What's For Dinner?

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  1. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    One of my many dubious talents is cooking. No formal training of anything. Just something I enjoy doing. Anyway, thought I'd share a meal or two with the gang.

    Tonights fare. Prawn fried yellow rice and mackerel.

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    How about you guys; what's for dinner?
     
  2. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Insalada Caprese, Honeycrisp apple, pomegranate Greek yogurt, yellow kiwifruit, jasmine green tea and a waffle with chocolate gravy for dessert.

    I had the yogurt instead of buying a fresh pomegranate because it was much more affordable (a little over $1 vs. close to $4.)

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  3. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    ...and tonights culinary delight

    Crab Soup Curry

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  4. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Think I'll get me one of these tonight.

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  5. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Not a roo burger? Just curious. <(^.^)>

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  6. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Not yet, though urban legends abound.:rolleyes:
     
  7. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I am surprised by lamburger....how long has that been going in down there? Has anyone ever seen one stateside?

    And I never understood shellfish in the shell in soup....can anyone explain that to me?
     
  8. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    How's that made mate?
     
  9. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    It's not too complicated. You start be roasting onions and garlic in a large soup pot. To that you add Indian spices, chillies, coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a low simmer uncovered.

    Next you clean and prep the uncooked crabs. I'll spare you the gory details of that process, and add them directly to the broth halved, shells and all. Continue simmering covered for about an hour.

    Done properly, the meat is easily sucked from the shells without picking.
     
  10. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Ah....that explains.something...

    Now I need to learn the clean and prep... Same as softshells? I've never cleaned an uncooked hard crab.
     
  11. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    LOL... involves a very large and sharp Fijian knife, I'd wager.;)
     
  12. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Straight down the middle! Gotta slow them buggers down somehow...:D

    Simple eats tonight.

    Vegetable Stir-fry & Rice

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  13. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Went veggie last evening myself. "Roasted Kumara Salad" -(Believe y'all call 'em 'Sweet Taters' in the states);)
     
  14. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Dessert anyone? How about a:

    Fiji Style Eggless Cake
    with dates, Raisins and nuts

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  15. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Macaroni and cheese that I "doctored up" with vegetarian chorizo and a few other vegetables, an Indian milk sweet that has rose water and pistachios (I forget what it's called, so sue me) and vanilla chai sweetened with sucralose. For dessert, I had a homemade apple "hand pie", kinda like what Hostess used to sell, but with more fruit in the filling, less "sauce", sucralose instead of sugar (to lower the carbs) and no animal fats in the pastry.

    Might make a vegetarian Hungarian goulash for this evening's dinner, or something with the sugar-free orange marmalade and some kind of vegetarian "meat".

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  16. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Veggie Rice, Sweet Potato and Bitter Mellon Curry

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  17. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Went yondering on the Murray with the lad in the wee hours. Gonna be some right golden perch on the barbie tonight!
     
  18. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Man, I'm jealous!:p
     
  19. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Hey, they was good too.;) One of those days you just dangle your bait over the side and they jump right in the boat.
     
  20. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    You and my late father would've been fishing mates, along with one of my former next-door neighbors here in Milwaukee. They didn't mind "drowning a few worms" when it was fishing season, plus they would clean the ones that they kept. Both dad and Houston are probably going after this one catfish that would steal the bait right off the fooking hook Couldn't catch any salmon because of that one fish!

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