Yesterday I made a pork roast, potatoes and carrots with lots of garlic. Today I cut the pork into little pieces and tossed with some cumin, paprika and flour and then fried for some carnitas(they were okay but I fried them a bit too long so they were a bit tough, live and learn). I also put the potatoes and carrots into the same flour mixture then I deep fried and served with a mayo, sour cream, chipotle, lime juice and bit of salt and pepper sauce. They were Way better than fantastic
If you've never fried cooked carrots before do yourself a favor, you won't be sorry
My FIL has ordered 6 different species of lobster from all around the globe for guests to pick from and some dry aged grass feed fillets and wants to serve a surf and turf dinner with at least 2 sauces to go with each.
Appetizers will be pâté and caviar and we will have a mushroom and truffle risotto with dinner
Anyone got some ideas for the perfect sauce or maybe an unusual sauce to go with this
The Costco where I work has a novel way to raise money for "The Childrens Miricle Network" (I'm sure you've been asked to donate at every store you shop at). We bring food from home and sell it in the employee break room with the money going to the charity.
Today I did 20 pizzas (the pizza oven there does not do a great job with the crust, but it was passable). I wish I had remembered a camera so I could post this on "My Pizza Monday" but I didn't. It was a big success though as everyone was taking 2-3 slices
Tonight I pan roasted some(12 oz's) of mushroom slices in batches, after they finished I added some onions and garlic then add a few Tbs sour cream and a bit of cheese( although the cheese could be omitted) . In a separate pan cook up some refried beans. Put some flour tortillas in the oven to soften. Then put some beans, mushrooms, cilantro, fresh onions, cut tomatoes and lettuce on the tortillas, wrap and toast in a hot oven for 2-3 minutes. This will make you forget about meat
Today I slow braised a brisket in beef stock with cilantro, 1 each dried ancho, guajillo, New Mexico, chipotle peppers and onions. I shredded the meat, reduced the sauce and made some chalupas and refried beans. Three weeks ago I did the same with a pork butt and while this may be heresy I believe both of these are better braised in the oven than done on the smoker.
I've only been seriously cooking for 1 year now but this made me realize why they are called basic techniques...They work
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