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  • i made a scotch egg!! what i did was wrapped the egg in two pieces of streaky bacon. i cut the rinds off first. i then had a brain wave, i tied the meat and bacon on the egg with the bacon rind. kinda like string on a parcel. fried it on all sides to brown and bunged it in the over to finish it off. then i had another brain wave. organ meat meatballs in curry sauce! so that will be my next mission sometime next week to finish off the organ meat venison mince.

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    • well done seas !!!!!!! I will have to try that one.
      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

      ...small steps....

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      • i still have to eat it and it may taste horrid but i doubt it. i never liked the breading on the outside of scotch eggs anyways. i will report back.

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        • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
          i like making curries with just onions and garlic with meat or fish and broth and coconut milk or cream and spices. i dont slow cook them as i find they are too liquidy and take way too long. i do red curry with venison and coconut milk, butter fish curry with coconut milk, butter and cream. wild pork curry with just broth and spices. lamb curry with lamb tallow and lamb and some tomatoes but not too many at all and spices, green curry with coconut milk and fish etc.
          tomorrow i am making a venison and vension heart mince scotch egg wrapped in streaky bacon to take for my packed lunch and yes the kids are having rice crackers and cheese as they dont want any!!!
          Originally posted by seaweed View Post
          start driving. i think i even have a bottle of wine as work sent me one and i dont really drink it. i have soft boiled the eggs. now the trick is to get the meat around it and keep it together without resorting to egg wash and breadcrumbs. so the plan is to wrap it up in 2 rashers of streaky bacon with the rind bits chopped off and hope for the best. just checked my corned venison as it is brining in a crock in the fridge outdoors. it smells nice and looks nice so i think another couple of days and it will be done.
          Originally posted by seaweed View Post
          i made a scotch egg!! what i did was wrapped the egg in two pieces of streaky bacon. i cut the rinds off first. i then had a brain wave, i tied the meat and bacon on the egg with the bacon rind. kinda like string on a parcel. fried it on all sides to brown and bunged it in the over to finish it off. then i had another brain wave. organ meat meatballs in curry sauce! so that will be my next mission sometime next week to finish off the organ meat venison mince.
          You and I could have fun in a kitchen together.

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          • hell yeah! what was your curry like PB? and what meat did you use? i just eat my curries like stews. i never did like rice and they just taste wrong with OMG potatoes or that cauliflower rice stuff. japanese curry is ok with steamed veges but i prefer them generally as a stew

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            • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
              hell yeah! what was your curry like PB? and what meat did you use? i just eat my curries like stews. i never did like rice and they just taste wrong with OMG potatoes or that cauliflower rice stuff. japanese curry is ok with steamed veges but i prefer them generally as a stew
              That was a lamb curry but next time I'm doing goat. Yeah, mine end up being like a stew in a bowl too.

              Does anybody besides me ever "re-cycle" the cooking juices from one dish to the next even if they aren't the same animal? E.g. the juices off of a beef pot roast going in with slow cooker lamb shanks the next time.

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              • i did that with the juices off the roast venison into the chicken last night. gave it a bit more flavour.

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                • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  Does anybody besides me ever "re-cycle" the cooking juices from one dish to the next even if they aren't the same animal?
                  absolutely PB. Best tastes ever !!!!!!
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    That was a lamb curry but next time I'm doing goat. Yeah, mine end up being like a stew in a bowl too.

                    Does anybody besides me ever "re-cycle" the cooking juices from one dish to the next even if they aren't the same animal? E.g. the juices off of a beef pot roast going in with slow cooker lamb shanks the next time.
                    I make a lamb tagine using home-made fish stock on Saturday. Not the least bit fishy in flavour. Primal has made cooking with lamb so much easier. I like to use a shoulder for flavour, tenderness and all of the gelatin. Used to be a pain removing the bone and most of the fat then cubing. These days I just cut into three at the joints then cut off any large chunks of meat. My boning knife feels unloved

                    However, my weekend culinary triumph was last night. Poached a whole fish in another batch of fish stock with some salt, onions, tomato and fennel for flavour. Removed the fish to the oven to keep warm then reduced the stock with 300ml cream until the sauce thickened. I think that was one of the five best sauces I've ever made
                    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                    • Its interesting that you mention a tangine. I am wondering if it is all the rage over here in NZ at present? I had never heard of them until a few months ago, and about 4 different friends have bought them recently.
                      I haven't succumbed as yet - am enjoying my crock pot and cast iron dutch oven - but interesting
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • My boning knife feels unloved
                        my boning knife never feels unloved. altho i sometimes just use a meat cleaver and a hammer and cut the legs in half literally in the middle of the bone. precision butchery at its best! i always boil up the bones to make broth too. i axe them up as well so as the marrow can get out.

                        i dont have a tagine but my mum had a pot when i was a kid that i would love to get my hands on. it was made out of stone and my uncle had got it from the sudan for her.

                        interesting combo of fish and lamb. i find with my fish broths, it depends which fish i used as to how strong it is. i interchange rumminant broths when i am cooking and sometime use chicken not with chicken or chicken with the more delicate shell fish.

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                        • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                          i did that with the juices off the roast venison into the chicken last night. gave it a bit more flavour.
                          Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                          absolutely PB. Best tastes ever !!!!!!
                          Good to know I'm not weird.
                          Originally posted by peril View Post
                          I make a lamb tagine using home-made fish stock on Saturday. Not the least bit fishy in flavour. Primal has made cooking with lamb so much easier. I like to use a shoulder for flavour, tenderness and all of the gelatin. Used to be a pain removing the bone and most of the fat then cubing. These days I just cut into three at the joints then cut off any large chunks of meat. My boning knife feels unloved

                          However, my weekend culinary triumph was last night. Poached a whole fish in another batch of fish stock with some salt, onions, tomato and fennel for flavour. Removed the fish to the oven to keep warm then reduced the stock with 300ml cream until the sauce thickened. I think that was one of the five best sauces I've ever made
                          That fish sounds wonderful. I'm doing a lot of reduction sauces lately too.
                          Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                          Its interesting that you mention a tangine. I am wondering if it is all the rage over here in NZ at present? I had never heard of them until a few months ago, and about 4 different friends have bought them recently.
                          I haven't succumbed as yet - am enjoying my crock pot and cast iron dutch oven - but interesting
                          I had to google it to find out what you all are talking about. Looks like a middle eastern crock pot.

                          Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                          my boning knife never feels unloved. altho i sometimes just use a meat cleaver and a hammer and cut the legs in half literally in the middle of the bone. precision butchery at its best! i always boil up the bones to make broth too. i axe them up as well so as the marrow can get out.

                          i dont have a tagine but my mum had a pot when i was a kid that i would love to get my hands on. it was made out of stone and my uncle had got it from the sudan for her.

                          interesting combo of fish and lamb. i find with my fish broths, it depends which fish i used as to how strong it is. i interchange rumminant broths when i am cooking and sometime use chicken not with chicken or chicken with the more delicate shell fish.
                          That is an interesting combo.

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                          • today i am making a curry with organs. i got someone to cut the tongue out of the homekilled sheep i helped unload off the truck and got the kidneys and liver. i defrosted part of the deer heart. so what my plan is, is to make the filling for umble pie but add coconut milk and spices to the sauce.

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                            • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                              today i am making a curry with organs. i got someone to cut the tongue out of the homekilled sheep i helped unload off the truck and got the kidneys and liver. i defrosted part of the deer heart. so what my plan is, is to make the filling for umble pie but add coconut milk and spices to the sauce.
                              I do this regularly for my breakfast - make up a batch to last a couple of weeks. Quantities depend on quantities of meat. Basic curry is to puree onions, garlic and ginger (add a bit of water to facilitate). Heat oil (I really like red palm oil for this but ghee, lard or coconut oil are good) and frying puree on lowish heat until it is thoroughly cooked and the oil separates. It should sizzle. Add turmeric and chilli powder and fry for a minute or two then add ground coriander and cumin and fry for another minute. Add the diced organs, excepting the liver. Add diced tomatoes and water to cover. Cook for two or three hours, checking there is enough water and it isn't sticking to the bottom. Should have a thick gravy. Add diced liver cook for 5 min (Iactually turn off the heat at this point as the reheating in the microwave is enough to cook the liver)
                              Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                              Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                              • yours looks a bit more complicated than mine. i just fried some butter and a chopped leek as i was given one from someone's garden the other day. chucked in some chunks of liver and the kidneys. fried it for a while. pulled the organs out and chopped them up. threw them back in with the preboiled and chopped tongue ( i peeled it first ) and the heart. some coconut milk. some venison broth and some red curry paste and a tsp of vinegar. i will try to be more adventurous next time.

                                kina omlette for lunch tho so i am off to bash open some kina with a hammer soon. i will reheat the curry for dinner.

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