Archive for January 2015
How to fix my masa for tamales?">How to fix my masa for tamales?
Thanks chefj! I have 4 questions for you: 1. With the courser grind, should it still be 1 cup lard per 1.5 lbs harina de maiz? 2. How much broth would you recommend in that equation? 3. Does it matter if you whip the lard first (as I've seen a few others recommend)?...Read more
Vietnamese Rice Paper for Fried Rolls?">Vietnamese Rice Paper for Fried Rolls?
Oh AND when making just fresh rolls, if you wrap each roll as they are made tightly in plastic wrap storing at room temp they will keep for hours and hours. Don't refrigerate. This will make them hard and brittle. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Looking for a chicken recipe">Looking for a chicken recipe
I had a chicken dish at a local Mexican restaurant, and I am looking for a recipe for it. It was chicken chunks in a white sauce (maybe with mild cheese, not sure), spinach and mushrooms, with a hint of cumin and chiles. It was delicious. When...Read more
Lots of lemon juice!">Lots of lemon juice!
I have the exact same problem which is why I was reading this thread. One idea I found on another site was pickling with lemon juice instead of vinegar. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
what to do with a lot of pork bones(stock recipes etc needed)">what to do with a lot of pork bones(stock recipes etc needed)
Hey there, I have a ton of pork bones from a baby pig we butchered. Looking for any stock recipes, au jus - whatever. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Super Bowl Food: I want to make PERFECT Buffalo Wings">Super Bowl Food: I want to make PERFECT Buffalo Wings
I cooked wings (good ones)at a bowling alley and a few other places in Buffalo while in college. They were usually frozen. About 12 minutes in the fryer, depending on size. However, it was commercial frozen chicken, and the wings were dry and separate, not like the frozen...Read more
Bitter stock">Bitter stock
Bitter flavor in stock just doesn't leave, but you can mask it a bit. I used toasted garlic in olive oil and it apparently over cooked before adding my beer and beef stock causing a bitter base from the get-go. I was able to balance it out with...Read more
Problem with an Aloo Tikki recipe (Indian potato patty)">Problem with an Aloo Tikki recipe (Indian potato patty)
I looked at various Aloo Tikki recipes; the one I chose had a tablespoon of besan (garbanzo flour). I let them brown before I tried flipping over but they fell apart. They were edible but not so pretty. When I formed them they stayed together ok. Some recipes call for...Read more
What to do with cooked duck?">What to do with cooked duck?
Duck tacos, easy and delicious. Some slaw and a bit of avo/San Diego "white sauce"....sorry that I'm not sure about your limitations. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Does freezing and thawing negate "Sell By" date?">Does freezing and thawing negate "Sell By" date?
I'd cook it. It should have been fine up until the sell by date (or a few days after) if it had only been refrigerated. The brief freeze would not have made it go bad. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more