What's for Dinner?

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

sour_grapes

Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
12,355
Reaction score
11,796
Location
near Milwaukee
Seared Coho salmon; artichoke with an aioli dipping sauce; sweet 'taters; roasted baby bok choy with EVOO, garlic, gochugaru, sherry, and tarragon; green beans with toasted walnuts, butter, and Cambazola blue cheese. Washed down with some Mumm's Napa Brut Rose for a minor celebration at the Grapes household.

IMG_1723.JPGIMG_1726.JPG
 

ceeaton

Sixth year
Joined
Feb 15, 2015
Messages
5,146
Reaction score
5,449
Location
Southern PA
Friday night, pizza night!

4-30-21_pizza-1.JPG

4-30-21_pizza-2.JPG

4-30-21_pizza-3.JPG

Made some "personal" pan pizzas with about 2/3 the normal dough amount for each. They turned out a little larger than expected. Had hoped to cook outdoors, but the wind was a bit too much. Pepperoni for my wife, margarita for my daughter (after work) and a green pepper, onion and anchovy for me. Didn't have to worry if I dropped anything, our new member of the family takes care of that (her name is Izzy).

4-30-21_doggie.JPG

26 week old rescue dog. 70/20/10 mix of Blue heeler/American bulldog/Wippet. Smarter than most of the family members, she keeps us rather busy, but is a pretty well behaved dog even with the lack of training and the predominate breed characteristics. Have a trainer lined up for next Monday (6 week course), he specializes in police dog training and has trained a few Blue Heelers in the past. Very trainable dog as they are rather intelligent. She is already, after one week, very possessive of all our family members. A very affectionate dog, if you can keep your distance when she is in "play" mode.
 

sour_grapes

Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
12,355
Reaction score
11,796
Location
near Milwaukee
Sauteed lacinato kale (chicken stock, too much hot pepper!); grilled asparagus (Parmigiano-Reggiano); grilled corn-off-the-cob (garlic, butter, cumin); leftover roasted eggplant (marjoram, garlic); grilled ramps (Hello, spring!); grilled lamb chops (dry-brined, then rosemary, garlic, EVOO, thyme). Washed down with a fitting 7 Deadly Zins.

IMG_1737.JPGIMG_1738.JPGIMG_1739.JPG
 
Last edited:

sour_grapes

Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
12,355
Reaction score
11,796
Location
near Milwaukee
Another minor celebration in the Grapes household. Break out the seafood!

We split two snow crab (Bairdi) clusters between 4 of us, dipped in garlic/thyme/lemon butter. Supplemented by shrimp in a ho-made shrimp-stock-based cream sauce on angel hair pasta. Also roast eggplant (marjoram, garlic, EVOO); sauteed spinach (garlic, EVOO, lemon); roasted artichokes. All washed down with lots of stuff: started with a Chateau Ste. Michelle sparking wine; a cheapish Oak Grove Viognier; a Buttercream Chard; and a ho-made Seyval.

IMG_2202.jpgIMG_2209.jpg
 

sour_grapes

Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
12,355
Reaction score
11,796
Location
near Milwaukee
The weather finally warmed up (temporarily). We enjoyed a lovely BBQ-based meal. A small pork shoulder roast; potatoes roasted on the grill; stovetop Romano beans with onions braised with tomatoes and herbes de Provence; broccoli rabe with lots of garlic and EVOO; and wedges of fennel roasted on the grill, dusted with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

IMG_1744.JPGIMG_1745.JPG
 

sour_grapes

Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
12,355
Reaction score
11,796
Location
near Milwaukee
Did sous vide corn on the cob for the first time tonight (and sous vide steaks) - both finished over charcoal. Turned out well and will certainly be doing it more as the weather warms.

View attachment 74177
Two questions:
-What temp did you use on the corn?
-What did you do about cooking both corn and steak? Did you cook the corn at a high temp, then let the bath cool (leaving the corn in) and then cook the steak when the bath cooled off?
 

Boatboy24

No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
14,740
Reaction score
13,813
Location
DC Suburbs
Two questions:
-What temp did you use on the corn?
-What did you do about cooking both corn and steak? Did you cook the corn at a high temp, then let the bath cool (leaving the corn in) and then cook the steak when the bath cooled off?
The recipes I've seen called for 180F for 30 minutes, but cutting that back a few minutes if you were to finish on the grill. I got impatient (it was getting late) and threw the corn in at around 165 while the bath was heating, but still went for 30 minutes.

A few years ago, before the Anova Nano was released, they had pre-order pricing of $69, so I jumped on it to grab a 2nd unit. Ultimately, they had production delays and gave me the option of a refund or a 'regular' Anova bluetooth unit, so I took the BT. I wanted to be able to do multiple dishes at different temps and for $69, it was worth it.
 
Last edited:
Top