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    I WILL Learn to Cook

    A good few years ago I was going to learn to cook and eat healthier foods, one of the things I bought was a rice cooker with a steamer attachment thing on top of it, so I decided to try it out yesterday.

    Pretty sure when I bought it I must have realised that I would only need a small one as I could only get a couple of chicken thighs into the thing, so I still have over half a kilo of chicken in the fridge, anyway it came out pretty good, I steamed the chicken for 20 minutes, then into the oven with onions, sliced tomato and sliced chili pepper, pretty damn good, tomorrow I'm going to do something with a bell pepper and stuff inside it.


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    bet its not cooked good, do not eat raw chicken!

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    Move over Gordon Ramsey, here comes the Dog
    How long did you leave them in the oven?

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    In the oven 20 minutes covered and 10 uncovered, you wait till tomorrows creation arrives although I think a photo before it is baked would probably look better

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    Crikey whats gone off? Local 7/11 been blown up or something?

    That looks quite nice (apart from the burnt onion bits), wifeys got one of those bamboo/wood steamer things that you can do dumplings and sticky rice in over a pan of hot water, might do something similar myself.
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    Did you put some seasoning on the chicken? I might recoment you to put some sensoning on the raw chicken. Like oyster sauce, soy souce, a bit of honey or sugar, black pepper, a bit of salt. Then leave it in the fridge about half an hour. Then you can grills or oven it with bell pepper and onion or tomato. I've try before its really good.
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    Good stuff- simple cooking like that is a great way to go- very healthy and easy to prepare.

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    Steamer veg are great, try brocalli, mushrooms, baby sweet corn, corjets, garlic with some bacon *fried* then melt a couple of chesse slices over it.
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    Hmmm, stick to building and webmastering, I don't think the teakdoor kitchen is ready for paying customerd just yet

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    Stuff your pepper with meat and cooked rice and stick in the oven for about 20 or 30 minutes.

    Great way to use up already cooked food. Oh and a good dollop of olive oil.

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    Very unappetizing looking. Get a good cookbook.

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    Looks fine- I guess a few more veg wouldn't go astray.
    It's quite creative getting into cooking. I must try it sometime.

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    I've learnt quite a bit today, instead of getting a nice big bell pepper and that I went with what was in the fridge, so half a can of tuna, sliced garlic, sliced onion and some sliced pepper, fried the garlic, onion and pepper, mixed that in with the tuna, cut the tops off the tomatoes and spooned out the inside, and this is what I learnt.

    You can't get a lot of tuna etc into a hollow tomato, it is probably a good idea to slice the bottom of the tomato so it will stand up whilst baking, anyway they are in the oven baking away, quite likely looking like a soggy mess, 10 more minutes to go.

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    Anything steamed is usually delicious. Tender and juicy. But unfortunately looks insipid.

    Thai tomatoes are not the best. Probably a good idea to scoop the insides out and stuff them with something more edible.

    One thing I hate about baked/fried tomatoes is the indigestible and tasteless skin. Like eating a bit of plastic with your meal. Freeze em and drop them into a pot of boiling water for a few seconds. The skin comes off easily before you cook them then.

    Perhaps the above improvised recipe would look a bit better on the plate if the stuffed tomato was sat in a cup and done in the microwave rather than the oven?

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    ^Yep, the skin needs some more thought, it doesn't add anything to the meal at all, not sure how well skinless tomatoes will stand up in the oven.

    Anyway here is my tuna mix, could have been better if everything was smaller in size or I actually used something like a bell pepper, Thai tomatoes are too small really.



    Filled up and ready to go in the oven.



    Those tomato skins do look like plastic, the rest was quite good but I think a nice big pepper would be better, maybe with a slice of pineapple in?


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    Not too bad..how'd they taste?

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    Pretty good, but I think next time a tiny bit of chopped smoked bacon and a bit of grated strong cheese inside, that should set it off quite nicely.

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    yeah and put some grated cheese at the top, will brown up nicely and give you a bit more colour. Serve the whole lot on a bed of leafy greens, with a few bits of green onion scattered about and you've got a nice appetizer. Drizzle all with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat
    Stuff your pepper with meat and cooked rice and stick in the oven for about 20 or 30 minutes.
    My favourite for peppers is leftover chilli or canned chilli beans (not red kidney beans, the ones in a chilli sauce). Add some cheese & chilli flakes on the top & stick in the oven.

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    I'm hungry... yummy yummy!

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    Well my healthy food thing hit a bump today, did you know Thai hotdogs have a plastic wrapper round them, anyway had a bit of a fry up and stuck 3 hotdogs into the mix, as i bit into the first one I thought to myself about skins for sausages and pigs intestines full of poo and thought to myself that these new skins taste like plastic, bit of a pain getting the plastic wrappers off of fried hotdogs once they are on your plate let me tell you.

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    Consider it a learning experience mate.
    Now lets hear no more about substances that you have to take plastic off, pour favour Senor.

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    Why the fuk would they do that, absolutely unbelieveable, ok my quest to learn to cook 10 things good will continue tomorrow.

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    Nice going, DD.

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    Cream sauces are easy to make.
    Fry some garlic/onion/shallot or combination in butter till soft but not browned.
    Add dry white wine and evaporate until you start frying again instead of boiling liquid.
    Add chicken stock and reduce, I like adding dried or fresh thyme as well.
    Add sliced mushroom or spinach and cook too your liking.
    Add cream and reduce to thicken, take off heat add ground black pepper and parsley.
    You can thicken the sauce more without as much reduction by adding some cornstarch/arrowroot etc mixed in a little cold water at near the end of cooking.

    I like them with lots of mushrooms when having steak.

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