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by falvegas
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Roasted Eggplant Dip & Pita Chips
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Roasted Eggplant Dip & Pita Chips

Roasted Eggplant Dip INGREDIENTS Eggplant Dip: 2 Eggplants (~2 pounds total) 1 head Garlic, separated into cloves 3 Tbs. Olive Oil [1 for rubbing the Eggplant, 2 for the Dip finish] Sea Salt or Ground Pink Salt Crystals, and freshly ground Black Pepper 3 Tbs. Tahini 3 Tbs. fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, ...
by falvegas
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Roast Cod Mediterranean
Replies: 19
Views: 7189

Re: Roast Cod Mediterranean

I can relate to that.
For my Son-In-Law's birthday [he loves Lamb] I bought and prepared 22 Lamb Chops for the crowd. They cost almost $3 each.

I can get Prime-Grade, well aged, Rib Eye and NY Sirloin for right around $14/lb.
by falvegas
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Roast Cod Mediterranean
Replies: 19
Views: 7189

Re: Roast Cod Mediterranean

Well, as a born & bred Coastal New Englander, it is almost inconceivable to me that quality seafood would not be integral to anyone's weekly diet, if for no other reason.. Nutrition! Notwithstanding, Allergies. It's unfortunate that quality seafood has become so expensive, but if I had a choice betw...
by falvegas
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Roast Cod Mediterranean
Replies: 19
Views: 7189

Roast Cod Mediterranean

Got some fresh Cod the other day at the Oriental Fish Market, so I was looking for msomething simple for a fish dinner. Roast Cod with Burst Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers Use thick pieces of Cod as the cod and tomatoes will be cooking together, the tomatoes burst open to create a tasty jus for...
by falvegas
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Fried whole belly clams
Replies: 17
Views: 6668

Re: Fried whole belly clams

Well, from Ducksbury Beach all the way to the North Shore [say Ipswich] Soft Clams and Quahogs are abundant, AND A LOT CHEAPER THAN LOBSTER. As boys we'd walk along the beaches with a Lemon in our pocket, see the bubbles, reach in and pull out a clam, rinse it in the ocean, shuck it, and pop em in ...
by falvegas
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Fried whole belly clams
Replies: 17
Views: 6668

Re: Fried whole belly clams

Well, from Ducksbury Beach all the way to the North Shore [say Ipswich] Soft Clams and Quahogs are abundant, AND A LOT CHEAPER THAN LOBSTER. As boys we'd walk along the beaches with a Lemon in our pocket, see the bubbles, reach in and pull out a clam, rinse it in the ocean, shuck it, and pop em in ...
by falvegas
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Fried whole belly clams
Replies: 17
Views: 6668

Re: Fried whole belly clams

Well, from Ducksbury Beach all the way to the North Shore [say Ipswich] Soft Clams and Quahogs are abundant, AND A LOT CHEAPER THAN LOBSTER. As boys we'd walk along the beaches with a Lemon in our pocket, see the bubbles, reach in and pull out a clam, rinse it in the ocean, shuck it, and pop em in ...
by falvegas
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Deep-dish 'za
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

Re: Deep-dish 'za

Yum...double Yum. Ya can't go wrong with Pizza, and the variations are almost endless. I make most of my own Pizzas, traditional quality ingredients for the Dough. One 'Step' I found improved the Pizza is Refrigeration, often called 'Retarding '. Usually for 4 to 24 hours. Retarding a dough is the a...
by falvegas
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Chile Plants
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Re: Chile Plants

Those Santa Fe's are really beautiful. I love their slight sweetness. The Santa Fe's are pretty, quite mild, and they dress up many Southwest dishes. In the order if increasing heat it's; Santa Fe, Jalapeno, Serrano, and Habanero. In Salsas I rarely use the Habanero but with a little grated in with...
by falvegas
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Chile Plants
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Chile Plants

2 weeks ago I planted all my Chiles for this summer, started from seed, about 20 Plants. Did some Serrano, Jalapeno, Habanero, and Santa Fe. Right now they're about 3 inches tall. Put them out on the deck in Day, temp has been 72 Deg., Bring em in at night. By mid March they'll go into large pots. O...
by falvegas
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Fried whole belly clams
Replies: 17
Views: 6668

Re: Fried whole belly clams

Well, from Ducksbury Beach all the way to the North Shore [say Ipswich] Soft Clams and Quahogs are abundant, AND A LOT CHEAPER THAN LOBSTER. As boys we'd walk along the beaches with a Lemon in our pocket, see the bubbles, reach in and pull out a clam, rinse it in the ocean, shuck it, and pop em in o...
by falvegas
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Fried whole belly clams
Replies: 17
Views: 6668

Re: Fried whole belly clams

I knew if anyone was going to have a recipe it would be you! :lolh: :thumbsup: I know, Pix, it's like all the classic proven dishes; there are literally dozens of recipes for each, all with variances all over the map....sometimes it upsets me. Always good to know the 'Original' and stick to it clos...
by falvegas
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Fried whole belly clams
Replies: 17
Views: 6668

Re: Fried whole belly clams

I grew up with Fried Clams [no, not clam strips]. In fact I have to fly back to Boston to get the real thing. We all used my Grandmother's Recipe [which was never written down]. FRIED CLAMS [Boston Style, North Shore] Note: There are Soft Clams and Hard Clams. Use Soft Clams for Fried Clams [Ipswich...
by falvegas
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Millet
Replies: 15
Views: 6118

Re: Millet

Amaranth. High in protein and lowers your cholesterol. My sister makes porridge with Amaranth. Takes a little longer to cook than say traditional porridge with Oatmeal. She uses a variety of different grains, I'm the Oatmeal guy, usually hydrate some fruits in my cereal, but I will use milk and aga...
by falvegas
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Millet
Replies: 15
Views: 6118

Re: Millet

Wow! Seems like I'm hearing more and more about gluten, and how it is just not good for us. I guess hundreds of years ago, with stone ground flour, the amount of gluten they got wasn't nearly as high as our intake. Plus, we know that food manufacturers ADD gluten to many foods, including some dog f...
by falvegas
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Millet
Replies: 15
Views: 6118

Re: Millet

One option for millet. I'm trying to find something we can eat for breakfast that is cheap and easy to prepare. Something gluten free if possible. Are any of you familiar with millet? :dunno: Millet is good, especially if you eat like a Bird. :lol: Seriously: For Breakfast my favorites are Oats , W...
by falvegas
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Mac and Cheese
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Mac and Cheese

MACARONI AU GRATIN 6 Servings INGREDIENTS 16 to 18 Oz, Long Macaroni [may have to get this at an Italian or Mediterranean Store] 1 Garlic Clove, pealed and Split Lengthwise. 5-1/4 Cups Milk Sea Salt, Ground Pepper [or a dusting of white pepper] Nutmeg ¾ Cup Cream 1-2/3 Cups Swiss Cheese, grated. 1-...
by falvegas
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Mac and Cheese
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Mac and Cheese

I remember you telling us this is your favorite mac and cheese recipe. :hmm: Do you have the recipe to share? (I can go looking for it if you don't.) As I recall, the cheese was on the more expensive side. :ohwell: Oh, maybe I did post this some time ago. That’s OK, I’ll post it again…so don’t both...
by falvegas
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Mac and Cheese
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Mac and Cheese

MAC AND CHEESE

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by falvegas
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: A Few Fish Tacos
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: A Few Fish Tacos

Ya, I wish I could get Redfish from the Gulf, so many great Luisianna cuisine dishes one can make from that fish ...even the blackened process yum! Most of what we get on the west coast is snapper from the Pacific Ocean...not bad but not the same. But one doesn't have to be too picky with Fish Tacos...
by falvegas
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: A Few Fish Tacos
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

A Few Fish Tacos

FISH TACOS #1 - Tacos de Pescado Easy Recipe; made with a firm White Fish and served on warm Flour Tortillas with Guacamole. Serve open faced or simply street vendor style [folded]. INGREDIENTS 6 Flour Tortillas, can use Corn Tortillas [ about double ] 1-Lb. Firm Fish; Snapper, Rockfish, Sea Bass, ...
by falvegas
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Grandma's Zeppoles
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Grandma's Zeppoles

Well, you just reached a weak spot. I haven't had Zeppoles sine the Italian Festivals in the Boston North End [Little Italy].

This is great, must copy it for my Recipes.
by falvegas
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Oven Baked Fajitas
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: Oven Baked Fajitas

For what it's worth ; I thought I’d share my personal Recipe for Fajitas . This isn’t the nifty quicker version as, Tattulip’s [which I like], this is more the Southwest Version. Fajitas have their origin in Texas, and were originally made only with Skirt Steak. Fajitas means ‘little belts’ because...
by falvegas
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Oven Baked Fajitas
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: Oven Baked Fajitas

:lolh: Of course it's the Russian in you!!!!! :wave: I can't imagine eating borscht without sour cream!!!!!! YUMMY!!!! Love Borscht. A few times I’ve also made a creamy Asparagus soup and a creamy Broccoli soup with sour cream, On the Southwest side; last summer I made a 'Cold Cucumber Soup with Mi...
by falvegas
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Oven Baked Fajitas
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: Oven Baked Fajitas

I've had great succes with Skirt Steak. I put on a dry rub and broil it. I've also broiled chicken breasts for fajitas too. I think it's more the spices that make it. I don't need the sear marks. I also think the meat turns out more tender if you leave the chicken breasts whole and broil them, and ...
by falvegas
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Oven Baked Fajitas
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: Oven Baked Fajitas

That's so true. Sour Cream goes with just about anything, even Southwest and Mexican....on roasted Mexican Vegetables w/Cilantro, on Enchiladas & Burritos, and seasoned with Chipotle or other Chiles for many Southwest dishes including Fish. Traditionally of course can one can spread or dollop Sour C...
by falvegas
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Oven Baked Fajitas
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: Oven Baked Fajitas

That's a neat [quick] recipe, especialy when ya wanna put somthin together quick, like a crowd shows up. The long version I use is 'Steak Fajitas' BUT I marinate Flank or Sirloin Steak in Lime Juice, Tequila, Jalapeno, cumin, garlic and a little oil...Overnight. Beer can be used in place of Tequila....
by falvegas
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
Replies: 9
Views: 4114

Re: Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp Cocktail More often than not I serve Shrimp Cocktail in a large platter as an appetizer; rather than as individual shrimp cocktails at each place serving. • Make the Cocktail Sauce [previous] ahead of time & refrigerate. • Use large or Jumbo Shrimp [ about 1.5 to 2 pounds for a family ] from...
by falvegas
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
Replies: 9
Views: 4114

Re: Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Will wonders never cease, she didn't vanish into the dark forest.
by falvegas
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
Replies: 9
Views: 4114

Re: Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Heinz Chili Sauce
Couple squeezes of half a lemon,
Heaping Tbs. Horseradish Sauce [not creamy]
Several dashes Louisiana Hot Sauce [to taste]
Couple dashes Worcestershire Sauce
S&P to taste.

[can mix half Chili Sauce and half Tomato Ketchup if desired]