Well, I knew "Pupsicle" liked to cook, but I didn't know there were so many other guys who liked to cook until reading a post by IceRGrrl recently about ElPietro's new kitchen. Figuring there are also likely a lot of the gals here who like to cook, I thought, why not start a gourmet recipe thread?
As always you can post anything you like here, ahem, HOWEVER, just in case any of you would actually like to stick to the thread topic (what a radical concept!), here's my thoughts for this thread.
This is for gourmet recipes. Gourmet means made from scratch primarily. Shortcuts are fine, e.g. I use anchovy paste instead of anchovie fillets in my first post below-that was a chef tip, but for the most part it means made from scratch. These do not have to be "difficult" recipes. They can be, but that is not a requirement. Many quite simple things are considered gourmet. Think of something you'd like to order in a fancy restaurant or something you'd like to cook to impress your "significant other".
This is NOT for bodybuilder cut recipes! These can be "healthy", but it is not a "health food" or "cut recipe" thread. Example: I don't want 101 ways to broil your chicken breasts while cutting. There's plenty of that in other forums or threads. Example of a "good" healthy tip would be, "I used to sautee these in butter alone, but now I use half butter and half olive oil. I still get a little of the taste of butter, but half the saturated fat." These are recipes you'd like to eat on a cheat day. They are not for the hard core health food freaks. Warning to food nazis. . .STAY AWAY FROM THIS THREAD, YOU WON'T LIKE IT HERE! This is for real food.
With that, let's start the collection! I'll start off with a very simple, but very easy way to impress the ladies, gents. Even if you don't "cook" you can make this. It will WOW 'em. See next post.