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  • JayPee 19 Dec 2006 16:58:47 1,490 posts
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    Searing meat DOES keep the juices in.

    I've seen Rambo III who says I haven't!?
  • minkyqueen 19 Dec 2006 16:59:14 1,880 posts
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    I could really go for some steak now.
  • Dirtbox 19 Dec 2006 17:03:01 78,833 posts
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    I'm going to make chilli fish tonight, get a couple of bits of salmon, make a dozen or so deep slices into it and put chopped chillis and ginger in them, season, oil and wang in a pan and fry till golden.

    Takes about 10 minutes. wang it on a plate with some herby couscous with peas and eat.

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  • FiveManArmy 19 Dec 2006 17:04:46 506 posts
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    Man I wish I could cook, all this food sounds so good...

    *makes homer drooling noises*
  • Dirtbox 19 Dec 2006 17:06:44 78,833 posts
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    You make it sound like there's a trick to it - there isn't.

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  • Deleted user 19 December 2006 17:07:57
    I think I may have to be driving down to Tescos any minute now...
  • FiveManArmy 19 Dec 2006 17:09:31 506 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    You make it sound like there's a trick to it - there isn't.

    Maybe not a trick, but certainly a lot of knowledge and some skill!

    To do it well anyway.
  • bauhaus 19 Dec 2006 17:11:55 3,512 posts
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    I love cooking, wish i was better at it

    Have asked for some Ramsey cooking books for xmas.

    Couple of years ago I spent £400 on a set of cooking knives they are fantastic, (Pay Day + drunk + Kitchen Knife shop) I`m wasting them on the shite I eat though, need to up the anti on the cooking dept
  • bivith 19 Dec 2006 17:13:22 2,466 posts
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    The worst thing about home cooking is the washing up!
  • Dirtbox 19 Dec 2006 17:14:02 78,833 posts
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    FiveManArmy wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    You make it sound like there's a trick to it - there isn't.

    Maybe not a trick, but certainly a lot of knowledge and some skill!

    To do it well anyway.
    It's just experience and that's only down to dumping yourself in the deep end and experimenting. You know what food you like, just try cooking it in various ways.

    Hell, you can even make baked beans gormet if you put some milk, butter and some spice in there.

    The only general rule of thumb that I tend to stick to is don't mix herbs and spices. There are exceptions to it, but it's a good pointer for beginners.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 17:14:57 19-12-2006

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  • JayPee 19 Dec 2006 17:14:07 1,490 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    wang in a pan
    wang on a plate
    teehehehe
  • bauhaus 19 Dec 2006 17:15:35 3,512 posts
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    For some reason, if i cook a good meal my missis gets horny


    Suits me

  • JayPee 19 Dec 2006 17:15:55 1,490 posts
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    Nothing wrong with a tin of baked beans!

    Bauhaus let me get this straight:

    You have a £400 set of knives.
    You can't cook a steak.

    O_o
  • minkyqueen 19 Dec 2006 17:16:39 1,880 posts
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    FiveManArmy wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    You make it sound like there's a trick to it - there isn't.

    Maybe not a trick, but certainly a lot of knowledge and some skill!

    To do it well anyway.

    You're right. I think people who cook a lot get a little short-sighted when it comes to helping people who don't cook much. Of course it's easy when you know how :)

    If you want to get into it, I'd suggest picking up something like Olive magazine (you can get it in the supermarket) as you're bound to find something in there that's easy to make and pretty quick too.

    I've tried showing cook books to my non-cooking friends, but they just get a little daunted and never get round to actually using the book. Perhaps the magazine approach is a little less intimidating.

    Sainsbury's magazine is good too.
  • bauhaus 19 Dec 2006 17:17:27 3,512 posts
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    JayPee wrote:
    Nothing wrong with a tin of baked beans!

    Bauhaus let me get this straight:

    You have a £400 set of knives.
    You can't cook a steak.

    O_o

    I can cook a steak, just I`m getting bored with my standard method, hence the question here


    I bought the knives when that Jamie Olvier thing was on telly and was convinced i was gonna get into cooking

    Now I`m into Ramsey and feel the same way
  • afray 19 Dec 2006 17:18:50 2,251 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Cast iron griddle, superb.

    +a mabillion
  • JayPee 19 Dec 2006 17:19:51 1,490 posts
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    minkyqueen wrote:
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    How are the sainsbury's payouts anyway? :)
  • minkyqueen 19 Dec 2006 17:21:00 1,880 posts
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    JayPee wrote:
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    How are the sainsbury's payouts anyway? :)

    Heh :) I live opposite one, so I don't go anywhere else!
  • Dirtbox 19 Dec 2006 17:21:13 78,833 posts
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    minkyqueen wrote:
    If you want to get into it, I'd suggest picking up something like Olive magazine (you can get it in the supermarket) as you're bound to find something in there that's easy to make and pretty quick too.

    I've tried showing cook books to my non-cooking friends, but they just get a little daunted and never get round to actually using the book. Perhaps the magazine approach is a little less intimidating.

    Sainsbury's magazine is good too.
    That's probably not such a bad idea, I've never used a recipe, read a magazine (unless drooling at the pictures in the food section of the Guardian counts) or a cook book in my life. I think I'm at a level where I can probably understand what they're waffling on about now.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 17:21:25 19-12-2006

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  • Grunk 19 Dec 2006 17:21:48 4,718 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    let it cook slowly for two minutes per side.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 16:42:28 19-12-2006

    you must be a wonder in the sack ;)
  • JimJam 19 Dec 2006 17:22:15 769 posts
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    Rub both sides with oil, salt & black pepper. Show steak to super-heated cast iron griddle for about 1 minute a side. Eat.
  • nick303 19 Dec 2006 17:22:18 1,525 posts
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    Heston Blumenthalís way of cooking a steak Ė it doesnít take long :p

    First buy a joint of steak. Heston went with corn-fed fore-rib from a specific farm in the West Country so that it had perfect marbling.

    Blow-torch.

    Stick it in the oven, at 50 degrees for, ahem 24 hours.

    Leave to cool for a further two hours.

    Cut the bone off and all the charred meat from blow-torching.

    Cut into two-inch slices, then flash fry for two minutes each side, leave to settle for ten minutes. Slice along the steak to serve :)
  • Load_2.0 19 Dec 2006 17:24:53 19,521 posts
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    So who is buying a steak on the way home?


    \o

  • minkyqueen 19 Dec 2006 17:25:53 1,880 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    minkyqueen wrote:
    If you want to get into it, I'd suggest picking up something like Olive magazine (you can get it in the supermarket) as you're bound to find something in there that's easy to make and pretty quick too.

    I've tried showing cook books to my non-cooking friends, but they just get a little daunted and never get round to actually using the book. Perhaps the magazine approach is a little less intimidating.

    Sainsbury's magazine is good too.
    That's probably not such a bad idea, I've never used a recipe, read a magazine (unless drooling at the pictures in the food section of the Guardian counts) or a cook book in my life. I think I'm at a level where I can probably understand what they're waffling on about now.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 17:21:25 19-12-2006

    I get the impression you're quite a confident cook, so you might like Waitrose Food Illustrated. It's a bit more hardcore than Olive. Olive is quite fun though. And there's a good offer in there this month, 25% off your bill at a bunch of restaurants in January.
  • Goban 19 Dec 2006 17:26:30 9,076 posts
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    JimJam wrote:
    Rub both sides with oil, salt & black pepper. Show steak to super-heated cast iron griddle for about 1 minute a side. Eat.

    /thumbs up

    If your goint to make sauce: deglaze the pan with white wine and reduce, add butter to thicken, pour on steak.

    White wine is so much better then red, brings out the flavour without dominating it.
  • JayPee 19 Dec 2006 17:26:30 1,490 posts
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    minkyqueen wrote:
    JayPee wrote:
    minkyqueen wrote:
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    How are the sainsbury's payouts anyway? :)

    Heh :) I live opposite one, so I don't go anywhere else!
    Waitrose FTW.

    /Starts supermaket flame-war. - Well it's about as justified as a console one right? I spend about as much or more as a 360 on food every quater.
  • Spanky 19 Dec 2006 17:26:32 14,585 posts
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    bivith wrote:
    If you like steak well done then you don't like steak.
    Depends on whether you're a man with another half who will not tolerate any sort of food poisoning malarky whatsoever.

    I like beef!

    Plubs

  • Dirtbox 19 Dec 2006 17:28:03 78,833 posts
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    Where was it that did those 28 day steaks? Sainsbury's I think, they're WELL worth the £5 a shot.

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  • minkyqueen 19 Dec 2006 17:29:30 1,880 posts
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    teamster_jr wrote:
    minkyqueen wrote:
    I've tried showing cook books to my non-cooking friends, but they just get a little daunted and never get round to actually using the book. Perhaps the magazine approach is a little less intimidating.

    we live off leith's (except mine is really old and covered in gravy :)

    it's an amazing recipe book, with some really handy hints about all sorts of things.

    a

    Ahh, I've read good reviews of this. Santa is bringing me Wagamama's new cookbook and DVD.
  • JayPee 19 Dec 2006 17:29:40 1,490 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    I like beef!
    Then buy good meat and not shite that will give you food poisoning!

    If the meat's good enough I'll have it bleu.
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