2010 - Week 18 Cooking Results

Eden Farms Berkshire Pork Applewood Smoked hot dogs

Made many times before, and still very very good.

Eden Farms Berkshire Pork burgers

So this was the first time the fine people at Eden Farms had ground pork as an offering. I got to say that this vs the mass market ground pork you get in the store is a big difference. It actually gave off quite a bit more juice then the far too lean pork, so I may have over oiled it. Even so, they turned out great. I made two smaller burgers for each of us, one that we can have plain (to really taste it by itself) and then one we can dress up a bit.

I really enjoyed it. I'm glad I bought two more pounds.

Tuna Empanada (p107 Bon Appétit May 2010)

Tuna + Prosciutto? Pretty good combination, however, I think a little bit of smoked paprika could've gone a long way to bring it all together. Maybe if I could've used some serrano ham, that would've made a bit of a difference... So this was OK, but I think it could've been better.

Curried Pea Frittata with Fresh Tomato Chutney

I made this for dinner for movie night. I think it turned out pretty well. The curry powder gave the eggs a slightly odd color. Still it was pretty quick to make, so much so I took a half hour break from when I started, and still got done early...

Grilled Chicken Breasts and Chipotle-Cilantro Carrots with Feta (p69 Bon Appétit May 2010)

It's the time of the year where there are so many of the interesting things want to be grilled...but I don't have a grill. At least not one that works... So I did a presto chango, and I sautéed it up. The fresh carrots are pretty good. Overall I think it still turned out well.

Beef Empanadas (p15 May and June 2010 Cook's Illustrated)

So I made the filling, in the middle I read down to the dough and it said it also wanted to use the food processor, so I quick loaded the dishwasher and ran them. While the dishwasher ran, I finished the filling, and put it in the fridge and took a break.

After things were washed, I went up and made the dough. Which required to me to use tequila...and so what do I do? I use Cabo Wabo tequila... I think there is other tequila in the cupboard, but it was the first one I saw, so there it went.

I think it turned out great, we topped it with a little Juan O'Sullivan's Salsa de Mesa Hot Sauce.

We've got quite a number of leftovers. I hope that they microwave well.