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Darkon

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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #240 on: March 12, 2016, 07:18:34 PM »

Sounds good to me. The only ingredient I didn't recognize was dashi.

You may be right about required preparation time Aur, especially with fresh ingredients,  I find Asian dishes take time.

But to be honest the end result is usually pretty good though.  ^_^

Had some Naruto ramen the other week with 'swirlies'. Mmmmmmm.
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #241 on: April 19, 2016, 10:56:44 PM »

Since I bought a slow cooker and had some chicken in the freezer that I was hoping to put to good use, I decided to give something a try: Salsa Verde Chicken. Now, I have some coworkers who swear by Salsa Chicken, but I tried making it the last time I had a slow cooker and it wasn't worth writing home about. It was fine enough, I suppose, but I am not the greatest fan of your typical salsa. I do love salsa verde though. Described as such for those of you who might be familiar with green sauces not of Mexican origin:

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The basis of the green sauce (known as salsa verde) is typically pureed cooked or raw tomatillos, with jalapeƱos or other chili peppers, white onion, cilantro, and sometimes lime added to taste.


It looks hideous, but it is delicious.

So, in the pot goes the chicken, the salsa verde, and some spices. Six hours later, what I get is a mess. It is a delicious, delicious mess, but a mess nonetheless. Most recipes call for boneless chicken breasts, but I used leg quarters because that was what I had on hand. This was something of a mistake because:

1) It is a pain to shred when dealing with bones.
2) In my experience, leg quarters tend to produce an excess of juices and this was no different. I ladled out about three cups of excess liquid because I was hoping to make soft tacos, but it still ended up soupy.

So yeah, eating the Salsa Verde chicken as soft tacos proved a mess. Just torrents of juice flowing from either side of the tortilla. It was delicious, but as I was eating I was thinking that it would have been better in a bowl, over some rice with some crispy tortilla strips for a bit of texture--perhaps with some corn or beans added into the mix. That may be how I eat it next time or continue eating it for the rest of the batch.
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #242 on: April 20, 2016, 02:30:54 AM »

Try making into burritos? Add a rice to soak up the sauce
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #243 on: April 20, 2016, 02:33:47 AM »

Try making into burritos? Add a rice to soak up the sauce

Nah, I have a feeling it would still be a mess. Not a big deal though. I have rice and I picked up some chili beans when I went to the store earlier, so I am going to use the rest to make up some rice bowls (which I can always have a tortilla with).
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #244 on: April 20, 2016, 05:11:20 AM »

Now I want tacos. I must have Ben pick up toppings from work tomorrow
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #245 on: April 20, 2016, 07:10:10 AM »

I supposed you could utilize Whoops Wednesday to ease the shame of having missed Taco Tuesday.
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #246 on: April 20, 2016, 05:34:46 PM »

It's the San Diego effect. Every day is taco tuesday
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #247 on: April 20, 2016, 10:01:09 PM »

I think it looks good James. Soupy for sure, but good. Could it be that the tomatoes bring a lot of juice to the dish as well? Maybe extracting some liquids before cooking will do wonders, seeing as the machine keeps the vapor stuck between the lid and the meal. You have no water loss unless you input less somehow.
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Re: Eat this...
« Reply #248 on: April 26, 2016, 04:09:49 AM »

I have a cooking friend! We get together and cook things and do other food related things! And it is wonderful!

Yesterday he came over, found me hungover, and made honey-rosemary glazed pork chops with roasted brussel sprouts without my help.
A week or so ago, we did Thai red curry, nice and spicy but with coconut base so not too overwhelmingly hot, and a cake for another friend's birthday.
Also roasted chicken with couscous and carrots and stuff.
We did Chinese New Year with traditional candies, won tons, dumplings, and black sesame drinks. And illegal fireworks that someone 'gave' his roommate.
Um, what else...
Next week is a crawfish boil at his place, with a whole bunch of coworkers and roommates and friends and stuff, but I'm helping with prep -- which means I get to go and torture small crustaceans and then eat them. Hoorah for non-vegetarian morals!

Collaborative cooking is the best.
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