Last night's dinner - it ain't pretty

Last night's dinner - it ain't pretty

Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

January 8th, 2008, 11:11 am #1

but it was delicious! PC grilled some puppy drum - very simple prep with herbes de provence, s&p. He also cooked down some turnips he got from his coworker's garden. Tasty. The drum was soooo fresh and cooked perfectly.



I'm still experimenting with stuffed hot peppers. I've given up on finding naturally hot peppers (big enough to stuff) , so I am now making the stuffing hot. These had chopped jalapenos - turned out well. I think I have the right degree of heat for my family at the beach house this summer.



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Joined: January 8th, 2005, 2:57 pm

January 8th, 2008, 11:52 am #2

especially the way he did the turnips.  I've only ever mashed them - I like the way those look.  The drum looks great too.
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Joined: August 13th, 2003, 3:09 am

January 8th, 2008, 11:55 am #3

but it was delicious! PC grilled some puppy drum - very simple prep with herbes de provence, s&p. He also cooked down some turnips he got from his coworker's garden. Tasty. The drum was soooo fresh and cooked perfectly.



I'm still experimenting with stuffed hot peppers. I've given up on finding naturally hot peppers (big enough to stuff) , so I am now making the stuffing hot. These had chopped jalapenos - turned out well. I think I have the right degree of heat for my family at the beach house this summer.



PaulaRat
What kind did you use, serranos? Anaheims? I've been using poblanos instead of bell pepper, those would probably stuff well. Nice flavor.

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Joined: January 8th, 2005, 2:57 pm

January 8th, 2008, 11:57 am #4

I like those poblanos - way more personality than green bell peppers.  I bet you're right that they'd work for stuffing.
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Joined: August 7th, 2003, 3:59 pm

January 8th, 2008, 4:58 pm #5

but it was delicious! PC grilled some puppy drum - very simple prep with herbes de provence, s&p. He also cooked down some turnips he got from his coworker's garden. Tasty. The drum was soooo fresh and cooked perfectly.



I'm still experimenting with stuffed hot peppers. I've given up on finding naturally hot peppers (big enough to stuff) , so I am now making the stuffing hot. These had chopped jalapenos - turned out well. I think I have the right degree of heat for my family at the beach house this summer.



PaulaRat
I love stuffed peppers. Too bad there's nowhere to get them over here.

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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

January 8th, 2008, 11:26 pm #6

especially the way he did the turnips.  I've only ever mashed them - I like the way those look.  The drum looks great too.
Ditto. That's sure nuff is purty.

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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

January 9th, 2008, 4:21 am #7

I love stuffed peppers. Too bad there's nowhere to get them over here.

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I like kids. They taste like chicken.
I haven't had stuffed poblanos in a long time. Love the fish entree.

I will probably cook swordfish in the next few days.
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Joined: March 28th, 2005, 4:14 pm

January 9th, 2008, 9:19 am #8

but it was delicious! PC grilled some puppy drum - very simple prep with herbes de provence, s&p. He also cooked down some turnips he got from his coworker's garden. Tasty. The drum was soooo fresh and cooked perfectly.



I'm still experimenting with stuffed hot peppers. I've given up on finding naturally hot peppers (big enough to stuff) , so I am now making the stuffing hot. These had chopped jalapenos - turned out well. I think I have the right degree of heat for my family at the beach house this summer.



PaulaRat
pretty darn good to me. And I am not a fish person.

I'm going to try puppy drum cooked that way. Sounds really good.
And it will make MFDC happy. Thanks.

Now tell us more about the turnips. I actually thought they were french fries!
Silly me! I'd like to know more about his preparation & method.

I think your idea of making the stuffing hot rather then the pepper is brilliant!!!
Why didn't I think of that?!?!
IIRC, you come from a long line of stuffed hot pepper eaters.

And if you're up for it, I'd love to hear more about the beach house this summer.
That is truly my idea of a vacation!

Happy New Year to you, PR & PC


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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

January 9th, 2008, 10:58 am #9

What kind did you use, serranos? Anaheims? I've been using poblanos instead of bell pepper, those would probably stuff well. Nice flavor.
I don't even use green bells anymore - just poblanos. I looked at them as possible stuffing vehicles, but they were too big. Too big. Too small. I know, I'm a PITA!

These were Anaheims. Good appetizer-y size.

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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

January 9th, 2008, 11:07 am #10

pretty darn good to me. And I am not a fish person.

I'm going to try puppy drum cooked that way. Sounds really good.
And it will make MFDC happy. Thanks.

Now tell us more about the turnips. I actually thought they were french fries!
Silly me! I'd like to know more about his preparation & method.

I think your idea of making the stuffing hot rather then the pepper is brilliant!!!
Why didn't I think of that?!?!
IIRC, you come from a long line of stuffed hot pepper eaters.

And if you're up for it, I'd love to hear more about the beach house this summer.
That is truly my idea of a vacation!

Happy New Year to you, PR & PC


Isabella
Nice to see you here on a regular basis again!

PC just cut them a la french fries and sauteed them in olive oil - for a looong time, about an hour. Medium heat at first, then low (so I guess not a saute anymore?). The seasoning he used was Penzey's Florida seasoned pepper and grey sea salt (Penzey's is salt-free).

The beach house has been in the works for awhile. We're not beach people, but since we are so close now, it was a no-brainer. There will be 17 of us total in a 7-bedroom house right on the ocean in Emerald Isle, NC - 4th of July week. One of my hot-pepper making sisters suggested we have a "cook-off" one day, so that is what I have been experimenting with. Each couple is also going to cook for the whole group one night; the remainder of the nights we will do our own thing.

When this was being planned, we were living in the FQ. Everyone was looking at ocean views and pools and hot tubs. Me? I was drooling over the large, well-equipped kitchen! Go figure.

OK, probably more than you needed to know!

Happy holidays to you, too, dawlin.

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