Food and Resteraunts

March 11, 2015

Cold Sesame Noodles
July 20, 2019 3:36 PM - BirdnestHead
3/4 C. sesame paste
1/2 C. boiling water
1/2 C. soy sauce (less is better)
1/2 C. veg. oil
1/3 C. wine vinegar (red)
5 cloves garlic crushed
2 T. honey
2 T. chili oil (or a bit more)
3 T. toasted sesame oil
2 lbs. noodles (mein)

1. Whisk sesame paste + boiling water.
2. Beat in soy sauce, vinegar, veg. oil, garlic, honey, chili oil, and 2 T. toasted sesame oil until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Cook noodles, drain & rinse w cold water. Add 1 T. of toasted sesame oil. Toss.
4. Mix cold noodles with chilled sauce.
5. Garnish with grated carrot, slivered scallion, and mung bean sprouts. (we rarely do the garnish anymore)

This is an old recipe from the N.Y. Times magazine section. Sometime in the mid-80's?

poached eggs & hollandaise so easy that even stoops can do it
July 8, 2019 9:21 PM - ilovestoops
I'd tried to poach eggs directly in water a few times, using a few different techniques, and never could get them right. Found this the other day and it's amazing - even I can make it work:

Also, have only been able to do hollandaise successfully about half the time. This is amazing and traditional chefs won't believe it but even I made it work. Used a small heavy pot directly on the heat and stirred for over 10 minutes. Used combination of fresh lemon and lime juice and a little less butter. It was a little too thick but didn't bother thinning it. It can be kept in frige and warmed the next day.

Here's a pic of my poached egg and the hollandaise. I saw a Julia/Pepin video where she says english muffin too hard to cut so she cut a circle out of regular bread. I used a toasted brioche roll and it was great. Forgot to take pic sooner so messy plate. For the other egg, I used the "pod" method and cooked it a little too long, but this egg was perfectly runny.

English Muffin Bread
May 26, 2018 8:35 PM - Partridge
At Jeeves' request, I've been making this bread about every week or two. It is a very nice, dense, white bread and is great for morning toast. The only real similarity I find it has to English Muffins is the presence of corn meal on the outside. If you have a Kitchenaid mixer, it is easy and pretty foolproof. The only complication is that the dough is very sticky and therefore hard to divide into the two loaves which is what this recipe makes.

I've been altering the recipe only slightly. I slash the top to avoid having the crown get cracked and muffin-toppie and I bake it a few minutes longer than stated here.

English loaf recipe

Recipe used in video:

Slow Cooker (Or Oven) Hasselback Apple Pork Loin
October 11, 2016 3:28 PM - dibs
This recipe looks delicious and I'm a big fan of pork tenderloin.

It's a recipe for a slow cooker (dh take note)but can be done in the oven easy enough.

In general, 1 hour of simmering on the range or baking at 350°F in the oven is equal to 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high in a slow cooker.

No Knead Bread
October 7, 2016 11:36 AM - pepper
From Dave and Randi

Dave says:

"Use bread flour and about 1/2 tspn of yeast."

Whole Wheat Baguettes
October 7, 2016 11:33 AM - pepper

Cheese, please!
December 1, 2015 3:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
So, the plan is to make this sure-to-be-tasty ravioli with spinach and bacon (NOM!). But I think I'd also like some cheese in there. What cheese(s) do you think would blend nicely with this? (DO NOT SAY RICOTTA) Danke in advance.

Ready Made Crust?
October 19, 2015 11:40 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I wanna make this, but I'm way too lazy to do a homemade crust. Any ideas for something ready made that I can buy and use that won't taste awful?

Help Me Change This!
October 12, 2015 3:49 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'm not a fan of cream cheese. Any suggestions on a good substitute that could go well with the other ingredients? Let's also avoid mayonnaise. Danke!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
June 13, 2015 8:21 PM - pepper

Lemon Chicken Broccoli Pasta
June 13, 2015 8:14 PM - pepper

Spicy Ma Po Tofu - from R'andi
September 16, 2014 7:31 PM - pepper