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25 February 2013 @ 02:28 pm
The 140 Character Cookbook  

The other day over on Twitter, Ilona Andrews said she’d bought churizo because she’d seen a recipe she wanted to try that called for it, but now she couldn’t find the recipe so what was she supposed to do with the churizo?

I said, “Sautee it in a pan. Throw in chick peas & sautee in chorizo oil until soft. Mix sour cream over it. Eat with pita. Die happy,” which she did. Without actually dying, I should note. But OMG. It’s a recipe Ted invented a few weeks ago, and I tell you, strong men would weep. (Ilona’s response to it was: “I made it. Holy crap.” I thought that was just what we were after. :))

Anyway, so I said to Ted I’d given her the recipe and that I personally had to approve of any recipe that could be related and recommended in 140 characters.

He stared at me and said, “That’s a cookbook.”


(Go on, give me your favorite 140 character recipes. I’ll save them. Just in case. :))

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on February 25th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Bake spaghetti squash. Cut in half/scoop out ick. Layer w/pesto, walnuts, salsa & parm cheese. Bake until warmed.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on February 25th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Repeat for pumpkin. Er. I think.
anthony_lionanthony_lion on February 25th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Lions like fish...
Freshly caught herring or mackerel, gutted, head and tail cut off.
Mix flour, salt and pepper on a dinner plate, then roll fish in it.
Fry on low to medium heat in lots of butter until meat can easily be separated from spine.
Serve with cooked potatoes, sour cream and cucumber salad.

52 words if I counted correctly.

No, you're NOT supposed to skin the fish. It adds a certain crunchiness to it. ;-)
kitmizkit on February 25th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
140 *characters*, not words. The length of a tweet. :)

That said, that sounds delicious!
anthony_lionanthony_lion on February 26th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)

Can get it down to about 180, but...
Herring, gutted, head & tail off. Roll in flour, salt & pepper. Fry in butter on low/medium heat in until meat loosens from spine. Serve with potatoes, sour cream & cucumber salad.
I guess it could lose the cucumber salad, for another few chars, but...
The bits about gutting and head & tail really needs to stay or people might try using filets.

I'm lucky enough to be close enough to the coast where the herring and mackerel swim that I can catch them myself, so I get them REALLY fresh...
I fish from one of the bridges on the Atlantic Ocean Road.
(They added dedicated walkways to one of the 'Hulvågen' bridges a couple of years ago, just for people to fish from.)
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on February 25th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
ok, I need to be working now, not wearing my cookery hat, but remind me of this later...? :-)
Hexeengel Liebeslied: Sicilianhexeengel on February 25th, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Prepare mac & cheese, boxed or from scratch, your choice. Add sauteed garlic & sundried tomatoes to taste. Serve w/Italian seasoned chicken.
Alix (Tersa): Good Eatstersa on February 25th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Saute 1 lb. ground beef & diced onion. Drain. Add to 4 qt pot w/3 cans diced tomatoes, 2 cans kidney beans, chili powder to taste. Simmer.
Chrysoulachrysoula on February 25th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Get some frozen chicken wing segments. Salt them. Salt them more. Let sit 20 min. Bake at high heat until crispy.

...does that qualify as a recipe? Probably not. Hm.
jamileigh17: Cookiejamileigh17 on February 26th, 2013 03:10 am (UTC)
Put salmon steak in a pan, cover with 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 sliced lemon, 1/2c white wine and 1/8c olive oil. Bake 350 until flakey.
jamileigh17jamileigh17 on February 26th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
(also, herbs are amazing on this. Thyme, and/or rosemary, oregano, etc.)
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on February 26th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Cornmeal waffles - good with pomegranate molasses.
Dry: 1c APflour 1c cornmeal 2T sugar 1.25t b.powder 1t salt .5t b.soda. Wet: 1.5c buttermilk .25c milk 1.5oz melt butter 1 egg. Mix. Waffle.

Edited at 2013-02-26 03:37 am (UTC)
kitmizkit on February 26th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC)
Re: Cornmeal waffles - good with pomegranate molasses.
I actually applauded at the end of this. The "Waffle" bit, particularly. *applause*! :)
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on February 26th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
brussel sprouts and bacon (or chorizo, or whatever)
Toss brussell sprout halves in oil and roast at 425 for 20-30 minutes, til soft. Saute with bacon chunks, chorizo, or other fatty sausage.
Lynn Calvinromsfuulynn on February 26th, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Olive egg salad
Olive egg salad - Diced hard boiled eggs, sliced green olives, real mayonnaise, pinch cayenne & poultry seasoning.

Edited at 2013-02-26 04:14 am (UTC)
terrio: zen wing by lanningterrio on February 26th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
Rice Krispie Chicken:

Dip chicken pieces in milk, then coat them in crushed Rice Krispies. Salt. Salt more. Bake @ 350F for about 1 hour.
terrio: zen wing by lanningterrio on February 26th, 2013 06:38 am (UTC)
(Not really) BBQ chicken

Salt and pepper chicken pieces; slather top side w/ bbq sauce, bake 1/2 hour @ 350F, turn, slather other side w/ bbq sauce, bake 1/2 hour.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on February 26th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
Chop zucchini & peppers; saute with garlic & onion bits, mix w/ cooked cut pasta, toss with grated Parm, crumbled bacon & lemon vinagrette.

freyawfreyaw on February 26th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Season salmon steak. Wrap in puff pastry. Bake until crispy. Blanch asparagus and blend with melted butter and lemon juice to make sauce.
freyaw: abyssfreyaw on February 26th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
Caramelised onions. Apricots. Chicken. Casserole.
Sionainn: wysiwyg boobssionainn on February 27th, 2013 10:03 am (UTC)
1 c chky PB, 1 c br sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon: Mix. Scoop. Fork hashy. Bake 350 for 11mins.
Sionainn: wysiwyg boobssionainn on February 27th, 2013 10:06 am (UTC)
BEST peanut butter cookies (gluten-free for thems that care).... my friends have dubbed them "Slap Yo Mama" PB cookies.
Flitterbyflit on March 2nd, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
I've been making something similar lately but as pancakes! One banana, one egg, a tablespoon of quinoa flakes, a tablespoon of almond butter. (Can use peanut butter instead.) Walnuts are optional. Cook as with pancakes. They taste like banana bread and pancakes had a child.
A large duckburger_eater on February 27th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
On a plate: one layer of good thick tater chips, layer of chopped lettuce. Layer of hot corned beef. Grated Swiss. Sauerkraut. 1000 Island.
katedonovankatedonovan on February 28th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
How to boil water
There was an article in our local newspaper saying people are lamenting that they don't know how to cook, and they're looking for cooking classes. But I don't think they need classes, they just need to understand how trial and error works. So maybe you should add a 140-character how-to-cook chapter? Here's mine for "how to make TWO perfect, unbroken fried eggs over easy:Start with THREE eggs... (because if only someone had told me! To this day, I feel bad when I break a yolk, but seriously, it's all about the percentages, even after years of practice) And I think it's this way for all beginner projects. We scoff the basics, but the truth is, once you've mastered them, the rest is downhill, if only because you learn to give yourself some slack (and dispose of the charred evidence).
kitmizkit on February 28th, 2013 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: How to boil water
That's a totally cool idea!

It's astonishing, actually, how many 'basic' cookbooks aren't basic enough for people who truly don't know how to cook. I have a 1930s cookbook that actually teaches you how to boil water. And to make a PB&J. And to make possum stew from roadkill...
Flitterbyflit on March 2nd, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
Melt dark chocolate and butter, stir in cognac. Dip fresh raspberries into ganache. Roll in cocoa powder. Chill and eat within two days.

(Edited because they don't need to chill for a day which the former implied.)

Edited at 2013-03-02 11:21 pm (UTC)