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Favourite Recipes - Food!

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  1. Chakris

    Chakris Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I haven't tried this one yet, but I'd like to - if I can talk Mrs. Chak into it.

    Pad Thai Popcorn

    Dry Ingredients
    ½ cup popping corn kernels (roughly 8 cups prepared popcorn)
    1 cup finely chopped dry-roasted, salted peanuts, or almonds
    ¼ cup chopped cilantro = pak chi (add later)

    Caramel sauce:
    ½ cup palm sugar
    ½ cup corn syrup
    4 oz butter
    2 or 3 tsp fresh lime juice
    1 ½ tbsp freshly grated lime zest (grated lime peel only green part)
    1 - 2 tbsp Asian fish sauce (fyi, if you don't use fish sauce, you'll have to add salt)
    1 rounded tbsp Sambal red chili sauce, or very finely diced fresh hot chilies
    ½ tsp baking soda (not baking powder)


    Directions
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Coat a cookie sheet with oil or a silicone baking mat.
    Heat ¼ cup vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add popcorn; cover and cook, shaking often, until fully popped, about 5 minutes. Transfer popcorn to a large bowl with a strainer or your hands, leaving unpopped kernels in the bowl. Stir in chopped peanuts.
    Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add lime juice and fish sauce. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly stir in chili, lime zest, and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, stirring to coat. Transfer popcorn to the prepared cookie sheet.
    Bake in the preheated oven, tossing every 10 to 15 minutes, until browned and sticky, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool and become crispy. Toss with cilantro before serving.
     
  2. Pappy

    Pappy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2012
    Dallas, Tx
    You had me Chak until that last line. I'm one of those people who despises cilantro. It tastes like dish soap to me.

    I've heard that the vast majority of people love cilantro, but the ones that don't really despise it. That would be me.
     
  3. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    Ha! Pap, I can see where someone would think it tastes like dish soap. I think it is great in Mexican food because it puts a damper on the heat while letting the flavor of the hot peppers come through.
     
  4. CarbonThief

    CarbonThief Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2012
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cilantro is my favorite herb actually, my brother in law can't stand it. Cilantro works great in Mexican foos as Bronze said, for those that like it. Also great with Thai, Indian, and Texas style chili!
     
  5. Chakris

    Chakris Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I don't care for it raw, but in a soup it's ok. I think it's mainly added here for a splash of color. If you don't like it just leave it out. ;) Problem solved. :D
     
  6. Chakris

    Chakris Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
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  7. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Easy Lamb Stroganoff

    1 lb lamb cubed
    1 Tsp Butter (margarine doesnt work as well)
    1/2 a white onion diced fine
    Egg Noodles
    16oz Sour Cream

    Brown Lamb in skillet over medium heat, adding butter and salt and pepper to taste.
    Boil Egg Noodles for 11 minutes or until tender
    Strain
    Add diced onions to skillet, stirring occasionally until they caramelize
    Add 16oz of Sour Cream directly to skillet...stir.... and pour mixture over cooked and strained noodles.

    Enjoy :)
     
  8. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

  9. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    The eat something!
     
  10. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Having a Disaronno now....and stroganoff sounds soooo good. I would do it with beef instead of lamb though. :drool:
     
  11. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    Disaronno? Would that be Stegosaurus or Teradactyl?
     
  12. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Liquor. Neat. No ice. No anything.
     
  13. Chakris

    Chakris Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I'm hungry too!!! Yum.
    Mom's Stroganoff had a can of creamed mushroom soup too. And yes, beef too.
     
  14. MostlySunny

    MostlySunny Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2012
    Arizona
    I make pineapple cilantro Popsicles.
     
  15. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    /me checks the Fridge. Pineapple - check. Cilantro - check.

    April, where's the recipe?! :)
     
  16. MostlySunny

    MostlySunny Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2012
    Arizona
    These are easy, Dusty...


    1 can of crushed pineapple
    1 lime
    1 bunch of cilantro
    pinch of salt
    Tear the leaves off of the cilantro and toss the stems. Blend up all these yummy ingredients together and pour into popsicle molds.
     
  17. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Are we supposed to blend these with crushed ice, or just by themselves? How many popsicles do you get out of one can?

    Sweet and sour..with the cilantro bringing up the center. Interesting! This is going to be like one of those sour gummies isn't it?

    The girls are going to LOVE it.. and, I'm not talking about just mine!

    Thanks April. :)
     
  18. Pappy

    Pappy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2012
    Dallas, Tx
    That's just wrong.
     
  19. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Playing dumb here: the juice of 1 lime? Or peal the lime and put the pulp in? I really do need things spelled out. :oops:
     
  20. MostlySunny

    MostlySunny Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2012
    Arizona
    Juice of one lime

    No ice. Makes about 4 small.

    My girls love them too.
     
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