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Feb 18, 2009 09:47 AM

You've been cursed by the food gods and can only cook 12 recipes the rest of your life! What are they?

Mine would be:

Bolognese sauce
Roast Chicken
Barbequed Ribs
Thick ribeye steak
Sunday Gravy with Meatballs
Shrimp Scampi
Seafood Gumbo
Oyster Poboys
Pan-seared Sea Bass
Eggs Benedict
Texas Briskit

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  1. You don't say if a single marinade OR side dishes are part of this equation, so mine would be:

    Roasted Chicken
    Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Bacon & Toasted English Muffin
    Beef Stew
    Grilled Hangar Steak
    Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
    Maple-Roasted Salmon
    Scallops in Cream Sauce
    Shrimp Scampi
    Roasted Pork Tenderloin
    Chef's Salad
    ETA: Roasted Leg of Lamb (swapping out the Tuscan Bean Soup - I *knew* I'd see something else I'd want after reading other posts, and sure enough, shallots reminded me of one of my favorite meats!)
    Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    1. Filet mignon (in beef wellington)
      Shrimp scampi
      Meat with Five spice and hoisin sauce
      Chicken andouille gumbo
      Red beans and rice
      my recipe for blueberry bagels (with cream cheese)
      waffles with sour cherry jelly and good butter
      apple spice cake
      slow roasted pork shoulder
      (Jacques Pepin's) Leg of Lamb (marinate in soysauce, ginger, garlic)
      Roast chicken

      1. What about dessert? I love to bake, so I'd have to have my fruit crisp recipe (which can be made with different fruits, so more variety).

        This is hard for me, because I don't cook a lot of main dish-type meals from recipes and I do a lot of variations on my basic weekday dinner that goes something like: saute some "protein" with onions, garlic, herbs, veggies, finish/deglaze with wine/broth/cream and serve over potatoes/pasta/rice and maybe a grating of parm or a spoonful of sour cream. Is that a recipe?

        1. Laab & khao niyao, makizushi, sashimi with hot gohan, fonds d' artichauts princesse, le canard rounnais, enchiladas, tamales, mondongo, momos, goat curry, fruit & yogurt, quick Japanese vegetable pickles, black beans & rice.

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          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            I was hoping you'd reply, Sam, knowing it would be a veritable world menu! I don't know what a lot of what you wrote is, but I'd (hopefully!) enjoy trying it out!

          2. Pistachio Stuffed Pork Loin Roast
            Chicken Breast Roulade in Sherry
            City Chicken
            Bacon, Artichoke, Pine Nut Deep Dish Pizza
            Orange Croissant French Toast
            Lamb stew with dumplings
            Veal Piccata
            Veal Parmesan
            My wife’s lasagna

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            1. re: todao

              Sorry - I meant main courses - we could always do lists for sweets and sides....

              1. re: bayoucook

                I think Orange Croissant French Toast and Aebleskivers could qualify as a main courses, if you like breakfast.
                Baumkuchen wouldn't qualify as a main course on most menus but if you've ever makde it you might think it could be used as a main course with a glass of good Spanish Port and/or a cup of strong coffee - OMG, heaven.