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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by t-dub, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. crawdad

    crawdad floatin

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    this grilled halibut was so good it barely made it to the plate...the rack is cheating i guess but for a guy who likes to drink and grill its just so easy...the indentations dont change the flavor but it does make the fillet look like its been sitting in a lawn chair for too long
     
  2. crawdad

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    hard to compare cost of crap food vs quality food, its more worthwhile to compare quality to other quality and just rest on the fact that you are eating FOOD not "food".

    talapia is good, tried some ak halibut about a month or so ago and that was real good too. scup porgy is similar to talapia but more tender and slight bit more flavor imho.
     
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  3. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    Rrrrr you done good rrrr tonis does it right, good job! Now get ya some dales for your next steak, gotta love meat!
     
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  4. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    There is a local country store on the way home from 4H, on saturday mornings they do crawfish and shrimp, ughhh we just missed the crawfish, grabbed a few pounds of boiled shrimp and taters

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    Wasnt many left when I thought to snap a pic, not sure how yall do, but down here fresh hot spicy boiled shrimp, taters, corn on the cob and crawfish too, ohhhhhh yeah you know spring is about to be here!
     
  5. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @HellsWindStaff for me there is nothing more satisfying than preparing and cooking a decent meal.
    Knowing exactly what's in my meals is important to me and if it costs a little more then so be it.

    As an example a chicken that's had a good life and eaten well makes a far superior meal.
    Keep it up especially if you've felt good for it.

    Living not far from one of the biggest populations of Gujarti's in the UK has it's benefits.
    Pickled chillies and ginger all done in a sweetened rice wine vinegar and Mrs PP's made a roulade.
    When you round next @Ruta, tomorrow was that??
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  6. Ruta

    Ruta Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, but you know i'm on a diet, summers a comin' :)
     
  7. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    Lemon pepper garlic cod. Was pretty good! Very healthy!

    My only complaint is that lemon pepper garlic butter is a kind of light seasoning/marinade and cod is not really the greatest fish imo, should of done it with something that would of had a bit more flavor

    But that's a lb of cod and 376 calories, 96 grams of protein :rockon: the health benefit is the real keeper regarding cooking yourself and plus it's rewarding and all that making something good. I'm getting fished out gonna have to go to chicken for a bit soon

    I have some good ancho chile maybe I'll add that to my other two fillets before I eat...
     
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  8. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    This is some Canadian Walleye. Really good fish never had it before kinda like salmon.

    The seasoning has been my go to for fish I wanna taste the fish. Lemon juice, then chili and lime seasoning, then slightly less lemon pepper seasoning, and then even less ancho habanero(much less here). It really packs a punch in terms of flavor but Is refreshing and not overbearing on taste buds and let's the fish shine. Did catfish like this the other day and it also was quite good.
     
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  9. crawdad

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  10. HellsWindStaff

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    This was awesome. Salmon was on sale :D

    It's the same stuff I put on the cod above but with some olive oil - this was much much much better than the cod
     
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  11. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    A scallop crudo for the Klingon cookbook I'm working on. Made with sweet hard cider, garlic, shallots, opal apples, salt, pepper, lavender, garnished with lemon zest, lime zest, and Sriracha.

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  12. TwistedGray

    TwistedGray Well-Known Member

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    Smoking some candied salmon all day, hopefully it comes out good...first time. I should've sliced some thinner pieces though ... hindsight.
     
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  13. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

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  14. TwistedGray

    TwistedGray Well-Known Member

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    This is the simplest, straightforward recipe I found online. I've had it from a friend in Canada, and he said his recipe is pretty much exactly the same.

    http://honest-food.net/salmon-candy-recipe/

    I used half maple syrup, half honey mixture. Also you could easily substitute cannabis honey as well...perhaps leave that for the last coating during the cooling process.
     
  15. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the recipe @TwistedGray, I might try it out soon..looks delicious.
     
  16. TwistedGray

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    It's tasty, if and only if you like salt cured salmon :)

    I like mine sweeter, so next time I think I'll go for a heavier ratio of sugar to salt on the curing stage. Then again, I left mine in the cure for about 1hr15min.
     
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  17. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Best I've had, so far.
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    48F outside but nothing a coat can't fix.
    Chicken thighs and pork belly, rind on with the ribs in.
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  18. crawdad

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  19. HellsWindStaff

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    Really really awesome burger I got at Burgatory. Got dry Aged wagyu and while it was really really good not sure if it was with the extra $2 compared to normal beef, my mom got normal beef and it was still quite awesome.

    Pretzel bun, dry aged wagyu, kona crust on meat (coffee/cocoa), farmhouse cheddar, sriarcha remoulade, bacon, onion straws, guacamole, jalapeños. Mhmmmm. They didn't have any sort of pepper jack that would of put this over the edge
     
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  20. crawdad

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    hollow hot dogs, patented in 1938

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    ive never had a hollow dog, but this really seems like the way to go...less mustard on the stache.

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  21. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    Boy oh boy I wish I took more photos, I just hate being that guy in a restaurant.

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    Holllly shit. I have never had Churriscaria (sp?) , Brazilian BBQ. There are two nearby, one in city one in suburb, me and family went to one in city for birthday. My dads had other Brazil BBQ but it was my moms first time. Mine too.

    Texas De Brazil, guess it's a chain. This was one of the nicest restaurants I ever been in. If not the nicest. I'm not saying I eat a lot of high class dining but this place easily takes the cake over Ruth Chris (the only other high end chain I could think of that id been too) or many other "high end" restaurants around me. Maybe cause unique and my first time idk but I loved it, the atmosphere, service, etc.

    Anyways, if you aren't aware, there is a big salad bar, some fresh cold cuts and cheese (not my bag) they had lobster bisque; beans rice, sushi, some kind of spicy lime shrimp. Tons of stuff at this salad bar. Cheesebread my god so good. I tried to stay away though because...

    a bunch of people walk around just cutting you off Slabs of meat. I think I had like 12-15 different meats. Really loved the lamb, everything was awesome though. My stomach is knotted up right now LOL to much meat but was awesome we were there like a solid 2 hours

    Fire stuff.
     
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  22. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    It took you that long to realize what the green/red thing on the table was for? :lol:

    Churrascarias are great but there are very few around here on the west coast. You know it's good if they serve real Guaraná (the good Antartica stuff, not the swill that comes from Kuat) and Skol cerveja.

    I went to the only one around here last week and had to pay an extra $20 for the picanha; but it was well worth it. Always ask for the picanha!:nod:

    :peace:
     
  23. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Cranberry Juice with everclear

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    Long Grain Brown Rice w/cilantro, green onion, Jalapeños, and lemon zest

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    Red, Yello and Orange Bell Pepper, sauteed with red oinion, to top off the Yellow squash w/ Zucchini below

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    Yellow and Green squash, with oregano, Black pepper, and basil ALL from the garden.

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    2 cleaned up trout, stuffed with the following:

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    Jalapeños, Green Onion, Cilantro, Tomato and lime.
    Dinner was good.
     
  24. crawdad

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    you had me at everclear
     
  25. HellsWindStaff

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    I got the Picanha! Awesome stuff!
     
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