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Old 04-08-2016, 05:38 AM   #16
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I posted this hoping I would hear from other members of the world on what is good to eat locally from their street vendors. Maybe some cool recipes also. I know how to go online and dig up cool sites for cooking good food.

http://bitchinlifestyle.tv/

I dabble on the stove myself or with a slow cooker when needed.

This morning.

Slicing up yellow potatoes into small cubes.
1/2 a cabbage being shredded into long strips.
1 jalapeno being sliced and diced with the seeds removed.
A couple of cans of chicken stock from the store. <water added to top off slow cooker>
1 beet sliced and diced.
A couple of roma tomatoes. Sliced and diced.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Throwing it all in the slow cooker all day on medium heat.
When I am ready to eat it later.

Butter me some bread.
Fry up some sausage and add to the slow cooker when done (to keep the grease down)
Ladle it into a bowl.
Grab a big spoon and open some sour cream and put a big dollop of it into the bowl to cream the mixture.

Eat my spicy soup with bread and Iced Tea. Friday night dinner. Like I said earlier. My cook is on vacation.

I already ate my 2 home made egg and ham lunchmeat burritos made with 2 flour tortillas heated on the flame and salt and pepper this morning. I scrambled 3 eggs after frying up the lunchmeat <sliced and cut into small squares on a cutting board). I made a boo boo and left the lunch-meat out on the counter all night after making me some Havarti swiss cheese and ham sandwiches with butter lettuce and beef steak tomatoe slices with salt and pepper to taste. Last night.

I was not going to put that ham back in the fridge. So fried it up instead with eggs to kill off the rest of the lunchmeat.

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Old 04-08-2016, 07:57 AM   #17
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Chop up a bunch of potatoes, use a packet of onion soup mix and some olive oil, broil or wrap up in foil and put in the grill.

Grill up some fish like salmon or a hunk of swordfish.

Then again, my favorite sometimes is just a bunch of boneless, skinless chicken thighs on the grill.

Charcoal of course!

Know a guy who built a very makeshift outdoor pit/grill out of cinder blocks, used some of those metal manufacturing racks. He'll grill pizza, but also uses it for his annual pig roast.
 
Old 04-08-2016, 04:29 PM   #18
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Out here.

Discos are the rage. Basically a Plow disc heated up by a propane bottle.

Then besides those. Everyone has home made bbq grill/smokers made using torches and welders on trailers with wheels. BBQ'ing is a big deal on the Border.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FpJWzZyIAj...A+AL%27S+2.jpg
 
Old 04-08-2016, 04:54 PM   #19
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Everything tastes better when cooked over a real fire. I can't really imagine eating fish for breakfast except when it's fresh from the stream over a campfire. My redneck relatives used to cook up Garbage Can Turkey but my butcher brother-in-law convinced them to go the expense for a stainless steel keg instead of the dangerous galvanized. Just a big pit of charcoal with a metal stake in the middle impaling the turkey and cover. Yummmm.

My favorite grill was a converted cast steel sphere rice cooker with vents at both "poles". One can smoke/cook an entire chicken in just a few (20 or so) minutes with just a few coals. I rather liked dessicated juniper branches for quick coals. For commercial charcoal I like so-called "cowboy charcoal" which is directly from tress in random sized chunks but non-matchlite briquets will do in a pinch. Apple and mesquite are especially nice. I don't care much for oak.

Naturally a good steak is hard to beat when properly grilled and here's a great link for you guys about steak Cooking a Good Steak

Although many may consider fine cooking a true Art Form (and it is in many ways) it is also a Science. For example there is a reason the first pancake always sucks and subsequent ones turn out perfectly. I love to cook. I even bake bread regularly and make a flaky pie crust to die for. I have benefited greatly from books on the chemistry of cooking. It is well worth the effort to look up such information online in addition to the vast number of good recipes. Even just brewing a proper cup of coffee can be substantially improved by actually knowing the temperature of the water and probes are cheap and readily available. Some of you fans of "Breaking Bad" may recall the assistant using a laser thermometer and while that's a bit overkill the process is an actual fact. I suspect exact temperature would even improve Instant Coffee but I'll never know since I always use grounds, preferably ground from beans immediately before brewing.

For all you bachelors out there, temporary or otherwise, if you like shrimp and pasta here is a recent very simple recipe I found that even the most basic of cooks can do justice in just 15 minutes. Shrimp and Garlic Butter Pasta Pro Tip: Don't leave out the Arugula.

One last general cooking link I love that even includes such basics as hot dogs and popcorn as well as far more complex dishes is Alton Brown Cooks

To your good health!
 
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Well now I'm starving.
 
Old 04-08-2016, 05:54 PM   #21
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Well now I'm starving.
Me too! And the foods described in this thread are all ones that aren't super-available where I live.
 
Old 09-02-2016, 08:31 PM   #22
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Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IGebb3nVTs

Edit: for the English speakers

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/62642/albondigas/

http://www.food.com/recipe/best-albondigas-soup-107281

2nd Edit: My wife pours the soup over rice

Tomorrow night after the movie. Going out for fast food Thai.

http://kinganditx.com/

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Old 12-17-2016, 01:58 PM   #23
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I know most folks don't like fruit cake during the Christmas season.

I however, am not one of those folks.

I like my fruitcake to have gobs of nuts and excellent fruit ingredients.
In other words. Made tasty. So mine should be here this coming week in the mail from here.

https://www.collinstreet.com/online_bakery/pecan_cakes

Which is pretty local for me. I am sure other people in other locations have their favorite bakeries also.
 
Old 12-19-2016, 06:30 AM   #24
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I did forget top mention that I constantly fail to take advantage of living near one of the curry capitals of the world. I'm in "Northern" England but, as I understand it, curries are shipped from there to places like the UAE.
My colleague is of Pakistani extraction and she tells me that, when she goes to a restaurant, she simply asks for "the curry" and they provide the best dish. At some point I would love to try that as the Indian/Pakistani food in this part of Britain is very, very good. Apparently, even my Polish grandfather liked his "Qurry".
 
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Hash Browns and Eggs with buttered toast and Bustelo Espresso Coffee with Clover Honey and Milk

for Breakfast this morning.

Cooking my own breakfast this morning so not too complicated. Gotta wash the dishes next.

Edit: Tried Curry dishes in a Indian restaurant in El Paso Texas. I think either they did not like me. Or. They did not know how to cook good food. I only ate the tortilla like bread and left the rest of the dish on the table.

Other local Indians from India eating there seemed to enjoy the food.

So my guess. They did not like me.

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:10 AM   #26
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On a whim, I took a decidedly part-time job at a restaurant just to see the inside of the kitchen ... ...

While I washed a lot of dishes, I also stole a peek at the recipe book and generally watched how the whole thing worked ... ...

... which is one reason why I really prefer to cook for myself.

There's a reason why "Cookbooks" are still a best-selling category of books, with probably more titles than in any other section with the possible exception of Romance. It's fun, it's relaxing, and you get to make dishes that might take several hours to prepare.

Then, you get to eat them!!
 
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... and you get to make dishes that might take several hours to prepare.

Then, you get to eat them!!
And that last bit might be over in 15 minutes.
 
Old 12-19-2016, 10:51 AM   #28
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I like my fruitcake to have gobs of nuts and excellent fruit ingredients.
In other words. Made tasty. So mine should be here this coming week in the mail from here.
They're easy enough but do take time to soak properly, so it's too late this year. Here's a recipe in time for next year.

Code:
60g	dried currants
60g	dried cherries
60g	dried cranberries
60g	raisins
40g	candied orange peel
1½dl	dark rum
125g	butter
60g	sugar
1	egg
60g	chopped almonds
¼ teaspoon	baking soda
1 teaspon	cinnamon
¼ teaspoon	salt
2 tablespoons	syrup 
½ dl 	milk
(1½dl	rum, optional)

Put all fruit in a jar with a lid.  Add 1 dl water (alt 1½ dl rum)  Let soak at least 12 hours, preferably 24.

Mix butter, sugar and egg until smooth.
Chop almonds and mix them with all dry ingredients.  Mix them together with the butter mixture.  
Mix in syrup, milk and wet fruit.

Scrape out into a buttered, round bundt form (circa 25 cm in diameter) and bake at 180˚ C for about 45 to 50 minutes.  Cool the cake on a rack.  

Take the cake out of the form and line the form with cheese cloth or similar material.  
Put the cake back in the form and pour in 1½ dl rum.  
Cover with plastic wrap and let soak 1 or 2 weeks in the refrigerator.  
The cake can hold circa 2 months in the cold.  

At serving time, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  
(translated from Isabellas, nr 6, Nov – Dec 2013, page 71)
 
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Fruitcake: why God invented hockey.
 
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Home made peanut butter cookies and a hot pot of sweetened tea is the bomb tonight before I go to bed.
 
  


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