ 5 for a couple hours and monitor the temperature falloff at intervals:
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    Since the baseline test worked well, and since more mass of water to fill the cooler will cool even slower, let's crank this puppy up and see what happens!

    Grab a nice sized pork tenderloin:
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    Pat it dry, season it well with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and italian spice mix:

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    Heat 5 gallons of water to around 158 degrees, dunk into the beer cooler...now slap the pork into a gallon ziploc freezer bag and dunk it into said water. Replace thermometer and cover the probe line with a towel so the cat doesn't eat it.

    The cat, in less than two minutes, investigates a warm something new in the house and promptly falls asleep on it.

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    *fast forward three hours*

    'Borrow' a gallon of the cooking water...it's already hot, and we're almost done...and use it to cook taters for homemade mashed.

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    I evacuated the roast (kinda wierd looking) from the bath...

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    ...and I had a NASA-hot pan ready and waiting for a sear to brown it up, where I found problem #1: The body of the roast had set in cooking in near weightlessness, so it was pretty *round*. There wasn't much on some sides TO sear, as it wouldn't contact the pan!

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    So, my next try, I'll try searing first maybe. We'll see how well the crust holds out through the sealed bag cooking.

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    Said and done, it does LOOK kinda neat, ready to carve:

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    So, plated, here we ended up with, a beer cooler cooked dinner!

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    The wife and yout couldn't tell the difference between this and the crock pot version, which is a compliment I think. It was very juicy, but a little....not tough, but slightly almost ...rubbery? Even in the crock it'll stay hotter longer and break down the meat more. This, at the lowest cooked temp for a short time, was very firm. Needed a knife to cut.

    Still darn tasty, and not bad for an out of left field dinner experiment. Not sure if this is something I'd do much of at home seeing I don't cook for a lot of people , but I can really see how this would make a restaurant kitchen easier.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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    Way to try something new Xaks! :cool:

    Salad for lunch today.

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    My uncle did something like this... but with corn on the cob... took a large cooler and added boiling water then the corn and let it sit with the lid closed of course for a few hours... I wasn't at this party but heard it was the best corn they have ever had!!!
     
  12. Apr 14, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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    So Sat night I finally tried cooking the pork chops with apples and onions... here are some pics....

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    I used a little to much apple juice when deglazing... but it tasted good... I should have let the pork chops simmer longer cause they were a little tuff... but I was rushing to cook it for my lunch on sunday and go to bed lol...

    Here is a little thing I saw, thought I would share.
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    Now thats a salad!! :hungry:
     
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    Thanks! Crab cakes on the menu for dinner! :)
     
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    I see your salad and raise you a salad :hungry:
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    :laugh: I always think of Elaine and her big salads whenever I'm making one for myself.
     
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    on another note....THESE ARE AWESOME!!!! :angrygirl: I especially love the blueberry ones
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  19. Apr 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    I can't NOT think about it! :)
     
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    Crab cakes!

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