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Old 10-04-2006, 02:22 PM   #21
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Seven S and Chef Jimmy both nailed it. Unclarified butter is fine for home use and if you're going to use it right away. If you're going to hold it or store it then it's best to clarify it unless you know how to fix a broken egg liaison.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:47 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by VeraBlue
I'm not a big fan of tomato juice...I see the bloody mary as a vehicle for vodka.

Use a good quality tomato juice, and an even better vodka. Cheap vodka will just give you a headache. I also like mine spicy...so the lime is a nice cut in the bloody mary, as well.
I like a bloody mary with spicy V-8 juice and extra tabasco.
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:23 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Andy M.
I like a bloody mary with spicy V-8 juice and extra tabasco.
Yes, please...thank you
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:41 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by philso

I'm in northern New Jersey....if you start out now, I'll have breakfast waiting for you in 24 hours!
thanks for the invite! unfortunately, it takes about 24 hours door-to-door from my home here in japan to my home in r.i. and besides, i'm kind of busy at the moment. but i just might take you up on that someday!

more immediately, there's a place about an hour and a half away that i found "chorizo" twice about a year or two ago, but not since. pitiful little hotdog-sized things, but they tasted ok. i think i'll mount a little expedition this weekend and see what luck turns up.
let me make sure that wine's ok before i use it.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:34 PM   #25
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uh... why not buy a jar of clarified butter and just use that?

i'm just saying...
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:44 AM   #26
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I was just wondering if clarifying it made a difference in taste or texture, since I had never made hollandaise before. I didn't clarify it, and it tasted fine. Thanks for all the replies.
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