Scuba_Steve Profile - (13033918)

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Home Town: Venice, California, USA
Living In: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to travel throughout the world and experience new cultures and the cuisines that define them. Here in the states I have friends and colleagues form every corner of the globe and I ALWAYS ask for recipes :-)
My favorite things to cook
I live for the BBQ grill! So far the only thing I haven't found a way to grill is rice and beans - all else is fair game! Truth is, I can cook about anything, but I love international delicacies the most.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family hails from the Southern US, so I guess you could say my favorite comfort food is fried in lard! Don't you health slaves worry - many of my unhealthy family members carved years off of their lives by eating greasy fried southern dishes and died of heart attacks at 90 to 100 plus years old!
My cooking triumphs
The list is too long.
My cooking tragedies
This is also a very long list - just ask my guinea pigs.. er..uh..friends.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Margarita Beef Skewers
The first time I tried this, I followed the recipe exactly and it was OK. The second time I tweaked it to my tastes and it was very good. I omitted the sugar, minced 8 large garlic cloves, added a pinch of black pepper and a tablespoon of red pepper flakes, then marinated it at room temp for 2 hours. Delicious!

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2012
Bean with Bacon
This is basically the same recipe I have used for many years, except that I only use 5 or 6 slices of thick sliced bacon and I also add diced carrots and potatoes. Also, if you want to make your beans turn out very tender, don't add anything salty or oily until the beans are almost finished cooking. One more thing... I have eaten beans of one type or another almost everyday of my life and I have NEVER discarded the water I soak my beans in because you lose SO much flavor. Rinse the beans in a colander and use the soaking water. Trust me - it makes a huge difference.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2011
Bill's Sausage Gravy
I've made this several times and it always turns out great. I use a 1lb package of sausage, so I increase the other ingredients a little to compensate. This is also really good on whatever type of fried potatoes you like.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2011
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