Food and Cooking Thread

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by IGM » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:42 pm

Not really a "trimming" but we're doing someone-or-other's cherry coke boiled ham for Christmas this year. I think it might have been Nigella. We did it last year and it went down a treat.

I didn't like it very much though.

I do like to buy tesco finest chipolata sausages and streaky bacon and make my own pigs in blankets rather than the readymade ones as they just taste amazing. Except I haven't done that this year because I'm poor.

And I sometimes make very basic but very tasty sausage rolls for new year. One day I'll make the pastry from scratch instead of buying a block of puff pastry. One day.

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by Jamo3103 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:56 pm

1. Your special trimmings for Christmas Dinner

Nothing too different, throw some roast chestnuts and fried bacon in with the sprouts once they're cooked and cook with a bit of butter and salt/pepper. Duchess Potatoes as well to go with Roast Potatoes is always good but thats about it. Nothing unusual. Never have Turkey for christmas dinner though, not a fan. Always have gammon, chicken and one other meat (usually duck or beef). Christmas Dinner :wub:

2. Best frozen Pizza brand

Pizza Express ones are usually quite nice but I always heavily modify them, add plenty of my own stuff. Much better off just making your own from scratch to be honest. I quite often use Tesco's Pizza Base Mix kits, they're about 40p and give you the pre-prepared dough mix. Just add water and roll them out over some flour. Takes no time at all.

3. Best way to use the Green Pepper you get in multi-packs

I like to use green peppers in chilli along with red/yellow, give a bit more flavour variety in the chilli and taste good when they're slow cooked. Also taste fine roasted and then stuffed with cous cous, rice and meat or anything like that. slow cooking them in some stock when stuffed with rice, veggies, meat etc. and they can taste lovely too. They're perfectly adequate replacements for any other pepper if you just caramelise them with a bit of sugar before use. :)

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by abcd » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:45 pm

Seven Posers Posing wrote:
Hidden orange Christmas pudding wrote:1. I tend to make a lovely chicken and asparagus terrine to compliment the stuffing.



Seems a bit extreme. If the stuffing is good enough, surely the guests will compliment it?



It's extreme to the max.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:49 pm

We have the coke boiled ham too :wub:

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by jamcc » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:10 pm

Does anyone ever shop at Lidl? There's one not far from me and it's dirt cheap so I shop there. If you go, go to the freezer section and get their Bami Goreng stir fry pack. So cheap, piss easy to make (you just fry it) and damn tasty. Highly recommended.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by abcd » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:11 pm

Terry Christmas wrote:Does anyone ever shop at Lidl? There's one not far from me and it's dirt cheap so I shop there. If you go, go to the freezer section and get their Bami Goreng stir fry pack. So cheap, piss easy to make (you just fry it) and damn tasty. Highly recommended.



For Christmas?

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:12 pm

Hidden orange Christmas pudding wrote:
Terry Christmas wrote:Does anyone ever shop at Lidl? There's one not far from me and it's dirt cheap so I shop there. If you go, go to the freezer section and get their Bami Goreng stir fry pack. So cheap, piss easy to make (you just fry it) and damn tasty. Highly recommended.



For Christmas?


Maybe he's Jewish?

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Chocolate Jim » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:42 pm

Hey folks. Yep I'm all good contributing here.

My Site ... (spoilered for those who get overly sensitive about site pimping)
I run a site called Jim's Chocolate Mission and have done for the last 3 years www.chocolatemission.net
In a nutshell I review chocolates, cakes etc etc ... I've worked up such a following now I get paid for most the reviews I do. I'm looking at a near 5 figure revenue this year. Not bad for a blog eh!?


1) My trimming speciality - Honey mustard glazed parsnip and sweet potato ... That's my only contribution to Christmas dinner this year :-D

2) I love making small pizzas for lunch using Pittas breads as a base, bit of Tommy K, bell peppers, cheddar ... add whichever toppings you want. Quick, Easy and fresh! Yum!

3) I love roasting peppers myself.

What's everyone got for din dins tonight?

I'm either having a baked bean and sausage wrap with chips or i'm going to cook prawns in garlic ala Delia (See HERE) ..... all dependent on whether SKYRIM turns up :-D

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by KK » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:50 pm

Pretty much gone through every supermarket ready-made curry going. Sainsbury's (manufactured by Noon) & Iceland seem to be the best places to go. ASDA's "Chosen By You" Tikka Masala was the worst, with sauce that tasted like it had come out of a jar & rather hard chicken.

Most supermarkets do naan breads that bear absolutely no relation to their curry house counterpart, but Waitrose, Marks & Spencer & Morrisons do one that's very similar.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:51 pm

Haggis Roast Potatoes and Green Beans. 8-)

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:53 pm

KKLEIN wrote:Pretty much gone through every supermarket ready-made curry going. Sainsbury's (manufactured by Noon) & Iceland seem to be the best places to go. ASDA's "Chosen By You" Tikka Masala was the worst, with sauce that tasted like it had come out of a jar & rather hard chicken.

Most supermarkets do naan breads that bear absolutely no relation to their curry house counterpart, but Waitrose, Marks & Spencer & Morrisons do one that's very similar.


Have you tried the Mumtaz ready meals? strawberry floating lush. Their Keema Matah Kurai (I've probably spelled it wrong) is amazing. :wub:

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PostRe: Re: Food and Cooking Thread
by jamcc » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:55 pm

Hidden orange Christmas pudding wrote:
Terry Christmas wrote:Does anyone ever shop at Lidl? There's one not far from me and it's dirt cheap so I shop there. If you go, go to the freezer section and get their Bami Goreng stir fry pack. So cheap, piss easy to make (you just fry it) and damn tasty. Highly recommended.



For Christmas?


The isn't specifically a Christmas food thread.

The quality of moderator on here has really declined. :fp:

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by KK » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:56 pm

FEstive FEast wrote:Have you tried the Mumtaz ready meals? strawberry floating lush. Their Keema Matah Kurai (I've probably spelled it wrong) is amazing. :wub:

I haven't. Haven't even seen them, actually.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:57 pm

KKLEIN wrote:
FEstive FEast wrote:Have you tried the Mumtaz ready meals? strawberry floating lush. Their Keema Matah Kurai (I've probably spelled it wrong) is amazing. :wub:

I haven't. Haven't even seen them, actually.


I used to get them from Morrisons, although since moving to the midlands I haven't seen them. :cry:

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Dual » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Thread about cooking
> post about ready-made curry

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by KK » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:23 pm

I'm currently eating a sandwich made from Kingsmill 50/50 bread. Worst bread I've ever eaten.

Probably the worst major bread brand going.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Clarkman » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:38 pm

What do people think of these things?

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They're always on offer, and I've probably worked my way through all the flavours now.

I keep buying them, but I don't know why. They're totally unsatisfying and quite tasteless. There doesn't seem to be a rival on the market. They're way worse than Beef Jerky or Pork Sractchings, which are just yum.

More meat snacks on the market, please.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by jamcc » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:56 pm

They look strawberry floating horrible. Like cold chicken nuggets.

For someone who's bezzie mates with President Obama, you disappoint me.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Knoyleo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:15 pm

Shane MacGowan wrote:I still make Knoyleos pesto and cream pasta from the last time we did this thread. I use Quorn instead of chicken now though ^__^

:wub:

Quorn :x

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Sputnik » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Are you vegetarian, Dual? I've also started buying crap like Quorn. It's cheaper than meat and still acceptably good.

This is malignant for diapered cartoon girls crutches as well

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