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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    It was defrosted in warm water until it was flexible
    In the name of all that is holy please don't defrost steaks in water

    Let them defrost in your fridge, then take them out and let them come up towards room temperature before you cook them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    You'd have thought with all the practice I get I'd be pretty good at peas... but I fukked them up tonight.

    These lasagnes take 7 minutes and peas take only about 3 minutes.
    The peas turned into little hard bullets, but I still ate them.
    In a microwave? I have my frozen peas in for less than a minute. Thirty seconds or so is probably enough for a portion of nice garden peas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    This presents quite a problem when you've only got one plate.
    Buy a second plate?

    Use a piece of cardboard?

    Add the peas to the plate after starting the lasagne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Buy a second plate?

    Use a piece of cardboard?

    Add the peas to the plate after starting the lasagne?
    peas in a coffee cup - then microwave ... easy as.

    wait till mendip works out how boil eggs in the kettle

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    ^^ Another option ... buy a microwavable dish, or save and re-use one from a ready meal you've eaten.

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    Get a cheep microwave steamer it will do veggies perfect and is dirt cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    ... or save and re-use one from a ready meal you've eaten.
    Now Nev ... that's what a bloke would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Now Nev ... that's what a bloke would do.
    That's what this bloke does for his frozen peas.



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    Bladdy hell... I'm starting to think peas need their own thread.

    I didn't realise there were so many cooking experts here.


    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    In a microwave? I have my frozen peas in for less than a minute. Thirty seconds or so is probably enough for a portion of nice garden peas.
    Still frozen solid after a minute... maybe the microwave has different power settings? I'll investigate.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Buy a second plate?

    Use a piece of cardboard?

    Add the peas to the plate after starting the lasagne?
    To buy a second plate would mean at least an hour's walk... and then try finding a crockery shop in Gothenburg city centre? It took me four weeks to find an ATM.

    I like the idea of adding the peas half way through cooking the lasagne.


    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    peas in a coffee cup - then microwave ... easy as.

    wait till mendip works out how boil eggs in the kettle
    Best idea yet... but no coffee cup. I could try taking my office cup back in the evenings but risk forgetting it the next morning.

    And no kettle.


    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    ^^ Another option ... buy a microwavable dish, or save and re-use one from a ready meal you've eaten.
    I like to travel light. I'm still pissed off about the tin opener I had to buy to open the surströmming. Everything mounts up.


    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Get a cheep microwave steamer it will do veggies perfect and is dirt cheap.
    I sense a man who doesn't travel much... I'm living out of my bag and travel light.


    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    That's what this bloke does for his frozen peas.

    That would be ideal... bit of a stingy portion though.

    As luck would have it I'm having lasagne and peas again tonight. I'll see how I get on. I think the coffee cup idea is favourite, if I can find a spare one in the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I think the coffee cup idea is favourite, if I can find a spare one in the office.
    ... or go buy a souvenir one as a memento of your work stay where you earnt thousands of pounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I like to travel light. I'm still pissed off about the tin opener I had to buy to open the surströmming. Everything mounts up.
    Don't pay such huge expenses from your personal wallet, bill it on your company.

    Reminds me of my accountant after he had done the first years book keeping for my then virgin company:
    He: This doesn't look good at all.
    Me: What's wrong?
    He: Too much profit and no deductibles. We have to do something..
    May the bridges I burn light my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    As luck would have it I'm having lasagne and peas again tonight.
    As luck would have it I'm having lasagne too at one of our favourite local restaurants. Will the owner (Italian) raise an eyebrow if I ask for peas on the side 🤔

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    ^ I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

    With all this advice I'm quietly confident about tonight's meal.

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    ^Will post a picture here later but it'll be pea-less, fuck risking the ire and possible banning of an Italian restaraunt owner

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    The best of both worlds Mendip. For when you get to a kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I sense a man who doesn't travel much... I'm living out of my bag and travel light.
    I can not keep up apparently. I thought you had a more permanent setup. When I am living out of a bag I do not cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    but no coffee cup. I could try taking my office cup back in the evenings but risk forgetting it the next morning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'm still pissed off about the tin opener I had to buy to open the surströmming. Everything mounts up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I sense a man who doesn't travel much... I'm living out of my bag and travel light.
    \\\

    Jaysus freaking Kerist, I didnt realise you were a Northerner!

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    ^ And the insults fly...

    I may be from North Somerset, but that doesn't make me a northerner.

    And yeah... look after your pennies and all that... but it isn't the cost, it's the weight. I don't want to be carting half a kitchen around when I travel for work.

    But I do know one thing... at least my lasagne's gonna be on a proper plate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I think that might have been it. It was defrosted in warm water until it was flexible but may still have been very cold inside so that kept the centre kind of more medium/rarish than 12 minutes would normally give.

    But it allowed me to really burn the outside to create a good spectrum of rare->well done flavour through the cut.

    Could be an accidental technique worth trying to repeat.



    Yes. I am thinking of integrating steaks into my diet more and becoming a full blooded carnivore for a while.
    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    In the name of all that is holy please don't defrost steaks in water

    Let them defrost in your fridge, then take them out and let them come up towards room temperature before you cook them.
    Once . When working on an exploration project in norhern philippines. drilling for gold i came back from my R&R from angeles city( grinning like a large dog and with a couple of stories to tell) and .with a couple of eskys of primo..Aussie.steaks to last the 2 month swing . Only to find our cook washing all the blood out of them in the sink
    No clue.

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    Well thanks everyone, with all the advice, tonight's meal has made it into my top 5 of Swedish culinary experiences!





    It was so good I'm gonna dedicate this meal to Sean Connery. He loved his peash.
    Last edited by Mendip; 01-11-2020 at 03:02 AM.

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    ^Sheeeeiiiittttt!!!!!

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    A lot if pepper on Karen's Lasagne, bet she gave you a mouthful.

    Respecto for the quantity of peas

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    The plan is to serve each one with garlic mash (using garlic from the baking tray when it comes time to whip it together) and fresh beans with a pan-juice gravy. Cart-Horse though, first thing is the hardest part of waiting 3 to 3.5hrs @ 160 while getting hungrier by the minute

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