Stinque Recipe Challenge

Stinque Thanksgiving Recipe Challenge

Cornish game hens – the recipe turned out very tasty, but it’s easier to just put lemon and thyme in the cavity and bake them.

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Swedish Chef Traumatizes Yuppies of Europe…

Gersh gurndy morn-dee burn-dee, burn-dee, flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip.“Sweden’s IKEA stopped nearly all sales of meatballs at its furniture store cafeterias across Europe after tests in the Czech Republic on Monday showed some contained horsemeat.” [Reuters]

Stinque Recipe Challenge

Last Sunday my Thanksgiving corned beef went into the brine:

and today it came out:

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Stinque Recipe Challenge

Changing it up this year – corned beef for Thanksgiving:

Brining 4.5 days instead of the recommended 6-7 as I had a bad experience brining a pork loin for more than a day. Also, used 1/4 cup less salt, and adjusted spices because this is a 2.5 pound brisket, not 8 or 10 pounds. Recipe after the jump.

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Stinque Recipe Challenge

It’s Julia Child’s Steak Diane – two New York strips pounded to within an inch (more like half an inch) of their lives, marinated in smashed green peppercorns, olive oil, and a bit of soy, and finished in a sauce that turned out very well:

One of the great things about this dish is you can pound and marinate the steaks even the day before, refrigerate them, and cook them tableside the next day. Bon appetit!

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Miss Expatria

Our own Christine on Italian TV:

Stinque Recipe Challenge

Lasagna – started out vegetarian, but bought the wrong portobello mushrooms so some sausage went in. Enjoy:

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