Your favourite meal/recipe?

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  1. ::dom::

    ::dom:: New Member

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    One of my favourites... reading the recipe has made me hungery... I'll make this for dinner... yum!

    There are many variations but this is a good basic one.
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    Pasta Puttanesca

    5-6 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and crushed
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
    1 1/2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
    3 tablespoons black olives (Kalamata or oil-cured), pitted and chopped
    1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, minced
    4 anchovy filets, minced (optional)
    500g dried penne pasta
    3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

    1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, red pepper flakes, capers, olives, garlic, and basil. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
    2. Cook the pasta in rapidly boiling water until al dente. Drain well.
    3. Toss the hot pasta with the tomato mixture. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
     


  2. James Bruce Gil

    James Bruce Gil New Member

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    DOM,

    YUM

    I do a very similar thing with diced smoked atlantic salmon in stead of the anchovy and Fettucine instead if the penne. Then wash down with several glasses of ice cold Verdelho.

    I'll let you know how the Verdelho goes with the penne and anchovy.

    I'm almost 60 and maybe the other appendage is not as important as it once was, but believe me food hasn't quite overtaken it yet! :eek:

    Kind regards,
     
  3. ::dom::

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    Smoked salmon would be heaven... even thin strips of fresh, raw, salmon.
     
  4. bigpedaler

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    don't think i could narrow it down to just one, there have been so many over the years....

    blackened chicken, pulled from the bone and sauteed, with mixed greens, also sauteed.

    "supreme" or "works" pizza -- there's a spot in town that serves the best i've EVER had, but it runs almost $40 for one large.

    broiled lobster tail, NY strip, baked potato/s.cr./butter

    sesame chicken over rice/vegetables

    my sister's meatloaf -- makes prime rib taste ordinary.

    there was a dish served in a Japanese restaurant here locally, can't remember the name of it, but it was based on grilled shrimp/veggies -- I RUINED IT BY HAVING A JAPANESE BEER WITH IT! REVERSED GEARS ON ME TWO HOURS LATER!

    any/all of the above -- washed down w/ Heineken.
     
  5. FREDBLACK

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    This is Spaghetti Alio E Olio... Google it for recipe.
    e.g.
    http://cooking.philly.com/recipes/011001pasta.asp
    bon apetite

     
  6. Powerful Pete

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    :confused: :confused:

    Spaghetti Alio e Olio in my family is good quality EVOO with finely crushed garlic - heat the garlic gently in the oil (just enough to flavour the oil not to fry the garlic) and then pour the result over cooked spag. Toss, sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan and eat. You can sprinkle a bit of chopped parsley over it if you want to add a little colour, but basically, that's it.
     
  8. geoinmillbrook

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    Favorite recipes or favorite meal ever ?

    Favorite meal ever was fresh (caught that day by me) broiled bluefish (sans dark lateral line meat) -seasoned with garlic, chopped onion, a little olive oil, & freshly ground black, white and red pepper, little neck steamer clams (that were just dug up from the beach) served with drawn butter, linguine with olive oil and minced garlic, pepper, basil and parmesean cheese, sweet corn just picked up at the local market, a ceasar salad with romaine just picked from the garden and home made ceasar dressing (including the obligatory salted anchovies - bought at market) -- all topped off and served with chilled Pino Grigio and a case of Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale (as we were at a beach house in Nova Scotia, Canada). For desert, nothing put fresh strawberries, blueberries over just baked sweet biscuits and homemade whipped cream and bit of shaved dark chocolate.
    The tired legs from the 90 mile ride with chock full panniers we had just done to get there (as part of one of our trips around the entire peninsula) , and the sunburn to go with it, the beach, the late August ocean breeze, the wine, the beer, the company. Now that's a meal !!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D

    George
     
  9. El Loto

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    Not necessarily my favourite meal ever, but it was last night's dinner.

    Chop up some shallots, red peppers, cherry tomatoes and courgette. Stir fry them with some balsamic vinegar.

    At the same time grill some halloumi, I had to use a griddle pan.

    Toast pitta breads (two per person usually) and spread hummous on the inside.

    When sufficiently grilled add the halloumi and the vegetables.

    A quick, tasty and mostly healthy snack which can fill a hole.
     
  10. MountGower

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    This will give you plenty of strength and energy.

    1. Dice up some onions, garlic, mushrooms and your favourite green veges. I like broccoli, brussell sprouts, zuccini, green capsicum, beans etc.
    2. Brown these veges in some butter or oil and tip them in to a bowl.
    3. Add a can of diced tomatoes to bowl of veges and stir in some chopped parsley and spinach.
    4. Brown a big T bone steak quickly on both sides.
    5. Tip the sauce in pan over steak and cover. Simmer until your happy to turn it and turn it over. Simmer again until your happy. The bone will probably start to rise out of the steak.

    This is beautiful and you will feel great after it. Goes great with a big piece of roast pumpkin and roast carrot.

    Enjoy. :D
     
  11. James Bruce Gil

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    MG,

    My dear old mother, (now in her 80's and still going strong), used to make a similar thing, but used to add some chicken stock and rice at the simmering stage. It would end up almost like a rissotto with soft steak included. Not bad at all!

    Kind regards,
     
  12. James Bruce Gil

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    SM,

    You'll get an eighty odd year old mother? Well everybody should have one.

    Problem is when you do have one, you to are old!!

    Kind regards,
     
  13. BNcycle

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    Any vegetarians here? My favorite cuisine is indian. Without aloo mattar, I don't know what I'd do.
     
  14. dangerousbiker

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    Yummy
    I love steaks!! Chinese food, sushi and sashimi.
     
  15. James Bruce Gil

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    BN,

    I've never really thought about it, although I do eat vegetable curries.

    You could say that I'm half vegetarian. I love veggies with my meat! I'm also half carnivorous I suppose because I love meat with my veggies!

    I don't consider my self an omnivor since although I love bread, I don't go much on potato sandwiches.

    Kind regards,
     
  16. BigUgly

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    Venison wrapped with baccon and cooked on the BBQ. Top it off with BullsEye and an ice cold Molson Canadian
     
  17. James Bruce Gil

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    BU,

    What is BullsEye? Other than the centre of a dart board or those older style sweets, I mean.

    Kind regards,
     
  18. BigUgly

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    BullsEye is a BBQ sauce you can get in Canada or the States.
     
  19. James Bruce Gil

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    BU

    We don't see it over this way. We do see the Molsen Ice over here though.

    Kind regards,
     
  20. Japheth

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    pizza

    Jacob
     
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