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 Post subject: I made a thing
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:11 pm 
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This seems a lonely forum, so I figured I'd share my latest act of culinary blasphemy and liven the place up.

Today, it was calderetta, or kalderetta, or something like that. It's a Filipino dish consisting of beef and tomatoes and potatoes and carrots and herbs and spices, depending on which recipe you listen to it may include liver or pineapple.

Okay. So. Allergic to pineapple, so that's out. Utterly repulsed by liver, so that's out. Hate stewed carrots (crappy flavor and texture for me) so that's out.

So I made a Tex-Mex version instead.

I substituted one third of the beef requirement with pork, because everything's better with pork!

I added shrimp, because everything's really better with shrimp!

I added mushrooms, because mushrooms are made of awesome and loaded with vitamin D. Call that a substitute for the carrots.

For tomatoes, there's no kill like overkill. The recipe called for tomato sauce and tomato paste. You got it! Added a hearty helping of both. Then I added a can of fire-roasted herb-drenched sliced tomatoes.

Potatoes were just plain old canned potatoes. Nothing fancy there.

Now for the seasoning. The only chili powder I had was in a packet, so I sort of doubled up on that quantity. Then there was a hearty helping of garlic. Then there was an even heartier helping of black pepper. (This is where we really start getting Tex-Mex.)

Bell peppers of all shades added color and bell-peppery goodness. Then I drained off a jar of hot banana peppers and added them because I love the flavor of banana peppers.

Also I tossed in a couple of eggs because they were in the fridge and due to go bad in a couple of days. That doesn't do any flavory things, but it does make it more protein-y.

What happened?

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Awesome happened. It's sort of chili-like, but without the chili. When I do it again I'll probably ditch the shrimp just because it about flooded the pot with all the ingredients, and add in another can of potatoes because the potato load is a little low.

Otherwise, I am very satisfied with this culinary experiment. Technically it may not be calderetta/kalderetta any longer, but it is bitchin' delicious all the same.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
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Whatever it was, it looks like it was Damn Good. I wish I'd been able to taste it.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:42 pm 
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If you make it by in the next two days or so there'll still be some left. Grab your ticket now.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
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Eww. That looks like something I should deal with via ranged weapons in D&D.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
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Eww. That looks like something I should deal with via ranged weapons in D&D.


I'll laugh the next time Bane breaks your back.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
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I honestly don't get why people don't like liver. It taste of awesome. Still this looks good to Josh.

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frigidmagi wrote:
I honestly don't get why people don't like liver. It taste of awesome. Still this looks good to Josh.


I kind of wonder if liver is one of those things like black licorice, where you're just born with the taste or not. I've never met anybody who was neutral on liver or even moderate. It's either love it or hate it wholeheartedly.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:41 am 
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. . . . it needs a better picture. It looks like someone made a bad curry though.

-eyes Josh-

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:18 am 
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Dark Silver wrote:
. . . . it needs a better picture. It looks like someone made a bad curry though.

-eyes Josh-


My camera blurred the shot and I was in a hurry to eat. So sue me.

Also, it's very good.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a thing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:17 pm 
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I would sue you....
but I don't feel like being in more debt than I already am.

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