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GregManning

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Crawfish Ravioli (or Pot Sticker; or Dumpling; etc …………)
Rev: 191201 1530

½ lb Crawfish tails (Louisiana; NOT Asian)
5 ea Scallions, both white & green ends, thin discs
1 T Garlic, minced
1 t Ginger, minced
1 t Black pepper
½ t Crushed Red pepper flakes
Olive oil

½ c Panko bread crumbs
¼ c Parmesan cheese, crumbled (aged 18 months)

Pre-cook the filling to cook crawfish, etc; then cool to meld flavors.

Wanton wrappers.
Ravioli stamps / cutters.

Steam ravioli, to be gentle with “over-stuffed” pasta.
(next time – less filling, to make “prettier” pasta)

Marinara Sauce
Fire roasted tomatoes & garlic – w/ olive oil
Spices: black pepper, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, crushed red pepper flacks, msg
Parmesan cheese, crumbled (aged 18 months)
191201 Crawfish Ravioli 1 - IMG_0390 (002).JPG
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191201 Crawfish ravioli 3 - IMG_0393 (002).JPG
 

Reach

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Crawfish Ravioli (or Pot Sticker; or Dumpling; etc …………)
Rev: 191201 1530

½ lb Crawfish tails (Louisiana; NOT Asian)
5 ea Scallions, both white & green ends, thin discs
1 T Garlic, minced
1 t Ginger, minced
1 t Black pepper
½ t Crushed Red pepper flakes
Olive oil

½ c Panko bread crumbs
¼ c Parmesan cheese, crumbled (aged 18 months)

Pre-cook the filling to cook crawfish, etc; then cool to meld flavors.

Wanton wrappers.
Ravioli stamps / cutters.

Steam ravioli, to be gentle with “over-stuffed” pasta.
(next time – less filling, to make “prettier” pasta)

Marinara Sauce
Fire roasted tomatoes & garlic – w/ olive oil
Spices: black pepper, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, crushed red pepper flacks, msg
Parmesan cheese, crumbled (aged 18 months)
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Wow do those look good! I’m impressed! I made garlic horseradish fried shrimp, and sautéed broccoli. Unfortunately I neglected to take any pictures of any of it...
 

GregManning

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Wow do those look good! I’m impressed! I made garlic horseradish fried shrimp, and sautéed broccoli. Unfortunately I neglected to take any pictures of any of it...
What are garlic horseradish fired shrimp ?
Is the garlic horseradish a dipping sauce ?
 

Reach

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What are garlic horseradish fired shrimp ?
Is the garlic horseradish a dipping sauce ?
They are pan fried, no dipping sauce this time.

Melt butter in a frying pan on high heat, add garlic and horseradish per your preference, (carefully) drop in shrimp. Toss shrimp until well coated and cooked through, just a couple minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Remove from heat, peel, and eat.
 

GregManning

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Crawfish Ravioli (leftovers) to Pot Stickers

Crawfish ravioli steamed, then pan fried to brown
Dipping sauce: Tamari, minced garlic, minced ginger, very fine scallion discs, toasted sesame seeds.
191202 Crawfish Ravioli to Fried Pot Stichers w Dipping Sauce -IMG_0394 (002).JPG
 

GregManning

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Lamb Meatloaf – (Meal 1 of 3; to be continued)
Rev: 191205 1300

1 # Ground lamb meat
1 med Red Onion – diced, sauteed until translucent
8 oz Mushrooms – sliced, sauteed until translucent
1 med Carrot – small dice, sauteed until translucent
1 med Celery stalk - diced, sauteed until translucent
36 g Sundried Tomatoes – diced (1.25 oz) (drain if packed in oil)
Garlic – minced
Bacon grease (for flavor)
Note: Par cooking vegi’s removes excess moisture.

½ c Panko bread crumbs
Black pepper
Smoked paprika
1 Egg - beaten

Free form into oval loaf; place on parchment paper in sheet pan.
Bake in Oven at 450°F for ~ 15 min.
Reduce Oven to 350°F; bake to a final internal 155°F. (~ min. total)

Cut into ¾” thick slices.
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Reach

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Red Beans and Rice with a Salad, bachelor style.

Salad
Mixed local lettuce, baby carrots, olives, mild banana pepper slices, and shredded cheddar. Topped with Olive Garden Lite dressing.

Red Beans and Rice

Two cups brown rice
Four cups water
One pound cooked Smoked Sausage
One can Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained
One can Light Red Kidney Beans, drained
One can Diced Tomatoes, with liquid
Chili powder - I use quite a lot
Oregano - just a shake
Red pepper flakes - two healthy pinches
Dash of hot sauce
Couple dashes soy sauce

Steam rice until fully cooked, then add all of the remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer until everything is hot and flavors combine. Feel free to use a different sausage if you prefer, pictured below is sweet Italian sausage because I did not have anything else at the time. Leftovers are even better, because the flavors have had a chance to fully combine. 1BCA0118-1983-4241-88D8-B4771B592F43.jpeg 88955D9B-C17C-4D0A-8CB4-B2EAA4816AAF.jpeg
 

Reach

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Reminds me of my time in New Orleans.
I was there once, but there wasn’t a great lot of nightlife at the time. I went down to do some post-Katrina clean up. We did find a Bubba Gump Shrimp was open though, and enjoyed some food there. Otherwise, we mostly lived off the food at the Shoney’s we stayed in.
 

Reach

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Pork and Sauerkraut

Two pound pork loin, rubbed with salt and coarse ground black pepper. Braised in olive oil, and sliced into 1” slices. Placed slices over two bags of sauerkraut in crock pot. Added a splash of water because this crock pot boils everything out, even on low.

In the morning I will turn it to it’s warming setting and haul it off to church for out twice monthly after-service lunch. E522D736-49E5-4F4B-80BE-96D16519197D.jpeg
 

JeffGu

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Sauerkraut saves me money. If I eat enough of it, I don't need to call Orkin... the roaches pack up their shit and move out on their own.
 

GregManning

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My grandmother (German heritage) used to routinely make a roasted duck stuffed w/ sauerkraut when ever we visited.
My father, w/ a large garden in NH, made sauerkraut routinely.
I have also made a batch in a 5 gal. pail (when a had a garden in OH). It's pretty easily; just attention to some details.
 
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