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What Did You Have For Dinner?

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

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    One of those things I have seen in the Asian supermarket but never bought or indeed ever used.
     
  2. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    One of my least favourite jobs when I was working in flavour production was cooking up gum asafoetida in groundnut oil to go into a steak flavour. Vile stuff.
     
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Until I googled it earlier, I didn't even know what it was like. Fetid garlic was a description I read. Didn't really sell it to me!
     
  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I'd never even heard of it. -25 hipster points. :(
     
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Yep, fetid garlic is pretty close. Add to that a consistency like putty and it really is vile.
    I first came across it in the occult nonsense of Dennis Wheatley as something to ward off demonic powers.
     
  6. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    If there is enough asafoetida to tell what it is, then there is too much. Used in tiny quantity it just gives a bit of 'edge' to cumin and fenugreek. It is usually supplied as a 10% mixture in rice flour and turmeric.
    I can well believe that
     
  7. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Prawn salad followed by an individual trifle out of a cold cabinet somewhere ;) jolly nice twas
     
  8. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Baked a baguette, put half a large rump steak in it that was fried with mushrooms and onions and added BBQ sauce, very nice if a bit messy
     
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  9. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    I had a quick google - came across some stuff which would put anyone off: "One myth claims that asafoetida developed from the semen of a god of fertility when it soaked into the earth"
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459456/
     
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    So not just fetid garlic but old fetid earthy spunk too. Nice
     
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  11. PentaxManiac

    PentaxManiac Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of why Marks & Spencer went down in my estimation. Sometime early this century they introduced the excellent No Mayo range of sandwiches. This seems to have been abandoned. Not long before the pandemic I was in one of their food only shops and one of the staff must have spotted I was getting annoyed looking for something I couldn't find. I explained I simply wanted a sandwich without mayonnaise.

    "What's wrong with mayonnaise?" he asked. As I replied, mostly the fact that it's the devil's jizz.
     
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Delicious Co-op best ciabatta baton, with cream cheese, redcurrent jelly, smoked salmon, sliced boiled egg and baby spinach.
    It was really nice and recommended! All drizzled with a capful of olive oil and washed down with a glass of Chenin blanc.
     
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  13. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Here we are both exhausted and lazy so it was pizza for me and burger and chips for she tonight. From the chippy. Lubricated with Argentinian Syrah.
     
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Since I couldn't eat a whole one, tomorrow's dinner will be the other half of that baton!
     
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  15. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Floured haddodk fried in a mix of olive oil and butter with new potato/peas/cucumber/cherry tomato/olive salad with a mix of light mayonaisse and lemon juice (from a bottle).
    I sprinkled some salt on the flour before dousing and got some grief for that (quite rightly we do not usually use the stuff and my sprinkling was a bit lumpy) apart from that it got 5 stars. The friday morning fish van is definately worth Maggy getting up in time for.:)
    My new favourite mug says:
    I don't like morning people,
    or mornings,
    or people.
     
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  16. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Steak and trimmings but no chips. That's boring.
    Instead of chips I did a sort of bubble and squeak that didn't squeak. This was a mixed buttery mash of Maris Piper spuds and celeriac. To that I added coarsely chopped onions and finely cut jalapeno which I'd fried in oil. Fried and folded and fried and folded a few times. It was successful. The lack of squeak was probably caused by the lack of drying soggy greens. I did add a small amount of salt and white pepper but they were very much a matter of taste.
     
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  17. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    You could take it in turns to get up early for the Friday fish van.
     
  18. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Burn him he is a heretic!
     
  19. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Cheese and ham toastie with a salted caramel cheesecake and raspberries to follow- too hot for a big meal got the rest of the raspberries if I get peckish later
     
  20. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Dinner last night was gurnard, dipped in egg and breadcrumbs and fried, with boiled agria potatoes, and beans - washed down with a very pleasant Selaks Pinot Gris.
     
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