What's for Dinner #204 - 700 Plus Posts and It's Still Not Easter [OLD]
- hannaone Mar 28, 2013 04:07 PM
"Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think"
Easter weekend and April Fools just ahead. Sunny days and warming temps, I can almost smell the grill smoke and charcoal.
What are you cooking for dinner?
Came home from work and wife had about 25 pounds of ribs cut and getting ready for the marinade (Guess she is trying to suggest it's time for the grill).
She had some LA cut at the market, and hand cut the rest in a traditional "head and tail" cut. Got a couple quick pics before she chased me out of the kitchen.
While waiting for the ribs to marinate, looks like we will be eating Kalbi jjim- Korean style braised short ribs.
Your ribs look and sound sensational hannaone. I've never had the pleasure of experiencing Kalbi jjim before so I Googled for recipes. I thought the Asian pear was an interesting addition to the marinade and noticed another recipe that also included kiwi. Did you put fruit in your marinade?
We use Bae (Hwangkeum), the Korean version of Asian pear when it's available. It's a larger variety of the Asian pear with a slightly sweeter flavor.
When the Korean pear is not available we will use either the standard grocery store Asian pear, semi sweet apple, or maybe plum tea concentrate.
Neither my wife nor I like kiwi with meat, so never use it, but a lot of other people swear by it.
It has been a bit chilly here this week so tonight is a nice warm bowl of stew. I have the beef simmering away getting all tender. Red potatoes, baby carrots, celery, turnips, pearl onions and straw mushrooms. I forgot to stop and get some french bread for mopping so I am making corn bread. A nice green salad to have some contrast in texture. And a red wine vinigarette I think.
Kinda of a hybrid dinner tonight...still Passover here, Mrs Phreddy observing Holy Thursday and Good Friday...
So tonight....Baked stuffed sole for us...mine with 3 cheeses and Matzoah meal...hers with breadcrumbs, cheeses and shrimp...All baked in the oven....for me roasted veggies, her's; Tagiatele with garlic and EVOO...on the side Greek yougurt , minced garlic, s&p and fresh dill & mint....
To start....Vegetable stock, onion, leek, mushrooms and some steamed potatoes which were whipped in for some body...not too shabby..
Forgot; I got home early today and decided to cook for Good Friday....A vegetable Lasagne with zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, Ricotta, mozarella, Parmagiano Regiano,Vadallia onions....with a Bechemel over the top; then into the oven @ 350 for 1 hour...all cooked ...probably enough for 10 people..it is
cooling in the fridge right now for tomorrow night's dinner with a green salad....
Pictures tomorrow when served..
BTW.....similar to Gingershelly's eggplant/veggie/bechemelly/loaf....
For the Passover boy...I did a seperate pan with Matzoh instead of Lasagne noodles and all of the same ingredients.......
I am sure the regular Lasagne is kick ass...but this is my first attempt at Matzoh Lasagne....it will be either kick ass or kick MY ass!!!
Keep your ears open!!