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Teriyaki chicken and Kahlua pig with white rice and mac salad.  Two sides of katsu sauce.  Stir it up and pour the katsu all over it.  Eat. 

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I had homemade fish fingers chips and peas because i’m a three year old girl at heart.

They were a bit fancied up but that was essentially the meal. 

Used a mixture of fish for the fingers because it was bought as fish pie mix (the original meal plan, but that got scrapped). Salmon, smoked haddock, pollock and cod. Coated them in flour, egg, breadcrumbs. Then the egg and breadcrumbs again because i like a thicker crust. Couple of minutes in the frying pan either side then the oven for 5 minutes.

Chips - sweet potato cut into, uh, chip shape (strips?) tossed in a little oil and chosen seasoning (i use a pinch of cayenne and smoked paprika). Oven bake for 25-30 minutes.

Peas were kept simple.

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Michelin starred Indian. And we have an overnight babysitter. Life is excellent. 

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Had a quiet meal out with mothership to celebrate end of exams. I had prawn skewers on a dressed salad. Simple but delicious. Very heavy on the garlic, just as i like it.

she had whole seabass in lemon and thyme dressing which looked and smelled divine.

finished with espresso martinis.

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Pistachio ice cream is something I've seen referred to a few times on US tv shows/films etc but it's not a flavour I can ever remember seeing in the UK. I saw some in a shop today, I like pistachios and I like ice cream so why not give it a try? It turns out I don't particularly like pistachio ice cream.

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Just been looking at some recipes online for inspiration, but do all Americans but so much crap into their mashed potatoes? 

 

Edit: to contribute something, lemon and garlic prawns with cauliflower rice was my meal today

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Slow cooked chicken breasts in the oven at 350 for an hour. Marinated them with olive oil, spicy rib rub, chopped up onions, hot peppers and garlic with a hint of lime juice.

Yummy! 

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We made Chrissy Teigen's banh mi recipe tonight. Marinated pork tenderloin on a roll with sriracha and a quick pickled slaw of shredded onion, carrot, and cucumber. I'm not super big on pickled anything, but this was very tasty. My wife made the brine and used szechuan peppercorns because she couldn't find the black peppercorns, so... extra tingly I guess?

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Hominy in ramp butter, topped with a little Chipotle mayo, shredded queso, and cilantro

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On ‎6‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 3:58 PM, HelenaExMachina said:

Just been looking at some recipes online for inspiration, but do all Americans but so much crap into their mashed potatoes? 

 

 

No!  I do like to salt the water, though, and add some mashed up garlic to boil with the potatoes.  It flavors them simply and beautifully.

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5 hours ago, Tears of Lys said:

No!  I do like to salt the water, though, and add some mashed up garlic to boil with the potatoes.  It flavors them simply and beautifully.

That sounds fine, and i would always season them myself too. But so many recipes i was looking at, and it was particularly common with TV chefs seemed to pile every ingredient under the sun into their mashed potatoes. Sour cream, double cream, butter, milk, cheese...

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On 6/3/2019 at 2:58 PM, HelenaExMachina said:

Just been looking at some recipes online for inspiration, but do all Americans but so much crap into their mashed potatoes? 

Nooooooo! All that stuff sounds horrid. Thank you @Tears of Lys.

 

P.S.

I can't stand mashed potatoes that are still lumpy.

It's like cornbread that still has corn kernels in it (shudders).

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50 minutes ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Nooooooo! All that stuff sounds horrid. Thank you @Tears of Lys.

 

P.S.

I can't stand mashed potatoes that are still lumpy.

It's like cornbread that still has corn kernels in it (shudders).

Thats good to know then. Some of these recipes just seem to use potato as a vehicle for a heart attack :dunno:

Never actually tried cornbread, its not really a thing over here.

Uh, to try and make this post relevant, last night i finished work and had paella courtesy of our new chef. I love paella and this was one of the best i’ve ever tasted (the new chef is actually Spanish too so this is his bread and butter really). We get nice seafood up here so the mix of that with the beautiful spanish flavours was lovely.

Also washed down with a jug of Sangria...

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Paella . . . mmmmmmmmmmm.  One of my favorite things. Haven't had it in so long.

ATK, since I switched to making mashed potatoes with a Foley food mill, a hand-cranked sieve-type thing, my potatoes come out smooth and creamy.  It's a fantastic tool for making pureed soups too.

 

Today we're just having hamburgers.  Boring.

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Ribeyes are dead to me.

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57 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Ribeyes are dead to me.

Somebody over cook something?

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15 hours ago, Tears of Lys said:

Paella . . . mmmmmmmmmmm.  One of my favorite things. Haven't had it in so long.

ATK, since I switched to making mashed potatoes with a Foley food mill, a hand-cranked sieve-type thing, my potatoes come out smooth and creamy.  It's a fantastic tool for making pureed soups too.

 

Today we're just having hamburgers.  Boring.

I find burgers pretty uninspiring too most of the time. I did enjoy some burgers we made a few weeks ago using turkey mince though. They were spruced up slightly by adding chopped garlic and sun dried tomatoes and a little parmesan, very nice, but also very filling for me

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14 hours ago, larrytheimp said:

Somebody over cook something?

Nah, I used to teach cooking classes in college, so that’s rarely the problem. The grease did damage to my stomach after eating clean outside of liquor for the past three months, and the leftovers made my dog vomit all over the place. I’ll just stick to tenderloins, porterhouses and NY strips going forward.

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