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Old 07-10-2014, 05:46 AM
 
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Have you tried maple-baked salmon, in a marinade of maple syrup, soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic?
Oh My God!
Even people who don't particularly like fish, love it.

Sounds delicious! Do you leave it in the marinade to cook? I would try it on the Weber! Now all I need is a decent piece of salmon.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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I am not talking about "plain" food and I would never ruin a perfectly good meatloaf with a smear of Catsup on top and Thursdays is NOT meatloaf night. Not that it is any of your concern but I do not make specific meals on specific nights and I rarely make a meatloaf anyway.

I am talking about real food, you know homemade pasta, homemade pasta sauce, homemade butter, homemade whipping cream, homemade mayo, homemade Alfredo Sauce. Dessert that does not come out of a box.
Fresh herbs, fresh vegetables, as in nothing processed, packaged, dated, boxed or has to be covered in some sort of breading, condiment or sauce to give it flavor.

I doubt you will ever understand what I mean though so carry on and enjoy you "gourmet" whatever you want to call it.
Nobody said anything about gourmet except one poster who suggested the OP might enjoy "gourmet cooking classes". Especially since the OP getting all excited about MOPPING up the drippings with bread isn't exactly fancy schmantzy!

And "covered in some sort of breading, condiment or sauce to give it flavor" is not what the OP did any more than YOU using "fresh herbs, fresh vegetables" except he used fresh FRUIT.

Why put a damper on the guy potentially finding a new hobby in classes and meeting other people and having some fun?
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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I am not talking about "plain" food and I would never ruin a perfectly good meatloaf with a smear of Catsup on top and Thursdays is NOT meatloaf night. Not that it is any of your concern but I do not make specific meals on specific nights and I rarely make a meatloaf anyway.

I am talking about real food, you know homemade pasta, homemade pasta sauce, homemade butter, homemade whipping cream, homemade mayo, homemade Alfredo Sauce. Dessert that does not come out of a box.
Fresh herbs, fresh vegetables, as in nothing processed, packaged, dated, boxed or has to be covered in some sort of breading, condiment or sauce to give it flavor.

I doubt you will ever understand what I mean though so carry on and enjoy you "gourmet" whatever you want to call it.
I understand what you are saying, and I don't really consider what I did like uber gourmet, they were all very simple really, but something a little more special than normal that I did for my family over 2 weekends (one being my mothers birthday). Outside of the soy, everything was fresh. Fresh garlic, fresh ginger, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed lime juice and zest, fresh cilantro.

All the real food you describe I have done except the butter and mayo, I am on a diet so I am really am trying to avoid the things you listed. I make a mean alfredo and my whipped cream usually has a hint of vanilla in it, but I am trying to leave out heavily creamy items this summer. The really foody interest is like a once a week thing, as the cost of the items I am cooking are pricey (tuna $19/lb on sale, scallops $22/lb, etc).

I still try steak occasionally, just not my cup of tea, and it is usually filet mignon.

Steelhead trout, never had. Never noticed it at my monger, but I am on Long Island, NY, so we get usually local items like Tuna, Striped Bass, etc.

Only pasta I do in the summer is something on the lighter side, using fresh plum tomatoes diced, fresh basil leaves out of my mothers garden, some olive oil, and a pinch of salt, served chilled over pasta.

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Nobody said anything about gourmet except one poster who suggested the OP might enjoy "gourmet cooking classes". Especially since the OP getting all excited about MOPPING up the drippings with bread isn't exactly fancy schmantzy!

And "covered in some sort of breading, condiment or sauce to give it flavor" is not what the OP did any more than YOU using "fresh herbs, fresh vegetables" except he used fresh FRUIT.

Why put a damper on the guy potentially finding a new hobby in classes and meeting other people and having some fun?

Not fancy schmantzy but oohhhhh so good, plus I find it wasteful to leave all that goodness on the plate or in the bowl.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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Forget all the "Gourmet" blah blah, I'd rather cook regular real food, eat regular real food and serve my guests regular real food.

Original Poster: Your attempts sound great even though I do not eat any type of seafood.
Good luck with your future dishes and don't be too hard on yourself when something doesn't turn out quite right.
Everyone who cooks has had more than one disaster and in the end sometimes you just have to order pizza.
By the way, while I respect your opinion, booooooo on this part. I was like that for so long (21 till I ate seafood yikes), and now I can say my top 5 best meals ever were from the sea (striped bass counts for 3 of those, 1 of those still makes my mouth drool, seared striped bass over some sort of fresh from the field sweet corn concoction, the 4th was a piece of blackened grouper done to perfection at the Dry Dock on Longboat key who for some reason won't give me their cilantro chili sauce recipe, and #5 was a piece of Chilean Sea Bass which I usually not overly fond of, usually oily, but was amazing at the time). Unless you have no access to fresh seafood, you are missing out.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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By the way, while I respect your opinion, booooooo on this part. I was like that for so long (21 till I ate seafood yikes), and now I can say my top 5 best meals ever were from the sea (striped bass counts for 3 of those, 1 of those still makes my mouth drool, seared striped bass over some sort of fresh from the field sweet corn concoction, the 4th was a piece of blackened grouper done to perfection at the Dry Dock on Longboat key who for some reason won't give me their cilantro chili sauce recipe, and #5 was a piece of Chilean Sea Bass which I usually not overly fond of, usually oily, but was amazing at the time). Unless you have no access to fresh seafood, you are missing out.
Regarding the sweet corn concoction...After having Emeril's Roasted Corn and Tomato Salad with blackened fish, I'm going to do it again the next time that I cook pan seared scallops. I loved it with the fish and think it will pair beautifully with scallops too.

If you hadn't mentioned dieting, I would have said scallops with beurre blanc...crazy good.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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I understand what you are saying, and I don't really consider what I did like uber gourmet, they were all very simple really, but something a little more special than normal that I did for my family over 2 weekends (one being my mothers birthday). Outside of the soy, everything was fresh. Fresh garlic, fresh ginger, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed lime juice and zest, fresh cilantro.

All the real food you describe I have done except the butter and mayo, I am on a diet so I am really am trying to avoid the things you listed. I make a mean alfredo and my whipped cream usually has a hint of vanilla in it, but I am trying to leave out heavily creamy items this summer. The really foody interest is like a once a week thing, as the cost of the items I am cooking are pricey (tuna $19/lb on sale, scallops $22/lb, etc).

I still try steak occasionally, just not my cup of tea, and it is usually filet mignon.

Steelhead trout, never had. Never noticed it at my monger, but I am on Long Island, NY, so we get usually local items like Tuna, Striped Bass, etc.

Only pasta I do in the summer is something on the lighter side, using fresh plum tomatoes diced, fresh basil leaves out of my mothers garden, some olive oil, and a pinch of salt, served chilled over pasta.
How 'bout bluefish?
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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How 'bout bluefish?

No thanks. Had it once, and that was enough for me. I have heard its better if its smoked, but I was really not a fan, although thats usually all I catch on my own fishing from the beach.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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Sounds delicious! Do you leave it in the marinade to cook? I would try it on the Weber! Now all I need is a decent piece of salmon.
Yes, I leave it in the marinade, but for not more than 20 minutes. Fish flesh is delicate and starts to break down after that. I marinade it in an oven-proof dish and then slide the whole shebang into the oven.
The sauce caramelizes as the fish cooks.
I suppose you can do it on the BBQ, but most of the sauce will burn off. You'll have to baste it constantly.
So, so good!
I gave the recipe to many of my patients' families and most of the women tell me that's the only way their husbands will eat salmon now.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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No thanks. Had it once, and that was enough for me. I have heard its better if its smoked, but I was really not a fan, although thats usually all I catch on my own fishing from the beach.
Interesting...since my favorite version was smoked and peppered. I only found it once, though.
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