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Dec 3, 2011 12:14 PM

What's for Dinner? #118 [OLD]

Alrighty, at the request of la lingua I have started a new thread. For us tonight it will be steak. Rib-eyes. Nice and bloody. Not sure of prep yet, but thinking of a steak salad. Day 2 of a no-carb weekend. (Save for a cocktail or two, of course - i'm not CRAZY.)

What's on your table tonight?

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  1. My wife is preparing a stir-fry made with leftover London broil (flank steak). BTW, I like my filet mignon Pittsburgh rare. For those who are unfamiliar with that prep, the steak is charred on the outside and rare in the middle.

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    1. re: ChiliDude

      "the steak is charred on the outside and rare in the middle."

      Surely that's how every steak should be - but rarely is.

    2. Had a vegetarian friend over for dinner last night so I made a number of meatless dishes from At Home with Madhur Jaffrey in a vague attempt to recreate an amazing restaurant meal we had a few weeks ago.

      Dinner was red lentils with ginger, mixed vegetable curry, basmati rice, storebought naan and yogurt on the side. Dessert was yogurt custard with banana and cardamom and a supermarket tiramisu cake brought by our guest. This was my first Jaffrey cookbook experience and I am now hooked. Everything I made turned out amazingly well.

      Not sure what'll happen for tonight, but it will probably be centred around meat.

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      1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

        The rice with sesame seeds in that book is fantastic. I don't think I've ever made one of her recipes I didn't like, and I've been using her books since the first one came out..

        1. re: buttertart

          The rice with sesame seeds looks great -- Perhaps I'll try that one next. I'm kind of glad I was limited to the vegetarian recipes because everything looked so good it was hard enough to choose what to make as it was.

        2. re: BananaBirkLarsen

          I have some red lentils, so I've been eyeing that recipe. Glad to hear it was a success!

            1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

              if said restaurant meal was in Fresno, can you post on the California Board or give a link if you already have? :-)

              1. re: susancinsf

                There were a couple threads about the restaurant but the reviews were so extensive, and written by people who clearly knew what they were talking about, and I didn't feel I had too much to add. Here's a link to the main one: (I think the other threads were linked to in that thread)

            2. Slight change of plans. We were feeling meaty today & got ourselves a nice chuck eye. Seared in the CI pan, finished in the oven, currently resting. Side of baby romaine with orange grape tomatoes, feta and a simple vinaigrette (oo, rwv, s&p, mustard).

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              1. re: linguafood

                Very nice. Let me get my coat and shoes on.

              2. A LONG day of errands, including getting Alfie back to the shelter to be looked at - sure enough, Momma's diagnosis of URI was correct. I now have oral meds to give him each morning and eye drops for Buster 2x a day. Oy. :-)

                Then LOTS of errands on a strip of road in Salem, NH that's notorious for being a PITB during regular time frames. But during the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Oy yet again. But I got them done, finding good parking spaces and getting what I needed - all except the scallops I had hoped to have for dinner. Too late, and I was tired. So homemade mac & ham & cheese to the rescue. Alexia "artisan" rolls and a salad with maple-balsamic vinaigrette alongside. Oh yes - and there's been wine. Plenty of wine. :-)

                Ice cream with gingersnaps if I *must* have some dessert. :-)

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                1. re: LindaWhit

                  I'm sorry to hear the kitkats are under the weather. :(

                2. With the guys in Philadelphia at a squash tournament, I am left to my own sorry devices. Dinner tonight was a big salad of mixed greens, artichoke hearts, a bit of avocado and some grape tomatoes. I barely needed to use oil to dress the salad -- just tossed it around with the artichoke hearts, which are the kind packed in oil. With that was part of a chicken breast from a previously roasted chicken. Boring as hell.

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                  1. re: roxlet

                    Not boring at all. The salad sounds tasty. But I'm a sucker for salads of all kinds...

                    1. re: linguafood

                      Yeah, but they're going to all sorts of exotic places -- like Hooters, lol!

                    2. re: roxlet

                      My kind of salad! Not at all boring. I had a salad for lunch yesterday made with Romaine lettuce, chopped onion, chopped stuffed olives, chopped green marinated hot peppers (know as peperoncini on supermarket shelves), pieces of leftover turkey from the carcass gleaned prior to being used to making turkey stock on the day after, olive oil and malt vinegar.

                      Molto saporito! Non noioso (not boring)