Joe Profile - (12603126)

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Home Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
Living In: Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Joe from Hawaii
About this Cook
I collect cookbooks. I have +30. I am American living in Hawaii. I retired from the U.S. Navy in 2005. I enjoy cooking and now eat proper, healthy, homemade meals. Nothing artificial.
My favorite things to cook
I have had my hands in cooking, though only BBQ, Chili, and baked beans. I enjoy making things with my own "twist". I made "lamb chops with balsamic reduction" last night and used a rue to thicken the reduction a little. It came out great. My own twist. I never follow instructions. I consider them "suggestions"... not law.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up on Frozen Dinners. I hate them. I was a chemically, genetically altered food baby. Now, I dine on only organic (when available) and purely made meals with little to no artificial ingredients.
My cooking triumphs
I made a stupendous French beef dish with wine that nearly set the home on fire! It came out perfect. I am a master at egg dishes and chili. I am really adept at the BBQ for meats of all kinds.
My cooking tragedies
I have tried gravy, though the rue was too thick, too lumpy, too pasty and salty tasting... it's a challenge to make a good rue and gravy.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Seafood Quiche
I modified this quite a bit: I used frozen shrimp, cream, 2 eggs, and chopped jack cheese. I added a pinch of chili pepper, black pepper, and sea salt. Mixed. Made hash browns from scratch with 3 small russet potatoes, sliced thin by hand, 2 TBSP minced onion and cooked stove top in peanut oil. Pressed potatoes into bottom of loaf pan. Poured mixture on top. Placed remaining cheese on top. Baked in toaster oven @375 for 45 minutes. Bad photo quality above, though you get the idea: it came out great. My wife loves it. That makes the work worth while. I hope this can be of some use to you, at the least some of it. Do let me know what you think.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2011
Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon
Used 1 pkg Blue Cheese & scallions. Dashed with Tobasco brand salt. Garlic powder (dash), black pepper and mixed all. Used 3 small chicken thighs (Foster Farms) and "rolled" the cheese mix within the thighs. Layed bacon on top of chicken. Used "thick cut" bacon. Baked in pre-heated toaster oven 50 minutes @ 375. PERFECT!!!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2011
Steak Diane
I used wet mustard: Jack Daniel's Brown Mustard. My wife loved it. I enjoyed the mustard taste, so I used a lot. After cooking it, the flavor wasn't overpowering at all. I cooked it to a medium well. I didn't want it any pinker than it was when I finished. I added a slight twist: 1/4 tsp soy sauce. I think it added the right amount of flavoring that it was missing in it's sauce. So, this wasn't any longer a true "Steak Diane". I still found it very enjoyable.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2011

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