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Culinary Secret ingredients

Discussion in 'The Burrow' started by Download, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    But Mt Olive is made in my home state. And is a superior pickle.

    • oregano
    • dried basil
    • rosemary
    • dried onion flakes
    • dried thyme
    • Coarse sea salt
    • crushed red pepper flakes
    • garlic flake
    • Dried tomato
    I remember this. I'm pretty sure they rebranded as the Italian seasoning. Just nix the salt if don't want it.
     
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    The nearest Walmart is an hour away, which is waaaay too far just for seasoning.

    Even if it is Old Bay.
    Usually they do, but for some reason or another not one store within a reasonable distance* carried it the last time I looked.

    Not even the store I work at, which is the largest in the city.

    Maybe they'll have it in stock next time I look, maybe they wont.

    *Ten to fifteen miles
     
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    That sucks for you man.

    This isn't for most, but when I make potato salad, I add horseradish.

    Touching on what @Eilyfe said and @Warlocke might like, instead of salt to your pasta water, add lemon juice instead. Cuts down on your sodium intake, and makes the pasta have a good taste.

    When cooking eggs, add heavy cream or whole milk to make them lighter and fluffier.

    When I make pasta sauce I sometimes add sourcream. It's a great thickening agent and turns the sauce texture other worldly.
     
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    My usual go to secret ingredient is dried shiitake mushrooms, I like to reconstitute them and add the stock to all sorts of things.
     
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    I'm convinced, just ordered some off Amazon.

    I love chat masala, throw that shit on some freshly fried fries and its amazing. Mix it with some desi yogurt for a great dipping sauce.

    Also I'm convinced that cooking anything in Olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes is a good idea.
     
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    I just add a dash of water. You get a similar fluffing effect without the added calories, and it doesn't detract from the eggy taste.
     
  7. Zombie

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    So bland :( But I suppose water works too.

    I usually whisk in milk, hotsauce, and cheese into my eggs. I can't just eat plain scramble. I don't have to worry so much about calories compared to most I guess.
     
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    Star anise is great. Sweat down onions slow and low with a star in it and it boosts umami in meat based dishes. Great for bolognese, chilli, etc
     
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    You can also drink it if you're really into that.
     
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    Flying Dog tastes like piss though; by far our shittiest staple brewery. If you want Old Bay alcohol, better to just go for a Bloody Mary with an Old Bay mix.
     
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    I have a buddy that would cry to hear you say that Flying Dog taste like piss, he keeps trying to get me to go there.

    He's the Kenny Bania of Flying Dog.

    Secret Ingredient: In marinades, use a cheap beer (budweiser) or your beer of choice to soak your meat in. When it cooks up it has a much better flavor imo.
     
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    "Secret" recipe for making meatballs: pick any fresh sausage (chorizo, hot Italian, or merguez are my favourites), remove from casings, add breadcrumbs, and form into meatball shape. Bake or pan fry.
     
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    They overload on malt, which gives most of their beers a stong metallic aftertaste. Not a fan.
     
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    My old bay is here, currently marinating chicken overnight with the spicy chicken recipe on the back of the bottle.

    What's the best secret ingredient for an omelet? My favorite so far is Chives.
     
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    Chives is pretty traditional and super french. I like to let the inside of my omelettes stay a bit runny, and throw in some chive.

    Also add Gouda, Gruyere, Goat Cheese, Ricotta, Ham, Crabmeat, Pepperjack, Cheddar, Pepperoni, Bacon.

    Any of those added to an omelette is great, like a cheese +meat combo, or if you're really feeling it, put it all together in one big one.
     
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    Replace sugar in salad dressings or other non baking dishes with honey or maple syrup. You can use less for the same sweetness