Making tiny meatballs for Xmas party tonight, the kind in sweet red sauce. They broke down in sauce. How to save this awesome tasting meat? I am thinking providing small rolls and people can make sloppy Joes on the go or should I just have tortilla chips for dipping/nachos?? What else...? Thanks for any input
Hola! Having 20 folks over for a sit down dinner, we do it 2x a year, and this time going asian. One of my offerings is a thai green curry chicken. I have premade the curry and was wondering of a good way to cook chicken. I was hoping to gently poach the chicken (cut up breast and thighs) then add it to the curry before guests arrive and allow it to simmer on low. Does this make sense? I dont want to have dry or undercooked chicken. Thanks
I have been making pies for many years and recently have cultured a sourdough starter. It is 3 weeks old and seems pretty healthy, good lift etc...however when i get to shape it it has minimal elasticity and breaks really quickly. Is this a result of the souring properties? I typically incorporate it into flour (OO) 48 hours prior to firing and it looks good up to this point. Cooked it tasted pretty sour but is really dense and no chewy consistency. Any suggestions?
I am a pretty confident pie builder but recently someone asked me to make a red sauced bacon and egg pie. My question...do i add the egg half way thru? I bake on convect at 550 on a hot stone usually takes 5 mins.
Having a salute to pasta(and Carb Loading) in New Year, lining up menu. Besides salad what can one have for sides with a multi pasta course soiree? Thinking of 3-4 small plates of pasta for bout 14-16 people,(after apps of pizza) so needs to be somewhat user friendly, cuz by the time 3 course rolls round things will get a lil fuzzy, if you catch my drift.
Thanks for input.
Has anybody seen any Ground/Husk Cherries for sale and if so at what price? Same goes for crosnes?
Thanks for any help, I grow them and havent been ale to determine a price as no one grows them in my area.
This is a tough one. My friend has a friendly neighborhood chili competition every year. I make a classic texas red chili with homemade beef stock, make my own chili paste etc... I have done poorly in the past few years against people who have a "limited" taste palate. Last year the winner had ricotta on top (?) this year the winner had ravioli on top (second had cashews). Uhhh do i stick to my principles or next year do I enter baked bean dish with a pizza on top? i.e. how do i crack into that world of eaters?
sore loser :)
Dont want a sandwich....quick appy please
I have a second business(www.goodoutlookfarm.com) where I grow vegetables for a restaurant. I try to offer things that most full time farmers don't want to grow to give me a little edge. I grow ginger, crosnes, sunchokes, sweet potatoes, limas, favas as well as some regular things for the area.
Any other ideas/wanted veges that I may be missing in the northeast? Thanks for reading and any ideas?
This year had bumper crop of plums and made with my own garlic, onions, ginger some kickin plum sauce. What else could i put it on besides egg rolls et al?
I make a buch of pizza but never rolled one out added toppings and frozen. Anyone have any tips?
Thought might be good to stash in freezer to come home to after long holiday drives...
I have been using ziplocks, any other ideas?
Have a stash in the freezer from months of accumulation. Besides muffins, breads what can i do?
I make a fair amount of sausage and have accumulated some pork shoulder bones. Never really come across any recipes for pork stock...what to do?
Does anybody notice a smell if the mixer is working hard and on low with a large dough? The motor/top gets warm. I have noticed in the past but the spouse thinks it is wrong to have it happen - I thought it was normal for the work it was doing.
salsify,romanesca and sunchokes?
I sell to a restaurant from my large home garden and cant find prices for these items.
Mine just blew a gasket (F#$@&^!) thinking about calling a repair guy to change a $1.22 fuse for $130 when I wondered do I really need this? All it gets used for is reheating lunches.
Does a real foodie need this "tool"?
What am I missing?
I am having a cuban themed party in a few weeks and i have a nice goat shoulder in the freezer. All I can find for recipes that sound traditional is "jamaican" curried goat. Anybody tried this or have any suggestions for the cut of meat.
Having rice, beans and fried plantains as well, not to mention a few rum drinks.
thanks for any help
Read a little on Eric Ripert, saw his "lobster poached in butter with tarragon and champagne" received some major title...i would like to recreate it but cant find it with a simple google search - anybody know where to find it?
Need get gifts - dean and deluca not that that great
anybody with good experiences?
I have some inlaws who are due to have a first baby in a few days. I want to get them "dinner" one night since they are gonna be freaked out. Any suggestions? The live in the northern Va area if there is someting local...merci
I like having cheesy italian/american restaurant music playing while people eat and mill about. My CDs are getting tired. I have a computer in my kitchen that I use as a radio essentially - does anybody know of a website that would have this type of music available streaming. I use last.fm but cant hit the right style. Any other suggestions appreciated.
In a few weeks I am going to have a party with some winos and the eclectic food may make it a little tricky. I am planning on having pulled pork sandwiches, lobster rolls and shrimp and grits. We tend to like reds but I am thinking a Prosecco to start then not sure where to go after? Zinfandel/Reislings....any past pairings with said meals appreciated.
I used to get them at a local farmers market but that seems to have dried up. Niman ranch used to sell some 6#, now they are 3-4 and 30$ to ship...not worth it. Does Whole foods carry them? I have one 2 hrs away that I can make a run to is they have a quality product. Any other sources/online...help the BBQ smoker has recently unthawed and the lobsters are migrating home, time for a Maine spring cookout!
Who works or is friends with non-foodie types and still instinctly asks them everyday what they are having for dinner just to hear them say "I dunno cereal (or ramen, or fish sticks, ground beef,lean cuisine...)" or "I have nothing at home and no money so I guess I will order out"
Do you offer suggestions - tough stuff like boiling water for pasta, cutting a potato, roasting a chicken?
Because I don't...that would be mean and I am nice.
(If you believe that I have some Lehman Brothers stock for you too)
When I set out to make a gluten-free pâte à choux (that's the dough for cream puffs, éclairs, and other desserts like profiteroles and French crullers), I knew what I wanted: a dough that puffed up in the oven and was light. Who wants a heavy cream puff? Since wheat-based pâte à choux dough relies on gluten-rich bread flour, with 12-13% protein, I wondered how gluten-free pâte à choux would work. Pretty well, it turns out.