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About klingklang77

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  • Location Ramersdorf, Munich
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  1.   Yes, you can dare! I’m really happy about it actually. No more German paperwork for my divorce. The court was quite strange, though. It was a desk in the Gericht. It was like a meeting. I totally expected something else. I had an interpreter. Even though my German is good, I wanted to make sure I understood everything with the whole legal language. It was a bit distracting to hear her in English and then the lawyers and judge talking in German. But it’s done now! So yes, congrats is in order!
  2. I had no problems this morning. I had to get to court for my divorce (finalized, yay!) and I was worried all night about how I was going to get into the city. I tried calling for a taxi this morning and I couldn’t get one. So I decided that I would take my chances with the bus and Sbahn. The bus was there in time and I got an Sbahn from there. I got there an hour early and I had given myself 2 hours to get there. Getting back before 14.30 was also no problem for me. I guess I got lucky. 
  3. What are you cooking today?

      May I ask where you get your ground turkey? I rarely see it in the supermarket, and I sold my Fleischwolf because I never used it. Do you think this would work with ground pork?
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    Last night I did steak, with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. It was a Hello Fresh meal, but I changed it up.    I quarter my potatoes and put them in a pot of boiling water. I didn’t bother peeling because I use a potato ricer, so the peel doesn’t go through that. Used the ricer and mixed with butter and milk. I usually like to add mayo to my mashed (secret family recipe) and of course added salt and pepper.    I peeled and roasted my carrots in the oven with salt, pepper, and olive oil.    I sautéed some mushrooms and an onion for a few minutes over medium heat. I added a clove of garlic for the last minute. Took them out and put that to the side.    Got my steaks (Rump) ready with salt and pepper and they were room temperature, so that’s perfect for cooking. Seared them with butter at medium high in the same pan to make them medium rare. Took them out to let them rest.    Added mushroom mix back to pan and deglazed with a cup of beef broth. Added some mustard. Let that cook up and thicken. Then I added some mustard (1 Tbsp?) and let it cook up a bit. While that was cooking, I sliced up my rested beef and left that to the side.    I got the mushroom mix boiling to thicken more and added some milk, butter, and parsley. When it was thickened, I added the meat slices for a minute to absorb the flavor. I didn’t want the meat to get past medium. YMMV, and you may like it a bit more cooked.    Served with sides and all was good!    It’s a Hello Fresh recipe, but I changed it around a bit. They have really good quality meat there. I think the price is reasonable for what you get. But you have to be savvy on what dishes to pick to get the most value. If anyone wants a box, I have a few boxes in my account to send as a gift. PM me. I’m not sure how that works exactly. 
  5. What are you cooking today?

    I made veggie fajitas with a peri peri chili sauce topped with a sour cream sauce with lime and coriander. It was a Hello Fresh meal. 
  6. What are you cooking today?

    I was a bit boring tonight. I didn’t have much time, so I did a quick Hello Fresh meal. They have been offering these extra add-ons and I decided to give it a try. I don’t think it was worth the money, but it did taste nice.    I took some Ciabatta bread and cut that in half horizontally. I mixed up some cheddar cheese, butter, 5 cloves of garlic, spring onions, and Parmesan cheese. I melted it a bit in the microwave to make it easier to spread on the bread.    Put in oven at 200 (convection) and cooked until toasted, melted, and warm. I served it with a sour cream and spring onion dip. 
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        How do you spice the salmon? This sounds great!
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        My mom does not, but my grandma made it a bit. Usually the meatballs were in the Sunday sauce with Bracciole and served with pasta. 
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      Exactly. I think this is more Italian American, which a lot of Italian immigrants to the US added to (my family included). It’s worth taking a look at the way Italian Americans do their Parmigiana and Lasagna, btw.     https://memoriediangelina.com/ That website has some info on it. Or you could just go to Wiki and look up Italian American cuisine. 
  10. What are you cooking today?

    No creations tonight.    Tonight’s meal was “Falsche Hase” from Hello Fresh (they deliver and portion the recipes and then you cook it). It was OK. I have never had a Scotch Egg and this looked similar to it, so I ordered it to try it out. It was basically meatloaf wrapped around two hard boiled eggs with a bacon jacket. Served it with roasted potatoes and carrots and a leek cream sauce.    Tomorrow is another Hello Fresh meal for lunch— veggie fajitas. 
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      I wanted to make it one meal to save time. I know chicken in pasta isn’t the true Italian meal, but I was just using what was left in the fridge to save time and money. 
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    My latest creation today.   I thinly sliced chicken breast (about 600 grams) and covered them in flour. Cooked them up and removed them.   I then added some mushrooms and zucchini and sautéed. Then I added about 4-5 garlic cloves and cooked them up until fragrant.     I added a cup of chicken stock, and about half a cup of wine. I put the chicken back in and let them cook.    Put on some penne on a pot of boiling water. While the penne was cooking I worked on the sauce. I added some creme fraiche and sour cream.    When penne was done, I drained and added to the sauté. Cooked for a minute with some pasta water and all was done. Served with some parm cheese. Excellent meal and cheap. It’s a great way to use up veggies.     
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    So I made my shrimp red curry noodle bowls. I guess you could call it Thai food, but I used soba noodles and Pak Choy and ate it with chopsticks when they use a spoon and fork in Thailand but whatever.    Ingredients:   450g of shrimp, peeled and deveined. I used frozen shrimp from Lidl.  2 cans of coconut milk 1 1/4 cups of water 1 cup of chicken stock.  One inch piece of ginger finely grated 3-4 garlic gloves minced 1 small onion thinly sliced 1 spring onion— white part chopped and the green part chopped but keep them separated 1 1/2 limes of lime juice plus zest I thing of lemon grass, bruised to bring out the flavor (take it out when meal is done) Coriander minced— use the stems too. I think I use a nice handful 3 Tbsps of red curry paste (I use Cock brand, lol at the name) and it was quite spicy, but I like spicy, so you may want to tone this part down 1 Tbsp fish sauce (you could use soy sauce, but I prefer fish sauce) handful of snap peas two Pak Choy roughly chopped 100 grams or more of mushrooms thickly sliced  250g of soba noodles.   So I sautéed the white scallion part, small onion, garlic and ginger in veg oil for a few mins on medium heat until they were softened. Do not burn. I then added in my curry paste and sautéed that for about 30 secs to a min until it smells nice and flavorful. Added the stock, coconut milk, lime juice, lemongrass, and fish sauce. I brought it to a boil and then simmered it for 10 mins. I then added my mushrooms and snap peas and simmered it for 10 more mins.    At this time I got my water ready for soba noodles in a separate big pot and brought that to a boil. I cooked it for 5 mins and then drained them and rinsed with cold water. I then put the noodles in a pot of cold water and stirred to break up the noodles. I drained again and rinsed with cold water. Splashed some sesame oil on the noodles (you could probably just use regular oil) to keep them from sticking.    Put the shrimp and Pak Choy into the coconut broth. Added the green part of the scallion and the minced coriander. Cooked for about five minutes on medium until shrimp were done.    Put some noodles in a bowl and poured that broth over it with the veggies and shrimp.    It was really good! BF said it was spicy, but he’s German, lol. He’ll probably complain to me tomorrow that his stomach is bothering him. I can handle spice; he cannot.    I based my recipe on Laura in the Kitchen on YouTube, but changed a few things. I think you can find the link if you google Thai Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowl Laura Vitale.    I have enough leftovers for the weekend, so cooking will start again on Monday or Tuesday. I have a Brazilian BBQ date with boyfriend tomorrow, so I’m sure I’ll be stuffed with that for a day or two after.       
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    So for today’s Wednesday crock pot meal I did a peanut thai chicken curry over rice noodles.     I made the mix last night and threw it in this morning before I went to work and turned the crock pot on low. I’m not a huge fan of crock pot meals, but I need to do it on Wednesdays. Plus I have lunch for BF for the rest of the week and one lunch for me tomorrow.    So in a bowl I mixed (I eyeball a lot of measurements): a can of coconut milk a little bit of water (1/4 cup maybe), peanut butter (about half a cup-3/4 cup) rice vinegar 2 tsps maybe?  about 1/4 cup of soy sauce Half a diced onion one scallion white part cut up one red pepper cup into strips a squeeze of honey Minced garlic and ginger 2 tsp each maybe? sriracha to your liking   I mixed that up and mixed it in a container with four boneless whole chicken breasts and let it sit overnight.    I dumped it in the crock pot the next morning and cooked it on low for 6 hours.    Came home shredded it up in the crock pot and added a cornstarch slurry (2 Tbsps of cornstarch and water each), juice from one and half limes, fresh coriander, and some fish sauce.    I decided I wasn’t two happy with the spice, so I fried up about 2 Tbsps of red curry paste in a splash of oil and added that into the crock pot. I stirred it up until it was thick on warm (my crock pot goes to warm after your set time is done).    Cooked up the rice noodles according to directions. Rice noodles in bowls, put the shredded chicken curry in and topped with some crushed peanuts.    I know it sounds long, but if you have the ingredients on hand, it’s pretty easy. Next time I would change it up and just give a quick saute of the garlic, ginger, and onions until fragrant and then add the red curry paste and add that in from the beginning. But it was pretty good and leftovers for lunch the rest of the week.    Tomorrow is Shrimp Coconut Milk Red Curry Soup over soba noodles. I’ll see how that goes. I got a bulk package of red curry in individual packages, hence all the curry stuff!