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Old 06-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #111
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My Favorite dinner to cook would be Lamb Wellington, made with duxelle filling and a red zinfandel reduction au jus, Next would be potatoes [Yukon gold] Au Gratin made with Gruyere cheese. For vegetables fresh baby snow peas and pearl onions in a light cream sauce. And for desert ricotta cheesecake topped with a slice of spumoni and fresh strawberries. Since I just stopped dreaming make that meatloaf , mashed potatoes, peas and a slice of apple pie. mysterychef
That sounds good. The ultimate comfort food! I'll take it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #112
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It was Foiejita who was talking about the non-tortilla wraps. I'm guessing they're crepes.
Could be a naan, wheat, pita, etc. there are many wraps other than tortilla
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:03 AM   #113
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My Favorite dinner to cook would be Lamb Wellington, made with duxelle filling and a red zinfandel reduction au jus, Next would be potatoes [Yukon gold] Au Gratin made with Gruyere cheese. For vegetables fresh baby snow peas and pearl onions in a light cream sauce. And for desert ricotta cheesecake topped with a slice of spumoni and fresh strawberries. Since I just stopped dreaming make that meatloaf , mashed potatoes, peas and a slice of apple pie. mysterychef
That does sound wonderful
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #114
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My signature dish is my Chicken and sausage gumbo it is literally the best in the world i have been to all the restaurants gumbo cook offs and no one can even come close it is a delicacy with my friends and family they beg me to make it. it is very unique recipe as i invented it start to finish.

but don't take my word for it try it for yourself anyone interested in in acquiring this recipe just pm me and its yours only condition i ask is after you have tried it would appreciate honest feedback on it
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:05 PM   #115
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My signature dish would be a Yankee Pot Roast or a New England Boiled Dinner with a smoked shoulder. Always a favorite. Even the kids always ate all the veggies in both dishes.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:53 AM   #116
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I think my signature dish would be spaghetti. I know it seems simple, but I have so many recipes with a lot of personal flair!

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Old 09-01-2014, 05:52 AM   #117
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I think mine has to be paella. It's what my friends ask for when invited to dinner (they don't often get it - it doesn't do to spoil them). I was taught to make it by a Spanish indiscretion of my youth and I have to admit it's good. I nearly married him on the basis of his paella but that's another story.

Paella, back then was (and probably still is) the macho cook-out-at-the-beach thing. Married men think they are giving their wives and daughters a rest (despite the fact that the shopping, prep and cleaning up had to be done by said ladies) and I did hear that some young men considered it the ultimate seduction technique. The only time this was tried on me it failed somewhat acrimoniously when I "accidentally" allowed the wild duck which arrived in a carrier bag to escape. I felt it was rude to eat someone you'd been introduced to.

However, I digress. My recipe includes both meat, (chorizo, chicken, rabbit and/or sometimes pork) and fish and shellfish (monkfish, in the days when it was cheap, or other firm white fish, tiger prawns (large shrimp) some stripped naked and some with their shells still on for effect, squid, mussels, little clams and, when I'm in funds, langoustines), veg including peas, de-seeded tomatoes, onions and bell peppers, garlic, and saffron (despite all the British travesties that say turmeric is a good substitute - ARRGGGHHHH!). I make stock from the shells of some of the prawns and the chicken bones. I use Valencia rice if I can get it or Arborio if I can't. The secret to avoiding a soggy paella is not to stir it. A lot of the time people think it should be treated like risotto and it shouldn't. Leave well alone. Some recipes in English books and magazines use chilli flakes but my "teacher" didn't and I've experimented and prefer it without. I was taught to use ordinary Spanish paprika (which is rather sweet and not hot like the Hungarian stuff) but now find I like the Spanish smoked sweet paprika.

I used to use the special paellera that I acquired in Spain but now I use an electric one.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:01 AM   #118
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maddie, i've found paella a difficult dish to pull off just right. you have to get all of the meats and seafoods to be done at the same time without being overcooked and rubbery or dry. and while you're dealing with the proteins you have to get the rice correct. it's easy to make it too wet or too dry.

have you posted your recipe here? if not, it would be greatly appreciated.
i love a good paella.

also, my son's 3rd grade teacher was known as mrs. paella.

her real name is piela, but it was more fun to call her paella.
her assistant's name was ronacova, aka mrs. roll-o'-quarters...
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #119
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maddie, i've found paella a difficult dish to pull off just right. you have to get all of the meats and seafoods to be done at the same time without being overcooked and rubbery or dry. and while you're dealing with the proteins you have to get the rice correct. it's easy to make it too wet or too dry.

have you posted your recipe here? if not, it would be greatly appreciated.
i love a good paella.

also, my son's 3rd grade teacher was known as mrs. paella.

her real name is piela, but it was more fun to call her paella.
her assistant's name was ronacova, aka mrs. roll-o'-quarters...
I think it's in one of the boxes I haven't unearthed yet so I'll have to go and root it out ASAP. I'm off to bed now as I need an early night. Toodle pip, DC-ers.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:47 AM   #120
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My signature dish is my Chicken and sausage gumbo it is literally the best in the world i have been to all the restaurants gumbo cook offs and no one can even come close it is a delicacy with my friends and family they beg me to make it. it is very unique recipe as i invented it start to finish.

but don't take my word for it try it for yourself anyone interested in in acquiring this recipe just pm me and its yours only condition i ask is after you have tried it would appreciate honest feedback on it
I watched your video. Everyone has a recipe that they like for different gumbos. I thought that your roux was a little on the blonde side of chocolate. I have been told by relatives of my coonass SIL, that the roux for gumbo should be on the dark side of red-brown, if not black. This holds with the info in Prudhomme's "Louisana Kitchen" cookbook.The reason, they tell me is to develop that rich, deep flavor. Any thoughts?
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