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What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:02:53 PM »
Just wondering what special recipes, treats or dishes everyone's planning to serve over the holidays.

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to have yet this holiday season. I'm thinking a smoked Pork Shoulder might be in order. hmmm.  :-\
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 02:40:41 PM »
nuttin special - just the traditional rib roast and all the fixins, a nice napa cabernet to go with it (this is after many pints while playing cornhole during the cooking of the roast).

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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 03:04:33 PM »
Gonna dry age a rib roast for 4 days. Never done it before, but gonna give it a whirl. Then a simple salt crust and roast to about rare. Gonna do some whole carrots on the side with a greek seasoning with honey and carmelized onions.
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 03:07:06 PM »
We are doing the traditional Slovakian Christmas (Vianoce)  feast.

We will start with Oplatky with honey.

Then some Lokse and Pagace.

Next coarse Riba.

Slovakian potato salad, (forget what that is called in Slovakian)

Kysla Kapusta Poleyevka.

And of coarse beer. Lots of beer and a little Slivovitsa

A few other things too.

Ill post pics.

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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 03:23:59 PM »
I'm going to roast my first turkey :)
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 06:26:40 PM »
We are doing the traditional Slovakian Christmas (Vianoce)  feast.
And of coarse beer. Lots of beer and a little Slivovitsa

I got one for you to try... Make a simple syrup - Heat it up good and hot, now dump in the Slivo at about a 50/50 ratio.
Too hot and you start losing alcohol strength. So depends how anal you want to be about temperature.
Now serve up a cup of it, like you would a nice turkish coffee or cup of tea. Drink it while it's hot!

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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 06:27:59 PM »
We are doing the traditional Slovakian Christmas (Vianoce)  feast.
And of coarse beer. Lots of beer and a little Slivovitsa

I got one for you to try... Make a simple syrup - Heat it up good and hot, now dump in the Slivo at about a 50/50 ratio.
Too hot and you start losing alcohol strength. So depends how anal you want to be about temperature.
Now serve up a cup of it, like you would a nice turkish coffee or cup of tea. Drink it while it's hot!

Do you drink a specific brand or is it the bottle with no label?  :-X

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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 07:16:25 PM »
Simple bone-in rib roast, taken to medium rare indirect on the grill, with charcoal and hickory.  Probably with a simple rub of salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs.  Roasted potatoes in the oven, maybe some freshly made bread.  And a spot of Australian port.  Not typical dinner pairing, but on Christmas, a good tawny just seems to fit the bill.

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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 07:35:48 PM »

Do you drink a specific brand or is it the bottle with no label?  :-X

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Not sure yet. The in-laws are due to arrive on Wednesday from Slovakia. They will be packing the Slivo. Ill post some pics.

 
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 12:26:42 PM »
We will have sauer kraut soup (kapustnica).
Kids will hate it again I am sure :(
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 05:08:47 PM »
No Bobalky or Oplatky?

Im not so into the kupustnica either. It is like sauerkraut and klobasa with a lot of water added to it. Whats the trick?
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 05:37:12 PM »
Totally off topic, but Cap, I found that book you posted about on the "other" forum at my local library, entitled Charcuterie.  Will be perusing it, now that I have a good stock of curing salts and a rather formidably capable cold smoker.

But back on topic, I need to have a Hungarian or otherwise east european meal as an excuse to finally get a bottle of slivovitz...however, Norman poulet vallee d'auge is next on the list of dishes to try that justify an expensive bottle of something (in this case what is probably my favorite spirit, calvados), followed by gravlax and akvavit, so maybe sometime next spring.

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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 06:26:14 PM »
No Bobalky or Oplatky?

Im not so into the kupustnica either. It is like sauerkraut and klobasa with a lot of water added to it. Whats the trick?
No oplatky in here.

Actually our capistnica is pretty good and generally people here like it.
I think trick is to make a little rue with cream. I could post a recipe if you like.
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 06:54:20 PM »
That would be awesome to see your recipe.

No cream or sour cream in the wife's recipe.
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Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 07:24:50 PM »
Issue is I do not have picture service.

So lets try it here:
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