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Re: Real cooking

Postby Synthpeter » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Mmm, cooked food.
Usually I mostly see food as a necessity more than a positive experience, so I'm actually surprised I just got this interest in rations lately.
I'm so not interested in doing any cooking myself, but I'm impressed by those who take the time and effort to do it.
I think my extreme laziness could have something to do with it, though I do enjoy a good meal.
Does it count if I post photos of what my girlfriend is cooking? :lol: or will you start calling me things?

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Re: Real cooking

Postby elandil » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:48 pm

as long as you are eating it and can get the recipe on request, post away.... :D
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Re: Real cooking

Postby Delicious » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:43 pm

I made my version of the Spanish army lunch A3 entree - madrid stew
I reviewed it here:


The effect is a bit different, but much more tasty, it doesn't require high cooking skills and it is adapted for lazy people ;). If you don't have chickpeas in a can - but dried one - you have to let it soak in cold water overnight, then discard the water and boil it until tender
The result is about 2 liters of stew - enough for 5 people.

ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas (about 340g/0,75 lb)
2 bay leaves
3-4 allspices
1/2 of root celery (or 1 small one)
1 carrot
1 onion
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
300g (2/3 lb) chorizo sausage (spicy) - I used 2 types
100-150g (1/3 lb) raw pork bacon
200g (2/3 lb) smoked pork ham
100g (1/3 lb) blood sausage (can be skipped)
herbs: 1/2 teaspoon each: majoram, thyme, savory (generally herbs that help you to digest the chickpeas)
1 liter (35 oz) liter water
I haven't used any additional salt, pepper, chili etc - it is enough in the sausages/ham..

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How to do it?
1. Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees C/430 F. First clean the vegetables and slice into bite- size pieces (onion just in half-rings) - my celery is cut too coarse - drop olive oil on the pieces, mix it and put into the oven for about 30 minutes (until they star to be little brown=carmelize)
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2. Slice chorizo, bacon into thick slices (about 2cm/1 inch), put into a pot and start to fry (no oil needed), stir it, it can stick a bit to the bottom. After a couple of minutes add the ham, diced, fry 2-3 minutes
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3. Pour the water into the pot, add bay leaves, allspices and herbs, let it boil , then turn the heat down and let it simmer for 15 minutes
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4. Add the baked vegetables, chickpeas (drain the can - discard the water) and thick sliced blood sausage. My blood sausage felt apart and became a sauce - not like in the ration
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5. Bring to boil, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 10 more minutes. It is ready to serve, you can add chopped chives or parsley. Enjoy your meal !
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Re: Real cooking

Postby sourwes » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:59 pm

Very nice looking recipe, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it myself
it is what it is....

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Re: Real cooking

Postby housil » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:07 pm

I love the real cooking. German labeled "Kichererbsen"?

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Re: Real cooking

Postby Delicious » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:41 am

housil wrote:I love the real cooking. German labeled "Kichererbsen"?

Yes, bought in Aldi :) It was a big can, so I used only half
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Re: Real cooking

Postby carlosflar » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:25 am

Really nice dish! it really looks like the typical one !

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Re: Real cooking

Postby parafireboy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Wow, Delicious, that looks really good!! :D

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Re: Real cooking

Postby Biobrew » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:25 pm

housil wrote:It´s +100F over here so we need some "light" sommer cooking.

Filled eggplant for dinner:

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Hey housil. I read this recipe of yours a few weeks ago, and made it for the family this past week. It was great, thanks for the idea!

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Re: Real cooking

Postby housil » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:22 pm

Great you liked it :-)


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