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hungover as hell. what crunchy dish can i cook to cure myself?

I'm using all my energy to cook, not search the boards. so please tell me what feeds your hungover soul?

im craving salad, so i'll be adding greens to anything i make. my body must really be in bad shape if i'm craving salad so hardcore!

i want something else comforty and not too greasy, maybe something low maintenance like roasted vegetables and cheese. I apologize for being mildly brain dead at the moment, and defer to you, chowers!

Thanks for the help!

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  1. bonus points for simple spicy asian recs!

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    1. re: arugala

      Ok. I'll play.

      How about a Sriracha Spam sammie? Take two slices of bread, one slice of Spam, squirt with copious amounts of Sriracha. Eat.

      Would probably go great with your salad ...

      1. re: ipsedixit

        oof! I can def do the siracha, but not the spam! thanks for playing though! :)

    2. Hungover as hell, gee, what's it like?

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        ha ha, you are a lucky man! :)

      2. I never get hangovers (knock on wood) but I understand from friends that a greasy spoon is the way to go. Sounds like you may be the exception. Usually it's around brunch-time so we'll go for a migas-breakfast, or some cheesy omelet. I think you could make these low on the grease and potentially healthy. Maybe a low-key frittata or quiche? With a nice salad with a french dijon vinaigrette? Feed your veggie and cheese desire with a baked potato with broccoli and cheese. Maybe a little tomato juice with or without vodka depending on whether you desire some hair of the dog.

        1. My fix is corned beef hash, eggs over medium, some more hashbrowns, all mixed together, with lots of maple (not real) syrup, and Tabasco.
          I know, looks like barf, but it's great!

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          1. re: wyogal

            i'm thinking of this nigella lawson salad minus the hazelnuts since they are pricey.. now just need something else... not looking for meat recipes but maybe fish, if inexpensive..

            BELGIAN ENDIVE AND GRAIN MUSTARD SALAD
            Time: 15 minutes.

            1/2 cup shelled hazelnuts
            1 teaspoon grain mustard
            2 teaspoons lime juice
            2 teaspoons orange juice
            1 teaspoon honey
            1/4 teaspoon salt
            1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
            1 tablespoon vegetable or corn oil
            1 pound red or white Belgian endive, separated into leaves
            1 bunch watercress.

            1. Put hazelnuts into a sealed freezer bag, and bash them with a rolling pin to break them into pieces. Toast in a small dry skillet until browned and aromatic. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
            2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, lime juice, orange juice, honey, salt, sesame oil and vegetable oil. Set aside.
            3. On a large platter, toss together the Belgian endive and watercress. Sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts, and drizzle with citrus and mustard dressing, tossing to combine everything well.
            Yield: 6 servings.

            1. re: arugala

              Sometimes I just get the little bag of hazelnuts, or whatever nut, if I don't want to use a whole, regular sized bag. You know, the ones on the hooks, just a serving or so.
              How about a plain piece of cod? or tilapia?

              1. re: wyogal

                in theory yes, but i'm craving like starches and vegetables..

                1. re: wyogal

                  that's a good tip. i usually buy big portions of nuts since we eat them a lot, but not usually hazelnuts, though they are delicious. endive is pricey enough! i have all the other ingredients on hand, though so shouldn't be too bad.

            2. A bowl of rice krispies with tomato juice instead of milk is what professional hangover-ers eat.

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              1. re: Jjjr

                that is aggressive! and somewhat genius? do you add anything to tomato juice?

                1. re: arugala

                  I can't take credit for it, I saw my friends dad eating it once and just kind of stood and watched in interest as he slurped this concontion heartily. He looked up from his spoon to offer me some, saying 'want some (n-word)-juice, Jason?' I never laughed harder in my life.

                  Honestly I haven't tried it myself but you said you were looking for crunch factor. I would have ladened it with 'too much,' pepper myself, dash of hot sauce wouldn't hurt either.

                  My hangover remedy is beer mixed with tomato juice and recently discovered garden cocktail which lists 'pepper juice,' as an ingredient. Definitely fits in there.

                2. re: Jjjr

                  a friend of mine swears by tomato juice.

                3. My hangover cure is always a burger and some hair O the dog.

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                  1. re: jenscats5

                    thanks everyone. i ended up doing something very basic for dinner. Spring salad with the nigella lawson's salad dressing i listed above. The dressing was primo- i am going to be using this one again and again. The citrus and sesame oil combo is pretty much what I always want in a salad dressing. Vegetable oil is a nice change of pace for dressing, too. i had it with peanuts because i was craving asian and that's what he had on hand.
                    bought a roasted chicken and then just roasted red potatoes, asparagus and red onion with a ton of garlic and some balsamic. just what the doctor ordered!! :)

                    1. re: arugala

                      Wow! Great effort for a hulluva hangover; I'm impressed!

                      1. re: wyogal

                        Indeed. Can't say I've had such an explicit hangover craving, lol.

                        1. re: Jjjr

                          it is clear my body needed some nutrients not found in guinness! :) it was a good reminder of how the most basic foods usually taste the best.

                          1. re: arugala

                            guinness is a sandwich in every glass. ;)

                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                              Bier ist Brot. Ask any German.

                  2. Cold pizza, hot coffee. Squirt sriracha in both for an asian twist.

                    1. egg whites and crispy bacon on a very toasted english muffin with crispy iceberg lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and onion.

                      perfect crunch, relatively healthy, and gives you the diner/greasy spoon feel. and you can make it from home!