Happy new year, everyone! The clam chowder turned out great, but I forgot to post the recipe. Oops.
- 3 diced russet potatoes
- 2 tbsp lard
- 1 stick butter
- 2 diced onions (small)
- 4 stalks diced celery (small)
- 4 cloves chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 tbsp Vietnamese fish sauce
- 2 cups clam juice
- 3.5 cups whole milk
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tbsp dill
- 6 small cans drained chopped clams
- salt to taste
1. Brown the onions, celery, garlic in the lard.
2. Add butter and flour to turn it into a roux. Cut it with the milk.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and slow cook until the potatoes are soft.
- The flavor of the lard didn't really come through. It's probably fine to skip this and just use extra butter instead. Or if you want pork flavor use some bacon.
- The consistency was a good balance of potato-y vs. dairy. If you like heavier cream flavor try substituting a cup of whipping cream for some of the milk.
time to slow cook until the potatoes soften
borrowed a small coffee roaster and roasted some yirgacheffe beans last week. turns out it's a lot easier and faster than i thought.
machine: fresh roast sr450
ham-fisted light roast instructions:
- keep the fan on max (9)
- blast the beans with max power (9) until you start to hear a cracking noise
- turn down the power to 5 for about 3-5 minutes while the color evens out
- lower the power down to 1 for the 3 minute cool down
once brewed the coffee turned out extremely bright and earthy. i haven't tasted much like it since i toured a coffee farm in hawaii years ago ☕
oh right, the stew 🥘
Results — Happy Labor Day!
I always love how red this stuff is.
Depending on degrees of laziness I might make a quick and dirty soondubu jjigae to go with it. Hmm...
currently have a covered pan going on low with a frozen brick of ground turkey, a bunch of mushrooms, and a mound of spices on top. it's a low effort day
more likely, i should have salted the soup better.
whenever i get on here i just rain faves down on the TL, and i have no regrets
biscuits are great with jam but even better with sausage gravy.
we were feeling decadent and had bacon fried nice too. all part of this balanced breakfast!
love cooking soups, stews, sauces, and whatever else on the stove top. i'm not great at baking, but I'll try every now and then.
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