Mr. Tea

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My little boy is eating jerk chicken and mashed sweet potato!

*tear of fatherly pride*

Or at least, he was, for a bit. Then he decided he was more in the mood for pancakes.
 

Mr. Tea

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A proud English squid. Treat him with honour. Roast with all the trimmings Yorkshire puddings, gravy and slathered in HP sauce.
Or battered and deep fried, then covered in tikka masala sauce and served in a crusty cob with Branston pickle.
 

Mr. Tea

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@DannyL - this was the finished result. I was fairly faithful to your recipe, although I used powdered coriander seed and ginger, and didn't bother with the coriander leaf (added some fresh, as a garnish). I also used about six or seven chilies, but they were generic 'hot chilies' from a jar, and certainly less spicy than scotch bonnets. Finished result had exactly the right level of heat and was fucking delicious, so big up your chest. I also did one chicken portion with much less on it, for Rowan to have for dinner this evening. Gotta get 'em on it while they're young.

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As if to balance the yin against the yang, we've just had toad in the hole, which is basically Brexit on a plate.
 

entertainment

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turns out it was a cuttlefish. in danish we call cuttlefish, squid and octopus by the same name just prefixed by the number of arms.

what a mess it was to clean. looked like an alien specimen lying there on the cutting board. stuck my hand in there to rip apart the head from the body and of course the ink bag burst and made a terrible mess.

it was delicious though. in cornstarch batter shallow fried in chili and garlic oil
 

Mr. Tea

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what a mess it was to clean. looked like an alien specimen lying there on the cutting board. stuck my hand in there to rip apart the head from the body and of course the ink bag burst and made a terrible mess.
I read somewhere that for the scene in Alien where Ash dissects the dead facehugger, the SFX team made its insides out of seafood, because nothing they could come up with using latex looked as realistically disgusting as that.
 

IdleRich

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Massive paella type thing with four chorizo and about a hundred prawns. Copied the recipe from the BBC site but some of the reviews said it was a bit bland so I put in loads of extra stuff like some prawn stock I had in the freezer and some chillis etc gonna be eating it for weeks.
 
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Mellsman

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turns out it was a cuttlefish. in danish we call cuttlefish, squid and octopus by the same name just prefixed by the number of arms.

what a mess it was to clean. looked like an alien specimen lying there on the cutting board. stuck my hand in there to rip apart the head from the body and of course the ink bag burst and made a terrible mess.

it was delicious though. in cornstarch batter shallow fried in chili and garlic oil
it was reported today that cuttlefish exercise willpower
 

IdleRich

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Guardian article the other day about thirty sauces that will change your life. Personally I'm not ready for the roller-coaster of thirty huge life changes in a week or two, but I thought I could stomach one - and top of the list was a Chinese one which is I think mega-fucking popular and you've all eaten it already, but I hadn't and as I was er taking some medicine to a sick relative I happened to pass the Chinese supermarket and so I grabbed the black bean one (and also the peanut one for good measure).

Lao Gan Ma preserved black beans in chilli oil
Huge in China, Lao Gan Man’s crispy chilli oils also have a passionate following among western food geeks. The original fried onion and Guizhou chilli oil is the cult classic (warm heat, incredible savoury depth), but the black bean version (“God tier!” says Sam Grainger, the executive chef at Belzan in Liverpool) is now the connoisseur’s choice. “It’s condiment crack,” agrees James Cochran, who runs the fried chicken takeaway Around the Cluck at his London restaurant, 12:51. He adds black bean LGM to everything from crab linguine to chicken sandwiches and wants to use it in a dessert: “That savouriness would work well with chocolate.”

It seems pretty good, I'm not sure it lives up to the billing but I don't know if anything could. I'm just experimenting at the mo, trying it with everything. This morning I had Dr Oetker and I put olive oil on one half and Laognma on the other, fair enough the latter was better.


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This evening decided to have some pork with onions and chilli and all that in a wrap - oh and some black bean stuff too.... gotta admit this one is pretty fucking ridiculous. But in terms of eating it straight from the jar I prefer the peanut, demolished like half of that in one go by accident.

Here is some veg frying - elevated by the wonder sauce

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Then I chucked in an absolute fuck load of pork

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And then I put it in these wraps remembering to put in a bit of mayo just to make it even more calorie heavy. Washed down with a six pack of Karlsquell which is the cheap shit from Aldi but still better than any Portuguese beer I know.

They were the fucking nuts

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Mr. Tea

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Oh that reminds me, I recently ran out of that stuff and should restock next time I go to the oriental supermarket.
 

143 I.Q. Magical Thinker

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Guardian article the other day about thirty sauces that will change your life. Personally I'm not ready for the roller-coaster of thirty huge life changes in a week or two, but I thought I could stomach one - and top of the list was a Chinese one which is I think mega-fucking popular and you've all eaten it already, but I hadn't and as I was er taking some medicine to a sick relative I happened to pass the Chinese supermarket and so I grabbed the black bean one
Sorry to be a fun sponge, but this stuff ruined me. Check the label, it's mostly soy oil, which is proinflammatory, and uniquely obesogenic and diabetogenic. I got through about 6 jars of the black bean chilli tail end of of 2013 and it wrecked my digestion, did something bad to my gall bladder duct, and who knows how what else. On the plus side, this health scare put me on the right road once and for all.

Keep eating it and see what happens.
 
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