Photo of your dinner (Vol 3)

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C70R

10,812 posts

81 months

Saturday 14th May
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21TonyK said:
C70R said:
21TonyK said:
C70R said:
21TonyK said:
C70R said:
21TonyK said:
C70R said:
That meat is looking quite lean for making burgers. How were they?
They were fine, just not the depth of flavour I am looking for. Fat content was about right, juicy but not greasy.

Now have a known base to work from I can tweak.

Mince from an unknown origin? yikes

So last year. wink
If you're feeling adventurous, try adding a handful of bone marrow. Will increase the fat levels (those just look too low) and create that depth of flavour you're looking for. And pretty cost effective too.
Done that, not to my taste. Don't mind well roasted marrow on toast but not in a burger.
Fair enough - it does make a very rich tasting burger.

What about chopping through some tallow?
Again, tried it. Minced beef dripping into burgers, just melted out with no flavour benefit. I suspect I may have to go "full Heston" and start seaming out joints to get what I want but then that's part of the fun.

I could solve the whole issue in a second by just adding a pile of salt or beef stock base but that would be cheating.
Hmm. I have tried the tallow thing, and thought it really made a big difference to the flavour.

What about just starting with fattier cuts of meat in the first place? I know you disagreed, but those steaks you posted look so much leaner than burger beef I've seen in the past.
I know where you are coming from. I need to rethink what I am aiming for. I used to do 400+ burgers a week which were just trim from rib and onglet. Tasted like steak.

I'm going to dig out my old spec sheets and try again.
I worked with one of the mid-sized burger chains during their start-up phase, and had the pleasure of a jolly to Scotland with the meat supplier to develop the burger blend (I'm not a chef). I'm digging to the depths of my memory, but can only remember we ended up using an 80/20 blend of 4x cuts that included skirt and some sirloin.

Richieboy3008

1,376 posts

160 months

Saturday 14th May
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Armchair_Expert

16,823 posts

183 months

Sunday 15th May
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Richieboy came round for dinner.

Showed me his latest dish.


MrOnTheRopes

1,286 posts

223 months

Sunday 15th May
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Armchair_Expert said:
Richieboy came round for dinner.

Showed me his latest dish.
laugh

KloppsBarmyArmy

170 posts

21 months

Sunday 15th May
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seyre1972 said:
Not going to win any prizes/praise - but sometimes you just want what you fancy ..... (had no sliced bread so had to make do with Sourdough Pave cut on the diagonal to maximise surface area .... wink

Branston beans with mini sausages

Bean sauce and runny egg yolk .... food of the gods (say that on Breakfast forum and likely it'll get you lynched)

Damn good plateful, good eggs, plenty of pepper and beans+sausage tins are an essential in the food cupboard. Just needs a bit of Chef brown sauce.

48k

10,012 posts

125 months

Sunday 15th May
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Mrs 48K spent the day at Chatsworth doing "horse stuff" today so I got the chance to indulge myself in the kitchen cooking dinner knowing she would not want a dinner tonight after a day of burger van nonsense.

Starter: scallops on black pudding with minted pea puree and parsley oil



Main: roasted duck breast with confit duck leg bon-bon, mascerated cherries, cherry sauce and toasted almonds


CharlesdeGaulle

21,501 posts

157 months

Sunday 15th May
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Looks great 48. I rarely bother going to that much trouble just for myself but it's nicely self-indulgent when one does.

NWTony

2,615 posts

205 months

Sunday 15th May
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48k said:
Mrs 48K spent the day at Chatsworth doing "horse stuff" today so I got the chance to indulge myself in the kitchen cooking dinner knowing she would not want a dinner tonight after a day of burger van nonsense.

Starter: scallops on black pudding with minted pea puree and parsley oil



Main: roasted duck breast with confit duck leg bon-bon, mascerated cherries, cherry sauce and toasted almonds

Gorgeous food but either those cherries are huge or those duck breasts are tiny smile

Digger

13,088 posts

168 months

Sunday 15th May
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NWTony said:
Gorgeous food but either those cherries are huge or those duck breasts are tiny smile
I'm also wondering whether the scallops are huuuge or the black pudding tiny - smile

I would wolf down both of those - top work smile

Tickle

4,268 posts

181 months

Sunday 15th May
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48k that looks lovely!

thebraketester

12,545 posts

115 months

Sunday 15th May
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48k said:
Mrs 48K spent the day at Chatsworth doing "horse stuff" today so I got the chance to indulge myself in the kitchen cooking dinner knowing she would not want a dinner tonight after a day of burger van nonsense.

Starter: scallops on black pudding with minted pea puree and parsley oil



Main: roasted duck breast with confit duck leg bon-bon, mascerated cherries, cherry sauce and toasted almonds

Delicoius. I want to try doing those Bon bons with Guinea fowl.

digimeistter

7,353 posts

186 months

Sunday 15th May
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48k said:
Mrs 48K spent the day at Chatsworth doing "horse stuff" today so I got the chance to indulge myself in the kitchen cooking dinner knowing she would not want a dinner tonight after a day of burger van nonsense.

Starter: scallops on black pudding with minted pea puree and parsley oil



Main: roasted duck breast with confit duck leg bon-bon, mascerated cherries, cherry sauce and toasted almonds

You did that for yourself? yikes

As Greg would say, 'Some serious work gone into this'

Looks great

hairy v

531 posts

121 months

Sunday 15th May
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top marks 48k, that looks fantatstic!

21TonyK

10,090 posts

186 months

Sunday 15th May
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digimeistter said:
48k said:
Mrs 48K spent the day at Chatsworth doing "horse stuff" today so I got the chance to indulge myself in the kitchen cooking dinner knowing she would not want a dinner tonight after a day of burger van nonsense.

Starter: scallops on black pudding with minted pea puree and parsley oil



Main: roasted duck breast with confit duck leg bon-bon, mascerated cherries, cherry sauce and toasted almonds

You did that for yourself? yikes

As Greg would say, 'Some serious work gone into this'

Looks great
Yeah, top effort. To do that in a day as an amateur in a domestic kitchen "hats off".

Hope it was appreciated.

Richieboy3008

1,376 posts

160 months

Sunday 15th May
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Tasty chicken curry

illmonkey

15,712 posts

175 months

Sunday 15th May
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Not sure how I’ll outdo 48k… or richtea

Weather was crap all day ends up buying a small joint


seyre1972

1,484 posts

120 months

Sunday 15th May
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illmonkey said:
Not sure how I’ll outdo 48k… or richtea

Weather was crap all day ends up buying a small joint

Needs more peas …. smile. Other than that (and hopefully gravy and horseradish out of shot ?). Looks too notch !!

Gluggy

576 posts

86 months

Sunday 15th May
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illmonkey said:
Not sure how I’ll outdo 48k… or richtea
Given up on trying to out do anyone any more - as long as the people I've cooked for enjoy it then I'll consider that a win.

Burger and chips from last night.


CharlesdeGaulle

21,501 posts

157 months

Sunday 15th May
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Barbie here. Garlic and cheese mushrooms, then mackerel, finally marinated chicken skewers. The guests seemed to like it.




illmonkey

15,712 posts

175 months

Sunday 15th May
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Gluggy said:
illmonkey said:
Not sure how I’ll outdo 48k… or richtea
Given up on trying to out do anyone any more - as long as the people I've cooked for enjoy it then I'll consider that a win.

Burger and chips from last night.
It was a stab at Richies offerings, a badger could do better.

Looks good, although I do like a crispy chip, they look a little… flaccid.


CharlesdeGaulle said:
Barbie here. Garlic and cheese mushrooms, then mackerel, finally marinated chicken skewers. The guests seemed to like it.

The prisoner is released into sunlight but only fed small portions & water and must be naked.