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Old 09-25-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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What's for Dinner, Thursday, Sept 25, 2008?

I'm still debating my menu for tonight. What do you fine folks have planned???

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Old 09-25-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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now listen girl, I'm countin on you for that inspiration today.
it's all on you
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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My turn to cook for date nite and I'm making sushi and sashimi. Busy cooking the rice and hoping it comes out sticky enough as I haven't made it for ages!
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venison back strap
friend zucchini
and salad
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #5
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I have some frozen Whole Foods wild salmon in my freezer, so I'm going to do a favorite preparation purloined from Eric Ripert, of "Le Bernadin" fame. It's called "barely cooked" salmon, and it's still on his tasting menu today.

Obviously, I'm not going to be doing anything with snow morels or truffle butter. My accompaniments/side dish will be very plain because it's a weeknight, I'm in a hurry, and I'm not made of money.

The salmon itself though, via this method, is easy to cook properly and it's stupidly delicious. Link:

Recipes : Barely Cooked Salmon - Wine Magazine


Since the salmon is done on the stovetop and is supposed to be skinless (mine has skin), I will peel the skin off, let it sit in shoyu for a few minutes, cut it into rectangles, and broil it to make salmon-skin "crackers", which I lay on top of the finished fish. I'd throw Ikura (salmon roe) on top of the cracker if I had it, but I ran out on Tuesday, lol.

I'll do whatever the side dish is while the salmon is cooking and the skin is broiling. It's always something simple, usually just a green veg, either frozen or fresh, depending on what I've got. I've been on a green bean kick lately.

The whole dinner will be less than $10, for seriously good food (IMO, anyway).
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:54 PM   #6
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now listen girl, I'm countin on you for that inspiration today.
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Uh oh... inspiration from me????? The uninspired one here of late????? I feel like I have been in a cooking rut! I have some really nice ricotta cheese I still need to use if it has not turned funky on me!!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:14 PM   #7
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I'm going to be on vacation tomorrow and all of next week, so I'll probably be working late to make sure everything I need to finish is done before I leave. So I'll probably pick up some takeout tonight. Don't know what yet.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:24 PM   #8
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Recipes : Barely Cooked Salmon - Wine Magazine

The whole dinner will be less than $10, for seriously good food (IMO, anyway).[/quote]

That sounds like a heck of a deal B.A.
I'm fixing the venison roast that I've brined overnight with carrots, potatoes and mushroom gravy.
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not a clue. its rainy outside, nobody in this house is happy today.... i cant think of a thing.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #10
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A good rainy day dinner is red beans and rice (with a little sausage) you can do it all in one pot too to save on dishes.
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