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    Dinner at Frankie's

    Friends and family have come to visit for a few days. Couple of farang fellas, their wives, kids, in-laws and dogs. After a night out with the families we (us white boys) headed out for some late night entertainment. 'Bout 4:00 AM we felt that empty feelin and headed for a place that sells these things called "Kebabs."
    Now Being from the most powerful nation in the world, I'm used to "kebabs" bein' your basic meat and veggies on a stick. What ya'll call "kebabs" we call "gyros." These were real good, tasty with lots of that yoghurt sauce dribblin' down to your elbow. But they served 'em up on flour tortillas. Where I come from we get it on the middle-eqastern flat bread we call "pita." Funny name for a bread ain't it?
    First thing to pop into my head is, "I could do a better one than this." So I did.
    And it was.


    What you're lookin at is some 280 Baht/kilo tenderloin marinatin' in a touch of vinegar (had this homer Simpson moment when I realized lemon juice would be better; Doh!), some olive oil fresh Oregano, thyme, Lot's of Garlic and a small spoon of Cumin.
    To the right and slightly above that is the sauce. Now the sauce ain't got no yoghurt in it. In fact it's based on some of my dressing, you can get the recipe on this thread: http://teakdoor.com/the-captains-kit...-coleslaw.html I took about 2-3 tablspoons of the dressing and added: a generous spoon of horseradish, the jiuce of a half a very juicy lemon, (The other half? remember that H. S. Moment?) some more fresh oregano, a good sized scoop of cumin and about 1/2 as much sour cream This a quite tasty combination by the way, and I'll be slatherin' it on alot of things from now on.
    Then there's some tommy-toes, lettuce, thin slices of onion and coupla pieces of flat "pita" bread.
    Ok, This is gettin' boring, time for another photo


    The meat I tossed, marinade and all, into a very hot pan with. The meat was par-frozen and sliced to random thickness between 4 - 1 mm; yep, damn-near paper thin.

    I heated the flat bread in the oven for a couple of minutes over a drip pan with water in it to make it pliable.

    Then I laid the foundation for a damn good sammich:


    Added in the top parts:


    LOTSA SAUCE!!!


    Dunno man, did I stuff the fucker too full?

    The bread was kinda expensive, 53 baht for four pieces, what you saw here was enough for two good-sized sammiches.
    The ale in the pic was one of the Coopers ales (sparkling), it seems to have gotten much better in the last few weeks, this batch has a nice tasty bit of sediment in the bottom and the flavor is much richer, This is good damn beer.
    Now all this writing has made me hungry, think I'm gonna have to make me another one of the kebab/gyros...
    Last edited by friscofrankie; 21-07-2006 at 11:09 PM.
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    Looks great Frankie.

    I should red you big for not inviting me.

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    ^^
    That's what someone here said last night.

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    Yes, but the bastard only lives 10 minutes away from me.


    That's the last time I help Frankie with his computer problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    That's the last time I help Frankie with his computer problems.
    Pardon? Did you really help him sort computer problems out???????

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    ^And I ought to red him for posting those tempting recipies together with juicy pictures..
    This is the second week in the row now that I've been sitting working late,
    restaurants and Tesco close, fridge nearly empty, and then you get one of those on-screen in front of you.
    My keyboard is still full of drool this morning.

    One more time Frankie and I will suggest DD to limit your posting to daytime only
    May the bridges I burn light my way

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    ^
    Always GOW.
    He phones me in the middle of the night unable to solve his coding problems, it's always old uncle CMN that talks him through it.

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    ^Next you'll be telling us that you're the one providing him with his nightly cooking recipies as well

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    Frankie, those food pics look deeeeeelicious.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    it's always old uncle CMN that talks him through it.

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    I keep on showing these pics of Frankie's to my wife. One of these days she's either got to try to cook one of his recipes or else let me into the kitchen!

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