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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed May 20, 2020 4:05 pm

I had salmon last night at work too :lol: . Mine was tray baked with tomatoes , peppers and garlic and I made some potato Rosti to go with them .

The plan was pasta arrabiatia tonight but I don’t know whether I’ll be too hot for pasta

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Amyw » Wed May 20, 2020 8:09 pm

I was too hot for pasta :lol: . Ended up having a baked sweet potato with cheese, coleslaw and made a little salsa on the side . Perfect little dinner sat out in the sun

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Wed May 20, 2020 9:05 pm

Salmon all round then :D

More lemon, blueberry and ricotta pancakes for breakfast. We’ll have turned into these bloody pancakes when lockdown is over :lol:

We got some pork and apple burgers from the butchers for dinner which we bbq’d. We had them with a one pan roast of potato wedges, red onion quarters, whole garlic cloves and rosemary. I par boiled green beans and asparagus and added them to the roasting tray for the last 5 minutes. Roasting green beans is something I’ve only started doing this year but they are gorgeous. I expect being doused in olive oil, salt and pepper in the hot roasting pan helps! We also had some lemony mayo on the side.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed May 20, 2020 9:42 pm

I didn't think it was too hot for pasta ;) I made a dish with prawns, mascarpone cheese, garlic, a pinch of dried chilli seeds, lemon zest and juice, all tossed together with tagliatelle and wilted spinach. I had also made spicy apple tray bake earlier today and that has been hitting the spot every since :oops: :roll:

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:57 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:I didn't think it was too hot for pasta ;) I had also made spicy apple tray bake earlier today and that has been hitting the spot every since :oops: :roll:


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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Thu May 21, 2020 8:38 pm

Just finished off the curry from the other night embellished with added paneer for me and boiled eggs for him.
I also made an impromptu rhubarb crumble.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu May 21, 2020 10:57 pm

I decided to make a pasta dish based on the assumption I had a bit of soured cream to use up, but I didn’t

So I had pasta with some bacon, courgette, roasted garlic, Parmesan and sage. Nice

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby karadekoolaid » Fri May 22, 2020 3:15 am

I made a pizza. I needed some comfort food!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Fri May 22, 2020 5:00 pm

We have some bavette for tonight. We’ll probably have it with home made chips, garlic mushrooms, slow roast tomatoes, asparagus if we have any left. Maybe a blue cheese butter.

I’ve defrosted some homemade non-spicy bean chilli for the girls. If I’ve messed up and it’s actually a spicy version then we’ll have to have that instead and the girls will have fish fingers. I really should label things properly.

There is cheese and grapes for dessert.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 pm

Szechuanish Aubergine & Pork, to this recipe, but more porky. Yum :

https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/chines ... nced-pork/

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Renee » Fri May 22, 2020 11:17 pm

What a lovely recipe Sakkarin and your rice looks perfect!

I oven cooked chicken thighs with skin and bone, added sliced yellow and orange peppers, sliced onion and rosemary. They made a nice change.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Sat May 23, 2020 7:08 pm

That does look good Sakkarin!

Lunch was nachos topped with chilli con carne, grated cheddar and jalapeños.

We’re having hake tonight with chorizo, tomatoes, asparagus and new potatoes.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 pm

Lunch was a salad including a rice salad made with last night’s leftovers and the remains of some feta

Tonight I had some cauliflower cheese with bacon. I deliberately made extra cheese sauce to stash in the freezer but I have rather more little pots than I expected, last time I did this I must have made a big lasagne or something with the first half of the sauce

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 pm

We had the Spiced sweet potato, roasted tomatoes from Nigel Slater's 10 spring recipes from last week's Observer https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/m ... ng-recipes

It would have been seriously underwhelming if I hadn't added some garam masala to the mashed veg. I also used more turmeric. We had an enormous onion that was delicious, and some mixed colour cherry tomatoes that roasted beautifully.

I simply cannot see the point of mustard seeds. I bought some for another Nigel Slater recipe and found them totally "meh" - but I thought I'd give them another go this time. The jar is now finished and I don't think I'll be replacing it.

Perhaps it's the fault of Sainsbury's spices!!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Amyw » Sat May 23, 2020 11:14 pm

I can imagine the original recipe would be a little meh . Turmeric and mustard seeds aren’t the strongest of spices and I think sweet potato is much better roasted than steamed when you get that nice caramelisation . I’d be tempted to roast them next time then roughly crush them with extra spices .

I do find though I love some of Nigels recipes but a lot of his creations are just assemblies of things rather than a complete dish

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat May 23, 2020 11:21 pm

I love black mustard seeds but they have to be tempered i.e. cooked in hot oil, when they have a rich, nutty, flavour. I’m surprised he uses yellow mustard seeds which I only use in pickling.

This Madhur Jaffrey Gujarati Carrot Salad is very simple and shows off the black mustard

http://breadbutterandbooks.blogspot.com ... salad.html

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby karadekoolaid » Sun May 24, 2020 4:33 am

We had the Spiced sweet potato, roasted tomatoes from Nigel Slater's 10 spring recipes from last week's Observer.
It would have been seriously underwhelming if I hadn't added some garam masala to the mashed veg.


Of course it would. There was no salt in it - apart from a "sprinkle a little salt on the tomatoes". the recipe will never, ever taste exciting unless it has salt in it.
And i congratulate you for adding garam masala; at least there was a little "punch" to the dish.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby KeenCook2 » Sun May 24, 2020 11:49 am

karadekoolaid wrote:
We had the Spiced sweet potato, roasted tomatoes from Nigel Slater's 10 spring recipes from last week's Observer.
It would have been seriously underwhelming if I hadn't added some garam masala to the mashed veg.


Of course it would. There was no salt in it - apart from a "sprinkle a little salt on the tomatoes". the recipe will never, ever taste exciting unless it has salt in it.
And i congratulate you for adding garam masala; at least there was a little "punch" to the dish.


:lol: Karadekoolaid, absolutely! I'm afraid we're with Rick Stein on salt, who always says that the salt police will be after him as he adds it :lol:

Sue, that carrot salad looks delightful, we will definitely give it a try. I love carrots in salads, with orange, raisins, apples, in coleslaw etc etc

Amyw, yes, Nigel's recipes can be a bit of an 'assemblage' of various ingredients.
OH is a fan and uses a lot of his ideas and likes it that he doesn't necessarily specify chapter and verse exactly what or how much of various things you need.

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby RockyBVI » Sun May 24, 2020 12:25 pm

Lovely sounding food. I’m also quite heavy handed with salt. I justify that I need it by living in a hot place and running (so sweating!) a lot....

On Friday night we shared a steak and had it with onion rings and (slightly bizarrely!) collard greens.

Yesterday we shared a pizza for lunch and for dinner had fish pie with broccoli and peas on the side.

Tonight I am doing a pork mince and chickpea curry that I cut out of a magazine years ago but is delicious. Lunch will probably be beer and crisps on the beach!

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Re: What's everyone cooking this week?

Postby herbidacious » Mon May 25, 2020 10:58 am

Planning to do a gnocchi gratin thing tonight. Home grown tomatoes from last year, aubergines, homegrown basil, other things... (including lots of cheese).

I am also foolish pressing tofu. I did think I could make an aubergine and tofu thing last night, but it didn't happen. Not sure what to do with it. I doubt I will want to cook tomorrow.

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