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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Sat May 05, 2018 10:29 am

Speaking of coffee rubs, here is a recipe from my favourite supermarket:

https://www.booths.co.uk/recipe/booths-coffee-meat-rub/

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Sat May 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Renée,

Thank you for the link ..

The last time we had dined at Restaurant Lasarte, in Barcelona, we had filet mignon rubbed with coffee, and here is the recipe:

2 Steaks of choice ( 1 1/ 2 inch thick )

Dry Spice Blend:
2 Tblsps. of finely ground coffee beans
1 tblsp. smoked paprika / pimentón de la vera
1 1/2 tblsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsps. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. chili powder or crumble 1 dry red "guindilla" capscium horn shaped chili pepper ( 1 shall do the job )
1 Tsp. coriander
1 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp salt

Season the 2 steaks with salt if you wish, I use a pinch of sea salt or Himalayan Rose Salt and then dust drege the steaks into the dry spice rub, and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours ..

Then, sear in Evoo, for 2 minutes per side for rare or 5 minutes per side for médium rare ..

Voila ! Outstanding .. :clap :clap

Have a wonderful weekend .. :wave :wave
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Sat May 05, 2018 4:47 pm

That certainly does sound outstanding, Alexandria! It would go well with the stronger flavour of steak, but probably not with chicken. I hope to try this out very soon.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Sat May 05, 2018 6:39 pm

Renée, :thumbsup :thumbsup

I have never used a coffee rub with chicken or shellfish or fish, however, from my own experiences, Chefs are veered towards coffee spice rubs with beef and lamb ..

However, highly innvoative and adventurous Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui has done sea scallop dishes with an artichoke sauce with leeks and a few ground coffee beans and it was quite extraordinary .. :clap :clap


Have a lovely weekend ..
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Sun May 06, 2018 7:53 pm

Good Evening, :thumbsup :thumbsup

Having been in Madrid since Friday, as the 32nd Salon Gourmets, at the Ifema Convention, begins Monday the 7th and ends Saturday the 12th, we shall be spending the week in the Madrid Capital until Sunday mid day the 13th of May ..

Some highly interesting tiny eateries have opened up in the city, and we are catching up with some dear friends ..

A couple of recommendations:

1) The One: Hong Kong Cuisine on Calle Lagasca 81 ..

2) El Mercado de La Paz: Calle Ayala 2 ..

3) Café & Caprichos, Snacks on a Whim: Angélica´s : San Bernardo 24 .. Best time to go is 17.00 - 17.30 for our national Café Hour called a Merienda ..

4) Mythic: The Asia Central - The Palace Hotel .. This is simply amazing ..


Off for a lovely walk over to: Estado Puro, across from the Ritz, and a few metres from the Westin Palace Hotel .. For a wine and some people watching on the lovely open air terrace ..

Have a lovely weekend .. :wave :wave
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Sun May 06, 2018 10:50 pm

Have a wonderful time with your friends, Alexandria!

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Gillthepainter » Mon May 07, 2018 9:49 am

Enjoy Madrid!

We are going bluebell hunting today. Tricky to know what to put on my feet, as it's warm out.
But undoubtedly soggy.

We'll come back to pork skewers. I'll probably make them into pinchos.



& I've bought chips. French fry ones. I usually only get chips if we are having steak.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Lusciouslush » Mon May 07, 2018 12:49 pm

Found some pork mince I'd forgotten about in the fridge - so larb salad it is.....! :yum

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Mon May 07, 2018 1:08 pm

I was curious about the word "larb" and found this recipe. It looks so good!

https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipe ... larb-salad

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Sakkarin » Mon May 07, 2018 1:43 pm

I've been making it for over 20 years, Renee, and I've got maybe 25 recipes in my SE Asian cookbooks! It's often spelt "laab".

Here's a plate of my favourite version that I made in 2013:

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Lusciouslush » Mon May 07, 2018 2:40 pm

You should definitely try it Renee!
As Saks says there are as many variations as it's possible to have - all a matter of taste really - I put far more garlic to fry in with the mince than that S/bugs recipe, I also fry off a finely chopped onion first with chopped ginger plus I use chilli powder along with chilli flakes & much more fish sauce & lemon/ lime juice. I use about a tsp sugar - I find palm sugar makes the mix too claggy, then when it's all cooled down & had a chance to marry I add finely chopped spring onions & toasted coconut flakes instead of the rice, along with the coriander, mint etc. & maybe more lime juice to taste.

It's wonderfully salty/spicy/sour with a hint of sweet - perfect for this weather!

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Mon May 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Sakkarin, Gil & Renée, :thumbsup :thumbsup

Firstly, that is a lovely lovely salad, Sakkarin ..


Thank you Gil and Renée ..

Too bad the weather today is lousey .. ( 16 Degrees C, and chilly and cloudy .. )

Sunday was gorgeous .. ( sunny and 25 C, perfect )

Have a marvelous week ahead .. :wave :wave :wave
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Mon May 07, 2018 6:59 pm

You poor thing, Alexandria! :lol: Your temperature or two degrees more would be perfect for me, but today it has been 25C, so I've been in the shade.

Lovely photo Sakks! I definitely will have a go at making larb and will make your version Lush. Is it served at room temperature, or warm?

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Pampy » Mon May 07, 2018 7:05 pm

27C where I am - far, far too hot for me, by at least 10 degrees. I'm afraid my planned meal of chicken with beansprouts will have to wait until it's a bit cooler. Haven't a clue what I'm going to have in its place though.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Mon May 07, 2018 8:28 pm

I've just had toast with Tartex Mushroom Paté, followed by watermelon cubes to which I added some finely chopped root ginger.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby mark111757 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:18 pm

Renée

Found this quite by accident on you tube. Simple but looks nice

Did not know Gordo was hawking the air fryers now, at least there in the UK

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KmjWKRJZtQQ
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Mon May 07, 2018 11:27 pm

What a shame, Mark, the video isn't available in the UK, but thanks for the thought. I might try a search for it tomorrow.

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Alexandria » Mon May 07, 2018 11:35 pm

Renée, :thumbsup :thumbsup

Oh my ! At 20.30, there was a thunder shower to top things off ! Lucky we had just arrived at the bar we planned to have tapas at !

Crazy Crazy .. :lol: :lol:


Have a great evening .. :wave :wave
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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby mark111757 » Tue May 08, 2018 2:45 am

Renee

No video but found the recipe

http://www.montrealfooddivas.com/philip ... ay-recipe/

Enjoy

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Re: What's everyone eating this week?

Postby Renée » Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks so much Mark! It looks so good and I like the website too. :thumbsup

Alexandria, that was so well timed and I expect that the thunderstorm was over by the time that you left!

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