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Online Mrs.Smith  5932

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Kickass Cooking Chat
« on: July 30, 2017, 12:55:41 am »

Hi all and welcome to our new forum - Kickass Cooking!

Are you that person who looks in the fridge and has no idea what to make for dinner tonight?
In this amazing and wonderful forum you will find magical recipes full of deliciousness, tips and even cookbooks to give you a helping hand!

No matter if you have never cooked before or you're a master chef, you'll be sure to find something of interest here and can chat and share your experiences with other cooks.

Feel free to add your own thread, share your advice, recipes and cookbooks for everyone. KAT rules apply.

Check out the latest cookbooks here

So let's get hot in the kitchen!

*First tip - cats cannot cook

Online SmokeNMirrors  22609

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 06:00:02 am »
Needs more cow bell... :thumbsup:

Thanx Mrs.S. Got tons of tips but only for the bachelor..  :chuckler: and the fuzzy stuff in the fridge  :think:

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 07:27:18 pm »

Spaghetti Carbonara

Should serve 3 - 4 people preparation time 25 - 30 mins.


200g of smoked back bacon
175g of parmesan cheese (grating your own gives more taste)
3 large eggs
75 ml of fresh cream
400g dried spaghetti
a clove of garlic or dry garlic granules( 1/2 teaspoon) depends on your taste
about 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper, depends on your taste

1. Place a pan of water for the spaghetti on the stove to boil

2. Grate the parmesian cheese and place in a bowl and add the eggs and whisk with a fork, then add the
cream, garlic and pepper and give a final whisk and leave to stand.

3. Chop the bacon into small pieces (you could use Pancetta but supermarkets use crap bacon to make this)

4. Fry bacon in a deep frying pan with small amount of oil (2 teaspoons) until the bacon fat is clear, remove heat and allow to stand

5. By now the water should be boiling so add the spaghetti (we usually break it into shorter lengths 100cm as it's easier)

6. When spaghetti is cooked about 10 mins normal, drain it and add to the bacon in the frying pan and stir to evenly
distribute the bacon through out the spaghetti.

7. add the contents of the bowl you whisked earlier to the frying pan and stir all the ingrediants up and serve imediately.
(Do not reheat the frying pan at this stage as you will end up with a cheesey scrambled egg)

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 11:45:22 pm »
This is delightful Mr.RB, thank you for sharing  :clap:

Offline Barishnikov  4424

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 12:37:41 pm »
sweeet thread...  :Mr.G: :thumbsup:

Offline Lloydavenue  63

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 01:03:45 am »
Hi there I am wondering if ebooks on cooking should be asked for in the general request thread or maybe not all foodies pass by

I'm looking for

All About the Bundt: Bundt Cake Recipes
by Cheryl St.John

P.S. No garlic in the Carbonara :)

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 05:36:51 am »

Hi there, yes, all book requests if not on KAT are here,.....

Thread: Please Request Ebooks and Audio Books Here V5


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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 01:49:52 pm »
Ragù recipe (my grandmother Tuscan version).
This recipe is to use with pasta: tagliatelle, ravioli, maccheroni(better if homemade but it works quite well with prepacked pasta, you know Barilla, De Cecco, Voiello ecc); also one of the most important ingredients in Lasagne. In Italy we add parmesan on the top of it, it's quite delicious.

  • 400 gr minced calf meat, 100 gr pork (if you don't like pork or your religion  doesn't allow it just use 500 gr calf meat)
  • 1 medium large onion
  • 2/3 celery stick
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium parsley bunch
  • 6 CherryTomatoes or 1 large tomato(
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil known as EVO (absolutely not allowed other oil kind)
  • 1 glass of white or red wine (possibly italian but any type will works until you avoid the sweet ones)
  • 1 litre of warm water or better 1 liter of beef bouillon (absolutely not bouillon cubes or bouillon ready-make)
  • salt quantity as you like

Mince in the onion, celery, carrots and parsley in the grinder or manually as you like.
Cut the tomatoes in small cubes.
put them in a saucepan with the EVO; the EVO is meant to reach the same leve of the solid ingredients; i mean the solid ingredients are not supposed to drown in the oil usually it takes 6/8 oil spoons.
Put the saucepan on the stove with a minum flame or minimum degree if you have an electric one and stir-fry very, very slowly for like 5 minutes paying attention in not  browning to much.
When the mirepoix is ready you can put the meat in the saucepan and mix it with the mirepoix, always with a low flame; in few minutes the meat will change the colour from red to light brown; at this moment you can pour the wine in the saucepan and immediately raise the flame in order to make the wine evaporate.
When the wine is gone (you have to remember how liquid was in there before the wine) you low the flame to a medium-low (a little higher than for the mirepoix but lower than for the wine to evaporate) and you put inside the tomatoes small cubes the salt and mix; if you use beef bouillon wait to add the salt until the ragù is near to be ready in order to adjust with salt the right taste already given with the bouillon.
Pour in 1/4 of the bouillon or water and cover the saucepan with the lid in order to cover 3/4 of the pan not all and go on cooking with medium low flame; every time the liquid is getting dried you add other liquid; the liter will not be enough because a really ragù goes on for 2 hours (minimum) 3/4 hours better; if you are using beef bouillon just use the liter first and then go on with warm water.
The final result might be the beef almost completely melt with the other ingredients and you will no more  see parsley or carrots or celery  ecc... you probably will see microscopic  pieces of tomatoes, but that's all.

« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 01:53:37 pm by v1rg1n1a »

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 07:18:49 am »
A bit off the topic but it is still food,,,
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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 02:00:53 am »
Cooking Chat  :thumbsup:

I prepare this yesterday, hope you like it.

Tinga de pollo

2 chicken brest with skin, or 2 legs or 4 thigs
2 large tomatoes
2 chiles chipotles
Corn tortillas

Pour a little bit of oil in a pan or if you have a good teflon skillet you might no even need oil cause the chicken skin will realease all their juices. Cook medium heat until the chicken skin is brown toasted and the meat is done and tender.
Remove the chicken from the pan and put it on a cutting board to shred the meat, remove the bones.
Boild the tomatoes until tender then blended with two chipotles or one, your call.
Return the chicken meat to the same pan and add the salsa and salt as needed, normally I use one gram sometimes two, depends on the acidity of the tomatoes, and cooked until all the liquid is evaporated.
Now make the tacos and enjoy.

This recipe has a lot of variants. Some people add garlic and onions to the meat or use another kind of chile like guajillo or chile de arbol. Also is very common to find people that pour more salsa into the pan so the meat is more like a stew and instead of tortillas is eaten with tostadas.
So find what works better four you.

Offline Pietzsche  465

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 02:27:11 am »
Tostadas home style  :rock:

You need:
red tostadas
bean paste
advocado sliced
tomatoes diced
onion diced
lettuce sliced very thin
shredded panela cheese or panela type

Now you can buy the bean paste or diy:
Cook one cup of beans in a liter of water high heat and reduce to medium when starts boiling. Once that the beans are done blend the beans with a little bit of the water where you boiled them. Blend high speed until is a smooth paste. Then put on a skillet two tablespoons of oil and  three mince bacon slices until brown and then add the bean paste and cook until you get the desired consistency.

Now to prepare the tostadas add the beans on the base, then cheese, then tomatoes and onions, lettuce and top with the advocado and you favorite salsa.

These are not the tostadas I make but kinda

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 12:07:43 pm »
Wow. They look great, Pietzsche.  :clap:  I am sure they are also delicious.  :loveliness:

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 06:54:07 pm »
They are! try it. The best of this dish is that you feel that you are eating junkfood but you are really not, well, except for the tostadas.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 12:13:02 am »
is it cold where you live, lets try a soup!

Caldo Tlalpeño

5 cups of Chickenstock
400 grms of shredded chicken
2 large tomatoes, remove skin and seeds
half small onion
1 or 2 chiles chipotles
1 cup of cooked garbanzo bean
epazote leaves or parsley
one tablespoon of oil
one avocado
fresh soft cheese panela type or cream
salt to taste

In a pan put the tablespoon of oil, slice the tomatoes and onions and add it to the pan, just to roast them a little bit, now transfer to a blender the tomatoes, onion and add about 6 parsley leaves and one or two chiles chiplotes, your call. Blend until smooth.
Bring to boil the chickenstock and add the tomato, onion, chile sauce to it. Add the shredded chicken and garbanzos. Reduce the heat to low and let the soup there until takes a good consistency but dont allow to loose to much liquid, add salt according to your taste and you can add a little bit of black pepper.
Serve with slices or cubes of avocado and fresh cheese. Done.

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Re: Kickass Cooking Chat
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 01:12:45 pm »
Do you have any recipe for Olive canning or any experience in it?

Can it work without cutting them? How long do you soak them in the water?  Can they be preserved even for more years?