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What Did You Have For Dinner?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Derek W, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Well, Kate - in reality, the soya mince has no real taste, and is just a 'filling'. The flavours are supplied via the stock - which is a vegetable stock, with the addition of some Marmite, some veggie Worcester sauce, a generous splosh of red wine, and a little sherry. (And now I've made myself hungry again!)
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  2. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify, I was wrong to say that the soya mince is "just a filling". It's true that it has no real taste, but importantly, it does provide nutritional value - in particular, protein.
  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    It's quite some time since I've had soya mince, but to my mind it was much like tofu - regularly maligned by people who don't know how to use it.
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I cannot get on with Tofu. Becky, being vegan uses it a lot. Not for me i'm afraid.
  5. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Me too even when it is cooked by people who know how to use it. Not surprising as I am a carnivore. We had spatchcock poussin for dinner, sounds grand but it was in the reduced section of Waitrose yesterday.
  6. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I'm useless at cooking tofu. Fortunately however, SWMBO does a magnificent job of it - when she prepares and cooks it, I like it very much. I really should try to get it right. :oops:
  7. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I hate salmon steak I am not a big fan of fish anyway...well apart from decent cod and chips maybe haddock...Oh and smoked haddock...and tuna,,,,

    Dinner tonight was leeks (yes I love leeks), steak pie (see comment on leeks), Jersey Royals (see comment on leeks) and sweetcorn (see comment on leeks)
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  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I'm not a big fan either but my wife loves it. I have to flake it up and mix in with other things.
  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Shepherd's pie very nice! Recommend the oxtail soup as stock. Other one made in the freezer for another time of meat ration.
  10. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Tonight's meat course - pork fried with onion, tomato and garlic, then simmered in vegetable water, with a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of dried herbs.
  11. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Omelette with spinach and jolly nice it was. Don
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  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Beef massaman again. It was cooking for 2.5 hours. Beef tender as anything. It’ll be even better when we have it again in a day or 2.
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  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Vegetable water does not seem tempting. Vegetable stock is an essential addition to the meat based gravy.
    What's the difference? Merely the description.
  14. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    To my mind, "stock" has been concentrated. This was just as it had been poured off the silver beet.
  15. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Grill / Roasted a couple of lamb chops and a tomato with new potato and steamed broccoli, washed down with a glass of red.
    Not done this for too long, will be doing it more often now, forgotten how nice it is to pick up a chop and gnaw it. Just need the horn of mead.
  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Veg tenpura.
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  17. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Never tried it. Is it like tempura? :p :D
  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Yes, but without an artificial false translation.

    Japanese has an 'n' but no 'm' in written format. The sound of the word tenpura is thought by some (but not all) ears to lie between an 'n' and an 'm' so it was translated into English arguably incorrectly. I was (shock horror) being pedantic in my spelling.

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  19. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    Sounds fishy to me
  20. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Switched to my tablet, which has Japanese language input.

    て = te
    ん = n
    ぷ = pu
    ら = ra

    I'm pedantic about the spelling, but seeing as the word probably originated in Portuguese there's a likelihood that the 'm' was there in the original word as spoken. Japanese lack of 'm' resulted in the spelling I've given.
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