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BroTree123
03-08-2012, 02:40 PM
I don't know why but I guess after speaking about food so much today, I thought I'd like to open a thread regarding food.

Here you guys can feel free to post pics of cracking dishes (that you've searched up or made yourself), and/or post a recipe of your signature dish/es. Can also post thing food related such as anything from cooking shows, experiences, nutritional values of certain ingredients, and even some cooking tips :angel:. Feel free to bring up general discussion about food or food-related stuff as well.

I'll start off with this son of a bitch:

Barbecued Chilli Snapper
http://blogs.abc.net.au/.a/6a00e0097e4e6888330133f619c8ea970b-320wi

Topspindoctor
03-08-2012, 03:18 PM
I am using my phone to post, so I can't be bothered with long texts or pics. However, today my dinner consisted of nice medium rare steak with mashed potatoes with 2 glasses of red wine. I might post pictures of my meals later when my internet is fixed and I dont have to use my phone to poston forums

BroTree123
03-08-2012, 03:21 PM
That's pretty good shit there Doc. Any chance that steak was pepper crusted?

Anyway I had take away from Noodle Box on my way home to Uni today, since I came home late at like 9pm. Nothing special, and definitely doesn't require a pic.

Yves.
03-08-2012, 03:25 PM
I eat croque-monsieur every day :D

Topspindoctor
03-08-2012, 03:33 PM
No, not pepper crusted, but simply seasoned with salt and pepper. My philosophy on steak is that good quality meat only needs to be cooked lightly and I like to see a bit of blood when I cut my steak. Not a big wine fan, but I find red goes well with such a meal and is a nice break from my normal Johnny Walker green on the rocks.

My biggest problem is that I am too lazy to prepare lunches and either not eat at all or eat total shit for lunch. Just 2 days ago I had some KFC for lunch. :o

BroTree123
03-08-2012, 03:44 PM
No, not pepper crusted, but simply seasoned with salt and pepper. My philosophy on steak is that good quality meat only needs to be cooked lightly and I like to see a bit of blood when I cut my steak. Not a big wine fan, but I find red goes well with such a meal and is a nice break from my normal Johnny Walker green on the rocks.

My biggest problem is that I am too lazy to prepare lunches and either not eat at all or eat total shit for lunch. Just 2 days ago I had some KFC for lunch. :o

Ah, the good old S&P. Yep. Medium rare or Medium is my liking. Good reminder for a perfectly cooked streak is that after cooking the steak, pull it out and let it rest in the open for half the time you cooked it. Ensures that it's moist, tender, and to ensure that there isn't a shitload of blood that falls onto the plate when you serve it (and that's bad cauz that leaves the steak dry and flavourless). It's pretty much equivalent to overcooking it. Nothin' worse than chewing into an old rubber boot.

Speaking of wine, I hardly drink it either. But if I get the chance, I would drink wine. I like Zilzie wine with a good piece of meat (dunno if you've heard of it). But for an easier alternative, beer is my option by default (Pure Blonde usually). Not a huge drinker though by any means.

Lunch....make my own Sanga's sometimes, bring leftovers, etc......
KFC For lunch lol. Fuckin' A.

BroTree123
03-08-2012, 03:47 PM
I eat croque-monsieur every day :D

Watch your calories bro :lol:.

Decent tucker though, I have to say. Haven't had one in ages. Should get one tomorrow or somethin' :cool:

Topspindoctor
03-08-2012, 03:56 PM
In regards to drinking I mainly drink whiskey, but when it comes to beer my taste has changed as I became older. I only drank imported lagers, now I prefer more bitter taste and drink mainly local beer like Carlton draught and Melbourne bitter. (fast_clown will have a field day if he reads this post, but hey, at least I don't drink 4x gold :superlol:)

BroTree123
03-08-2012, 04:06 PM
In regards to drinking I mainly drink whiskey, but when it comes to beer my taste has changed as I became older. I only drank imported lagers, now I prefer more bitter taste and drink mainly local beer like Carlton draught and Melbourne bitter. (fast_clown will have a field day if he reads this post, but hey, at least I don't drink 4x gold :superlol:)

Carlton Draught is pretty good shit as well. I hardly drink Melb Bitter. What about VB? I can't stand that shit for some reason :o.

XXXX Gold :haha:. Anything stronger for fast_clown and he won't be going about Mugtosevic and Tomug any time soon :o.

Topspindoctor
03-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Dont like VB either, its poor quality IMO. Just like XXXX it tastes more like chemicals than beer. The reputation as bogan drink doesnt help it either. One thing I noticed is that girly 3.5% beer like XXXX seems to be really popular with Asians. Low tolerance? They tend to get shitfaced after a couple of bottles...

Clay Death
03-08-2012, 05:00 PM
I don't know why but I guess after speaking about food so much today, I thought I'd like to open a thread regarding foods that are awesome.

Here you guys can feel free to post pics of cracking dishes (that you've searched up or made yourself), and/or post a recipe of your signature dish/es. Can also post thing food related such as anything from cooking shows, experiences, nutritional values of certain ingredients, and even some cooking tips :angel:.

I'll start off with this son of a bitch:

Barbecued Chilli Snapper
http://blogs.abc.net.au/.a/6a00e0097e4e6888330133f619c8ea970b-320wi

what a superb idea mate.

and that chilli snapper looks exceptional.

i am here on the gulf coast and red snapper is one of my my favorite fish.

BroTree123
03-09-2012, 03:44 AM
Crispy Roast Pork with Fried Rice stuffed pepper. Good shit curtesy of kimbaskitchen.

P.S Apologies for massive pic.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4qB2nxV1xkE/TM06nT2IwqI/AAAAAAAABL0/RuK7d6KsGHs/s1600/IMG_5651.JPG

Action Jackson
03-09-2012, 03:48 AM
VB and XXXX that's not even fit to be called cats piss.

Topspindoctor
03-09-2012, 03:51 AM
Does anyone in Australia watch Luke Nguyen food show every thursday at 7:30pm? Some of the shit he makes is quite decent.

BroTree123
03-09-2012, 04:00 AM
Nah but I've heard of him. Right now I'm sorta into MKR. Yesterday, humanity was restored when arrogant old fuckers Peter and Gary got destroyed 17/60 by Carly and Emily 51/60. Just fantastic news for humanity.

Topspindoctor
03-09-2012, 05:09 AM
I tune in to MKR now and then, but only for the food, not the drama. TBH such shows are all scripted from the beginning till the end and the "drama" is only there to attract more viewers. It's like those reality shows where most sheep believe everything that happens in them is real.

Anyway, like I said earlier thursday night is good for the Luke Nguyen show, followed by the Food Safari straight after that. Most of the stuff they make isn't really practical in the real world, but the shows are still interesting and I picked up a few general cooking tips from them.

Arkulari
03-09-2012, 06:01 AM
I love Spanish food, specially the Basque one I grew up with.

http://www.absolutbilbao.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Bacalao-Pil-Pil.jpg

Bacalao al Pil-Pil (Cod with Pil-Pil Sauce)

http://www.recetasdiarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bacalao-a-la-vizcaina.jpg

Bacalao a la Vizcaína (Cod a-la Biscayan)

http://geumagazine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/pintxos.jpg

wkbZUHPrHX

yes, there's a show about Pintxos in the Basque TV :lol:

http://www.gastronomiavasca.net/recipe-file/1027/Sukalki.jpg

My personal favorite which is called Sukalki, it's a meat ragú with vegetables.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/119570016_b013b32552.jpg

You can find the most kickass Paellas in the Castellón area, some pretty close to the Villarreal stadium :p

http://www.comprajamon.es/WebRoot/StoreLES/Shops/63219311/4E5D/1CB0/536B/8416/1E2F/C0A8/28B8/F02D/plato_de_jamon_d.o.jpg

And of course, the king of Spanish food: Iberian Ham.

BroTree123
03-09-2012, 06:50 AM
I love Spanish food, specially the Basque one I grew up with.

http://www.absolutbilbao.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Bacalao-Pil-Pil.jpg

Bacalao al Pil-Pil (Cod with Pil-Pil Sauce)

http://www.recetasdiarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bacalao-a-la-vizcaina.jpg

Bacalao a la Vizcaína (Cod a-la Biscayan)

http://geumagazine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/pintxos.jpg

wkbZUHPrHX

yes, there's a show about Pintxos in the Basque TV :lol:

http://www.gastronomiavasca.net/recipe-file/1027/Sukalki.jpg

My personal favorite which is called Sukalki, it's a meat ragú with vegetables.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/119570016_b013b32552.jpg

You can find the most kickass Paellas in the Castellón area, some pretty close to the Villarreal stadium :p

http://www.comprajamon.es/WebRoot/StoreLES/Shops/63219311/4E5D/1CB0/536B/8416/1E2F/C0A8/28B8/F02D/plato_de_jamon_d.o.jpg

And of course, the king of Spanish food: Iberian Ham.

My God, that looks like heaven :drool::drool:. Keep 'em coming.

Edit: And I have to say, on an extra note, that's probably the best fucking Paella I've ever seen in my life.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-09-2012, 09:31 AM
My God please lemme be go to Maine and Spain and Italy for the first time before i die, i promise i will be the most happiest person ever:hearts: :hearts: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

BroTree123
03-09-2012, 09:43 AM
I tune in to MKR now and then, but only for the food, not the drama. TBH such shows are all scripted from the beginning till the end and the "drama" is only there to attract more viewers. It's like those reality shows where most sheep believe everything that happens in them is real.

Anyway, like I said earlier thursday night is good for the Luke Nguyen show, followed by the Food Safari straight after that. Most of the stuff they make isn't really practical in the real world, but the shows are still interesting and I picked up a few general cooking tips from them.

Yeah same, but drama I'm okay with at times. Still, it's hilarious and a personal honour to witness arrogant clowns and mugs losing in elimination rounds. The universe wins whenever that happens.

With regards to Luke Nguyen, I should get onto that shit. I've watched a different handful of cooking shows. Worst one's probably the ABC one "The Cook and the Chef". Dull, uninteresting. One gay guy (don't remember his name), but I guess I respect Maggie for her work. But the food they make is so damn retro, it's not funny.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 01:17 AM
Seared Scallop Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
http://www.sugarlaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/img_6649.jpg

I think it's a great idea for a starter.
Recipe can be found here: http://www.sugarlaws.com/seared-scallop-salad

green25814
03-10-2012, 03:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4

Thread over.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 03:38 AM
Red Lobster is one of my fave family resturants, was first opened in state of Maine(the best seafood ever:bowdown: ), pretty expensive IMO but still amazing:drool: :drool: :drool:

Lobster & Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
http://www.redlobster.com/assets/images/lobsterfest/specials/linguini.jpg

Bar Harbor Lobster Bake
http://www.redlobster.com/assets/images/lobsterfest/specials/lobster_bake.jpg

Lobster Lover's Dream
http://www.redlobster.com/assets/images/lobsterfest/specials/lobster_lovers.jpg

heres the site if you wanna check it out
http://www.redlobster.com/

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 03:39 AM
Who doesnt love BACON:drool: :drool: :drool:

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 03:43 AM
Hahahahh oh God :facepalm: :haha:.

This is the dream I had last night.
http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/bacon%20bikini.jpg

BTW Dee, Red Lobster looks amazing. Should go there one day.

Topspindoctor
03-10-2012, 03:45 AM
Finally the weather in Brisbane is permitting a Saturday BBQ. There will be lamb pieces prepared in basic marinate (salt, pepper, a little vinegar, chillies, paprika and garlic powder). Also some sausages as well for a bit of variety (only buy german and italian in deli shop, so they ARE good, not the standard charity BBQ budget nonsense).

Side dishes will be baked potatoes, which are cut into wedges and marinated in another marinate of salt/pepper/italian potato seasonings/paprika/garlic powder and any other spices I manage to find. Add oil and put into the oven @200 degrees for about an hour. Delicious.

Not a big fan of vegetables, but saldads WILL be there - as always basic - tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and lettuce seasoned with salt and plenty of oil.

Naturally, plenty of beer as well. I am not a big beer drinker, so at BBQs I usually down a glass of whiskey on an empty stomach, then have 2-3 beers with my food. I get the same buzz as my mates who drink shitload of beers over the whole dinner.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 03:53 AM
Hahahahh oh God :facepalm: :haha:.

This is the dream I had last night.
http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/bacon%20bikini.jpg

BTW Dee, Red Lobster looks amazing. Should go there one day.
I would love to have that dream:angel:

You should its amazing:D

Also look up Olive Garden, my mom and i went there last week

I had Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara:drool:
http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/crave/carbonara.jpg

My mom had Shrimp & Crab Tortelli Romana:drool:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3076/5755996210_8d7f893764.jpg

For our appetizer we had Shrimp Fritta which was AMAZING:hearts:
http://www.olivegarden.com/uploadedImages/Content/Menu_Items/Images/Detail/shrimp_scampi_fritta.jpg

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 03:55 AM
Finally the weather in Brisbane is permitting a Saturday BBQ. There will be lamb pieces prepared in basic marinate (salt, pepper, a little vinegar, chillies, paprika and garlic powder). Also some sausages as well for a bit of variety (only buy german and italian in deli shop, so they ARE good, not the standard charity BBQ budget nonsense).

Side dishes will be baked potatoes, which are cut into wedges and marinated in another marinate of salt/pepper/italian potato seasonings/paprika/garlic powder and any other spices I manage to find. Add oil and put into the oven @200 degrees for about an hour. Delicious.

Not a big fan of vegetables, but saldads WILL be there - as always basic - tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and lettuce seasoned with salt and plenty of oil.

Naturally, plenty of beer as well. I am not a big beer drinker, so at BBQs I usually down a glass of whiskey on an empty stomach, then have 2-3 beers with my food. I get the same buzz as my mates who drink shitload of beers over the whole dinner.

Who doesn't love a Saturday barbie? Whoever doesn't, needs to have their head examined.

Anyways, so no seafood on the agenda there Doc?

Topspindoctor
03-10-2012, 03:58 AM
No, I dislike most seafood - and the things I actually like tend to be super expensive, so I eat them very rarely.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:03 AM
I dont really spend too much money, in resturants i like to look for specials and deals, places like Olive Garden and Red Lobster do have great deals for have a big nice meal, i like that:)

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:07 AM
I dont really spend too much money, in resturants i like to look for specials and deals, places like Olive Garden and Red Lobster do have great deals for have a big nice meal, i like that:)

I did a lil' search on those restaurants. Looks stunning. The next time I'm dragging my ass to USA, I just have to give it a go :yeah:

Topspindoctor
03-10-2012, 04:09 AM
Most people also don't realize how outrageous food prices are in Australia - especially on premium meat and seafood.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:12 AM
Most people also don't realize how outrageous food prices are in Australia - especially on premium meat and seafood.

Tell me about it. And you also can't guarantee on their quality too :facepalm:. Well....the few times that I've experienced here in Melbourne.

Clay Death
03-10-2012, 04:14 AM
may favorite food:


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/grilledSalmon.jpg

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:18 AM
may favorite food:


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/grilledSalmon.jpg

Name of it? What's le ingrdients?

I like how it looks on the plate - It's got a rustic, simple, "sit down, shut up, and eat" feel to it. It's what a dedicated, home cooked meal should look like.

Action Jackson
03-10-2012, 04:18 AM
Meat isn't that expensive in Australia, just depends on where you go and yes major supermarket stuff is crap. That's the same anywhere.

Want expensive food prices go to Japan, Norway, Iceland or Sweden.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:26 AM
I did a lil' search on those restaurants. Looks stunning. The next time I'm dragging my ass to USA, I just have to give it a go :yeah:

Yea you should really great food and go to food trucks stops as well, great fresh cuisines as well:D

LA, New York and Florida have a variety of culture and american cuisines that are amazingly delishious:drool: :drool:

I always wanted to know what aussies eat, do they have resturants too, the only thing i know that they have is OUTBACK steakhouse:drool: :drool:

Action Jackson
03-10-2012, 04:31 AM
No restaurants in Australia.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:38 AM
No restaurants in Australia.

You racist :o. It's like all you foreigners think we live in the bushlands and eat grubs and ride kangaroos to school. :facepalm:.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:39 AM
Yea you should really great food and go to food trucks stops as well, great fresh cuisines as well:D

LA, New York and Florida have a variety of culture and american cuisines that are amazingly delishious:drool: :drool:

I always wanted to know what aussies eat, do they have resturants too, the only thing i know that they have is OUTBACK steakhouse:drool: :drool:


Only ever been to LA. Always wanted to go to NY. Would be great to compare the quality of food to here in Aus.

LOL :superlol:. Australia is not what you guys think it is :facepalm:. But I guess I tend to think that USA is just a great big lardball. But I understand peeps over there are trying their hardest in getting a healthy regime going :awww:.

buddyholly
03-10-2012, 04:40 AM
BTW Dee, Red Lobster looks amazing. Should go there one day.

Red Lobster's pictures of food may look amazing. Their actual food is crap. Overcooked, dried-out, tough. Stay away.

Action Jackson
03-10-2012, 04:40 AM
You racist :o. It's like all you foreigners think we live in the bushlands and eat grubs and ride kangaroos to school. :facepalm:.

Kangaroo is damn good meat.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:41 AM
No restaurants in Australia.

LOL :superlol:. Australia is not what you guys think it is :facepalm:.

Oh.....:eek: :confused:

Well no one resturant like Red lobster or anything else:unsure:

out_here_grindin
03-10-2012, 04:43 AM
I'm pretty sure Outback Steakhouse is just American food with a some Australian stereotypes thrown in for fun.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:43 AM
Red Lobster's pictures of food may look amazing. Their actual food is crap. Overcooked, dried-out, tough. Stay away.

What the hell are you talking about, ive been to Red lobster for many years, i never not once thought that Red lobster had horrible food, i dunno what Red lobster you went too but the one i went too or should i say many locations i went to in Cali had great food:rolleyes: :facepalm:

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Red Lobster's pictures of food may look amazing. Their actual food is crap. Overcooked, dried-out, tough. Stay away.

Probably. It is a franchise after all.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:44 AM
I'm pretty sure Outback Steakhouse is just American food with a some Australian stereotypes thrown in for fun.

Hmmmmm interesting:scratch:

Clay Death
03-10-2012, 04:45 AM
Name of it? What's le ingrdients?

I like how it looks on the plate - It's got a rustic, simple, "sit down, shut up, and eat" feel to it. It's what a dedicated, home cooked meal should look like.


grilled salmon and steamed vegetables mate.

this is the dinner of the tennis gods.

out_here_grindin
03-10-2012, 04:45 AM
Hmmmmm interesting:scratch:

I love the blooming onion. No onion at any other place comes close.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:47 AM
Oh.....:eek: :confused:

Well no one resturant like Red lobster or anything else:unsure:

Yeah, but not particularly focused too much on franchises.

We're a multicultural country. There's lots of restaurants, particularly in the city, are opened by people who have a passion for good quality food. Not the pre-prepared, 10 day old meat in a tub, sitting in the back of the store room :rolleyes: (No offence Dee :sad:).

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:49 AM
I love the blooming onion. No onion at any other place comes close.
I love their onions just amazing:drool:

Yeah, but not particularly focused too much on franchises.

We're a multicultural country. There's lots of restaurants, particularly in the city, are opened by people who have a passion for good quality food.

Yea i was fena say like how the hell do Aussies dont have resturants, all countries have resturants whether their advertise or not:haha: :D

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:51 AM
are opened by people who have a passion for good quality food. Not the pre-prepared, 10 day old meat in a tub, sitting in the back of the store room :rolleyes: (No offence Dee :sad:).

No im not offended at all, its true in most places i went too, but other places i went to they of course have some high quality foods in some resturants, and that they are fresh foods. So yea not offended:)

I watch a show called "Resturant: Impossible" i love that show:hearts: :haha:
This guy goes to different resturants around the country in USA trying to fix failing resturants, with not just with their decor but also their food. I learn alot from that show IMO. :yeah:

Topspindoctor
03-10-2012, 04:51 AM
Yeah, but not particularly focused too much on franchises.

We're a multicultural country. There's lots of restaurants, particularly in the city, are opened by people who have a passion for good quality food. Not the pre-prepared, 10 day old meat in a tub, sitting in the back of the store room :rolleyes: (No offence Dee :sad:).



Yeah I think that's one of the reasons some of the yank franchises like Taco Bell failed in Australia. We just have better local foods to choose from.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:52 AM
Yea i was fena say like how the hell do Aussies dont have resturants, all countries have resturants whether their advertise or not:haha: :D

Yeah exactly :angel:.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 04:56 AM
Yeah I think that's one of the reasons some of the yank franchises like Taco Bell failed in Australia. We just have better local foods to choose from.

Yep. Taco Bell is shit. Never had it in Aus before. But when I was in USA; I remember I had diarrhoea the next morning, after eating dinner there :facepalm:.

I've had Taco Bill though. It's alright. Thursdays (I think), they have this $2 taco deal which has a decent sized taco platter with an assortment of em.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 04:58 AM
Taco Bell is the worst place i have ever been too in my life, i cant believe i use to love that place:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Clay Death
03-10-2012, 05:11 AM
interesting thread.

Vida
03-10-2012, 12:42 PM
the lobster yeah. my father lived in angola for a few years, loved it at first since for him it was an exotic food he rarely ate, but got fed up soon coz all they eat there is lobster. ate it in every way imaginable but soon started craving for good old sarma.

Lopez
03-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Great thread :yeah:. Love to cook myself, but naturally with a student's budget you can't buy too expensive ingredients. Still, I prepare a meal with my GF at least once almost every day. Have recently started to prepare Gravlax myself instead of just buying it, love it :yeah:.

http://www.worldcook.net/Cooking/Pictures2000/Blog/FI-GravadLax-XXX.jpg

buddyholly
03-10-2012, 02:00 PM
What the hell are you talking about, ive been to Red lobster for many years, i never not once thought that Red lobster had horrible food, i dunno what Red lobster you went too but the one i went too or should i say many locations i went to in Cali had great food:rolleyes: :facepalm:

Their selling point is that they are all the same. OK, they are cheap. But that means mass-produced frozen blocks of food to be defrosted and prepared McDonald style on an assembly line.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 02:01 PM
No im not offended at all, its true in most places i went too, but other places i went to they of course have some high quality foods in some resturants, and that they are fresh foods. So yea not offended:)

I watch a show called "Resturant: Impossible" i love that show:hearts: :haha:
This guy goes to different resturants around the country in USA trying to fix failing resturants, with not just with their decor but also their food. I learn alot from that show IMO. :yeah:

Good to know ;).

Hmm, never heard of the show before. But I know Kitchen Nightmares by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (Come on, who hasn't heard of this guy :lol:), an extremely similar show. It's hilarious how he goes off his head and starts swearing like crazy when he goes to those restaurants that are like, completely fucked up, crawling with cockroaches, etc, etc :facepalm:. But yeah, it's not particularly "food focused", but more like him making the dishes a bit more...I guess "food friendly", as well as the usual clean up, renovate, etc, etc. But it's cool, I watch it because of the drama. But it hasn't been on in some while. Last time I watched it was like early last year.

buddyholly
03-10-2012, 02:01 PM
grilled salmon and steamed vegetables mate.

this is the dinner of the tennis gods.

Your salmon looks perfect. That is clearly not from Red Lobster.

I have been enhancing my simply grilled salmon with a sauce of fresh dill, honey and mustard. When you get the mix to the proportion you like, it is great. And entirely allowable calorie-wise if the rest of the plate is steamed veggies.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 02:04 PM
Great thread :yeah:. Love to cook myself, but naturally with a student's budget you can't buy too expensive ingredients. Still, I prepare a meal with my GF at least once almost every day. Have recently started to prepare Gravlax myself instead of just buying it, love it :yeah:.

http://www.worldcook.net/Cooking/Pictures2000/Blog/FI-GravadLax-XXX.jpg

Fuck, that looks amazing :drool:. Fill me in with the ingredients bro...

buddyholly
03-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Yep. Taco Bell is shit. Never had it in Aus before. But when I was in USA; I remember I had diarrhoea the next morning, after eating dinner there :facepalm:.



Well, they try to give you an authentic Mexican dining experience.

buddyholly
03-10-2012, 02:10 PM
Great thread :yeah:. Love to cook myself, but naturally with a student's budget you can't buy too expensive ingredients. Still, I prepare a meal with my GF at least once almost every day. Have recently started to prepare Gravlax myself instead of just buying it, love it :yeah:.

http://www.worldcook.net/Cooking/Pictures2000/Blog/FI-GravadLax-XXX.jpg

Wow, I could almost print that picture and pour on some of my dill-mustard-honey sauce.
Which I think was originally invented to accompany gravlax rather than grilled salmon, anyway. Although using honey instead of sugar makes a better variation for cooked fresh salmon.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 02:15 PM
Well, they try to give you an authentic Mexican dining experience.

Yeah, if you can call burning in the toilet for 3 hours, an "experience" :o.

Lopez
03-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Fuck, that looks amazing :drool:. Fill me in with the ingredients bro...

That pic was actually just googled since I don't have any prepared at the moment myself but it definitely looks similar and it's really good.

It's really simple to do. Just grab a chunk of salmon, take the bones away, slice it in two halves and then season. The seasoning goes as follows: Crude sea salt (not fine salt) 1½ tablespoon per 1kg of salmon, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, ½ tablespoon of white pepper and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Dill can be added as well. Then, you put the two halves against each other (red meat against red meat, skin faces outwards) and wrap it in foil or plastic, put it in the fridge with a weight on top of it. Let it rest for 24h and then it's done :yeah:. Slice it in thin slices with a sharp knife.

Really simple and very delicious.

buddyholly
03-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Really simple and very delicious.

I have always bought mine, but your instructions have inspired me to have a go.

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 02:56 PM
That pic was actually just googled since I don't have any prepared at the moment myself but it definitely looks similar and it's really good.

It's really simple to do. Just grab a chunk of salmon, take the bones away, slice it in two halves and then season. The seasoning goes as follows: Crude sea salt (not fine salt) 1½ tablespoon per 1kg of salmon, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, ½ tablespoon of white pepper and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Dill can be added as well. Then, you put the two halves against each other (red meat against red meat, skin faces outwards) and wrap it in foil or plastic, put it in the fridge with a weight on top of it. Let it rest for 24h and then it's done :yeah:. Slice it in thin slices with a sharp knife.

Really simple and very delicious.

Sounds exquisite. I'd give it a shot :).

Lopez
03-10-2012, 03:39 PM
I have always bought mine, but your instructions have inspired me to have a go.

I always bought it as well, a few weeks back decided to have a go and was really happy with the result. The seasoning amounts I listed were for 1kg of salmon, which is a big chunk but it can go in two days if it's good and you don't get bored of it. Tell us how it goes :yeah:

Clay Death
03-10-2012, 09:58 PM
i am in the mood for a big steak.

Pirata.
03-10-2012, 10:59 PM
Taco Bell is the worst place i have ever been too in my life, i cant believe i use to love that place:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Taco Bell is great at 2am on exam week :drool:

RIboy
03-10-2012, 11:00 PM
food is overrated...

BroTree123
03-10-2012, 11:25 PM
food is overrated...

Troll.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-10-2012, 11:46 PM
Great thread :yeah:. Love to cook myself, but naturally with a student's budget you can't buy too expensive ingredients. Still, I prepare a meal with my GF at least once almost every day. Have recently started to prepare Gravlax myself instead of just buying it, love it :yeah:.

http://www.worldcook.net/Cooking/Pictures2000/Blog/FI-GravadLax-XXX.jpg
That looks deelishious as hell:lick:

Their selling point is that they are all the same. OK, they are cheap. But that means mass-produced frozen blocks of food to be defrosted and prepared McDonald style on an assembly line.
I mean yes they market alot like most of the other commercial resturants do but i can taste a difference between frozen food and real food, most real food has to be frozen anyways to keep the food fresh, its the way they keep the food in a freezer and how they package it differently and please dont compare red lobster to mc donalds thats the most ridiculous comparison you can ever think of..
Good to know ;).

Hmm, never heard of the show before. But I know Kitchen Nightmares by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (Come on, who hasn't heard of this guy :lol:), an extremely similar show. It's hilarious how he goes off his head and starts swearing like crazy when he goes to those restaurants that are like, completely fucked up, crawling with cockroaches, etc, etc :facepalm:. But yeah, it's not particularly "food focused", but more like him making the dishes a bit more...I guess "food friendly", as well as the usual clean up, renovate, etc, etc. But it's cool, I watch it because of the drama. But it hasn't been on in some while. Last time I watched it was like early last year.

Omg Kitchen Nightmares is an amazing show of course i love that show as well, since in my cable we do have BBC channel so thats awesome that i can watch that show as well:)

Yea i like shows like that its really awesome and tear dropping(to me it is:lol: :o) :D

buddyholly
03-11-2012, 01:39 AM
please dont compare red lobster to mc donalds thats the most ridiculous comparison you can ever think of..



Given a choice I would go to McDonalds before R Lobster. McDonalds is just a burger and fries joint, but lobster, shrimp and crab deserve more than a food production line. But since my opinion is formed on one really bad plate of food, I will give it another try next week.

Clay Death
03-11-2012, 01:55 AM
http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/seafood-1.jpg



**life is good here on the gulf coast.

Clay Death
03-11-2012, 03:01 AM
one of my all time favorite quotes concerns food. check this out tramps:


"there is no love more sincere than the love for great food".


i have no idea who said this first.

buddyholly
03-11-2012, 03:42 AM
I read that line yesterday - George Bernard Shaw.

Clay Death
03-11-2012, 04:20 AM
thanks. i could not remember.

BroTree123
03-11-2012, 09:15 AM
A quote that brings tears to my eyes.

Pirata.
03-11-2012, 09:24 AM
The cheesesticks at Red Lobster alone are worth it :drool:

BroTree123
03-11-2012, 09:45 AM
:superlol: This thread is like: 50% Red Lobster, 50% Other :facepalm:.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Yea thanks to me:o:lol: :rolls:

Topspindoctor
03-11-2012, 10:28 AM
:superlol: This thread is like: 50% Red Lobster, 50% Other :facepalm:.

Lobsters are delicious. They are meant to be bought while still alive and thrown into boiling water. 3 minutes later, you're enjoying an amazing meal. Same goes for crabs as well. I never understood people going to a glorified takeaway, which most definitely ruin all the taste of a true delicacy. Thus places like "Red Lobster" would definitely be on my ignore list.

BroTree123
03-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Lobsters are delicious. They are meant to be bought while still alive and thrown into boiling water. 3 minutes later, you're enjoying an amazing meal. Same goes for crabs as well. I never understood people going to a glorified takeaway, which most definitely ruin all the taste of a true delicacy. Thus places like "Red Lobster" would definitely be on my ignore list.

Ah, so there is some seafood you like. Personally, crab and lobster are my top favourites. And like you said; if you want the best quality end result of lobster and/or crab, that's the way to go.
After it's cooked, you're ready to rock and roll with it. But if it's gunna be marinated or flavoured in some way, keep it simple and don't overuse certain ingredients (such as garlic, lemon, some hard herbs) or it will take over and you won't be able to taste the natural, delicious sweetness of the flesh. Or it can simply be left just the way it is.

But yeah, I gotta say, it's an insult to get take away for such delicate seafood. I've never been to Red Lobster before; so I'm not sure of the quality of their food, nor do I know if they do take away. But the danger with franchises is that production of food is always in a rush; and that can mean food can be overseasoned, overcooked, undercooked...it can also mean that some ingredients are not fresh. The last thing I would ever want, is any type of protein (especially like crab, lobster, prawns, fish) to be as tough as an old boot which takes like 100 chews per bite to down it. That's horrible. Same goes with the freshness and quality of ingredients. I do not want to be sitting or hurling up in the toilet at 4am the next morning :o.

Dini
03-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Some of my Lebanese favourites:

Tabouleh

http://www.saidaonline.com/en/newsgfx/tabouleh-saidaonline.jpg

Fattoush

http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae54/Cheriney/fattouch.jpg

Hommous

http://www.parikiaki.com/wp-content/uploads/hummus.jpg

Manakish Zaatar

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3432382959_98aba31840.jpg

Kibbeh

http://i42.tinypic.com/255umtg.jpg

Batata Harra

http://www.inspirerange.com/images/recipes/full/batata-harra-nov.jpg

Daoud Basha

http://images.tastespotting.com/uploads/thumbnail/217209.jpg

Kousa Mahsi

http://forkfingerschopsticks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Lebanese-Stuffed-Zucchini-Stewed-Meat-Rice-Stuffing-Tomato-Sauce.jpg

Falafel

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/7/15/1279198290761/Falafel-006.jpg

Lamb shawarma

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4011/4577266769_b54b1c1f63.jpg

Mujaddarah

http://herbivoracious.com/images/2007/10/07/mujadara.jpg

Chish taouk

http://www.choosy-beggars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sts9.jpg

Cheese knafeh

http://www.foodgps.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/forn-al-hara-knafeh-with-goat-cheese.jpg

Baklava

http://moroccanblondebaklava.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Baklava.jpg

Roasted nuts

http://i39.tinypic.com/33yq0wx.jpg

Lebanese booza

http://i40.tinypic.com/166znmo.jpg

Clay Death
03-11-2012, 06:27 PM
awesome dini. that will make anybody hungry in seconds.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-11-2012, 08:40 PM
AMAZING Dini:hearts: :hearts:

BroTree123
03-12-2012, 07:06 AM
Thanks for the post Dini, that looks brill :yeah:.

Baklava :drool:.

Topspindoctor
03-12-2012, 02:07 PM
I am not proud of today in regards to eating :o

Breakfast was large cup of natural coffee with 2 sugars as the 'monday eye opener'.
Lunch was a foot long sub with plenty of cheese :drool:
For dinner, I could't be fucked cooking so I got some takeaway sushi, from mid-level quality cafe.


At least I am giving my poor liver a break tonight :rocker2: :angel:

Clay Death
03-12-2012, 05:24 PM
we need to talk about the importance of red wine with our dinners.

BroTree123
03-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Filo V, since your a fan of Brussel sprouts -- this is a decent starter IMO:

Brussels sprouts with Roquefort and Walnuts :shrug:

http://www.hub-uk.com/images036/sprouts.jpg

Recipe: http://www.hub-uk.com/foodpages53/recipe2639.htm

Naudio Spanlatine
03-14-2012, 02:15 AM
Took mom to red lobster two days ago, this is what we had...

I had....
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pcGqOUv085g/Tz9R0YgdryI/AAAAAAAAAa8/BdEt8U3HCkQ/s1600/linguini.jpg

Lobster and shrimp linguini alfredo:drool: :drool:

Appetizers..
https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTwtwyxQEP63l6B57JQgtL6UQWKOrkjw izbuRx7ugLJ_sVkdOw7yA
Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms:drool: :drool:

http://www.redlobster.com/images/menus_items/th/lobster_artichoke_seafood_1203.jpg
Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip:drool: :drool:

My mom had....
http://www.redlobster.com/images/menus_items/th/woodgrill_scallops_shrimp_chicken_23270.jpg
Wood-Grilled Scallops, Shrimp and Chicken:D :D

tripwires
03-14-2012, 02:51 AM
Dee that looks amazing :hearts: :drool:

Arkulari
03-14-2012, 06:13 AM
http://i.imgur.com/RiRoy.jpg

Making fruit salads for my kids' snack at school :D

Naudio Spanlatine
03-14-2012, 07:05 AM
show off:ras:



:kiss:

Arkulari
03-14-2012, 07:12 AM
You should see me on Twitter, I post a lot of food pictures :lol:

Naudio Spanlatine
03-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Well......i guess your food is ten times better, because of course its from spain, and mines is american, no american food can compete with spanish food:o:hysteric:

Arkulari
03-14-2012, 08:06 AM
Not only what I cook but also what I eat, I like to taste different cuisines (Thai, Chinese, Arab, Colombian, Mexican...)

I like food a LOT :p (as long as it ain't overly greasy and fried)

BroTree123
03-14-2012, 09:05 AM
Ooopph. You hear that Dee? Greasy and fried :p.

And speaking of greasy...I see you posted more Red Lobster dishes :o. Looks superb though :).

Lopez
03-14-2012, 10:23 AM
My late night snack yesterday:

Open top sandwiches with rye bread toast, cucumber and self-made gravlax :yeah:

BroTree123
03-14-2012, 11:06 AM
My late night snack yesterday:

Open top sandwiches with rye bread toast, cucumber and self-made gravlax :yeah:

You are so extravagant with your food, I'm envious :mad:.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-14-2012, 05:31 PM
Not only what I cook but also what I eat, I like to taste different cuisines (Thai, Chinese, Arab, Colombian, Mexican...)

I like food a LOT :p (as long as it ain't overly greasy and fried)
Dammit i eat those too but i dont have pics:mad: :mad:
I like to eat alot too:angel: :p
Ooopph. You hear that Dee? Greasy and fried :p.

And speaking of greasy...I see you posted more Red Lobster dishes :o. Looks superb though :).

I eat greasy and fried foods:rolleyes: :p
Thanks:angel:

Arkulari
03-14-2012, 07:22 PM
My late night snack yesterday:

Open top sandwiches with rye bread toast, cucumber and self-made gravlax :yeah:

do you use hovmästarsås with it? I tend to prefer it straight up without the sauce :)

Lopez
03-14-2012, 07:52 PM
do you use hovmästarsås with it? I tend to prefer it straight up without the sauce :)

Just the plain fish, it's fatty enough as it is :p. The bread and cucumber give nice tastes and texture to it. And I enjoy the pure flavors.

Arkulari
03-15-2012, 03:30 AM
Yeah, it's better with a crunchy vegetable than with potato because you had bread anyway :p

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 03:38 AM
I need to try it sometime.

RIboy
03-17-2012, 03:14 AM
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ffs, this is so cruel...poor fish

Sauletekis
03-17-2012, 06:12 AM
Bacalhau à brás

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7968/img1066yp.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/img1066yp.jpg/)

Portuguese "cozido"

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1299/cozido.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/cozido.jpg/)

Yes, we eat snails

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/9563/caracois.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/caracois.jpg/)

Portuguese beans dish

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/596/feijoadaportuguesa.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/feijoadaportuguesa.jpg/)



Rock soup

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/4761/30069326443862835757.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/805/30069326443862835757.jpg/)

Green soup

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7931/caldoverdelight.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/caldoverdelight.jpg/)


And in the end, Madeira Islands food, impossible not to love it...

Madeira's Espetada

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5329/193060original.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/193060original.jpg/)

Fried Corn

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8655/3275590456571c00f8b1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/3275590456571c00f8b1.jpg/)


"Bolo do Caco" with garlick butter

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2834/cimg2584.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/215/cimg2584.jpg/)

Sauletekis
03-17-2012, 06:35 AM
Some good dishes I taste in Lithuania

Chicken Kiev

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/759/56234lg.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/56234lg.jpg/)

Cepelinai

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7554/cepelinai11024x570.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/220/cepelinai11024x570.jpg/)

Beetroot soup

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4879/dsc07672c.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/dsc07672c.jpg/)

And in the end my favourite to eat with beer: Kepta Duona (fried bread). You can give me this Svyturys Baltas and Kepta Duona with cheese everyday, and I'll be the happiest man in the world...

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/9033/dsc08072t.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/dsc08072t.jpg/)

BroTree123
03-17-2012, 08:33 AM
Guys this is incredible. Keep it up. It's nice to see a variety of different foods around the world and I for one am privileged to see some of this good shit :yeah:. Next time when I'm planning a massive overseas trip, I have to give these a go.

@Machado & Gil -- especially with the fried bread. I think that's a great substitute for fries/chips.

ffs, this is so cruel...poor fish
Fuck that shit. Way to ruin someone's appetite :o.

2003
03-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Anyone here like cheese?

How about eggs?

Im crazy bout eggs and cheese lately.

BroTree123
03-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Anyone here like cheese?

How about eggs?

Im crazy bout eggs and cheese lately.

Make an omelette out of that shit bro.

Arkulari
03-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Cheese is just awesome, makes every meal a gourmet plate IMO.

Yesterday we went to an Asian restaurant and I had something called Lok-Lak

http://i.imgur.com/OaNiy.jpg

delicious :drool:

buddyholly
03-17-2012, 08:40 PM
French fries are so Asian!

BroTree123
03-18-2012, 01:12 AM
@Arkulari -- Never seen an Asian dish like that before :confused:. Nevertheless it looks pretty damn right tucker to me (except for that wedge of cherry tomato, in the right lower corner there, that appears to be unripe :no:). What's the sauce?

Arkulari
03-18-2012, 01:13 AM
French fries are so Asian!

:lol: I have no idea why it comes with those there, one weird fusion thing.

BroTree123
03-18-2012, 04:53 AM
Main
Fennel-crusted Pork with Waldorf Salad
Recipe: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25792/fennel+crusted+pork+with+waldorf+salad

http://cdn.taste.com.au/images/recipes/agt/2010/10/25792.jpg

Arkulari
03-18-2012, 08:20 PM
@Arkulari -- Never seen an Asian dish like that before :confused:. Nevertheless it looks pretty damn right tucker to me (except for that wedge of cherry tomato, in the right lower corner there, that appears to be unripe :no:). What's the sauce?

black pepper vinaigrette sauce :)

http://i43.tinypic.com/24fhedg.jpg

I made that as a snack for the Athletic match, red bell pepper filled with shrimp and onion with a tomato sauce :)

BroTree123
03-19-2012, 02:26 AM
^^
Nice work dude, REALLY doesn't look like a simple snack...but that looks superb once again. Solid presentation. You can cook :yeah:.

Clay Death
03-19-2012, 02:30 AM
i broke down and ordered pizza today for dinner.

last time i ordered pizza was nearly 6 months ago. damn its good.

Smoke944
03-19-2012, 02:39 AM
Some of my Lebanese favourites:



Best post in this thread :yeah:
Lebanese food is phenomenal.

Arkulari
03-19-2012, 02:42 AM
^^
Nice work dude, REALLY doesn't look like a simple snack...but that looks superb once again. Solid presentation. You can cook :yeah:.

And I'm nowhere the cook my husband is, he's a frustrated chef :lol:

BroTree123
03-20-2012, 02:26 PM
Something simple, yet aromatic and therapeutic. Good to have when we feel bloated or when we're not feeling 100%. Relatively healthy and nutritious too -- something we all need to consider when we're puttin' stuff into our bodies.

Tofu & Mushroom Miso Soup.
http://www.recipe.com/miso-mushroom-soup/

http://www.recipe.com/images/miso-mushroom-soup-74238-ss.jpg

Generally Miso (which can be either in the form of powder or paste) is particularly salty, and that's why you don't need to add extra salt when using Miso (eg. if it's used for marinades, or for soups such as this one). But aside from that, there's a range of health benefits -- lots of protein, vitamins, minerals and all amino acids.

You can also add more veggies such as carrots, cilantro, brussel sprouts (aka. Filo V's favourite shit), etc, to the soup which is my suggestion to make it more of a meal :).

Arkulari
03-20-2012, 08:24 PM
Another thing I made last weekend

http://i.imgur.com/a87vw.jpg

Lopez
03-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Arkulari's dish looks delicious :drool:.

The Miso soup also looks nice, I like the taste :yeah:. Though not a big fan of tofu.

Going to prepare some chicken fillet's with some mushroom sauce later tonight :).

Arkulari
03-21-2012, 07:53 AM
Warning: I finally found a place that carries the exact kind of shrimp I like so I'm making paella this weekend.

Will of course post a pic :p

BroTree123
03-23-2012, 02:24 PM
Now I personally think, this is the soup of the Gods (for me anyway). I had this as one of many starters in a banquet where we celebrated the birth of my nephew :).

Shark Fin Soup.
http://www.wildjunket.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/sharks.jpg

Something that holds dear to my heart. An absolute treat. I know it's quite cruel on the sharks (but I guess you can call it "payback" for them eating our poor surfers :lol:). It's an ancient delicacy, probably been around for over 100 years. There are a wide range of different recipes to this soup, but I love the thickened one with lots of shark (sometimes some crab as well), and some vermicelli noodles though it. Hell of an expensive dish, but it's worth a go -- just not too often.

For each bowl, I think it's best served by drizzling a bit of red-wine (or balsamic) vinegar (usually the Chinese Red Vinegar is used, but any "red coloured" vinegar is fine IMO) and a generous sprinkling of white pepper -- it's amazing how the flavours unify together with this combination. Otherwise, I also find it works well with Tabasco as well (if you want that bit of extra kick to it).

Arkulari
03-25-2012, 02:20 AM
And as promised...

http://i.imgur.com/Uw8hX.jpg

:drool: :drool: :drool:

The pot ended up completely empty, my kids were using their spoons to dig the last part :lol:

BroTree123
03-25-2012, 09:19 AM
^^
Very lively looking Paella. Nice :yeah:. I'm glad your kids enjoy your cooking :). Whatever was there on the table, I would have been right at home :drool:.

superslam77
03-25-2012, 06:12 PM
And as promised...

http://i.imgur.com/Uw8hX.jpg

:drool: :drool: :drool:

The pot ended up completely empty, my kids were using their spoons to dig the last part :lol:

very good cook :eek:

but how did you know it's the only food i've been allergic to :p

Arkulari
03-26-2012, 01:50 AM
:lol: Old Sport, maybe I can do you some with just chicken and pork or something ;)

And today I made a few easy pintxos with salmon, cheese, mushrooms, nuts

http://i.imgur.com/k0hM4.jpg

:D

BroTree123
03-26-2012, 03:47 AM
^^
Damn nice. I want to try one :sad:.

What cheese is that? Camembert...Brie?

Arkulari
03-26-2012, 03:52 AM
It doesn't taste as good with mature cheeses, so you can use some fresh cheese, mozarella, etc :)

You need something light because the mushroom/salmon flavor is pretty strong, to balance it otherwise the flavors would get too heavy.

BroTree123
03-26-2012, 04:07 AM
^^
Ah right on...forgot about the mushrooms lol. For sure yeah, a strong cheese would be overpowering in this case -- so mozzarella would be perfect...I was wondering if I could add shaved Parmesan instead :confused:. Again that looks divine. For me, I'd add some cracked pepper on it to give it an extra kick :). Anyways it's good to know the love that Spaniards have for their seafood. Salmon is my favourite fish, alongside tuna.

What type of mushrooms btw?

Arkulari
03-26-2012, 04:27 AM
I think the english name is Suede Bolete? We call seta every kind of fungi that is edible but I don't know what's the general word in english :p

You don't need to add pepper to it, there's a kind of mushroom you can combine with this one that's called Peppery bolete and adds a big depth of flavor, specially when you're doing the pintxo with beef. :)

The nuts are added to give it a bit of a sweet flavor.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-26-2012, 05:09 AM
Arkulari is bragging all about her food :rolleyes: :p

Pirata.
03-26-2012, 06:29 AM
Invite us over for dinner, Nat :p

BroTree123
03-26-2012, 06:32 AM
I think the english name is Suede Bolete? We call seta every kind of fungi that is edible but I don't know what's the general word in english :p

You don't need to add pepper to it, there's a kind of mushroom you can combine with this one that's called Peppery bolete and adds a big depth of flavor, specially when you're doing the pintxo with beef. :)

The nuts are added to give it a bit of a sweet flavor.

Never heard of those types of fungi before :confused:. But that's great, I looked it up just now. Good to know. I'll try and imitate something like this when I have free time. Thanks :yeah:.

Arkulari is bragging all about her food :rolleyes: :p

She's a mum (I think :eek:), so she has to. Wants the best upbringing for her kids and exposure to good food is a start :p. Anyways I'm happy she is sharing this good stuff (ie. good shit) around. I'm picking up some good tips here :yeah:.

Invite us over for dinner, Nat :p
Yep. This. I want to drown in Spanish food.

Arkulari
03-26-2012, 06:44 AM
Yes, I am a mother, I have a boy and a girl :)

Thankfully my kids enjoy my cooking so I don't have to feed them with that McDonald's shit :o (if they want the Happy Meal toys I'll buy those for them but I won't let them eat that garbage :lol: )

You cannot be a Basque and cook badly, it's not in our DNA :p

And Mikel, my husband is a better cook than me and is usually who does most of the food at home :)

Naudio Spanlatine
03-26-2012, 08:19 AM
Ok Nat, ill give you free points for being the mother of 2 but still:p :nerner:

BroTree123
03-26-2012, 02:34 PM
Oh, the jealousy :rolleyes: :p

Arkulari
03-26-2012, 07:20 PM
:lol: :lol:

BroTree123
03-28-2012, 05:44 AM
:lol: :lol:

Gosh, if you we're my mum, I'd prefer your cooking than Maccas anyday.

Arkulari
04-01-2012, 02:48 AM
More football pintxos:

http://i.imgur.com/RvSn3.jpg

Naudio Spanlatine
04-01-2012, 04:48 PM
:ras: :ras:

Anyways, great job:angel:

BroTree123
04-01-2012, 04:57 PM
Chapter 2: More Jealousy :rolleyes:.

Looks good once again Nat. Oh why am I born with a terrible upbringing regarding food :ras::ras:.

tripwires
04-01-2012, 05:03 PM
Gosh, if you we're my mum, I'd prefer your cooking than Maccas anyday.

Well duh. Anything is better than Maccas. :o

Naudio Spanlatine
04-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Chapter 2: More Jealousy :rolleyes:.

Looks good once again Nat. Oh why am I born with a terrible upbringing regarding food :ras::ras:.

It was a joke:rolleyes:
We americans are known for unhealthy food:o
I love Nats food:angel:

BroTree123
04-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Well duh. Anything is better than Maccas. :o

Not my Mum's cooking. It's dreadful :o (no offence).

Arkulari
04-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Not my Mum's cooking. It's dreadful :o (no offence).

:lol: your poor mother :lol: I hope my kids don't ever think like that about my cooking :p

Lopez
04-01-2012, 08:06 PM
My mum is/was a great chef, I guess that's where my interest in cooking and food comes from :).

Keep posting pics Arkulari :yeah:.

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 02:03 AM
:lol: your poor mother :lol: I hope my kids don't ever think like that about my cooking :p

A bad upbringing, but shit happens. No one is perfect.

Anyways looks like this food thread is turning into a Spanish one ;).

Clay Death
04-02-2012, 02:55 AM
what does the typical spanish dinner consist of?

Mjau!
04-02-2012, 04:02 AM
What does japanese people have for breakfast? :unsure:

tripwires
04-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Sushi.

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 04:49 AM
That's racist.

tripwires
04-02-2012, 04:52 AM
You are funny.

I should have said sashimi actually.

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 04:53 AM
That's also pretty racist. They eat Miso soup, fish, tofu, and vegetables actually :shrug:.

tripwires
04-02-2012, 05:00 AM
They eat sashimi too. There's some super famous fish market in Tokyo where people go to get sashimi in the morning. It's as racist as saying the Chinese eat rice.

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 05:02 AM
You would know, racist :angel:.

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Standard dinner for a Uni student tonight under the floodlights of heavy duty assignments and tests due in a matter of days :facepalm::sobbing::sobbing:

A good old thin crust pepperoni pizza with pepperoni (obviously), mozzarella, strings of ham, onion, capsicum, jalapenos and chilli flakes. Downed it with 2 light Pure Blondes.

Standard night :drink:.

tripwires
04-02-2012, 01:25 PM
Pretty fattening stuff. :speakles: Do you cook?

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Pretty fattening stuff. :speakles: Do you cook?

Tis. I do cook but not tonight. I'm pretty depressed with all this work at the moment, but yeah....

Gaining weight as well which isn't good but.....anyways....shit is crap right now but I'll pull through hopefully.

tripwires
04-02-2012, 02:37 PM
Good luck with the assignments. You can do it. :cheerleader:

BroTree123
04-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Goddamn, could really go for a nice iced glass of water right now.

Clay Death
04-02-2012, 06:47 PM
are you a huge believer in the old school 3 meals a day routine?

do you skip breakfast once in a while?

or are you new school 6 small meals a day person?

BroTree123
04-03-2012, 01:00 AM
Someones yeah. Don't underestimate the amount of work a student (these days) has to get through in Uni in order to even just barely pass. To do well means at least X 3 more work than usual :facepalm:.

I have snacks now and then, but when my hands are totally full, I try not to let food distract me -- hence I minimize my intake in those situations which is kinda bad. But has to be done sometimes.

Clay Death
04-03-2012, 01:09 AM
i am having 2 meals a day these days. breakfast and dinner.

fresh fruits, premium soy protein based shakes, and fresh juices fill the void created by lack of lunch.

Arkulari
04-03-2012, 01:41 AM
I have breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks for sports (made by me), at times I take a hot chocolate in the evening, as a 4th meal around 6pm.

Arkulari
04-03-2012, 02:01 AM
what does the typical spanish dinner consist of?

Depends on what region of Spain you're from, they all have different signature dishes, I mean we do eat Paella in Euskadi but it isn't a signature dish like Cod a-la Biscayan or Sukalki are.

What is usual is to have either meat, ham or seafood, with potatoes (not fried but baked, cooked or stewed), lots of vegetables, fruits at times, wine, all made with lots of oilve oil... :)

We eat every part of the animals, I for example love criadillas which are the bull's testicles :)

BroTree123
04-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Depends on what region of Spain you're from, they all have different signature dishes, I mean we do eat Paella in Euskadi but it isn't a signature dish like Cod a-la Biscayan or Sukalki are.

What is usual is to have either meat, ham or seafood, with potatoes (not fried but baked, cooked or stewed), lots of vegetables, fruits at times, wine, all made with lots of oilve oil... :)

We eat every part of the animals, I for example love criadillas which are the bull's testicles :)

Delicious I'm sure :help:

BroTree123
04-03-2012, 03:44 AM
Anyways yet another standard meal. For lunch I had a Malaysian curry chicken with snow peas and coconut rice. Washed it down with a 500ml Lipton Lemon Ice Tea.

Just a small restaurant around Uni that I ordered from. Nothing special. Back to assignments and study I go...

Clay Death
04-03-2012, 04:00 AM
it was pizza for me almost every other day when i was in grad school. nothing would beat the speed and convenience of pizza if you want to save time.

i eat far healthier these days.

Clay Death
04-03-2012, 04:21 AM
Depends on what region of Spain you're from, they all have different signature dishes, I mean we do eat Paella in Euskadi but it isn't a signature dish like Cod a-la Biscayan or Sukalki are.

What is usual is to have either meat, ham or seafood, with potatoes (not fried but baked, cooked or stewed), lots of vegetables, fruits at times, wine, all made with lots of oilve oil... :)

We eat every part of the animals, I for example love criadillas which are the bull's testicles :)


interesting. meat is important here in the states as well but i dont see why plant based protein can't work on some days.

i like fish or baked chicken with my dinner but i am starting to experiment with going without that once or twice a week.

Lopez
04-03-2012, 10:38 AM
Made some quick and easy salmon in the oven last evening. Seasoned the fillet with salt, black pepper, white pepper and some thyme. Put in in an oven bag with chopped red onions, zucchini and whole cloves of garlic. Was quite nice :yeah:. Protein and fat from the fish and some carbs from the veggies.

BroTree123
04-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Sounds good Lopez. Nothing like a fish in a bag, cooked in it's own juices. Brings out maximum flavor. Quite a healthy alternative as well :yeah:

Anyways just had dinner at this place a bit further away from Melbourne Central. I kept the Malaysian/Indian theme going. Ordered some Malaysian curry with Roti bread as a starter.
For main I ordered 3 things (didn't finish them all obviously):
- Mango chicken Kiev (think it was called that :confused). Sort of weird but it was nice. The chicken breast was filled with a spicy, tangy tomato sauce with Gruyère cheese. Around the plate was this mango reduction which was pretty damn good along with some shredded coriander on top of the chicken and around the plate. Weird, but it was delish
- Butter fish -- pretty much like butter chicken, but obviously not chicken but fish :lol:. It was a nice portion of a basa fillet which was swimming in the layer of sauce.
- Stir-fried Bok choy with ginger and garlic -- self explanatory :lol:

Anyways that's all I had to eat. No desert as I couldn't take much more.

For drinks, I had Corona with a wedge of lemon.

Now on to studying for this financial accounting test which is tomorrow and I haven't even started studying the 5 topics beforehand. Got a few hours. Surely I'm fucked :facepalm: :stupid: :stupid:.

Clay Death
04-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Made some quick and easy salmon in the oven last evening. Seasoned the fillet with salt, black pepper, white pepper and some thyme. Put in in an oven bag with chopped red onions, zucchini and whole cloves of garlic. Was quite nice :yeah:. Protein and fat from the fish and some carbs from the veggies.


great stuff. i fix salmon in the non-stick frying pan but the way you did this one is probably the best way to fix it.

i like salmon at least twice a week.

Start da Game
04-03-2012, 08:23 PM
wow you guys prepare your own food? that's great.....i can hardly cook anything......all i know is how to prepare a tea and do the noodles.....i am a mug at cooking curries and other stuff.....

good thread, brotree.....

Start da Game
04-03-2012, 08:29 PM
general brotree, i have read back and checked the pics......wow, just wow, i am salivating at the dishes posted by some posters......i have always been fascinated to know what people from different parts of the world eat......

i will post about indian food once in a while......there's no beginning or end to varieties in indian cuisine, they are infinite......

Lopez
04-04-2012, 12:07 AM
Starting to cook, it's always just following the recipe i.e. the instructions. As one cooks more, improvising is much easier.

Not saying I'm anywhere close to being good at it, most of my cooking is basic student dishes such as spaghetti bolognese, meatballs, chicken breast with veggies etc. But at least I prepare it myself, many other people just buy it. It's much easier to control your calorie intake (and protein/carb/fat) when you cook yourself.

BroTree123
04-04-2012, 04:56 PM
Much appreciated General Shanks :). I feel the same way, and I hope one day I can share the same experience in the future....that is, if I rack up enough green to hit the airplanes and start traveling around the world...and eat :haha:.

Indian Food is delicious but I think it's really rich for me, so I have it rarely...maybe once every 3 months. I had Malaysian/Indian (sort of) yesterday for dinner (as in my previous post), but I don't think it's as heavily concentrated as straight Indian tucker. Still....can't go past a curry of any sort. But I would like to explore further on Indian sometime in the future for sure.

@Lopez : Pretty much the same as me. I'm not as good as those freaks that are on international TV, but I also do love to follow recipes and also do some experimentation and improvisation of my own - that's if I have time (which I currently do not right now). With experimentation, for one example, I can be intrigued for hours on end trying to create really good tasting sauces for dressings or for marinades.
And you're spot on. Making stuff yourself means you have more control on your own levels of intake...which is one of the things I love most about it. You are in control.

Arkulari
04-05-2012, 02:20 AM
Delicious I'm sure :help:

They are actually awesome :D

My grandma has a saying: "la mierda bien preparada sabe bien" :haha: that means you may think something is disgusting but if you make it well, it might be great ;)

Arkulari
04-05-2012, 02:32 AM
And since I am free from tomorrow (Thursday) on and Athletic plays, I'm making some lamb necks for the match :D

Clay Death
04-05-2012, 03:08 AM
another late dinner for me today. dont feel like doing much cooking so i will raid the fridge for baked chicken.

i am thinking baked chicken, steamed carrots, a bowl of low fat plain yogurt, and a slice or 2 of whole wheat bread.

Clay Death
04-05-2012, 03:09 AM
lamb is good arkulari. i can hardly remember the last time i had it. i think it was a restaurant in houston, texas.

Arkulari
04-05-2012, 03:19 AM
I got these great necks from my butcher and I can't wait to cook them! :D

(I'm pretty demanding with my meat, quality or GTFO :lol: )

My grandma taught me well, same with fish, I remember us going really early to Bilbao's Port to choose the best one :D

Clay Death
04-05-2012, 03:36 AM
i like turkey necks too if they are prepared well.

BroTree123
04-05-2012, 03:39 AM
Necks (of pretty much any animal) are where the flavour is. Chuck them in a soup or stock. Makes a huge difference.

Clay Death
04-05-2012, 04:24 AM
affirmative. cant argue with that general bro tree.

Pirata.
04-05-2012, 07:05 AM
Going to make this (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/04/hot-cross-buns/) for Easter this weekend, I can't wait :drool:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4480756172_2f7099b3e1_o.jpg

Clay Death
04-05-2012, 07:22 AM
looks good. so you cook and you can bake.

is there anything you can't do?

about all i can do in the cooking department is fix fresh fish.

wait. i can boil eggs. however that was a disaster too last time. i held 2 eggs in my hand and boiled my watch for 2 minutes.

BroTree123
04-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Had Chinese for dinner tonight.
- Crispy skin roast pork and peking duck platter
- Deep fried salt and pepper tofu
- Stir-fried morning glory with chilli, beancurd and garlic.
Served with rice obviously.

Drinks: 1 X 355ml Pure Blonde. There was obviously tea as well.

Good shit.

Clay Death
04-05-2012, 05:04 PM
had chinese food last week at a restaurant in slidell, louisiana.

it was off the charts. they had incredible food there.

Arkulari
04-05-2012, 11:44 PM
And as promised...

http://i.imgur.com/UzFU6.jpg

Lamb necks :drool:

Clay Death
04-06-2012, 01:34 AM
i dont see any images warrior princess.

Arkulari
04-06-2012, 02:56 AM
http://i44.tinypic.com/9vb4wp.jpg

Can you see it now, CD? :)

Lopez
04-06-2012, 02:58 AM
I can see both pics :shrug:. Looks delicious :yeah:

BroTree123
04-06-2012, 03:10 AM
Lol same :facepalm:. That looks incredible by the way. I can picture it just being meltingly tender as I put my knife and fork to it :drool:. I'm keen to know what that sauce is cooked in ;).

Arkulari
04-06-2012, 03:35 AM
The soup that comes from this stew is just DELICIOUS, add a few carrots and potatoes and you get a world class dish :drool:

And this is pretty simple: use garlic, onion, pepper, a small dash of fruit vinegar, bay leaf and voila! you got it done :D

Clay Death
04-06-2012, 03:47 AM
impressive stuff indeed. i can see the images now.


too good to be true. i would enjoy somehting like that a lot. it looks very well done.

damn. now i am in the mood for some lamb this weekend.

Arkulari
04-06-2012, 04:16 AM
And for tomorrow (Good Friday) a salmon recipe from my mom :D

Clay Death
04-06-2012, 04:40 AM
salmon is a must for me at least twice a week. grilled salmon is best but i fix mine in the frying pan. it can be prepared in minutes.

this is grilled here in these 2 images. i found these on the net:


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/salmon-2.jpg


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/salmon-1.jpg

Clay Death
04-07-2012, 05:22 AM
arkulari where is your salmon? i wanted to see how you prepare it.

Arkulari
04-07-2012, 06:33 AM
Been all day at church, so finally got around to post this:

http://i.imgur.com/IJms6.jpg

(Don't ask for the sauce recipe, it's a family secret :p )

Clay Death
04-07-2012, 06:38 AM
looks splendid. i could finish that whole plate in minutes.

BroTree123
04-07-2012, 06:42 AM
Thanks, now I feel hungry :(.

Arkulari
04-08-2012, 05:33 AM
I made some "triángulos" for a snack today

http://i.imgur.com/1ZInu.jpg

Those have York premium ham, two kinds of lettuce, I added the torre anchovies, mayo and a sauce made out of red bell pepper, garlic and olive oil, I made it just before serving them :)

That recipe comes from my favorite bar in Bilbao, Eme :)

http://www.baremebilbao.com/triang.html

Clay Death
04-08-2012, 05:49 AM
looks really good.

what are they made of?

also i like all those fruits in the background. its the same here at my home. i always keep tons of fruits on the table for snacks in between meals. i also eat a lot of tomatoes.

did you know tomato is considered a fruit in botanical terms?

Arkulari
04-08-2012, 05:53 AM
yes CD and when you have kids, it's better to have lots of fruit around so that they can munch of those instead of asking for crap food :p

I listed the ingredients above :)

Clay Death
04-08-2012, 06:04 AM
I made some "triángulos" for a snack today

http://i.imgur.com/1ZInu.jpg

Those have York premium ham, two kinds of lettuce, I added the torre anchovies, mayo and a sauce made out of red bell pepper, garlic and olive oil, I made it just before serving them :)

That recipe comes from my favorite bar in Bilbao, Eme :)

http://www.baremebilbao.com/triang.html


healthy and fresh ingredients. nothing like it.

good stuff.

BroTree123
04-09-2012, 04:25 AM
Essentially what I had for breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday :drool:.

http://media-cache5.pinterest.com/avatars/EasterChocolate-95_o.jpg

Clay Death
04-09-2012, 05:35 AM
so you had a pound of chocolate. no wonder you are all wired up.

anyway nothing wrong with chocolate. escpecially dark chocolate. it is loaded with antioxidants.

BroTree123
04-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Just to please you sexually CD, for dinner tonight, I had seared lemon and pepper Salmon with stir fried bok choy infused with chilli, garlic and ginger.

Clay Death
04-09-2012, 05:46 PM
that meal sounds fit for the gods. nothing like a salmon fixed that way.

Roger the Dodger
04-09-2012, 08:27 PM
This thread should be banned! It makes me hungry and I just had a meal.

Clay Death
04-10-2012, 01:32 AM
good to see you around rodger the dodger. how the hell have you been anyway?

Clay Death
04-10-2012, 02:02 AM
here you go warrior princess arkulari. i give you the recipe for something that is quite popular in new orleans:

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/alligator-1.jpg




http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/balls-1.jpg




Alligator Meat Balls
Makes enough for 10 - 12 servings.

INGREDIENTS
•1 pound of alligator meat, minced.
•1 large egg, well beaten
•1 Tbsp each of finely chopped Spanish onions, celery, parsley, green onions, green peppers
•2 tsp lemon-pepper mix
•1/2 tsp salt
•1/4 Cup fine bread crumbs

For frying:
•1 Cup vegetable oil for pan frying
•A bowl of all purpose flour for dredging meat

INSTRUCTIONS
•In a large mixing bowl, place all the of the first list of ingredients and hand mix well.
•Make meat balls of 1-inch diameter on a clean baking sheet and set the set aside to set and meld flavors for 60 minutes.
•Dredge in flour and fry a few at a time until brown.

BroTree123
04-10-2012, 03:05 AM
Woke up late today at like 11:30am....missed my morning class but oh well :facepalm:. I got a brunch pizza which had bacon, eggs, cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, jalapenos and chilli flakes.

Roger the Dodger
04-10-2012, 08:39 PM
good to see you around rodger the dodger. how the hell have you been anyway?

:hatoff: Hallo Old chum!


Been neck-deep in work. Hungry now. For love. For food. For tennis.

BroTree123
04-11-2012, 02:21 AM
did you know tomato is considered a fruit in botanical terms?

More like, a fruit in general :lol:.

Clay Death
04-11-2012, 07:58 AM
i had grilled lamb for lunch and grilled salmon for dinner today.

living large today fo sho tramps.

BroTree123
04-11-2012, 10:43 AM
Sounds shit mate, you can do better.

Clay Death
04-11-2012, 05:46 PM
today i will be back to baked chicken and steamed vegetables.

Mimi
04-12-2012, 04:06 AM
Essentially what I had for breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday :drool:.

http://media-cache5.pinterest.com/avatars/EasterChocolate-95_o.jpg

love it :drool:

Mimi
04-12-2012, 04:08 AM
I made some "triángulos" for a snack today

http://i.imgur.com/1ZInu.jpg

Those have York premium ham, two kinds of lettuce, I added the torre anchovies, mayo and a sauce made out of red bell pepper, garlic and olive oil, I made it just before serving them :)

That recipe comes from my favorite bar in Bilbao, Eme :)

http://www.baremebilbao.com/triang.html

looks healthy and beautiful, Nat, a great cook :yeah:

Clay Death
04-12-2012, 05:24 AM
hello mimi. i see you found the food thread.

you will have to tell us of your favorite food when you get a chance.

BroTree123
04-12-2012, 05:47 AM
Sup kun7s,
Just a quick update at the Uni canteen via phone. Eating semi-cold stir fried noodles w/ chick n vegs 4 lunch. Nothing fancy...eating fast b/c I can't waste more time. I have a war to win.

Clay Death
04-12-2012, 05:48 AM
win the war general chuck.

just do it.

Grinder
04-12-2012, 08:16 PM
http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/1ecec7c484d311e1b10e123138105d6b_7.jpg

Made this the other night to watch the NBA games. An indulging cheat meal - Stir fried pork teriyaki curry w/peppers and ginger - Served with rice/roti.

It was delicious.

Clay Death
04-14-2012, 06:59 AM
wow. looks good.

also looks quite rich. did you use olive oil?

Clay Death
04-14-2012, 07:02 AM
where is the warrior princess arkulari?

princess what are you preparing this weekend? i feel like having grilled lamb again.

it has to be seasoned and marinaded to perfection. what do you think?

Topspindoctor
04-15-2012, 04:41 AM
Am I one of those rare people who simply can't stand Indian food? My friends go crazy over it and it's quite popular in Australia as well (being a former Brit colony I guess), but I find the smell alone offensive at best and vomit inducing at worst. Plus, all those exotic spices, which I never got accustomed to and am told that it's an acquired taste make me literally dizzy. For all I know I could be served rotten meat and I couldn't tell because the insides of my mouth are burning from all the herbal shit being dumped into the dish.

Call me old fashioned, but I prefer basic ingridients on my meat and my dishes in general. Salt, pepper...and that's it. None of the sugar/honey/coriander/mint/curry/weird spices etc etc nonsense that perverts the taste of premium meat that I pay a small fortune for. To me a basic medium rare steak + mashed potatoes + basic salad is the best meal you can have. I just don't get the exotic shit of cuisines that seem almost alien to me in nature and others that just seems to mix random shit together just for the sake of mixing it...:o

If I come off as too agressive in this post or made too many spelling/grammar errors, I apologize 'cause I am not entirely sober right now - but I believe I got my point across in regards to keeping it simply and using premium ingridients as far as cooking goes...

Clay Death
04-15-2012, 10:47 PM
baked chicken, steamed broccoli, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, and a bowl of plain yogurt for dinner today.

add to that a couple of fresh tomatoes and a glass of 100% fresh carrot juice.

now that is called keeping it simple and efficient.

Arkulari
04-16-2012, 04:11 AM
Sunday lunch:

http://i.imgur.com/jbHY1.jpg

Shaken beef, baked potato with cheese and Caesar salad :D

Clay Death
04-16-2012, 05:54 AM
awesome. looks great.

i would need at least 2 of those plates given my massive appetite for great food.

looks healthy too.

i will have grilled salmon and steamed vegetables for dinner tomorrow. this food thread forces me to plan my dinners in advance now.

BroTree123
04-16-2012, 06:33 AM
Nothing better than a home cooked meal I say.

Clay Death
04-16-2012, 06:46 AM
affirmative general chuck.

its 100% fresh and you fix it your way. that is hard to beat.

and it saves money.

Arkulari
04-17-2012, 02:58 AM
That was the kids' plate CD, we ate much more of the same :p

Clay Death
04-17-2012, 03:07 AM
pretty good stuff warrior princess.

i have been looking at some fancy salads. we will talk about them next time. i have some ideas.

i have ignored the salad area for the longest. it may be time to check out the possiblities of a ultra healthy, premium top shelf salad made to our own specifications.

i will get the ball rolling after i get back from my road trip tomorrow.

i will do the first experiment in my own kitchen when i get back. stay tuned.

my salad ideas will blow you away.

Arkulari
04-17-2012, 03:26 AM
I make a kick ass mango vinaigrette for the salads :D

Clay Death
04-17-2012, 03:30 AM
good deal. make sure to post an image here when you do it next time.

i am already thinking of some killer ingredients for my invention---the immortal salad of the gods.

stay tuned. we may be able to patent this stuff if we work together on this. the western world wants killer salads.

its the new wave.

Arkulari
04-17-2012, 03:36 AM
Correct CD, you give the ideas, I do the cooking :p

Clay Death
04-17-2012, 04:18 AM
some of the 20-25 killer ingredients our salad will contain is as follows:

1. almonds
2. apples
3. raisins
4. strawberries
5. greens
6. seaweed
7. fresh carrots
8. fresh broccoli
9. red onion---has anti cancer properties

10. champagne vinegar
11. frech lemon juice
12. olive oil
13. red seedless grapes

and this is just the beginnning. we have to think exactly the right kind of meat for this salad. let me know if you think bacon strips will work. you may want some chopped chicken breast. whatever you decide will work good.


this will be the mother of all salads. nobody will be able to tear away from this salad once they dive into it.

the small emphasis on complex carbs will make it a great treat for kids and adults alike.

everybody eats healthy. just one of these salads a day will keep the doctor away.

Clay Death
04-17-2012, 04:30 AM
here is a broccoli bacon salad. we can blow this salad right out of the water arkulari. this is primitive and unrefined compared to what we are going to produce.


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/broccoli-bacon-salad-ccflcr-abyssalmissile.jpg

Arkulari
04-17-2012, 05:09 AM
Bacon + Salad is not something I like, maybe something more fit to it? like Salmon? :D

Clay Death
04-17-2012, 05:28 AM
affirmative.

Clay Death
04-17-2012, 05:29 AM
everybody is encouraged to share their very best salad here folks.

this will generate some interest in a heart healthy salad that is loaded with complex carbs and antioxidants.

Arkulari
04-17-2012, 06:41 AM
I think the salad should be high in all kinds of vegetables (except for maybe arugula which is not everyone's cup of tea), a few dried seeds (depending on the kind of vinaigrette used, you can use saltier ones like peanuts for sweet dressings and sweeter ones like raisins or almonds for strong dressings), a good lean meat (preferibly turkey or salmon)

The dressing should be as simple as possible, don't use those mayo based ones (or bacon or stuff like that), make your own with vinegar, lemon, pepper, etc. If you want a sweet one, make it from scratch by caramelizing the fruit with not only sugar but also vinegar, olive oil, pepper, etc.

An example of an ideal salad under my concept:

Lettuce
Cherry Tomato
Onion
Cucumber
Cabbage
Celery
Spinach
Carrot
Peanuts
Herb croutons
Grilled Salmon pieces
Green Mango chunks
Strawberry chunks
Sweet Mango vinaigrette