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fatchance:

Together we shucked two pints of select Clay Bank oysters. Tomorrow I’ll feast on fried oysters for lunch, and a bowl of oyster stew for dinner to keep me warm during our next big snow.
FatChance Oyster Stew
Saute two tablespoons of finely grated shallot or onion in 1 tablespoon butter, until onion is soft and fragrant. Add 2 cups of cream or half-and-half and 1 cup of shucked oysters and their liquor. Raise heat but do not bring to a boil, and cook for about five minutes. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Oyster crackers are a traditional accompaniment, but plain old saltine crackers work just as well. 

fatchance:

Together we shucked two pints of select Clay Bank oysters. Tomorrow I’ll feast on fried oysters for lunch, and a bowl of oyster stew for dinner to keep me warm during our next big snow.

FatChance Oyster Stew

Saute two tablespoons of finely grated shallot or onion in 1 tablespoon butter, until onion is soft and fragrant. Add 2 cups of cream or half-and-half and 1 cup of shucked oysters and their liquor. Raise heat but do not bring to a boil, and cook for about five minutes. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Oyster crackers are a traditional accompaniment, but plain old saltine crackers work just as well. 

food52:

Put down the phone — give your dialing finger a rest. Tonight you’re making curry. 

Read more: 9 Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Winter Routine on Food52.

(via herestothehalcyon)

copyright1977:

I’ve been waiting for this information to fall into my lap. Because, you know, google is hard.

copyright1977:

I’ve been waiting for this information to fall into my lap. Because, you know, google is hard.





I made this today and did a quick soak of the beans (boiled them for a few minutes then let them sit for about 40 minutes) before I added them to the crock pot. I also just got some deli ham. It’s very tasty. I just used a potato masher to break up the sweet potatoes and beans to thicken the broth. I am too lazy to puree most days (I need an immersion blender).


Ham, Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Bacon {Slow Cooker}





If you want to up the smoky flavor of this delicious soup, sub in smoked paprika for the regular. I’ve made this soup twice and the dry beans cooked perfectly tender without being presoaked, however, several people commented in this recipe that their beans weren’t quite tender (especially those that live at high altitude) after slow cooking all day, so if that concerns you, soak the beans in cool water overnight before using in the recipe. A recipe like this yields the perfect style of ham for this recipe; however, if you don’t have any leftover ham, your neighborhood deli is a great place to buy - have them slice the ham thick so the dices of ham are chunky rather than thin. PS: this cooked and cooled soup freezes magnificently.




INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup diced yellow or white onion
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced or pressed
2 cups cooked, diced ham (see note)
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 pound dry white beans, like Great Northern, rinsed (see note)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika (see note)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4-6 slices bacon or turkey bacon, diced
DIRECTIONS
Combine all the ingredients except the bacon in a 5-quart slow cooker and cook on low for 8-9 hours (see the note about presoaking the dry beans).
Carefully puree 1/2 to 3/4 of the soup in a blender (hot soups like to expand in the blender so only fill the blender halfway and process in batches, if needed). I don’t love the idea of pureeing ham, call me crazy, so I tried my best to scoop out ladles of soup to blend that were free of ham. Alternately, you could use an immersion blender and get in there with it and go to town (leaving the soup with as much texture as you desire).
Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
Cook the bacon in a hot skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels. Serve the soup with crumbled bacon on top.





Recipe Source: adapted from Everyday Reading, inspired from Our Best Bites

(via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe | Ham, Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Bacon {Slow Cooker})
I made this today and did a quick soak of the beans (boiled them for a few minutes then let them sit for about 40 minutes) before I added them to the crock pot. I also just got some deli ham. It’s very tasty. I just used a potato masher to break up the sweet potatoes and beans to thicken the broth. I am too lazy to puree most days (I need an immersion blender).
Ham, Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Bacon {Slow Cooker}

If you want to up the smoky flavor of this delicious soup, sub in smoked paprika for the regular. I’ve made this soup twice and the dry beans cooked perfectly tender without being presoaked, however, several people commented in this recipe that their beans weren’t quite tender (especially those that live at high altitude) after slow cooking all day, so if that concerns you, soak the beans in cool water overnight before using in the recipe. A recipe like this yields the perfect style of ham for this recipe; however, if you don’t have any leftover ham, your neighborhood deli is a great place to buy - have them slice the ham thick so the dices of ham are chunky rather than thin. PS: this cooked and cooled soup freezes magnificently.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup diced yellow or white onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 2 cups cooked, diced ham (see note)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound dry white beans, like Great Northern, rinsed (see note)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4-6 slices bacon or turkey bacon, diced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the bacon in a 5-quart slow cooker and cook on low for 8-9 hours (see the note about presoaking the dry beans).
  2. Carefully puree 1/2 to 3/4 of the soup in a blender (hot soups like to expand in the blender so only fill the blender halfway and process in batches, if needed). I don’t love the idea of pureeing ham, call me crazy, so I tried my best to scoop out ladles of soup to blend that were free of ham. Alternately, you could use an immersion blender and get in there with it and go to town (leaving the soup with as much texture as you desire).
  3. Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  4. Cook the bacon in a hot skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels. Serve the soup with crumbled bacon on top.

Recipe Source: adapted from Everyday Reading, inspired from Our Best Bites

(via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe | Ham, Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Bacon {Slow Cooker})

jjae:

It’s not really chili, but this lamb and chickpea chili is damn good. Great dish to welcome in the gray rainy season.

jjae:

It’s not really chili, but this lamb and chickpea chili is damn good. Great dish to welcome in the gray rainy season.

Notes to self re: cauliflower

maryphillipssandy:

I have big plans for cauliflowers this fall. Recording them here so I remember.

-Chop into florets, toss with olive oil, roast on baking tray, season with s&p. Separately, caramelize a bunch of onions (or leeks) (or a mix?). Layer roasted florets and onions in a casserole dish, top with a creamy goat cheese, throw it back in the oven at high heat until the cheese browns. (Maybe some herby breadcrumbs under the cheese? TBD.) More black pepper before serving.

-Chop into florets, toss with olive oil, roast on baking tray, season with s&p. Toss with good tahini, parsley, a little lemon and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses. This is a variation on the cauliflower salad that I had at Tanoreen six years ago and have not forgotten.

-Something along the lines of Foodspin’s tour de force mashed cauliflower recipe, except with coconut milk instead of the dairy, and lots of turmeric and curry.

For Lovelyredpanda (I can’t make omelettes either-they become scrambled eggs).

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