Food and Cooking Thread

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by KK » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:52 pm

I had one of those new Blue Dragon Shots tonight (Chilli Coconut) with noodles, turkey, dwarf beans & peppers. First time I've ever had Thai & it was bloody delicious.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Chocolate Jim » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:08 pm

KKLEIN wrote:I had one of those new Blue Dragon Shots tonight (Chilli Coconut) with noodles, turkey, dwarf beans & peppers. First time I've ever had Thai & it was bloody delicious.


I pretty much live on Stir Frys during the week.
Have you tried some of the Amoy Sauces?

I recommend the Pad Thai and Satay ones!

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by Rax » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:13 pm

Made a superb beef stew and some homemade bread. First time attempting bread, not bad, need to make a few tweaks for the next attempt. After making cookies last week and bread this week Im realising this baking thing aint so hard after all

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Bunni » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:26 pm

I've got a huge bag of left over wholemeal flour from the Christmas pudding I made the other week, so I might have a go at bread sometime soon.

Got some fairy cakes in the oven, ready to be iced up in green for my cake stand, and some coffee bites ready to bung in when they come out. Tomorrow Anung will make his tree shaped sponge cake, and I'll give the Christmas cake a dash a brandy and ice the bugger ready for showing off on Sunday.

I love baking :wub:

Dinner however, another egg butty and coffee. I forgot to pick up some dinner. At least I've cut the cigarettes out of my diet anyway.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Exxy » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:34 pm

Always been tempted to attempt Chicken Ramen or Chicken Katsu Curry. Only thing putting me off the curry is frying, I'd be gooseberry fool scared of spilling the oil.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Pedz » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:16 pm

I love ramen, I grabbed a recipe off the internet before was really nice, I have a Wagamama cook book here now, as I really like the food there.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Knoyleo » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:49 pm

My fellow housemates and I are planning a pre Christmas meal for all of us, and it's going to be roast beef, but one of the guys insists he can't drink red wine, so has to have something white. White wine with roast beef. :fp:

I ended up buying a fairly big and intense Chilean Chardonnay, in the vague hope that it won't be utterly terrible with beef, but made sure it was still cheap so that it won't be wasted. The rest of us will be getting a nice Chilean Syrah. :)

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Dual » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:53 pm

Evict him from the house :|

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Chocolate Jim » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:24 pm

Cause I'm moving flat I'm eating my stocks down .... it's making for some interesting meals I have to say .....

Tonight I'm having salt and pepper oriental chicken, stufffed with ardennes pate :lol: :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by SandyCoin » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:46 pm

Made myself some pad thai for din dins. Went down a treat. So easy to make too.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Fatal Exception » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:51 pm

Knoyleo wrote:My fellow housemates and I are planning a pre Christmas meal for all of us, and it's going to be roast beef, but one of the guys insists he can't drink red wine, so has to have something white. White wine with roast beef. :fp:

I ended up buying a fairly big and intense Chilean Chardonnay, in the vague hope that it won't be utterly terrible with beef, but made sure it was still cheap so that it won't be wasted. The rest of us will be getting a nice Chilean Syrah. :)


A good ale is acceptable with beef. If he doesn't like that then tell him to get to strawberry float.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Knoyleo » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:10 pm

FEstive FEast wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:My fellow housemates and I are planning a pre Christmas meal for all of us, and it's going to be roast beef, but one of the guys insists he can't drink red wine, so has to have something white. White wine with roast beef. :fp:

I ended up buying a fairly big and intense Chilean Chardonnay, in the vague hope that it won't be utterly terrible with beef, but made sure it was still cheap so that it won't be wasted. The rest of us will be getting a nice Chilean Syrah. :)


A good ale is acceptable with beef. If he doesn't like that then tell him to get to strawberry float.

Yeah, I know it would be, but given that I foolishly phrased the question as: "I'll get the wine in for the dinner, have you got any preference?" I now feel obliged to actually provide some white wine. On the plus side, I'm almost certain he won't get through the bottle himself, so I'll probably polish it off for afters.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Poser » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:44 pm

I did Xmas Dinner for nine yesterday. Knocked it out the park - I did individually-stuffed turkey steaks wrapped in streaky bacon as they looked so much better sliced on the plate.

However, the pigs in blanets stole the show and can STRONGLY recommend the following:


Good quality cocktail sausages wrapped in nice smoked, streaky bacon. Stick em in the oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, take three tablespoons of clear honey and microwave for about 20 seconds, so it's really runny. Mix a teaspoon of mustard powder into it and one or two teaspoons of sesame seeds. Mix well. After the sausages have cooked for 15 minutes, drizzle the mixture over them and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Best not to let the honey burn.

You'll be left with the best damn sausages you've ever tasted.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Polar Bear » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:13 pm

Seven Posers Posing wrote:Good quality cocktail sausages wrapped in nice smoked, streaky bacon. Stick em in the oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, take three tablespoons of clear honey and microwave for about 20 seconds, so it's really runny. Mix a teaspoon of mustard powder into it and one or two teaspoons of sesame seeds. Mix well. After the sausages have cooked for 15 minutes, drizzle the mixture over them and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Best not to let the honey burn.

You'll be left with the best damn sausages you've ever tasted.


That sounds amazing!! :o

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Poser » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:34 pm

Polar Bear wrote:
Seven Posers Posing wrote:Good quality cocktail sausages wrapped in nice smoked, streaky bacon. Stick em in the oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, take three tablespoons of clear honey and microwave for about 20 seconds, so it's really runny. Mix a teaspoon of mustard powder into it and one or two teaspoons of sesame seeds. Mix well. After the sausages have cooked for 15 minutes, drizzle the mixture over them and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Best not to let the honey burn.

You'll be left with the best damn sausages you've ever tasted.


That sounds amazing!! :o


It really, really is. I wish I was eating them right now.

Only hard part was finding the sesame seeds in the supermarket.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Clarkman » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Jersey milk is damn good.

One product that lives up to the ballsy branding. :wub:

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Beans » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:01 pm

I had a a toasted cheese and bacon sandwich over the weekend. It was like cheese and ham, but even more brilliantly epic.

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by bear » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:10 pm

I'm making Texas cornbread for my dinner. I'm hoping it comes out of the oven looking a lot better than it went in to be honest. :|



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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Poser » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:56 pm

Beans wrote:I had a a toasted cheese and bacon sandwich over the weekend. It was like cheese and ham, but even more brilliantly epic.


Want - might have some of that for tea. Except I might go for Brie. And mebbe a touch of cranberry sauce.

Did you use a traditional sandwich toaster, a George Foreman (or equivalent) or did you just cowboy it and use toast?

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PostRe: Food and Cooking Thread
by Beans » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:07 pm

Seven Posers Posing wrote:
Beans wrote:I had a a toasted cheese and bacon sandwich over the weekend. It was like cheese and ham, but even more brilliantly epic.


Want - might have some of that for tea. Except I might go for Brie. And mebbe a touch of cranberry sauce.

Did you use a traditional sandwich toaster, a George Foreman (or equivalent) or did you just cowboy it and use toast?


Used toast. It was quite a long process. I grilled the bacon to nice and crisp. Whilst doing that I grated some cheese, put on sliced bread. Once bacon was done, I put the pieces of bread under the grill to melt the cheese. I then put the whole thing together as a sandwich. Toast each side under the grill and voila, Bacon and cheese toastie.

EDIT: Oddly for some reason, I like toastie despite hating bread. Doesn't seem as stodgy when toasted.


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