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The Cantina Cuisine – food talk, recipes and more

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Star Dude, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Star Dude

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    Dear fellow Cantina members,

    Due to some ongoing discussions and the demand as expressed in this thread (https://thecantina.starwarsnewsnet.com/index.php?threads/lets-just-talk-no-drama-please.9551/page-117), the time was ripe to start thread concerning something that we all come into contact with several times a day: Food and drinks.

    This thread should provide you with the following (and much more options):

    Make your favorite recipes known to the rest of the cantina, just to get all the fame for it! Wuher might even add them to the menu card of the Mos Eisley Cantina right away!

    Cry for help with certain recipes! Imagine “Gunther’s Edelweiss” restaurant near Austin, TX was closed and now you need the help of zee Germans from the forums to get hold of someone’s grandma’s secret Sauerkraut recipe because you want to throw an Oktoberfest in your garden anytime soon!

    Seek out inspirations from other Cantina aliens and planets members and countries. This place is full of them, different people and cultures from around the galaxy globe, get to know your Sukiyaki or Steak & Kidney Pie better!

    Expand your horizon, or do you know what a national dish from New Zealand would be and how a Kiwi would cook it?

    Learn about special stuff you wouldn’t had considered to be eatable at all, like Hákarl and Surströmming. Or about exotic ingredients vegetating in your kitchen cabinet for years because you haven’t got the hell of a clue what to do with all that tamarind your aunt gave you.

    Discuss about food trends, like 3-D printed pizza, blue milk or craft beer, and your opinion on them!

    Delve into the science and techniques behind cooking, like the marvelous Maillard reaction and its role in backwards cooking, or dark force grown basil.

    Give and receive tips about methods like low-temperature cooking or the best way to prepare steaks with pan and oven.

    Publish your personal kitchen hacks, as in how to get the last atoms out of the damn Nutella jar with warm milk.

    Or just talk food, plain and simple.

    Have fun!


    And in the end, we might even start into the Cantina Food Truck Starship business, a great idea from @DarthSnow!
     
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    Now this sounds like my kind of thread! I might as well just repost the recipe for my manwiches here for posterity. Sandwiches are fairly easy to be done, can be pretty much made by anyone and don't require a lot of prep time, which might make it an ideal choice to start off the thread.

    Mandalorian Manwich
    It's actually NOT whatever Google is telling you (in my case, at least). When I say manwich, it usually involves me slapping a whole bunch of stuff together into a sandwich; heating it up in a toaster; spicing it up with spices and serving it with either milk or scotch, depending on my mood.

    Basically, the most important part would be butter. You simply CANNOT give up on the butter!
    • You start by taking a slice of bread (preferably thin), applying a layer of butter across the surface (remember, you CANNOT give up on the butter!).
    • Next comes the chilly sauce (you're free to use whatever dosage you want, I suggest a smaller dose - it's meant to complement the taste, not dominate it).
    • Then come the spices: I personally use granulated garlic as my main spice with a dash of a standard gyros spice mix. The garlic is pure magic for the final taste.
    • Apply a thinly-cut layer of sirloin (pork); follow it up with a layer of gouda; then end it with a layer of tea sausage.
    • Take the other slice of bread, apply a layer of butter (because you cannot give up on the butter!) and the chilly sauce too.
    • You can also place the spices on this side as well if you want it extra spicy. Also, if you have OCD, I guess.
    • Place the slice on top to close the manwich off and put it into your toaster. If all goes well, the cheese won't melt out and the butter won't make a mess.
    Finally, open your toaster, take the manwich and enjoy the meal worthy of an omnipotent Sith Emperor (or Empress).

    Of course, you're free to mix and match all sorts of different layers and condiments, but whatever you do: you CANNOT give up on the butter!

    Pictures:


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    It just took you just 29 Minutes to come up with the recipe complete with pictures after this thread was started? You earned yourself a scotch this evening I propose!

    And this might be a reason to finally invest in a sandwich toaster, as you can always generate something tasty to eat this way easily, either when coming home late after the pub, or you got a whiny and hungry kid clinging to your leg.

    Greatly done mate! Thanks for the recipe!

    Edit: Now you got me thinking also on future variants … with added fried mushroom slices, crisp bacon stripes and HP brown sauce (there you are: Tamarind in this one). Mandalorian Manwich Galore!
     
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    We should really do that pseudo Wuher's Cantina menu and keep filling it up with our recipes. I am more than willing to try my hand at making a mock-up in Photoshop.
     
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    Good Idea! Give it a place somewhere on the interweb! You think (and eat) like a real software engineer Sir!
     
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    TEMP RECIPE, WILL FIX TOMORROW, LIKE 90 % COMPLETE/ ACCURATE!

    One of my favourite meals:

    Curry Sausages

    Ingredients:

    sausages
    cabbage
    sultanas
    carrots
    onions
    curry powder

    Instructions:


    1. Grab a large pot and proceed to fill the bottom of it with a little bit of water. It's very important that the water covers the whole bottom of the pot, otherwise the added ingredients will burn.
    2. Dice some onions on a kitchen board, and push them into the pot.
    3. Sprinkle some a teaspoon of curry powder over the onions. It's important that you add the curry powder at this stage if you desire the curry aroma.
    4. Stir the onions every now and then until they go soft. You can't have the boiling water evaporate otherwise the onions will start to burn, and you can't have too much water in the pot otherwise the onions won't cook properly.
    5. While the onions are frying, start cooking some rice in a pot or the microwave. Yeah, I don't think I need to tell anyone how to cook rice :p.
    6. Once you start cooking the rice, switch back to your previous task. You need to chop up a couple of sausages and add them to the pot as well. Fry the sausages in the pot until they turn brown.
    7. Chop up some slithers of cabbage on a kitchen board and wait a while..
    8. When the sausages have browned, add 1-2 cups of water to the pot.
    9. Now you must add 1/2 cup of sultanas to the pot.
    10. After adding the sultanas, proceed to add the cabbage as well and be sure to cook it until it turns soft.
    11. Once the cabbage is done, you must then add a bit of cornflour to the mixture in an effort to thicken it.
    12. Once thickened, the primary part of the meal is ready to be placed on top of the rice.

    Enjoy :).
     
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    That’s really a good one! I hope to add my favorite recipe for Curry Wurst soon (well, after the weekend).

    You guys really get this rollin’!

    Edit: What kind of sausages do you use?
     
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    Haha, rollin. Sausage rolls :D.

    Um, generally whatever the standard one is. Like plain, not cheese.
     
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    we had THIS BOOK when i was a kid. in it there's a recipe for Skywalker Scrunchies:

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    we might have made them with Raisin Bran instead of corn flakes. i expect most any cereal will do. hahaha
     
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    I have to say, it surprises me that a thread like this hasn't been made before! Food and drink is expected in a Cantina, after all. I expect this thread will take off very quickly.
     
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    I don't even remember what this tastes like, as I only ever had it once and it was like a decade ago. Anyway this is the official Rootleaf recipe :D.

    YODA'S INCREDIBLE HERB STEW

    by Craig Claiborne


    3 pounds lean lamb or other meat
    Salt to taste, if desired
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
    6 tablespoons light or vegetable or other oil
    6 cups finely chopped parsley
    3 cups thinly sliced onions
    1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    2 teaspoons ground coriander
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    2 tablespoons finely minced ginger root
    1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded hot green or red chilies
    1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 bay leaf
    3 pounds fresh spinach, well rinsed and tough stems removed.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Cut the meat into one inch cubes, and add salt and pepper to taste.

    2. Heat half the oil in a heavy skillet and add the meat, turning to brown the pieces on all sides.

    3. Heat the remaining oil in a Dutch oven or heavy casserole and add parsley, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring often until the onions are wilted. Add the meat, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger root, chilies, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir.

    4. Add water to cover, bring to boil and cover tightly. Let simmer about 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the meat is quite tender.

    5. Meanwhile, drop the spinach into a kettle of boiling water with salt to taste and let simmer about five minutes. Drain well and run under cold water. Drain thoroughly.

    6. Squeeze the spinach to remove all excess liquid. Place the spinach on a chopping block and chop coarsely.

    7. Add the spinach to the stew and stir. Let simmer together about five minutes.

    Yield: Eight servings.(yoda)
     
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    Oh my god, this thread just gave me Star Wars Holiday Special flashbacks.

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    STIR WHIP STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR.
     
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    You mean nightmares?! :D
     
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    The...person...doing the cooking looks like the evil step-mother in the animated Disney Cinderella.

    Also, I'm fairly alarmed. Shouldn't have spent 4 minutes watching that. :eek:
     
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    I found it:

    Coruscant Currywurst Level 1313

    Currywurst is known as a hearty snack on all levels of Coruscant. The deeper you go, the spicier the sauce will get, that those street vendors mix up!

    level1313.jpg

    On the other hand, it’s also a favorite all-time classic in Germany that originated around 1950, a light meal served by diners, snack bars, chippies and street vendors - eaten for a quick lunch or anytime you want. Since a while, quite spicy variants of sauces emerged adding more and more chili for death match eating contests. So the most important part of it is the sauce as the sausage comes straight from a butcher or supermarket – there is a pout-pourri of different recipes around for the sauce.

    currywurst1.jpg

    Ingredients

    for the sauce (4-6 portions):
    • 1 tbsp olive (or any other vegetable) oil
    • 3 tbsp tomato past
    • 2 cups, short of (250 ml) orange juice
    • 2 pieces of star anise (found abundant and cheap in Asian food stores), but it will also do without (but not as good)
    • 1 tbsp BROWN SUGAR
    • 2-3 tbsp. curry powder
    • chili powder according to taste (e.g. 1 tsp)
    • salt according to taste (e.g. 1 tsp)
    6 Sausages (German Bratwurst if possible)
    Side dish: With potato fries or wedges (aka. chips, pommes frites) it can become a full meal; else just a bun will do fine.

    Put a pot to medium heat, enter the oil and then the tomato paste, let it sweat a while so that the sourness goes away a bit, roasting flavor develops and the glutamic acid comes forth. Note: Tomatoes contain a good portion of that acid, a natural flavor enhancer, so triple concentrated tomato paste is a good basis in small amounts for all dishes requiring a strong sauce like stews, roasts etc.

    Add curry add chili to let their full flavor come forth, but beware of too much heat, because it will taste bitter then, so stir frequently for about half a minute. Deglaze with the orange juice. Add sugar, salt and anise, let it simmer for 10 minutes or so. Season to taste with all you like (more chili, curry, sugar, salt, etc.).

    In the end, the sauce should have a texture close ketchup. If it gets to thick, add more juice or water. The sauce is easily re-heated, so it can be prepared up-front for a BBQ event or for whatever you need it for.

    The sausages can either be fried in a pan or put on a grill. If ready, get one sausage each on a plate and poor some sauce over it, so that it is covered. Some cut the sausage before doing that. Sprinkle some additional curry powder on top. Done!

    food_currywurst.png

    Variants: Heat a twig of rosemary within the sauce; exchange orange juice with coca cola; add grated fresh ginger root;
     
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    Holy Zam Wesell, these look good! All printed and ready to make. I'll pop some of mine up soon!

    May The Food Be With You
     
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    That looks great! May have to try it sometime soon...
     
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    Chinese food adventure on the palate: Chicken feet and beef omasum.

    feet.jpg stomach.jpg

    Actually, that was a new experience for me. It did not tasted bad at all, actually it was quite good. I guess all the garlic & chili did the job. It just felt more or less strange in my brain, at least the feet.

    Did you have any fringe food experience that you like to share with the other members? What was the strangest stuff you ever have eaten?
     
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    if a restaurant serves octopus, i can never not order it. i love it fresh, grilled, stewed, you name it.

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    if i am eating with people who don't know me, i typically warn them ahead of time. hahaha
     
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    I like Octopus and Calamari (not the Mon variant) too. Luckily, the paella last Wednesday had those in it (besides the gambas, cockles and other stuff).

    paella.jpg
     
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