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The Walking Dude

The Walking Dude
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living In: Durham, England, U.K.
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Curries, steak, new things I haven't tried but always wanted to
My favorite family cooking traditions
Potato Salad, Grilled Leg of Lamb, Pho
My cooking triumphs
I've been able to start creating similar tastes to the ones I experienced in British Indian restaurants over in the UK.
My cooking tragedies
Overcooked a very large batch of rice somehow :( (Which trashed the gumbo of course as a result). Didn't realize I needed to add water to one of my first curry recipes so yeah...didn't turn out right.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
World's Best Potato Salad
This took a while to put all together, but it was worth it. Followed the advice of some of the people here...dropped the sugar to 1/3 cup, upped the corn startch to 2 tsp. Added some Bacon, and some Serrano chillis as well that I deseeded and diced, also added relish, and celery seeds. Also used red potatoes instead. Flat out best potato salad that I have ever tried (and the first one I had ever tried making!). Will be made again, and again, and again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2009
Tzatziki Sauce I
Very good. I love Tzatziki sauce, and this one tries to do a good job at it. I made a couple mods that a few other users did as well. Used Greek Yogurt instead. Used 1 clove garlic (...well, 1.5 based on the size of the clove :P) 1 cuke skinned, seeded, grated, and drained) Has come out amazing. Will work well with the Kebab recipe I"m making this weekend :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2009
Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
This was my first time making Risotto, so I was a bit nervous about the whole thing, as Risotto has kind of this air of "mystique" around it (I blame Gordon Ramsay and Hell's Kitchen for all of my fears. "YOU CAN'T EVEN COOK A #$(&*ING RISOTTO!!!"). The recipe was spot on, and turned out fantastic! When I taste tested it after putting it all together, I was just shocked at how good it was (and really how easy it was to put together). i'm not sure how much mushroom I put in there. I figured the 2lbs of mushrrom were a bit overkill, so I just used by my definition "a lot". and it turned out really well. This recipe can be customized a ton. I'm really excited to try making different variations of it now :). Will definently start adding a bit of garic to the shallots when starting off the risotto. As stated, and as those of you who are going to try it already understand: You need to be focused on the risotto. Not the book you're reading, or the news report that's on...stay focused on the dish. Having another set of hands around will help.

42 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2009

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