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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:03 PM

What's for Dinner, Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

We're having a light dinner because we had cheeseburgers for lunch. They were delicious--on toasted brioche rolls (my fave), with Boston lettuce, slice of tomato and red onion.

For dinner tonight, however, the RG is making curry soup using chicken broth and putting in carrots, onions, celery, and bits of sausage. The curry was given to him recently by his granddaughter, who spent about six weeks in India. It is so much better than any curry we've ever purchased here. For the appetizer, chicken livers on crackers with a piece of red onion.

I'm making salad, and that's spinach with red grapes and toasted almonds. This is fresh spinach I picked from my garden yesterday afternoon.

For dessert, we are splitting a piece of almond cake and also a brownie. There will be a spoonful or two of mascarpone-raspberry ice cream.


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Reply What's for Dinner, Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 (Original post)
NJCher Dec 2018 OP
irisblue Dec 2018 #1
NJCher Dec 2018 #6
irisblue Dec 2018 #8
irisblue Dec 2018 #2
janterry Dec 2018 #3
NJCher Dec 2018 #7
Luciferous Dec 2018 #4
demgrrrll Dec 2018 #5
PJMcK Dec 2018 #9
Cairycat Dec 2018 #10
FarPoint Dec 2018 #13
Demsrule86 Dec 2018 #11
violetpastille Dec 2018 #12
oldlibdem Dec 2018 #14

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:12 PM

1. Cher, paste or dried curry? Commercial or home/ small batch

In reading through curry recipes when I can't sleep, I was suprised to learn also there is a different base, coconut milk (Thai) and cream based( some Indian curries)

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:44 PM

6. powder form

That's interesting--what you learned.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:00 PM

8. A starting point.


https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-main-differences-between-Indian-curry-and-Thai-curry

"TL;DR This is in a generalized view of both cuisines. Thais do use dried spices and Indians do curry pastes… but dominance is dry spices in India and wet pastes from fresh ingredients in Thailand

Long answer:

Indian curries depend a lot on dried spices and most of the gravy is formed by onion or onion tomato… it's thickened by nuts… cashews, peanuts and such.

Fat/cream in most of North Indian curries are butter, milk cream and yogurt. Oils are peanut or mustard oil (traditionally)

In south India, oil traditionally is peanut or coconut. Cream part can be yogurt or more likely coconut.

Thai curries depend a lot on fresh green ingredients… and fermented products… hence the famous green curry paste or red curry paste etc. This curry pastes are made with galangal, lemon grass fresh chillis, fresh herbs, fresh turmeric root , dried shrimp paste, etc. unique ingredients for them are galangal, fish sauce, various shrimp and fish pastes and kafir lime leaves.

These pastes also act like thickners upto a point and gravy part is a mix of coconut milk and shallots, I think."
( TL;DR=too long, don't read)

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:13 PM

2. Rest of yesterdays pizza and a spinach-shredded carrot-red bell pepper-mushroom salad.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:19 PM

3. Vegetarian Split Pea Soup, made with Miso and Mushrooms

Loosely based on the Moosewood version

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Response to janterry (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:44 PM

7. Mollie is my fave

I love her recipes and have almost all her cookbooks. That particular soup I have not tried, but it sounds good.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:19 PM

4. Chicken parmesan, salads, fresh Italian bread.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:34 PM

5. Pulled pork made in the pressure cooker. Mashed potatoes, pork gravy and whatever vegetable

I can find. Probably roasted b sprouts. Pork was 99 cents a pound so that was really a no brainer! Penzeys the Now Curry is great. I love it. I am sure Indian curry is superior but Penzeys is really not bad at all.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:08 PM

9. We went to NYC's Chinatown

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Early and lazy Saturday dinner.

Cold noodles with sesame sauce
Kung Pao chicken
White rice
Tea
Fortune cookies

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 07:11 PM

10. Sockeye salmon

baked with a mixture of dill weed, parsley, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and S & P. Also cooked spinach, and there were some parsnips left over from Thanksgiving, glazed with maple syrup. Baked potatoes, and a nice $2.89 Pinot Grigio from Aldis.

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Response to Cairycat (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:56 AM

13. I would love this!

yummmy for your salmon....the parsnips re-do is excellent...

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:39 PM

11. Yum that sounds so good! I had a rotisserie chicken , baked potato and

a salad made with Marc's (supermarket) Cleveland grown lettuce. It was delicious...lettuce,blue cheese, Pepito and dried cranberries. I also had some of the Cranberry pomegranate relish I forgot to serve on Thanksgiving...got it at Trader Joe. It was so delicious. I had four gluten free cookies that taste just like thin mint girl scout cookies. I drank water and had coffee after dinner.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 10:21 PM

12. Beef Taco Pasta

I'm tired and this was fast to make:

https://www.budgetbytes.com/beef-taco-pasta/

As is my way I added a lot more garlic and a lot more cayenne pepper.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 04:17 PM

14. Mccormick beef stew

Made with carrots, celery, potatoes, and pearl onions.
French bread with margarine.

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