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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Sep 23, 2013 15:58

Tonight I won't get in til about 9. I am likely to east veggiemince and gravy and fuck all else.

That's livin'.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by humblebee » Tue Sep 24, 2013 09:45

Made a bramble and apple pie last night, with brambles we picked here in Sheffield on Sunday. Champion.

(Dialect note: Grimbarian speakers typically use 'bramble' to mean the fruit, not just the blackberry bush.)

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:09

I think we're going to make crumble this weekend!

On Sunday we went for a walk through Highbury Park & Canon Hill Park. I took advantage of the abundance of berries. I didn't take any home, I just snacked as i walked. Maybe I'll go picking properly at the weekend. If I could be arsed I'd get out there this week and collect enough to make BOOZE.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by humblebee » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:25

It's the year when our plum tree fruits (it seems to go in alternate years) so I'm well gonna have a go at making plum vodka.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Sep 24, 2013 13:35

I had plum jerkum once. It was TART.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by islandhopper » Tue Sep 24, 2013 13:42

humblebee wrote:

(Dialect note: Grimbarian speakers typically use 'bramble' to mean the fruit, not just the blackberry bush.)
I thought everyone did! We certainly do in Scotland as well.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:20

Sorry veggies. I had a brilliant roast dinner yesterday thanks to the amazing brisket of beef we bought at a food market in the morning.

Here's what we did.

1. Pounded thyme, garlic, salt, pepper into a mush then mixed with olive oil which I rubbed all over the meat. Stuffed a few cloves of garlic and thyme into the middle of the rolled joint too.
2. Lay it on a bed of thickly chopped onion and carrot and whole garlic cloves then stuck it in the oven on 200°C for 30 minutes.
3. Added a big glug of port and a pint of beef stock. Covered it all with foil and lowered the oven to 140°C for 3 hours.
4. Took the veggies out (which we served at the end), removed the oil and cooked for 40 mins on 180°C along with the roast potatoes and parsnips.
5. Took the beef out and let it rest for 15 minutes whilst I thickened the gravy/sauce by adding a cornflour paste to the meat juices and heating through on the hob.

It was absolutely stunning, relatively easy and just fell away when I carved it. The whole meal felt like about 8,000 calories though. We've probably 70% of the whole joint left too which I'm going to use in a curry later this week.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Sylvie » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:51

Pancakes!!!!

I always use Delia Smith's recipe because I've got my mum's books from the 1970s. We're going to have some savoury ones first made with 1/2 buckwheat flour, 1/2 plain flour. I also have a 1kg jar of Nutella to open...
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by humblebee » Wed Mar 11, 2015 19:06

Wahey, just made veggie fish, chips and mushy peas with deep-fried battered halloumi AND made my own tartar sauce! I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD!

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Wed Jul 15, 2015 18:46

Tonight I made shukshaka, a dish popular in Israel but eaten throughout the Middle East. It goes a little something like this:

Heat some oil in a pan. Put some diced onions and peppers and some minced garlic in it until the first two go soft and it starts smelling nice.
Put some chopped tomatoes and tomato paste in, stir it
Add cumin and paprika and some chillies (I used cayenne but whatever floats yr boat)
Let the sauce reduce a bit
Crack some eggs over the rest of the mixture, spacing them out evenly
Cover the pan and allow it simmer for 10 minutes
Put some coriander or parsley or whatever on it
Serve with pitta bread

It was well tasty. You can even have it breakfast!

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by holyzombiejesus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 22:38

I'm gonna try ^that^.

Tonight's tea was probably my favourite meal, if not number one then certainly in the top 5. I steam the green beans over the cooking potatoes so they don't get too soggy and make sure the halloumi is all jumbled up with everything else at the end. Eat warm. Can be eaten cold but it's not as nice; halloumi doesn't really taste as good a day after it's been cooked.

Warm potato and halloumi salad.

At least 500g new potatoes
200g green beans, trimmed
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
50g baby capers, washed
Small bunch of mint, chopped
Small bunch of dill, chopped
12 black olives, pitted
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
200g halloumi, sliced

1 Place the new potatoes in a pan, cover with cold water and lightly salt to taste. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until cooked. Drain and set aside.

2 Bring another pan of salted water to the boil, then cook the green beans for two minutes. Drain and set to one side.

3 In a bowl, mix the extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, capers, mint, dill and olives. Season to taste.

4 Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the halloumi on both sides for one minute until golden brown.

5 Combine oil mixture, potatoes, beans, tomatoes and halloumi. Serve immediately.

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