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    ^
    I bought myself a a half dozen thick-cut bone-in ribeyes (I love the smile butchers get in their eyes when you do this)
    Oh dear.


    He's just serving you mate - get tf over yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post

    Moral of the story: If you've got the time, salt your meat for at least 40 minutes and up to overnight before cooking. If you haven't got 40 minutes, it's better to season immediately before cooking. Cooking the steak anywhere between three and 40 minutes after salting is the worst way to do it.

    At least 40 minutes, 1 hour. Not far off.

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    back on track....

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    ^That's got to be Lamb right?

    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    What kind of slop lasagna are you eating that requires a spoon?
    The type served in every Italian restaurant where a fork and spoon are standard cutlery for Pasta dishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    ... they only come out after the ladies have withdrawn.
    So what comes out after the men have withdrawn?


    Anyway, without dwelling on that image I went with a jelly tonight rather than sauce. I will explain.

    My darling wife asked me to pick up lamb fillet steaks during my trip to Bangkok this week, which being the ever dutiful husband I duly did. They cost a small fortune as well.



    My skillet has now been used more in the last two days than in the previous six months, but it made sense to have the lamb tonight as it was easier to use the skillet again than put the damn thing away... it weighs a tonne and lives at the back of the cupboard, underneath all the other pans.

    I seasoned the lamb fillets around 50 minutes before skilletting.



    The lamb fillets come in packs of five... usually split two for me and one and a half each for daughter and wife. This seems fair as I'm the biggest.

    The wife decided it was more important to stay out with her deadhead, retard fukwad 'friends' tonight instead of coming back to her family. This changed the division of the lamb fillets.

    Two each for me and the daughter. Served up with sauteed potatoes, vegetable of the day and my special 'lamb jus'.



    Just lovely with a small spoonful of mint jelly which I prefer to mint sauce these days. The mint jelly was served using a vintage business class Thai Airways teaspoon which is a lot smaller than a standard sized teaspoon. It may even be egg spoon size?



    And of course, the money shot!



    Astute readers will have realised there was still one fillet steak left...

    This was in fact the most enjoyable steak of the evening for me.



    Did you enjoy your steak, darling!??


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    Cheeky git

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    Thanks HW for the batter recipe!

    The food is looking great, gents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Haven't cooked them yet but bought a few steaks while shopping today. We were talking about fat content and marbling recently, here's a decent example of what to look for.
    As a footnote to my never ending search for a decent steak in Korat, after a tortuous couple of hours at immigration I popped in to Makro which is just up the road.

    I'm not posting a pic of the steak I picked up as I'm not too sure what I ended up with, but I did learn two things today.

    1... always check the label after getting your fruit and veg weighed. The girl at check-out noticed this... I didn't have a clue.

    Yeah... 140 quid for 4 onions.



    2... onions are really cheap. I won't hold back in the future.

    Re-weighed...


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    ^I've noticed you shop at Villa and that would almost be normally price for onions in the main Villa supermarket here! They're fucking joking with some of their prices, like 150 Baht for 1 lettuce or 90 Baht for half a watermelon! I can only assume they're preying on people who've never looked in the other supermarkets and local markets to realise they're getting mugged at Villa. They've got some things not found anywhere else (sauces and pickles and so on) but nobody in their right mind would shop for fruit/veg/meat there.

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    My wife has found the secret to making Khao Pat when there's no Thai restaurant to go to....

    Tastes the same as the shop up the soi from where we used to live.

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    Lovely, but for dinner?

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    Had a rain come through and cool things down so...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    As a footnote to my never ending search for a decent steak in Korat,
    Sigh.

    Paleo Robbie Grocery

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Had a rain come through and cool things down so...
    Damn that looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^I've noticed you shop at Villa and that would almost be normally price for onions in the main Villa supermarket here! They're fucking joking with some of their prices, like 150 Baht for 1 lettuce or 90 Baht for half a watermelon! I can only assume they're preying on people who've never looked in the other supermarkets and local markets to realise they're getting mugged at Villa. They've got some things not found anywhere else (sauces and pickles and so on) but nobody in their right mind would shop for fruit/veg/meat there.
    I shop at Villa for a few Western luxuries when I visit Bangkok, but not vegetables.

    When I arrived in Thailand in 2006 I was cashed up, had plenty of work and was getting 65 Baht for my pound... I never used to check prices and dread to think of how much money I wasted. I just assumed that because it was Thailand everything was cheap. Then came the crash in 2009 and my pound was worth maybe 52 Baht overnight and I started taking note... I discovered a couple of perfectly washed parsnips in a plastic punnet in Villa was 5 quid! And however well it's packaged it's still basically cattle food. It's a real shame... I love my parsnips.


    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Thanks again Nid... I am on to this but I wonder how well steak travels to Korat. It's awfully hot here at the moment.

    I'm thinking of using one of the various Western food delivery sites for an order... Villa was out of Bird's custard powder, for example. But sending fresh stuff through the post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Thanks again Nid... I am on to this but I wonder how well steak travels to Korat. It's awfully hot here at the moment.
    I'm sure they send it packaged in an ice box with plenty of ice or CO2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    But sending fresh stuff through the post?
    I've done it before from Paleo Robbie's, shitloads of people have with no problems. In fact I'm yet to hear any horror stories! They do it every day for a living, we can safely assume they've got it well sorted.

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    Mendip, as noted it is frozen and shipped on dry ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    It's awfully hot here at the moment.
    Another reason I am glad I stayed in the states.

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    ^^ I'm on to it!

    I'm back on safe ground tonight... steak and kidney pie. The daughter says my pie is second only to my mum's, and that's a good enough endorsement for me.

    And two days is what it takes... one afternoon to prepare the steak and kidney followed by a few drinks. The second day to make the pastry and bake the pies, followed by a few drinks.

    Make pie, add some mash, carrots and a liberal sprinkling of peas...



    The pictures don't do the pie justice... it is absolutely delicious and also brings back a lot of memories.



    I love how the green of the peas and orange of the carrots set off against each other.

    Last edited by Mendip; 15-05-2021 at 09:43 PM.

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    Who said British food didn’t have any class or style...

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    Curry night tonight

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    ^^^ That looks fantastic.

    Are one of those plates for a 9/10 year old girl, or your Welsh mate?

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    ^ Ya don't waste steak and kidney pie on the Welsh, mate.

    One thing I've always missed in Thailand is the lack of Western traditions. My mum put a roast in the table every single Sunday lunchtime, come rain or shine, and I'd like to continue that for the daughter.

    Roast pork today. The daughter asked me to pass on her thanks to 'stingy Edmond' for her Sunday roast.



    While she nibbled on that, I had stodge and carb laden gravy.



    Lovely!

    Last edited by Mendip; 16-05-2021 at 10:08 PM.

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