Hugh Profile - (10401806)

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Home Town: Concord, California, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern
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About this Cook
I am a single Dad in Seattle. I'm rediscovering my kitchen and loving every second in it. I love trying new recipies, especially spicy ones. I find the best recipies in old cookbooks - new ones are far too healthy and fat sensitive to be really (sinfully?) good. Go to your used bookstore or garage sales - anything from before 1985 or so = great.
My favorite things to cook
I love a few pasta dishes passed down from my family, and like to make my own sauces. It's rather easy and, IMHO, far better than store bought!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every now and then I invite my friends over for a game-night potluck. I provide most of the real food, and many of my associates believe pot-luck = bring chips. It's fun to cook for a full house!
My cooking triumphs
I finally got over myself and started making bread from scratch. I really enjoy it, not sure why I was so afraid of the whole yeast / proofing / rising / kneading thing.
My cooking tragedies
Ribs. I took a perfectly good rack of beef ribs, worked all day to prepare them for the grill, put them over the fire... and got distracted. Nothing left but ashes. It was tragic.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Cast-Iron Skillet Prime Rib Roast and Gravy
The meat came out fantastic. I rubbed with sea salt, thyme, and a touch of rosemary. 4lb roast, and I cooked it a little less than the specified time... it came out of the oven at 140F in the center, which scared me but was just right. The gravy on the other hand never thickened. I think I will use less broth the next time I attempt this one... it tried to thicken, it never did.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2012
Flat Iron Steak with Three Pepper Rub
Great. I discovered I didn't have any cumin, substituted cayene pepper in same amount, seemed to work just fine.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2009
Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp
Very good, very easy. Initial bite it seemed too salty, but after the second shrimp it was just right. Entire pound of shrimp was devoured within minutes of hitting the table.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2009

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