Adventures with anrkst.

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    Then a full tray of trimmed and seasoned chicken breasts...

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    Arrrrgh!! D*mmnit!!! You know what happens when ceramic hits concrete?!!!

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    Awwww, Stop ya whining. Pull a Jeff Randall, Splint that sucker and crack on I say! :D

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    Settled on potatoes, carrots, onion, and celery for vegetables. (Needed a touch of green but she no like asparagus. )

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    It's a given...I don't even have to look down. :)
     
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    Was there any doubt that Noah might go paddling by?!

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    This on/off thing is not going to overcome my stubbornness.

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    I need a 425f ish so 16 low-20 high...

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    The splatter is killing my lower heat. Hmm, call for backup. Yep.
     
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    I turned the chicken twice in 30 minutes, add the veggies and the rest of the garlic oil at 30. I had to reload the bottom heat and go an extra 30. It's coming down in sheets here...

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    The Apricot glaze goes on for the last bit, 15-20 minutes is good. I need a roof on my patio. ;)

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    OK, His table manners are atrocious...

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    But He's just so adorable! ❤!
     
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    You are killing me.....honestly it's not even breakfast time here and I want to BBQ a chicken...!!!!!
     
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    anytime is a good time to burn a chicken. Bout to be the cool season on this side of the mud ball, I’m gonna be out here all the time. :)
     
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    Hiya guys, I've got a super easy one for you today. I really wanted to do this outside but it jumped back up to a nice mosquito inhanced 90f this week.

    How about a bowl of Italian Zucchini and Sausage Soup?
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    Let's start with my Italian mix and add 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Heck yeah.

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    I like making my own stock. I get to control the outcome that way.

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    I admit it. This only faintly resembles the recipe ripped from the magazine...

    20211007_152137.jpg he's orange, and sleeps like a chicken, but I can't cook without him. :)
     
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    This may be the easiest Soup I've made...like ever!

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    So you just half lengthwise n quarter your
    sausage, brown it a little, then in with some chopped garlic and sun dried tomatoes in olive oil..

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    Then you lift those out with a pierced spoon, and in with onions, carrots, and celery. Saute those just till the onions start to turn...

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    Then zucchini in, and give it about 5 more minutes..
     
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    Then pour in 1 can of diced tomatoes, and 1 can of beef stock. (I could have made pork broth but trying to contain my recipes to the still new "empty nest" effect. ;) )

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    Get that up to a decent simmer, 3-4 minutes...

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    The dump the sausage back in and...

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    Add your homemade chicken stock. You might need to up the heat to get this to a low simmer. When it does, set a timer for 20 minutes..
     
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    At the 5 minutes left mark, add in 1-2 chopped green onions and about 2 teaspoons of Worstershire..

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    This is what I came out with..

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    I decided at the last add that this should serve over rice. Thankfully that's exactly how long it takes in the super cool microwave rice cooker.

    A nice savory even flavor with just a hint of bite. Mine took 45 minutes and there's lunch for tomorrow. Try it out.
     
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    We had planned to go out this weekend but...Sous Nmbr2son developed an eye infection at the last minute so....
    Give me just a minute.
    How about some Swamp Soup?

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    There is no recipe here..give me this and this....

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    I wish you could hear this. He's actually quietly snoring down there. :)

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    I thought about getting the potjie out and building a fire but its decided to be "yeesh summer hot and mosquito infused" for a few days.
     
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    Things to always have on hand. Sausage, Shrimp, Chicken, Bacon, Garlic. (And a SPOON!! :D )

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    Onions, peppers, carrots, celery, tomatoes...

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    Then a can of okra, corn and tomatoes. A can of chicken stock. And a quart of that homemade gumbo base I did a little bit ago.
     
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    20211009_153850.jpg in with a quart and a half of Quick thawed pork bone broth, high simmer, set a timer for 30 minutes, and get some rice going.

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    If Seinfeld ever comes back I might get to be on TV... ;)
     
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    The natives are...restless. ;)

    Today I'm going to make Chicken Marbella. Original recipe can be found in the classic kitchen tome "The Silver Palate". I adapted it from a single meat entrée to a 1 pan meal that uses reasonable, available ingredients .
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    A simple reduction that can just be mixed in a bowl. I did use a pinch of kosher salt not pictured and lemon juice and lemon pepper in place of whole fresh lemon.

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    If you sidestep right, pick up your feet or your going to stumble. :)

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    Here are my simple upgrade items.
     
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    First thing, need to season the oil with.. "some" garlic. :D

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    Then a browning, both sides. 5 minutes on each or so..

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    On the second turn add your vegetables. I gave them a light dust of Mrs Dash.

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    Then pour/spoon your reduction over and kill the heat. Just let it set while your oven heats to 400f. (Mines takes 5 minutes and the residual heat gave a low low simmer.)
     
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    Toss the lot in the oven for 30 minutes. Poof, easy tangy zippy meal. Hardly any work at all. :)

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    So..it needs be asked, Whose version would you rather have for supper? Theirs? Or mine?
     
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    Hey Fellas. Let's take a trip thru time..whatta you say? Step thru the wall way way back to the 15th century, Sicily,
    For a bowl of "Peposo ala Fornacina". :)

    Peposo is a dark peppery slow cooked stew favored by the clans who worked the ceramic kilns in times of old...
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    There is 1/2 cup of bouillon, 1/2 cup of wine, 3 tablespoons of tomato paste (not pictured) 1/2 teaspoon of whole peppercorns, teaspoon of Mrs Dash, and a bay leaf. 2 tablespoons of olive oil. That's it.

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    You just toss these in, no grinding. ;)

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    For MyLove, Instead of beef or lamb, I'm going to use venison, "A" cut, backstrap. Harvested and processed by my own hands.

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    Nothing but good in that jar...

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    Sid sez, " Da..it's 7.30 in the morning. Too early for dis."
     
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    Am I going to stick to the original recipe?
    Of course not. "Savory upgrades ".

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    This looks interesting, let's cook it!

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    I don't have a 15th century ceramic pot.
    Nor do I have a 15th century kiln. But this ought to work for a simulation yes?

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    Set the temp for 225f and the timer for 8 hours...
     

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    Hmmm. Had a net glitch there...

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    This is traditionally served with Polenta. I don't think I've ever used it, research time. Then off to the store, this is literally the only thing they had.

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    I decided this would get a little seasoning, and then browned in a dab of olive oil and butter. As a final touch I'm going to steam it in about 3 tablespoons of beef broth.

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    About 8 hours and 10 minutes later...

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    Smells fabulous..she said it was "Wow. GOOD!!" Another win in my column. :D

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    Yall come see me alright? I'll make a bigger pot next time. ;)
     
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    Mouth watering as always!
    So the polenta was pre-cooked? I thing it is corn flour and salt. It is very popular here as a base for fried eggs, fried pork or just with some cheese. We call it Kachamak.
     
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