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whats for dinner tonight?

Just curious what the beautiful summer weather is inspiring everyone to cook tonight?

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  1. I made a batch of pad prik khing with crispy fried pork shoulder yesterday as I knew that I wouldn't want to turn on my stove in this heat.

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    1. re: JungMann

      I was thinking the same thing for tonight, a cold rice noodle concoction with lots of cilantro. what exactly is in pad prik khing?

      1. re: arugala

        Pad prik khing is a spicy Thai curry of pork or chicken and long beans. It is usually cooked until dry (without coconut milk) to highlight the biting flavors of ginger and galangal against the richness of fatty pork. I didn't have time to go to Chinatown to pick up long beans, so I subbed green beans and recreated the crispiness of the Sripraphai pad prik khing by frying the pork shoulder à la Filipino lechon kawali. There was a ton of flavor for such a minimum of work.

    2. pasta tossed with garlic sauteed chicken and homemade marinara sauce — straight from tomatoes, no cans involved.

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        1. Gonna get some pho with ribeye, flank, and fatty brisket. Maybe even a bahn mi if I'm still hungry.

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          1. re: Corporate_40

            mmm... pho.... tomorrow for sure.
            i just made a simple fish with olive oil, thyme, garlic, shallots and lemon, and put it on top of raw squash, with the same ingredients above as a vinagrette, and it was delish. when its so easy its that much more delicious...

            1. re: Corporate_40

              Oh, I so miss pho. There isn't any restaurants around me that serve it. I'm jealous!

            2. NC-style barbecue pork shoulder in the crock-pot, cole slaw, french fries and Mississippi Mud Black & Tan. I won't have to cook again for the rest of the week.

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              1. re: amethiste

                Oh I so love Mississippi Mud, hard to find around MA but a few package stores have it. Thats for the reminder of this luxurious beverage !!

                1. re: Jimbosox04

                  Mississipi Mud is not distributed here in MD' I bought it at Trader Joe's in VA for $2.99. A bargain methinks!