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Author Topic: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)  (Read 69899 times)

gaurdduck

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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2009, 03:22:55 pm »

What are you talking about?
This is a food thread, not a political one.
Is that directed at me, or just a misplaced rant?!
I certainly don't want war with Iran. Heck one of my threads is about the possibilities for a freer Iran as a result of their new revolution.
If anything, I hope we can be friends in the future.
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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2009, 04:09:49 pm »

I'm pontificating about how food, ethnicity, and politics are connected, not makeing any personnal implications.

Food is a matter of cultural pride, just as much as politicsand ethnicity are...
Better understandings of one can only compliment the understanding of another.
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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 04:15:50 pm »

What are you talking about?
This is a food thread, not a political one.
Is that directed at me, or just a misplaced rant?!
I certainly don't want war with Iran. Heck one of my threads is about the possibilities for a freer Iran as a result of their new revolution.
If anything, I hope we can be friends in the future.

You "never thought of soaking it in anything but water before". It's evidence of the influence of a control matrix or paradigm...be it culturally or colloquial, before you read my suggestion you had a box in which you soaked your Kombu in water.
It's not an insult, or intended as one,..just a firework to regard...."oh,..look at that."

Just like that cooking rat, the classics are seldom improved upon...but once in awhilea classic can get a little nudge, sneak in there and create a little 4th of july in your mouth.
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gaurdduck

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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2009, 05:21:00 pm »

Now you are making some sense. :laugh:
Sorry 'bout the misunderstanding.

I usually use kombu to make dashi stock as a soup base or seasoning of sorts. Before this I never bothered trying to eat it, though I have seen a recipie for it before, I didn't try it because I was worried it may not be chewable, or otherwise tasty, but I intend to try your suggestion next time the need arises for a teriyaki-ish garnish with seaweed in it. :laugh:
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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2009, 10:54:16 pm »

now I want a pound of sesame seaweed salad....
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gaurdduck

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2009, 12:46:33 am »

I want some roasted eel onigiri with black sesame seeds, avacado, and after that a sakura mochi.
Itedakimasu! ^_^
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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2009, 11:57:32 am »

I settled for a pork chop with onions glazed in lemon juice and lemon zest.
too hot for soups.
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gaurdduck

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2009, 02:26:56 pm »

I just had an egg sausage and potato hash for brunch.
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gaurdduck

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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2009, 01:27:50 pm »

Thanks Gaurd Duck. I'll try to post my Hokkaido no Ramen recipe there later.
Warning: not responsible for possible tongue related injuries :ph34r: 

の worries there. My guess is it either has alot of wasabi or an inordinate
amount of shichimi togarashi. Just guesses though.

I'm about to go make lunch, in the form of rice and chicken salad.
My chicken salad is a little unorthodox.
(It's just chicken, shoyu, mayo, yuzuiri shichimi, garlic, and ginger.)
Who knows? Maybe I'll make it all into chicken salad onigiri topped
with toasted black sesame seeds. If it was later in the day, I'd have
a warm sake with that.

Now I'm really hungry...
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 11:32:53 pm by Gaurd Duck »
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Re: Ethnic Soups And Stews (Chilli included)
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2009, 03:06:16 pm »

alot of wasabi

wasabi shumai are my favorite.
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SoupMonkey

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2009, 03:43:10 pm »

I buy bags of chili Japones(Japanese chilies)from the Mexican section at Piggly Wiggly. The miso helps, or so my previous victims have claimed .
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gaurdduck

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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2009, 11:32:11 pm »

Which miso do you use? Red or White?
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SoupMonkey

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« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2009, 01:24:42 pm »

This is La Yu oil a basic condiment for Chinese/Japanese soups and stews.
This will perk up even the blandest canned/instant soups.
Warning this is pretty much homemade pepper spray
so please be careful.

1    cup peanut oil
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup crushed red chilies
1    tsp whole black peppercorns(or Szechuan  pepprcorns)

Heat both oils in a heavy bottomed pan until  it shimmers.
Quickly add the peppers stir, cover and remove from heat.
Let cool and strain into a clean glass jar. Cap it off and store
in the cupboard(no light, no heat).

I can't give you an accurate shelf life other than a couple of months,
I use it up too fast.
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gaurdduck

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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2009, 01:36:48 pm »

Hmmm...
It sounds like hot-oil to me.
Could I make it with Thai Hot Peppers?
Those are my favorites. Only reason I ask,
is that Cayenne and Japanese peppers aren't hot enough.*






* Yes I'm a chilli head. (A fiery foods enthusiast) :violent5:
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SoupMonkey

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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2009, 07:09:48 am »

The miso I use is a mix of white and red.Thai chilies are good.I have tried ground Thai and
I found it lacks the punch of of whole dried peppers, your mileage may vary.
And yes, La Yu is the Japanese variant of the Chinese for hot/chili oil,
or so I was told in an old semi-forgotten cookbook.
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