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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #180 on: March 07, 2011, 10:20:34 AM »

That's a good idea I'm gonna have to try, smoked paella sounds really good. I think pimenton/smoked paprika is added normally and in this case it seems smoking the whole thing would be pretty tasty.

No calamari though?

Wife is not a seafood fan.  I considered sneaking some tiny sea scallops in I have in the freezer, but if the whole thing came out tasting of fish, I'd have a lot of paella to eat all by myself...

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #181 on: March 07, 2011, 10:43:50 AM »
So - you put seafood in it anyway, yeah?

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #182 on: March 07, 2011, 10:52:23 AM »
Chicks not liking seafood or the smells of brewing... ::)
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #183 on: March 07, 2011, 10:53:10 AM »
No, because last time I used these particular scallops, they ended up making the entire dish REALLY fishy.

Maybe whole shrimp sometime, that would work I think and not overdo the seafood aspect for the wife.  What to do with these scallops though...maybe a phad thai so heavily laced with chilies that no one will be able to detect anything but fire?

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #184 on: March 07, 2011, 11:00:04 AM »
No, because last time I used these particular scallops, they ended up making the entire dish REALLY fishy.

Methinks you need fresher scallops. Seafood should never smell/tasty fishy. Are you inland?
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #185 on: March 07, 2011, 11:15:09 AM »
Oh yes, these are the cheap frozen kind.  And I am thoroughly landlocked, thousands of miles from an ocean, which means that seafood tends to be either sub-par, ridiculously expensive, and occasionally, both.

I have had larger bay scallops in a nice sushi house, and the raw scallop I had didn't taste of fish...it didn't taste of ANYTHING.  I was surprised how almost perfectly flavourless that scallop was!  Very delicate.  But getting sushi-grade fish locally is both difficult and very, very expensive.

Whereas chicken runs from 50c a lb to 2 dollars a lb, depending on cut, so chicken paella is quite affordable!

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #186 on: March 07, 2011, 11:26:58 AM »
Oh yes, these are the cheap frozen kind.  And I am thoroughly landlocked, thousands of miles from an ocean, which means that seafood tends to be either sub-par, ridiculously expensive, and occasionally, both.

I have had larger bay scallops in a nice sushi house, and the raw scallop I had didn't taste of fish...it didn't taste of ANYTHING.  I was surprised how almost perfectly flavourless that scallop was!  Very delicate.  But getting sushi-grade fish locally is both difficult and very, very expensive.

Whereas chicken runs from 50c a lb to 2 dollars a lb, depending on cut, so chicken paella is quite affordable!

I know paella is about the melding of flavours but perhaps you could sear some of the scallops separatly and add them to taste. Then the whole dish wouldn't be 'tainted' and you could have your shellfish

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #187 on: March 07, 2011, 05:42:15 PM »

Man, that right there is a reason why I miss the US and A sometimes. How fun would that be, a hot wings night with neighbors! My neighbors are way too %*&# picky about what they eat.

That's too bad.  But, maybe you could have escargot night???
Wings were awesome, did the Thai, traditional buffalo and dry seasoned with fresh cracked pepper, sea salt and a bit of garlic powder shaken on when they were still hot.   6 of us ate about 15 lbs of wings, neighbours made corn bread and coleslaw. 

Only down side was one of the neighbours has celiac so no gluten which means no panco breading.  I guess we can survive without.

We do the same thing in the summer with fish and in the fall with a deep fried chicken/turkey.  I love my turkey fryer!

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #188 on: March 07, 2011, 07:51:53 PM »
I'm down with a sinus infection so the wife is cooking some sort of curried lamb dish-that smell is getting through.
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #189 on: March 07, 2011, 07:55:58 PM »
I'm down with a sinus infection so the wife is cooking some sort of curried lamb dish-that smell is getting through.

I love the aroma of fresh cooked curry dishes. It's one of those aromas that can almost knock you over.  :)

Tonight it was oven baked Chicken Parm for the misses and I.
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #190 on: March 07, 2011, 11:32:37 PM »
Baked salmon with a soy/ginger/onion marinade, asparagus and fingerling potatoes.  Awesome.
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #191 on: March 07, 2011, 11:36:16 PM »
Spent the last couple of days "camping."  Humped in spam musubi, hard-boiled eggs, raw macnuts, smoked marlin, and a couple of bottles of Guinness FES.

We weren't there for the cuisine.  Location - location- location!  Awesome!!  

If you check news for Hawaii Island recently you will get an idea where we had dinner...  It was not served cold.   ;)
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #192 on: March 08, 2011, 12:04:11 AM »
Pastrami sandwich and swiss on double fiber bread with homemade mustard. Small bag of doritos and a cup of bean soup. Water.
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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #193 on: March 08, 2011, 12:10:50 AM »
Pastrami sandwich and swiss on double fiber bread with homemade mustard. Small bag of doritos and a cup of bean soup. Water.

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Re: What's For Dinner?
« Reply #194 on: March 08, 2011, 03:57:38 AM »
Mmmm... Dorritos.
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