Cooking

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  1. vampire raver

    vampire raver New Member

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    I love being in a kitchen but damn it to hell I hate having burns all the time:mad
     
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    That is sad

    I made delicious potatoes earlier =D
     
  3. Ryan

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    I enjoy cooking, I hate the clean up. :eek:
     
  4. Halogen

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    What did you cook?

    I'm not much of a cook myself :p
     
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    vampire raver New Member

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    Well I am in Culinary school right now, and I am doing my Internship at a fine dining resturant,
    and
    Tonight was my first night on grill, I have work in resturants for about three years, but this was the most complicated thing I have ever done, I need to work on my temps, like rare, med, well so on,
    Plus the station, grill, is very demanding I have like 7 items and all have like a veg and starch, and I do it all on the station,
    So I burnt my self a few times on the oven door and saute pans heated my hand through my towel
     
  6. oscitate

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    Cooking, just like sculpting, painting and sex is an art. You'll burn yourself and mess everything up at least a few times, but keep on cooking and don't be afraid to try things that you think might go together, because that's how you learn and grow. Also, for those of you that don't like cleaning, when you start to try and invent your own dishes, always be sure to have a guinea pig. Because you did the cooking, anyone else there has to clean :) .

    One dish that I make is basically chicken w/ angel hair pasta in an avocado cream sauce.
    I kinda fly by the seat of my pants when I cook, so this is not exact
    So you need:

    Chicken flats (thinly sliced breasts or a breast that is butterfly cut and tenderized a little, you can use a skillet or frying pan)
    Angel hair pasta
    1 avocado
    Some whole milk
    butter
    a little cream
    lime juice
    any seasonings you want for either the chicken or the sauce

    The chicken you can either grill up (best) or just pan fry over medium to medium high heat in a little olive oil until cooked.
    The pasta should be cooked with a little salt (kosher or sea, I think iodized is icky, except in baking where it shines) and olive oil (helps with the pasta sticking to itself after you cook it)

    The sauce is pretty simple. I'd say about a cup of whole milk a small pat of butter (1 tablespoon) in a sauce pan, melt the butter. Then add a dash of cream (1-2 oz, no more). Take your avocado and use only as much as you want it to taste avocado-ey (I use 1/2) and then add the lime juice to the avocado (prevents milk and cream and butter from curdling from lime acidity) Then mash it all up in guacamole and add it to the sauce pan. Mix thoroughly. Now since I don't write this down, you'll have to add milk and water as you see fit. As the water boils away (mainly from the milk) it'll taste and act more like condensed milk. Salt and pepper to taste. Add any flairs of your own (oregano, thyme, basil) and let me know if works out if you try this recipe.

    You can also add baby bella mushrooms for a little extra flavor.

    This doesn't make a lot of sauce (enough to lightly coat the pasta and chicken for 2). Please take note to adjust.

    Hope someone tries and likes this.
     
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    Ooh..sounds painful. Reminds me of Hell's Kitchen, which was on tonight :D

    Ocsitate: that recipe sounds wonderful :)
     
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    I enjoy eating :)
     
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    I love to cook, but I'm not very good at it. I'm still learning. And like Ryan, I hate the clean up.
     
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    I like to cook sometimes...but normally I'm lazy.. When I move out to my new school I plan on cooking though, don't need to get sick off that fast food crap.
     
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    i love cooking its actually really good fun sometimes and i agree with ryan as well the cleanup sucks
     
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    If someone cooked for me I would do the cleaning. I'm a total neat freak! xD

    I think I might go cook something now...hrmmm.
     
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    Well if any of you cooks out there ( female) would cook for me , ill make sure you dont have to do any cleaning up at all.... :p
     
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    We had a dinner thread going a while back and I thought it was fun reading about everyone was cooking/eating. I enjoy cooking a lot and I started cooking dinner for my family when I was around maybe 14. Tonight I made my version of Quiche Lorraine with bacon, cheese, and sliced tomato on the top.
     
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    I would love to try some jamican cooking....
    Ive tried many different types of food from all around the world ...
    I love hot spicy foods.

    ( But i am one of the easiest people to please food wise, only food i dislike is kidney beans )
     
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    Yes my palate has improved over the years

    I still have a dislike for strong tasting things and also things high in sodium
    examples; tapenades, blue cheeses, other strong cheeses

    My favorite dishes are generally braised items,
    Osso Bucco, veal shanks are my favorites