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Regulator

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3650 on: 30 April, 2024, 05:06:26 pm »
It's fish pie tonight, after three weeks of no fish (a low iodine period before thyroid treatment).   :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3651 on: 30 April, 2024, 08:40:40 pm »
A very nice salad with smoked mackerel. Nothing home grown yet unfortunately
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3652 on: 30 April, 2024, 09:02:07 pm »
I don't generally have hot food in the evening. I seem to sleep much better as a result.
Salad No 1: Potato, mayo, nutmeg, pepper, dill & spring onions.
Salad No 2: Rocket, grated carrot, garlic, pepper dressed with home made balsamic vinegar, garlicky olive oil & dijon mustard.
Salad No 3: White cabbage, grated carrot, red onion, pepper & mayo.
Nom.

Regulator

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3653 on: 10 May, 2024, 10:16:58 am »
I'm treating myself tonight.

Pork chop with Stilton and sage, accompanied by roast veg, roast tomatoes and steamed chard.  All washed down with a bottle of La Bacca (100% Nerello Mascalese from Sicily).
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Feanor

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3654 on: 15 May, 2024, 12:39:31 pm »
Lunch today is a Dishoom Kejriwal.
A fried / baked egg on top of chilli cheese toast.
Not done one of these for a while.
Nom.


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citoyen

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3655 on: 16 May, 2024, 04:49:16 pm »
Lunch today is a Dishoom Kejriwal.

Marvellous!

We made the Dishoom chicken biryani last week. Also rather excellent.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3656 on: 17 May, 2024, 09:45:13 pm »
Sainos bung-in-the-oven Chicken Jalfrezi & rice, (with added Encona hot chilli sauce and freshly chopped coriander).
Just done a 15hr day  (Fruit-named computer company launched a new product today) fuelled only by couple of sarnies, copious amounts of Earl Grey tea and four satsumas.
Normally, I'd eat only  salad of an evening.
But right now, I need something hot.
Only 10 minutes 'til it is ready...

citoyen

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3657 on: 21 May, 2024, 04:57:03 pm »
Lunch today is a Dishoom Kejriwal.

I followed your inspiration and made Kejriwal for brunch on Sunday. Being greedy, I doubled up on the eggs and toast (but standard quantity of the chilli-cheese mix)


Kejriwal by citoyen, on Flickr

Also made the chicken biryani again over the weekend (no pics). It is super tasty. Highly recommended.
https://www.dishoom.com/journal/dishoom-chicken-berry-britannia-biryani-recipe/
(Who doesn't love a good biryani? Idiots, that's who. I dial down the chilli content in deference to my wife but would like to have a go at making it at full power some time.)
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3658 on: 24 May, 2024, 08:25:03 pm »
So I just tried the chicken biryani for the first time!
It is very good.
It was a bit fiddly because I had to make all the sub-recipes from scratch, ie the garlic and ginger pastes.
I also had to go shopping for various bits and bobs, including saffron to make the saffron water.

I didn't find it very hot, the deggi mirch is quite mild, and the fresh green chillies were de-seeded.


Dishoom chicken biryani by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

citoyen

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3659 on: 24 May, 2024, 08:51:56 pm »
I didn’t bother with the deggi mirch, used chili powder instead. Though I think deggi mirch is more like paprika, more about colour and flavour than heat.
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Feanor

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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3660 on: 24 May, 2024, 11:35:37 pm »
Yea, deggi mirch is quite a different thing to normal chilli powder. Much more mild.

I'm going to say the result was good, but I think it could be better.

This recipe has the raw marinated meat going into the pot, then par-boiled rice on top (with some topings) but no further liquid, then sealed and baked.
The meat cooks by baking and whatever steam comes from the wetness of the rice.
The resulting rice is soft, but well cooked.

The Ottolenghi baked rice dish with confit garlic and tomatos has you bake the veg first, then pour dry un-cooked rice on top, then add the liquid. It's then sealed and baked.
This gives a drier rice with a slight crunch, which I like.

I'm considering a hybrid recipe, where I marinade the chicken the same, then perhaps bake it for 5 or 10 mins to get it up to temperature, then do the Ottolenghi thing of adding the rice dry and then adding the liquid and sealing and baking.  The idea being to make basically the same dish, but with the rice being a bit more dry and crisp. I feel an experiment coming on.


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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3661 on: 08 June, 2024, 09:58:56 pm »
Pasta with honey roast squash, fried lardons and pesto.

Home made pesto. Ohhhh! Yessss! That's a very different thing to green stuff in a jar from Mr Tesco. Mmmmm.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3662 on: 17 June, 2024, 07:34:08 pm »
Salad, Jersey Royals and some (very tasty) rib-eye steak.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3663 on: 02 July, 2024, 06:03:04 pm »
Mackerel. Fresh mackerel. I mean really fresh mackerel. It was swimming in the sea off New Quay in the early hours of this morning.
Mrs B is not feeling too good today, so with my mackerel I had another mackerel.   :thumbsup:
I love it when season starts.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3664 on: 02 July, 2024, 09:59:33 pm »
Mackerel. Fresh mackerel. I mean really fresh mackerel. It was swimming in the sea off New Quay in the early hours of this morning.

Envious. The difference between “fresh” fish and really fresh fish is night and day. And I do like a bit of mackerel. Mmmmm!

I made fish and chips the weekend before last. Used a lovely bit of hake from the local fishmonger, off the boat that morning. Unbelievably good.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3665 on: 06 July, 2024, 06:49:32 pm »
Chana masala, hopefully :P
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3666 on: 06 July, 2024, 07:00:43 pm »
Beer.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3667 on: 09 July, 2024, 05:37:15 pm »
Chana masala, hopefully :P

That was very good, will make again.

Tonight I'm going to try spinach & paneer curry.
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Re: What are you having for supper tonight?
« Reply #3668 on: 09 July, 2024, 08:40:21 pm »
Well that was rubbish. Too watery and just generally meh. And frying the paneer was a pain in the arse that just left me with white paneer and a burnt pan.
Maybe the recipe was just a shit one but I think I might leave it to the professionals.
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