favourite things

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  1. The Dragon

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    Allow me to wax lyrical about my favourite foods.

    Of a thickly cut, aged, rib eye fillet and pommes frites fried in goose fat.

    Of a dozen perfect scallops glowing like creamy islands on a lake of delicate saffron sauce.

    Of butterflied quail, basted with soy, ginger and garlic and roasted until the skin is conker brown but still slighty pink at the bone.

    Of a comforting lemon and wild mushroom risotto.

    Of ricotta pancakes with honey cured, triple smoked bacon, and fried eggs with the yokes still runny and lashings of maple syrup.

    Of a wholesome and filling smoked cod chowder.

    Of a kilo of freshly caught king prawns and home made mayonnaise.

    Of plainly grilled coral trout with a squeeze of lemon.

    These are but a few of my favourite things.
     
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    Oh food porn, I love it :)
     
  3. Not_Punny

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    God damn it -- now I'm even hungrier.


    A dozen different vegetable curries....

    Tortilla soup with avocado

    Irish vegetable soup

    Rice biryani

    Mushroom potato tacos

    Roast potatoes, onions and/or carrots

    Chopped salad with garbanzo beans and avocado

    A dozen different risottos

    OMG just about anything I cook (filling, guilt-free and deeeeelish!)

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    Yes, these are a few of my favorite things.
     
  4. The Dragon

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    Sounds wonderful Sweetheart!!
    But, where is the meat?
     
  5. The Dragon

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    Anyone else got favorite foods?
     
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    Eeek! I'm one of those pesky vegetarians. :eek:

    I sometimes eat fish, so I guess that makes me a "PESCY" vegetarian (a [SIZE=-1]pescatarian is someone who abstains from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish[/SIZE]) :rolleyes:

    Therefore, I will add some things to the list...

    -- shrimp with garlic, ginger and coconut milk

    -- Grilled salmon with rosemary

    -- Orange roughy with a spicy tomato sauce

    -- Ceviche made with lots of onion, tomato and fresh lime

    -- Potato and corn fish chowder

    -- Prawn risotto with fresh asparagus

    Yummmy!!!!!!!!! :tongue:
     
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    I got your meat right here

    ba bum
     
  8. SpoiledPrincess

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    beef carpaccio

    a really good stroganoff, I love that taste that only seems to come with stroganoff

    huge tiger prawns simply fried and guzzled down

    lobster in any form, I'm fairly poor financially now but every now and again I treat us to lobster
     
  9. The Dragon

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    Hot, it's ok sweetheart, I admire people who have stick with their convictions.
    I'm very much a carnivore.
    Spoiled Princess we don't have the type of lobsters with claws here.
    We have crayfish, a tropical lobster with out claws.
    They have Long spinny feelers which they slash around like whips when they are caught. One also has to watch out because the sound of these feelers whipping through the water has the ability to call in every shark for a 4 km radius. Much better to kill them outright with a dive knife the second you pull them out of their coral homes.
     
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    Do you go catching crayfish yourself Dragonfly?
     
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    yes, I live right on the reef and it's great to catch your own so that they are nice and fresh.
     
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    Sounds idyllic. Over here you'd have to be a brave woman to venture into the murky grey frigidity of the sea and even if you did all you'd catch would be a johnny fish :)
     
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    Here is a picture of a crayfish.
    Thet are cooked just like clawed lobsters and have a very white, rich tasting flesh.
     

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    We can get crayfish in the UK but they're usually much smaller than that. (From shops)
     
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    Cuban black bean soup (with cornbread)
    Piyaz (Turkish bean salad with tahine)
    My Mum's homemade bread
    BBQ salmon
    Mac n Cheese
    Standing rib roast with roasted potatoes
    Turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and mayo
    Spanakopita
    Key Lime pie
    Mince pie

    I could go on and on...:smile:
     
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    naughty started a thread about this quite a while ago and I remembered posting my favourites there so here it is again.
     
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