Hi, are their any guys out their in wainui who like to cook?

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  1. Author: Soap Merchant
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    Posts: 82
    Date: June 29, 2006, 3:35 a.m.

    hi, how you all going?

    Well food is somewhat of a big interest for me. I would oneday love to travel the world just to try the different foods.

    Anyway, what other guys out their here in wainui enjoy cooking?

    Herbs and spices and all that stuff!

    Perhaps someone has a nice recipe they would like to share?

    One does get sick of eating the same old boring mashed spuds and so on every night.

    I personally have a few interesting recipes one of which is the following.

    This one is called Salsa Verde. Its a fish meal.

    you need:
    -1 garlic bulb

    -50 ml extra virgin olive oil

    -500ml fresh fish stock
    (made by boiling fish bones, heads, skin and flesh with leeks and onions) or can buy fish stock if cant be bothered or want cheaper alternative, i used supermarket brought fish stock and was fine. Just get good stock.

    -1 glass of white wine
    (Just buy one of those tiny 250ml? bottles from supermarket), dont waste good bottle of wine.

    -25g flat-leafed parsley
    (can buy these from supermarket as well, useually in fresh herb section)

    -1 large tin white asparagus, or 2 regular tins green asparagus.

    -Extra parsley

    -Monkfish, ling fillets or steaks (can use hoki too)
    (personally i wouldn't have a clue where to get monkfish from in wainui but i used hoki and it was fine)

    -Optional, 2-3 mussels per person, shelled.
    (mussels are always good with fish meals)

    -Some fresh peas
    (can use frozen, just semi cook them first so they cook properly when you add to fish)

    Preparing the sauce:

    Crush the garlic and add to the oil in a shallow pan. Heat just until the oil starts to bubble and before the garlic begins to brown.

    Add the fish stock, wine, the juice from the tin or tins of asparagus, and the parsley. Simmer gently for five to ten minutes then sieve out the parsley.

    The sauce is now ready to use for cooking the fish.

    keep the sauce simmering

    Cooking the fish:

    Lightly salt and flour your fillets or steaks of fish and put them into the simmering sauce. Add the mussels if you are decide to cook some, in with the sauce aswell. Put a lid on the pan and simmer on a low heat until the fish is just cooked and mussels have opened.

    At the last minute, add the peas, the drained asparagus and the extra parsley and heat through briefly before serving.

    serve with plain white rice and some bread for mopping up the sauce.

    Enjoy. I certaintly did.

    I also have an interesting coffee based chocolate cake recipe which i found addictive.

    I may post this one at some stage.


  2. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Posts: 63
    Date: June 30, 2006, 5:18 p.m.

    Yes i love to cook.... Microwave Dinners :-P

    A few simple steps to follow:
    Rip off the packaging
    Throw into the Microwave
    Set on High for 5 Mins
    Bang dinners ready.. not even emerald can cook that fast ;-)


  3. Author: Mega Byte
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    Date: July 2, 2006, 9:55 p.m.



  4. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Posts: 63
    Date: July 3, 2006, 4:16 p.m.

    ;-) Good ol glop.. tastes so good it will giv you a heart attack 10 years down the line :lol: :lol: But hey none of us are health freaks huh megabyte, my saying is if hs the words "Diet or Low Fat" it aint worth buying.. i mean that's what makes food so great, example vegegs by themselfs are horrible, but add tons of butter and fat and they tastes beautiful.. fat goes with anything except for lollies and hot drinks!


  5. Author: Soap Merchant
    User type: Standard User
    Posts: 82
    Date: July 26, 2006, 5:26 a.m.

    Ok, heres the coffee chocolate cake i promised.

    I have to give due credit and acknowledgment for this one to me dads mate.

    Im not sure if he made this one himself, but its a damn good one.

    So if you see this (you will know who i am) then thanks for the recipe. And i hope many ppl post on here their appreciative comments of a good recipe.


    The Chocolate Cake ingredients.

    2 cups of flour
    2 cups of sugar
    3/4 cup of cocoa
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt

    1 cup of oil
    1 cup of milk
    1 cup of strong hot coffee

    2 eggs


    <Method for makeing cake>

    Sift the dry the ingredients into a mixing bowl

    Add the liquids and mix

    Add the eggs and mix for a further two minutes at medium speed
    (just use a whisk or stiring spoon if you dont have a mixer)


    Pour into a greased, floured tin

    Bake at 180 degrees for 1 hour or until done


    <The Chocolate Ganache Topping>

    You need:

    125 g cooking chocolate
    125 ml cream


    Heat the chocolate and cream gently and stir to combine.
    (You have to heat both of these seperatly from memory and then add the cream to the then liquid chocolate)

    Remove the combined chocolate and cream from the heat and keep stiring it until it begins to set and then spread on the cake.

    Enjoy, if you like coffee, you will go nuts when you try this one. :mrgreen: